Cleary Gottlieb became the leading international law firm in Latin America by crossing borders—geographic and conceptual—in advising clients on international activities in the region. For more than 50 years, our Latin America practice has been bringing practical methods to bear in assisting our clients to achieve their financial and business goals.

We distinguish ourselves from all other global firms through both our history of landmark achievements and the comprehensive scope of our practice in this region, including:

  • The development of Brady Bonds for Mexico
  • Restructuring of more public and private Latin American debt than any other firm
  • Securities counsel to four of the five largest Latin American companies by market capitalization and to more than 20 Latin American foreign private issuers in connection with SEC reporting obligations
  • Counsel in over $330 billion in capital markets offerings by Latin American issuers since 2006
  • Advising on more than $135 billion in closed M&A transactions involving Latin American companies since 2006
  • Counsel to many of the most active hedge fund, private equity and banking clients in connection with their investment activities in the region
  • One of the most extensive sovereign practices in the region

Our Latin America practice includes:

  • More than 100 lawyers firm-wide, over 30 of whom are partners or counsel
  • More than 120 Spanish speakers and more than 25 Portuguese speakers in the New York, Washington, Buenos Aires and São Paulo offices
  • Lawyers focused in capital markets transactions, project and trade finance, joint ventures, privatizations, debt management, asset securitization, mergers and acquisitions, technology transfers and litigation and dispute resolution
  • Deep sector knowledge in mining and metals, water, oil and gas, transportation, telecommunications, infrastructure and food services

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