Orrick is a global law firm with a strong focus on the energy and infrastructure, technology and finance sectors. For Latin America, we offer a 30-lawyer team, led by Rodrigo Dominguez and Carlos Treistman, that provides forward-looking commercial advice on transactions, litigation and compliance matters.
In early 2016, Orrick greatly bolstered our Latin American team by assembling top-tier talent from different firms to reside in our Houston office. This team works with Orrick lawyers in 25 offices worldwide to serve our clients based in Latin America in regional and global investments and to assist international clients doing business in the region. We also draw on our longstanding relationships with top local firms throughout the region.
Our work spans the most cutting-edge issues, from new investment opportunities in Mexico, post-energy reform, to the Venezuelan debt crisis. We have experience in every Latin American country. We bring to our advice deep knowledge of the region’s civil law system, business practices, and regulatory and political landscapes. Our team is multicultural and multilingual, reflecting the diversity of the region. Our lawyers are fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese and are admitted to practise in Latin American jurisdictions.
For our Latin American clients, we pair this local knowledge with the resources of our global platform, allowing us to advise them in their global investments. Our M&A team ranked in the top 20 globally by 2016 volume (Thomson Reuters and MergerMarket). In Latin America, we advise multinationals, strategic investors and private equity funds on M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions in both regulated and nonregulated industries. This has recently included airport operators, global energy companies, real estate developers, and telecommunication and transportation companies. We also have a strong capital markets practice that advises Latin America sovereigns and multinationals in securities offerings in the global markets.
Our project finance team ranks in the top 3 globally by value for 2016 (InfraDeals) and has been named Law360 project finance group of the year four times. In Latin America, our energy lawyers represent clients in all areas of energy project development and finance. We act for clients across electric power, renewable energy, and upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors, and help our clients capitalise on the abundant energy-related opportunities in the region. Members of our team have handled transactions for oil field services, exploration and production companies, along with some of the largest renewable energy projects and award-winning traditional power projects.
Orrick was named a top 5 litigation powerhouse by Law360 in 2016 and placed in the top 10 litigation power rankings by The American Lawyer. We were also named a top 20 international arbitration firm by Global Arbitration Review in 2016. For Latin American clients, our litigation and compliance teams advise on regulatory compliance, investigations, dispute resolution and international arbitration. We assist Fortune 500 companies with internal investigations and whistle-blower cases regarding FCPA and Sarbanes-Oxley complaints in various Latin American countries, and we offer Latin American companies a top-ranked platform to resolve commercial disputes.