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Greenwashing in Latin America

In this guide, we outline the legal landscape, regulations and key actions CG&R companies can take to mitigate the risks associated with greenwashing claims in Latin America.
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We offer broader market, industry and legal know-how in Latin America than any other law firm. With more than 850 lawyers across 15 offices in seven countries, we advise on some of the most significant transactions and legal matters in the region. Working closely with colleagues across practice groups and offices, we help clients capitalize on business, trade and investment opportunities in Latin America and execute their global growth strategies.

With more than 60 years of experience advising startups, global conglomerates and multinationals on navigating legal and business challenges in the region, we are a leading transactional and full service firm. We provide first-class M&A, private equity, banking, finance, capital markets and tax advice to clients. Consistently top-ranked by legal directories including Chambers, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500, we develop tailored solutions for even the most complex matters.

Our lawyers not only advise on specific areas of law, but have deep industry experience in healthcare, information technology, telecommunications, energy, mining and infrastructure. Our practitioners have well-established relationships with local business leaders, government officials and other organizations that enable them to provide clients with the insight they need to comply with the diverse regulatory regimes and laws across the region. No matter the business or legal issue, we are uniquely positioned to add value to any transaction or legal matter in Latin America.

As one of the world's best known and most respected law firms, we offer lawyers an excellent platform for building high-performance global practices. Nearly two-thirds of our fees come from clients we serve in five countries or more and we represent more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies in jurisdictions around the world.

With more than 850 lawyers across our Latin America operations, we have offices in every major jurisdiction in the region. We have a long history of providing expert advice to clients in every major industry across 14 practice areas, and are ranked Bands 1 and 2 in Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.

We believe in giving back to our local communities in the seven Latin America countries where we have offices. Our lawyers and staff participate in a variety of pro bono, fundraising and environmental initiatives, such as providing free legal advice on the formation of an educational non-profit that helps reintegrate at-risk youth into society in Colombia, and offering scholarships for low-income law students at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, one of the biggest universities in Venezuela.

Other recent initiatives include:

  • Preparing young people to enter the workforce by hiring apprentices from the Learning and Professional Monitoring Center. (Brazil office)
  • Using eco-paper made from locally sourced sugar cane bagasse when printing meeting agendas. (Brazil offices)
  • Explaining tax, corporate and labor obligations to non-profits that provide assistance to senior citizens and people with disabilities as part of an annual conference sponsored by Fundación Saldarriaga Concha. (Bogota office)
  • Helping a Mexican mother locate her five-year-old son after he had been abducted by his father and taken to the US, and securing court rulings that enabled her to reunite with her son and take him back to Mexico. (Guadalajara and Mexico City offices)

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