Sullivan & Cromwell has the global perspective—and reach—to assist clients on their most important transactions involving Latin America, including as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic and environmental, social and governance (ESG), among other current issues.
S&C has played a prominent role advising clients on their most significant matters in Latin America for more than 100 years, a track record that is hard to match. This broad and deep knowledge, coupled with the Firm’s decades-long relationships with Latin America’s top local law firms, provides S&C clients with a seamlessly integrated approach to their most complex issues.
S&C’s Latin America practice is global in nature in terms of the clients the Firm represents, the types and locations of the matters, and the S&C lawyers who work on them. The Firm’s work in the region is led out of New York and involves leading S&C lawyers in Asia, Europe and the United States. This approach reflects the role of Latin America in the global economy.
Milestones in Key Latin American Countries
S&C’s work in Latin America dates back to the creation of the Panama Canal in the early 1900s. Since then, the Firm has been involved in major milestones in capital markets, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, sovereign finance, restructuring and dispute resolution matters across a wide range of industries in the region, including oil and gas, power, mining and metals, financial services, telecommunications, insurance, infrastructure, airlines, manufacturing and consumer products. Our Latin America representations have included arbitrations, litigation and investigations arising from civil and criminal antitrust, FCPA and anti-corruption, securities and breach of contract claims, among others.
Commercial and Business Sense
S&C’s clients value the careful, creative and practical approach the Firm’s lawyers bring to complex work. S&C approaches each matter in Latin America with a pragmatic focus on the commercial context—assisting clients to achieve their business objectives while seeking to effectively manage their risks.
For each engagement, S&C seeks to field the best team of top-ranked lawyers from across its practices for each matter involving Latin America. This, coupled with the Firm’s generalist training, results in greater adaptability, creativity and innovation. Recent assignments include advising the Interim Government and the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in connection with the future restructuring of Venezuela’s external debt and the debt of certain of its state-owned instrumentalities.