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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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31 July 2020
An­nu­al Re­view 2019 – 2020
07 August 2020
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In the con­text of a crude oil voy­age charter, the Com­mer­cial Court has provided guid­ance on the leg­al ef­fect of “sub­ject to” pro­vi­sions in con­tracts.  In do­ing so, the Com­mer­cial Court noted that,...
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
07 August 2020
Chile tax up­date
Chile has un­der­gone many changes in a very short time. Between so­cial un­rest, a tax re­form and the pan­dem­ic, it is im­port­ant to keep in mind cer­tain reg­u­la­tions that could help your busi­ness, and that...
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
07 August 2020
Treaty claims for can­celled or mod­i­fied in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects in the...
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CMS Soil and Ground­wa­ter Con­tam­in­a­tion Guide
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