Background - Global Experience (South America)
Latin America

Crowell & Moring represents clients with business interests across Latin America. Our international arbitration practice is particularly strong in the region, and has been described by clients in Chambers Latin America as providing an "[e]xcellent team of experienced lawyers who are well aware of clients' needs and goals." We advise clients in claims against governments of Central and South America heard before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). We also represent clients in arbitrations heard before all of the world's major arbitral forums, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), and the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

Our corporate and finance lawyers have extensive experience assisting clients in energy project development and implementation across the region. We have advised clients on wind, solar, hydroelectric, oil and gas, and other infrastructure and power projects in Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and elsewhere. We regularly advise clients on issues under international and regional trade conventions such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central America-Dominican Republic-US Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), as well as bilateral free trade agreements between the United States and Colombia, Panama and other countries.

In conjunction with our international policy and regulatory affairs affiliate, C&M International, we represent the interests of clients whose interests in Latin America require the cooperation of government agencies and international organizations, including the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Justice, and national governments throughout the region.