Latin America

Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf maintains one of the most comprehensive and diverse practices in Latin America. Our lawyers have advised clients on some of the largest, most complex and “first-ever” transactions throughout Latin America and in nearly every industry group. As such, our lawyers have been regularly recognized in such industry publications as Latin Lawyer, Latin Finance, Latin Counsel, International Financial Law Review and Euromoney’s Project Finance.

Vast Experience and Stellar Presence

Our lawyers have established stellar practices in the two largest economies in Latin America: Mexico and Brazil. Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf recently welcomed renowned Latin America transactional lawyer Michael Fitzgerald to the firm. Michael and his team, which includes four partners, two counsel and several associates, have substantial transactional experience across Latin America. We capitalize on this stellar presence to provide a wide variety of services specific to the needs of clients in Central America, Colombia, Peru and the Southern Cone. Our practice in the region is broad and includes Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Project and Structured Finance, Financial Restructurings, Private Equity, Commercial Banking and Lending, Commodities and Derivatives, Corporate Restructurings and Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf has been one of the most active US law firms in the Latin American financial markets for several decades. The firm’s project finance experience is especially strong in the Brazilian market, where we have represented clients for more than two decades in transactions ranging from the financing of the acquisition of a power distribution company to the development of power plants, oil fields and refineries. Our lawyers are also among the leaders in capital markets and M&A transactions in the region. For example, our lawyers have represented more Mexican issuers of securities and handled more Mexican IPOs than any other international law firm in recent years. In addition, reflecting the firm’s premier M&A practice, our firm was recently ranked No. 2 among all US firms in M&A transactions in Latin America (for involvement completed by value, Thomson Reuters, 2010).

Integrated Excellence

Our Latin America Practice Group works as a cohesive, integrated team. Our lawyers are not only fully conversant in Spanish and Portuguese but also have significant experience with the business environment in Latin America and are knowledgeable about laws and regulations throughout the region. Supporting them are multilingual and multijurisdictional lawyers located in 26 offices around the globe with a vast range of experience.

Sector Experience

Our lawyers have invested significant time and energy over many years in understanding the region and the sectors within which our clients operate. Our key sector experience includes:

  • Financial Institutions
  • Transportation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer and Retail
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
  • Telecommunications
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Chemicals
  • Real Estate
  • Leisure and Hospitality
  • Technology
  • Media
  • Commodities Trading

Our substantial sector experience has allowed our lawyers to regularly be a part of the most cutting-edge transactions in Latin America, such as the first REIT-like equity offering by any company in Latin America, the first perpetual bond issued by any corporate issuer in any market and structuring the first hybrid securities issued by financial institutions in Mexico, Brazil, Peru and other Latin American jurisdictions.