Latin America

We offer clients across Latin America extensive knowledge in relevant substantive areas that is shaped by a deep understanding of the region and its culture, and gained through 40+ years of experience. For clients outside the region, we provide strategic counsel on opportunities in the fast-growing markets in Latin America, Many of our lawyers are native or fluent Spanish and Portuguese speakers, and a number of them trained under both Latin American civil law and US common law legal systems. These skills help us fully understand our clients’ goals and needs and better comprehend the economic, political, social, and cultural environment in which their businesses are conducted. Our understanding of Latin America provides insightful and practical strategic advice beyond the legal technicalities of our clients’ matters.

Leading International Disputes Practice: Our team is recognized as one of the principal and most successful law firms in the world for Latin America-related international arbitration and litigation before US courts.

Cutting-Edge Transactions: Our Corporate and Finance Group has handled a unique blend of public sector representations of sovereigns and state-owned enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as representations of private sector corporates, financial institutions and individuals.

Renowned Regulatory Experience: The variety and depth of our senior leadership, and the extensive government experience of many of our lawyers, let us provide innovative, market-leading service to clients on complex issues of first impression, as well as handle the most challenging and sensitive international law, foreign affairs, life sciences, international trade, banking and financial services, and anti-corruption matters.

“Acclaimed disputes practice held in high regard for its ability to navigate complex cross-border Latin American arbitration mandates.”—Chambers Latin America (2021)
“The team goes beyond advocating on legal issues, with a radar that encompasses the political landscape, too. This plays to one of the firm’s key strengths: established links with the US government, which has translated into good knowledge of government process more generally.”—Latin Lawyer 250 (2021)
“Active in Latin America for close to half a century. [D]eep expertise in sovereign finance, arbitration and regulatory matters makes the firm’s offering well suited to Latin America’s business climate today.”—Latin Lawyer 250 (2021)
“Respected international practice group with a proven track record representing sovereigns and state-owned entities in high-value debt offerings.”—Chambers Latin America (2021)
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