Southern Cone & Brazil

No region has commanded more of our focus over the years than Brazil and the Southern Cone. For over two decades, our team has successfully advised firms to manage challenging issues in industries as diverse as healthcare, fintech, oil & gas, retail, IT and consumer goods, just to name a few.

In Brazil, MA has helped firms successfully navigate the complex trade and investment environment leveraging our deep knowledge and experience in Brasilia, São Paulo, and beyond.  In Argentina, MA has worked alongside dozens of firms to navigate changing political dynamics to mitigate risk, resolve disputes and advance business objectives. Chile’s openness to trade and foreign investment has attracted firms looking to get a toehold into Latin America. MA has a long track record advising investors in Chile on mergers and acquisitions as well as industry reform efforts through various political cycles.

Led by Gabrielle Trebat, a dual national of Brazil and the US with over 20 years of experience working with Latin America, our Brazil & Southern Cone team has extensive experience operating throughout the region’s complex business and political environments. We draw upon decades of experience working on Latin America to service our valued clients, closely supported by McLarty Associates’ Chairman Mack McLarty, Managing Partner and founder of the Brazil and Southern Cone practice Kellie Meiman Hock, and our trusted Board of Counselors member Luiz Fernando Furlan.


Latin America was our first practice area at McLarty Associates over 19 years ago. Since then, we have helped 150+ US and multinational companies in the region. Our firm’s leaders Mack McLarty, John Negroponte, and Nelson Cunningham have shaped US relations with the hemisphere as senior officials, long-term investors, and special envoys and they bring this experience to our client service.  


We’ve lived in or worked on:

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Uruguay
  • Paraguay
  • Pacific Alliance
  • US-Chile FTA
  • Pan-American Health Organization
  • Organization of American States

We speak:

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Our Regional Team

Based in the region