DS Avocats has started its activity in Lima, Peru to consolidate its regional project within the Pacific Alliance, with the support of DS Abogados Chili and Latin American partners.
Peru is considered to be one of the most promising countries in the region, with an estimated GDP growth of 3% in 2017 and 4.5% in 2018, the country offers foreign investors a portfolio of infrastructure projects for 2017-2018 and more than $1,44 billion US dollars, through PPPs, private initiatives or creative tax incentive mechanisms. The dynamism of the mining sector, contributing more than 17% of the country's GDP, and the need to support projects with a comprehensive and inclusive environmental policy, in order to ensure their viability seduced DS Avocats.
Patricia Cuba-Sichler leads the DS office in Lima while remaining responsible for the Latin America desk, a privileged partner for French and international clients with development and investment projects in South America wishing to offer its products and activities in Europe. Active as a lawyer in Peru since 1992, Patricia specialized in environmental law in France in 1996 and has practiced as a lawyer in Paris since 2002. Her nearly 15 years experience in dealing with cases in business litigation and law in the industrial environment sector, offers it a bicultural legal approach adjusted to the needs of its clients, both in consulting and litigation.