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, 2022, and 2023 rankings of top 100 law firms operating in the region.

Legal directories describe our practice as:

  • "The Reed Smith practice team provides a world-class service. Their human talent is formidable and they are made up of highly committed people." The Legal 500 Latin America 2024
  • "Their experience and prestige is preceded by the great work they do and their expertise in arbitration matters." The Legal 500 Latin America 2024
  • "Reed Smith enjoys an admired dispute resolution practice sought after for its Latin American arbitration expertise." Chambers Latin America 2023
  • “The best Latin American arbitration team in the industry.” The Legal 500 Latin America 2022

We are regularly called upon by significant multinationals to advise on high-value commercial arbitration disputes. 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.