Sergio Barboza

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sbarboza@dlapiper.pe

Professional Experience

Sergio co-leads the Latin America Banking & Finance Practice for DLA Piper and is head of the Banking and Finance group in Peru.

He represents commercial banks, investment banks, multilateral agencies, ECA´s, private equity funds and corporations in connection with a wide range of domestic and cross-border financings, including bridge financings, mezzanine loans, syndicated loans, acquisition financings, asset-based loans, and restructurings. He also represents issuers, investors and investment banks in a variety of domestic and cross-border capital markets transactions and advising on a regular basis with respect to securities law matters.

During the last 20 years Sergio has been counseling financial institutions, nonbank financial services firms and financial technology companies on mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and other corporate transactions, as well as on the full spectrum of legal and banking regulatory matters.

Sergio serves as member of the board of several companies, specifically financial institutions supervised by the Peruvian banking authorities, and share his practice with teaching Banking Law at Universidad de Lima as well as in other private institutions.

Credentials

Studies

Georgetown University
LLM.
Universidad de Lima
Lawyer.

Specialization Studies

Universidad ESAN
Postgraduate Corporate Finance.

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.

Recognitions

Chambers & Partners: Band 4 in Banking & Finance (2018 -2022) y Band 2 in Regulatory (2018).
LACCA: “Approved” in Banking & Finance (2018 – 2021).
The Legal 500: “Recommended Lawyer” in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets (2021 -2022) and Corporate M&A (2021).
IFLR 1000: “Highly Regarded Lawyer” in Banking, Capital Markets: Debt and M&A and “Other Notable” in 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.

Memberships

Lima Bar Association.
Georgetown Club Perú.
Member of the Advisory Council of ADV Editores "Revista Advocatus"

News / Insight

Gericó Associates spoke with some of the largest firms in Spain and Latin America about the trends in the legal sector for this year 2022; our partner Sergio Barboza assures that "we are going from a very prolonged period of uncertainty" to a stage, in his opinion, of "relative normality" in which the pace of growth is "recovering".
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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

“The Legal 500 - Country Comparative Guides 2021: Banking & Finance – Perú”. Co-written with associate Nelly Espinoza
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“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.
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“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.
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Coauthor 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.

Languages

English.
Spanish.