Winston & Strawn’s deep experience representing companies and other entities across Latin America and the Caribbean has made the firm a go-to resource for the strategic development of our clients’ businesses and the vigorous protection of their interests in the region. With broad command of a diverse range of issues within the region’s key industry sectors, our attorneys advise Fortune 500 companies, government and quasi-governmental entities, financial institutions, private equity and other investors, domestic and international oil and gas exploration and production companies, petrochemical companies, refiners and shippers, and a range of commercial and infrastructure developers.
Winston’s corporate attorneys counsel U.S. and international investors, including Latin American investors, on both outbound investments originating in Latin America and inbound investments originating in the United States, United Kingdom, and elsewhere. They structure and document joint ventures, strategic acquisitions/dispositions and spinoffs, and private equity investments and exits. They also advise Latin American issuers and placement agents/initial purchasers in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, as well as Latin American companies, governments and quasi-governmental entities in corporate, structured, and project finance transactions. Our corporate team advises clients in Latin America on some of the most innovative and complex transactions globally.
The firm’s Latin America & Caribbean litigation practice concentrates on commercial disputes involving companies in Latin America and the Caribbean or companies with interests in the region. Our arbitration group is known for its involvement in investor-state cases, often advising private investors, sovereign states, and state-owned entities. They are well versed in proceedings before a number of arbitral panels, including ICSID and the ICC. Winston has decades of experience representing clients in international arbitrations and enforcing awards around the world.
Our Latin America & Caribbean practice, led by Allen Miller and Talbert Navia, includes experienced English-, Spanish-, and Portuguese-speaking attorneys with on-the-ground knowledge, supported by an established network of local counsel, which enables us to provide our clients with seamless, global service.