Our Latin America team comprises more than 40 lawyers who have extensive experience in a wide array of business and legal issues involved in Latin America cross-border financial, commercial and investment transactions as well as dispute resolution and litigation.
Many of our Latin America Team lawyers are multilingual, fluent in Spanish or Portuguese, have lived in Latin America and are intimately familiar with the legal and business cultures in those countries.
Our Latin America Team is able to advise clients on project finance, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity investment, banking and finance, privatizations, litigation, arbitration and other dispute resolution and international trade transactions throughout Latin America. We can also help clients from Latin America with their legal matters in the United States.
Our Latin American clients and matters span a variety of industry groups, including:
- banking and financial services
- general manufacturing
- information and communications
- health care and biotechnology
- mining, cement and construction materials
- aircraft leasing
- food and agribusiness
To meet the diversity of our clients' needs, our Latin America Team includes lawyers from throughout the firm's departments who work closely with lawyers in all areas of our services.
Several of our lawyers have held senior positions within the United States government, various international organizations and legal departments of multinational businesses. Many have represented government enterprises or multinational financial institutions in the privatization of power or telecommunication industries.
Others have served as arbitrators or as counsel in arbitrations under the rules of the world's major arbitral institutions, represented parties before inter-governmental tribunals and the International Court of justice and handled cross-border disputes in United States courts.
For more information on our Latin America capabilities, please contact Laura McMahon (transactions and commercial matters) or William Wood (litigation and arbitration matters), co-chairs of our Latin America Team.