DLA Piper

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Firm Overview:

DLA Piper’s presence in Puerto Rico expands our already significant platform in the Caribbean Basin and across Latin America. Our full suite of business legal services in Puerto Rico offers clients seasoned counsel on a range of matters including corporate, finance, securities, regulatory, tax, restructuring, distribution and dispute resolution. Our practitioners have deep experience in such business sectors as life sciences and pharmaceuticals, healthcare, energy, consumer products, aviation, telecom, banking and finance, insurance, food and beverage, real estate and hospitality. The DLA Piper team in Puerto Rico has also served as lead counsel to both private and public sector clients in some of the region’s most significant infrastructure and public-private partnership projects.

DLA Piper Latin America offers full-service business legal counsel to domestic and multinational companies with interests in and operations throughout the region. Our 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, our teams frequently work with our professionals throughout the Iberian Peninsula and around the global firm to ensure our clients receive the depth of service they require to meet their legal and business objectives.

DLA Piper assists with business transactions and cross-border disputes throughout Latin America. We handle matters in every country in the region and across every industry sector in which our 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 with a Latin America presence through our cooperation with Campos Mello Advogados in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil and with our DLA Piper multi-disciplinary practice with offices in:

  • Bogota, Colombia
  • Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil (Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Lima, Peru
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Santiago, Chile

Our 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
  • Energy, mining and natural resources
  • Family groups
  • Franchise and distribution
  • Hospitality management agreements
  • Inbound and outbound capital investments
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Intellectual property and technology transfer, registration
  • International arbitration
  • Labor and employment, immigration
  • Litigation
  • M&A
  • Market entry
  • Privacy and data security, e-commerce
  • Private equity and debt financing
  • Project finance and public-private partnerships
  • Real estate investment
  • Tax structuring, transfer pricing, imports and market access issues
  • Telecommunications, media, and entertainment regulation and licensing

Our team is multilingual and never lets language or time zones present a barrier to efficient client service. Having practiced law in both the US and Latin America, the members of our team are intimately familiar with civil law systems and with the cultural and legal nuances required to successfully do business in the region.

Our strategic relationships in countries in which we do not maintain offices enhance our ability to deliver quality business legal services with a keen understanding of local statutes.

Key Contacts

Managing Partner

Nikos Buxeda
nikos.buxeda@dlapiper.com

Deputy Managing Partner

Miriam Figueroa
miriam.figueroa@dlapiper.com

Firm Rankings

Banking & Finance
Band 2

8.0

Corporate/Commercial
Band 2

8.0

Corporate/M&A
Band 3

6.0

Dispute Resolution
Band 3

6.0

Energy & Natural Resources
Band 3

6.0

Government
Band 2

8.0

Labour & Employment
Band 2

8.0

Tax
Band 2

8.0

Articles

Anticorruption and AML in Mexico

Anticorruption and AML in Mexico: Trends and developments. The Global Anti-Corruption Perspective The fight against corruption and the fight against new forms of money laundering (AML) are issues that should occupy a central place in the public policy agenda of any country. These endeavors are deeply connected.  For a government to have better results in tackling these […]

Public Consultations regulating the offshore electric energy is announced

Through Ordinances GM/MME No. 685 and 686, published on September 9, 2022, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) launched the opening of Public Consultation No. 134/2022 and 135/2022, in order to discuss (i) a draft proposal of Normative Ordinance which regulates the offshore power generation activities in Brazil; and (ii) a draft proposal of Normative Ordinance which creates the Unified Portal for Management of the Use of Offshore Areas for Power Generation (“Unified Portal”). The period for contributions ends in 30 days (October 11th, 2022).  Complementing the provisions … Read more

National Data Protection Authority publishes guidelines on “Cookies and Personal Data Protection”

On October 18, 2022, the National Data Protection Authority (“ANPD”) published an orientation guide on “Cookies and personal data protection” (“Guide”). The material aims to establish a general scenario about this technology, including the main concepts and classifications of cookies, as well as guide processing agents (controllers and processors) on good practices and requirements that […]

Comparing ESG disclosure rules for funds in the EU, UK and the US

Key takeaways: Europe’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) has been followed by equivalent proposals in other jurisdictions, particularly the UK and US. The European regime and the UK and US proposals are not fundamentally inconsistent but there are clear differences in approach, particularly on labelling. Fund managers marketing products into each of the jurisdictions will […]

Anticorruption and AML in Mexico: Trends and developments

The Global Anti-Corruption Perspective The fight against corruption and the fight against new forms of money laundering (AML) are issues that should occupy a central place in the public policy agenda of any country. These endeavors are deeply connected.  For a government to have better results in tackling these problems, it must put in place a […]

Entrada en vigencia de la Ley N°21.461 “Devuélveme mi casa”

Con fecha 30 de junio de 2022, entró en vigencia la Ley N°21.461, que modifica la Ley N°18.101 que fija Normas Especiales sobre Arrendamiento de Predios Urbanos y el Código de Procedimiento Civil, mediante su publicación en el Diario Oficial. Las principales modificaciones que contempla la Ley N°21.461 dicen relación con: La incorporación de la medida […]

Brazil takes another step toward creating a carbon market

With Federal Decree nº 11.075/2022, Brazil takes another step toward creating a carbon market Brazil has published Federal Decree No. 11.075 which establishes the procedures for Sectorial Plans for Mitigation of Climate Change and institutes Sinare, the National System for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Since Brazil created its National Policy on Climate Change […]

Merger control in Peru: Ex-officio investigation, killer acquisitions and a new threshold

Merger control is an essential element for any effective competition system, regardless of geography. Although recommended by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) on several occasions,[1]  a merger control regime eluded the Peruvian market up until 2021,[2] when – after several bills failed in Congress – Law N° 31112 was finally enacted in January 2021. […]

Top points from the latest OECD Tax Administration Report

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has published the latest edition of its Tax Administration Report. According to the OECD, this series of Reports aims to provide information that will facilitate dialogue among tax officials on important  tax administration issues.  It also identifies opportunities for revenue bodies to improve the design and administration of […]

Tax incentives in Puerto Rico

For more than 60 years, Puerto Rico has used its unique territorial framework to enact numerous tax incentives programs that have served as its main economic development tool. Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, and the majority of US laws apply in Puerto Rico. However, Puerto Rico also possesses the authority to […]

Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission imposes sanction of more than US$450 million; Mexico’s Supreme Court issues precedent disfavorable to permit holders

On May 25, 2022, Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (Comisión Reguladora de Energía or CRE) imposed a punishing penalty of more than MX$9.145 billion (~US$450 million) on a major player in the Mexican energy sector. The company holds an electric power generation permit under the self-supply scheme (autoabastecimiento). The CRE declared that the company was restricted to […]

The Governor of Puerto Rico signed into law new labor reform legislation – but its implementation is unclear

On June 20, 2022, Governor Pedro Pierluisi signed into law House Bill No. 1244, Act No. 41-2022 (Act No. 41), which amends and partially repeals the Labor Transformation and Flexibilization Act, Act No. 4-2017 (Act No. 4 or Labor Reform of 2017) as well as amends several other employment statutes. In essence, Act No. 41 […]

Breaking taboos; the ascension of FemTechs in the healthcare market

International Women’s Day, celebrated every March 8, focuses on the achievements of women over the years in the cultural, political and socioeconomic contexts, bringing special attention to regarding gender equality and reproductive issues. In connection with this, it is important to highlight the recent development of new trends in the healthcare ecosystem which focus on […]

Se modifica el Decreto Legislativo Nº 1075 que aprueba disposiciones complementarias a la Decisión 486

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Efectos en Compliance de la Ley 21.459 sobre Delitos Informáticos

El 20 de junio de 2022 se publicó la Ley 21.459 que establece normas sobre Delitos Informáticos, derogando la Ley 19.223 y modificando otros cuerpos legales. La ley regula diversos tipos penales, tales como; ataque a la integridad de un sistema informático, acceso ilícito a un sistema informático, interceptación ilícita de información, falsificación informática, receptación de datos informáticos, entre otros. Se incluye también la […]

Press Releases

Represented Brazilian bank Itaú in its recent acquisition of minority stakes in Uruguayan fintech companies Prex and Paigo

Prex provides financial services to more than one million customers in Argentina, Peru and Uruguay. Its platform allows users to make local and international purchases, transfers and service payments, and apply for personal loans and access tools to manage personal finances. Paigo is a digital financial services platform for unbanked people in Uruguay. The transaction […]

30 Nov 2022
DLA Piper Chile advises on the entry of the Swedish giant Grupo H&M to the ownership of the Chilean clothing startup Vestuá

The local firm was founded in 2017 by entrepreneurs Joaquín Zavala and Santiago Valdés, and several Chilean investors had already joined, such as Pablo Turner and Grupo Prisma, led by Matías Claro. This is the first time that H&M has invested in a Latin American startup. This Monday, a relevant operation materialized in the world of […]

09 Nov 2022
Campos Mello Advogados advises 777 Partners in the acquisition of 70 percent share of Vasco da Gama SAF

Campos Mello Advogados (CMA), in cooperation with DLA Piper, advised the Miami-based private investment firm 777 Partners in the negotiation and execution of a binding offer for the acquisition of 70 percent of the capital stock in Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama (Vasco), one of Brazil’s most historic football clubs. 777 Partners acquired a […]

08 Nov 2022
Campos Mello Advogados adds six new partners across its M&A, Antitrust, Labour, Tax and Litigation practices

November, 2022 – Campos Mello Advogados (CMA), which operates in cooperation with DLA Piper, is expanding its team and further consolidating its full-service approach with the arrival of six new partners today across its Antitrust, M&A, Tax, Litigation and Labor practices. Miriam Machado joins CMA’s M&A practice, adding her vast experience in M&A, reorganizations, private […]

07 Nov 2022
DLA Piper Argentina advised Banco Voii S.A. on the issuance of Short-Term Debt Securities

DLA Piper represented Banco Voii S.A. in the issuance of Class VII Short-Term Debt Securities (the “Class VII CDS”) for a total face value of approximately AR$519 million. The Class VII CDS have a term of nine months, amortize in full on the maturity date and accrue interest payable quarterly at a variable annual nominal […]

03 Oct 2022
DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán advises in a financing agreement for Vías del Nus toll road project for up to US$332m

DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán advised Bancolombia S.A., Banco de Bogotá S.A., Banco de Occidente S.A. and Instituto para el Desarrollo de Antioquia in the negotiation, execution and closing of a facility agreement for the refinancing of the Vías del Nus toll road project, part of the 4G Concession program. The agreement includes the cash out, […]

03 Oct 2022
Campos Mello Advogados advises Starboard in joint acquisition of Pampa Sul power plant in deal worth approximately BRL$2.2 billion

Campos Mello Advogados (CMA), in cooperation with DLA Piper, advised Grafito Fundo de Investimento em Participações Infraestrutura (Starboard), an investment fund managed by Starboard, in the joint acquisition of the Pampa Sul thermal power plant with Perfin. Starboard and Perfin agreed to acquire 100 percent of Pampa Sul from Engie, one of the largest coal […]

03 Oct 2022
DLA Piper Peru advises Banco BTG Pactual on a syndicated corporate financing granted to La Virgen S.A.C.

DLA Piper Peru advised Banco BTG Pactual, the biggest investment bank from Latin America, in a syndicated corporate financing granted to La Virgen S.A.C. (“La Virgen”) for a total of up to US$90 million, which will be used for working capital and the prepayment of loans, among other purposes. The loan is backed by a […]

03 Oct 2022
DLA Piper: Advises Innergex Renewable Energy on Issuance of US$710 million Green Bonds in Chile

DLA Piper advised Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. in a private placement to institutional investors of US$710 million principal amount of senior secured notes by its indirect wholly owned subsidiary Aela Generación S.A and a related US$93.1 million letter of credit facility. The proceeds will be used principally to refinance existing debt of a portfolio of […]

15 Sep 2022
DLA Piper Advises Innergex Renewable Energy on Issuance of US$710 million Green Bonds in Chile

DLA Piper advised Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. in a private placement to institutional investors of US$710 million principal amount of senior secured notes by its indirect wholly owned subsidiary Aela Generación S.A and a related US$93.1 million letter of credit facility. The proceeds will be used principally to refinance existing debt of a portfolio of […]

30 Aug 2022
DLA Piper in Mexico and Colombia represents Acon-Vitalis in US$50 million cross-border loan

DLA Piper Mexico and DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán represented Acon-Vitalis Investments LLC on the financing granted by Banco BTG Pactual, Banco de Bogotá S.A., Banco de Occidente S.A. and Banco Santander de Negocios Colombia S.A. to several Vitalis companies, to finance working capital needs for US$50 million. Acon-Vitalis is a leading manufacturer and wholesaler of […]

25 Jul 2022
DLA Piper México represents Xinfra Fibra E, the first Fibra E of the year

DLA Piper México represents Xinfra Fibra E, the first Fibra E of the year, in its first M&A transaction consisting in the acquisition of a majority stake in the Celaya Highway Project for approximately US$74 million 11 July 2022 DLA Piper México represented Xinfra Fibra E in its acquisition of 90 percent of the capital […]

25 Jul 2022
DLA Piper expands its Litigation Practice in Puerto Rico

DLA Piper is expanding its Litigation Practice with the addition of Nereida Melendez-Rivera and Sonia Torres-Pabon who focus their practice on white collar defense and corporate investigations. They arrive as partners in the firm’s San Juan office in Puerto Rico. “Our white collar and global investigations practice is growing throughout Latin America, which makes Nereida and Sonia’s move an […]

12 Jul 2022

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