Add Jones Day to the growing ranks of global law firms setting up shop in Sao Paulo to chase cross-border deal work. The firm announced Monday that Luis Riesgo, the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Madrid office and chair of the firm’s Latin American practice, will relocate to Sao Paulo to open the firm’s Brazilian office.

In a phone interview with The Am Law Daily, Riesgo said he and two partners who will join him have begun the process of becoming licensed as consultants in foreign law in Brazil. (Foreign firms are prevented by regulations from practicing local law in Brazil.)

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