As one of the very few U.S. law firms with a local office and resident counsel, Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss serves its clients from its offices in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as its offices in Washington, D.C., New York, and London. The firm has an experienced Argentine lawyer, as well as numerous other lawyers and professionals who are multi-lingual and have a depth of experience in issues relating to government and business throughout Latin America.
One of the firm’s greatest assets in our Latin American practice is our on-the-ground experience and network of longstanding working relationships and contacts throughout the region. We are well-positioned to assist clients whether they are involved in an important commercial dispute or simply need guidance on doing business in the region. Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss guides its clients to ensure that their entry into and activities in Latin America are as successful and problem-free as possible. Similarly, we assist our Latin American clients in navigating the U.S. legal and regulatory system as businesses worldwide are increasingly affected by the requirements of U.S. law and regulation. Of course, should problems arise, we have experience in litigating and arbitrating cases either in Latin American countries or before international organizations and arbitral bodies. We also have close relationships with leading lawyers throughout Latin America and have worked cooperatively with local lawyers in Argentina, Costa Rica, Chile, Peru, Panama, Uruguay, Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil.
Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss attorneys have supervised multi-jurisdictional fraud and asset recovery litigation in Argentina, Chile, Panama, the Caribbean, and indeed throughout the world, for over fifteen years. Our firm is also experienced in international arbitration, having counseled both Latin American sovereigns in investor-state arbitrations and major South American companies in commercial arbitrations.
Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss attorneys lecture on current developments and cutting edge strategies in international commercial, regulatory, and criminal law. We have briefed senior officials of the Argentine Central Bank on money laundering, terrorism finance, and Patriot Act issues, and we have lectured on international financial regulation at UCEMA, one of the leading business universities in South America. Firm lawyers have also lectured in these and related areas to professional groups in Chile, Brazil, and Peru. We have also advised extensively on rights and remedies of Latin American investors and financial institutions in the fallout from the collapse of structured finance, the Venezuelan economic crisis, the Madoff fraud and the global financial crisis generally.
In the News
Manuel Varela and Cristián Francos were interviewed by AUNO legal magazine on Litigation Funding
Manuel Varela y Cristián Francos fueron entrevistados por la revista legal AUNO respecto del financiamiento de litigiosAUNO, February 2017
- El Govern sempre ens ha rebutjat o ingnorat per negociarel Periòdic d’Andorra, March 10, 2016
- A former Siemens executive became the first person to plead guilty to U.S. criminal charges of helping run a bribery campaign that moved tens of millions of dollars to Argentine officials in connection with a $1 billion national ID card project.Law360, September 30, 2015
- La Vanguardia, March 23, 2015
- De a poco se abre espacio para la actividad jurídica en relación a la isla. Lewis Baach abre el juego con el recupero de fondos congelados.Auno Abogados, March 2015
- AUNO, June 2014
- April 29, 2014
- Ex jefe de investigaciones antilavado y corrupción de la Fiscalía de Nueva York Adam Kaufmann. “Hay que darles herramientas a los fiscales para que puedan investigar”La Nacion, June 4, 2013
- Juristas norteamericanos y chilenos analizaron avances en materia de regulación del lavado de dineroMarch 25, 2013
- March 23, 2013
- EE.UU. investiga a varias entidades de Caracas sospechosas de romper el cercoFebruary 10, 2013
- AUNO, September 2012
- Insurance Day, April 26, 2012
- Perfil, January 11, 2009
- El Cronista, December 1, 2008
- El Cronista, December 1, 2008
- El Cronista, June 2, 2008
Publications, Presentations & Events
- Briefing: Recent Decisions Point Toward a Restriction on U.S. Discovery in Aid of Foreign Arbitration ProceedingsJune 22, 2015
- Briefing: A Flood of Dollars: Will the Thaw in US-Cuban Relations Lead to the Return of Billions of Dollars to Entities Worldwide?February 25, 2015
- March 2014
- May 16, 2013
- Briefing: Ralph Lauren Corruption Enforcement Action Allegedly Involving Inappropriate Payments to Argentine Customs Officials Demonstrates the Benefits of Effective ControlsApril 24, 2013
- "Eli Lilly Settlement Reinforces the Need for Active Anti-Corruption Controls"January 2, 2013
- August 24, 2012
- April 27, 2010
- "Judge Griesa's Ruling in NML Capital: A U.S. Judge Wades Deep Into the Argentine Political System"April 2010
- "The El Paso Ruling and its Effect on the Use of §1782 in Private International Arbitration Proceedings"September 2009
- June 13, 2009
- February 2009
- "Is Argentina the Next Hub of Money Laundering and What are the Consequences for International Business?"December 2008
- "What Can Madoff Investors do to Maximize the Recovery of Their Assets?"December 2008
- "Potential Implications of the Lehman Brothers Insolvency for Latin American Financial Institutions"
Authored by Eric L. Lewis, Manuel S. Varela and Cristían Francos.October 2008
- "Insider Trading in Argentina: The Legal Framework, Enforcement, International Cooperation & Selected Case Studies"October 2008
- "The Availability of U.S. Discovery in Foreign Litigation: How Foreign Parties in Foreign Litigation can Obtain the Assistance of U.S. Courts"
Authored by Eric L. Lewis, Manuel S. Varela and Cristián Francos.October 2007