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Osterling Abogados

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Cajamarca, Lima


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Osterling Abogados

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Insurance & Reinsurance, Dispute Resolution (Litigation and Arbitration), Corporate, Public Law.


Managing partner. He heads the Insurance & Reinsurance, Dispute Resolution, and Corporate Law practice groups.


Highly regarded for his capabilities in civil and commercial dispute resolution, acting as both counselor and arbitrator. He retains a wide portfolio of major domestic and foreign companies from different sectors, such as industry, energy, insurance, and banking.

In spite of the complexity of Peruvian insurance market, Enrique masters in every commercial and regulatory aspect of this field and successfully advises most of the leading companies operating in the local market in both complex litigation and arbitration, and non-contentious sector related matters. He has strong ability handling complex claims and disputes concerning coverage matters, misinterpretation of policies and liability risks (tort, professional liability, D&O, E&O, CAR), among others, having handled claims for over US$ 1.5 billion to date.

Also, Enrique has over 25 years of experience acting as both counselor and arbitrator in national and international arbitrations. As a counselor, he has advised local and foreign clients in a large number of negotiations, arbitrations, and alternative conflicts resolution mechanisms, both in Peru and abroad.  As an arbitrator, he has sit in over 150 arbitral proceedings held before the Arbitration Centre of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima, the Arbitration Centre of the Chamber of Commerce of Piura, the Centre for Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, and the Arbitration Centre of the American Chamber of Commerce ꟷ Amcham, among others.

Clients praise value on his deep understanding of regulations, practices and market trends and describe him as “a brilliant lawyer who is very knowledgeable about the insurance sector” as well as an “extremely able practitioner” and “a very strong negotiator (Chambers LatAm). He is regularly appointed in significant, technical and complex civil, commercial, insurance and reinsurance cases.

For all these reasons, Enrique is a pacesetter for the main players in the domestic market, as well as for international firms searching for a first-level counseling in Peru. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars relating insurance and arbitration sectors.


Spanish and English.


British Insurance Law Association - BILA
Lima Bar Association.
Arbitrator of the Arbitration Centre of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima
Arbitrator of the Arbitration Centre of the American Chamber of Commerce - Amcham
Arbitrator of the Arbitration Centre of the Chamber of Commerce of Piura
Arbitrator of the Centre for Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú


Lawyer, (summa cum laude), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima 1989.
Seminar in Reinsurance Controversies, Chadbourne & Park LLP - New York 2009.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Leading insurance firm Osterling Abogados unsurprisingly shines in the contentious arena, where it acts for global insurers as well as domestic and international companies. Seasoned litigator Enrique Ferrando Gamarra heads the team and led advice to Zurich Insurance concerning claims valued at $60m following the collapse of the Headrace Tunnel in the Huánuco region. He is also representing Peruvian insurer and reinsurer Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros in a $30m arbitration with policy holder Luz del Sur concerning the construction of a hydropower plant in Machu Picchu, Cusco. Fellow partners Mauricio Martinez and Kodiak Semsch can draw upon the support of capable senior associates Gabriel Loli León and Miguel Delgado.

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Within: Leading lawyers

Enrique Ferrando - Osterling Abogados

Within: Insurance

Osterling Abogadosknows the insurance market’, is a ‘sophisticated law firm, perfectly able to work with foreign clients and foreign colleagues’ and a ‘safe bet in Peru’. It acts for a raft of global insurers and reinsurers with business locally: it is assisting AXA Brasil to register as a foreign reinsurer with regulator the Superindendency of Banking and Insurance (SBS), and recently concluded a $60m claim in the construction sector on behalf of another well-known international reinsurer. The firm’s premier reputation in this field is largely the result of Enrique Ferrando, who is ‘very well known in international forums’. He is supported by capable senior associates Gabriel Loli León and Rabeth Pareja Torres. The firm has ‘good people to work within international teams’ and is ‘ready to respond’.

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Peru: Insurance & Reinsurance

This country-specific Q&A gives a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of insurance & reinsurance law in the  Peru . It addresses topics such as  contract regulation, licensing, penalties, policyholder protection, alternative dispute resolution  as well as personal insight and opinion as to the future of the insurance market over the next five years. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Insurance & Reinsurance. [Continue Reading]

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