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Latin America’s growing economies have created opportunities for companies, financial institutions and other investors in the region and for Latin American companies doing business around the world.

The lawyers in our Latin America Group have diversified experience working with the full range of clients based or doing business in the region. Based in our New York headquarters and closely integrated with our offices in São Paulo, London, Paris and elsewhere in the United States, we are intimately familiar with Latin America’s business culture and legal landscape — enabling us to provide personal, creative and effective service to our clients.

Clients benefit not only from our top-flight global mergers and acquisitions and private equity work for acquirors and targets, but also our widely recognized capital markets team, which has a long track record of advising issuers and underwriters in securities offerings (including initial public offerings and debt offerings). We also advise financial institutions, borrowers and sponsors in syndicated lending, project finance, securitization and prepayment-of-exports transactions.

We actively participate in debt restructurings, including tender offers, exchange offers and consent solicitations, and advise Latin American companies in respect of SEC reporting obligations and Sarbanes-Oxley and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance matters. Working alongside our Private Investment Funds Group, we counsel investors, private equity firms and other alternative asset fund managers in a broad range of issues, including fund formations and fund raisings.

Our practice has been highly ranked by Chambers Latin America, which has cited us as a leader in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and project finance. We have been lauded for our "spectacular and reliable presence in equity and bond work” and “fast-paced and top-quality performance” in mergers and acquisitions work.

In addition, we have been recognized in Brazil for banking, finance and capital markets matters, and awarded “Deal of the Year” honors by trade publications such as Latin Finance, Latin Lawyer, M&A Advisor and Project Finance magazine.

Areas of focus

  • Banking and finance
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate 
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 
  • Fund formation 
  • Litigation and international arbitration 
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Private equity 
  • Project finance 
  • Securities regulations