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Rubio Leguía Normand

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

Peru

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Rubio Leguía Normand

Rubio Leguía Normand has rebuilt an ‘impressive’ banking and finance practice that acts for both lenders and corporate borrowers, and demonstrates expertise in bilateral and syndicated loans, structured finance, securitizations and derivative transactions on the local and international market. Team head Carlos Arata, who is ‘responsive and knowledgable’, has extensive experience in the financing of projects, and recently advised Credicorp Capital, and Banco de Crédito del Perú, as structuring agent and lender respectively, in a $22m non-recourse loan to Gre Ves for the construction of an industrial logistics park in Lima. On the borrower side, the team advised Minera Chinalco on the review and negotiation of financing documentation in relation to an international loan facility granted by ICBC Dubai. New clients include Banco Sabadel, JP Morgan Chase, China Development Bank, and Triple Flag Mining.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Rubio Leguía Normand

Rubio Leguía Normand’s ‘quality practice’ is highly active in infrastructure, mining, civil liability and torts disputes, and has experience in both judicial and arbitration proceedings. The ‘business savvyFausto Viale and Bruno Marchese, who co-lead the team, are representing major insurance company Pacífico Vida y Reaseguros–Credicorp in 19 civil claims, two constitutional disputes and three administrative proceedings. Marchese is also acting for Torres Unidas in 15 different proceedings against local governments in Peru concerning administrative rulings revoking its licences to construct new telecommunications towers. The mining sector is a significant source of instructions, and the firm regularly represents companies in claims over surface land rights, construction contracts, damages, and administrative decisions, both on the claimant and defendant side.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Rubio Leguía Normand

Environment law and climate change are core areas of expertise at Rubio Leguía Normand, which has strength across the full array of project development and corporate, financing and investment support matters. The team is led by mining expert Xennia Forno, who recently assisted Hoteles Costa del Sol with an audit of the environmental legal requirements applicable to its hotel located at Lima International Airport. She also advised Natura on the purchase of Verified Emission Reductions credit in the framework of a REDD+ project in the Amazon forest.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Rubio Leguía Normand

Rubio Leguía Normand strengthened the profile of its employment team in 2016 with the promotion of Armando Gutiérrez, Marlene Molero and Sandro Nuñez to the partnership, raising the number of labour partners to four. The practice is led by Víctor Ferro, who is often consulted by both law and policy makers on labour matters, and recently represented Minera Yanacocha in two collective bargaining processes – one of them involving a successful arbitration hearing. Molero’s recent matters include providing immigration services to companies including Lan Perú, Metro de Lima and Hitachi Rail Italy; while Núñez and Gutiérrez represented American Airlines, Lan Perú and Avianca in 98 labour-related legal proceedings.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Rubio Leguía Normand

Rubio Leguía Normand’s projects and infrastructure practice is highly regarded for its expertise in bidding processes, financing structures and development matters in relation to toll road, sanitation, water treatment, hospital and energy projects. Milagros Maraví is widely regarded as a leading name for regulatory matters, and recently advised Graña y Montero as a bidder in the tender process for the $600m concession of the construction, operation and maintenance of Lima’s drinking water supply. Carlos Arata is busy on the financing side, and is assisting China Development Bank, as lender, with the structuring of a $600m credit facility to Shougang Mining for the expansion of its Marcona Project. He is also counsel to Constructora Málaga on the development and financing of two hydroelectric power plants. Other clients include Corporación Andina de Fomento, Cosapi, IBT Group, and Minera Chinalco Perú.

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

Rubio Leguía Normand

The ‘proactive and creative’ team at Rubio Leguía Normand excels at public bidding processes and regulatory policy matters, and is able to draw clients from both the public and the private sectors. Key practitioner Milagros Maraví has considerable experience, and acted for Graña y Montero on its bid for the concession rights to design, build, operate and maintain Lima’s drinking water supply; she is also advising the consortium formed by Cosapi, Pizzarotti, and Torres Camara on a bidding process for the award of the concession agreement for the Tren Huancayo-Huancavelica project. In an illustration of her administrative law expertise, Maraví advised the government on its legislative proposals to amend the General Administrative Procedure Act, and other related bills for administrative simplification. Also recommended are principal associates Arturo Ruiz and Milagros Mendoza, as well as senior associate Maribel Principe.

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

At Rubio Leguía Normand, Bruno Marchese and Milagros Maraví’s ‘solid and extremely capable’ real estate team provides an ‘undisputable high level of service’. The department is well known for its diverse experience, but it particularly shines in the projects, construction and infrastructure space. Maraví is praised for her ‘vast capabilities and expertise’, and is advising the British-Peruvian Cultural Association on land acquisitions for the establishment of language and cultural centres. The ‘very knowledgeable’ associate Carolina Saénz leads on many of the team’s key mandates; together with the firm’s tax team, she is currently advising Asociación Los Andes de Cajamarca on the development of El Tingo hospital in one of the poorest regions of Cajamarca, and the Chugur hospital in Hualgayoc. Other clients include Morinda Worldwide, Cinemark del Perú and Minera Yanacocha. Associate Maribel Principe is also recommended.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Rubio Leguía Normand

In 2016, Rubio Leguía Normand promoted Kelly Pérez to the partnership, raising the number of dedicated tax partners to three. Co-led by Marilú Pedraza and César Luna-Victoria, the practice has strong skill sets across a broad range of corporate tax matters, with tax planning, transfer pricing, restructuring and related litigation all areas of expertise. The mining, energy and finance sectors are a major source of work, and the team regularly advises on the tax aspects of large infrastructure projects. In an example of such work, Pedraza and consultant Gilberto Ramos acted for Metro de Lima Línea 2 in a tax audit procedure brought by the Peruvian Tax Authority and that challenges a VAT tax credit in relation to purchased goods and services. Ramos is also advising Enel Green Power Peru on its access to the Special VAT Early Recovery Regime. Associate Karen Temoche has particular expertise in the energy, hydrocarbon and gas industries.

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Peru: Energy and natural resources

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

Rubio Leguía Normand

Rubio Leguía Normand’s wide mix of mandates encompasses project exploration, financing, negotiation of joint ventures, project development, M&A and energy supply agreements; and its impressive client roster includes Newmont Mining Corporation, Barrick Gold, Anglo American, Aluminum Corporation of China, Gold Fields and Lundin Mining Corporation. Practice co-head and leading practitioner Xennia Forno advised Triple Flag Mining Finance on the execution of a silver streaming agreement with Milpo UK, in relation to silver production at poly-metallic zinc mine Cerro Lindo; partner Carlos Arata advised on the corporate finance side. Forno and highly regarded senior associate Miguel Ángel Soto provide ongoing advice to Votorantim Metais in relation to its metals refinery, including compliance matters and litigation before mining authorities and judiciary bodies. Practice co-head Emil Ruppert is now a counsel at the firm and is primarily involved in arbitral matters.

Leading lawyers

Xennia Forno - Rubio Leguía Normand

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