Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Banking & Finance Department

Latin America-wide
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Skadden has had a dedicated Latin America Group since 1990, significantly longer than most major law firms. Our group has advised clients on numerous major matters throughout the region, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings, international banking matters, project financings, private equity transactions, restructurings, privatizations, and international arbitration and complex litigation matters.

We represent many major Latin American and international companies, investment banks and financial institutions, including underwriters and issuers, and individual directors and officers in some of the largest, most high-profile transactions and disputes in Latin America. We have worked in more than 20 countries throughout the region and our work has been recognized for numerous rankings and “deal of the year” awards, including:

  • ranked in the top tier for corporate/M&A: international in Brazil by Chambers Global 2017 and Chambers Latin America 2017;
  • the only U.S.-based firm ranked in the top tier for global M&A by Chambers Global 2017;
    named the top Corporate/M&A practice in Latinvex’s Top Law Firms (2016) survey and among the top two international firms overall in the region;
  • recognized by Latin Lawyer, LatinFinance and other publications with “deal of the year” distinctions for numerous representations in the region, including 29 “deals of the year” in recent years; 
  • ranked first for announced Latin American M&A transactions in 2016 by Thomson Reuters.