Raul Farias has substantial experience in M&A, finance, project development and other related transactions representing multinational corporations, financial institutions, funds and others in Latin America. He also has considerable experience in international IPOs, distressed sales and acquisitions, cross-border loan restructuring, DIP financings and other banking-related transactions.

He has significant industry knowledge in the infrastructure and energy sector including power generation, transmission and distribution, renewable energy, energy storage, oil and gas and liquefied natural gas as well as the financial sector.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Raul was a senior attorney at a Fortune 500 Company, where he led key international transactions, such as a US$7.2 billion proposed acquisition of a pipeline in Peru and its US$4.1 billion in project financing, a US$3.59 billion sale of Peruvian assets, a US$2.23 billion sale of Chilean assets, a US$1.2 billion corporate reorganization, Mexico's first privately owned midstream assets for refined products and many other energy projects in the US and Latin America. Previously, Raul led multiple transactions at a global law firm in New York in a variety of industries in the US, Latin America and Europe.

Raul is also experienced in international disputes, including successfully leading an ICC arbitration over the biggest undeveloped silver deposit in the world, working with a team on a multibillion-dollar dispute in South America and advising a leading energy infrastructure company on multiple foreign investment matters throughout Latin America.

He serves on the board of Latin America's largest specialty finance company, has published articles on a variety of legal topics and participated as a panelist at legal forums dealing with cross-border transactions. He is experienced with corporate governance matters for private and publicly listed companies in the US and Latin America and has constant dealings and interactions with C-suite executives in the US and across multiple jurisdictions.