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Latin America

From the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego, Simpson Thacher has built a powerful practice serving clients throughout Latin America. The Firm’s ties to the region date to the 1970s and ’80s, when we advised clients on sovereign lending and restructurings. By the 1990s, the Firm had developed a team focused on multidisciplinary Latin American transactions.  Over time, we solidified our position as a market leader in corporate transactions that involved both Latin American companies and sovereigns, as well as our traditional multinational client base.

We offer clients the benefits of a broad-based, collaborative practice—anchored by our New York office and complemented by our offices in São Paulo, Houston, London and Palo Alto—and advise on matters in the region spanning a range of disciplines.  We regularly advise on:

  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Equity and debt capital market offerings
  • Joint ventures
  • Project finance and infrastructure development
  • Private equity investment and fund formation
  • Structured financings
  • Syndicated loans
  • Debt restructurings
  • Real estate transactions
  • Privatizations
  • Cross-border litigation and arbitration
  • Internal investigations, U.S. government investigations and anti-corruption practices
Top-Tier Firm
The Firm’s reputation “as a top-tier regional firm comes from clients and peers alike,” proclaimed a report in the International Financial Law Review on corporate law firms in Latin America

Our Latin America practice consists of approximately 40 lawyers, most of whom are bilingual. It is our dual skills—deep understanding of the nuances of the region, combined with unsurpassed transactional and dispute-resolution experience—that sets us apart.

Clients of our Latin America practice have included Blackstone, KKR, Apax, TPG, all the major investment banks, the Telefónica Group, Embraer, OHL, Graña y Montero, Brasil Foods, Transportadora de Gas del Norte, the Santo Domingo Group and the Republic of Peru.

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