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Latin America - Corporate / Private Equity

Mayer Brown is one of the most active international law firms in Latin America and the Caribbean. We regularly advise Latin American and international companies in connection with their corporate transactions.


The lawyers in our Latin American Corporate/Private Equity group represent a broad spectrum of public and private companies, private equity and leveraged buy-out firms, special committees, closely held companies, management groups and individuals across the region. We have particular experience in the energy and natural resources sectors where our team has extensive experience in oil & gas, LNG, power and mining related transactions across the region. We also regularly advise regional, national and global investment banks in their roles as financiers or financial advisers in M&A transactions.

We handle transactions ranging in size and complexity from multibillion dollar, cross-border transactions to mid-size and smaller transactions. We are familiar with the foreign investment, tax, corporate, financing and intellectual property issues that arise in transactions in the region, and are accustomed to working with local counsel to find innovative, cost-effective solutions to investment objectives.

Mayer Brown regularly assists fund sponsors, advisers and investors in evaluating opportunities and in structuring and executing private equity transactions in Latin America. Our lawyers’ broad market experience enables our private fund sponsor, adviser and investor clients to structure funds and investments creatively and efficiently to maximize fundraising flexibility and opportunities. Our private investment fund practice includes the representation of private funds and their sponsors in connection with fund formations, portfolio investments and transactions, fund administration and regulatory matters.

Whatever the transaction, we are known for both top-level client service and creative solutions to complex problems. We are also able to offer both Spanish and Portuguese language deal teams drawn from our offices in New York, Chicago, Houston and London.
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