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Latin America

Over the course of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer's history, the firm has placed an important emphasis on and taken an active role in matters relating to Latin America. We have a practice of exceptional breadth and scope, both substantively and geographically, within the Latin American region.

We advise government and private clients from the region as well as international clients investing in the region in their dealings in the US and elsewhere in the world. Our clients include:

  • governments
  • states and municipalities
  • state-owned entities
  • corporations
  • partnerships
  • joint ventures
  • associations
  • bilateral and multilateral lending institutions
  • financial institutions
  • investment funds

Costa Rican Presidential Visit

Washington, DC (August 23, 2016) -- The firm hosted the President of the Republic of Costa Rica to a private breakfast meeting with members of his presidential delegation during their brief visit to Washington, DC, at the invitation of the White House. Pictured: President of the Republic of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solís (Center), with (L to R), Minister of the President Sergio Alfaro Salas, Ambassador of the Republic of Costa Rica to the United States Román Macaya Hayes, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Partner Raul R. Herrera, Minister of Foreign Affairs Manuel González Sáenz.

Many of our lawyers are native or fluent Spanish and Portuguese speakers. A number of our attorneys have been trained under both Latin American civil law and US common law legal systems. This gives us the opportunity to fully understand not only our client's goals and needs, but also to comprehend the economic, political, social, and cultural environment surrounding their businesses.

As part of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer's Thought Leaders of Latin America Series, we have hosted influential individuals sharing their insights and leading thoughtful discussions on current and future business, political, and financial trends in Latin America. Leaders include President Álvaro Colom Caballeros of Guatemala and former President of Peru, Alejandro Toledo.

The firm's long experience in Latin America has spawned a broad practice that draws from a wide spectrum of legal disciplines, including:

  • corporate & securities
  • finance and banking
  • international arbitration
  • international litigation
  • international trade
  • antitrust
  • regulatory and public policy issues
  • commercial law
  • environmental
  • telecommunications and internet
  • energy
  • intellectual property
  • transportation
  • healthcare
  • pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
  • commodities and derivatives trading
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