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

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 […]

25 Jul 2022
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 […]

25 Jul 2022
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 […]

06 Jul 2022
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 […]

06 Jul 2022
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 […]

06 Jul 2022
Se modifica el Decreto Legislativo Nº 1075 que aprueba disposiciones complementarias a la Decisión 486

Perú • Se modifica el Decreto Legislativo Nº 1075 que aprueba disposiciones complementarias a la Decisión 486 de la Comisión de la Comunidad Andina que establece el régimen común sobre Propiedad Industrial El día 21 de junio de 2022, se publicó la Ley Nº 31497, mediante la cual se realizó las siguientes modificaciones e incorporaciones […]

06 Jul 2022
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 […]

06 Jul 2022

Press Releases

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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