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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

AVENIDA SANTA CRUZ NO 888, MIRAFLORES, LIMA, PERU
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Peru

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Clients at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria praise the ‘very professional and experienced team’ led by Miguel Ronceros, who is supported by four specialist partners and a sizeable team of capable associates. In particular, it is ‘hands on’, ‘reliable’ and ‘always tries to find a solution for each point or problem’. The well-balanced practice acts for both lenders and borrowers on behalf of international and local banks, as well as leading domestic companies, including Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse (Cayman Islands) and Columbian energy distributor Promigas, all client gains this year. Other clients include Scotiabank Peru, Natixis and trophy client Graña y Montero, which the firm advised on its $316m financing from Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Securities and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation for the expansion of the Lima Metro Line 1, a deal led by Ronald Fernández-Dávila. Other recommended partners include Rafael Puiggros and Ignacio López de Romaña.

Next generation lawyers

Gabriela Cuadros - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria offers a cross-department service to distressed companies and creditors under the overall guidance of firm director Alfonso Pérez-Bonany, who leads on many of the mandates. The team is providing Peruvian advice to the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis representing a group of bondholders of China Fishery Group, seeking to recover investments of $500m; and continues to act for Doe Run Peru in its $500m bankruptcy proceedings. Banco Santander Peru, television corporation Andina de Radiodifusión and mining supplier Sandvik del Perú all instruct the firm.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria provides a ‘very good level of service’ across a range of sectors, and is ‘knowledgeable, always available and focused on the customer’. The 20-strong corporate and M&A team boasts the talents of co-heads Guillermo Ferrero and Rafael Boisset, both experienced transaction lawyers. The firm is distinguished by its regional reach, with offices in Bogotá, Colombia and Santiago, Chile as well as Lima, and as a result attracts a fair amount of cross-border, Latin American work. In Peru, Boisset is advising private equity fund joint venture between Brookfield and Suez on its $80m acquisition of Trasvase Olmos and H2Olmos, the concession holders of Project Olmos, from the beleaguered Odebrecht. Project Olmos includes construction of Limón Dam in northwest Peru. Meanwhile Ferrero acted for Staedtler on its launch in Peru via the $54m acquisition of a 75% stake in Artesco, a Peruvian school and office-supplies manufacturer. The practice counts WSP Global, The Carlyle Group, Unilabs and Pesquera Centinela (Romero Group) among its clients. Other members of the team noted for their capability include: Javier Ezeta, who advised Unilabs on a recent deal; Viviana Garcia, who combines her M&A practice with infrastructure and projects; and principal associate Víctor Abad.

Leading lawyers

Guillermo Ferrero - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Next generation lawyers

Víctor Abad - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

The in-demand and ‘solid’ Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria utilises its cross-department expertise in areas such as corporate, tax, energy and construction in conjunction with its litigators and arbitrators. In arbitration, Ramiro Portocarrero heads the practice and acts for some globally-recognised companies in domestic forums. He also leads the general litigation practice alongside Leysser León, where the service is ‘remarkable’, and is acting for Telefónica del Peru (a new client to the practice) in multiple lawsuits challenging decisions of regulator OSIPTEL. In the white-collar crime segment, the firm acts for Uber Perú, Mondelez Perú and Orica Mining Services. The criminal practice is now led by Daniel Ramos, recruited from MOAR Abogados, following the departure of Gonzalo del Río to Hernández & Cía. Abogados. Litigator and name partner Augusto Ferrero also left the firm to join the Constitutional Court.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria gained valuable new clients during the past year – such as Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, Lima Airport Partners and highway construction company, Survial, a subsidiary of Graña y Montero. It is acting for Concesionaria La Chira on the environmental aspects of its sewage treatment plant which covers 18 districts in Lima; and representing APM Terminals Callao regarding environmental liabilities of the multipurpose North Terminal at Callao Port. Practice head Fabiola Capurro is leading the advice on both matters. BHP Billiton World Exploration (Peru) is a client.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria has a good reputation in the field under the guidance of department head Raúl Ferrero, who is respected by clients and peers alike. With five capable associates, including standout individual Omar Alfaro, the team acts for a number of key market players including Peruvian Association of Insurance Companies (APESEG), SECREX Compañía de Seguros de Crédito y Garantías and BNP Paribas Cardif Perú. The team recently advised Chile’s Mall Aventura on the tender process for insurance protection of its Latin American shopping malls.

Next generation lawyers

Omar Alfaro - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Jaime Zavala at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria brings 40 years’ experience to the practice; his ‘analytical skills make him totally reliable for extremely complex cases’. The ‘very solid’ team has ‘excellent analytical capacity and customer service’ and includes co-head Pamela Navarro, principal associate Lidia Vilchez, who has ‘a lot of knowledge’, and fellow principal associate César Cisneros, noted for his ‘excellent handling of procedural issues’. Zavala recently led advice to Telefónica del Perú on an audit of its high-volume judicial proceedings, and is advising Teleatento del Peru in collective bargaining procedures, a niche strength of the practice. Other clients include Inbev Perú, Mondelez Perú and Compañía Minera Antapaccay.

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Jaime Zavala - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 1

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

The enviable client roster at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria is indicative of the calibre of its practice. Key clients include: GyM Ferrovías, which the firm advised on $316m financing for the expansion of the Lima Metro Line 1; Lima Airport Partners, which sought the firm’s advice regarding negotiations with the State for a $1.5bn concession addendum to facilitate a radical expansion of Peru’s main airport; and APM Terminals Callao, represented by the team in its $35m additional financing for development of Stage 2A of the multipurpose North Terminal at Callao. Department head and leading individual Ronald Fernández-Dávila oversees a large team that includes infrastructure and finance partner Miguel Ronceros, Manuel Ugarte, who is praised for his ‘deep knowledge and negotiation skills’ and regulatory specialist Mariana Simoes.

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Ronald Fernández-Dávila - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

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Public law and regulation
Public law and regulation - ranked: tier 3

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Focusing on public private partnerships and public procurement, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria boasts a decent concessionaire client base which includes GyM Ferrovías and Aeropuertos del Perú. Head of practice Ronald Fernández-Dávila is representing Consortium Javier Prado (comprising Graña y Montero and other companies), in a court dispute with the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima over the concession for the expressway Javier Prado-La Marina-Faucett. Telefónica del Perú is a recent client gain.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Leading infrastructure firm Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria has valuable expertise in general land and real estate matters, where Manuel Ugarte, who strikes a ‘good balance between the pure legal approach and pragmatism’, Jorge Reátegui and Luis Peschiera are all recommended. A diverse caseload includes acting for the investment vehicle for the joint venture hotel project between Inverko SAC and Atton for a $50m mixed-use hotel in Miraflores; and representing developer Inversiones Vicca Verde on acquisitions for the development of a $4m residential project in the Barranco district.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria fields a well-resourced and expert team under the leadership of recognised tax practitioner Walker Villanueva, who is particularly skilled in tax structuring advice in high-level M&A, capital markets and financings. The firm is in high demand across the full spectrum of tax matters and attracts a stellar client-base that includes Grupo Telefónica, LATAM, and recent client gains Uber, Rio Blanco and Compañia de Cervecerías Unidas (CCU). The firm represented Uber in the tax implications of a draft bill regulating its proposed transportation system; and also advised government tourism agency Promperu regarding double taxation agreements signed with seven nations regarding exports and imports. Deals during the past year brought a joint collaboration between the firm’s Lima and Santiago offices, when it advised CCU (Chile’s largest liquor producer), on the sale of its Peruvian spirits company; while tax litigation included successfully representing LATAM in a claim before the Peruvian tax court. The team includes highly-regarded Dante Sanguinetti who is an expert in international taxation, standout associate Johana Timana and new hire Carlos Moreano from Deloitte Perú. Sandra Rivas left to establish her own firm.

Leading lawyers

Walker Villanueva - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Next generation lawyers

Johana Timana - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

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Peru: Energy and natural resources

Mining
Energy and natural resources: mining - ranked: tier 3

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria acts for a number of top-drawer clients and is lead adviser to BHP Biliton in Peru. Other clients include Compañía Minera Glencore, Pan Pacific Copper and recent gain, Compañía Minera Antamina. Recent highlights of the practice, co-led by experienced partners Ricardo Harten and Hernan Torres, include representing Compañía Minera Milpo (now Nexa Resources Peru) on its bid for the Michiquillay mining project in Cajamarca, part of the international public bid opened by government agency Proinversion in early 2018. The firm also acted for Inversiones Alxar, part of Chile’s Empresas Copec, on its $200m acquisition of a 40% stake in Cumbres Andinas, which owns the Mina Justa copper project, from Minsur.

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Ricardo Harten - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

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