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About Chambers Latin America

Chambers Latin America ranks and reviews the top law firms and lawyers across the region, offering market-leading insights for those looking to discover the most suitable providers of legal services.

The rankings for the guide are based on the in-depth research our dedicated team of researchers conduct throughout the year, all designed to help individuals make informed decisions when purchasing legal services.

Firms of all sizes and across leading and key practice areas are covered within the legal rankings.

For a look at our methodology and submissions process, please visit our methodology page here.

Chambers Latin America 2022 Launch Webinar
Watch the guide launch webinar and discover key findings from this year's research and learn what is new on this edition of the guide
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How-to Chambers: Latin America (Spanish)
Watch the How-to Latin America webinar. Everything you need to know about the pre-research process, including submissions and queries relating to referees is covered.
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Research updates

We are pleased to announce the release of the Chambers Latin America 2023 research schedule. Several deadlines are approaching for January 4, 2022. The countries affected by this deadline include Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Chile, Cuba, International Counsel, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Venezuela. Please click this link to find out more.

Coverage

The Chambers Latin America 2022 in-depth research ran from September 2020 to May 2021. 

670
Law firms ranked
1,922
Law Departments ranked
3,731
Individual Lawyer rankings
360
Ranked as Star Associates, and Associates to watch

New Practice Areas covered in Latin America 2022

Chambers Latin America covers a total of 19 jurisdictions, spanning Mexico; Central America and the Caribbean, as well as all Spanish-speaking countries in South America. We also provide coverage through our Central America-wide and International Counsel sections. 

19
Latin American jurisdictions covered
Including Cuba and Puerto Rico
1 Regional section
Central America-wide
1 International section
International Counsel
2 New sections
Chile: Venture Capital
Dominican Republic: Tax
199
Practice Areas Covered

For the Latin America guide 2022, the Latin America-wide chapter has been renamed, and is now known as International Counsel. It will continue covering Project Finance, Banking and Finance, Corporate M&A, Capital Markets, International Arbitration, Corporate Investigations, and Insurance.  The Latin America-wide chapter will remain for the Legal networks ranking.  

Latin America 2022 Submissions

The increase in work we have seen in the Latin America region over the last year has also meant an increase in the participation of law firms in our research 

3,751
Submissions
(More than 10% YoY)
61,446
Referees
(56,041 for Guide 2021)

Gender Diversity in Latin America 2022

We continuously strive to partner with all law firms to ensure diversity and inclusion plays an important part in their practice, to ensure their women partners and associates are included in our research process, as D&I are some of our key values within our rankings.  

21.3%
are individual rankings to women
22.9%
are women ranked
5 Practice Areas with an Increase of Women's Presence
• 29% Increase of women lawyers in Tax
• 15% increase of women lawyers in Banking & Finance
• 27% increase of women lawyers in Labour/Employment
• 43% increase of women lawyers in IP
• 14% increase of women lawyers in Corporate/M&A

Legal Topics for Chambers Latin America

Meet the Chambers Latin America Editorial Team
Meet and connect with the dedicated Latin America Editorial team who are responsible for analysing the legal market across Latin America and discover which section each member of the team oversees.

Diversity and Inclusion statement
Read our statement to learn about how we have worked to ensure diversity is a key factor when conducting research for our rankings and the positive stats we have seen in this edition of our legal rankings.

Meet the Research and Editorial team

Monica Tantalean Chambers Latin America Editor
Mónica Tantaleán
Research Director
Contact Mónica
Jonathan Block Chambers Latin America Deputy Editor
Jonathan Block
Research Manager: Central America-wide, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
Contact Jonathan
Theo Resnikoff Chambers Latin America Deputy Editor
Theo Resnikoff
Research Manager: Argentina, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Contact Theo
Gianluigi Esposito
Research Manager: International Counsel (formerly Latin America-wide), Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico
Contact Gianluigi

Chambers Latin America 2022 e-Edition available to download.

Find the top Lawyer and Law Firms across Latin America 2022 in our e-Edition, now available to download per chapter.

Indepth Overviews

JURISDICTION

COLOMBIA: An Introduction

By Posse Herrera Ruiz

JURISDICTION

ECUADOR: An Introduction

By Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

JURISDICTION

MEXICO: An Introduction

By Nader Hayaux & Goebel

PRACTICE AREA

BOLIVIA: An Introduction to Labour & Employment

By Carrasco, Firma de Abogados

PRACTICE AREA

CHILE: An Introduction to Bankruptcy/Restructuring

By Nelson Contador & Compañía Abogados

PRACTICE AREA

CHILE: An Introduction to Insurance

By Ríos, Ramdohr, García Abogados

PRACTICE AREA

CHILE: An Introduction to Intellectual Property

By Beuchat, Barros & Pfenniger, Abogados

PRACTICE AREA

CHILE: An Introduction to Labour & Employment

By Provoste Matamala Abogados

PRACTICE AREA

CHILE: An Introduction to Tax

By Grupo Vial Abogados

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Guide Resources

How-to Chambers Latin America (English)
How-to Chambers Latin America (English)
During this webinar, we will be addressing frequently asked questions around submissions and providing guidance for the submission process.
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Chambers Latin America Awards 2021
Chambers Latin America Awards 2021
These awards reflect on law firm’s celebrated accomplishments and successes over the past 12 months across Latin America
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