Sidley has been present in Latin America for over 50 years. We represent major national and multinational corporations and financial institutions, investment funds, sovereign governments and state-owned enterprises based or doing business in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and throughout Central America and the Caribbean. Our team is comprised of approximately 40 lawyers firmwide, many of whom are able to conduct business in Spanish or Portuguese, and who spend a significant amount of time working on matters in one or more of the aforementioned jurisdictions.
Our lawyers have assisted clients on a wide variety of legal issues and in myriad industries and legal disciplines. Those disciplines include mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance, joint ventures, fund formation, debt and equity transactions, global finance, tax, international trade, litigation, arbitration. We represent clients based throughout Latin America in matters across the region, as well as in the United States, Asia and Europe. Our practice is structured to give our clients unsurpassed access to our lawyers. Our Latin America team draws on the extensive resources of the firm’s international reach, working together seamlessly from Sidley’s offices around the globe and within multiple areas of the firm’s practice.
We are committed to providing high quality legal services and to developing long-lasting relationships with our clients. Our lawyers have been consistently recognized by Chambers Latin America across many practice areas, including Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and International Arbitration. Sources have told that publication, “This is a reliable team; the lawyers are responsive and business-oriented. They offer great support to our business.”
In 2012, we opened our Houston office with lawyers who have increased our transactional, regulatory and litigation capabilities in Latin America, particularly in the energy, project development and finance and communications sectors.