Latin America Practice

Latham’s Latin America Practice combines deep insight into Latin America’s legal and commercial dynamics with the complementary worldwide view of the firm’s global platform to advise clients on their most significant matters in the region — from cross-border capital markets and M&A transactions to project financings and high-stakes arbitrations and litigations.

Why Latham

We regularly guide clients through some of the largest, most sophisticated, and precedent-setting business transactions in Latin America across industries and practice categories. We advise the full spectrum of market participants, including private equity firms with Latin American portfolios, multinationals with local subsidiaries, governments seeking to privatize assets, local companies raising debt or equity capital internationally, as well as global financial institutions active in the market. Our international arbitration and litigation lawyers also routinely represent Latin American companies, states, and state-owned entities in highly complex commercial and investor-state disputes, white-collar criminal investigations, and other high-stakes controversies.

Our combined personal and professional ties to nearly every Latin American country give us particular insight into the key issues, risks, and business drivers affecting deals in every major jurisdiction. We are fluent Spanish and Portuguese speakers who also understand the cultural nuances and business practices particular to Latin American countries, which allows us to effectively navigate complex deal dynamics and secure the interests of our clients.

Awards & Rankings

  • Six Partners Named to Latin America's Top 100 Lawyers 2022 List - May 26, 2022
  • Latham Honored for Advising on Restructuring and Structured Finance & Securitisation Deals of the Year - May 22, 2022
  • Latin Lawyer Recognizes Latham for Advising on Two Deals of the Year - May 11, 2022
  • Latham & Watkins Named Top Latin America M&A Legal Advisor for Q1 2022 - April 24, 2022
  • Latham Honored With 10 “Deals of the Year” Awards for Transactions in Latin America - April 10, 2022

Latin Lawyer highlighted Latham’s “highly regarded practitioners,” “exceptionally high dedication” to clients, and leading role “on a series of multi-billion dollar transactions,” noting that the firm’s “dominant position” in the region.

Latin Lawyer 250 2020

Media Coverage

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Thought Leadership

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Webcasts & Podcasts

Compliance Opportunities & Challenges in Latin America