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Lawyers in Duane Morris' offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia work together, and collaborate with local counsel, to develop innovative solutions to help clients explore business opportunities throughout the world. Duane Morris' clients include Latin American-based companies doing business in the U.S. and elsewhere, Latin American subsidiaries of transnational companies, U.S. companies doing business in Latin America and major financial institutions. For decades, the attorneys of the firm's Latin America Business Group have advised clients doing business in Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, and throughout Central America and South America in matters that include:

  • transactional banking in the U.S. and offshore jurisdictions
  • formation and corporate governance of entities
  • project financing
  • credit restructuring
  • joint ventures
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • private equity
  • foreign direct investment
  • privatization
  • insurance
  • litigation
  • immigration
  • employment
  • construction
  • real estate
  • manufacturing
  • international trade; and
  • antitrust

Duane Morris' Latin America Business Group includes attorneys who speak Spanish, Portuguese, and French, as well as English, and also attorneys who have experience and are admitted to practice in jurisdictions in Latin America. We often can bring an understanding of the local legal field, culture and business trends, together with the resources of a large, international law firm. One of our attorneys formerly served as Mexico's Ambassador to Singapore, Negara Brunei Darussalam and the Union of Myanmar, and is a member of the Commission on Globalization World Forum and president of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. Another Duane Morris attorney studied law in Venezuela, worked with the Agency for International Development in Bolivia and Brazil, and served as Latin American Counsel for one of the world's largest corporations for nearly a decade. Still other Duane Morris lawyers are leaders in Latin American and Hispanic bar and business groups and devote their practice to the specifics of doing business in Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba and elsewhere in Latin America.

Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

OFAC and BIS Publish Comprehensive Modifications Related to U.S. Policy Toward Cuba
, August 02, 2016
On March 16, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published additional comprehensive modifications to their regulations affecting U.S. policy toward Cuba. The published...

Recent Comments from OFAC Regarding Cuba-Related Sanctions
, August 02, 2016
On April 21, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) updated its Frequently Asked Questions Related to Cuba and this Alert highlights key aspects of this guidance. Section 515.584(d) of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) permits so-called...

Implementation Day Occurs Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: Highlights of the Sanctions Lifted on Iran
, July 28, 2016
Implementation Day under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was on January 16, 2016. It marked the official verification by the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran implemented its nuclear-related obligations under its agreements with the United States, the European Union and...