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Peru

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

The four-partner team at Hernández & Cía. Abogados, led by respected corporate and finance lawyer Juan Luis Hernández, attracts impressive clients including Goldman Sachs, Banco Santander, The Vanguard Group and Chubb Seguros, and works regularly alongside leading UK and US law firms seeking Peruvian advice. Those instructing are ‘very satisfied’, particularly with industry knowledge, response times and the firm’s quality-to-price ratio. The team acted for Credicorp Capital Servicios Financieros on the $46.8m structured finance extended to electricity distributor Electro Dunas and an associated $14m granted to Peru Power. Project finance work included acting for Natixis alongside Clifford Chance on the $51m loan granted to Peruana de Inversiones en Energías Renovables, which owns the concession to develop the 19.8MW Manta hydropower plant in Ancash, Peru.

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Juan Luis Hernández - Hernández & Cía. Abogados

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

Hernández & Cía. Abogados showcases its expertise with its lead role as adviser to Chubb Seguros Peru in the re-profiling of $52m debt held with Graña y Montero, a matter led by Juan Luis Hernández and Jorge Luis Zubiate. The pair also advised Chubb on its $144m debt held with Odebrecht. The firm’s enviable client base includes Banco Internacional del Perú – Interbank, which it represents on an ongoing basis concerning debt refinancing, liquidation matters and bankruptcy procedures.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

Hernández & Cía. Abogados provides advertising, unfair competition, regulatory and antitrust advice to an enviable roster of clients, including Procter & Gamble, Backus-AB Inbev (Peru’s largest brewery), telecom group Bitel and Scotiabank. It was the firm of choice when the China Latin America Investment Fund sought to compile a comprehensive report on antitrust law in Peru; and continues to represent CORSERSAC in INDECOPI’s landmark price-fixing investigation into the gas industry. Enrique Cavero heads the team.

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

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

A bullish year for Hernández & Cía. Abogados saw it gain trophy clients Graña y Montero (GyM), Backus (part of the ABInbev Group), Chubb Seguros and mining company Hudbay Minerals, all of which instruct the firm for everyday corporate matters. For example, the firm is providing general corporate advice, including capital markets regulatory and corporate governance issues, to construction giant GyM in the wake of its involvement in the Lava Jato case. Other stellar clients include Proctor & Gamble, Hermes and Kodak, which take advantage of the firm’s market-leading tax practice to complement its corporate advice. On the transaction front, the firm acted for beer company Ambev Peru, also part of the global AB InBev Group, on the $42.5m transfer of its Huachipa beer manufacturing and bottling plant to CBC Peruna. Practice head Juan Luis Hernández led the advice, assisted by Alfredo Filomeno and tax partner Leonardo López. In other deals, José Manuel Abastos led Peruvian advice to Sealed Air Corporation regarding its $3.2bn global sale of Diversey’s care, hygiene and cleaning businesses to Bain Capital Private Equity. Other names to note are Diego Carrión and Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui; the team has also bulked up with associate-level lateral hires.

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Juan Luis Hernández - Hernández & Cía. Abogados

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

Hernández & Cía. Abogados has augmented its commercial disputes practice with the hire of Gonzalo del Río from Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria, together with four associates from a variety of well-known firms, bringing in-demand white collar crime expertise to the firm. Most notably, del Río’s new criminal practice has hit the ground running, acting for former Peruvian president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in an investigation by the Peruvian Congress into his possible relations with the Lava Jato case. Along with leading corporate lawyer Juan Luis Hernández, del Río is also acting for prized-client, Graña y Montero regarding its role in the same corruption scandal, undoubtedly the largest white-collar crime matter in the country’s history. The firm is also advising in a number of very high-value commercial disputes.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

A significantly bolstered team at Hernández & Cía. Abogados now includes partners Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino and Miyanou Dufour plus eight associates from Osterling Abogados, which closed its environmental practice, and a further senior associate from García Sayán Abogados. Head of practice Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui is leading advice to Terminal Internacional del Sur on administrative sanction proceedings brought by environment regulator OEFA; he also provided environmental advice to the government in its arbitration with Bear Creek Mining. Dufour has ‘deep knowledge of a client’s activities’; Huertas del Pino provides ‘solid legal argument’. Clients include local subsidiaries of HudBay, Río Tinto and Procter & Gamble.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

Hernández & Cía. Abogados continues to score litigation successes before the courts and regulatory bodies, securing a $1.6m award for client MG Conceptous in a copyright claim against Coca-Cola. Advisory work included acting for Facebook on the IP aspects of a new social media platform for Peruvian corporations and government agencies. Competition and IP specialist Enrique Cavero heads the practice and leads on the majority of matters.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

A ‘very well-consolidated’ team at Hernández & Cía. Abogados provides ‘efficient solutions’ and ‘fast, personalised support’ to clients. In particular, ‘proactive’ practice head Michael Vidal has ‘excellent ability to solve problems’ and leads five associates on a diverse range of matters for a growing client base. The team is advising Pluspetrol Peru on collective bargaining procedures that may set a precedent for the whole oil and gas industry; and is representing insurance company Interseguro in litigation concerning social security payments. A diverse array of clients includes Hudbay Minerals, Michael Page International and Proctor & Gamble.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

Hernández & Cía. Abogados brings its notable power expertise to the projects arena, as demonstrated by roles in the Cajamarca Norte-Carhuaquero 220kV transmission line and substations project, where it is acting for the concessionaire, and its representation of Interbank in a project financing for the Zaña hydropower plant project – both matters were led by Brendan Oviedo. However, the team’s expertise extends to other sectors, including transport, ports and telecoms, for example. Alfredo Filomeno advised Banco Santander in long-term financing for the repair and maintenance of the Longitudinal de la Sierra highway (Section 2), total value $552m; and Ricardo Luque and Enrique Cavero continue to advise Hudbury Peru on improvements to its Chumbivilcas copper mine.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

Clients at Hernández & Cía. Abogados appreciate the firm’s ‘in-depth analysis of the cases entrusted to them’, its responsiveness, attentiveness and ‘ability to adapt to the client’s requirements.’ The practice now benefits from the land law capability of its new mining team hired from Osterling Abogados, comprising partners Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino and Miyanou Dufour and three associates, all with real estate capability. Of the new recruits, senior associate Angela Salazar is praised for her ‘specialised knowledge of real estate law and regulations and ability to find solutions’. The firm advised Condominios Ecológicos Asia del Campo on the acquisition of a 280,000m² plot for a condominium development in the Asia district of Lima.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

Hernández & Cía. Abogados is an undisputed leader in the field, the result of years of focus and a premier team of experts comprising four specialist partners and a hefty pool of ten associates, led by name partner Luis Hernández, ‘the father of tax lawyers in Peru’. The firm excels in all aspects of tax law, from transactional and advisory to litigious matters, and is called upon by a raft of leading international and domestic companies to provide day-to-day tax support, such as Goldman Sachs, Procter and Gamble, Grupo Telefónica and Backus AB InBev. Recent transactional work included advising Sealed Air Corporation on the Peruvian aspects of its global $3.4bn sale of Diversey Care to Bain Capital, advice led by the consistently recommended Fernando Núñez. Advisory work included acting for Intéligo on the structuring of several Peruvian trusts which will issue tax efficient bonds to Peruvian clients; and representing high-net and ultra-high-net-worth individuals on the tax amnesty programme introduced by the Peruvian government during 2017. Contentious work saw Hernández representing a number of heavyweight Peruvian companies in administrative and judicial proceedings against the Tax Administration. Milagros Bustillos and Leonardo López are other key members of the team.

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Fernando Núñez - Hernández & Cía. Abogados

Luis Hernández - Hernández & Cía. Abogados

Next generation lawyers

Roxana Terrones - Hernández & Cía. Abogados

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Peru: Energy and natural resources

Electricity
Energy and natural resources: electricity - ranked: tier 2

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

Hernández & Cía. Abogados has a ‘very high level of service in this sector’ and according to one client, is ‘probably the best in the country’. Brendan Oviedo and his team of experienced associates, including Romina Stucchi and Evelyn López, are praised for their ‘deep knowledge of the sector and great human qualities’, with notable expertise in regulatory matters. The firm is advising Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Santa Ana on the construction of the 20MW Renovandes H1 hydropower plant project; and also handled the finance on behalf of Natixis for the $51m, 19.8MW Manta hydropower plant project. An extensive client roster of financiers and power and infrastructure companies includes Ferrovial, Enel Green Power and Interbank.

Next generation lawyers

Romina Stucchi - Hernández & Cía. Abogados

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Mining
Energy and natural resources: mining - ranked: tier 2

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

Hernández & Cía. Abogados draws praise for its ‘exceptional service’ and ‘deep knowledge’, both of the industry and client projects. It swelled its team by a mighty ten lawyers in 2017, hiring partners Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino and Miyanou Dufour plus eight associates from Osterling Abogados, markedly augmenting both its expertise, strength-in-depth and client roster. Dufour is lauded for his ‘sharpness of analysis’ and ‘creativity in solutions’, while Huertas del Pino has ‘extensive experience’. They join head of practice Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui, who recently provided Peruvian mining law advice to the State in arbitration under ICSID rules brought by Bear Creek Mining Corporation, which claimed $522m over the Santa Ana mining project, but was ultimately awarded $30m. He also led advice to Hudbay Peru on its $46m acquisition of a five-year mining assignment and transfer option for mining concessions belonging to Compañía Minera María Reina and concerning the Katanga mining project. Río Tinto Minera, Compañía Minera Antamina and Orion Mine Finance are clients.

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Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui - Hernández & Cía. Abogados

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