White & Case
  Latin America

A Multilingual Team
Our Latin America practice group encompasses more than 200 lawyers, the majority of which are fluent in Spanish or Portuguese and have extensive experience living and working in Latin America. We have a large number of lawyers on the ground in Latin America—in offices in Mexico City and São Paulo.

Experience Across the Americas
White & Case has advised across virtually all Latin American jurisdictions. The Firm has a seamless network of offices supporting the region, including Miami, New York, Washington, DC and 35 others throughout the world.

In Mexico City, the practice benefits from the Firm's excellent relationships with governmental and regulatory bodies. Our office in São Paulo handles major debt and equity capital markets transactions and financings. In Miami, our lawyers regularly advise banks and companies active in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as US and other foreign-based companies doing business in the region. In addition, our New York office focuses on regional bank finance, project finance and capital markets transactions, our Los Angeles office handles bank finance and asset finance work, while Washington, DC is the hub for much of our cutting-edge arbitration and international trade work in Latin America.

Breadth Across Industries
Our lawyers generally handle the most complex and high-profile representations in the region and across all major industry sectors. Examples include: Argentina’s historic concurrent bank debt restructuring and bond exchange offer; the largest debt restructuring in Mexico; privatization work in every major country in the region; award-winning project finance work; record-setting M&A transactions; and in Brazil, the first ethanol producer in the world to establish a fully integrated platform from sugarcane plantation through production to retail fuels distribution.

In the past 12 months alone, we have enjoyed the following accolades and awards from leading publications and directories:

  • Americas Project Finance Team of the Year 2011
    IFLR Americas Awards
  • Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year—Latin America 2011
    Infrastructure Investor
  • Best Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year 2011
  • Aqueduct El Realito
    Latin America Water Deal of the Year 2011
    Project Finance
  • Embraport Empresa Brasileira de Terminais Portuários
    Latin America Transport Deal of the Year 2011
    Project Finance
  • OSX-2 Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessel
    Latin America Upstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year 2011
    Project Finance
  • Braskem US$750 Million Offering
    Best Corporate Liability Management of the Year 2011
  • Odebrecht Norbe VIII and Norbe IX US$1.5 Billion Offering
    Best Project Financing of the Year 2011
  • Comisión Federal de Electricidad's US$1 Billion Bond
    Power Financing Deal of the Year 2011
  • Embraport Empresa Brasileira de Terminais Portuários
    Americas Project Finance Deal of the Year 2011
  • Vale's US$3 Billion Five-Year Revolver
    Latin America Loan of the Year 2011
    International Financing Review (IFR)