Mayer Brown and Tauil & Chequer Advogados, in association with Mayer Brown, have been named “Recommended Firms” in the 2017 edition of the Latin Lawyer 250, the definitive guide to the leading business law firms of Latin America. The guide is based on editorial research involving visits to law firms and face-to-face interviews with clients in 18 Latin American countries, as well as in the United States, Canada and Europe; thousands of questionnaires completed by corporate counsel; and a poll of legal practitioners operating in Latin America.

Mayer Brown was listed as a “Recommended Firm” in the International law firm category. Latin Lawyer reported that “in Latin America, Mayer Brown LLP concentrated on what it knows best: project finance, energy, M&A and banking and finance.” This focus, the publication said, afforded the firm a deep knowledge of the region’s energy and infrastructure sectors and made for effective synergies. Latin Lawyer also noted that Mayer Brown opened a Mexico City office in 2015 to serve clients operating and investing in the oil, gas and power industries in Mexico.

Tauil & Chequer was listed as a “Recommended Firm” in the Brazil law firm category. Adding new partners and establishing an office in Brasília, Latin Lawyer reports that Tauil & Chequer spent 2016 in “expansion mode,” setting a new record in terms of total revenue and revenue per lawyer. The publication also noted the firm took initiative to “diversify its service offering and overhaul management and compensation structure in favor of a more modern system that many of its rivals are only now implementing.”

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