Christopher Paci > DLA Piper LLP (US) > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
1251 6TH AVE,
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104
United States

Work Department

Corporate; Capital Markets; Healthcare; Financial Services


Partner; Chair, Capital Markets Practice Group


Chris Paci has substantial experience representing investment banks and US and foreign issuers in a broad range of capital markets transactions. Mr. Paci also has extensive experience in the corporate aspects of financial restructurings, including by acting as counsel to US and non-US companies in chapter 11 reorganizations and related ancillary proceedings. In addition, he has significant experience in merger and acquisition transactions.

These include registered offerings and private placements of equity, equity-linked, high-yield debt and investment-grade debt securities; and exchange offers, tender offers and consent solicitations. Chris also has significant experience in merger and acquisition transactions and debt restructurings.

Chris has worked with companies in many industries, including aerospace/defense, consumer/retail, healthcare/life sciences, manufacturing, mining and natural resources, technology and telecommunications, often in connection with leveraged acquisitions or recapitalizations. The transactions in which he has been engaged have involved issuers in Europe, Latin America and Asia, as well as in the United States and Canada.

Chris regularly advises company clients regarding SEC reporting and disclosure requirements and corporate governance matters.


English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish


J.D., Stanford Law School; Fulbright Fellow, Universities of Rome and Perugia; B.A., Yale University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

DLA Piper LLP (US) has a large US capital markets team spread across its multiple offices, best known for mid-cap deals. The large team has enabled it to develop an impressively wide-ranging list of engagements from issuers and underwriters. The department has landed a series of headline SPAC offering engagements, thanks to the efforts of Jeffrey Selman in San Francisco. Head of the capital markets group Christopher Paci has also played a pivotal role in developing the firm’s presence in Latin America transactions.

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets

DLA Piper LLP (US) has a large and established team spread across its US and Latin America offices. The firm is especially active in debt offerings, including high-yield debt, private placements and project and infrastructure bonds. The group is also noted for structured financings and securitisation, along with debt restructurings – particularly sub-sovereign debt restructurings in Argentina. New York partner Christopher Paci is a cornerstone of the practice with Marcelo Etchebarne having a prominent role in Buenos Aires on sub-sovereign debt mandates. Roberto Vianna do R. Barros, at associate Brazilian firm Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper, has landed a number of major Brazil capital markets engagements.