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Rubio Leguía Normand

AVENIDA DOS DE MAYO 1321, SAN ISIDRO, LIMA 27, PERU
Tel:
Work +51 1 208 3000
Fax:
Fax +51 1 442 3511
Email:
Web:
www.rubio.pe

Peru

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Rubio Leguía Normand

The ‘very professionalRubio Leguía Normand handles sophisticated transactions on behalf of domestic and international banks and corporates, as evidenced by its work for insurance company Pacífico Entidad Prestadora de Salud, which the team advised on its inaugural $123m bond offering. The firm also represented Interbank on its $22.4m leaseback financing to mining company Hudbay Perú; and advised Credicorp Capital (as structuring agent), and Banco de Crédito del Perú (as lender), on a $28m financing for fishing company Compañia Pesquera del Pacífico Centro. The team, noted for its ‘precise advice’ and ‘quick response times’, is led by Carlos Arata and expanded its associate-level strength with three lateral hires, including senior associate Eliana Peláez from Benites, Vargas & Ugaz.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Rubio Leguía Normand

Rubio Leguía Normand is consistently recommended by clients for its skill in disputes work, and according to one well-known company, has ‘among the very best litigation teams.’ In particular, head partner Bruno Marchese is a ‘highly-regarded professional, responsive and someone you can trust’. Indicative of the expertise of the practice, it has been instructed by the State, alongside White & Case LLP Washington, regarding $1.6bn in claims brought by Gramercy Funds Management and Gramercy Peru Holdings concerning historical ‘Agrarian Reform Bonds’ issued as compensation following land redistribution in 1960s. Fellow key partner Fausto Viale is leading advice to Anglo American Quellaveco concerning land disputes related to the Quellaveco mining project. Other clients include American Airlines.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Rubio Leguía Normand

Rubio Leguía Normand provides a ‘great legal service’ characterised by its knowledge and experience of environmental issues, particularly in the mining sector. However, as demonstrated by its caseload, the firm advises across a diverse range of industries: it is providing environmental and safety audits for AGP Perú and Villa Andina concerning their respective glass manufacturing plant and organic food processing plants. Other clients include Southern Peaks Mining, Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Santa Ana and Minera Barrick. Mining duo Xennia Forno and senior associate Miguel Ángel Soto are both highlighted for their knowledge and experience.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Rubio Leguía Normand

Rubio Leguía Normand excels in this field, its broad practice including a new gender and diversity sub-area which is advising Interbank and Anglo American Peru among others. Mainstream work includes acting for American Airlines, Pluspetrol Norte and Lan Perú on multiple and diverse litigious matters, wherein the firm stakes claim to a 90% success rate. Collective bargaining work was recently undertaken for Minera Yanacocha, while the team also advised Metro de Lima and Hitachi Rail Italy on immigration matters. At the helm, Víctor Ferro is respected across the market and is assisted by three experienced labour partners and 16 associates. Sandro Núñez is singled-out for his expertise.

Leading lawyers

Víctor Ferro - Rubio Leguía Normand

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 3

Rubio Leguía Normand

Rubio Leguía Normand is instructed in many key projects across a range of industries; its eight-strong team is led by leading public law specialist Milagros Maraví with support from ‘good lawyer’ Carlos Arata, who is strong in finance. Matters include acting for the consortium comprising Obrainsa, Astaldi and Egis companies in its bid for the concession contract for the Longitudinal de la Sierra highway (Section 4), and continued representation of Graña y Montero in its bid for the development and maintenance of Lima’s water supply.

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Public law and regulation
Public law and regulation - ranked: tier 1

Rubio Leguía Normand

ExcellentRubio Leguía Normand is a regular at the forefront of headline public service contracts and projects on behalf of some of the country’s largest companies and public entities. It excels in all areas of administrative, regulatory and compliance across a range of sectors, including infrastructure, energy, sanitation, roads, railroads, education, health and irrigation, where it ‘knows the subjects very well’ and ‘gives good advice’. Head of practice Milagros Maraví is widely acknowledged as a leader in the field and consistently recommended by clients for her knowledge and quality of service, which is ‘personalised’, while members of the team as a whole are ‘all amazing’. They include principal associates Arturo Ruiz and Milagros Mendoza. The firm is advising Veolia Servicios Peru on its ‘Great Clean Market’ self-financed private initiative awarded by the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima, while contentious work includes acting for Torres Unidas in multiple proceedings before the INDECOPI against various municipalities concerning the acquisition, installation and maintenance of passive infrastructure for the provision of public telecommunications services. The Metropolitan Municipality of Lima is a client.

Leading lawyers

Milagros Maraví - Rubio Leguía Normand

Next generation lawyers

Arturo Ruiz - Rubio Leguía Normand

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Rubio Leguía Normand

Rubio Leguía Normand advises on high-profile matters of significant public interest, for example, acting for Asociación Los Andes de Cajamarca on its Bellavista project to develop housing and improve living conditions in deprived parts of the Cajamarca Region; and advising Minera Yanacocha on its Los Eucaliptos project to construct urbanisation for Yanacocha’s workers as part of its social responsibility agenda. Interbank, Cinemark del Perú and Minera Barrick Misquichilca are clients. The firm is praised for its ‘knowledge of the industry and a very solid multidisciplinary team’ which is led by consistently recommended principal associate Carolina Sáenz.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Rubio Leguía Normand

Rubio Leguía Normand has a successful standalone practice focused on strategically-important litigation and advisory work for large companies. It is acting for a number of high asset-owning families on the new tax amnesty regulations and representing Entel Bolivia on the cross-border tax and customs issues of its multimillion-dollar internet fibre optic project which involves Peruvian territory. On the litigation front, the firm successfully acted for Minera Yanacocha before the tax courts in a precedent-setting case concerning the limitation period. The 12-lawyer team is co-led by three partners and a counsel, of which partner Kelly Pérez stands out for her leading role in key matters.

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Peru: Energy and natural resources

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

Rubio Leguía Normand

Good to work with’, Rubio Leguía Normand provides ‘great legal service’ and department head Xennia Forno has ‘great knowledge and experience in the mining sector as well as a really good relationship with mining authorities’. Clients also highlight associate Miguel Ángel Soto, who is a ‘great young lawyer with knowledge and experience’. Soto led advice to Jinzhao Mining on the optimisation of the Pampa de Pongo project, including modification of the original construction design of the mine. Nexa Resources, Bear Creek Mining, Southern Peaks Mining and Gold Fields all instruct the firm.

Leading lawyers

Xennia Forno - Rubio Leguía Normand

Next generation lawyers

Miguel Ángel Soto - Rubio Leguía Normand

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