Latin America Practice

Latham & Watkins’ Latin America Practice lawyers combine deep insight into legal and commercial markets throughout Latin America with the global view of the firm’s worldwide platform.

Why Latham

Local Knowledge, Global Reach

Latham’s Latin America Practice helps clients navigate some of the largest and most sophisticated business transactions in the region. The firm’s lawyers combine a deep understanding of the key issues, risks, and business drivers affecting deals in jurisdictions throughout Latin America with Latham’s global platform to seamlessly address clients’ business needs. Clients facing increasingly complex international disputes also turn to Latham for winning strategies and dedicated service to prepare for arbitration, resolve high-value issues, and advise on enforcement actions.

Comprehensive Scope of Services 

Latham’s Latin America Practice lawyers, many of whom are fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, provide comprehensive international advice across the firm’s global practice areas, including:

Industry Prowess

Members of the Latin America Practice integrate substantive legal expertise with comprehensive industry knowledge to address client needs across the core sectors of the region, including.

Awards & Rankings

  • Chicago Partners Again Honored as Notable Minorities in Law - January 04, 2021
  • Veronica Relea Named Among Top 100 Female Lawyers in Latin America - October 04, 2020
  • Four Partners Named Among Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers - June 02, 2020
  • Chicago Partners Named to Crain’s Notable Minorities in Law List - December 17, 2019
  • Latham Again Named a Top International Firm in Latin America - December 10, 2019

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

Latin America Sees IPO BoomLatham Steers Mexican Energy SPAC's Landmark $650M IPO40 Under 40: Roderick Branch


Latham & Watkins Welcomes Counsel to International Arbitration PracticeLatham & Watkins Advises Goldman Sachs in Major Securitization of Receivables under Chilean Electricity Tariff Stabilization LawFirm Advises Latin American Development Bank CAF on €1.25B Offering

Thought Leadership

Chile Transmission Line Mega-Project Up for AuctionLATIN LAWYER Reference - Antitrust 2019 - IntroductionResources for FinTech Companies in Latin America

Webcasts & Podcasts

Compliance Opportunities & Challenges in Latin America