White & Case has been recognized for its leading partners and practices in Latin America by Latinvex, a publication focused on Latin American investment and business.
Partners Donald Baker (São Paulo) and Jonathan C. Hamilton (Washington, DC) have been ranked among "Latin America's Top 100 Lawyers" by Latinvex. Baker heads the Firm’s Latin American practice. His practice includes a broad range of corporate and corporate finance transactions in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America. Hamilton heads Latin American Arbitration for the Firm. He is a leading global authority on international disputes and investment, as well as complex negotiations and crisis management.
In addition, Latinvex ranks White & Case as the number one practice in Latin American arbitration. It also highlights the Firm's leadership across transactional practices, reflecting the combined strength of its deal and disputes practices.
According to Latinvex, “White & Case—led by Jonathan Hamilton, the firm’s head of Latin American Arbitration—has cemented its position as the top arbitration firm in Latin America.” It adds, “White & Case has achieved a recent series of success in World Bank ICSID cases over the past year, including a victory for Peru in an arbitration arising out of a Spanish investment in the Peruvian electricity sector and another victory for Peru in an arbitration brought by alleged Argentine investors under the Argentina-Peru BIT relating to the construction of the Lima airport toll road. In both cases, the claimants were ordered to pay significant legal costs to Peru,” and, it notes “One key area recently: The growing arbitration involving the historic Panama Canal."
Latinvex based its rankings on a combination of factors, including recent track record on major deals and business, prominence of firms in Latin America and rankings and data of third parties.
White & Case has been recognized repeatedly as a leader in Latin America with premiere practices, longstanding offices in Brazil and Mexico and a commitment to cutting edge pro bono projects in the region.