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Chambers Latin America Awards 2022

About our Chambers Awards

We are delighted to host Chambers Latin America Awards 2022. The awards will recognise law firms 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. The event honours the work of national and international law firms across the region based on the research for the recent edition of Chambers Latin America Guide. We will also celebrate Diversity and Inclusion achievements from across Latin America.

Event Details:
Event date
Friday, 28 October 2022
7:00 pm - 1:00 am Coordinated Universal Time
Event location
Emanuel Luxury Venue
Jonathan Block, Latin America Research Director, Chambers and Partners

Latin America Awards Shortlist 2022

ARGENTINA   
Allende & Brea   
Baker McKenzie  
Beccar Varela  
Bomchil  
Bruchou & Funes de Rioja  
Estudio O’Farrell  
Marval O'Farrell Mairal 
Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen  

Client Service Winner - Bruchou & Funes de Rioja 

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja is highlighted by clients, with one enthusing: “They are my first choice in Argentina. Their deep commitment and skilled team guarantee an excellent outcome for their clients. They are also always available and on top of new regulations and market trends.” Another observer points out the firm’s responsiveness and goes on to add: “They have the resources and the right leadership to resolve technical issues with expertise and diligence. The team also has a unique DNA, and the new members immediately adapt to the firm’s rhythm." Yet another respondent notes that “they stand out for their vast knowledge and strong understanding of our business, which allows them to place themselves in our shoes and add value to our work.” 

Winner - Marval O'Farrell Mairal

One impressed interviewee reported: “They have a very good team that offers an excellent service. They are always committed to our deadlines and their analysis is detailed and in depth.” Another observer noted that “Marval O'Farrell Mairal always offers strategic, commercial advice that helps with our business decisions. The team offers an excellent service and the lawyers stand out for their ability to resolve matters in a timely fashion." 

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

Winner - Moreno Baldivieso 

Moreno Baldivieso was highlighted by clients, with one enthusing that: "Their team has a great level of responsiveness, as well as strong knowledge of the legal framework and the ability to propose solutions to issues.” A different observer appreciates that “the firm’s level of service meets all the expectations. Their advice is timely, orderly, and clear in terms of what steps need to be taken.” 

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

Winner - Consortium Legal 

Consortium Legal is described by interviewees as “the best firm in the Central America region.” Market commentators value its versatile team, pointing out: “Consortium Legal has highly qualified practitioners who are very professional and capable when seeking appropriate legal solutions for their clients. They also enjoy diverse legal practices that efficiently cover all our needs.” Interviewees also praise the firm’s solid commercial awareness, with one client noting: “We see the growth in terms of experience, knowledge and relationships that Consortium has in the business arena in Central America. They are aware of the complexities of doing business in the region, but they also proactively provide thoughtful and weighty legal opinions as you navigate changes in the business world. I believe that Consortium’s lawyers have a unique strength of youth, innovation, experience and legal weight in Central America. They have a clear vision of the contemporary landscape, and they are a very capable ally.” 

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

Client Service Winner – Claro & Cía   

Claro & Cía continues to be recognised for providing clients with the highest standards of client service and for finding solutions to their problems. One client offers high praise, stating: “They are a first-class team who always exceed our expectations, make themselves available for us, and provide efficient and high-quality advice.” Another interviewee enthuses: “They really understand not only the legal and contractual issues in dispute, but also the commercial repercussions the case could have for us. Therefore, although they fought fiercely for us, they always maintained an excellent relationship with opposing counsel.” Finally, another client highlights: “We have always felt that they care about their customers. They offer superb client service, are always available for calls and deliver on time. Claro & Cia have shown that they take a long-term approach to client relationships.” 

Winner – Carey 

Carey is widely recognised as a premier law firm in the Chilean market, achieving a top-tier position in key fields across the Chilean legal industry. The law firm’s international networks add to the team’s cross-border muscle, as does its office in Miami. The powerhouse team is highlighted by clients for its multi-disciplinary approach to delivering outstanding client service and top-notch legal advice, with one client enthusing: “As a leading Chilean firm, they are involved with many of the leading transactions in Chile and have a strong sense of market terms and practice. They always provide sound and practical legal advice, while keeping the client's commercial goals in mind.” Another interviewee attests: “Carey provides outstanding service, and its lawyers are extremely responsive. They provide the highest quality work product in a timely and efficient manner. As the largest law firm in Chile, Carey has a wide range of practices which enable them to provide their clients with comprehensive legal advice and significant depth at all levels of their team, from partners to associates.” 

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

Client Service Winner - Posse Herrera Ruiz 

This firm stands out for the exceptional client service its lawyers provide, with one impressed interviewee pointing out: “The service is of the highest quality and always very timely. I always feel like their most important client and I'm sure their other clients have the same perception.” Lauding the team’s abilities, another client declares: “The firm’s lawyers have good communication and interpersonal skills, proving to be a dynamic, talented and versatile professional team. They are able to face new challenges with empathy and excellent technical and human management skills.” Another observer adds: “They really get to the root of the issue, identifying and foreseeing matters as only high-quality, strong and knowledgeable lawyers can.” This observer goes on to describe the firm as “the team that successful businesses need by their side.” 

Winner - Brigard Urrutia 

The firm is held in high esteem by market commentators for the pivotal role played in the development of its client’s businesses, with one interviewee pointing out: “Brigard Urrutia is an excellent firm. I would recommend them to any company that wants to establish in Colombia. Their lawyers always offered great advice but also went above our expectations.”  Praising the team’s abilities, an observer highlights: “The legal service reflects the level of expertise of Brigard & Urrutia’s team. I have received timely legal advice in areas that have proven to be challenging, which by their nature require accurate legal strategies beyond the simple knowledge of the legal framework. I feel completely satisfied with their legal services.” Finally, another respondent lauds the lawyers’ commercial awareness, stating:” They provide comprehensive advice through highly qualified professionals who are not only very knowledgeable about the legal aspects, but also know how our business behaves.”  

COSTA RICA   
Alta Batalla 
Arias 
BLP 
Consortium Legal 
Dentons Muñoz  
EY Law  
Facio & Cañas  

Winner - BLP 

BLP is retained by national and international clients for its solid expertise, with respondents highlighting: “We completely trust BLP's ability to handle any legal work, no matter how complex it may be. They have a strong reputation for handling highly sophisticated matters, and their understanding of business and the market makes them a noteworthy firm in Costa Rica.” An impressed observer also reports: “The firm has top-level professionals with the talent required to provide robust solutions to clients. The firm provides the best service due to the prudence and professionalism of its leaders.” Highlighting BLP for its leading position in the market, another client praises the team’s commercial insight, noting: “Being leaders in the sector means that they do not only do a very good job in their field of expertise, but they also analyse how their competitors are performing so that they can continue to excel.”  

CUBA (INTERNATIONAL COUNSEL)  
Akerman LLP  
Andersen Spain  
Bird & Bird LLP  
Uría Menéndez  

Winner - Uría Menéndez 

Pre-eminent full-service Spanish firm Uría Menéndez enjoys a broad network of twelve offices spanning some of the most relevant financial centres between Europe and the Americas. The firm boasts a highly regarded practice in Cuba with a longstanding involvement on the island. Clients are impressed by the firm’s capabilities, with one respondent pointing out: "Uría Menéndez has a team of highly specialised and experienced lawyers who provide an excellent service in this field. They handle highly complex matters with a team of professionals with varied areas of expertise, which allows them to offer comprehensive advice.”  Market onlookers go on to highlight: “They understand and anticipate issues. Clients are always happy with them.” Lauding the firm’s lawyers, another interviewee declares: “They have excellent client service, as well as a hard-working, efficient and extremely responsive team."  

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  
Castillo y Castillo  
DMK Abogados  
Guzmán Ariza Abogados  
Headrick Rizik Álvarez & Fernández  
OMG  
Pereyra & Asociados   

Winner - Headrick Rizik Álvarez & Fernández 

One client is quick to recognise Headrick Rizik Álvarez & Fernández’s ability to handle highly sophisticated mandates, enthusing: “The law firm has seamlessly managed two very complex negotiations in several jurisdictions in parallel. No matter the jurisdiction or the nature of the contract, the legal team is always well versed and ensures that we are able to properly navigate every step of the transaction at hand.” Similarly, another respondent is full of praise for the team members and their commercial awareness: “They have a blend of business-savvy lawyers with a solid orientation towards making things happen and finding critical solutions in complicated situations.” Finally, interviewees endorse Headrick Rizik Álvarez & Fernández’s client service, noting: “They are always available and able to respond quickly to our needs. The firm has partners and lawyers with experience in all areas, and all our enquiries are addressed in a timely fashion and with a high level of expertise.” 

ECUADOR  
Bustamante Fabara  
CorralRosales  
Pérez Bustamante & Ponce  
ROBALINO  

Winner - Pérez Bustamante & Ponce 

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce continues to be recognised for having a top-notch, highly specialised team that is readily available to answer any requests and questions from clients. One interviewee points out: “The firm offers a very strong ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters.” Another source values the law firm’s client commitment, enthusing: “Pérez Bustamante & Ponce's team is fantastic. They are always willing to go the extra mile. They work with the client and think outside of the box." 

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

Winner – Arias 

Arias is held in high esteem by market commentators, who declare: “Their lawyers have proven to be one step ahead in preventing problems and handling complex situations. Arias has a very good team that has offered the highest level of service.” One impressed client reports: “We are extremely satisfied with the professionalism, diligence, hands-on experience and attention to detail demonstrated over the years. We know that they have a high-level group of practitioners with strategic thinking and extensive experience. This has made us place our trust in them.”  Praising the team’s commercial vision, another respondent states: “Their lawyers are very proactive with extensive experience in handling negotiations. They stand out for their availability and timely attention to any requirements which make their service very professional.” 

GUATEMALA  
Aguilar Castillo Love  
Alta QIL+4 ABOGADOS  
Arias  
BLP  
Consortium Legal  
Mayora & Mayora, S.C.  

Winner - Consortium Legal 

Market onlookers speak at length about Consortium Legal’s expertise, with one client declaring: “The firm has a multidisciplinary team with excellent standards.”  Another impressed interviewee remarks: “They always make their experience and knowledge of the matter available to the client,” adding: “They are the best ally a business can have.” Lauding the firm’s prowess, an observer also notes: “They have in-depth knowledge of how businesses work and how to solve the legal problems companies face,” going on to comment: “Client service is an essential component of Consortium Legal's philosophy. It doesn’t matter whether we entrust them with a simple matter as individuals or a complex matter of the corporation, we are always treated as a unique and special client. Our needs are always addressed promptly, and they make sure that all doubts or concerns are resolved so that we, as clients, are calm and confident that our business is in good hands.”  

HONDURAS  
Aguilar Castillo Love  
Alta Melara & Asociados  
Arias  
Consortium Legal  
Ecija Abogados   

Winner - Consortium Legal 

Consortium Legal elicits praise from commentators for the specialisation of its lawyers, with one client reporting: “The team comprises men and women who are subject-matter experts in all areas of law,” going on to add: “They are very aware of the commercial environment on the national, regional and world stage.” Observers also appreciate the efficiency of the firm’s practitioners. One respondent states: “They have studied our company and our brand to understand the complexity of each case,” highlighting: “Consortium gives us feedback on the next steps to follow with each case, what the necessary requirements are, and the time that each stage will take. In all cases they have been punctual and effective.” Lauding the lawyers’ business awareness, one source also notes: “They have a clear vision, and this is reflected in their legal advice,” adding: "Consortium Legal has the necessary expertise to handle difficult issues and achieve the best outcome for the client. " 

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 & Goebel S.C. 
Ritch Mueller  
Santamarina y Steta SC  
Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC  
White & Case LLP  

Client Service Winner - Galicia Abogados, S.C. 

One client is full of praise for Galicia Abogados’ service, noting: “The level of service that Galicia Abogados provides, as well as its responsiveness, are incredible. All of the firm’s lawyers respond quickly and accurately, always taking care of the legal risk and the interests of their clients.” Other respondents also point out: “There has always been a great commitment from Galicia Abogados; they give us support and advice in a friendly and timely manner.” Additionally, an interviewee values the law firm’s commercial awareness, revealing: “They understand the industry. Their vast experience makes them a top option within the legal arena and gives them extensive market insight.” Finally, another source adds: “One of the main strengths of the firm is its commercial awareness. The lawyers understand business and keep commercial relationships in mind when they give legal advice.” 

Winner - Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. 

One interviewee highlights Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez’s top position within the Mexican legal market, enthusing: “They've done a really fantastic job at building what I think has become the leading presence in Mexico. They’ve succeeded at placing themselves at the forefront of the legal arena by retaining key lawyers, attracting new external talent into the team, and having a strong institutional mindset.” One client points to the law firm’s mastery of highly sophisticated mandates, saying: “If you want a partner helping you to get the deal done, no doubt you want Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez by your side. Their ability to close complex transactions is very well known.” The same respondent values the firm’s level of service, adding: “Excellence is what drives Creel. Responsiveness is their brand.” Finally, another market commentator also praises the lawyers’ client service and commercial awareness, enthusing: “I have had the opportunity to deal with various members of Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez and their knowledge and response times have been impressive. They have a ‘let’s make it work’ mentality which makes the entire dialogue a lot easier.” 

NICARAGUA  
Alvarado y Asociados  
Arias  
Consortium Legal  
García & Bodán  

Winner - Consortium Legal 

The firm is widely recognised for providing clients with the highest standards in terms of both legal advice and client service. One observer reports: "The lawyers are extremely efficient and the very best in Nicaragua."  Interviewees are also impressed by the firm’s ability to assist clients with sophisticated mandates, with one client declaring: "The service is unbeatable.” The same source goes on to remark: “The lawyers have a solid knowledge of the applicable law and proceedings and understand the system and its stakeholders perfectly. We have achieved outstanding results with them in complex cases."   

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

Winner - Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega 

This firm stands out for its exceptional service and commercial awareness. Among the highest praise was the following evaluation: "The team is fast, knowledgeable and has a deep understanding of the market. Their service is always professional and impeccable.” Another client offers high praise, stating: “Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega has an extensive and seasoned team that can support us on any complex issues of corporate law that we can encounter. They are also very clear on the commercial issues and provide their opinion and possible options based on their experience with other transactions." 

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

Winner - Vouga Abogados 

An impressed interviewee reports that "Vouga Abogados has a team with significant experience and the ability to connect different points of view from a large number of projects, providing well-founded opinions on each matter." Another observer enthuses: “Vouga Abogados has a very strong team providing quick solutions that inspire confidence and peace of mind." 

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

Client Service Winner - Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International 

Praising the outstanding service provided by this firm, a client notes: “Estudio Echecopar - Baker McKenzie are truly customer-focused and have the ability to form teams to handle the most sophisticated matters with the most difficult legal questions quickly. In my view, they are one of the few law firms that truly understand the intersection between Peruvian and foreign law when it comes to cross-border work.” Commentators also value the firm’s client service approach, pointing out: “I would highlight Estudio Echecopar's professionalism and knowledge. When you give them an assignment, you know that their advice is going to be the most accurate you can find in the market.” Another respondent appreciates that: “Their team of professionals have always been available and attentive to the needs that have arisen.” 

Winner - Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados 

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados law firm receives praise from clients, with one enthusing: “We work with some of the best firms in the Latin American region and I would describe Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados’ advice and quality of work as exceptional.”  Additionally, another client points out: "In my opinion, there is no other firm in Peru that has the high standards of quality, commitment and experience that Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados has. They have a team of lawyers from various practice areas who have extensive experience and knowledge in their areas of specialisation." 

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

Winner - O'Neill & Borges LLC 

The firm received remarkable comments from its clients. One interviewee points out: “I have worked with the firm for over a decade and continue to do so based on their unique ability to combine a sound business understanding with knowledge of the complex legal environment in Puerto Rico.” Another observer goes on to add: “Their team comprises very good lawyers who are responsive and very knowledgeable. All of their work is done to a very high standard." 

URUGUAY  
Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga   
Ferrere  
Guyer & Regules  
Hughes & Hughes  
Posadas  

Client Service Winner - Guyer & Regules 

An impressed interviewee reports: “I have nothing but gratitude for Guyer & Regules because they have been excellent; I really value that they always go the extra mile for us.” Praising the team’s commercial awareness and local standing, another respondent adds: “They have a great understanding of business issues, and their opinion carries a lot of weight in Uruguay.” Finally, another stakeholder lauds the firm’s standards of client care, enthusing: “Their service is impeccable. I am struck by the speed at which they handle matters, and their level of professionalism is in line with the highest international standards.”   

Winner – Ferrere 

Ferrere Abogados continues to receive praise from clients, with one enthusing: “We value that we have easy access to every member of Ferrere Abogados' team, and that they always respond to our concerns quickly. Our industry dynamic forces us to ask for assistance at any time of the day and they are always there for the support we need.” Another source points out: “Ferrere Abogados’ team has the ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters, also offering very strong commercial awareness and a great bench of lawyers.” 

VENEZUELA  
AraqueReyna  
Baker McKenzie SC  
D'Empaire  
Dentons  
Leĝa Abogados  
Tinoco Travieso Planchart & Núñez  

Winner - D'Empaire 

An impressed client reports: “D'Empaire goes beyond purely legal advice and is a trusted adviser. The team is up to date with legal issues and challenges, and you cannot think of Venezuelan law without thinking of D'Empaire.” Another observer offers high praise, stating: “D'Empaire responds promptly and has a detailed understanding of the local legal regime. Their lawyers are attentive, thoughtful and offer succinct advice.” 

INTERNATIONAL COUNSEL IN LATIN AMERICA  
CORPORATE FINANCE (Corporate-Banking-CM)  
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP  
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP  
Shearman & Sterling LLP  
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP  
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP  
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP      
White & Case LLP  

Winner - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton’s practice group is singled out by market onlookers for its commitment to its clients, with one respondent declaring: “Their team enjoys strong lawyers across the board. From partners to junior lawyers, they are very focused and diligent, and are always looking to go beyond what is asked for or expected.” A commentator lauds the firm’s top-notch service, highlighting: “Cleary’s lawyers are highly skilled and informed when it comes to complex topics. Their advice and explanations are accessible despite the complexity of particular matters.” Another client praises the firm’s business acumen, declaring: “They are amazing. They helped us understand the marketplace and fully understood our business goals and processes.”  

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

Winner - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 

Interviewees are full of praise for the firm’s international arbitration practice, with one client enthusing: "The team is very efficient, precise and organised, and the strategies they provided were very well thought out." Recognising Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as a top-tier firm in the practice area, one observer highlights: “They have impressed me not only because they are leaders in the field of arbitration, but also because they are able to attract new talent. They have extraordinary young lawyers.”  Lauding the firm’s performance, another impressed client declares: “The work they do is extremely good and detailed.”   

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  

Winner - Paul Hastings LLP 

Distinguished firm Paul Hastings provides outstanding expertise in the Latin American project finance arena. Clients are full of praise for the firm’s capabilities in this practice area, with one interviewee enthusing: “Paul Hastings is one of the best firms I have interacted with in the Latin America project finance space for New York law matters. On complex transactions, the firm is always in my top recommendations.” Lauding the firm’s Project Finance group, one respondent reports: “The team involved in the transaction is very well qualified and cohesive. The lawyers are very professional and really know what they are doing. They propose solutions and understand commercial issues.” Another impressed client declares: “We were extremely happy to have them on board. They always delivered the highest quality on time. It was a challenging project but with their support, we closed it successfully.”  

REGIONAL SOUTH AMERICAN PRACTICE (OF THE YEAR)  
Baker McKenzie  
CMS  
Dentons  
DLA Piper LLP   
Garrigues  
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría  

Winner - Baker McKenzie 

Baker McKenzie is highlighted for its local counsel offering across South America, with one interviewee reporting: “They have a highly sophisticated team across the region and support us everywhere we need them.” Addressing the team’s commercial skills, another respondent enthuses: “They are a strategic business partner; they are committed to their clients and try to understand their needs in detail.” Clients are also particularly satisfied with the firm’s problem-solving skills, noting: “They partner with the company in finding creative solutions to problems, whilst defending the company’s interests and closing strategic deals.” 

LATIN AMERICA LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR 

Winner – Carey 

This large, full-service law firm has once again delivered an impressive performance and exceptional commitment to its clients, retaining a leading position in key practice areas such as Corporate M&A, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Projects. This powerhouse firm stands out for participating in some of the largest, most complex and high-value deals in a variety of sectors over the past year. One client says: “They showed a very pro-business approach throughout the process, but at the same time were loud and clear enough to highlight the risks when it was relevant. The team’s agility and responsiveness were outstanding, which was particularly important considering there were time constraints that we had to meet.” Another interviewee draws attention to their experience, noting: “The service has always been excellent and they show great expertise. Something to highlight about them is that as a firm, it is very difficult to find a situation that they have not been in before.” A final respondent simply states: “They are the best there is.” 

Chambers D&I Awards: Latin America 2022  
Private Practice  
Individual Awards  
Diversity and Inclusion: Future Leader  
Danica Yaksic - PPO Abogados (Bolivia)  
Gabriel Álvarez - Arias (El Salvador)  
Gabriel Durán - BLP (Costa Rica)  
Jeannette Bravo - LOVILL (Panama)  
Jimena Pérez - Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados (Peru)  
Luis Salazar - Alta Batalla (Costa Rica)  
Nicolás Emanuel del Hoyo - Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen (Argentina)  
Silverio Sandate - Von Wobeser y Sierra  (Mexico)  
Valeria Osorio - Miranda & Amado (Peru)  
Yuriria Galicia - White & Case (Mexico)  

Diversity and Inclusion: Future Leader Winner - Luis Salazar - Alta Batalla (Costa Rica)  

A strong advocate for the LGBT+ community, Luis Salazar supports numerous public and private institutions in their inclusion efforts. He is the cocreator of the first LGBT+ museum in Costa Rica and also works to ensure trans and non-binary people are appropriately included in census data. 

Diversity and Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution  
Cecilia Stahlhut - Hogan Lovells (Mexico)  
Enrique Espejel  - White & Case (Mexico)  
Lorenza Langarica - Mijares, Angoitia, Cortes y Fuentes, S.C. (Mexico)  
María Fernanda Miérez - Beccar Varela (Argentina)  
Marvin Carvajal - Alta Batalla (Costa Rica)  
Nicolás Muñoz - Ulpik (Ecuador)  
Pabla Gainza - CMS Carey & Allende (Chile)  
Pamela Navarro - Atalla Legal (Peru)  
Paulina Riquelme Pallamar - Eelaw (Chile)  
Virginia Cervieri - Cervieri Monsuárez (Uruguay)  

Diversity and Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution Winner - María Fernanda Miérez - Beccar Varela (Argentina)  

María Fernanda Miérez was the first woman partner at Beccar Varela in 2010 and, since then, has successfully used her platform to promote and support women lawyers and entrepreneurs both through pro bono work and D&I initiatives.   

Firm Awards  
Environment and Sustainability: Outstanding Firm  
Beccar Varela (Argentina)  
BLP (Costa Rica)  
Cervieri Monsuárez (Uruguay)  
Cuatrecasas (Colombia)  
DLA Piper (Argentina)  
Hogan Lovells (Mexico)  
Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados (Peru)  
Ulises Cabrera (Dominican Republic)  
Von Wobeser y Sierra (Mexico)  
Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados (Argentina)  

Environment and Sustainability: Outstanding Firm Winner – Cuatrecasas (Colombia)  

Cuatrecasas are rewarded for their commitment to sustainability, achieving a 69% reduction in carbon footprint from 2019 to 2021 and working towards net zero by 2030. In addition to this internal commitment, they train lawyers on climate science to ensure they can appropriately advise clients. 

Pro Bono: Outstanding Firm  
Cervieri Monsuárez (Uruguay)  
Dentons (Dentons Rattagan Arocena) (Argentina)  
FerradaNehme (Chile)  
Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (Colombia)  
Marval O'Farrell Mairal (Argentina)  
Mijares, Angoitia, Cortes y Fuentes, S.C. (Mexico)  
Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (Ecuador)  
PPO Abogados (Bolivia)  
Von Wobeser y Sierra (Mexico)  
Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados (Argentina)  

Pro Bono: Outstanding Firm Highly Commended - Marval O'Farrell Mairal (Argentina) 

Pro Bono: Outstanding Firm Winner – FerradaNehme (Chile)  

FerradaNehme displayed an outstanding commitment to pro bono work, racking up an impressive 2,000 hours in 2021 and working on major cases regarding LGBT+ rights, marital partnerships and women in prison. 

Diversity and Inclusion: Outstanding Firm  
Arias (Guatemala)  
Beccar Varela (Argentina)  
BLP (Costa Rica)  
Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa (Mexico)  
CMS Carey & Allende (Chile)  
FerradaNehme (Chile)  
Galicia Abogados, SC (Mexico)  
Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (Colombia)  
Miranda & Amado (Peru)  
White & Case (Mexico)  

Diversity and Inclusion: Outstanding Firm Highly Commended - CMS Carey & Allende (Chile) 

Diversity and Inclusion: Outstanding Firm Winner - Galicia Abogados, SC (Mexico)  

With a broad, progressive D&I program, Galicia are ensuring that all people feel valued and included at the firm. Recent highlights included enhanced parental leave, workshops on unconscious bias, and a new social mobility initiative with Abogadas MX.   

In-House  
Individual Award – Lawyer of the Year  
Diversity and Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution   
Carlos Silva Alliende - Dreams S.A.  
Claudia Luna Hernandez - Grupo Herdez  
Dafne González – Falabella   
Francisco Xavier Careaga – Meta  
Marie Clare Le Chevalier – Accenture Argentina  
Patricia Brocos - Credicorp Capital   
Raúl Escalante - Grupo Modelo   
Valeria Chapa – Orbia  

Diversity and Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution Highly Commended - Carlos Silva Alliende - Dreams S.A.

Diversity and Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution Winner - Valeria Chapa – Orbia  

One of the leading advocates for D&I in Latin America, Valeria Chapa is rewarded for outstanding work over a number of years that continually makes a difference. The organisation she founded, Abogadas MX, is one of the most influential factors in raising awareness and making practical change in the region.   

Company Award  
Diversity and Inclusion: Outstanding Company  
Accenture Argentina  
AES Andes S.A.  
Algramo  
Cenit Transporte y Logística de Hidrocarburos  
Gerdau  
Medtronic   
Roche Chile Limitada  
Uber

Diversity and Inclusion: Outstanding Company Winner – Uber  

With over 50% women lawyers and business leaders in Latin America, Uber are rewarded for tangible results advancing D&I. Their holistic program includes mentoring programs, informal coffee sessions, workshops and collaboration across the business world on all aspects of D&I.   

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Chambers Latin America Awards 2022