THE MOST IMPORTANT LATIN AMERICAN TRADE BLOC YOU LIKELY DON’T KNOW

The Pacific Alliance has the potential to become Latin America’s largest economic and trade bloc. Collectively, the Pacific Alliance countries are the eighth largest economy in the world, comprise 38% of the GDP in Latin America, 50% of the total trade and 45% of all FDI to the region. As the trade bloc gains momentum, investors from around the world can look forward to opportunities to grow exponentially. Present in Latin America since 1955, and as the only law firm with offices in each Pacific Alliance member country, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, Baker McKenzie is uniquely placed to help clients seize opportunities and identify risks as the Pacific Alliance continues to integrate.

We offer broader market, industry and legal know-how in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru than any other law firm, offering locally qualified and globally experienced counsel and representation in virtually every area of corporate, commercial and disputes law. Each of our offices is a market leader in its jurisdiction and our lawyers offer nuanced insight on legal issues and best practices, built on well-established relationships with local business, government and community leaders, court authorities and colleagues in the legal market. We will help you navigate all aspects of the Pacific Alliance agreement, in conjunction with others in the region, to maximize protection, harmonization and business opportunities. We also have a dedicated task force focused on the Pacific Alliance that keeps our clients up to date on developments. With more than 60 years of experience in Latin America and 15 offices in its primary 7 markets, we are a key adviser to some of the region’s most established companies, financial institutions and government organizations. Working with us enables you to execute deals more efficiently, and at less risk.

The Pacific Alliance was also founded with the primary objective of promoting trade and investment between the members and Asia-Pacific countries. Our Firm has been present in Asia-Pacific for over 50 years with 17 offices in the region and has a deep experience in Asian markets and strong relationships in each jurisdiction. Across the globe, we take an integrated approach to addressing your legal needs. Considering your issues from all legal angles enables us to uniquely devise forward-looking solutions that help capture business value and mitigate risks. Our advice also brings to bear more than five decades of experience working on some of the region’s most significant and pioneering legal matters for major local players and Fortune 500 corporations. Client focused and committed to excellence, we observe rigorous service standards to ensure our clients receive consistent and seamless service in Latin America and across the globe.

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