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The law of South America is one of the most unified in the world. All countries can be said to follow civil law systems, although recent developments in the law of Brazil suggest a move towards the stare decisis doctrine.

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The best Law Firms in South America

South America has 286 ranked law firms listed

Total results: 90  –  Page 1 of 6

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RECOMMENDED

Ranked in South America
Category: Country
Country: Brazil

RECOMMENDED FIRM

Lopes Pinto, Nagasse Advogados Associados

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Firm website:

lopespinto.com.br

About the firm

Lopes Pinto, Nagasse Advogados Associados operates in the Corporate Law area, focusing on tax, corporate, administrative, labor, environmental, civil and contract law.

The firm, with its main office in São Paulo, also offers high-quality advisory and consultancy services, as well as tax, tax, and paralegal litigation, among others, enabling clients to better plan their activities and optimize their operations.

Lopes Pinto, Nagasse Advogados Associados specializes in the practice areas of Tax Law, Civil Law, Contracts, Corporate Law, Labour Law, Environmental Law, and Administrative Law.

RECOMMENDED

Ranked in South America
Category: Continent

RECOMMENDED FIRM

Baker McKenzie

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Firm website:

www.bakermckenzie.com

About the firm

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy through a new type of thinking and a different mindset. The firm understands that in a rapidly changing legal market, clients have new expectations, constantly evolving choices and operate in an environment of heightened reputational and commercial risk.

Baker McKenzie’s strength is its ability to solve complex legal problems by collaborating across borders and practice areas, using transformative technology and dealing with people with empathy.

The firm, which has its tagline – “We are The New Lawyers.” Was awarded as the Global Winner of our Global Wards 2018, Winner and Outstanding firm in different continents ad countries.

Baker McKenzie specializes in the practice areas of Antitrust & Competition, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy, Mining & Infrastructure, Environment, Financial Restructuring, Insurance, IP, IT/Comms, M&A, Pharma & Healthcare, Private Equity, Real Estate, Securities, Tax, and Trade & Commerce.

RECOMMENDED

Ranked in South America
Category: Country
Country: Argentina

RECOMMENDED FIRM

Baker McKenzie

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Firm website:

www.bakermckenzie.com

About the firm

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy through a new type of thinking and a different mindset. The firm understands that in a rapidly changing legal market, clients have new expectations, constantly evolving choices and operate in an environment of heightened reputational and commercial risk.

Baker McKenzie’s strength is its ability to solve complex legal problems by collaborating across borders and practice areas, using transformative technology and dealing with people with empathy.

The firm, which has its tagline – “We are The New Lawyers.” Was awarded as the Global Winner of our Global Wards 2018, Winner and Outstanding firm in different continents ad countries.

Baker McKenzie specializes in the practice areas of Antitrust & Competition, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy, Mining & Infrastructure, Environment, Financial Restructuring, Insurance, IP, IT/Comms, M&A, Pharma & Healthcare, Private Equity, Real Estate, Securities, Tax, and Trade & Commerce.

Outstanding

Ranked in South America
Category: Continent

Ranked: 2 – Outstanding

DLA Piper

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Firm website:

www.dlapiper.com

About the firm

DLA Piper is a global law firm capable of taking care of the most important legal needs of clients wherever they do business. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world.

Outstanding

Ranked in South America
Category: Continent

Ranked: 3 – Outstanding

CMS Law

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Firm website:

cms.law

About the firm

Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS can work for you in 42 countries and 74 offices worldwide. 4,500 CMS lawyers offer you business-focused advice tailored to your needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.

‘Your World First’ is its promise to clients. This means the firm is client-centric, have world vision and are performance driven.

CMS Law specializes in the practice areas of, but not limited to, Banking & Finance, Commercial, Competition & EU, Consumer Products, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Pensions, Energy, Funds, Hotels & Leisure, Infrastructure & Projects, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Lifesciences, Private Equity, and Public Procurement.

Outstanding

Ranked in South America
Category: Continent

Ranked: 4 – Outstanding

Jones Day

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Firm website:

www.jonesday.com

About the firm

With its singular tradition and widely recognized record of client service, Jones Day provides formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions through the seamless collaboration of a true partnership that shares fundamental professional values. Spread across five continents, Jones Day has more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices located in major centers of business and finance around the world.

Outstanding

Ranked in South America
Category: Continent

Ranked: 5 – Outstanding

Garrigues

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Firm website:

www.garrigues.com

About the firm

Garrigues is an international legal and tax services firm that provides business law advice in the main economic scenarios of the global marketplace. Since its creation in 1941, the Firm has been noted for its international outlook and innovative nature.

Outstanding

Ranked in South America
Category: Continent

Ranked: 6 – Outstanding

Pinsent Masons

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Firm website:

www.pinsentmasons.com

About the firm

Pinsent Masons is a multinational law firm with a reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate.

With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 26 locations throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, Pinsent Mason is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.

The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services, real estate and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.

Pinsent Masons specialises mainly, but not limited to, the practice areas of Legal services, Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Manufacturing, and Technology.

Outstanding

Ranked in South America
Category: Continent

Ranked: 7 – Outstanding

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

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Firm website:

www.cesconbarrieu.com.br

About the firm

Cescon Barrieu is one of Brazil’s leading law firms. The firm's lawyers stand out for their strong commitment to the representation of the firm's clients’ interests and for their work in highly sophisticated, groundbreaking matters.

Cescon Barrieu philosophy is to be its clients’ law firm of choice for their most complex legal matters and most strategic transactions and disputes.

Cescon Barrieu specialises mainly, but not limited to, the practice ares of Capital Markets, Private Equity, Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax, Arbitration, Technology and Intellectual Property, Labor, Environmental, Compliance and Anticorruption, Mining, Arbitration and Mediation, Corporate Law and Governance, Infrastructure, Insolvency and Restructuring, Investment Funds, Litigation, Real Estate , Mercado de Capitais, Fusões e Aquisições, Trabalhista, Tributário, Contencioso, Compliance, Ambiental, Mineração, Infraestrutura, Óleo e Gás, Oil and Gas, and Arbitragem

Outstanding

Ranked in South America
Category: Continent

Ranked: 8 – Outstanding

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

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Firm website:

www.bfmyl.com

About the firm

Bruchou was founded in 1990 to provide legal advice to companies operating in an economy subject to rapid and dramatic structural changes, the effect of which was the transition from a paralyzed, state-controlled economy to an open, competitive one.

Bruchou is today a leading legal firm in Argentina and a full-service firm of international repute and an undisputed market leader, and provide complex, value-added legal advice to leading companies and financial institutions. Bruchou takes pride in the role it has played in a large number of significant transactions both in Argentina and overseas, and in the ongoing interaction with its clients.

The firm also assists its clients regarding the legal aspects of their overseas investments directly and through long-term relationships with prestigious law firms throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Outstanding

Ranked in South America
Category: Continent

Ranked: 9 – Outstanding

Beccar Varela

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Firm website:

www.beccarvarela.com

About the firm

Beccar Varela is one of the leading law firms in Argentina, with 120 years of practice both locally and abroad.

Our team consists of over 150 lawyers specializing in different areas of law, over 30 of whom are partners, along with a large number of paralegals, trainee lawyers and administrative staff. A commitment to innovation and an integrated corporate sustainability program underpins our work.

Main practice areas: Administrative Law, Aeronautical Law, Agribusiness, Arbitration, Banking & Financial Institutions, Capital Markets, Communication & Information Technology, Company Law, Compliance (Prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, Anti-bribery and corruption, Data protection), Competition – Antitrust, Corporate Governance & Board Advisory, Customs Law, Debt Restructuring, Energy, Environment, Export Control & Trade Sanctions, Family Law, Gaming, General Corporate Advice, Insolvency – Bankruptcy, Insurance, Intellectual Property - Patents & Trademarks, International Trade & Commerce, Labor & Social Security, Life Sciences, Litigation, Media & Entertainment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Natural Resources, Private Clients, Private Equity, Project Finance, Product Liability, Real Estate & Hospitality, Shipping & Maritime Law, Sports Law, Tax Law, Trust & Trust Services, White Collar and Corporate Crime, International Desks (Brazilian Desk, China Desk, French Desk, German Desk and Italian Desk).

Outstanding

Ranked in South America
Category: Continent

Ranked: 10 – Outstanding

Indacochea & Asociados

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Firm website:

www.indacochea.com

About the firm

Indacochea & asociados was founded in 1991 and ranks as one of Bolivia's largest and top law firms.

The firm offers a full range of services to its clients. The reputation achieved since its foundation has placed the firm as a referral for national corporate law, as evidenced by its participation in the review and drafting of several Bolivian corporate laws and regulations in the past years.

Additionally, Indacochea & Asociados' optimal relation with the main financial entities and well regarded law firms worldwide as well as its modern vision of the current law, allow the firm to provide its clients excellent results.

Outstanding

Ranked in South America
Category: Continent

Ranked: 11 – Outstanding

Dentons

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Firm website:

www.dentons.com

About the firm

Dentons is one of the world's largest law firms, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons'​ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

Dentons was founded in March 2013 by the merger of SNR Denton, Fraser Milner Casgrain and Salans. As of 2018, Dentons operates in 78 countries, has 175 offices, and employs 10,000 lawyers. The firm has no headquarters, although the firm's senior leadership are primarily based in Beijing, London and Washington D.C..

Dentons specializes in the practice areas of, but not limited to, Antitrust and Competition, Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring, Capital Markets, Corporate, Employment, Benefits and Pensions, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, Government, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, International Trade, Life Sciences and Health Care, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Privacy, Private Equity, Public Policy and Regulation, Real Estate, Securities, Taxation, Trusts, Estates and Wealth Management, and Venture Capital.

Outstanding

Ranked in South America
Category: Continent

Ranked: 12 – Outstanding

FERRERE

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Firm website:

www.ferrere.com

About the firm

FERRERE is the only multi-jurisdiction South American law firm. It has 250 attorneys in Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay, who provide fast, personalized service geared to steppping up the profitability of its clients'​ businesses.

FERRERE specializes in the practice areas of Banking and Financial, Administrative and Regulatory, Bankruptcy, Project Financing, M&A, Foreign Investment, Labor and Social Security, Litigation and Arbitration, Intellectual Property, Join Ventures, Environmental, Corporate and Commercial, Taxes, and PPP

Outstanding

Ranked in South America
Category: Continent

Ranked: 13 – Outstanding

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

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Firm website:

www.marval.com

About the firm

Founded in 1923, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal is the largest law firm in Argentina. A market leader at both local and Latin American levels, the firm has been providing sophisticated, high quality advice to international and local clients for 90 years. The firm comprises over 300 lawyers and has wide experience of international business issues and the complexities of cross-border transactions.

With a long history of advising multinational companies and international institutions, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal has an unique understanding of the Argentine market and how to help its clients achieve their goals. Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal has a 90-year track record of being prepared to respond to any challenge, both in the country and in complex cross-border transactions.

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal specializes in the practice areas of, but not limited to, Legal, Legal Service, Legal Practice, Advising, Consulting, Law, Intellectual Property, Compliance, and Banking.

Winner

Ranked in South America
Category: Country
Country: Chile

WINNER

Carey

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Firm website:

www.carey.cl

About the firm

Carey is Chile’s largest law firm, with over 190 legal professionals and a full service law firm.

Carey’s various corporate, litigation and regulatory groups include highly-specialized attorneys and practice areas covering all areas of law. The firm clients include some of the world’s largest multinationals, international organizations, and some of the most important local companies and institutions.

Carey lawyers have graduated from the best law schools in Chile and most of its mid- and senior-level associates have graduate degrees from some of the world’s most prominent universities.

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