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Latin America

With more than 40 years of experience representing clients in Latin America as well as offices in Mexico City and Monterrey, Thompson & Knight’s commitment to its Latin American practice is unsurpassed. Our attorneys’ experience spans the region, including in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Overview

With more than 40 years of experience representing clients in Latin America as well as offices in Mexico City and Monterrey, Thompson & Knight’s commitment to its Latin American practice is unsurpassed. Our attorneys’ experience spans the region, including in Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Ecuador, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua, and our attorneys work in all of the business languages of Latin America. The local presence and experience offered by our bi-cultural attorneys reflect the commitment of Thompson & Knight to provide the full range of legal services to our clients.

“The service is excellent; all of the lawyers respond quickly and provide skilled insight into the relevant issues.” – Client Testimonial, Chambers Latin America 2019

The Firm’s Latin America-focused attorneys represent clients in M&A and capital market transactions, tax matters, financing transactions, general corporate advice, and litigation and dispute resolution. Moreover, Thompson & Knight’s International Energy Practice Group is a formidable resource for legal and commercial assistance in finding, developing, producing, refining, transporting, and marketing oil, gas, and electricity as well as constructing power generation facilities and plants.

Our attorneys in Mexico City and Monterrey counsel U.S., Mexican, and international clients currently doing business, or considering doing business, in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America. We provide U.S. and Mexican legal counsel in diverse commercial transactions and matters, and clients served range from individuals to multinational conglomerates and host governments.

Because trans-border commercial operations often involve immigration, employment, and labor issues, we have extensive experience with maquiladora facilities and all relevant union, non-union, employer, and employee relationships. Our attorneys also guide clients through the complicated maze of federal and state employment and tax laws and treaties, and regularly defend employers against every form of employment-related claim, dispute, and lawsuit.

Our attorneys are accustomed to helping clients understand and succeed in foreign legal systems and business cultures, and they are also accustomed to working together as an integrated client service team to provide coordinated cross-border legal advice to serve our clients efficiently.

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