Latin America



Wilson Elser maintains a dedicated Latin America Practice serving U.S. clients doing business in the region as well as Latin American clients doing business in – or through -- the United States. Members of our Latin America team have actively represented clients in Mexico, the Caribbean and the Latin American region for more than 35 years.

Practice group members, some of whom are fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese, have substantial experience in the business, legal and regulatory environments of Latin American countries. They count among their clients domestic and multinational corporations; public-sector entities and individuals; directors and officers; employers; added-value factories (maquiladoras); manufacturers and suppliers; insurers and their insureds and cedents; joint venturers; hotels and resorts; premises owners, real estate brokers, developers; and retailers as well as the transportation industry.

Our practice attorneys are experienced in the design, negotiation and documentation of corporate, business and financial transactions involving multiple jurisdictions. They ably support the efforts of internal legal departments when dealing with local or regional counsel in Latin America.

The strength of our Latin America Practice derives not only from the experience and competence of our attorneys but also from our strategically located “gateway” offices in Miami, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Diego, New Orleans, New York and Washington, DC. These offices provide a rapid response and experienced and effective service to the Latin American market.

Members of the practice are well versed in resolving cases in the international litigation arena, where multiple jurisdictions are involved. In addition, they are experienced in defending cases filed in the United States against international clients, including those involving jurisdiction, choice of law and forum non conveniens defenses, as well as the enforcement of international arbitration clauses. In addition, they are conversant in the impact of U.S., Asian and European laws and regulations as well as international and foreign investment law on specific structures and transactions.

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