Published March 2012
Latin Lawyer’s M&A volume and value league tables are based on Latin Lawyer’s daily online briefing coverage of transactions in Latin America’s biggest economies.
Rosie Cresswell tracks down the busiest deal-making firms in Latin America last year
After many years of news reporting, we believe we now cover a sufficiently large proportion of the large-scale deals taking place in Latin America to be in a position to take a closer look at the firms working on those transactions. We publish these league tables in the hope that they provide an interesting insight into the law firms leading the way in Latin America’s transactional community, while providing a useful tool for firms to compare their activity with their competitors.
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP's deal count by value is the highest across the region, while Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados worked on the most 2012 deals reported by Latin Lawyer.
The firms working on the five biggest deals of 2012
Argentina’s largest firm, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, tops Argentina’s value and volume tables, with eight reported deals and a deal value of US$1.81 billion.
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has secured the top spot in both the value and volume tables of our M&A league tables in Brazil.
Carey, Chile’s largest firm, sits at the top of both of the country’s M&A league tables, with nine reported transactions and a deal value of US$5.13 billion.
The usual suspects have taken the top positions of the Colombian league tables, with the country’s four largest firms in the top four spots of the volume and value league tables.
Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC and Ritch Mueller SC have emerged as front-runners in Latin Lawyer’s M&A tables for Mexico, occupying the top two positions in both.
Miranda & Amado Abogados has secured the top positions in Latin Lawyer’s volume and value league tables in Peru.
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP have taken the two top spots of Latin Lawyer’s inaugural M&A league tables for international firms.