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 25 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.

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

Select clients

Acciona, Accor, Ajegroup, Alubar, Alupar, Arcor, AXA, Bancolombia, Banco Itaú, Banco Macro, Bank of Chile, Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp., BNP Paribas, Vibra Energia, Capex, Cardif, Carlyle, Central bank of Chile, Cerberus, China Construction Bank, China Merchants Port, Citigroup, Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV), Charoen Pokphand Foods, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, DHL, Duratex, Ecopetrol, Empresa Nacional de Petróleo (ENAP), Enagás, Enauta, Engie, Estre Ambiental, Ferreycorp, Gas Natural Fenosa, Genneia, GIC, Glencore, GNL Quintero, Gramercy, HSBC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC), Isagen, JPMorgan, Macquarie, Lenzing, Linde AG, Marfrig Group, Marubeni, Masisa, Mastellone Hermanos, MetLife, Moolec Science, Natixis, Nokia oyj, Obrascón Huarte Laín, Pan American Energy, Petrobras, PEMEX, PetroRio, PointState, Rabobank, Province of Mendoza, Province of Neuquen, Province of Rio Negro, Raízen, Red Eléctrica de España, Repsol, Republic of Chile, Samsung C&T, San Miguel Industrias PET, Banco Santander, Sigma Alimentos, Tecnisa, Tecpetrol, Telecom Argentina, the Rohatyn Group, Transelec, Vinci Concessions and Volcan Compañia Minera. 

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