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 expertise, the Latin America practice projects in the region global best practices and offers clients extraordinary expertise 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.