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  • 21 top-tier rankings in Chambers Latin America 2018
  • 21 top-tier rankings in Legal 500, the most of any global law firm
  • Elite Firm in Brazil*, Mexico and Peru by Latin Lawyer
  • Latin America Indirect Tax Firm of the Year at the 2017 Americas Tax Awards by International Tax Review
  • Top Law Firm in Tax by Latinvex
  • Leading Firm in Real Estate in Latin America by the 2017 Euromoney survey

Baker McKenzie continues to maintain its standing as the leading law firm in Latin America, according to independent rankings by Chambers and Legal 500, two leading legal directories. The Firm earned a combined 42 top-tier rankings in the two reports, as well as a total of 205 rankings in Latin America.

Our longstanding global presence, local expertise, and investments in innovation, have uniquely positioned us as the go-to firm for sophisticated legal advice in Latin America.

"We are pleased to once again be recognized by Chambers and Legal 500 as a leading firm in the region. We thank our clients for their partnership and making these recognitions possible,” said Claudia Prado, Chair of the Latin America region.

Over the past year, Baker McKenzie has advised on important regional matters and transactions, such as:

  • Advising Siemens on a USD 115 million loan to Stoneway Capital Corporation – the first use of project bonds in Argentina in 25 years
  • Advising a tech company on the trade and customs aspects of the acquisition of the thermal division of one of the largest maquiladoras in Mexico for USD 1.2 billion
  • Advising Orion and Mantos Copper on the sale of high-quality precious metals portfolio of assets in Chile to Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. for  C$1.125 billion
  • Representing Longreef Investments in an ICSID investment arbitration under the Netherlands and Venezuela bilateral investment treaty
  • Advising Colombia's biggest radio broadcasting company regarding the use of the mark CARACOL against Caracol TV

The following practices and industry groups were recognized as top-tier by Chambers:

Band 1 PG/IG at Chambers 2018

Jurisdictions

Banking & Finance

Peru, Venezuela

Compliance

Brazil*

Corporate Crime & Investigations

LA-wide

Dispute Resolution

Venezuela

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

Peru

Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Peru

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

Chile

Environment

Mexico

General Business Law: Monterrey

Mexico

Intellectual Property

Colombia, Peru

International Trade / WTO

Mexico, Peru

Labour & Employment

Argentina, Venezuela

Life Sciences

Mexico

Projects

Peru

Public Law

Peru

Tax

Venezuela

TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

Mexico

* In a cooperation agreement with Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm

This year, our attorneys in Latin America received 190 rankings by Chambers.

Furthermore, Legal 500 recognized 21 Baker McKenzie practice areas as tier one in Latin America.

Tier 1 PG/IG at Legal 500

Jurisdictions

Banking & Finance

Peru, Venezuela

Competition & Antitrust

Colombia

Corporate / M&A

Venezuela

Dispute Resolution

Venezuela

Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Colombia

Energy & Natural Resources

Mexico

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

Chile

Environment

Mexico, Venezuela

Intellectual Property

Colombia, Peru

International Trade / WTO

Mexico

Labour & Employment

Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela

Projects

Peru

Public Law

Peru, Venezuela

Tax

Venezuela

TMT

Argentina

In addition to recognitions by Chambers and Legal 500, Baker McKenzie has earned coveted awards by Latin Lawyer and ITR. Our offices in Brazil*, Mexico, and Peru were recently awarded with the Latin Lawyer Elite recognition. In the Tax group, Trench Rossi Watanabe** has retained the Latin America Indirect Tax Firm of the Year distinction at the 2017 Americas Tax Awards by International Tax Review, and Baker McKenzie was also acknowledged as the Top Law Firm in the region for tax matters by the 2017 Latinvex ranking. The Firm was also ranked as the leading Firm in Real Estate in Latin America according to the 2017 Euromoney survey.

* In a cooperation agreement with Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm
** A Brazilian law firm in cooperation agreement with Baker McKenzie


 

 

 

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