Carla Pareja is a cross-border transactional and regulatory attorney. She most often advises clients on corporate work, finance deals, and mergers & acquisitions. She also advises clients in relation to anti-corruption and sanctions compliance. Ms. Pareja often works across international borders, including most often in relation to Europe and Latin America. Admitted to practice law in Spain, as well as California, Ms. Pareja is experienced in both civil and common law systems.

She has represented clients across a broad range of industries, including the technology, manufacturing, hospitality, natural resources, real estate, and financial industries, as well as emerging industries like legalized cannabis.

Ms. Pareja is an accomplished entrepreneur, having founded an enterprise in her hometown of Barcelona and operated it over a nine-year period as a provider of lead generator personnel to multi-national businesses participating in medical and technological exhibitions and trade events throughout Europe.

She currently serves as Co-Chair of Publications of the Latin America and Caribbean Committee of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, and as Co-Chair of the International Law Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

Notable Representations

  • Represented a US purchaser in the acquisition of an interest in a Mexican operating company and establishment of a secured working capital facility;
  • Structuring of Latin American market entry in conjunction with capital raise;
  • Resolution of petrochemical sector environmental issues in Mexico;
  • Management of local counsel in respect of various Latin American debtor insolvencies;
  • Assistance to Spanish fashion sector company in restructure of US presence;
  • Assistance to US design sector company in structuring of Argentine and Germany market entry in conjunction with capital raise;
  • Conduct of FCPA due diligence;
  • Assessment of issues related to Latin American mining investment;
  • Support of an Asian manufacturer in restructuring of its Mexican distribution arrangements, including resolution of litigation and recapitalization of the distributor;
  • Management of an estate comprising offshore financial and real property assets;
  • Representation of a Chinese investor in multi-city US commercial and residential real estate investments;
  • Capitalization of a residential real estate portfolio company;
  • Liquidation of a US $12 million portfolio of residential rental units;
  • Support of Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 exchange transactions;
  • Legal support of management of residential rentals;
  • Resolution of California lending regulatory issues;
  • Assessment and elaboration of data privacy and security programs, including in cross-border contexts.

Notable Publications

  • Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, ZLD Client Update, October 2019
  • Anti-Corruption: Fallout in Colombia from Brazil’s Operation Carwash and Odebrecht, ZLD Client Update, October 2017