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Latin America & the Caribbean

Latin America is a region full of opportunities. Many of its countries are experiencing strong growth through investment from other continents. Eversheds Sutherland’s Latin America Group brings together the experience, skill-sets and contacts you need to succeed in the region – whatever your business strategy.

How can we help?

Our dedicated team consists of English, Spanish and Portuguese speaking lawyers who have significant experience of doing business in Latin America and the Caribbean. We also work closely with highly regarded law firms across the region, to ensure you have locally connected advisers on the ground where you need them. This gives you access to a full spectrum of legal services, delivered globally across our offices throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

We can advise you on all aspects of doing business in Latin America and the Caribbean, covering both legal and cultural issues through our in-depth knowledge of the area, combined with a global project management approach to help you achieve your commercial objectives.

Areas of strength

Eversheds Sutherland offers two Latin America service desks – one in the United States and the other one in Europe. With years of experience, our Latin America Group has developed particular strength in the following areas:

Hotels and Resorts

As branded hotel companies, hotel owners and investors continue to seek growth opportunities on a global basis, from the US Latin America service desk we have negotiated deals for a variety of clients in connection with hotel and resort acquisitions, branding, development and operation, related to projects located in Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and numerous Caribbean nations. In particular, our long experience with all the major North American hotel brands enables us to advise investor clients as to which business and economic terms of brand agreements are consistent with market expectations.

Timber & Agribusiness

As timber investors expand their investment horizons overseas, we are called upon regularly to help clients invest in Latin America and the Caribbean. From the US Latin America service desk we have assisted the largest timberland concession holder in Guyana concerning a dispute with the government over the payment of royalties and other fees. We have also advised clients with respect to timberland and agribusiness investments in Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela.

Energy & Infrastructure

From both our European and US Latin America service desks we have advised on strategic M&A deals to international energy companies investing into the region. Our experience also includes advising national oil companies from the region´s biggest Oil & Gas producing countries.

We assist clients in cross-border financing and project development in a wide range of energy related facilities and infrastructure. We have particular proficiency with fossil fuels, LNG and gas transmission facilities, conventional power generation and all types of renewables.

Global Compliance & Crisis Management

Our Global Compliance and Crisis Management Team defends clients facing parallel civil litigation and criminal investigations, multi-district proceedings, putative class actions, congressional investigations and hearings, regulatory investigations, shareholder direct and derivative claims, and corporate disclosure issues.

We work with both with international clients operating in Latin America, as well as Latin America companies making outbound investments and operating globally.