Mayer Brown and Tauil & Chequer Advogados, in association with Mayer Brown, have been named “Recommended Firms” in the 2014 edition of the Latin Lawyer 250, the definitive guide to the leading business law firms of Latin America. The guide is based on results from Latin Lawyer’s poll of legal practitioners operating in Latin America; on-the-ground editorial research involving visits to law firms and face-to-face interviews with clients in all 18 Latin American countries covered, as well as in the United States, Canada and Europe; and thousands of questionnaires completed by corporate counsel.

Mayer Brown was listed as a “Recommended Firm” in the International law firm category. According to Latin Lawyer, the firm’s “key talent and client relationships – and a continuing deal list – ensure it remains a player in the region, and provides a good base for future growth.” The publication also noted that Mayer Brown is well-known in Latin America for “excellence in project finance across the board, a particularly enviable oil and gas team in Houston, and solid finance expertise from New York and Chicago, servicing a wide range of clients in the region.”

Tauil & Chequer was listed as a “Recommended Firm” in the Brazil law firm category. Latin Lawyer noted T&C’s growth, reporting that “while it retains a great deal of strength in natural resources, it has since built itself into a noted full-service firm, with highly regarded areas of finance and M&A within a strong and broad offer.” The publication also highlights T&C’s “continuing ability to land high-end deals, particularly in oil and gas,” and reported that “its international outlook has also made it much better at taking advantage of the new flow of work between Brazil and Africa than most [other firms] in this list.”

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