31 August 20225 minute read

DLA Piper lawyers and practices ranked in Chambers Latin America 2023

DLA Piper today announced the firm received 45 individual lawyer rankings and 17 firm rankings in the Chambers Latin America 2023 guide.

“Congratulations to the DLA Piper Latin America team for its increased standing in the Chambers rankings. This is a testament to the excellence, hard work and collaboration of the entire team and the result of the deepening integration and connectivity across offices, practice areas and sectors," said Francisco J. Cerezo, partner and Chair of the US-Latin America Practice.

“We are incredibly proud of our Latin America team who continue to provide excellent client service across the region. This recognition showcases our firm capabilities across the Americas, adding depth to our local, regional, and cross-border experience,” added Rick Chesley, DLA Piper’s Managing Partner of the Americas and Co-US Managing Partner. 

The annual rankings are based on extensive research by Chambers & Partners Publishing. Listed below are the practice rankings and their affiliated countries, as well as the ranked DLA Piper lawyers.

DLA Piper Latin America ranked in Band 1 in:

  • Corporate/M&A (Chile)
  • Venture Capital (Chile)

DLA Piper Latin America ranked in Band 2 in:

  • Corporate/M&A (Colombia)
  • Real Estate (Peru)

DLA Piper Latin America ranked in Band 3 in:

  • Banking & Finance (Argentina)
  • Labor & Employment (Chile)
  • Banking & Finance (Colombia)
  • Tax (Colombia)
  • Capital Markets (Peru)
  • Corporate/M&A (Peru)
  • Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Peru)
  • Projects (Peru)
  • Corporate/Commercial (Puerto Rico)

DLA Piper Latin America ranked in Band 4 in:

  • Corporate/M&A (International Counsel)
  • Banking & Finance (Peru)
  • Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Peru)
  • Labor & Employment (Peru)

Ranked Individual Lawyers
The 45 individual DLA Piper lawyer rankings cited by Chambers Latin America are listed below, along with the countries and areas of law for which they were selected.


  • Marcelo Etchebarne (Argentina – Banking & Finance)
  • Justo Segura (Argentina – Banking & Finance)
  • Guillermo Cabanellas (Argentina – Competition/Antitrust)


  • Matías Zegers (Chile – Venture Capital)
  • Luis Parada (Chile – Labor and Employment)
  • Matías Zegers (Chile – Corporate/M&A)
  • Rodrigo Alvarez (Chile – Tax)
  • Marco Salgado (Chile – Corporate/M&A)
  • Pilar Ay (Chile – Venture Capital)


  • Felipe Quintero (Colombia – Corporate/M&A)
  • Néstor Camilo Martínez (Colombia – Banking & Finance)
  • Juan Manuel de la Rosa (Colombia – Corporate and M&A)
  • Andrés González (Colombia – Tax)
  • César Cermeño (Colombia – Tax)
  • Néstor Camilo Martínez (Colombia – Corporate/M&A)
  • Sebastián Lora (Colombia – Banking & Finance)
  • Paola Aldana (Colombia – Projects)
  • Felipe Aristizabal (Colombia – Corporate/M&A)

International Counsel

  • Gabriela Alvarez-Avila (International Counsel – International Arbitration)


  • Gerardo Lozano Alarcón (Mexico - Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators)
  • Gabriela Alvarez-Avila (Mexico - Dispute Resolution: Arbitration)
  • Marcelo Páramo Fernández (Mexico – Energy & Natural Resources)
  • Antonio Cárdenas (Mexico – Public Law, Telecoms, Media, Technology, Competition/Antitrust)


  • Hernán Velarde Schwartzmann (Peru – Real Estate)
  • Sergio Barboza (Peru – Banking & Finance)
  • Carlos Núñez (Peru - Dispute Resolution: Arbitration)
  • Sergio Barboza (Peru – Insurance)
  • Cecilia Guzmán-Barrón (Peru – Labor & Employment)
  • Carlos Núñez (Peru – Projects)
  • Guillermo Hesse (Peru – Dispute Resolution: Litigation)
  • Hernán Jordán (Peru – Dispute Resolution: Litigation)
  • Erik Lind Cosulich de Pecine (Peru – Tax)
  • Luis Vargas (Peru – Corporate/M&A)
  • Janilú Badiola (Peru – Corporate/M&A)
  • Nelly Espinoza (Peru – Capital Markets)
  • Andrea Pinillos (Peru – Real Estate)
  • Yaritza Rivera (Peru – Real Estate)

Puerto Rico

  • Miriam de Lourdes Figueroa (Puerto Rico – Corporate/Commercial)
  • Janine Guzmán (Puerto Rico – Labor & Employment)
  • Laura Rozas (Puerto Rico – Environment)
  • Manuel López Zambrana (Puerto Rico – Tax)
  • Nikos Buxeda (Puerto Rico – Corporate/Commercial)
  • José Sosa-Lloréns (Puerto Rico – Corporate/Commercial)

DLA Piper Latin America's team 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 400 lawyers practicing throughout Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Puerto Rico, our teams frequently work with our professionals throughout the LatAm region, Iberian Peninsula, and around the globe to ensure our clients receive the depth of service they require to meet their legal and business objectives.