MIAMI, April 28, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – In a move to…

MIAMI, April 28, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – In a move to further position itself as the leading U.S. law firm for doing business in Latin America, the Miami-based law firm of Steel Hector & Davis LLP has expanded into one of the region’s fastest growing markets – Chile.

Steel Hector & Davis’ Latin American presence now includes offices in Buenos Aires, Caracas, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santo Domingo, and Santiago. Steel Hector & Davis LLP’s sixth location in Latin America, and eleventh location worldwide is in Santiago, Chile, through a partnership with the prestigious law firm of Peralta Toro Sateler.

Five new counsel – Ricardo Peralta Valenzuela, Raul Toro Anastassiou, Ricardo Sateler Alonso, Jose Antonio Gutierrez Isensee, Radoslav Depolo Razmilic – have joined the firm from Peralta Toro Sateler, an internationally oriented law firm, with which Steel Hector & Davis will maintain an association.

Steel Hector’s senior international partner in Miami, Raul Valdes-Fauli, has spearheaded the effort in Chile along with Ricardo Peralta Valenzuela and Raul Toro Anastassiou, from the Peralta Toro Sateler firm. The Santiago office’s practice specializes in the areas of Corporate, Commercial and Investment, Insurance, Intellectual Property Rights, and Domestic and International Litigation and Arbitration.

According to Valdes-Fauli, expanding into Santiago allows
Steel Hector & Davis to further strengthen the international practice in one of the key markets in South America, “As the first Miami-based firm to establish a network throughout the region, Steel Hector & Davis continues to address the expanding needs of global businesses in Latin America. Our new colleagues bring an exciting solution to our clients’ needs in Chile.”

“We believe that Steel Hector’s Latin American practice
makes the most sense,” said Peralta. “Today’s clients need
to be certain that they have partnered with a team that
knows the region, its business, and its laws. Steel Hector & Davis brings 80 years of expertise and sophisticated solutions to our clients doing business in Latin America, and throughout the globe.”

About Steel Hector & Davis LLP

The international law firm of Steel Hector & Davis LLP (http://www.steelhector.com), one of Florida’s largest law firms, brings 80 years of quality legal service to its clients throughout the globe. The firm maintains a diversified legal practice with more than 150 lawyers with three Florida offices located in Miami, West Palm Beach, and Tallahassee, and international offices in Buenos Aires, London, Tel Aviv, Caracas, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santo Domingo and Santiago.

Contact:

Lissette Gonzalez
Steel Hector & Davis LLP
Tel: 305-577-2856
[email protected]

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