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Peru

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados has ‘complete knowledge of the industry’, is ‘totally reliable in every way’ and has a ‘commitment to push the transaction to meet the established deadlines’. In a great year for the practice, it acted for key client the Republic of Peru on its landmark PEN$10.5bn sovereign bond issue, the first sovereign offering by the country to be cleared and settled through the Euroclear system; practice co-head Fátima De Romaña and recently made-up Patricia Brocos led on the deal. In another headline matter, the pair represented the joint book runners, including Goldman Sachs and HSBC Securities, in Petroperú’s landmark $2bn debut international bond offering. Bruno Gonzáles is very experienced and Freddy Escobar is ‘not only a very good lawyer but his personal skill is a perfect fit’. Well-known figure Jorge Lazo co-leads the practice.

Leading lawyers

Fátima De Romaña - Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 2

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados boasts the talents of former INDECOPI commissioner Joselyn Olaechea, an ‘extraordinary professional’ who leads the practice together with senior associate Carlos Rojas, who also has in-house experience at INDECOPI. Capitalising on Olaechea’s network, the firm is expanding both its caseload and client roster – the team is assisting Facebook with ongoing compliance and Grupo Breca and Lima International Airports are new clients. Fernando Salhuana is experienced.

Next generation lawyers

Carlos Rojas - Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados squares up against much larger firms in a number of transactions, its ‘young team’ proving its capability in significant deals. For example, it acted for Synlab Diagnosticos Globales opposite Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados on its $20m acquisition of Medlab Cantella Colichón, effectively Synlab’s first venture in Peru. Practice head Jorge Lazo led advice to individual Eduardo Zagazeta Nolasco regarding the $18m sale of his 24% stake in Netline Perú to Chile’s GTD Inversiones and its Peruvian subsidiary, Wigo, where the purchaser was advised by Garrigues. Other clients of the firm include Cemex Peru, Arthur J Gallagher Peru, Corredores de Seguros and Kaercher Peru, while key members of the team also include Victor Lazo and senior associates Claudia Távara and Luis Lazo.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

The three-year-old environmental practice at Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados has ‘great development potential in the Peruvian and regional legal market’ thanks to the pedigree of its experienced senior associate team: co-head of the practice Juan Manuel Pazos ‘differentiates himself from other lawyers by finding intelligent, effective and creative solutions in cases of extreme complexity’; fellow co-head Julián Li is noted for his water-law expertise and ‘embodies the best of the environmental and natural resources area, a leader with values and great professional training’. An impressive 50% growth in the team’s client base saw Fenix Power Peru, Lima Airport Partners and Peru LNG, among others, instruct the team; it successfully defended Cemex Peru in administrative sanctioning procedures regarding four separate environmental breaches, avoiding a $1.2m fine.

Next generation lawyers

Juan Manuel Pazos - Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

Julián Li - Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados fields a multidisciplinary team led by leading finance lawyer Fátima De Romaña who bring regulatory, dispute resolution and corporate know-how to the insurance sector. The team handles investment and compliance matters for both Rímac Seguros y Reaseguros and Pacífico Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros, while other clients include BNP Paribas Cardif Peru and Gallagher Jao Corredores de Reaseguros.

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

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

The team at Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados is ‘very professional with great knowledge of Peruvian public law and regulation’. Led by very capable senior associate Laura Francia, the firm enjoys a broad caseload of administrative and regulatory matters and is defending the Lima Bar (Colegio de Abogados de Lima) in an appeal before INDECOPI concerning allegations of bureaucratic barriers. Senior associate Maurice Saux is a ‘problem solver’ who is ‘always prepared to weigh different alternatives’.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados receives great praise from clients for its ‘excellent level of service’ which ‘always goes the extra mile’ and lawyers who are ‘always there when we needed information or their presence’. Clients also cite the firm’s industry knowledge and commercial approach that ‘never forgets the bigger picture’. A quality client list includes Compañía Minera Zafranal, developer Inversiones Centenario and petrol pump chain Grupo ABG. Head of practice José Antonio Jaramillo is ‘objective, gives clarity and finds solutions when things get complicated’. Stand out senior associate Luis Aliaga is ‘very intelligent, diligent and responsive’.

Next generation lawyers

Luis Aliaga - Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

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