Professional Notice

Jones Day

International Counsel

Jones Day is one of the world’s largest law firms and has been active for decades in Latin America. The firm fosters an unparalleled level of integration of its 40 offices that contributes to its perennial ranking among the best in the world in client service.

Jones Day has two offices in Latin America: São Paulo and Mexico City, to serve US, European and Asian clients with their inbound investments in the region, and Latin American clients in their regional and international operations. The Latin American team regularly works with peers in the US and Madrid offices.


Antitrust and competition: Premerger notifications, antitrust and trade restraints, joint ventures, merger notifications, local regulations, general antitrust counselling and investigation procedures.

Business restructuring and reorganisation: Jones Day has participated in some of the largest Latin America restructuring matters in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

Compliance: Anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, anti-fraud and regulatory compliance, including drafting, implementing, and auditing internal compliance policies and procedures, and representing clients in investigations often conducted in close coordination with law enforcement authorities.

Cybersecurity, privacy and data protection: Advise clients on transactions, compliance programmes, information management, and data security incident response to government investigations and litigation.

Energy: Government bids, regulatory procedures, and negotiations with government-related entities and procurement contracts, development of legal strategies for obtaining funding and constructing energy projects.

ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance): Clients routinely seek our advice on carbon credit transactions, green frameworks, ESG disclosures, and risk assessments. Jones Day's lawyers are also renowned for their regulatory innovation when it comes to climate change compliance, risk and litigation.

Financial markets: Jones Day has helped clients close more than US$1 trillion in financing transactions over the last five years, including many precedent-setting financings. The firm represents lenders and borrowers, including financial institutions and other capital providers, as well as corporate borrowers and project sponsors in their investments in the region.

Global disputes: Leading experience on cross-border litigation and arbitration disputes. The team has served clients in some of the most challenging jurisdictions and in some of the highest-value disputes in Latin America.

Government regulation: Jones Day's global team delivers results in high-profile regulatory, crisis, investigatory, enforcement and litigation matters.

Investigations and white-collar defence: The team is renowned for handling high-profile, high-stakes (bet‐the‐company), large‐scale, complex and exceptionally sensitive multijurisdictional international anti‐corruption and fraud matters.

Labour and employment: Investigations, reductions in force, disciplinary actions, employment practices and severance agreements.

Mergers and acquisitions: High-end multijurisdictional transactional work, including first-time and “deal of the year” transactions. Extensive expertise on cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, divestitures and corporate governance.

Private equity: Private equity, venture capital and distress funds, emerging companies, family offices, and sovereign wealth funds are counselled by Jones Day in global transactions, including buyouts, venture investments, co-investments, fund formations and take-private transactions.

Project finance and infrastructure: Advises on the development, construction, operation, financing, acquisition and disposition of major infrastructure assets in Latin America. The team has strong relationships with major lenders, including multilateral and bilateral lending institutions, financial and political risk insurance providers and commercial banks.

Real estate: Cross-border real estate investments, including acquisition, disposition, leasing and development of residential buildings, retail, industrial and commercial properties.

Tax: Represents national and international clients on tax planning, audits, administrative and regulatory procedures. Advises companies to obtain permits and authorisations needed for the development of projects and restructurings from tax authorities.

Av. Paseo de la Reforma 342, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc
06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

São Paulo: Edifício Plaza Iguatemi, Av. Brg. Faria Lima, 2277 - 5º andar
Jardim Paulistano, São Paulo - SP, 01452-000, Brazil

Mexico: +52 55 3000 4000
São Paulo: +55 11 3018 3939

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