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Chambers Latin America Awards 2021

About our Chambers Awards

We were delighted to host Chambers Latin America Awards 2021. The awards recognised a law firm’s pre-eminence in key jurisdictions in the region. They also reflect achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. They honour the work of national and international law firms across the region based on the research for the recent edition of Chambers Latin America and Chambers Brazil 2022 Guides. We will also celebrate Diversity and Inclusion achievements from across Latin America.

 

Event Details:
Event date
Friday, 3 December 2021
7:00 pm - 1:00 am Coordinated Universal Time
Event location
USA
Mónica Tantaleán - Editor, Chambers Latin America
Mónica joined Chambers as a Researcher in the Latin America team, and then got promoted to Senior Researcher and Assistant Editor before been promoted to Deputy Editor and now Editor. Her previous job experience includes working at law firms in Peru and at not-for-profit organisations in the UK. She graduated in law from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and has an LLM in Law and Development from the University of Manchester. Monica is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Event Highlights of the Chambers Latin America Awards 2021

COUNTRY AWARDS  

ARGENTINA   

Allende & Brea   
Baker McKenzie  
Beccar Varela  
Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi  
Bomchil  
Estudio O’Farrell  
Marval O’Farrell Mairal  
Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen  

Argentina Client Service - Beccar Varela

An impressed client appreciates the firm's "marvellous and impeccable service, as well as their incredible support." They also praise the firm for "offering an interesting commercial vision, which allows them to find the best solutions for us as a business." A different observer also highlights the firm’s â€œhigh-level of commitment, as well as their ability to provide creative solutions to problems that arise in negotiations.” They also add: â€œThey are actively working on diversity issues and promote positive actions for women lawyers at the firm.” 

BRAZIL

Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão   
Demarest Advogados   
Lefosse Advogados   
Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice   
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados   
Pinheiro Neto Advogados   
TozziniFreire Advogados   
Veirano Advogados   

BOLIVIA   

Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil - BAQSN  
Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C. Servicios Legales
Indacochea & Asociados
Moreno Baldivieso
PPO Abogados
  

CENTRAL AMERICA  

Aguilar Castillo Love  
Arias  
BLP  
CENTRAL LAW  
Consortium Legal  
EY Law 
García & Bodán   
LatamLex Abogados  
Nassar Abogados  

CHILE   

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados
Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados
Carey
Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos
Claro & Cía 
FerradaNehme
Guerrero Olivos
Larrain y Asociados Abogados Philippi  
Morales & Besa  
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría  

Chile Client Service Award - Claro & Cía
Claro & Cía was highlighted by clients, with one enthusing that “their commitment to their clients and their technical expertise are worthy of recognition. It is a privilege to have them.” Another client interviewee noted that “they are able to align the parties’ interests and offer practical and innovative solutions.” 

COLOMBIA   
 
Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados  
Brigard Urrutia  
Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas  
Gómez-Pinzón  
Lloreda Camacho & Co  
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría  
Posse Herrera Ruiz  

Colombia Client Service Award - Posse Herrera Ruiz
The firm elicited some outstanding reviews from its clients. Among the highest praise was the following evaluation: “Their work is invaluable and the support they provide is spectacular.” Another sums up the firm’s strengths as follows: “What really stands out about them is their ability to understand matters quickly and without having to start from scratch every time you instruct them. They are able to spot risks, as well as opportunities, which at a cursory glance are not immediately obvious.”

COSTA RICA   

Alta Batalla  
Arias 
BLP 
Consortium Legal  
Dentons Muñoz  
EY Law  
Facio & Cañas  
Zurcher, Odio & Raven   

CUBA (INTERNATIONAL COUNSEL)  

Andersen   
Bird & Bird LLP  
Gowling WLG  
Lupicinio International Law Firm  
Uría Menéndez  

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  

Castillo y Castillo  
Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández  
Jiménez Peña  
OMG  
Pereyra & Asociados   
Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti  
Squire Patton Boggs Peña Prieto Gamundi  

ECUADOR  

Bustamante Fabara  
CorralRosales   
ROBALINO  
Pérez Bustamante & Ponce  

EL SALVADOR  

Arias  
CENTRAL LAW  
Consortium Legal  
Espino Nieto & Asociados  
Romero Pineda & Asociados, Compañía de Abogados  

GUATEMALA  

Alta QIL+4 ABOGADOS
Arias  
BLP  
Carrillo y Asociados  
Consortium Legal  
Mayora & Mayora, S.C.  

HONDURAS  

Aguilar Castillo Love    
Alta Melara & Asociados
Arias
Consortium Legal  
ECIJA   

MEXICO  

Baker McKenzie  
Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C.   
Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.  
Galicia Abogados, S.C. 
Greenberg Traurig, S.C. 
Hogan Lovells 
Jones Day   
Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.  
Nader Hayaux y Goebel  
Ritch Mueller  
Santamarina y Steta SC  
Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC    

Mexico Client Service Award - Galicia Abogados, S.C. 
Praising the exceptional service provided by this firm, clients declare: “They always have the resources and the abilities to face new challenges and exceed clients’ expectations. They stand out for their outstanding technical abilities, experience and excellent quality of the service.” Commentators also value the firm’s commercial awareness pointing out: “They have a broad vision always aligned with our objectives and within the framework of the law they are able to bring ideas to the table that add value.” Finally, another client declares: “They focus on our needs and are pro-active when it comes to providing us with the best solutions to carry out our business. Their distinguishing feature is the flexibility of their team to adapt to the customer needs, as well as the consistent level of quality of all the team members.”  

NICARAGUA  

Alvarado y Asociados  
Arias  
CENTRAL LAW  
Consortium Legal  
García & Bodán  

PANAMA  
Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee  
Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez  
Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega  
Galindo, Arias & López  
Morgan & Morgan  

PARAGUAY  

BKM - Berkemeyer  
Estudio Jurídico Gross Brown   
Ferrere  
Olmedo Abogados  
Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja  
Vouga Abogados  

PERU  
 
CMS GRAU  
Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International   
Garrigues  
Hernández & Cía. Abogados  
Miranda & Amado Abogados  
Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados  
Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas  
Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados  
Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados  

Peru Client Service Award - Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International   

A client is highly impressed by the firm’s “strong business vision, which allows them to understand the business objective and use all their legal acumen to protect their clients and bring a transaction to a close. They are able to find a good balance between the legal and the business objectives, which inspires a lot of confidence in them.” Another adds: “The team always provides precise and timely advice that is well explained and founded in the law. They are also always open to discuss their strategies and provide more explanation when needed. During the difficult period of COVID, they were constantly updating their clients on the newest changes.”

PUERTO RICO  
 
Ferraiuoli LLC   
McConnell Valdés LLC  
O'Neill & Borges LLC   
Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC  

 
URUGUAY  

Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga 
Ferrere  
Guyer & Regules  
Hughes & Hughes   
Posadas, Posadas & Vecino  

Uruguay Client Service Award - Guyer & Regules
A client endorses this firm for “its service-focused attitude, availability, strategic thinking and overall protection of their clients’ interests.” Another source appreciates that “it is very easy to work with them. They quickly understand the business and are able to provide a spot-on vision of the business, as well as superlative technical expertise.” They also go on to praise the firm for being “very innovative,” adding: “They have some good initiatives that clients enjoy, like gender diversity seminars or networking events.” 

VENEZUELA  

AraqueReyna  
Baker McKenzie SC  
D'Empaire 
Dentons  
Interjuris Abogados, S.C.  
Leĝa Abogados  
Tinoco Travieso Planchart & Núñez  

INTERNATIONAL COUNSEL IN LATIN AMERICA  

CORPORATE FINANCE  

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP  
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP  
Shearman & Sterling LLP  
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates  
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP   
White & Case LLP  

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION  

Arnold & Porter  
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP  
Dechert LLP  
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer  
King & Spalding LLP  
White & Case LLP  
Latham & Watkins LLP  

PROJECT FINANCE  

Allen & Overy LLP  
Clifford Chance LLP   
Latham & Watkins LLP  
Mayer Brown LLP  
Milbank LLP  
Paul Hastings LLP  
Shearman & Sterling LLP  
White & Case LLP   

REGIONAL SOUTH AMERICAN PRACTICE OF THE YEAR  

Baker McKenzie  
CMS  
Dentons  
DLA Piper LLP   
Garrigues  
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría  

Latin America Law Firm of the Year: Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARDS  

PRIVATE PRACTICE AWARDS  

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: FUTURE LEADER  

Agustina Torre - Zang, Bergel y Viñes Abogados (Argentina)   
Alexandra Ortiz - PPO Abogados (Bolivia)   
Alix Trimmer - Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. (Mexico) 
Diego Corral - Robalino (Ecuador) - Winner
Gabriel Duran - BLP Legal (Costa Rica)   
Isidora Fernandez - Barros & Errázuriz (Chile)   
Jeannette Bravo – Lovill (Panama)   
Lucía Álvarez – FerradaNehme (Chile)   - Commended
Mayra Aguirre - Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados (Peru)   
Nicolás Emanueldel  Hoyo Pérez - Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen (Argentina)   

Diversity and Inclusion: Future Leader Winner: Diego Corral – ROBALINO

One of the founding members of Fundacion PAKTA, a collective dedicated to the protection of the LGBT+ community advocating for those who could not afford legal representation, Diego has dedicated his life as a lawyer to supporting the marginalised. Of particular significance in the last year, he has worked against the forced displacement of an indigenous community in the Amazon and fought to close conversion therapy clinics in Ecuador.  

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION  

Brenda Rogel Salgado - Hogan Lovells (Mexico)   
Carlos Ernesto Gonzales - Morgan & Morgan (Panama)   
Carolina Zang - Zang, Bergel y Viñes Abogados (Argentina)    
Claudia Barrero – PPU (Colombia)   
Daniel Valverde – ECIJA (Costa Rica)   
Diana Pineda - Gonzalez Calvillo (Mexico)   
Eugenio Gormaz - Albagli Zaliasnik (Chile)    
Paola Gachet - Robalino (Ecuador)
Valentina Villa - Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C (Mexico)   
Vivian Liberman  - BLP (Costa Rica)   

Diversity and Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution - Brenda Rogel Salgado – Hogan Lovells (Mexico) 

A trailblazer and champion for diversity and inclusion, Brenda Rogel Salgado is the first woman partner in Hogan Lovells Mexico office. She co-leads the D&I committee in Mexico and is a key part of the Women’s Initiative Network, through which she trains other lawyers on avoiding unconscious bias and microaggressions. Her influence and advocacy led to the firm adopting a policy recognising D&I activity - such as leading and organizing D&I events, recruiting diverse lateral lawyers and business services professionals to the firm, mentoring or sponsoring diverse lawyers and business services professionals – as billable credit.  

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY FIRM OF THE YEAR  

Beccar Varela (Argentina)  - Winner
BLP Legal (Costa Rica)   
Galicia Abogados (Mexico)   
Guyer & Regules (Uruguay)   
Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados (Peru)  - Commended 
Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. (Mexico)    

Environment and Sustainability Program of the Year - Beccar Varela

Beccar Varela have developed a unique environment and sustainability program that involves 77% of associates and over half of their partners. In 2021 they developed the Argentine chapters of the global reports on illegal wildlife trafficking for the ABA Rule of Law Initiative, and the world’s ocean acidity for the Ocean Foundation. Most significantly, they designed the structure of a trust for the Argentine Network of Municipalities against Climate Change, enabling various municipalities from provinces across Argentina to unite efforts for the joint development of social and environmental impact projects.  

PRO BONO FIRM OF THE YEAR  

Greenberg Traurig (Mexico)   
Hogan Lovells (Mexico)   
Malpica, Iturbe, Buj y Paredes, SC (Mexico)    
Marval O'Farrell Mairal (Argentina)  
Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen (Argentina)  
Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (Ecuador)  - Winner
PPO Abogados (Bolivia)  - Commended
Robalino Law (Ecuador)   
Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. (Mexico)   
Zang, Bergel y Viñes Abogados (Argentina)   

Pro Bono Program of the Year - Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (Ecuador) 

The commitment of Pérez Bustamante & Ponce to pro bono work is best illustrated through their dedicated foundation, coordinating their efforts to prioritize vulnerable and marginalized groups. In 2020, the Foundation handled 1,572 cases involving a total of 10,481 hours. Their innovative ‘Dialogue Talks’ campaign contributes to the development of a culture of peace by enhancing people’s abilities to settle disputes through discussion, with 1,482 talks given to 61,399 attendees from 255 public and private institutions to date.  

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION FIRM OF THE YEAR  

BLP Legal (Costa Rica)  - Winner
Carey (Chile)    
Cervieri Monsuárez (Uruguay)   
Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C (Mexico)   
DLA Piper  - Commended
Lovill (Panama)   
Marval O'Farrell Mairal (Argentina)   
Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. (Mexico)   
Mitrani, Caballero & Ruiz Moreno (Argentina)   
Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados (Peru)   

Diversity and Inclusion: Firm of the Year - BLP (Costa Rica) 

BLP have a holistic, wide-ranging D&I strategy that nurtures and supports staff throughout their career, combined with a commitment to positively effecting their community. Highlights include workshops focused human rights, development, and sustainability to determine specific actions to promote human rights and prevent discrimination in the workplace; an internal program for the training and inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace; as well as a number of progressive, parent-friendly policies that help to promote gender parity.  

IN-HOUSE AWARDS  

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: IN HOUSE LAWYER OF THE YEAR  
   
Dafne González – Falabella (Chile)   
Denise Guillen – NeilsenIQ (Mexico)   
Javier Oroz - AXA Seguros (Mexico)   
Lorena Barrientos – Algramo (Chile)   
Monica Bichara – Heineken (Mexico)   
Patricia Brocos - Credicorp Capital (Peru)   
Raúl Escalante - Grupo Modelo (Mexico)   

Diversity and Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution (General Counsel) - Lorena Barrientos – Algramo (Chile) 

Lorena has been instrumental in creating an inclusive culture at Algramo. She is a key part of the Feminist Committee, encouraging a feminist culture at the company, and is member of a number of Women’s Networks. She led the introduction of a new policy to extend parental leave rights to LGBT+ parents, which is currently not enshrined in law in Chile, as well as developing a gender-neutral manual to help counteract bias. As a member of the Chilean Bar Association’s D&I Committee she promoted the amendment to bylaws to include a gender quota for the Board, requiring at least 40% of each binary gender.  

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR  

Accenture    
AXA   
Bayer   
HSBC Legal LATAM  
Uber LATAM Legal   

Diversity and Inclusion: In-House Team of the Year - HSBC Legal LATAM 

HSBC’s D&I strategy works from the bottom up and the top down. Over 50% of their staff are members of Employee Resource Groups covering a variety of strands of diversity while they organized progressive conversations to raise awareness on topics addressing the workplace of the future. Externally, they request panel firm and suppliers to provide D&I information and work with a social mobility NGO. Internally, they recently launched a reverse mentoring pilot program with senior global management and have a policy for diverse interview panels to ensure inclusive hiring practices.  

Special Contribution to the Latin America D&I Community - Ana Dolores Román – Pfizer (Colombia) 

This special award goes to Ana Dolores Román for outstanding leadership in D&I, using her position to influence advancement across the region. Highlights include a supplier diversity program for vendors that focusses on businesses owned by disadvantaged groups, promoting D&I best practice through many joint initiatives and co-founding a program to promote gender equality in the healthcare sector.  

Our Award Sponsors
Alta
Cervieri Monsuarez
Consortium Legal
DLA Piper
Galicia
Greenberg Traurig
Iconekta
Le Fosse
Moreno Baldivieso

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