Through our well-established Latin American practice, DLA Piper assists clients with business transactions and cross-border disputes involving Latin America. We handle matters in virtually every country in the region, spanning every industry sector in which our clients operate. As the demand for legal assistance throughout Latin America grows, DLA Piper continues to expand its presence in the region with a truly multi-disciplinary practice. Through our San Juan office, DLA Piper counsels Puerto Rico-based businesses both locally as well as in their operations across the United States, Latin America and around the world from its new, full-service office there. The office also serves US and international clients seeking to do business in Puerto Rico. Our full-service Mexico City office, DLA Piper Gallástegui y Lozano, combined with our cooperation agreements with independent firms DLA Piper Martinez Beltran in Colombia and Brazilian law firm Campos Mello Advogados, both traditional leading law firms in their respective countries, allows DLA Piper to establish a substantial footprint in Latin America.
Our experience in Latin America includes assisting clients from inside and outside the region with the full range of business legal and commercial services that DLA Piper provides worldwide. Among these services: inbound and outbound capital investments, international arbitration, litigation and investigations, private equity and debt financing, M&A, capital markets transactions, energy and natural resources, franchise and distribution matters, tax structuring, imports and market access issues, cross-border disputes, labor and employment, project finance and privatization transactions. Several DLA Piper lawyers were born or raised and educated in the region and are fluent in Spanish or Portuguese. Many have also practiced law in both the US and Latin America and are intimately familiar with civil law legal systems.
Our strategic relationships on the ground throughout Latin America enhance our understanding of the region and enable us to provide our clients practical, meaningful legal advice. DLA Piper’s global platform of 80+ offices in more than 30 countries enables us to serve all of our clients’ legal needs, whether they are based in Latin America or wish to do business there.
About DLA Piper’s Community Support
DLA Piper is a proud supporter of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). In addition, DLA Piper’s Hispanic/Latino Resource Group works to promote the retention and advancement of Hispanic/Latino attorneys by providing a platform for professional and business development, and fostering a collaborative environment where diversity and inclusion are valued.
Managing Partner: Celso Costa
Number of partners: 52
Number of lawyers: approximately 350
Languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese.
THE FIRM: Machado Meyer has been building its history for 45 years, inspired by sound ethical principles, the technical skills of its professionals, and a close relation with its clients. The firm is ranked as one of the major law firms in Brazil, with over 750 professionals.
The FIRM'S FOCUS: business. Machado Meyer provides innovative legal solutions, anticipate scenarios and make business possible. Combining expertise in various areas of law, broad knowledge of legislation and a thorough understanding of the matter, the firm's professionals go beyond simple problem-solving to create and preserve value for companies.
In other words, Machado Meyer is engaged in offering intelligent legal solutions that contribute to the business growth of its clients and transform realities.
The firm's human capital qualifies and helps it to serve large Brazilian and multinational companies, including 8 out of 10 largest Brazilian groups. Machado Meyer is always working to establish a partnership that is built with day-to-day interaction, empathy, and its commitment to its clients and employees.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Competition and antitruste, Compliance and Integrity, Banking, insurance and finance, Restructuring and insolvency, Capital Markets, Corporate, M&A and Private Equity, Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, Financing and infrastructure projects, Crisis management, Tax, Environmental, Labour and employment, Social Security and Real Estate.
Machado Meyer advises clients on developing real estate projects, preparing for any acquisition, financing, construction, partnerships and joint ventures, as well as on structuring real estate collateral, leases, "built-to-suit" contracts, leasing, regularization of rural and urban property, among other operations, including deals that involve international partners and sophisticated financial mechanisms.
Head office, São Paulo
Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3144 -11th floor, 01451-000
Tel: +55 11 3150 7000
Tel: +55 61 2104 5550
Rio de Janeiro
Tel: +55 21 3572 3000
Tel: +55 51 2104 8000
Tel: +55 31 3194 1700
110 East 55th Street, 10th Floor, New York NY 10022
Tel: +1 212 784 8802
BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão
Founded in 1995 by lawyers with well-established reputations, BMA is a Brazilian full-service law firm that took part in a significant number of large transactions in Brazil building a solid reputation as an innovative, cutting-edge law firm and experienced consistent growth. Currently, serves clients across a wide spectrum of industries, including Fortune 500 international corporations and many of Brazil’s largest companies.
The exceptionally qualified professionals at BMA, with their experience in both the private and the public sectors, know that a thorough understanding of our clients’ business objectives is essential. BMA works to achieve creative, effective solutions by integrating its specialist teams to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to legal issues.
BMA has been present in most of the major M&A transactions in Brazil over the last two decades, participating in the creation of corporate groups that do business around the world in sectors such as retail, food and beverages, logistics and transportation, telecommunications, petrochemicals, steel and metals, banking and finance, real estate and construction, technology and education.
BMA is a top ranked firm in specialized ranking, frequently awarded in several areas and placed among Brazil’s best firms.