Chair & Managing Partner: Richard M. Trobman
Number of partners worldwide: More than 600
Number of lawyers worldwide: More than 2,400
International Offices: For more information about Latham & Watkins’ offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and United States
Latin America Practice: Antonio Del Pino, Juan Picon
Latham & Watkins, one of the world’s premier global law firms, offers clients decades of market-leading experience serving multinational companies, investment banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms, sovereign wealth funds, governments and other organisations based or operating in Latin America. Members of Latham’s Latin America practice group reside throughout the firm’s more than 30 offices, have ties to virtually every jurisdiction in Latin America, and possess the legal expertise, cultural knowledge, Spanish and Portuguese language skills, and relevant cross-border and industry knowhow to provide Latham’s characteristic top-ranked advice to clients throughout the region.
Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust & Competition:
Latham’s global antitrust and competition team provides integrated service to clients facing issues relating to in-country and cross-border merger clearance, state aid controversies, cartel defence and rapidly changing competition issues in Latin America and to Latin American clients facing similar issues in the US, EU, Asia and the Middle East.
The firm’s banking group handles a variety of sophisticated financing and funding transactions for lenders, borrowers and purchasers in Latin America. The firm represents market-leading financial institutions and financial services providers, and has participated in complex cross-border financings throughout the region.
Latham’s capital markets practice has worked on groundbreaking capital markets transactions in a variety of sectors to meet clients’ capital-raising needs in Latin America. Latham handled Mexico’s first-ever energy-sector IPO and Mexican Stock Exchange listing; and Latin America’s first insolvency exit financed via a high yield bond transaction.
Latham’s global communications practice regularly represents Latin American, European and US clients doing business in the region on communications transactions and regulatory matters.
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm is recognised worldwide and in Latin America for advising on the most significant crossborder M&A and corporate transactions across a variety of industries, including natural resources, energy, mining and banking, as well as providing day-to- day advice to clients in Latin America on cross-border corporate governance and compliance issues.
Latham’s premier global energy practice routinely advises clients in Latin America and Latin American clients on energy-related M&A, private equity, capital markets, project finance, regulatory, tax, environmental and litigation matters. Latham’s clients in the energy sector are market leaders in both traditional and renewable power generation and transmission, oil and gas transportation, power and oil and gas marketing, as well as oil and gas exploration, production and refining.
Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts:
Latham is a leading global legal adviser to debtors, sponsors, creditors and creditors’ committees on some of the most significant and innovative cross-border and cross-industry restructurings, including those in Latin America.
International Tax/Transactional Tax:
Latham’s lawyers regularly handle international tax matters of all types, including planning for multinationals, structuring inbound and outbound transactions, and handling international tax controversies before tax tribunals and authorities in Latin America and worldwide.
Mining & Metals:
Latham’s multi-disciplinary team of lawyers assists clients in metals and mining transactions and projects around the world. The group advises banks, financial institutions, mining service companies and others in the industry, on issues ranging from mineral exploration to large-scale mining activity, downstream industries and beyond.
The firm’s internationally recognised litigation and dispute resolution practices handle multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes, class actions, white collar and government investigations, mass torts and securities controversies. The firm’s international dispute resolution practice has established a strong record representing corporations, state-owned entities and states in a variety of international disputes throughout Latin America.
Latham’s private equity team advises on investments, deal structuring and financing, as well as exit strategies for large and middle market private equity funds and their portfolio companies globally. The group has recently represented clients in connection with acquisitions throughout the region.
Project Development & Finance:
Latham advises Latin American clients throughout every stage of the largest and most significant infrastructure projects in Latin America. Latham’s global team draws on extensive experience with the issues surrounding project development and financings, including structuring, documenting and negotiating development and financing agreements, as well as related issues.
Latham serves clients based or operating in virtually every jurisdiction in Latin America, including multinational companies, investment banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms, sovereign wealth funds, governments and other organisations doing business across nearly every industry sector.