Ricardo Escobar > DLA Piper Perú > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Perú
AV. VÍCTOR ANDRÉS BELAÚNDE 280
PISO 3, SAN ISIDRO 15073
LIMA
Peru

Work Department

  • Finance

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Ricardo Escobar is the Managing Partner and co-head of the Banking and Finance practice area at DLA Piper Peru. He advises local and international clients in financing transactions and projects as well as other corporate finance matters. Ricardo has represented lenders, funds and sponsors in several infrastructure projects. His experience covers sectors such as energy, financial services, agribusiness, mining, gas, infrastructure, telecoms and education. He also represents international and local companies in the implementation of their businesses and projects in Peru.

 

In recent years, Ricardo has advised the concessionaire of the biggest infrastructure project in Peru, a gas pipeline to be built in the southern party of the country. Additionally, he has constantly advised several key development finance institutions with leading presence in the LatAm region and participated in several merger and acquisition transactions in the oil, energy, mining and retail industries.

Languages

  • Spanish 
  • English

Memberships

  • Lima Bar Association

Education

  • M.A., Finance Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración, Caracas, Venezuela | 1995
  • L.L.M., Banking and Finance, Boston University | 1992
  • L.L.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | 1991
  • J.D., Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas, Venezuela | 1989
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú | 2001

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Banking and finance

Showcasing its standout banking regulatory expertise, DLA Piper Perú acted for Bank of China on establishing its operations in Peru, following a decade-long hiatus in new bank incorporations in the country. The work was led by practice co-head, transactional and regulatory specialist, Sergio Barboza, who receives great praise from clients for his hands-on approach and legal ability. Fellow co-head Ricardo Escobar has valuable experience across a range of transactions and projects on behalf of both lenders and borrowers, and notably led advice to Oaktree Captial Management as a lender of the $2.45bn debtor-in-possession loan granted to LATAM Airlines. Credicorp/Banco de Crédito del Peru was a client gain during the year.