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Our lawyers are fully immersed in the world in which you operate. Whether you are based in North or South America or expanding your business to another region, we deliver legal expertise to support your commercial ambitions.

Recent years have seen an increase in both the number of foreign companies seeking to grow their business interests in Latin America and the global expansion of Latin American clients around the globe. If you are seeking to invest within the Americas, our teams can guide you through your most challenging legal issues.

Your partner in Latin America 

For clients in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa, the linkage of our offices in five of Latin America’s most dynamic economies – Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru –  means your business in Latin America can be supported by a team of local contacts and over 220 lawyers on the ground who speak your language and know the jurisdictions. 

We are one of the few global full-service firms in Latin America that can offer you high quality local expertise in a full range of practice areas and a consistent and highly integrated service across all jurisdictions, working as a one team on cross-border matters. We combine deep sectoral knowledge and experience with expertise in the legal areas such as real estate, project finance, corporate/M&A, tax, administrative, dispute resolution, compliance, environmental and employment law.

We are recognised as leaders in key sectors, including energy, mining, infrastructure, banking and finance, agribusiness, hotels and leisure, life sciences and TMT, among others.

We work with key players that are shaping business in Latin America, including national and multinational industry leaders and government agencies, as well as with key stakeholders in North America. This means we are able to cover your needs across the whole continent. The diverse approach comes from our position as one of the largest law firms worldwide. 

Contact us via our online form or give us a call if you are seeking experienced legal experts to help you successfully grow and expand your business interests in the Americas. If you are interested in our capabilities in Latin America, visit the websites of our firms in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru and follow us on LinkedIn.

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22 April 2021
What does Chin­a's Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive mean for Lat­in Amer­ica?
The Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive (BRI) is China’s in­fra­struc­ture and fin­an­cing ini­ti­at­ive, de­vel­op­ing glob­al land and sea trade routes around the world. Many Lat­in Amer­ic­an na­tions have signed agree­ments...
26 March 2021
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – The Ever Giv­en
The Suez Canal opened in 1869. Along with the Panama Canal, it is one of the most im­port­ant mari­time “short­cuts” ever built. Today, the canal is 193km (120 miles) long and is one of the busiest wa­ter­ways...
23 March 2021
The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice has giv­en a mo­ment­ous...
The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice heard or­al ar­gu­ments in Ju­ly 2020 con­cern­ing pat­entab­il­ity of a com­puter soft­ware in­ven­tion.  This rare event was video streamed to over 1600 pat­ent stake­hold­ers...
12 March 2021
ICC re­port on the Ac­cur­acy of Fact Wit­ness Memory in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion
In Novem­ber 2020, the ICC’s Task Force on Max­im­ising the Pro­bat­ive Value of Wit­ness Evid­ence (the “Task Force”) pub­lished a re­port on the Ac­cur­acy of Fact Wit­ness Memory in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion...
01 March 2021
The Glob­al Sul­phur Ban – One Year On
Since 1 March 2020 all mar­ine ves­sels have been sub­ject to a ban from car­ry­ing on board high sul­phur mar­ine fuel oil (“HSFO”) with sul­phur con­tent great­er than 0.50% un­less they have a ‘scrub­ber’...
14 January 2021
The rise of the glob­al ex­pert ser­vices prac­tice: Court of Ap­peal guid­ance...
A Court of Ap­peal de­cision earli­er this week has up­held an in­junc­tion gran­ted by the TCC pre­vent­ing an in­ter­na­tion­al ex­pert ser­vices firm from act­ing for more than one party to an in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion...
05 January 2021
PRICL - a game changer in the re­in­sur­ance world?
Al­though the “club at­mo­sphere” around re­in­sur­ance has been dis­turbed in re­cent years due to a surge in re­in­sur­ance dis­putes and the reg­u­lat­or’s en­hanced ini­ti­at­ives to boost con­tract cer­tainty1...
09 December 2020
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – Black Holes and Rev­el­a­tions
In Dr Jones Yeovil Ltd v The Step­ping Stone Group Ltd [2020] EWHC 2308 (TCC), the Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court has raised the  spectre of oil and gas com­pan­ies not be­ing able to re­cov­er full dam­ages...
01 December 2020
Ar­bit­ral rules – The sea­son of change con­tin­ues: ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Up­date
On 1 Decem­ber 2020, the ICC In­ter­na­tion­al Court of Ar­bit­ra­tion launched its re­vised ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Rules (the “Rules”), which will ap­ply to ar­bit­ra­tions sub­mit­ted to the ICC Court from 1 Janu­ary...
24 November 2020
The fu­ture is now: The New World of work in Colom­bia
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and the meas­ures put in place in coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Colom­bia – in re­sponse has com­pelled both em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees to ad­opt a new vis­ion for work. How...
20 November 2020
United States Sen­ate passes Anti-Dop­ing Le­gis­la­tion
On 16 Novem­ber 2020, the United States Sen­ate passed le­gis­la­tion that would al­low the pro­sec­u­tion in the US of dop­ing of­fences at in­ter­na­tion­al sport­ing events in which Amer­ic­an ath­letes, spon­sors, or...
05 November 2020
No­tice of read­i­ness – Wait or take on bunkers?
No­tice of Read­i­ness (“NOR”) is a well-known doc­u­ment in the ship­ping in­dustry. In a nut­shell, its ten­der­ing means that the ves­sel is at the char­ter­er’s dis­pos­al and ready in all re­spects to start...