Latin America

Economic relations between Germany and Latin America are strong, with many German firms either having already entered or at least considering entering the Latin American market. Over the past decade, German companies have doubled their investments in the region, making Germany its third-largest inward investor after the United States and Spain. The region’s big emerging economies, such as Brazil and Mexico, are attractive trading partners for Germany.

Gleiss Lutz assists German clients with projects in Latin America, and advises leading businesses in Latin American countries on their activities in Germany. Our “Latin America Advisory Group” is made up of lawyers with an excellent understanding of the legal and regulatory framework in South, Central, and North America (Mexico). Members of the group speak fluent Spanish and are exceptionally well connected in the Latin American market.

Gleiss Lutz has established an extensive network of leading independent law firms in Latin America and has an outstanding grasp of the different local (business) cultures. This gives us the flexibility to assemble hand-picked teams tailored to our clients’ specific needs whenever required.

Highlight matters Latin America

Gleiss Lutz advises Schaeffler on the sale of its chain drive business Mandate
Strategic Expansion into Latin American SAP market: Gleiss Lutz advises itelligence-group on acquisition of majority stake in FH in Brazil Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Robert Bosch on the carve-out and sale of Bosch Packaging Technology to CVC Capital Partners Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises HQ Equita on its acquisition of r2p and Open Access Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Celanese on acquisition of Italian SO.F.TER Group Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises shareholders of Hapag-Lloyd AG on merger with Chilean CSAV Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Martin-Brower on its acquisition of the distribution, logistics and haulage business from Keystone Foods and McKey Luxembourg Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises United Internet AG and Cyrte Investments BV, as two of the main shareholders of Versatel AG, on the intended takeover of the telecommunications company by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR). Private equity investor KKR intends to Mandate
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