Latin America Submissions

Researchers

Details of researchers are now available

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Schedule and deadlines

The research schedule and guidelines for The Legal 500 Latin America 2025 edition are now below.

Client referees deadline: Friday 9th February 2024
Editorial submission deadline: Friday 9th February 2024
Firm interviews conducted: 19th February – 26th April 2024
Publication: Autumn 2024

The template documents you will need to send submissions are here:

Submissions template
Referee spreadsheet NB: This template is in .xslx format. Do not resave it in other format as it may not be compatible with our system.

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FAQs and supporting info

Guidelines (English), (Portuguese)

Referees explained (English), (Portuguese)

Frequently Asked Questions (English), (Portuguese)

Methodology

Practice Area Definitions (Brazil)


Countries

Countries we are researching for Latin America 2025 include:

ARGENTINA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Compliance/White-collar crime
  • Consumer law
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Energy and natural resources: Electricity
  • Energy and natural resources: Mining
  • Energy and natural resources: Oil and gas
  • Environment
  • Fintech
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • International trade and customs
  • Labour and employment
  • Life sciences and healthcare
  • Public law
  • Real estate
  • Tax
  • TMT

BOLIVIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Real estate
  • Tax

BRAZIL PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance (and fintech)
  • Capital markets
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Compliance
  • Corporate and M&A: high-end
  • Corporate and M&A: mid-market

Note: Please only send one combined submission for Corporate and M&A

  • Dispute resolution: Litigation
  • Dispute resolution: Arbitration
  • Energy and natural resources: Electricity (and renewables)
  • Energy and natural resources: Hydrocarbons
  • Energy and natural resources: Mining
  • Environment
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • International trade
  • Labour and employment
  • Life sciences
  • Projects and infrastructure
  • Public law
  • Real estate
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy
  • TMT: Media
  • TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business
  • TMT: Telecoms
  • Tax: Tax advisory
  • Tax: Tax litigation
  • Tax: Customs

Note: Please only send one combined submission for Tax

  • Transport: Aviation
  • Transport: Shipping
  • Venture capital
  • Wealth and succession planning
  • White-collar crime and investigations

City Focus

        • Brasilia
          • Government relations
          • Litigation
          • Public law and regulation
          • Tax
        • Belo Horizonte
          • Commercial, corporate and M&A
          • Dispute resolution
          • Labour
          • Natural resources and regulation
          • Tax
        • Campinas [NEW]
          • Leading firms
        •  Curitiba
          • Leading firms
        • Fortaleza [NEW]
          • Leading firms
        •  Manaus
          • Leading firms
        • Porto Alegre
          • Commercial, corporate and M&A
          • Dispute resolution
          • Labour
          • Tax
        • Recife
          • Leading firms
        • Salvador
          • Leading firms

CHILE PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring
  • Capital markets
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Compliance
  • Consumer and advertising law
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Data privacy
  • Dispute resolution: arbitration
  • Dispute resolution: litigation
  • Dispute resolution: white-collar crime
  • Energy and natural resources: Electricity and hydrocarbon
  • Energy and natural resources: Mining
  • Environment
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Life sciences
  • Projects and infrastructure
  • Public law
  • Real estate
  • TMT
  • Tax
  • Venture capital
  • Water law

COLOMBIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Compliance and white-collar crime
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution: arbitration
  • Dispute resolution: litigation
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Environment
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • International trade and customs
  • Labour and employment
  • Life sciences
  • Projects
  • Public law
  • Real estate
  • TMT
  • Tax

City Focus

      • Medellín
      • Cali

COSTA RICA PRACTICE AREAS

      • Banking and finance
      • Compliance
      • Corporate and M&A
      • Dispute resolution
      • Energy and natural resources
      • Environment
      • Insurance
      • Intellectual property
      • Labour and employment
      • Projects and infrastructure
      • Real estate
      • Tax

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PRACTICE AREAS

      • Banking and finance
      • Corporate and M&A
      • Dispute resolution
      • Energy and natural resources
      • Environment
      • Intellectual property
      • Labour and employment
      • Real estate and tourism
      • Tax

ECUADOR PRACTICE AREAS

      • Banking and finance
      • Competition and antitrust
      • Corporate and M&A
      • Dispute resolution
      • Energy and natural resources
      • Intellectual property
      • Labour and employment
      • Real estate
      • Tax

EL SALVADOR PRACTICE AREAS

      • Banking and finance
      • Corporate and M&A
      • Dispute resolution
      • Fintech
      • Intellectual property
      • Tax

GUATEMALA PRACTICE AREAS

      • Administrative and public law
      • Banking and finance
      • Corporate and M&A
      • Dispute resolution
      • Energy and natural resources/Projects
      • Intellectual property
      • Labour
      • Real estate
      • Tax

HONDURAS PRACTICE AREAS

      • Banking and finance
      • Corporate and M&A
      • Dispute resolution
      • Energy and projects
      • Intellectual property
      • Labour
      • Tax

MEXICO PRACTICE AREAS

      • Banking and finance (plus standalone Fintech table)
      • Bankruptcy and restructuring
      • Capital markets
      • Competition and antitrust
      • Compliance and data privacy
      • Corporate and M&A
      • Dispute resolution: Arbitration
      • Dispute resolution: Litigation
      • Energy and natural resources
      • Environment
      • Insurance
      • Intellectual property
      • International trade and customs
      • Labour and employment
      • Life sciences
      • Mining
      • Projects and infrastructure (plus standalone Construction table)
      • Real estate
      • TMT
      • Tax
      • Wealth management

City Focus

  • Monterrey [NEW]

NICARAGUA PRACTICE AREAS

      • Corporate and finance
      • Dispute resolution
      • Energy and natural resources
      • Intellectual property
      • Real estate

PANAMA PRACTICE AREAS

      • Banking and finance
      • Capital markets
      • Corporate and M&A
      • Corporate services and estate planning (formerly Offshore)
      • Dispute resolution
      • Intellectual property
      • Labour
      • Projects and energy
      • Real estate
      • Tax
      • Transport: Aviation
      • Transport: Shipping

PARAGUAY PRACTICE AREAS

      • Administrative law
      • Banking and finance
      • Competition and antitrust
      • Corporate and M&A
      • Dispute resolution
      • Environment
      • Intellectual property
      • Labour and employment
      • Tax

PERU PRACTICE AREAS

      • Banking and finance
      • Bankruptcy and restructuring
      • Capital markets
      • Competition and antitrust
      • Compliance
      • Corporate and M&A
      • Data protection [NEW]
      • Dispute resolution: Arbitration
      • Dispute resolution: Litigation
      • Dispute resolution: White-collar
      • Energy and natural resources: Electricity
      • Energy and natural resources: Hydrocarbons
      • Energy and natural resources: Mining
      • Environment
      • Insurance
      • Intellectual property
      • International trade (IT&C)
      • Labour and employment
      • Lifesciences and healthcare
      • Projects and infrastructure
      • Public law and regulation
      • Real estate
      • Tax
      • TMT (Telecoms / Media / Technology)

PUERTO RICO PRACTICE AREAS

      • Corporate, commercial and banking
      • Dispute resolution (and bankruptcy)
      • Energy, natural resources and environment
      • Intellectual property
      • Labour and employment
      • Real estate, hospitality and leisure
      • Tax

URUGUAY PRACTICE AREAS

      • Banking and finance
      • Corporate and M&A
      • Dispute resolution
      • Intellectual property
      • Labour and employment
      • Projects and energy
      • Real estate
      • Tax

VENEZUELA PRACTICE AREAS

      • Banking and finance
      • Corporate and M&A
      • Dispute resolution
      • Economic regulation
      • Energy and natural resources
      • Intellectual property
      • Labour and employment
      • Public law (including environmental and TMT regulatory matters)
      • Real estate
      • Tax

INTERNATIONAL FIRMS PRACTICE AREAS

    • Banking and finance
    • Capital markets
    • Compliance and investigations
    • Corporate and M&A
    • International arbitration
    • Projects and energy

City Focus

  • Miami
  • Houston