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Latin Law Business Boom

The growing number of disputes in Latin America is good business for U.S. law firms as is the IPO and M&A boom.


Helped by a growing number of IPOs and M&A and growing demand for international arbitration, U.S. law firms are boosting their Latin America-related business.

"There has been a huge increase in our Latin American business this year," says Paul Schnell, partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Jones Day, another leading U.S. law firm, has been active in Latin America for decades but in the past few years its practice there has experienced a boom, says Luis Riesgo, head of the firms Latin America practice.

"Our workload has grown steadily throughout the year," adds Alexis E. Rovzar, global leader of the Latin American practice at White & Case.


Skaddens business has been helped by the growing Latin American economies, growing domestic liquidity and cross-border investment. "The strongest growth has been on the corporate transactional side - IPOs...

Q&A with Skadden, Jones Day and White & Case



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