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

Deputy Managing Partner

Miriam Figueroa

Firm Rankings

Banking & Finance
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Dispute Resolution
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Energy & Natural Resources
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Labour & Employment
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