Latin America

J.S. Held in Latin America

We have more than 1,500 professionals who serve as trusted advisors to organizations across six continents, including 81% of the Global 200 Law Firms, 70% of the Forbes Top 20 Insurance Companies, and 65% of Fortune 100 Companies.

Due to the diversity in Latin America, factors such as the sociopolitical climate, outside economic influence, security risks, developing infrastructure, and natural disasters create challenges for organizations operating in the region. Our team helps clients navigate these challenges, as well as the intricacies across each jurisdiction.

We provide expertise in matters involving construction, engineering, intellectual property, the environment, health and safety, valuation and economic damages, forensic accounting, turnaround and restructuring, regulatory compliance, and business intelligence and investigations.

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Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organizations facing high stakes matters that demand urgent attention, staunch integrity, proven experience, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets.

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Enrique Abiega
Senior Managing Director | Construction Advisory Spain & LATAM Lead
Madrid, Spain
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Raul Losana Alvarado
Senior Vice President | Building Consulting
Ciudad de México, Mexico
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Featured News


J.S. Held is recognized for leading Construction & Engineering expertise in Litigation Support (Chile) and Promotion & Construction (Colombia) by Leaders League, a premiere international rating agency for corporations and executives that provides strategic information for senior decision-makers.

> Learn more about our global Construction Consulting expertise.

J.S. Held Global Risk Report

With change comes both risk and opportunity. In the inaugural release of the J.S. Held Global Risk Report, we combine the technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise of our team members to provide insight on top influential topics for 2024.

Information shared in this report is a collection of research and observations from J.S. Held experts who advise insurance professionals, legal counsel, governments, investors, and corporations across every sector and geography.

> Click here to view the 2024 J.S. Held Global Risk Report.

50 & Forward

Over the past 50 years, J.S. Held has evolved into a leading global consulting firm that combines technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise to advise clients seeking to realize value and mitigate risk.

Throughout our journey, we’ve consulted on some of the most important matters in history.

We are grateful for the trust and relationships developed over the years and look forward to continued growth and evolution. From our foundation to future – 50 & Forward.

> Click here to watch the story of J.S. Held from 1974 to today.

Welcome Greg Esslinger

We are excited to announce Greg Esslinger as our new Global Investigations Practice Lead.

Greg has 25+ years of risk, compliance, and investigative experience, including time as a practicing attorney and FBI Special Agent. Greg has led strategy development at global consulting firms, founded investigative practices, and championed D&I programs.

He will lead our Global Investigations team spanning financial services, digital investigations & discovery, business intelligence, political risk, investigations, compliance consulting, and dispute advisory.

> Click here to learn more about Greg Esslinger.

Congrautulations João Pedro Mendonça

We are pleased to announce the promotion of João Pedro Mendonça to Country Manager for Colombia. In his new role, João Pedro will ensure operational success for the firm throughout Colombia and broader Latin America and support J.S. Held’s continued growth throughout the region.

> Click here to learn more about João Pedro.

Featured Insights

Our insights cover a variety of topics impacting businesses, society, the economy, and the environment throughout Latin America. Check out our latest white papers, research reports, educational seminars, industry speaking engagements, and perspective articles by consultants in the region.

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