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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.

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.

AvahLegal opens three new offices and four new partners

AvahLegal has announced the opening of new offices in Cancún, Mérida, and Monterrey, as well as increasing its partner number by four through lateral hires and promotions. AvahLegal is recognised by Chambers Latin America for its prowess in the intellectual property arena.

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.


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.