Reed Smith’s international arbitration practice and several of its attorneys were honored by Legal 500 Latin America in its rankings and editorials for 2022, the international law firm announced today.

The firm was recommended in the category ‘Latin America International Firms: International Arbitration.’ One client was quoted by the publication as saying Reed Smith has “the best Latin American arbitration team in the industry.”

International arbitration partners José Astigarraga (“arbitration pioneer and rainmaker”) and Cristina Cárdenas (“highly respected”) were named Leading Lawyers, and praised in the editorial.

Six other individuals were mentioned in the editorial: international arbitration lawyers Eduardo De la Peña and William Russell; Brazil-licensed partner Felipe Berer; real estate partner Jonathan Kurry; and infrastructure-focused partner Nicolas Borda. The publication also mentioned that former federal prosecutor Mark Bini, who joined the firm as a partner in September 2021, is strengthening the firm’s Latin America-related white collar and investigations capability.

The firm also was mentioned in the Legal 500's “City Focus: Miami” list, which said: “Reed Smith LLP has gradually cemented its presence in Miami, since the office’s launch in 2017. Much of the office’s work relates to Latin America, particularly in the litigation and arbitration fields.” 

Results for 2022 Legal 500 Latin America are compiled based on information from independent researchers interviewing more than 10,000 lawyers. The research provides a thorough review of the strengths and capabilities of law firms in numerous practice areas across the region. The publisher’s frequently-asked-questions page has more information about Legal 500.