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Shearman & Sterling has an unparalleled track record in Latin America by combining a global footprint, 100 years of playing an active role in the region’s economic development, and on-the-ground capability. Financial institutions, foreign and domestic companies and governments trust us with groundbreaking transactions, litigation, regulatory matters and investigations in the region spanning a wide range of industries, including banking, retail, telecommunications and media, energy, natural resources and infrastructure transactions.

Our lawyers have significant ties to Latin America — many having lived or studied there, most of them fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and all of them with wide experience across the region.

With a deep understanding of the legal, political and economic drivers in this important area of the world, we leverage our global platform to provide our clients with creative solutions to unique problems and address the full spectrum of their needs.

Brazil 

Shearman & Sterling’s São Paulo office is a reflection of our long-term investment in Brazil and the broader Latin American region. The firm has played a role in many of the most important matters in Brazil and Latin America, including capital markets, project finance, public and private acquisitions, debt restructurings, cross-border expansions, key acquisitions and dispute resolution in international courts of arbitration. Clients turn to us because of our established track record in advising Brazilian and global corporates and financial institutions on investment activities in Brazil.

We understand our clients because we understand the region and live in the region — sharing the passion and commitment to the economic and social wellbeing of the country, understanding the different cultures and the legal, political and economic drivers. With a dedicated team fluent in Portuguese and Spanish qualified to practice U.S. law in the Brazilian market, clients with needs across practices and industries rely on our remarkable resourcefulness and the ability to think out of the box for all of our work, making us unrivaled problem solvers.

Our experience in market-leading transactions, together with our longstanding working relationships with the country’s best local law firms, gives our clients excellent access to current legal developments and local market intelligence. An on-the-ground presence encourages closer contact with Brazilian clients and market practices and provides a local base to assist the increasing number of foreign investors and participants in the Brazilian markets.