5 DLA Piper Offices Back Peru Debt-for-Nature Swap

Lawyers from five DLA Piper offices in the Americas have helped the government of Peru reallocate funds for conservation and protection of tropical forest in the Amazon.

The pro bono effort involved advice to four environmental non-profits who helped redirect $20 million in sovereign debt payments toward conservation efforts in the Peruvian Amazon.

“We’re very mindful and thoughtful about where we apply our resources,” said Sara Andrews, co-director of DLA Piper’s non-profit affiliate New Perimeter, when asked why the firm accepted the assignment. 
“This particular project was innovative, it was impactful and it was something that we had the capacity to take on through our corporate lawyers here [in the US] and of course the invaluable resource that we have with our Peru office.”

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About New Perimeter

New Perimeter is a nonprofit organization established by global law firm DLA Piper to provide pro bono legal assistance in under-served regions around the world to support access to justice, social and economic development and sound legal institutions. Founded in 2005 as a result of our firm’s commitment to support legal advancement worldwide, New Perimeter’s vision is to harness the skills and talents DLA Piper lawyers to further a more just world for all.


Geneva Youel, Media Relations, DLA Piper, T. 213.330.7779