Reyna Silva-Santisteban > DLA Piper Perú > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Perú

Work Department

Infrastructure, Projects and Public Law; Banking, Finance, Capital Markets and Project Finance


Principal Associate


Reyna specializes in the legal structuring and execution of public and private infrastructure projects, including advice on various contractual, corporate, financial, and administrative matters. Her experience includes advising national and international clients in the selection process and during the contract execution stage for developing several projects convened by PROINVERSION, especially catering to the road, airport, rail, and energy transport sectors.

Likewise, she provides comprehensive legal advice related to the financial structuring of said projects. This experience also covers negotiation and coordination with representatives of public and financial entities.

Additionally, Reyna has worked with clients in the preparation, presentation, and negotiation of both self-sustaining and co-financed private initiatives to develop infrastructure projects for public use and service in the transport, health, and entertainment sectors.


English; Spanish; Portuguese


Ius et Veritas – Civil Association


University of California Berkeley LLM with a specialization in Business Law;  Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Lawyer;  Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Bachelor’s degree

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Banking and finance

DLA Piper Perú is well placed to handle multi-jurisdictional transactions by virtue of its broad international network, and often works in tandem with other offices. Under the leadership of Sergio Barboza, who has ‘a solid reputation at the transactional and regulatory level’ and Ricardo Escobar, the practice continues to act for borrower and creditor clients in financings, banking-related corporate work and regulatory matters. It is well versed in deals in the infrastructure, telecoms, energy, mining, and oil and gas sectors, and acts for banks, financial institutions, insurance companies and investment fund managers. Barboza has 20 years of experience in banking and capital markets matters; Escobar acts for foreign and domestic clients on financing transactions; and principal associate Reyna Silva-Santisteban handles a range of contractual, corporate, financial and administrative matters. Juan Carlos Ramírez and Nelly Espinoza are also key contacts at the principal associate level, with Espinoza bringing expertise in regulatory and compliance matters. Associates Farah Torres and Ricardo Mercado are also noted.

Peru > Projects and infrastructure

DLA Piper Perú‘s projects and infrastructure team is headed by Carlos Nuñez, who is especially adept at advising clients on the formation and execution of public and private infrastructure projects. The practice is able to offer its clients – which include names such as Minsur and Consorcio Ríos del Norte – an international approach to matters by virtue of its global network. Recent work for the team includes advice to Concesionaria Vial Sierra Norte on the execution of a concession contract and assisting Aguaytía Energy del Perú with a construction contract and related arbitration. At the associate level, Victor Velásquez is a name to note for the construction of both public and private works, while senior associates Reyna Silva-Santisteban, Ramiro Rubio and Julio Villanueva are key contacts for issues such as government contracting, advice during the contract execution stage, and connected disputes.