Reed Smith is a recognized leader in the region. Legal directories describe our practice as “excellent on every front” and “prestigious … with an impressive knowledge of Latin American arbitration matters” (Chambers Latin America 2019) and note our expertise handling arbitration proceedings is “truly remarkable, with outstanding results” (The Legal 500 Latin America 2020).

As a “first-class advisor for Latin American clients and cases” (The Legal 500 2019) we are regularly called upon by significant multinationals to advise on high-value commercial arbitration disputes. (Chambers Latin America 2019). Our team leverages the depth and breadth of our experience and relationships with local strategic partners to provide commercial disputes advice to our clients in real time.

Our strong focus on the Latin American region means clients “benefit from a high concentration of resources” (Chambers Global 2019) and our “excellent reputation for [the handling of] high level complex arbitrations and litigations covering various jurisdictions in Latin America, predominantly for multinational companies” (Latin Lawyer 250).

We are adept at bridging legal systems and resolving complex legal issues, resulting in nominations for Chambers’ Latin America Award for International Arbitration Firm of the Year for the past three years. Our team includes native multilingual speakers, and dual-qualified and bi-cultural lawyers who know the cultures of individual countries in the region, the regional arbitration institutions, their rules, and the right questions to ask. Clients benefit from our extensive knowledge and experience of highly complex international arbitrations across both the common law and civil law systems.