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Sergio Barboza

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About

Sergio Barboza has extensive experience in a wide range of transactional and banking regulatory matters, including formation or acquisitions of financial institutions, issuance of debt and equity securities, and advising on all aspects of banking supervisory issues.

Likewise, Sergio regularly represents financial institutions and corporate borrowers in lending transactions as well as loan restructurings. Clients which Sergio represents include the Inter-American Investment Corporation, the Inter-American Development Bank, Société de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération Économique S.A.-PROPARCO, Microvest, Triple Jump, Incofin, Triodos, Root Capital, among others, in several financings.

Sergio is member of the board of several companies, specifically financial entities supervised by the Peruvian banking authorities, and share his practice with teaching Banking Law at Universidad de Lima (Master in Corporate Law Program) as well as in other public and private institutions.
Today, Sergio co-leads the Latin America Banking & Finance Practice for DLA Piper.

Areas of FocusFinanceRestructuring

EXPERIENCE

  • BID-Invest in an equity investment in Internet para Todos – Telefónica del Perú
  • Bancolombia in the sale of Fiduperú Sociedad Fiduciaria to TMF Group
  • Qualitas Controladora in the acquisition of HDI Seguros
  • Banco Santander in the acquisition of assets of Leasing Perú (Bancolombia's subsidiary) 
  • ATOS in the global acquisition of Xerox ITO 
  • Sura in the acquisition of the mutual and pension fund business of ING in Peru (AFP Integra, ING Fondos SAF and ING Wealth Management, among others)
  • Counselling international companies on the incorporation of new financial entities in Peru, among them Bank of China, Banco Azteca, Banco Ripley, Cardif Seguros (BNP), DHL Express Perú, Rigel Peru, Banco de Comercio, Amerika Financiera and SRM SAFI
Languages
  • Spanish
  • English
Education
  • LL.M., International Legal Studies, Georgetown University Law Center 2008
  • Corporate Finance Program, Universidad ESAN 2003
  • J.D., Universidad de Lima 2001

Awards

  • Chambers Global
    2022 - Band 4, Peru Banking & Finance
    2019-21 - Band 4, Peru Banking & Finance
    2018 - Band 2, Peru Banking & Finance
  • Chambers Latin America
    2022 - Band 4, Peru Banking & Finance
    2018 - Band 2, Peru Banking & Finance: Regulatory
  • The Legal 500 Latin America
    2022 - Recommended, Peru Banking and Finance
    2022 - Recommended, Peru Capital Markets
    2017-21 - Recommended, Peru Banking and Finance
    2021 - Recommended, Latin America: International Firms Capital Markets
    2021 - Recommended, Peru Capital Markets
    2018, 2021 - Recommended, Corporate and M&A
    2019 - Recommended, Latin America: International Firms Corporate and M&A 
  • LACCA: "Approved" in Banking & Finance (2018 – 2021)
  • IFLR 1000: "Highly Regarded Lawyer" in Banking, Capital Markets: Debt, M&A y Project Finance (2018 - 2022)
  • Leaders League: "Excellent" in Banking & Finance (2018 – 2022), Fintech (2020 – 2022) and Project Finance (2020 – 2022)
  • Best Lawyers: Recommended in Banking & Finance

Insight Overview

  • Sergio Barboza, partner responsible for the financial area of our firm, comments for Día 1 of Diario El Comercio, regarding the impact of the pandemic on consumer and MYPES portfolios in the financial system. Read it here >>
  • DLA Piper Peru’s Banking and Finance team participated as legal advisors to Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and Fiduperú S.A. Trust Company (TMF Group) in a financing granted to LATAM Airlines for US $ 750 million. Read the note here >>
  • DLA Piper Peru advised Agrícola y Ganadera Chavín de Huántar, in the guaranteed financing granted by Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, which was highlighted in the following article published in SE Semana Económica. The team involved: associates Melissa Padilla, Farah Torres, Ricardo Mercado and Partner Sergio Barboza. Read the note here >>
  • Partner Sergio Barboza, shares his opinion on the Government's intention to expand the powers of Banco de la Nacion to grant loans for Día 1, publication by the newspaper El Comercio. Read the note here >>
  • Partner Sergio Barboza, shares his opinion on the Government's intention to expand the powers of Banco de la Nacion to grant loans for Día 1, publication by the newspaper El Comercio. Read the note here >>
  • Partner Sergio Barboza, gave his opinion in SE Semana Económica, in relation to the scope of the Operating Regulations of the Patrimonial Strengthening Program of Institutions Specialized in Microfinance.
  • Partner Sergio Barboza, shared his opinion with SE Semana Economica about the Draft Regulation for the Temporary Realization of Activities in Novel Models proposed by the Superintendency of Banking, Insurance and AFPs, which regulates the creation of a sandbox regulatory” to promote financial innovation.

Publications

  • "Trends and Developments in Banking & Finance in Peru" By associates Reyna Silva-Santisteban and Nelly Espinoza along with the partner, Sergio Barboza (Lima). Chambers and Partners Global Guides, October 2021. Click here to read more >>
  • Co-author with Sevillano, C. (2009). Chapter 37: Perú. In: International Insurance Law and Regulation. Salzburg, Austria: Center for International Legal Studies
  • Impact of Basel II on the Peruvian Financial System. Ius et Veritas N° 30
  • The Trade Acceptance for Installment Transactions. Inter-American Trade Report. Vol. 11, N° 10
  • Legal Framework Applicable to Mortages in Banking Contracts. Revista Jurídica del Perú. January 2002
  • Report Operations and Repurchase Agreements in the Stock Market. Derecho y Sociedad N° 15
  • Corporate Reorganizations in the Peruvian Financial System: Mergers. Ius et Veritas N° 19
  • Issuance of Public Treasury Bonds Facing Liquidity Crisis. De Iure Nº 1

Prior Experience

Academic Experience
  • Professor of the Contracts and Banking and Financial Operations Course at the Master in Business Law Program at the Universidad de Lima.
  • Has been a professor of the Contracts and Banking and Financial Operations Course at the Master in Banking and Financial Law Program at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
  • Has been a Corporate Finance and Property Transactions professor at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas.
  • Regularly participates in conferences organized by private and public institutions in banking, corporate (M&A’s), securities markets, among others.

Other Professional Positions

  • Arbitrator registered in the Superintendence of the Securities Market
  • Arbitrator registered in the Chamber of Commerce of Lima
  • Arbitrator registered at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Lima Bar Association
  • Georgetown Club Perú
  • Arbitrator registered in the Superintendence of the Securities Market
  • Arbitrator registered in the Chamber of Commerce of Lima
  • Arbitrator registered at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

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