Latin America & Caribbean

Gide enjoys established relationships with the leading Latin American and Caribbean law firms, and a solid history of working collaboratively to deliver top tier legal advice to our clients with respect to their business dealings in these regions. Our relationships with our fellow lawyers in the premier Latin American and Caribbean law firms are facilitated by the proximity of our New York office, which enables us to maintain closer and more regular contact.

In these regions, in collaboration with select local counsel, Gide mainly advises on a range of transactions, including international organisations and governments on local development projects, public-private projects (infrastructure and energy industrial development), dispute resolution matters, and local development projects by international organisations.  

Experience includes:

  • Advising the government and an international organisation on the privatisation of an airport located in Jamaica
     
  • Advising the purchaser on the acquisition of two thermal power plants located in the Caribbean
     
  • Advising the government and an international organisation on the development of a public-private partnership to improve the access to medical imaging in 5-10 centres throughout Honduras
     
  • Advising the government and an international organisation on the privatisation of an incumbent telecommunications operator in Haiti. The project included analysing the legal, institutional and regulatory aspects; reviewing infrastructures and activity; preparing and implementing the audit process; determining the various legal structures and transfer options; signing of agreements
     
  • Advising the government and an international organisation on the concession of various sites for the construction of a new airport in Haiti
     
  • Advising the operator and the equipment supplier on the first toll road project in Haiti
     
  • Presiding an arbitral court in a contractual dispute subject to Brazilian law, opposing a European service provider to a Brazilian corporation
     
  • Waste to Energy project in Brazil for the subsidiary of a French energy company
     
  • Auditing the construction contracts for a shipyard and a naval base, and the sale contracts for nuclear and conventional submarines for the French State in Brazil
     
  • Advising an energy group on the construction of a dam
     
  • Preparing an offer for the construction of an airport in Chile on behalf of a French airport company
     
  • Advising a Japanese engineering company on arbitration litigation subject to Brazilian law, opposing it to a Brazilian steel manufacturing company on the export of steel billets
     
  • Advising an American coal production plant on arbitration litigation subject to Colombian law, opposing it to Spanish and Colombian railway operators on the performance of a coal railway transport contract
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