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International market overview

The diversity of Latin America as a region is reflected in the variety of international firms carving out a position for themselves. The region’s wide... read more

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Allen & Overy LLP

When it comes to Latin America, Allen & Overy plays to its strengths. The magic circle firm is busiest in projects and banking and finance work, unsurprising...

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter has been active in Latin America for close to half a century. Its deep expertise in sovereign finance, arbitration and regulatory matters...

Baker Botts LLP

Baker Botts LLP’s traditional strengths of oil and gas and disputes make it an obvious partner for companies doing business in Latin America, where it...

Baker McKenzie LLP

In light of the wave of international firms establishing a footprint across Latin America in recent years, Baker McKenzie has embarked on a big push to...

CMS

The CMS name carries a lot more weight in Latin America than it did as recently as two years ago. The firm had been quietly building a respected team in...

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

A quick glance at LACCA’s list of international law firms representing Latin America’s biggest 100 companies shows the predominance of Cleary Gottlieb...

Clyde & Co LLP

Clyde & Co sticks to the simple strategy of following its clients – and in recent years, more and more of them have headed to Latin America. Insurers and...

Covington & Burling LLP

Covington & Burling LLP is a new entry to the Latin Lawyer 250 in 2019. The Washington, DC heavyweight has been building its Latin American practice in...

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

New York blueblood Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is renowned for its corporate excellence, a reputation it has carved out for itself simply by appearing...

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

In keeping with its global strategy, Curtis Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle is known best in Latin America for the work it does on behalf of governments and...

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

A corporate pedigree that is unquestioned in the US has ensured this firm an elite level practice in Latin America. Davis Polk & Wardwell is one of the...

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

This New York firm has a very highly regarded practice in Latin America, able to draw on years of experience to continue to land notable mandates. Maurizio...

Dechert

Dechert has a highly regarded arbitration team, whose caseload has given the firm good visibility in Latin America. The firm has leading arbitration lawyers...

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a true aristocrat in Latin America, relying on an entirely justified reputation for high-quality, prestigious work...

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Gibson Dunn lawyers are experiencing heightened demand for their services in Latin America. As the region’s companies battle with corruption scandals and...

Harneys

The group of offshore firms practising in Latin America is very small and highly competitive. Those playing in this field are there because they have invested...

Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills is a new entrant to the Latin Lawyer 250 in 2019, as a result of its commitment to building a Latin American practice group. In...

Holland & Knight LLP

Holland & Knight LLP has long been one of the core Miami firms operating in Latin America, but in recent years its strategy for the region has taken a...

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP blends its team members’ Hispanic heritage and fluency in Spanish with real Brazilian experience and knowledge, giving an edge...

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP’s strong arbitration offering and natural resources capabilities create an ideal skillset for working in the region. The firm’s global...

Latham & Watkins LLP

In 2018, Latham & Watkins broke records by becoming the first law firm to report more than US$3 billion in revenue. The figures came on the heels of record...

Littler Mendelson PC

Littler is the only labour and employment firm listed in this chapter thanks to its network of local law offices in Latin America. The firm identified...

Mayer Brown LLP

In Latin America, Mayer Brown LLP has concentrated on what it knows best: project finance, energy, M&A and banking and finance. This focus has afforded...

Milbank

Milbank has reported six consecutive years of financial growth. Its Latin American practice is a key driver of its success thanks to its comprehensive...

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius’ Latin American practice has followed an interesting trajectory in recent years, through which key practitioners have left, while...

Ogier

Of the small group of offshore firms competing for work in Latin America, Ogier is one of the more established and has a long history in Brazil. It has...

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick’s Latin American team is mostly based in Texas, where energy is a key area of focus. This complements the group’s strong links to Mexico: group...

Paul Hastings LLP

Paul Hastings LLP’s Latin American practice group enjoys a very good reputation in Mexico, which, alongside a series of hefty investments in the team,...

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP’s growing profile in Latin America is a clear sign of the times. This US firm is in the Latin Lawyer 250 thanks to...

Reed Smith LLP

While the name Reed Smith is comparatively new to the region, its Latin American arbitration group has many years of experience there. It operated as a...

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP lawyers are attuned to the latest trends and opportunities in Latin America thanks to their close relationships with major corporates...

Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin has a breadth of practice that takes in corporate and M&A, banking, energy, arbitration and trade, all of which it channels towards handling...

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is in the elite of international firms operating in the region today thanks to its determined focus on high quality, measured...

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

By doing what it does best year after year, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has honed its skills to develop a very high level of expertise. This...

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s reputation as one of the US’s most prestigious firms carries well into Latin America. It backs up this prestige with excellent...

Vinson & Elkins LLP

When Equinor (formerly Statoil) wanted to acquire a majority stake in a Petrobras oil field, a complicated deal that required aligning various parties...

Walkers

Walkers is one of the main offshore firms operating in Latin America. The firm has been in the region for some time, building up relationships with prominent...

White & Case LLP

In 2018, White & Case elected a new Latin America practice group head, projects and finance lawyer Carlos Viana. Viana intends to fortify the global firm’s...

Winston & Strawn LLP

The name Winston & Strawn LLP has significant clout in the upper echelons of the US legal market, but until recently it was comparatively unseen in Latin...

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