With a deep understanding of markets and laws across the region, the Debevoise Latin America team offers clients effective solutions for a range of challenges and opportunities.
Debevoise recognized as a top tier firm for Corporate Crime & Investigations and International Arbitration in Latin America by Chambers Global (2020) and Chambers Latin America (2021). Also recommended by Chambers Global (2020) for Mergers & Acquisitions in Brazil and Latin America-wide.
Top-ranked for International Arbitration and Compliance & Investigations in Latin America by The Legal 500 Latin America (2021) and also recognized for Corporate/M&A.
Revered market leader known for its standout capabilities.
Celebrated practice group with impressive regional expertise.
—Chambers Global, 2020
The practice is more than the sum of its parts; they really are an outstanding team.
They are fantastic …they are very responsive, very thoughtful and have great experience. I cannot imagine where we would be without their thoughtful input and guidance.
—Chambers Latin America, 2021
Multidisciplinary and multi-jurisdictional team of highly experienced specialists. Appropriately commercial and sensitive to deal dynamics. Client friendly analysis and deliverables. Inspires trust.
—The Legal 500 Latin America, 2021
International Associate Program
Debevoise’s relationships in the region are complemented by the firm’s International Associate Program. Debevoise regularly hosts international associates from major Latin American law firms that work on a rotating basis.
The Debevoise Latin America practice combines top-tier litigation and arbitration skills, broad transactional capabilities and a savvy understanding of the region. The practice works with some of the most sophisticated and respected conglomerates, corporations, investors and families in Latin America, with some relationships dating back as long as 50 years.
A significant number of Debevoise lawyers travel to the region regularly and are fluent not only in the laws and the languages, but also in the market practices, the corporate cultures and the pace and tenor of disputes in the region. The Latin America practice has built strong connections with top local law firms, bankers and business people over many years of working in the region and through the firm’s international associate program, which regularly brings the most promising individuals from leading regional law firms and clients to work at Debevoise on a rotating basis. The result has been a remarkably cohesive and quite extensive alumni network throughout Latin America.
In total, the multilingual, multicultural team includes more than 20 partners and 30 counsel and associates, active in Latin American bars, chambers of commerce and trade associations. With dual U.S. and English law capabilities as well as civil law experience, the Latin America practice projects in the region global best practices and offers clients an extraordinary service in M&A, international dispute resolution, private equity, white collar and project finance, as well as industry experience in insurance, financial institutions, mining, energy and natural resources, media & telecommunications, infrastructure and consumer products.