Reed Smith is a recognized leader in the region, as demonstrated by both our firm and our arbitration practice being included in Latinvex’s 2020, 2021 and 2022 rankings of top 100 law firms operating in the region.

Legal directories describe our practice as:

  • “A deeply admired dispute resolution practice, highly sought after for its Latin American arbitration expertise. Their cross-examination skills are fantastic.” Chambers Latin America 2022
  • “The best Latin American arbitration team in the industry.” The Legal 500 Latin America 2022
  • “Excels at handling complex commercial arbitration cases, frequently advising clients on claims arising out of construction and financial disputes. Also adept at representing investors in significant investment treaty arbitration mandates.” Chambers Global: Latin America 2022

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 and our  reputation for the handling of high-level, complex arbitrations and litigations covering various jurisdictions in Latin America.

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 four 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.