We have actively represented clients in the region since the 1960s, and our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of regional business practices and regulatory requirements. Our work covers areas including capital markets, finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, restructuring and international dispute resolution.
We deliver the world-class legal advice our clients need, with a team that includes nine partners resident in São Paulo and New York. Our lawyers, most of whom are fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese, serve clients in countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
The time-tested relationships that we have built with some of the largest Latin American companies are a testament to our skillful work on some of the most critical, complicated and first-of-their-kind transactions in the region and beyond.
We advise on complex equity and debt offerings for leading Latin American companies and financial institutions. Our capital markets work is recognized by Chambers Latin America and Legal 500 Latin America.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Davis Polk is among an elite group of firms that gets the call for the largest and most complex Latin American deals. We advised on the largest M&A transactions in a number of Latin American countries.
We have worked on some of the largest debt restructurings and insolvencies in Latin America, including Avianca’s exit financing which was named 2022 “Deal of the Year: Restructuring” by Latin Lawyer.
We have advised clients in bankruptcy, securities, antitrust and white collar litigation matters. Our work in compliance and investigations has been recognized by Legal 500 Latin America.