Freshfields Bullish on Latin America

After being a big focus for Freshfield's arbitration lawyers for the better part of a decade, Argentina will now likely provide growth of transactional activity over the coming years. (Buenos Aires Photo: Fernanda LeMarie/

Freshfield partners Nigel Blackaby, Melissa Raciti-Knapp and Raquel Florez. (Photos: Freshfields).

Firm business spurred by mix of arbitration, M&As and finance work.




UK-based law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is bullish on Latin America, where it expects to see more business in countries like Argentina,Peru and Cuba.


“We’re very positive about our Latin America business,” says Melissa Raciti-Knapp, a New York-based partner and co-head of the firm’s Latin America practice.


Long a leader in arbitration cases in Latin America – it leads the way in concluded and pending Latin America cases at The World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), according to Latinvex analysis – Freshfields is also seeing growing business in ...


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Keywords: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Freshfields, Glencore, Guatemala, Mexico, Mining, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela



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