Latham & Watkins has been named in the 2023 edition of the Latin Lawyer 250, a comprehensive guide detailing the leading business law firms practicing in Latin America. Latham has been consistently recognized in the guide for the firm’s depth and diversity of practice in Latin America, with the publication specifically highlighting Latham’s work in the areas of arbitration, banking & finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, private equity, and project finance & infrastructure.
Latin Lawyer recognized Latham for the team’s ability to “balance the benefits that come from having a global reach with a deep understanding of Latin American legal frameworks and cultures,” adding, “few international firms are able to offer the level of resources this firm can.” It credits success, in part, to attorneys’ “combined personal and professional ties to nearly every Latin American country [that] give the team a keen insight into the key issues, risks, and business drivers affecting deals in every major jurisdiction.”
Latin Lawyer 250 highlighted numerous groundbreaking matters, including advising:
- Telefónica on the sale of the largest fiber optic network in Chile to KKR, an asset with an enterprise value of approximately US$1 billion
- Global Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of Saavi Energía, the fourth largest independent power producer in Mexico, from Actis
- Tresalia Capital on its sale of KIO, Mexico’s largest data center operator, to I Squared Capital
- Global Infrastructure Partners in a US$441 million deal with AES Andes to acquire a 49% stake in a renewable energy portfolio in Chile
- Multiple parties in the largest-ever financing for a 4G toll road in Colombia
- Live Nation on an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration to abort purchase of a leading concert promoter in Latin America after it raised concerns about the business impact of the global coronavirus pandemic
- The Carlyle Group on Rede D’Or’s US$2.2 billion Brazilian IPO, the third largest in the country’s history
The Latin Lawyer 250 is the result of more than 20 years of intensive research by Latin Lawyer’s editorial and research team factoring in notable deals, key practice strengths, and comments made by corporate counsel regarding the considered firms.