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With more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the US, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa, Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm with deep roots in Latin America, providing the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service.

Our team of more than 40 lawyers is based in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Mexico City, but covers all of the region’s major markets, including Argentina, Chile and Peru. Our lawyers provide local and international law advice (US and English) and have an excellent reputation in energy, mining and transport. We are also strong in infrastructure and life sciences.

We represent major Latin American and international clients on corporate and commercial transactions; banking and finance; dispute resolution and litigation (including international arbitration and investigations); employment and labour; regulation and investigations; and tax. Our lawyers work closely with colleagues throughout the world – with strong links to our North American (Houston, New York, Washington, DC, Calgary and Toronto) and London teams, in particular, giving clients access to our collective experience and our knowledge of global market trends.

Industry focus

Financial institutions: The firm advises many of Latin America’s leading banks, asset managers, private equity firms and other financial investors and insurance companies in their domestic and international operations. Its lawyers are renowned for their creative strategies and practical approach to solving clients’ issues.

Natural resources: The firm advises companies in all segments of the natural resources industry. Its clients are engaged in resource exploration and extraction, project development, energy generation and transmission, transportation and commercialisation. Natural resources sectors served include oil and gas, mining, electricity and regulated utilities, water, wind, solar, geothermal and nuclear power.

Projects and infrastructure: Norton Rose Fulbright’s infrastructure experience is a key strength in Latin America. Major multinational corporations, commercial banks, government bodies, ECAs and multilaterals rely on the firm’s global infrastructure team for its wide range of experience, innovative approaches and deep knowledge. The firm’s lawyers have historically played integral roles in many of the region’s most significant infrastructure projects, particularly financing and privatisations.

Transport: The firm has a track record of innovation in the transport sector, with a corporate capability spanning M&A, private equity, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other forms of business organisation. The team includes asset finance lawyers experienced in all forms of finance and leasing structures and dispute resolution and litigation specialists with knowledge of all forms of court and arbitration forums.

Technology and innovation: The firm advises leading and emerging companies throughout the technology, business services, communications, media, entertainment and consumer markets sectors. The firm’s teams provide a global service to clients in both established and emerging markets.

Life sciences and healthcare: The firm serves a range of innovative pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies as well as investors in the sector. The firm provides advice on the full range of legal issues that arise in the industry, from regulatory and compliance strategy to litigation and corporate transactions.

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