Carla Pareja is a transactional attorney who advises corporate clients in various stages of their life cycle, ranging from start-ups to well established multinational clients conducting domestic and cross-border activity. Admitted to practice law in Spain, as well as California, Ms. Pareja has handled US real estate portfolio investment matters for domestic and international clients, US corporate governance matters, secured lending, and commercial transactions.

She has worked broadly in Europe and Latin America on commercial contracting challenges, cross-border regulatory matters, and establishment and conduct of operations by US companies abroad, as well as establishment of US operations by European and Latin American interests.

Topics of special interest include data privacy and security, and anti-corruption compliance.

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’s Section of International Law, and as Secretary 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