Luis Vargas


Professional Experience

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.



University College London
Master of Laws (LL.M.).
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Specialization Studies

Instituto de Formación Bancaria
International Diploma in Banking and Finance.


Chambers & Partners: Band 5 in Corporate and M&A (2020 – 2022), Band 3 in Corporate and M&A (2018 – 2019).
The Legal 500: “Recommended Lawyer” and Band 3 in Corporate and M&A (2021-2022).
Leaders League: “Highly Recommended” in M&A (2018-2021) and “Recommended” in Competition & Antitrust (2021-2022)
LACCA: “Approved” in Corporate M&A (2018 – 2021).


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


Webinar "La nueva ley de Control Previo de fusiones y adquisiciones y nuestra experiencia regional (Perú, Chile y Colombia)”.
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News / Insight

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.
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“Corporate and M&A – Peru Practice Guide” for Chambers and Partners by associate Roberto Berendson along with M&A partners Luis Vargas, Fernando Lanfranco and Janilú Badiola.
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