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Latin America International Counsel International Arbitration

This section identifies firms and lawyers representing clients in disputes resolved via both ad hoc and institutional arbitration. The disputes reported here must be closely linked to Latin America and can take the form of commercial and investor-state matters. Examples of relevant arbitral institutions include ICC, ICSID, LCIA and UNCITRAL. The seat of arbitration can be in any location, so long as the dispute involves at least one Latin American party.

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Band 1
  1. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Debevoise & Plimpton enjoys a prestigious international arbitration practice with an outstanding reputation for handling sophisticated disputes throughout the region, most notably those concerning Argentina, Ecuador and Peru. Its international arbitration outfit caters to a host of prestigious financiers and energy, mining, and infrastructure companies investing in the region, assisting with a wide range of high-value contentious matters. The legal team is renowned for its singular expertise in both international commercial arbitration matters and investor-state mandates.
  2. 1
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer possesses an outstanding team offering profound insight into the intricacies of multi-jurisdictional arbitration disputes arising in Latin America. The international arbitration team is the first port of call for top-level corporate investors from a range of industry sectors engaging in highly complex investment treaty arbitration cases, especially those concerning Bolivia, Colombia, and Venezuela. The top-tier law firm also boasts additional expertise in state representation, as well as commercial arbitration cases originating from post-M&A disputes.
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    King & Spalding LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    King & Spalding enjoys a premier practice boasting a deep bench of talented international arbitration experts experienced in handling cases involving an array of key Latin American jurisdictions. The legal division offers top-tier advice to leading multinational corporations engaging in commercial arbitration cases resulting from post-M&A issues, construction claims and general contractual disputes. King & Spalding also excels at representing corporate clients in high-stakes investment treaty arbitration cases.
  4. White & Case LLP
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    White & Case LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    White & Case benefits from a pre-eminent global team in high demand for its extensive experience acting on sophisticated Latin American arbitration matters throughout the region. The international arbitration practice group regularly counsels an impressive selection of blue-chip corporations involved in high-profile investor-state arbitration, as well as commercial cases over contractual disputes, construction matters and post-M&A claims. The firm additionally boasts longstanding experience in state representation cases, advising on highly important investment treaty disputes.
  5. Dechert LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Arnold & Porter
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    Arnold & Porter
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Arnold & Porter possesses an acclaimed disputes practice held in high esteem for its ability to navigate complex cross-border Latin American arbitration mandates. The law firm excels at representing governments in consequential investment treaty arbitration cases, as well as defending regional corporations in major ICC disputes. The legal team is deeply knowledgeable of matters concerning the energy and natural resources and infrastructure sectors.
  2. Latham & Watkins LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Chaffetz Lindsey LLP
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    Chaffetz Lindsey LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Chaffetz Lindsey's esteemed international arbitration outfit offers valued expertise in Latin American mandates. The practice group is in high demand among prominent international and regional corporate groups for its knowledge of commercial disputes, especially those arising out of infrastructure and construction claims. Chaffetz Lindsey's lawyers are also sought after by corporate claimants engaging in investment treaty cases.
  2. Hogan Lovells US LLP
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    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Hogan Lovells benefits from a strong team of practitioners experienced in Latin American arbitration mandates. The practice group acts for an array of prominent companies in complex commercial arbitration matters, in addition to representing investors in investment treaty cases. Their practice is active throughout Latin America in a wide range of countries including Mexico and Chile.
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    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan enjoys a renowned international arbitration practice benefiting from particular experience handling matters involving Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico, among other Latin American countries. It remains as a go-to practice group for high-level corporate clients engaging in complex, outcome-driven commercial and investor-state disputes. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan's arbitration practitioners offer distinct expertise in matters pertaining to the energy and infrastructure sectors.
  4. 3
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Highly respected international arbitration outfit Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom boasts an impressive track record advising on Argentina, Ecuador, and Mexico matters. The law office remains a popular choice for regional and international investors involved in complex commercial and investment treaty arbitration cases in the region. The international arbitration practice group enjoys notable activity in the oil and gas sector.
  5. Herbert Smith Freehills
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 3
  6. Reed Smith LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 3
  7. Three Crowns LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
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    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton possesses a respected international practice with highly valued capabilities in Latin American arbitration. The practice group is best known for its expertise in multi-jurisdictional commercial arbitration cases concerning disputes in numerous Latin America jurisdictions, including Peru and Mexico. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is also active representing investors in investment treaty arbitration claims.
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    Clifford Chance US LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance benefits from a talented disputes practice experienced in handling matters in Latin America, with a focus on the Peruvian market. The international arbitration group leverages its knowledge of energy and infrastructure to represent multinational corporate clients in both commercial and investor-state arbitration cases.
  3. 4
    Covington & Burling LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Covington & Burling possesses an admired dispute resolution group skilled at handling multi-jurisdictional Latin American arbitration cases. The legal team acts for an impressive portfolio of corporate clients, especially those hailing from the energy and natural resources and construction sectors. Covington & Burling advises clients on both investor-state and commercial arbitration disputes.
  4. Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
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    Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle is recognised for its prowess in the international arbitration arena. The legal team is renowned for its skill in representing governments and state-owned entities in crucial commercial and investment treaty disputes across Latin America. The international arbitration practice group boasts an impressive track record acting for various states in the region, notably Colombia, Panama, and Venezuela.
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    Foley Hoag LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Foley Hoag has an established international arbitration practice with longstanding experience acting on Latin American mandates. The legal team is in high demand among sovereign states and state-owned entities for its ability to handle complex investment treaty and commercial arbitration cases. The firm also advises private companies on commercial disputes.
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    Vinson & Elkins LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Vinson & Elkins benefits from a talented disputes practice that earns recognition for its prowess in multi-jurisdictional Latin American arbitration mandates. The legal team offers significant expertise in commercial arbitration matters, with a growing stature for its representation of corporate entities in investment treaty arbitration. Vinson & Elkins is particularly experienced handling energy and construction disputes.
  7. Sidley Austin LLP
    International Arbitration
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4