For over three decades, Appleby's Latin America team has provided legal guidance on offshore services and products. We act for a diverse group of Latin American clients and have represented the three largest companies, as well as many of the major financial and insurance institutions in Latin America, in business transactions. Our lawyers also provide private client, estates and high net worth individual services.
Members of our Latin America team have a wealth of experience in international commercial and financial transactions, Spanish and Portuguese language capabilities and a cultural understanding of business activities, as well as extensive contacts within the Latin American private and public sectors. They represent a cross-section of the group’s practices, including lawyers from our Corporate and Commercial teams; Private Clients and Trusts; and Litigation and Insolvency.
Examples of the types of work we have handled include the following:
- Acted on behalf of three of Latin America’s largest, and state-owned, oil and natural resources companies in connection with risk-management programmes
- Advised in relation to trusts and asset management structures for major Peruvian and Argentinian clients in the international cosmetics, engineering and construction fields.
- Advised on the structure, formation and ongoing operations of a Bermuda investment holding company established for the purposes of acting as a conduit for international investors to invest through the SPV into Paraguayan agri-business funds.
- Acted as official adviser and mediator to the Government of Bermuda with regard to the implementation of a Tax and Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with the Government of Mexico and subsequent other major Latin American countries.