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Luis Vargas

Luis Vargas

Latam Practice Group Regional Co-Leader, Private Equity

Luis is the Head of the Corporate and M&A practice at the firm. He focuses on local and cross-border corporate structures, corporate governance practices, and general contract negotiation. Likewise, Luis has an extensive experience providing legal advice in reorganization matters as well as complex corporate transactions in national and international franchises and joint ventures.

He has handled mergers and acquisitions mandates for local and foreign companies in various sectors, including construction, energy, real estate, retail and agriculture. Other key areas of his practice concentrate on foreign and local investment, mainly in private capital work, advising fund managers on their investments in Peru, including due diligence processes.

Finally, Luis guides clients in adapting to regulations concerning consumer data protection and in all aspects of merger control and antitrust matters. Today, Luis co-leads the Latin America Private Equity Practice for DLA Piper. 


  • Grupo Sura in the acquisition of ING assets in Peru
  • Graña y Montero S.A.A. in the indirect acquisition of a substantial part of Transportadora de Gas del Perú S.A. and in the sale of iconic shopping mall Larco Mar to Parque Arauco
  • Ripley Corp S.A. in a partial spinoff
  • Macrocapitales SAFI S.A. in a partial acquisition of Pastipan S.A.C. and Dresden Lab S.A.C.
  • Viva GyM S.A. in the transfer of its participation of Cuartel San Martín
  • Scotiabank Perú S.A. in the sale of Depósitos S.A.
  • British American Tobacco in its corporate reorganization
  • Spanish
  • English
  • LL.M., University College of London 2007
  • International Diploma on Banking and Finance, Instituto de Formación Bancaria 2002
  • J.D., Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru 2000


Chambers Global

  • Band 5, Peru Corporate/M&A (2020 – 2023)
  • Band 4, Peru Corporate/M&A (2018 – 2019)

Chambers Latin America

  • Band 5, Peru Corporate/M&A (2020 – 2022, 2024)
  • Band 4, Peru Corporate/M&A (2018 – 2019)

The Legal 500 Latin America

  • Recommended, Peru Corporate and M&A (2017 – 2019, 2021 – 2022)
Additional Recognitions
  • Leaders League: "Highly Recommended" in M&A (2018 – 2021)
  • LACCA: "Approved" in Corporate M&A (2018 – 2021)
  • Latin Lawyer 250
    • Key Partner, Peru, Corporate and M&A (2024)
    • International Counsel, Corporate & M&A (2024)
  • IFLR 1000
    • Highly Regarded Lawyer, Peru, M&A (2022 – 2023)

Insight Overview

  • On February 27, SE Semana Económica launched the special Deals 2022 in which Luis E. Vargas Loayza, partner in the Corporate and M&A area at our firm, comments on the outlook for the M&A market in the country for this year. Read it here >>


  • Co-author, "Obtener financiamiento en Perú y vivir para contarlo: a propósito de las deficiencias de nuestro sistema legal," Themis Law Review, 2004
  • Co-author, "La ley de la garantía mobiliaria mató a la garantía flotante en el Perú: la experiencia inglesa nos puede ayudar a resucitarla," Themis Law Review, 2007


  • Webinar "La nueva ley de Control Previo de fusiones y adquisiciones y nuestra experiencia regional (Perú, Chile y Colombia)" - See more >>

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Lima Bar Association
  • UCL Alumni Association, London
  • Chilean – Peruvian Chamber of Commerce