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DVMS merges with ECIJA to create one of the largest firms in Latin America

Santo Domingo.- After several months of collaboration, DVMS – Dejarden Valenzuela Molina & Salcedo, and ECIJA reached an agreement for the integration of their professional activities. The operation will also involve the integration to ECIJA of Expertis, a firm that has eight offices in 6 countries in Central America: Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

“Through this merger, we become one of the largest Latin American firms with a presence in Central America and the Caribbean. This market in frank growth for important US multinationals. The USA, Europe, and the region require legal firms with the capacity to support projects of great sophistication and size in an effective and transversal way, with a proven legal partner in each country. This operation marks the beginning of a new stage, in which we consolidate ourselves in the top 5 of the legal sector in Central America and the Caribbean, ”said Gabriel Dejaden, DVMS partner.

On the occasion of the merger, DVMS will operate in the market under the ECIJA DVMS brand, offering its clients full-value legal advice with high added value, with an important differential value that lies in the deep baggage of ECIJA in the field of technology information and innovation, where ECIJA has been recognized for the third consecutive year as the best Intellectual Property, New Technologies and Data Protection firm, and as the most innovative firm in the Spanish market in the Expansión awards.

Hugo Écija, founder and CEO of ECIJA, points out that “the objective of this movement is to become the largest firm in Latin America. We do it in the hands of one of the most innovative firms in the region, which also enjoys market recognition and is the best key to entry into future operations in the Dominican Republic and different Latin American countries in the short-medium term. ”

This merger involves the integration of ECIJA of a total of 81 new professionals and 17 partners recognized by the most prestigious international directories in their different areas of practice, thus adding a total of 18 offices, 10 countries, more than 300 lawyers and 2 continents globally, through its presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

About DVMS – Deja Valenzuela Molina & Salcedo

DVMS – Deja Valenzuela Molina & Salcedo is a full-service firm with experience in all areas of business law and special recognition in the areas of Corporate, M&A, Labor, Tourism, Dispute Resolution, and Real Estate. The Firm has been recognized by the most prestigious international rankings, such as The Legal 500 and IFLR. DVMS – Deja Valenzuela Molina & Salcedo is the Dominican office of Expertis.

About Gabriel Dejaden

Partner of ECIJA DVMS and current Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Interest Network of the American Bar Association, he has more than 15 years of experience in Corporate / M & A, Real Estate Law, and Labor Affairs. His practice has been recognized by international directories such as The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.


With more than 20 years of experience, ECIJA has positioned itself as one of the best multidisciplinary and independent offices in the Spanish market. Offering comprehensive legal services, regulatory compliance, and information security.

In Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Lisbon, Santiago de Chile and Miami (where it has a representative office), ECIJA has a multidisciplinary team of more than 300 professionals, with exceptional experience in its areas of expertise, qualified to work in different jurisdictions, with extensive knowledge of the different sectors and international markets.

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