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DLA Piper Perú Offices
AV. VÍCTOR ANDRÉS BELAÚNDE 280
PISO 3, SAN ISIDRO 15073
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Projects and infrastructure Tier 2DLA Piper Perú continues to turn heads in this field, earning roles on multiple key projects in the country and the region. In Carlos Nuñez and Jorge Córdova the practice now boasts two expert partners and the team has seen its deal list expand in a challenging market. Recent mandates include advising Intersur, the construction concessionaire of section four of the coast-to-coast highway through Peru and Brazil, involving contractual, project finance, regulatory and arbitration advice; and acting ACC subsidiary Minera Chinalco on the expansion of its $1.2bn Toromocho mining project in the Junín region. Principal associate Víctor Velásquez stands out among a number of experienced associates in the team.
Banking and finance Tier 3
DLA Piper Perú provides a 'great service' that is 'in accordance with international standards' and 'never fails to recommend the best option'. It is consistently praised for its teamwork and its seamless collaboration with US colleagues for New York-governed deals. Demonstrating capability in both banking regulatory and finance transactions, the team acted for Bank of China in securing local incorporation approval from the Peruvian regulator SBS, and handled a string of significant-value transactions. The latter include advice to Aluminum Corporation of China subsidiary, Minera Chinalco Perú, on obtaining $75m in debt finance; and acting for Germany's DEG and Dutch development bank FMO on a $43.9m refinancing following the indirect acquisition of Genandin by Polaris Infrastructure . Other clients of the practice include Inter-American Investment Corporation and Global Climate Partnership Fund. The 'prompt and efficient' team 'understands complex, cross-border issues' and is led by Ricardo Escobar and Sergio Barboza (noted for his professionalism), with associate Melissa Padilla praised for being 'swift' and 'competent'.
Corporate and M&A Tier 3DLA Piper Peru handles a steady stream of mid-market deals alongside some high-value, cross border transactions for household-name companies. The practice enhanced its offering at partner level by promoting Janilú Badiola at the start of 2019.; she led advice to Renting Colombia and Inversiones CFNS on the acquisition by Renta Equipos Leasing Perú of 100% of the shares of Operative Lease CIB; and together with fellow partner Luis Vargas, acted for General Electric International on establishing a new branch in Peru as part of its international corporate restructuring, and on the transfer of various assets and liabilities for the development of its transportation business. Vargas also represented The Carlyle Group on the Peruvian aspects of its acquisition of entities of the Roer Technology Group throughout Latin America and the US. Fernando Lanfranco makes up the practice group's partner trio.
Dispute resolution Tier 4Guillermo Hesse heads the litigation and arbitration practice at DLA Piper Perú and is a 'professional who takes charge of the case and client' with 'great knowledge of the law and procedure'. Clients appreciate the 'personal treatment' they receive from the firm and hold the 'very broad knowledge of arbitration issues' and 'dedicated service' it provides in high regard. The practice is particularly strong in energy and infrastructure-related disputes, where projects partner Carlos Nuñez brings considerable arbitration experience to the offering and is praised for his knowledge, strategy and assured advice. The firm is counsel to Metro de Lima Línea 2 in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Peru for an alleged breach of contract concerning the Line 2 concession agreement (value in dispute $460m).
Real estate Tier 4
DLA Piper Perú's Hernan Velarde is experienced in a broad range of real estate matters, including regulatory issues, acquisition and sales, and the financing of development projects, for example. Specific instructions include representing Sociedad Agrícola Tres Cruces Limitada on the sale of land for the development of more than 750 beach houses and common spaces in Puerto Viejo, Lima; and acting for WeWork Peru on its long-term agreement with Inmobiliaria 2-S to use the Aliaga 360 office-space building.
DLA Piper Perú > Firm Profile
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;
- International arbitration and disputes;
- Labor and employment, immigration;
- 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.
|Latin America chair||Roger Meltzer|
|Janilú Badiola||Partner||View Profile|
|Sergio Barboza||Partner||View Profile|
|Jorge Córdova||Partner||View Profile|
|Ricardo Escobar||Partner||View Profile|
|Guillermo Hesse||Partner||View Profile|
|Fernando Lanfranco||Partner||View Profile|
|Carlos Nuñez||Partner||View Profile|
|Luis Vargas||Partner||View Profile|
|Hernán Velarde||Partner||View Profile|
Staff FiguresOther fee-earners : 2,953 Total staff : 4,921
OtherPartners : 1,404
Hernán Velarde, Real Estate Partner & Andrea PinillosHernán Velarde is a Real Estate Partner & Andrea Pinillos a Real Estate Associate at DLA Piper Peru.
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