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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...

Alvarez & Marsal

US advisory firm Alvarez & Marsal has an impressive global reputation and offers a vast variety of services. It is perhaps most distinguished for its restructuring...

Ankura

Despite being a relative newcomer (founded in 2014), Ankura has built an impressive global reputation for advising on construction projects, consulting...

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

Nowadays its commonplace to see an international law firm setting down roots in Latin America. The precursor to the wave of international firms establishing...

CMS

CMS’s position in Latin America has changed a lot in recent years. Starting with a small but respected team in Rio de Janeiro and an association with a...

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

It is possible to grasp the position Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP holds in the market for international legal services in Latin America by looking...

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...

Compass Lexecon

Compass Lexecon, a subsidiary of FTI consulting (which also features in this chapter), is the product of the 2008 merger between Competition Policy Associates...

Control Risks

Control Risks is a renowned global risk consultancy that provides advice to companies on a wide range of potential threats. The organisation, which was...

Covington & Burling LLP

A recent addition to the Latin Lawyer 250, Washington, DC heavyweight Covington & Burling LLP has made a concerted effort to build its Latin America practice...

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...

DLA Piper LLP

With a presence in over 40 countries around the world, DLA Piper’s place as one of the biggest global firms is undisputed. The firm’s journey towards worldwide...

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. Its...

Dechert

Dechert has a highly regarded arbitration team, whose caseload and strong track record have given the firm good visibility in Latin America. The firm has...

FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting has a decidedly global approach and scope, which includes a strong reputation in Latin America. The US advisory firm has a broad offering...

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

In recent years, Latin American companies have had to adapt to a backdrop of corruption scandals and turbulent economies, prompting  many to endure significant...

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 has diligently built a respectable Latin America practice group that stands out for its strength in arbitration and projects in...

Holland & Knight LLP

Holland & Knight LLP has undergone a significant evolution in recent times. The firm has added serious talent in New York, as well as establishing a growing...

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 Latin America. The firm’s...

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins has good reason to feel bullish about 2020. Despite a broad consensus in the international legal market that 2019 represented a challenging...

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

Mayer Brown LLP has successfully applied its leading project finance, energy, M&A and banking and finance practice to carve out a dominant share of the...

Milbank

Milbank’s transactional clout and diverse country focus continue to give it an unparalleled position in the market for international services in Latin...

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius’ Latin America 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...

Paul Hastings LLP

In 2019, Paul Hastings LLP made good on a long-held ambition to grow its share of the Brazilian market. It achieved its ambition through the hire of two...

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’s paramountcy in white-collar crime,...

Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith is a comparatively new name in the region, but its Latin American arbitration group has longstanding experience there. After operating as a...

Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin’s Latin America practice covers corporate and M&A, banking, energy, arbitration and trade, all of which it channels towards handling complicated...

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

No firm is immune to the boom and bust cycle that has come to characterise Latin American macroeconomic performance, but some are better positioned to...

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

The key to Sullivan & Cromwell’s success in Latin America is that it has managed to build a multidisciplinary practice positioned to withstand the region’s...

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Vinson & Elkins deploys a wealth of oil and gas industry experience from key energy markets across the world to great effect in Latin America. There is...

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

White & Case’s Latin America practice had a big 2019. The firm hired no fewer than 10 new partners – along with several promotions to the top rung – in...

Winston & Strawn LLP

The name Winston & Strawn LLP has significant clout in the upper echelons of the US legal market. Until relatively recently solely seen in Latin America...

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