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The LATAM Group: supporting and advising businesses in the region for over 40 years.

Our LATAM Group is made up of lawyers from all of our key practice areas (aviation, insurance, energy & offshore, corporate, financecommercial disputes and shipping), many of whom are fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. The Group’s work encompasses not only Latin America, Spain and Portugal but also Angola and Mozambique. Regular visits to the relevant regions and strong relationships with a network of leading local lawyers mean that we understand the nuances of doing business in the different jurisdictions throughout this fascinating geographical area.

We have gained invaluable experience from decades of handling cases in the region. This experience, together with our in-depth knowledge of current trends, enables us to provide first-class advice when handling commercial disputes and supporting you in your business transactions.

So, whether you are a global company operating in Colombia, a Mexican company contracting on an English law basis, or working on a project elsewhere in the region, we can help you.

Our extensive, recent work in LATAM includes advising:

>  A contractor in connection with the expansion of the Panama Canal.

>  International energy contractors -  in relation to disputes with a Brazilian shipyard regarding the repair of an offshore drilling unit.

>  Shipyards - regarding the construction of an offshore vessel for use in Brazil.

>  London-market reinsurers - in relation to insurance claims arising from various industrial, hull, P&I and cargo claims in Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico and Argentina.

>  International insurers - concerning cyber risk in Latin America including developing appropriate cyber policy wordings for the Latin American market and establishing local cyber claims handling facilities.

>  Ship interests, ports and terminals as well as their insurers - in connection with casualties throughout the LATAM region ranging from incidents in Chile, Colombia and Cuba to the high profile Prestige oil spill off Spain.

Getting in touch

To discuss how we can help you get in touch with one of our LATAM team members. This is headed by Peter Rogan and includes Simon Hems and Nuno Frota.

Energy & Infrastructure

  • Financing of Turkish geothermal plant Financing
  • Thailand wind farm project Financing
  • Terrorist attacks Pipelines
  • Wrongful contract termination Contract dispute
  • Dispute over subsea equipment Subsea Services
  • Gunfleet Sands I & II Offshore wind farm projects Renewables
  • Mongolian wind farm project Financing
  • Dynamic Vision - vessel financing Financing
  • Financing of a semi-submersible Financing
  • Golar West Java FSRU Floating Gas
  • DECC - Section 29 Decommissioing
  • Gas Project Pipelines
  • Secured credit Financing
  • Topside arbitration Construction
  • FPSO dispute FPSO
  • Rig removal owing to delay in production Construction
  • West African Gas Pipeline Project Pipelines
  • Offshore wind farm projects Renewables


  • South African furnace Property and Business Interruption
  • Advance payment guarantees Fraud/Reinsurance
  • MSC Panama Marine
  • California wind fires PDBI/Reinsurance
  • Cap Marine Professional Indemnity
  • Buncefield Property and Business Interruption
  • Export Development Canada Trade Credit
  • Indonesian well blowout Energy
  • Kazahkstan welding claim Energy
  • Uzbekistan mining equipment Political Risk
  • Venezuelan mine shut-down Property and Business Interruption
  • Lemma Insurance Company Liquidation
  • Norsul Vitoria Marine
  • Polar Mist Marine
  • Dubai motor damage PDBI/Reinsurance
  • German bank claim D&O
  • Mumbai floods PDBI/Reinsurance
  • Israel aviation claim Aviation
  • Pakistan riots PDBI/Reinsurance
  • Bankers Blanket Bond Financial Institutions
  • Queensland floods PDBI/Reinsurance
  • Hurricane Sandy Property and Business Interruption
  • Tank 84 Reinsurance
  • Bermuda Form Product Liability
  • Reggae concert Contingency


  • Advising UACC on acquiring new vessels Ship finance: ship acquisition and financing
  • Prestige casualty and pollution
  • Collision/capsize/sinking incident involving a tug and a bulk carrier Shipping
  • Supreme Court case: The Kos Charterparty dispute
  • Ocean Victory grounding Admiralty dispute: unsafe port
  • Stolt Valor explosion and casualty Admiralty dispute: fire
  • The Front Comor: House of Lords and European Court of Justice Shipping dispute: Arbitration
  • MV Rena grounding Casualty: grounding and pollution
  • Maritime Maisie collision with Gravity Highway Casualty: collision
  • Facilities agreement for FSRUs Ship finance: facilities agreement
  • Golden Lucy explosion and fire
  • MV Cotton hijacking by pirates
  • Supreme Court case: Rainy Sky vs Kookmin Bank Shipbuilding dispute
  • Refinancing of shipowners' loan
  • Rewa sale and purchase dispute Shipping dispute: sale and purchase
  • Advising on creation of shipping fund Ship finance: revolving credit facility
  • Costa Concordia grounding and capsize Casualty: grounding and capsize
  • Valle di Cordoba: in-transit loss clause Piracy: charterparty dispute
  • Astipalaia collision with Hanjin Shenzhen: loss of earnings Shipping dispute: loss of earnings following a casualty

Yachts and Superyachts

  • Yacht finance
  • Cayman Island Flag
  • Yacht loan arrangement
  • Shipbuilding contract
  • Diesel motor yacht
  • Azimut yacht

Corporate & Commercial

  • Share purchase agreement
  • Joint venture agreement Joint venture agreement
  • Acquisition of shares Acquisition of shares
  • Acquisition of shares Acquisition of shares
  • Corporate sale of shares Joint venture
  • Consideration of share sale Reorganisation
  • Restructuring terms Debt restructuring
  • £124 million acquisition of 107 Cheapside Real estate
  • Advice on reorganisation
  • Vendor warranty and indemnity Indemnity risk
  • Shareholder loan agreement
  • Acquisition Acquisition of an equity stake
  • Multi million dollar M&A Refinancing and merger
  • Multi million dollar acquisition
  • Cross border advice on warranties and indemnities warranty and indemnity risks
  • Joint venture
  • Regulation and the MLC Regulatory matters
  • Shareholder dispute
  • Joint venture Joint venture
  • Merger of two banks Merger
  • Transaction and escrow arrangements Legal opinion and trust arrangements
  • Joint venture governed by English and Mozambique law Joint venture