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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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DLA Piper has established a substantial footprint in Latin America with varied offerings that cater to the specific needs of its global client base. The firm's pan-hemispheric approach to delivering comprehensive services to its multinational clients underscores its view that Latin America is of utmost importance to the global business community.

The firm: DLA Piper assists clients with business transactions and cross-border disputes throughout Latin America. It handles matters in every country in the region and across every industry sector in which its clients operate. As the level of sophisticated, cross-border activity continues to grow throughout the entire region, DLA Piper continues to expand its services to clients with a Latin America presence through its cooperation with Campos Mello Advogados in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil and with its DLA Piper multi-disciplinary practice with offices in:

  • Bogota, Colombia DLA Piper Martinez Beltran
    • Lima, Peru DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar
    • Mexico City, Mexico DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano
    • Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil Campos Mello Advogados
    • San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • Santiago, Chile DLA Piper BAZ|NLD.

DLA Piper's experience in Latin America includes assisting clients from inside and outside the region with the full range of business, legal and commercial services that DLA Piper provides worldwide:

    • Capital markets;
    • Compliance and investigations;
    • Energy, mining and natural resources;
    • Family groups;
    • Franchise and distribution matters;
    • Inbound and outbound capital investments;
    • Insurance;
    • International arbitration and disputes;
    • Labor and employment, immigration;
    • Litigation;
    • M&A;
    • Private equity and debt financing;
    • Project finance and public-private partnerships;
    • Tax structuring, transfer pricing, imports and market access issues;
    • Technology, telecommunications and intellectual property, privacy and data security, e-commerce;
    • Real estate and hospitality.

A number of DLA Piper's lawyers were born or raised and educated in the region and are fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese. Many have also practiced law in both the US and Latin America and are intimately familiar with civil law systems and with the cultural and legal nuances required to successfully do business in the region.

DLA Piper's strategic relationships on the ground throughout Latin America enhance its understanding of the region and enable it to provide its clients with practical, meaningful legal advice. DLA Piper's global platform in more than 40 countries enables it to serve all of its clients' legal needs, whether they are based in Latin America or wish to do business there.

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  • Other fee-earners: 2,953
  • Total staff: 4,921

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