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Latin America Desk

in Germany

Are you looking to enter Latin American markets or expand existing activities in the region? Whatever your industry or requirement, we can help you exploit the opportunities offered by Latin America’s growing economies.

We have extensive experience of supporting clients with activities in Latin America, making us the perfect partner for all your legal needs. Our Latin America Desk experts bridge the language and cultural differences to deliver effective, efficient support with regard to the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America (Brazil has its own dedicated desk).

Trade relations between the region and Germany have grown over the years, and German companies have a strong local presence. Doing business in Latin America involves dealing with a varied and challenging legal environment in countries as diverse as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Administrative, cultural and business differences further add to the complexity. Our dedicated team of lawyers serving clients with activities in this vibrant region includes a Latin American abogado and is familiar with all these issues, allowing us to provide relevant support tailored to your specific needs. We leverage our market knowledge and extensive contacts across the Latin American business world to help you achieve your objectives.

Clients who choose CMS benefit from access to a one-stop service – we are among a very small number of firms that can provide legal advice across all areas of business law, including tax law. This technical ability is backed by sector-specific teams that bring together our expertise around individual industries and enable us to understand your business.

Our experts advise large and medium-sized companies on international tenders, establishing subsidiaries or setting up production facilities and branches in Latin America. We can also assist with finding local partners and structuring the associated contractual relationships. We advise on M&A transactions, joint ventures and taking equity holdings, while also providing ongoing legal advice in conjunction with local partners. Our Latin America inbound service is ready to assist you with every aspect of your activities in Latin America:

  • Analysis and support around market entry
  • Contract design and ongoing support during business negotiations with partners in Latin America
  • M&A, acquisition of equity interests, joint ventures
  • Project finance, especially in the energy, construction, mining and infrastructure sectors
  • Advice on supply relationships and international trade law
  • Employment law, immigration law, employee postings
  • Intellectual property
  • Debt collection proceedings
  • Litigation and arbitration

To discuss your specific requirement, please contact us via the online form, email or by phone.


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