Professional Notice


International Counsel

To operate in Latin America, clients require an ability to handle New York, English and local law, hands-on experience in the jurisdictions where their deals take place and a team that can handle their diverse product needs. The Linklaters team offers the trifecta.

Our New York, São Paulo and Washington, DC offices, together with our global Latin America practice, which encompasses Spanish and Portuguese-speaking lawyers across several of Linklaters’ offices, has an unrivalled track record advising many of Latin America’s global most prominent corporations, financial institutions, investors and governments.

We know LatAm

We have been operating in Latin America for over 26 years, advising across most sectors and countries in the region. This has allowed us to develop unparalleled knowledge and experience with the laws and practices across Latin America. We are regularly selected for our in-depth sector knowledge, innovative commercial solutions, ability to close deals on aggressive timelines and experience with first-of-kind projects and transactions.

We offer fully fledged finance capabilities across the region, covering all kinds of capital markets (including equity, debt and liability management), banking (including export credit facilities, secured and unsecured facilities, bilateral and syndicated financings, margin loans, sale and lease-backs, acquisition financing, structured loans, and sovereign and government-owned enterprise loans) and project finance matters.

We have a strong corporate/M&A practice with extensive experience in the region. Our São Paulo-based team, which is focused, unlike most other local offices of international firms, on corporate and M&A, leads on Latin American inbound and outbound investments and cross-border intra-Latin America transactions.

We have an integrated and multicultural arbitration team with broad experience in international proceedings conducted in multiple languages and under diverse rules (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, ICDR, DIS, UNCITRAL, domestic institutions), which provides top-notch arbitration capabilities for players in Latin America. In addition, we have advised several Latin American companies in respect of corporate governance and compliance issues, through a multidisciplinary group of lawyers.

Our ESG team is longstanding and has many years of experience advising on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues across a wide range of sectors and contexts. Over the last year, a New York-based LatAm team led by partner Conrado Tenaglia has been at the forefront of ESG capital market deals across Latin America, supporting clients on environmental and climate matters, navigating emerging soft law human rights standards, advising on business ethics issues, and designing governance frameworks, compliance systems and crisis response strategies. Our green energy group of dedicated renewable energy lawyers, led by partner Andrew Compton, has experience with the full range of no/low-carbon energy projects and the trading of green energy products. We cover the full spectrum of renewables projects, with leading practices in onshore and offshore wind, solar, biomass, biofuels, waste-to-energy, hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, vehicle electrification, geothermal, nuclear, hydropower and tidal/wave energy.

Key contacts: Conrado Tenaglia, Matthew Poulter, Christian Albanesi, Richard Smith, Michael Bassett, Jeffrey Cohen, Andrew Compton and Alberto Garcia Linera.

Select clients

2W Energia, 4ON, AA2000/CGC, About 20 provinces, AES, Aguas Andinas, Alicorp, Alubar, Alloy Capital, Arcor/Mastellone, Banco de Chile, Banco do Brasil, Banco Itaú, Banco Macro, Banco Santander, Barclays, Bioceres, BRF Brazil, BNDES, BNP Paribas, Capex, Cencosud, Central Bank of Chile, China Construction Bank, China Merchants Port, Citigroup, CMPC, Coldelco, Corporacion America (CAAP), Credicorp/BCP, Deutsche Bank, Ecopetrol, El Salvador, Empresa Nacional de Petróleo (ENAP), EMS, Enagás, ENAP, Enfoca, Enauta, Engie, Eurofarma, Ferreycorp, FWR, Genneia, Glencore, GNL Quintero, Gramercy, Grupo BAL, Grupo Romero, HSBC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC), Intercorp/Interbank/InRetail, ISA Interchile, JPMorgan, Macquarie, Marfrig Group, Mexico – Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, CFE and FEMSA, Moolec Science, Neon, Pan American Energy, Patria, Pacasmayo, PetroRio, PlantPlus Foods, Province of Mendoza, Province of Neuquen, Province of Rio Negro, Republic of Chile, Republic of Argentina, Saavi, San Miguel Industrias PET, Scotiabank, Techint Group, Tecnisa, Tecpetrol, Telecom Argentina, Transelec, Uruguay, Volcan Compañia Minera, YPF and Zilor. 

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