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Leading labour partner leaves PPU Chile to form own boutique
Posted 17 November 2015

Respected labour & employment specialist Enrique Munita has left Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uría to create a boutique labour law practice alongside Cristian Olavarría, also formerly of PPU, and Felipe Sáez. The newly formed firm, Munita Olavarría & Sáez, will consist initially of 12 practitioners and assumes the Chilean membership of the international labour law network, Ius Laboris. 

Herrero & Asociados expands into Argentina
Posted 17 November 2015

Herrero & Asociados has announced the opening of its first office in Argentina. The firm, recognised in Chambers Europe for its work in intellectual property in Spain, has decided to increase its international presence beyond Portugal, Brazil and Mexico, with its new office in Buenos Aires manged by Ariel Juban Ibañez. In addition to its 4 international offices, the firm has a network of 9 offices across Spain.

Garrigues strengthens its Colombia offering
Posted 14 October 2015

Garrigues has strengthened its presence in Colombia by incorporating local player De la Calle, Londoño, López y Posada Abogados (DLP), as part of the firm’s expansion strategy in Latin America. The new partners add expertise in Competition/Antitrust, Public law, Corporate and Finance and bring the headcount at the Bogotá office to 40 lawyers. Garrigues' Colombia team is already recommended by Chambers Latin America for its capabilities in Corporate/M&A, with individuals ranked in Banking & Finance and Dispute Resolution.

Greenberg Traurig further expands Mexico City office
Posted 20 August 2015

Greenberg Traurig's Mexico City office has increased its offering with the addition of three new shareholders. Fernando Orrantia and Antonio A. Robles will lend substantial support to the firm's real estate practice, whilst José Carlos M. de Uriarte brings expertise in the fields of labour and employment, and mergers and acquisitions. The firm is already recommended by Chambers Latin America in a range of practice areas, including Energy and Banking & Finance.

Mayer Brown opens first office in Latin America

Global law firm Mayer Brown LLP has announced the opening of its first office in Mexico City. In the wake of Mexico's recent energy reform, the new practice will focus on serving clients from the country's oil, gas and power industries. Prior to the announcement, the firm revealed that energy partner Francisco Mendez would be joining the partnership, and will handle matters for the firm's clients from both the Mexico City and Houston offices.

Jones Day expands Mexico team

Jones Day's Mexico City office has welcomed a new team totalling 10 lawyers, including partners Luis Rubio Barnetche who is recognised by Chambers Latin America as a key figure in the telecoms field, and Bertha Alicia Ordaz Avilés who is an up-and-coming practitioner in competition and antitrust.

Rénault-Nissan and Daimler announce automotive joint venture in Mexico

The French-Japanese auto giant Rénault-Nissan has entered into a joint venture with German company Daimler for the construction and operation of a USD1.3 billion manufacturing plant in central Mexico. Rénault-Nissan was advised by leading firm Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, which is recommended by Chambers Latin America in a range of practice areas, including international trade, tax, and real estate.


Chambers Latin America

New 2016 edition out now!

Chambers Latin Americacovers 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.

Chambers Latin America Awards 2015 The Chambers Latin America Awards, based on our extensive research for Chambers Latin America 2016 celebrate excellence across the legal profession. Our congratulations go to this year’s winners and to all the firms nominated for these awards.