Latin America News


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.

Prietocarrizosa to merge with Philippi and Uría Menéndez
Posted 9 September 2014

Colombian firm Prietocarrizosa has announced that it is to merge with Chilean firm Philippi.  In addition, Iberian law firm Uría Menéndez is set to associate with the new firm.  It will start operations on 1 January 2015 under the name Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría.  Read more here.

Jones day builds Latin America practice 
Posted 5 September 2014

Michael McGuinness leaves Shearman & Sterling LLP to join Jones Day's Latin America practice in New York. Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global acknowledges McGuinness for his in-depth knowledge on Latin American: Corporate and M&A deals. Read more here.

TozziniFreire builds Brazil antitrust practice
Posted 3 September 2014

TozziniFreire has hired antitrust partners Marcel Medon Santos and Márcio de Carvalho Silveira Bueno from Azevedo Sette Advogados and VieiraRezende respectively. Chambers Latin America recognises both practitioners for their expertise in competition law. Read more here.

Arias & Muñoz hires new director for dispute resolution and real estate
Posted 1 September

Mario René Archila Cruz has joined Arias & Muñoz from Consortium Centro América Abogados in Guatemala as partner and director of the dispute resolution and real estate practice. Chambers Latin America recognises Archila Cruz for his experience in litigation and arbitration in Guatemala.  Read more here.

Hogan Lovells completes Mexican merger
Posted 8 August 2014  

Hogan Lovells has completed its combination with Mexican firm Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa (BSTL). BSTL, with offices in Mexico City and Monterrey is accredited by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global for its vast array of services, including dispute resolution, corporate, intellectual property and international trade. Read more here.

Arias & Muñoz hires partner in Panama
Posted 6 August 2014                

Arias & Muñoz Panama has hired Jorge Molina from Kuzniecky & Co to lead its litigation and arbitration practice. Molina is recognized by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global for his knowledge and experience in dispute resolution.  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.