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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.

Group Presentations
  Emerging Opportunities in Cuba -- What Businesses Need to Know Now, Duane Morris LLP, New York City, April 27, 2015
Duane Morris & Selvam Host the Latin American Summit 2015, Ernst & Young, Shanghai, China, March 3, 2015
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Winning Streak Continues in ITC Trade Secret Theft Investigations
Michael G. McManus, May 11, 2015
Section 337—the unfair trade practice remedy administered by the International Trade Commission (ITC or the "Commission")—has most often been used to counter importation of goods that infringe U.S. patents. A recent case, however, reinforces the concept that Section 337 can...

OFAC Publishes Amendments to the Syrian Sanctions Regulations
Brian S. Goldstein, April 17, 2015
On April 13, 2015, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published in the Federal Register amendments to the Syrian Sanctions Regulations. Specifically, OFAC, by a new General License, has authorized "certain activities relating to publishing, not already exempt from regulation, that...

Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann Negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the European Union: At this Rate Vietnam Will Kill the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs Vietnam Needs a Sound Strategy
Oliver Massmann, March 30, 2015
Since the mid 1990s, Vietnam is engaged in international trade. The US embargo on Vietnam was lifted in 1994 and Vietnam joined the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and subscribed to the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), including the Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPF)...

US Agriculture Coalition for Cuba Takes Off With the Goal of Normalizing Relations Between the United States and Cuba
Jose A. Aquino, March 30, 2015
On December 17, 2014, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and reverse a more than 50-year policy of isolation. President Obama’s move to establish relations and ease sanctions against Cuba stirred the interest of U.S. business....

Bill Introduced In Senate To End Travel Restrictions To Cuba
Jose A. Aquino, March 18, 2015
On January 29, 2015, a coalition of four Republican and four Democrat senators introduced legislation to restore freedom to travel to Cuba. While President Obama has announced normalization of some relations between the two countries and relaxed travel restrictions to Cuba such that Americans...

Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann - New PPP Laws in Vietnam: Moving Closer towards Bankable Projects? Oliver Massmann and Ho Gia Le Hoang
Oliver Massmann, March 18, 2015
Vietnam’s infrastructure development has struggled to keep up with continued economic and population growth. According to the statistics, Vietnam needs about US$170 billion for infrastructure investment in the period from 2011 to 2020 while the State budget is constrained, capital sources...

New U.S. Policy Towards Cuba Put In Motion By Construction Of Church
Jose A. Aquino, March 18, 2015
The construction of Cuba’s first Roman Catholic Church since Castro came to power in 1959 may well be the first test of the new U.S. policy towards Cuba. The new church, with an expected capacity to accommodate at least 200 worshipers, is set to be built in Sandino, a small, secluded town in...

OFAC General License No. 5 Allows Certain Activities Prohibited by Executive Order 13685 in Order to Wind Down Operations in Crimea Region of Ukraine
, February 17, 2015
On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13685, which further limits commercial transactions and blocks the property and interest in property of certain persons associated with the Russian occupation of the Crimea region of Ukraine. The Order announced additional steps that...