Latin America is a region rich in complexity: Each country is distinguished by its own mix of industries, political and legal systems, natural resources, and economic and social forces. Drawing on our experience in every country in the region, we can help you identify and address rapidly changing legal and market developments, take swift, comprehensive action to protect your investments and optimize your long-term market position.
Members of our Latin America Practice bring decades of experience counseling multinational corporations, private equity funds, financial service firms and high-net-worth individuals. With your most important domestic and cross-border business and investment objectives in mind, we keep a close eye on legal, regulatory and business developments across the hemisphere, including those resulting from the recent global economic downturn. Our ongoing analysis of situations on the ground provide you with critical insights and creative solutions for navigating tax regimes, trade policies, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement, privacy and data security concerns, private equity and venture capital opportunities, employment issues and more.
We tap diverse perspectives across our practices and offices to bring you a multinational perspective on each opportunity and challenge, ensuring that no nuances get lost in translation. Our team is fluent in the region’s languages, laws, politics and customs, ―and includes numerous native Spanish and Portuguese speakers. One of the co-leads of our Latin America Practice is admitted to practice in Mexico, and several of our partners are certified translators in both Spanish and Portuguese. With a significant portion of our team based in Miami, our group is located across the United States and in Europe, including in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Paris and Washington, DC.
From real estate to manufacturing, technology to retail, and aviation to gaming, we are highly attuned to industry-specific concerns―with the ability to handle all aspects of inbound and outbound investments. Because of the varied experience of our group, we’re able to provide broad-ranging guidance, including with respect to international corporate tax planning, cross-border transactions and related regulatory hurdles, international estate planning, foreign trust administration, corporate governance, bankruptcies and restructurings, debt and equity financings, securities regulation, labor and employment issues, business immigration issues and pre-immigration planning for individuals, data privacy concerns, and dispute resolution.
Members of our Latin America practice have been ranked in many of the top global legal and industry guides, including Latin Lawyer, Latinvex, Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Chambers High Net Worth, The Legal 500 and Daily Business Review, among other publications.