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Achieving business success in highly regulated markets requires effective management of commercial risks and of your supplier and customer relationships. Whether you are an international or domestic business active in Latin America, you can rely on our advice on complex and multi-jurisdictional contractual arrangements and our knowledge of the commercial issues facing the sectors in which you operate. We have particular experience advising international companies entering Latin American markets and continue to assist them as they grow their businesses in the region.

CMS stands out for its global reach and sector focus. The 'can do' team has a 'great understanding of the legal position, the deal, the commercial reality and the regulatory framework'.
Legal 500 UK, 2015

With over 350 commercial and regulatory lawyers across 34 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business factors impacting your commercial arrangements. We organise our teams around sectors and industries relevant to you, including financial services, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, energy, hotels and leisure, infrastructure and projects, lifesciences, supply and logistics, real estate and construction, technology, telecoms, media and sports. We can guide you towards the best business outcome, whether you require advice on commercial contracts, supply services, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing, or sales, agency, distribution and franchise agreements.

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Ted Rhodes
Ted Rhodes
Head of Brazil Desk / Office Managing Partner, Rio de Janeiro
United Kingdom, London
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Ted Rhodes leads our Brazil Desk in the UK and is the Managing Partner of our Rio de Janeiro office, since 2009.  He is also a founding member of our CMS Latin America steering committee and works...
Carolina Vaissman Uribe
Carolina Vaissman Uribe
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Carolina is a dual qualified lawyer (Brazil, England and Wales) working in the Rio de Janeiro Office. She advises clients on establishing businesses in Brazil and on commercial and corporate matters...