Sergio Barboza > DLA Piper Perú > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Perú

Work Department

Finance; Restructuring; Insurance




Sergio Barboza has extensive experience in a wide range of transactional and banking regulatory matters, including formation or acquisitions of financial institutions, issuance of debt and equity securities and advising on all aspects of banking supervisory issues.

He regularly represents financial institutions and corporate borrowers in lending transactions as well as loan restructurings.

Sergio is a member of the boards of directors of several companies, specifically financial entities supervised by the Peruvian banking authorities. He also teaches Banking Law at the Universidad de Lima (Master in Corporate Law Program) as well as in other public and private institutions.


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Lima Bar Association
  • Georgetown Club Peru
  • Arbitrator registered in the Superintendence of the Securities Market
  • Arbitrator registered in the Chamber of Commerce of Lima
  • Arbitrator registered at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru


  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
  • Corporate Finance Program, Universidad ESAN
  • J.D., Universidad de Lima
  • Bachiller en Derecho, Universidad de Lima

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Capital markets

A small but very capable team at DLA Piper Perú punches above its weight significantly and is capable of handling transactions and regulatory issues of the highest complexity. Sergio Barboza is the sole partner of the practice but is highly respected by clients and competitors for his work representing issuers and underwriters in public equity and debt capital transactions. Clients include Banco Santander, Credicorp Capital and International Finance Corporation. Barboza is assisted by multidisciplinary capability across the firm where needed, although specialist capital markets know-how, both transactional and regulatory, is provided by senior associate Nelly Espinoza, a regular on significant mandates at the firm.

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.

Comparative Guides

Peru: Banking & Finance March 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Banking & Finance laws and regulations that may occur in Peru.