Latin America News


Hogan Lovells completes Mexican merger
Posted 8 August 2014  

Hogan Lovells has completed its combination with Mexican firm Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa (BSTL). BSTL, with offices in Mexico City and Monterrey is accredited by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global for its vast array of services, including dispute resolution, corporate, intellectual property and international trade. Read more here.

Arias & Muñoz hires partner in Panama
Posted 6 August 2014                

Arias & Muñoz Panama has hired Jorge Molina from Kuzniecky & Co to lead its litigation and arbitration practice. Molina is recognized by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global for his knowledge and experience in dispute resolution.  Read more here

Baker & McKenzie hires Lat-Am arbitration expert
Posted 6 August 2014

Luis O’Naghten has joined Baker & McKenzie from Akerman in Miami.  O’Naghten is recognised by Chambers Latin America for his international arbitration expertise in the region.  Read more here

Gardere Wynne Sewell reinforces presence in Mexico
Posted 4 August 2014

Texas-based Gardere has acquired Gardere, Arena y Asociados, its Mexican joint venture entity with Mexico law firm Arena y Asociados. The Mexican firm is accredited by Chambers Latin America for its insurance, tax and competition law practices. Roberto Arena, recognised by Chambers Latin America for his tax expertise, is named Executive Partner of the Gardere Mexico City office.  Read more here

Bolivian firm joins TAGLaw
Posted 31 July 2014                                 

TAGLaw has expanded its presence in South America with the addition of Bolivian firm, Moreno Baldivieso. The firm is acknowledged by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global for its leading corporate, dispute resolution and energy and natural resources practices in Bolivia. Read more here

New managing partner at Arenales & Skinner-Klée
Posted 30 July 2014

Guatemala's Arenales & Skinner-Klée has appointed Alfredo Skinner-Klée as managing partner. Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global  recognise Skinner-Klée for his corporate/M&A expertise. Read more here

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.