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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 June 2020
The Lat­in Amer­ic­an Gen­er­al Coun­sel
The first CMS Gen­er­al Coun­sel re­port in the Lat­in Amer­ica re­gion ex­plores the de­vel­op­ment of the GC role and how the world in which GCs work im­pacts them
05 June 2020
Ad­vance pay­ment bonds: “step­ping down” pro­vi­sions and more guid­ance on...
Last month we re­por­ted on a TCC de­cision which con­sidered the re­quire­ments for mak­ing and re­ject­ing a de­mand un­der an ad­vance pay­ment bond sub­ject to the URDG. Very sim­il­ar is­sues have now been con­sidered...
22 June 2020
The Lat­in Amer­ic­an Gen­er­al Coun­sel
The first CMS Gen­er­al Coun­sel re­port in the Lat­in Amer­ica re­gion ex­plores the de­vel­op­ment of the GC role and how the world in which GCs work im­pacts them
27 May 2020
LCIA’s An­nu­al Case­work Re­port 2019: Steady growth
In­tro­duc­tion On 19 May 2020, the Lon­don Court of In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion (“LCIA”) re­leased its An­nu­al Case­work Re­port for 2019 (“Re­port”). This art­icle fo­cuses on ar­bit­ra­tions ad­min­istered un­der...
April 2019
CMS Soil and Ground­wa­ter Con­tam­in­a­tion Guide
26 May 2020
Oil & Gas: De­liv­ery without bills of lad­ing
In Trafigura Mari­time Lo­gist­ics Pte Ltd v Clear­lake Ship­ping Pte Ltd & An­or; and Clear­lake Ship­ping Pte Ltd v Pet­ro­leo Brasileiro S.A. [2020] EWHC 995 (Comm) the Com­mer­cial Court dealt with the ar­rest...
28 November 2018
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CMS cap­ab­il­it­ies
22 May 2020
For­eign in­vest­ments in Ger­man life sci­ence com­pan­ies be­come sub­ject to...
In re­sponse to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, Ger­many has widened the scope of its in­vest­ment con­trol to in­clude nu­mer­ous life sci­ence com­pan­ies. The amend­ments to the For­eign Trade and Pay­ments Or­din­ance ("AWV")...
Dec 2017
LatAm quarterly en­ergy up­date
Decem­ber 2017
07 May 2020
GRESB 2020 – It’s Ques­tion Time!
GRESB has launched its 2020 Real Es­tate As­sess­ment. GRESB is the lead­ing glob­al En­vir­on­ment­al, So­cial and Gov­ernance (ESG) bench­mark for the real es­tate and in­fra­struc­ture in­dus­tries. It is a vol­un­tary...
Dec 2017
LatAm quarterly en­ergy up­date
Decem­ber 2017
07 May 2020
The use of ex­perts in in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion dis­putes: con­flicts of...
A re­cent de­cision of the Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court ap­pears to be the first re­por­ted Eng­lish de­cision to up­hold a fudi­ciary duty of loy­alty in an ex­pert wit­ness ap­point­ment. The find­ing in this...