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New firm Vargas Abogados Energéticos launched in Peru

Augusto Vargas leaves Santiváñez Abogados to set up Vargas Abogados Energéticos in Lima, Peru. Chambers Latin America recognises Vargas for his work in energy regulation.

Paul Hastings develops Latin America practice

Paul Hastings expands in Latin America  with the addition of Robert Kartheiser, Bruno Soares and Cathleen McLaughlin from Allen & Overy. The Chambers Global, Latin America and USA guides note Kartheiser's projects expertise and McLaughlin for her capital markets experience. Chambers Latin America recognises Soares for his banking expertise work in Brazil. Read more here

Haynes and Boone hires tax partner
Posted 04 March 2015

Edgar Klee joins Haynes and Boone's Mexico City office. Chambers Latin America recognises Klee for his extensive tax work in Mexico. Read more here.

Greenberg Traurig expands Mexico City office
Posted 19 January 2015                                                                   

Miguel Moisés, José Raz Guzmán and a team of four associates have joined Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City office after its acquisition of Raz Guzmán Abogados.  Both Moisés and Guzmán are recognised by Chambers Latin America for their banking and finance expertise. Guzmán is also recognised for his capital markets and aviation practice. Read more here.

Motta, Fernandes Rocha - Advogados builds environment team
Posted 26 November 2014

Luiz Gustavo Bezerra has left Tauil & Chequer to join Motta, Fernandes Rocha - Advogados to head the firm’s environmental practice in Rio de Janeiro. Chambers Latin America recognises Bezerra for his work in environment law. Read more here.

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown makes environment hire
Posted 26 November 2014

Paulo de Bessa Antunes has left Bessa, Homem de Carvalho & Gonçalves Advogados to lead the environment team at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown (Rio de Janeiro). Paulo de Bessa Antunes is recognised in Chambers Latin America for his environment expertise. Read more here.

D'Empaire Reyna Abogados joins Ius Laboris
Posted 19 November 2014                                

Venezuelan firm, D'Empaire Reyna Abogados, has joined the Ius Laboris alliance which focuses on labour, employment and pension law. Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global recognises D'Empaire Reyna Abogados for its experience in labour and employment in Venezuela. Read more here

New Costa Rican firm Vector Legal established
Posted 18 November 2014

Roberto León, Jessica Salas and Esteban Carranza Kopper have left LLM Abogados to set up Vector Legal in Costa Rica. Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global recognises Roberto León for his banking & finance, corporate/M&A and insurance experience, Jessica Salas for her work in corporate/M&A and Esteban Carranza Kopper for insurance. Read more here.

Hermes Marangos joins Signature Litigation LLP
Posted 11 November 2014

Hermes Marangos has left DAC Beachcroft LLP to join Signature Litigation LLP in London. Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global recognise Marangos for his expertise in insurance law. Read more here.

Chambers Latin America

Chambers Latin America covers a total of 20 jurisdictions and spans Mexico; Central America; the Caribbean islands of Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico; and all Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries on the South American sub-continent.

Areas of Law   Each country is covered in at least one practice area. In smaller jurisdictions such as El Salvador and Bolivia, all the key commercial areas of practice are dealt with under the general heading of Corporate / Commercial. In larger jurisdictions such as Brazil and Mexico we rank law firms in over 25 specialist practice areas. Our ‘Central America-wide’ and ‘Latin America-wide’ sections rank firms that carry out work across the region.

Law Firm Networks   Chambers ranks leading law firm networks in the region.

Date of Publication   The guide is published annually every September, at which point all content and rankings are fixed for a 12-month period. However, factual information, such as mergers or lawyer-moves, is kept up-to-date on the website throughout the year.