Latin America

In Latin America, our footprint touches almost every country in the region. Our Latin America team works from offices in Houston, Miami, New York, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles. It includes lawyers across a number of practice areas who are known market leaders and understand the nuances of Latin American business practices, laws, and cultures. Our team includes lawyers who are licensed to practice in Latin American jurisdictions and who are fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. They also have long-standing collaborative relationships with local legal counsel and key business partners throughout Latin America.

In the areas of mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, project development, and financial restructuring, we are on the front lines for our clients in Latin America. We also have strong cross-disciplinary capabilities in the areas of tax, regulatory, investment management, real estate, labor and employment, litigation, and international arbitration, among others.

Lawyers in our Latin America practice have assisted clients in matters across a wide array of industries, and are consistently recognized as leaders in the energy, banking, and telecommunications sectors.

Our clients have access to one of the largest global energy teams with knowledge and experience specific to Latin America, and an emphasis on oil and gas, power, renewables, and infrastructure projects. In addition, our telecommunications practice provides regulatory, transactional, and tax services to our clients throughout the region.

Our firm has won numerous industry awards and other accolades for its work in the region, including:

  • Morgan Lewis is consistently listed in the Latin Lawyer 250 as a leading international law firm in the region.
  • Ranked by Chambers Latin America-wide and Chambers Global for Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, and Projects.
  • Ranked by The Legal 500 Latin America: International Firms for Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, and Projects & Energy.
  • Morgan Lewis is listed among the top 50 international law firms in the 2015 edition of Latinvex Legal 50.
  • Winner of Latin Lawyer's 2008 and 2012 “Deal of the Year Award” in the restructuring category.
  • Winner of IFLR  2012  “Restructuring Deal of the Year” award.
  • Five Latin American team lawyers listed as Latin America’s Top Lawyers by Latinvex.