New opportunities for business on the in the Caribbean and Latin America are increasing, particularly in industries such as energy, technology, agriculture and infrastructure. For companies seeking to explore the opportunities in these regions, it is important to understand the current legal, regulatory, culture and political environment, while maintaining compliance with U.S. laws. The Chevalier Law Firm, PLLC (“Chevalier”) is a full-service law firm, specializing in market entry and international government affairs.
EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE– Chevalier is uniquely positioned to help U.S. companies with their needs on the ground in the Caribbean and Latin America. Our firm has both the legal expertise and the cultural understanding critical in helping businesses navigate through the current legal and political challenges in the region. We’ve assisted U.S. trade delegations, participated in high-level meetings with government officials and organized events in a number of countries and in the U.S. Our lawyers and associates have traveled extensively throughout the region, beyond the typical tours, and have an in depth understanding of both the challenges and the opportunities that exist for U.S. companies.
CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING – Countries in the Caribbean and Latin America are rich with culture and tradition. There are also many challenges that exist when attempting to conduct business in these countries, and there is a degree of diplomacy required to ensure productive business relationships are properly developed. With a strong international presence in our firm, our lawyers and associates speak the language, literally and figuratively, and are well equipped to help companies gain the insight necessary to do business.
RELATIONSHIPS – Chevalier has spent years cultivating relationships with a host of government officials, diplomats and industry specialists, both in the U.S. and abroad. These relationships have been key to our success in helping companies establish business relations. Additionally, our firm frequently partners with law firms and specialists on the ground in several countries, who are able to assist with legal services and provide additional insights.
Chevalier provides a range of services to companies wishing to do business with the Caribbean and Latin America. Those services include:
Interpretations of Department of State, Department of Treasury and Commerce Department regulations
Obtaining requisite licenses and permits from U.S. government entities including the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Department of Commerce
Providing specialized research, analysis and in-person briefings on political, legislative, regulatory and commercial developments
Advising corporations on all aspects of the import and export process, including export licensing
Providing cultural and customs briefing.
Full-service, personalized trade missions, including introductions to government officials