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Multinational companies seeking to expand business operations in Latin America, as well as Latin American businesses aiming to establish or grow a presence in the United States, need legal counsel with the right knowledge and experience to navigate the complex and continually shifting terrain.

Akerman's Latin America and the Caribbean Practice offers clients a local perspective on the legal systems, regulatory environments, and cultural nuances in the region. With a team that includes lawyers born, raised, and educated in countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, we practice across a broad spectrum of sectors, including financial services, energy, hospitality, telecommunications, and media. Members of our multicultural team are fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and many are dual licensed in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions such as Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

We counsel multinational companies on a wide range of business matters, including cross-border transactions, joint ventures, project financings, debt restructurings, syndicated and secured lending transactions, and capital market transactions with a strong focus on the middle market. Our team has particular strength guiding Latin America and Caribbean-based financial institutions and corporations through transactions in the United States. We provide clients with the sophisticated guidance needed to complete complex cross-border transactions. We also represent family offices and high-net-worth individuals with ties to Latin America.

Recognized by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global for our work in the region, our litigators and arbitrators have a long track record of accomplishment resolving complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. We effectively help clients assess their risks and devise legal strategies using the best suitable forum and laws. With a vast legal network throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, we work with experienced local counsel to provide seamless representation.

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