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We have over 2,500 lawyers worldwide who work wherever our clients need us. We can put together tailored, multi-skilled, international teams at very short notice. Our relationships with leading local firms enables us to deliver a truly seamless service. This means you get an unbeatable combination of international experience and understanding, tailored advice, and reliable local knowledge and contacts – whenever and wherever you need it. Find out more about our global network by choosing a country or region

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  • Protecting your interests in Latin America

    Tier one practice

    Freshfields has advised clients in Latin America for more than 150 years. Our work has seen us gain a tier one ranking in the region, and we’re among an exclusive group of global law firms whose Latin America practice is recommended in the international section of Latin Lawyer 250. Our international arbitration practice is ranked number one globally and in Latin America specifically. 

    A large Latin America group

    Our Latin America group comprises 45 partners from our key practice areas who have broad experience of Latin America’s legal and political systems. Our lawyers advise both Latin American corporations and foreign investors on a range of legal issues, and work with local law firms throughout the region to provide high-quality, co-ordinated advice that combines our extensive international experience with the best local knowledge.

    Understanding of the local culture

    Our attorneys share an understanding of Latin America’s legal systems and culture. Several are native Portuguese and Spanish speakers, including a number who speak Brazilian Portuguese. 

    We deliver an unrivalled service by bringing together teams with specific Latin American experience – and sector and product focus – from across our global network. We have developed deep relationships with the leading local law firms in Latin America and work hand-in-hand with them to provide our clients with the best advice wherever they do business. 

    Common law and civil law

    Our multinational group includes both common law and civil law lawyers. They advise on documentation drafted under both systems and possess a detailed understanding of the Latin American legal landscape. In foreign investment disputes we can combine the arbitration expertise and resources of the world’s number one arbitration practice with the ability to conduct cases in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

    Global investigations

    Freshfields was the first international law firm to launch an investigations practice and has now advised clients on more than 500 matters around the world. 

    Twenty-five of those have been in Latin America, including in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela. 

    Our team comprises 170 partners and more than 300 lawyers from across our practice groups, with experience in civil, regulatory and criminal investigations and related litigation. 

    We handle all types of investigation, from antitrust to bribery and corruption, from financial services regulatory to tax, from accounting fraud to data loss.. 

    We address the business risk facing our clients, as well the legal and technical issues that arise from investigations.