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Latin America Group

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.

    Find the latest developments relevant for the key players based in, or investing in, Latin America on our blog


    Stay up to date with the latest news from our Latin America Group office.
    20 April 2021

    Herbert Smith Freehills Wins Proximo Latin America Mining Deal of the Year

    21 May 2020

    Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Christian Leathley Named One of Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers

    14 April 2020

    Herbert Smith Freehills named in Latin Lawyer 250 guide for second year

    06 April 2020

    Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Pedro Rufino Carvalho appointed co-lead of Latin-America Practice