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For over 20 years, the partners and lawyers of SMPS Legal have successfully counselled domestic and foreign investors in their activities in Latin America.

Specifically, SMPS Legal provides legal services and support in transactions and projects in Latin America in important industry sectors of the economy, such as energy and natural resources, including oil and gas (upstream and downstream), mining, electricity (power generation and transmission) and water, infrastructure, private equity, banking and finance, hospitality, insurance, capital markets, aeronautic, automotive, cultural, food, pharmaceutical, real estate, manufacturing and information technology.

Responding to the growth of emerging markets in Latin America, SMPS Legal specialises in cross-border transactions, acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures, strategic alliances and foreign investments in the Region.

SMPS Legal currently has offices in Calgary, Dallas, Mexico City and Bogota and alliances with prominent firms in Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru and other Latin American countries to best serve its clients.

From knowledge of the local commercial and corporate customs and practices, to evaluating the relevant sectors of the economy and obtaining specialised legal advice, SMPS Legal assists its clients maximise the opportunities offered by the Region, providing timely and cost-effective advice.

In addition to the fact that the members of SMPS Legal share a joint vision to apply a commercial approach and provide focused legal and business advice, the firm provides tangible added value to its clients by taking the time to understand their business and legal service needs.

SMPS Legal is a leader in the optimisation of tax structures and M&A tax-related issues. The tax practice is unique in that it is a fully integrated consulting and litigation tax practice whereby all members provide both consulting and litigation services, with a clear vision of the financial and legal aspects of every issue.

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