Cuatrecasas is an international law firm with a strong focus in Latin America and present in 14 countries. The firm was founded more than 100 years ago and, with a team of highly specialist lawyers, we advise on all areas of business law and industries.
We take a sophisticated approach to client service, combining collective knowledge with innovation and the latest technologies, to offer contemporary, efficient advice and to provide solutions to the most complex situations, creating value for the client, the team and the environment.
Through our 29 offices on four continents, and our international desks, we connect regions through a model that offers the best team for each case, depending on the jurisdiction, specialty area and complexity required.
Latin America is a key region for the firm, and we have been working there for over 20 years. We recently changed our business model, expanding our presence in the region to meet the needs of inbound Spanish and outbound Latin American investment. The firm is currently present in Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Brazil. It also has an office in New York City, and aims to continue expanding its regional footprint.
In Mexico, we have our own full-service office operating since 2016, the result of many years of advising local and international clients there. The current team in Mexico includes more than 30 lawyers, and their main areas of expertise are energy, M&A, finance and international arbitration.
We have been present in Colombia since 2016 and recently opened our own new office. Our team has extensive experience in introducing multinationals to Colombia, with many investment transactions.
Following our expansion in the region, in 2019 we opened a new office in Lima, with a team of around 20 professionals, focusing on corporate M&A, finance, tax, and litigation and arbitration. The office also has strong employment and public-regulatory practice areas.
In April 2020, we opened our office in Santiago de Chile, with the aim of offering advice in the main areas of law, as the rest of Cuatrecasas’ Latin American offices.
Our New York office is a bridge to Latin America and keeps a close relationship with our local teams as well as our main offices in Spain and Portugal, which are particularly active in the region. The strong interaction of our platform guarantees our global coverage in America, providing a key gateway to advise international investors in Latin America.
Cuatrecasas has organised its international practice in a matrix structure of around 20 international desks, several of them covering the region, comprised of lawyers from different practice areas and offices. The firm maintains excellent institutional relationships with leading independent law firms around the globe. In Europe we have developed a non-exclusive network with three other leading law firms: Chiomenti in Italy, Gide in France and Gleiss Lutz in Germany, offering our clients the best services in each country.
Our clients include a mix of international players investing in the region, from Spain, Portugal or around the globe, including Asia and the Middle East, and a wide array of leading Latin American companies expanding their business domestically and cross-border.