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Firm profile for Latin America 2022

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Latin America 2022
Latin America

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 USA 2021 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2021 Brazil 2021

About

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Chair (Americas): Frank Ryan

Co-US Managing Partners: Rick Chesley, Jackie Park

Latin America Country Managing Partners:

  • Argentina: Marcelo Etchebarne
  • Brazil: Fabio Campos Mello
  • Chile: Felipe Bahamondez and Matias Zegers
  • Colombia: Camilo Martinez
  • Mexico: Eduardo Gallastegui
  • Peru: Ricardo Escobar
  • Puerto Rico: Nikos Buxeda
  • USA: Francisco Cerezo

Number of partners worldwide: 1,600 Number of lawyers worldwide: 3,400

DLA Piper Latin America

DLA Piper Latin America offers full-service business legal counsel to domestic and multinational companies with interests in and operations throughout the region. The firm's integrated approach to serving clients combines local knowledge with the resources of the DLA Piper global platform. With over 300 lawyers practicing in DLA Piper Latin America, its teams frequently work with its professionals throughout the Iberian Peninsula and around the global firm to ensure clients receive the depth of service they require to meet their legal and business objectives.

Practice Areas and Offices

DLA Piper assists with business transactions and cross-border disputes throughout Latin America. The firm 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 services to clients in:

  • Bogota, Colombia
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Lima, Peru 
  • Mexico City, Mexico 
  • Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia, Brazil 
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico 
  • Santiago, Chile 

The firm's experience in Latin America includes assisting companies 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
  • Disputes: International arbitration, litigation
  • Energy, mining and natural resources
  • Family groups
  • Franchise and distribution
  • Hospitality management agreements
  • Inbound and outbound investments
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Intellectual property and technology 
  • Labor and employment, immigration
  • Litigation
  • M&A
  • Market entry and access
  • Privacy and data security, e-commerce
  • Project and public-private partnerships
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Tax structuring and transfer pricing
  • Telecommunications, media, and entertainment regulation and licensing

A number of the firm'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.

The firm's strategic relationships on the ground throughout Latin America enhance its understanding of the region and enables it to provide clients practical, meaningful legal advice. DLA Piper’s global platform of 90+ offices 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.

Recognitions

  • Chambers Global 2021 – International & Cross-Border Capabilities in Brazil and Colombia
  • Chambers Global 2021 – recognized in 16 practice areas
  • Chambers Global 2021 – 42 individual lawyers ranked
  • The Legal 500 Latin America 2021 – recognized in 68 practice areas across Latin America
  • The Legal 500 Latin America 2021 – 210 individual lawyers recommended
  • Latin Lawyer 250 2020 – Recommended Law Firm
  • Latinvex 2020, Top Latin America Law Firm
  • LatinFinance 2018 – Local Currency Deal of the Year and High-Yield Corporate Bond of the Year
  • IJGlobal 2018 – Latin American Roads Deal of the Year Award

Latin America

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 USA 2021 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2021 Brazil 2021

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Argentina

Banking & Finance
Band 3
Chile

Corporate/M&A
Band 4
Labour & Employment
Band 3
Venture Capital
Band 1
International Counsel

Corporate/M&A
Band 5
Peru

Banking & Finance
Band 4

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Argentina

Banking & Finance


Marcelo Etchebarne
Band 2

Competition/Antitrust


Guillermo Cabanellas
Senior Statespeople
Chile

Corporate/M&A


Matías Zegers
Band 4

Labour & Employment


Luis Parada
Band 2

Tax


Rodrigo Alvarez
Band 4

Venture Capital


Matías Zegers
Band 1

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Guillermo CabanellasCompetition/Antitrust
Band 1
Gerardo Lozano AlarcónDispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators
Matías ZegersVenture Capital
Band 2
Marcelo EtchebarneBanking & Finance
José Sosa-LlorénsCorporate/Commercial
Nikos BuxedaCorporate/Commercial
Luis ParadaLabour & Employment
Band 3
Carlos NúñezDispute Resolution: Arbitration
Gabriela Alvarez-AvilaDispute Resolution: Arbitration
Marcelo Páramo FernándezEnergy & Natural Resources
Laura RozasEnvironment
Janine GuzmánLabour & Employment
Eduardo Gallástegui ArmellaTMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)
Band 4
Sergio BarbozaBanking & Finance
Miriam de Lourdes FigueroaCorporate/Commercial

Ranked Offices

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Argentina

Buenos Aires
Chile

Santiago de Chile
Mexico

Mexico City
Peru

San Isidro
Puerto Rico

San Juan
USA

Chicago

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1251 Avenue of the Americas

New York

New York

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NY 10020-1104

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