Latin America News


New boutique MPA Trade Law established
Posted 16 April 2014

Rodrigo Pupo and Claudia Marques have left the Veirano Advogados International Trade/WTO team to establish MPA Trade Law.  Pupo and Marques are recognised by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global for their expertise in Brazil.  Read more here.


Bryan Cave LLP opens Miami office

Bryan Cave LLP has opened a Miami office to enhance its Latin America practice. Chambers-ranked Pedro J. Martínez-Fraga comes in as co-leader of its International Arbitration practice, and C. Ryan Reetz arrives as the managing and hiring partner.  Both previously worked at DLA Piper LLP. Read more here.  


Rafael Carmona joins Mexico City office of Haynes and Boone SC

Rafael Carmona joined Haynes and Boone’s Mexico City banking and finance practice earlier this month from Romo Paillés. Chambers Latin America recognises Carmona for his Capital Markets expertise. Read more here.


Tauil & Chequer Advogados welcomes five new partners

Tauil & Chequer Advogados has added five lawyers from Veirano Advogados. Leonardo Morato, Luciana Celidonio and Adriana Dias joined the firm as partners, increasing the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring capability. Associates Renata Lemos and José Guilherme Botelho also joined the firm. For more information click here.


Norton Rose to open in Brazil

Norton Rose Fulbright has announced its expansion into Brazil. The new office will be the firm’s third in Latin America, alongside Caracas and Bogotá. The new practice will be headed by new hire Andrew Haynes and current head of the firm’s Bogotá office, Glenn Faass.

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.