Firm Profile > DLA Piper Perú > Lima, Peru
DLA Piper Perú Offices
AV. VÍCTOR ANDRÉS BELAÚNDE 280
PISO 3, SAN ISIDRO 15073
DLA Piper Perú > The Legal 500 Rankings
Projects and infrastructure Tier 2
A compact but experienced team at DLA Piper Perú punches considerably above its weight in this field, with instructions in multiple high-profile and high-value projects, such as Metro de Lima Línea 2, Minsur's Project B2 and the Carretera Longitudinal de la Sierra (Tramo 2). The firm is particularly strong on the construction and disputes aspects, while practice head Carlos Nuñez is well-versed in all facets of the structuring and execution of public and private infrastructure projects. Principal associate Víctor Velásquez is highly regarded.
Convial Sierra Norte (Sacyr Concesiones)
Concesionaria Hidrovía Amazónica – Cohidro
Metro De Lima Línea 2 (EPC consortium)
Aeropuertos del Perú (ADP)
Invepar / Línea Amarilla Participacoes
Concesionaria Peruana De Vías – Covinca
China Railway Tunnel Group (CRTG) / Minera Kolpa
Ministerio De Transportes Y Comunicaciones Del Perú (MTC)
Real estate Tier 2
The practice at DLA Piper Perú goes from strength to strength, with market commentators noting the team's increasing profile in significant transactions. The firm has notable experience in housing and office building projects, hospitality and leisure, and the agricultural and energy industries; it is also able to advise on regulatory matters, such as land use, zoning and construction rules. Head of the practice Hernán Velarde is 'outstanding’, his market knowledge, practical advice and availability all highlighted by clients. Leading four associates, the team is 'robust’ and 'their knowledge of the real estate sector stands out'.
‘Their strengths are plenty of experience in large transactions, rental and development; robust team and attentive to deadlines; compares very favourably with other law firms.’
‘Hernán Velarde is outstanding. He knows the market and is practical. He recommends and listens, not imposes.’
‘Their knowledge regarding the business and real estate sector stands out. The partner in the area, Hernán Velarde, has valuable practical experience which gives him a particular focus in the various real estate issues on which he advises us. He is very meticulous at the legal level but he is also quite practical and provides solutions to carry out business.’
‘I would highlight the availability they have to assist us any day, any time, particularly Hernán Velarde and Yaritza Rivera, as well as their speed in responding when we require immediate assistance. Yaritza, who is a young lawyer, handles transactions very skillfully and makes a very good team with Hernan. Both have full control of the contracts. In addition to this, I emphasise that both have great knowledge of urban issues and real estate regulations, which means that they can have a clear vision. The best quality I find in the DLA team is the regulatory-transactional mix they have.’
Servicios de Moldes Plásticos del Perú (Sermolplast)
Sociedad Agrícola Tres Cruces Limitada
Sura Asset Management
Espinosa Arquitectos (Esparq)
Banking and finance Tier 3
Banking and finance is a key area of expertise at DLA Piper Perú, which has a 'business approach in its DNA’ . It is one of the few firms in the market offering a global platform for transactions in this arena. Clients highlight the personalised and accessible service provided by experienced co-heads Sergio Barboza and Ricardo Escobar, who are supported by a team of six associates. Notably, the team has strength across the board in all areas of regulatory, finance transactions and capital markets work, demonstrated by a varied deal list that includes advising a syndicate of international financial institutions on a $1bn loan to steel producer Gerdau.
‘Their delivery singles them out. While there are other very good firms in Lima that we have worked with, we have felt more comfortable with DLA. They also have a ‘business approach’ in their DNA. I highlight partner Sergio Barboza who leads the practice and attends to us 24/7. Senior associates: Nelly Espinoza is highly experienced in securities market regulation, and Juan Carlos Ramírez is a tireless negotiator.’
‘I have experienced excellent communication with the DLA Piper Perú team of lawyers. Their response time is fast, which for my company is very important. I have been working with them since December 2019 and have had no problems with the financial instrument programmes that we issue.’
United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Itaú Corpbanca (New York)
ICBC Perú Bank
Japan International Cooperation Agency
Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
German Investment Corporation (DEG)
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Capital markets Tier 3
Sergio Barboza at DLA Piper Perú is an experienced professional in both transactional and regulatory capital markets works, attracting a number of high-value and cross-border mandates to the firm. They include acting for Banco Santander Perú as issuer and underwriter of its first programme of corporate bonds (raising $100m), and Banco Interamericano de Finanzas (BanBif)'s second issue, value $200m, acting for underwriter Credicorp Capital Servicios Financieros. Senior associate Nelly Espinoza is a key member of the team.
‘Their distinguishing feature is their delivery – the Peruvian legal market is highly competitive but DLA Piper Perú‘s capital markets team works closely with us, is creative, experienced and committed. They have supported us since our arrival in Peru in 2013.’
‘There are other very good firms in Lima with which we have worked, but with DLA Piper Perú we have felt more comfortable. They also have a business approach in their DNA. I highlight Sergio Barboza who leads the practice and attends to us 24/7; and Nelly Espinoza, who is highly experienced in securities market regulation.’
‘We have worked on international or cross-border issues involving structures with Chile, Colombia and Brazil, and we have centralised it with DLA Piper Perú.‘
‘We rate the personalised attention and absolute availability of the team.’
‘The firm provides quick attention, concise and clear advice. I highlight Sergio Barboza.‘
‘I have had excellent communication with the DLA Piper Perú team of lawyers. Their response time is fast and for the company I represent, response times are very important. I have been working with them since December 2019 and have had no problems with the financial instrument programmes that we issue.’
‘They understand the capital market issues in Peru, they know how to answer exactly the specific questions that I have sent so far.‘
Credicorp Capital Servicios Financieros
Banco Santander Perú
Corporate and M&A Tier 3
DLA Piper Perú showcased its corporate and M&A credentials in 2019, securing two enviable deals, both in the telecoms sector. Acting in partnership with the firm's Chilean office the team advised American Tower Corporation (ATC) on its $772m acquisition of telecommunications towers across Peru and Chile from Grupo Entel; and assisted IDB Invest with its investment in Internet para Todos (IpT), an SPV to bring internet access to remote parts of Peru (also being financed by Telefónica del Perú, Facebook and CAF). The deals were led by Luis Vargas and Sergio Barboza, respectively; both are highly experienced in international and cross-border transactions. Other lead partners are Fernando Lanfranco and Janilú Badiola, resulting in a strong team that has a growing following among investment funds, private equity and venture capital companies. Clients highlight the value of the firm's international network, particularly across Latin America and the US.
Dispute resolution Tier 3
Carlos Nuñez and Guillermo Hesse make a very experienced disputes duo at DLA Piper Perú. Nuñez leads the firm's projects and construction arbitration practice which is well-versed in disputes relating to PPPs, concession agreements and general construction. Hesse leads the commercial arbitration practice which acts for clients such as TMF Perú and Experian Perú. The firm is attracting a growing range of high-level cases, including some international arbitration - it is acting for Metro de Lima Línea 2 alongside the Madrid office of Cuatrecasas in its ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Peru. The team includes two principal associates, Hernán Jordán and Víctor Velásquez, who between them bring 35 years litigation and arbitration experience to the practice.
‘In relation to support with criminal issues and conflict resolution, they know the technicalities in detail and that gives the greatest security. They translate complex legal matters in a simple way. As an in-house lawyer, it is simple for me to understand, but for the other departments it is complex, and DLA Piper Perú creates a bridge.’
Construções e Comércio Camargo Corrêa
TMF Perú (TMF Group)
Metro de Lima Línea 2
Línea Amarilla (LAMSAC)
Acres Sociedad Titulizadora
ARSA Energy Capital
Concesionaria IIRSA Tramo 2 – Odebrecht
Aeropuertos del Perú
Mining Tier 4
Jorge Córdova is a full-time energy and mining regulatory lawyer at DLA Piper Perú and is building a successful practice at the firm since moving from Miranda & Amado in 2018. The firm now ranks coveted clients Minsur and subsidiary Marcobre among its client base, and is acting for Minera Chinalco Perú on the operation and expansion of its Toromocho mining project, located in the Junín region, which boasts an overall investment of approximately $4bn. Córdova is assisted by associate Nathalie Málaga.
Minera Chinalco Peru
Alto Quemado Mining Company
Cal del Centro
Minera El Olivar Imperial
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|
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Staff FiguresOther fee-earners : 2,953 Total staff : 4,921
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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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