Hogan Lovells’ Latin America practice serves corporations, financial institutions, governments, and other entities planning to establish or increase their presence in this dynamic market, as well as Latin American entities seeking to expand into other parts of the world or obtain financing or capital in the international markets. Hogan Lovells is one of the few legal practices able to provide counsel that is keenly attuned to the region’s civil law system and political landscape, while at the same time leveraging our significant knowledge and resources.
The group includes multicultural lawyers from our offices in Beijing, Caracas, Houston, London, Madrid, Miami, New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Washington, D.C., who have strong backgrounds in corporate, business and regulatory law, arbitration, litigation, project finance, and energy and natural resources.
Our clients rely on us for a broad array of country-specific and cross-border services, and particularly for transactions, proceedings, and matters that cross at the intersection of business and government. We offer services in Spanish and Portuguese and call upon long-standing relationships with highly regarded counsel throughout Latin America to provide additional support as needed. Members of the group regularly receive top rankings from Chambers Latin America
, Latin Lawyer
, Euromoney’s Project Finance
magazine, and Global Arbitration Review
We have strong relationships with local counsel in those jurisdictions in which specific local law capabilities are needed and we work closely with local counsel to ensure their provision of high quality services within an overall efficient and effective teaming arrangement.
Our Competitive Advantages
- A long history of handling corporate, commercial and finance transactions throughout Latin America on behalf of leading American, European, Asian, and Latin American companies.
- Established and successful Caracas office that has served as a major exporter of work to other offices and practice groups.
- A Rio de Janeiro office that enhances our presence and capabilities across a full range of industries and practices in Latin America.
- Extensive work conducted in different countries throughout Latin America and the unique combination of international lawyers and civil law trained lawyers exposed to complex cross-border work.
- Well-recognized international arbitration practice involving Latin American parties or local law.
- Credibility, experience, and worldwide recognition with financial institutions.
- Lawyers who are fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, including native Spanish and Portuguese speakers who are licensed to practice law in both Latin America and the U.S.
- Ability to conduct due diligence of Spanish and Portuguese documents, and to draft and negotiate Spanish and Portuguese documents, by the combination of international lawyers and civil law trained lawyers.
- Strong and well recognized legislative and trade practice.
- Strong local counsel relationships.
- International tax structuring capabilities.