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We have deep ties to the Latin America region. Our track record in key jurisdictions and close connections with local industry players, financiers and law firms, gives us a particular advantage to provide seamless and top-quality advice tailored to the specific needs of our clients conducting business in the region.

We understand how deals get done in Latin America and the particular challenges they bring. Above all, we appreciate that Latin America is not a homogenized region and every country requires a unique approach.

Our multi-disciplinary, global practice is based in New York and London with disputes and transactional practitioners from Madrid, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing and Melbourne also forming part of the team.

The team boasts native Spanish and Portuguese speakers including civil-law trained lawyers from the region who have worked in private practice, in-house and for governmental institutions. We understand the relevant legal, commercial and political issues in Latin America and are therefore well-placed to deliver appropriate advice on transactions and disputes with a focus on our strength in the following practices and sectors:


  • Finance
  • International Arbitration
  • Projects
  • Corporate / M&A


  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Telecoms
  • Insurance 

Our clients in Latin America include both new entrants and established stakeholders from across the globe with significant regional operations. We apply our deep knowledge of local jurisdictions to deliver tailored advice that takes into account the legal and commercial nuances of doing business in the region. We are also experienced in advising clients from Latin America that are investing in other parts of the world, notably Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

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Find the latest developments relevant for the key players based in, or investing in, Latin America.

Key contacts

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Christian Leathley

Partner, Co-Head of the Latin America Group, Co-Head of the Public International Law Group, US Head of International Arbitration, London

Christian Leathley
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Edward Dougherty

Partner, New York

Edward Dougherty

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