Published March 2020
Which law firms are regularly retained by the region's largest 100 companies?
LACCA presents its landmark research.
Each year, LACCA conducts detailed research into which law firms represent Latin America’s largest 100 companies, as ranked by revenue. These tables show which companies make up our top 100, and also which law firms represent them, both region-wide and in different jurisdictions.
LACCA’s research into "Who Represents Latin America's Biggest Companies" reveals that the region’s boutique firms often appeal to companies from highly regulated industries who are looking for specialised advice.
Things are never plain sailing in Latin America. As 2019 demonstrated, even the most stable jurisdictions are not immune to crisis. In the latest edition of LACCA’s landmark research, Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies, we reveal the most popular law firms among the 100 largest corporates operating in the region, during that period.
A majority of in-house counsel say that whether or not a law firm has a presence in more than one Latin American jurisdiction is not important to them when deciding who they hire. But in today’s globalised markets, for some clients there is real value in a regional law firm. We speak to GCs about the benefits – and setbacks – of working with multijurisdictional firms.
During crises, companies in Latin America have historically had to take precautionary measures to sustain their business. As part of LACCA’s landmark research into Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies, Eloise Hardy investigates why international firms are the first port of call for many multinationals in Latin America looking to stay afloat in troubled times.