Through our well-established Latin American practice, DLA Piper assists clients with business transactions and cross-border disputes involving Latin America. We handle matters in virtually every country in the region, spanning every industry sector in which our clients operate. As the demand for legal assistance throughout Latin America grows, DLA Piper continues to expand its presence in the region with a truly multi-disciplinary practice.
Through our San Juan office, DLA Piper counsels Puerto Rico-based businesses both locally as well as in their operations across the United States, Latin America and around the world. The San Juan office also serves US and international clients seeking to do business in Puerto Rico. Our full-service Mexico City office, DLA Piper Gallástegui y Lozano, serves multinational clients with interests and investments throughout the region.
DLA Piper has established cooperation relationships with leading law firms throughout Latin America, including BAZ|DLA Piper in Chile; DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán in Colombia; and Campos Mello Advogados in Brazil. These arrangements allow DLA Piper to establish a substantial footprint in Latin America offering a deep set of skills across a range of geographies and industries.
Our experience in Latin America includes assisting clients from inside and outside the region with the full range of business legal and commercial services that DLA Piper provides worldwide. Included among these services are: inbound and outbound capital investments, international arbitration, litigation and investigations, private equity and debt financing, M&A, capital markets transactions, energy and natural resources, franchise and distribution matters, tax structuring, imports and market access issues, cross-border disputes, labor and employment, insurance, intellectual property, privacy and data security, e-commerce, project finance and privatisation transactions. Several DLA Piper lawyers were born or raised and educated in the region and are fluent in Spanish or Portuguese. Many have also practiced law in both the US and Latin America and are intimately familiar with civil law legal systems.
Our strategic relationships on the ground throughout Latin America enhance our understanding of the region and enable us to provide our clients practical, meaningful legal advice. DLA Piper’s global platform of 90+ offices in more than 40 countries enables us to serve all of our clients’ legal needs, whether they are based in Latin America or wish to do business there.
About DLA Piper’s Community Support
DLA Piper is a proud supporter of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). In addition, DLA Piper's Hispanic/Latino Resource Group works to promote the retention and advancement of Hispanic/Latino attorneys by providing a platform for professional and business development, and fostering a collaborative environment where diversity and inclusion are valued.