About the awards

Deal of the Year

Each year, Latin Lawyer offers awards to general counsel and law firms advising on the most significant deals of the year across Latin America. The nomination period for Deal of the Year runs from 1 December to the end of the second week of January. Full details about the process will be provided through the Latin Lawyer briefing at that time.

Our Deal of the Year Awards are in the following categories:

  • Mergers and acquisitions: public companies
  • Mergers and acquisitions: private companies
  • Project finance: energy and natural resources
  • Project finance: infrastructure
  • Corporate finance: capital markets
  • Corporate finance: banking and finance
  • Disputes
  • Restructuring
  • Private equity
  • Regulatory matter

Deals and matters in the above categories which closed in the relevant calendar year will be eligible for consideration. Considerations when deciding the winner will include value, timeframe, complexity, legal creativity shown, political and regulatory sensitivity, number of jurisdictions to which the deal relates, and so on.

The full shortlist of deals nominated, and the firms which worked on them, are announced in February.

Please email briefing@latinlawyer for further information.


Latin Lawyer Individual Awards

Each year Latin Lawyer hands out individual awards at our annual charity awards ceremony in São Paulo:

Law Firm Leader of the Year Award

Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award

International Lawyer of the Year Award

Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award

Pro Bono Project of the Year Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Diversity Initiative of the Year Award


If you would like to put forward an individual for consideration, please complete this form and send to briefing@latinlawyer.com

Awards are presented to winners at our annual charity awards ceremony in São Paulo. Money raised at the event will support efforts to boost pro bono work in the region, by funding clearing houses which link deserving charities to lawyers willing to provide free legal advice.