Ricardo Mercado


Professional Experience

Ricardo specializes in legal advice on corporate, financial, civil property law, restructuring and bankruptcy law, with special emphasis on structuring financing and guarantees, restructuring and bankruptcy law.

His usual practice is aimed at advising on financing structuring, including project financing, corporate loans, among others. Additionally, he has experience in bankruptcy law and corporate reorganization processes in general.



Universidad de Lima (2018)
Universidad de Lima (2017)
Bachelor’s Degree in Law.

Specialization Studies

Universidad ESAN (2020)
Specialization in Corporate and Financial Law.

Other Professional Positions

Associate member of the Civil Association ADV Editores, group of law students responsible for the publication of the legal journal "Advocatus" and former member of the Board of Directors.


Lima Bar Association.
ADV Editores Civil Association.

Areas of focus

Banking & Finance
Project Finance
Restructuring & Insolvency

News / Insight

“US court dismisses last challenge to LATAM Chapter 11 plan” Latin Lawyer, December 2022.
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“LATAM Airlines leaves Chapter 11 after more than two years”. Lex Latin, November 2022.
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“DLA Piper advises OeEB on $15m financing in Peru”. The Latin American Lawyer, October 2022.
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“Multiple firms lead Peruvian mining loan”. Latin Lawyer, October 2022.
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DLA Piper Peru advised Agrícola y Ganadera Chavín de Huántar, in the guaranteed financing granted by Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, which was highlighted in the following article published in SE Semana Económica. The team involved: associates Melissa Padilla, Farah Torres, Ricardo Mercado and Partner Sergio Barboza.
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DLA Piper Peru's Banking and Finance team participated as legal advisors to Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and FiduPeru S.A. Trust Company (TMF Group) in a financing granted to LATAM Airlines for US$ 750 million.
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“El Crowdfunding llegó al Peru, ¿para quedarse?” - Revista Advocatus 39 (March 2021).