LACCA recognizes Affinitas Firms among top law firms for Latin America’s Biggest Companies 2023

Affinitas firms have been acknowledged by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) in its prestigious annual research report, “Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies 2023.”

LACCA’s research began with a compilation of the 100 highest-earning companies in the region, ranked by revenue from the previous fiscal year. Our team has represented 33 of Latin America’s largest companies across various sectors, including oil and gas, telecommunications, food and beverages, agribusiness, energy, petrochemicals, retail, mining, and metals.

Here’s a breakdown of the companies represented by each Affinitas firm:

  • Barros & Errázuriz: América Móvil (Telecoms), Antarchile (Agribusiness), Agrosuper (Agribusiness), Engie Energía (Energy), AES (Energy), CMPC (Pulp & paper) and MercadoLibre (Retail).
  • Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes: Pemex (Oil & Gas), FEMSA (Food & Drink), Grupo Alfa (Petrochemicals), Grupo Bimbo (Food & Drink) and CEMEX (Construction), Alsea (Food & Drink), Televisa (Telecoms), Engie Energía (Energy), AES (Energy) and Pan American Energy (Energy).
  • Gómez-Pinzón: FEMSA (Food & Drink), Ecopetrol (Oil & Gas), Enel (Energy), Braskem (Mining & Metals), Falabella (Retail), EMEX (Construction) and Ambev (Food & Drink), Drummond Company (Mining & Metals), Televisa (Telecoms), Alicorp (Food & Drink), Terpel (Energy), LATAM Airlines Group (Aviation), Orbia (Utilities) and MercadoLibre (Retail).
  • Miranda & Amado: Ecopetrol (Oil & Gas), Grupo Alfa (Petrochemicals), Grupo Bimbo (Food & Drink), YPF (Oil & Gas) and Braskem (Mining & Metals), Grupo Nutresa (Food & Drink), Sigdo Koppers (Industrial conglomerate), Alicorp (Food & Drink), Engie Energía (Energy), Votorantim (Industrial conglomerate), Inertial Peru (Retail), Repsol (Oil & Gas), Petroperú (Oil & Gas), Grupo Natura (Retail), Teléfonica (Telecoms), LATAM Airlines Group (Aviation), Orbia (Utilities) and MercadoLibre (Retail).

For the complete list of 2023 results, please visit here.

Affinitas organized a webinar on World Water Day

On Thursday, March 21st, our Environmental experts, Mara Angelini (Barros & Errázuriz), Lina Correa (Gómez-Pinzón), Paula Pérez (Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes), and Alberto Ventura (Miranda & Amado) participated in our webinar “World Water Day: Water Landscape in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru”.

In Chile, Mara emphasized the need to advance regulations for desalination and water reuse, especially in the industry and agriculture sectors. “Desalinated water has been growing tremendously over time, which is of great importance to the mining industry to reduce the use of primarily groundwater,” she shared.

Meanwhile, in Colombia, Lina highlighted the importance of water recirculation and reuse to combat water stress and improve access to potable water. “Only 37% of the country’s rural areas have access to public water services, underscoring the urgency to improve water distribution,” she noted.

In Mexico, Paula emphasized the water crisis in Mexico City and the need for urgent measures to guarantee access to potable water. “Mexico is experiencing a water crisis, with systems operating at minimal capacity due to drought conditions and deforestation,” she stressed.

In Peru, Alberto pointed out the implementation of sustainable practices in the mining and energy sectors to address water stress and promote efficient resource management. “In the country, only 50% of the population has real access to water, despite ranking eighth in water availability worldwide,” he expressed.

The webinar concluded with a question and answer session, where experts addressed audience inquiries about specific measures to address water scarcity and promote sustainability in the region. If you missed the webinar, you can watch it here:

Affinitas team attended IBA’s Annual International Mergers & Acquisitions Conference

The Affinitas team participated in the International Bar Association’s Annual International Mergers & Acquisitions Conference, taking place in Miami (USA) from March 13th to 15th, 2024. This leading conference brought together practitioners from around the world to discuss the latest developments and hot topics 
in international M&A law.

This year, the Team that Works’ delegation consisted of:

  • Pablo Guerrero | Barros & Errázuriz
  • Nicolás Balmaceda | Barros & Errázuriz
  • Maria Olga Rivera | Barros & Errázuriz
  • Juan David Quintero | Gómez-Pinzón
  • Ana Cristina Jaramillo | Gómez-Pinzón
  • Horacio M. De Uriarte | Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes
  • Lorenza K. Langarica-O’Hea | Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes
  • Pedro García Ampudia | Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes
  • Isabel Lira | Miranda & Amado
  • Roberto Mac Lean Martins | Miranda & Amado
  • Marcelo Armas | Affinitas

For more information about the event click here.