MIAMI – The Legal 500 has recognized global law firm Reed Smith for the strength of its international arbitration, project finance and energy capabilities, and endorsed several of its lawyers as top in their fields in Latin America, in 2023 rankings announced today.
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The firm was once again recommended in the Latin America International Firms: International Arbitration category. One client said the Reed Smith practice epitomizes excellence, according to the publication.

International arbitration partner José Astigarraga (“Latin American arbitration pioneer”) was named to the Hall of Fame, and international arbitration partner Cristina Cárdenas (“highly respected”) was named a Leading Lawyer.

Reed Smith was also ranked for Latin America International Firms: Projects and Energy, with the guide noting that the firm has “a rich and varied” practice in Latin America. One client commented about Reed Smith: “Excellent quality and commitment to the client and the operation. Immediate answers and constant and continuous attention. Phenomenal work.”

A number of other individuals appear in the editorial: international arbitration and litigation lawyers Eduardo De la Peña Bernal, Gilberto Guerrero-Rocca, Sandra Millor, Ed Mullins, Francisco Rivero, Francisco Rodriguez, and William Russell; Brazil-licensed partner Felipe Berer; real estate partner Jonathan Kurry; banking and finance partner Lee Ann Dillon; energy and natural resources counsel Edwin Nazario; and corporate partner Luis Perez.

The firm was included in the “City Focus: Miami” list, which noted the growth of the office and the recent hire of a number of partners, and also in the “City Focus: Houston” list: “[Reed Smith’s] Houston office is a pivotal part of its wider Latin America practice, offering extensive expertise in international arbitration and commercial litigation, along with energy, natural resources and infrastructure.”

Results for Legal 500 Latin America are compiled based on information from independent researchers. The research provides a thorough review of the strengths and capabilities of law firms working in numerous practice areas across the region.