Latin America News


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.

New Chilean firm Bordoli Doren López established
Posted 11 November 2014

Carla Bordoli and Cristián Doren have left FerradaNehme, along with Gissella López (formerly at Jara. Del Favero y Cía), to set up a regulated markets and competition/antitrust boutique. Bordoli is recognised by Chambers Latin America for her work in competition/antitrust and TMT. Read more here.

PAGBAM opens new oil and gas office
Posted 04 November 2014                                                       

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) has opened an office in Neuquén, in the south of Argentina to focus on oil and gas work. Chambers Latin America recognises PAGBAM for its work in oil and gas. Read more here.

DLA Piper expands in Mexico
Posted 29 October 2014  

DLA Piper is set to combine with Gallastegui y Lozano, SC in Mexico City.  Chambers Latin America recognises Gallastegui y Lozano, SC partners Eduardo Gallástegui Armella for TMT law, Cecilia Azar Manzur for her arbitration work and Marcelo Páramo Fernández for his expertise energy and natural resources. Read more here.

Baker & McKenzie in Mexico hires a three-partner transactional team
Posted 29 October 2014         

Carlos Valencia, Tatiana Escribano and Miguel de Erice have left DLA Piper Mexico to join Baker & McKenzie in Mexico. Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global recognise Carlos Valencia and Tatiana Escribano for their Corporate and M&A experience, Carlos Valencia for his work in TMT, and Miguel de Erice for his Projects knowledge.  Read more here.

Littler combines with Estudio González & Asociados
Posted 21 October 2014                                                                                                        

Littler has strengthened its presence in Latin America by joining with Estudio González & Asociados, Peru. Chambers Latin America recognises Estudio González & Asociados for its expertise in labour and employment law. Read more here.

Siqueira Castro opens Curitiba office
Posted 16 October 2014

Siqueira Castro has opened a new office in Curitiba, Brazil. Partner Fábio Korenblum, who is recognised in Chambers Latin America for his Product Liability experience, will head the office. Read more here.

Ecopetrol appoints new Vice-President and General Counsel
Posted 3 October 2014  

Alejandro Linares has left Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados to work as Legal Vice-President of Ecopetrol Colombia. Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global  acknowledged Linares for his vast experience in corporate law in Colombia. Read more here.        

 Goldman Antonetti & Córdova adds real estate practitioner
Posted 3 October 2014                                                                                         

Arnaldo Villamil has moved from Martínez Odell & Calabria to Goldman Antonetti & Córdova in Puerto Rico. Villamil is recognised by Chambers Latin America for his experience in the real estate sector. Read more here.

Ogletree Deakins expands in Latin America
Posted 30 September 2014       

Ogletree Deakins has continued its international expansion with the opening of a Mexico City office. Labour lawyer Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez and his team have left Sanchez Devanny to join the US firm's new branch. Read more here.

Jones Day adds partner to Latin American team
Posted 22 September 2014                                               

Antonio Franck has joined Jones Day from Haynes & Boone LLP in Mexico City.  Franck is recognised in both Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global for his market leading practice in Banking & Finance, and Corporate/M&A in Mexico.  Read more here.

Three former Carey associates establish new firm
Posted 11 September 2014

Juan Enrique Coeymans, Alejandro Edwards, and Tomás Poblete have left Carey to set up Coeymans, Edwards y Poblete, in Santiago, Chile. Chambers Latin America recognises Coeymans for competition law expertise. Read more here.

Hughes Hubbard reinforces international arbitration practice
Posted 11 September 2014

Alexander Yanos has joined Hughes Hubbard's treaty arbitration practice as partner in from Freshfields in  New York. Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global recognise Yanos for his international arbitration expertise. Read more here. 

Garrigues Peru adds four banking and finance partners
Posted 11 September 2014

Oscar Arrús, Thomas Thorndike, Sergio Amiel and Jose Francisco Meier has left Rubio Leguía Normand to join Garrigues’ Lima office. Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global recognize this team of lawyers for their expertise in banking and finance and corporate law. Read more here.

New Brazilian firm CGM established
Posted 9 September 2014

A number of partners, including René Gelman and André Marques Gilberto, have left Campos Mello Advogados to set up new firm Chaves, Gelman, Machado, Gilberto e Barboza Sociedade de Advogados – CGM in Sao Paulo. Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global recognise Gelman for his work in corporate/M&A and Gilberto for his experience in public law and competition in Brazil. Read more here.

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.