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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

According to clients, Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados’ Alfredo Bullard is ‘one of the best international arbitration practitioners in Latin America’, regularly acting as both an arbitrator and as counsel; his colleague Huáscar Ezcurra is also ‘a very seasoned arbitration specialist’. Miranda & Amado is noted for its expertise in the oil and gas, construction and transport sectors, and the team includes a number of highly regarded practitioners, such as José Daniel Amado, Mauricio Raffo, Luis Miranda and the ‘up-and-coming’ Martín Chocano. At Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados, Alejandro Manayalle ‘understands the business concerns of his clients and is able to effectively advocate to achieve their goals’; José Tam and Luis Bedoya are further names to note. The team handles a mix of commercial arbitration and investment treaty disputes. Juan José Cárdenas at Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is ‘extremely hard-working, business savvy, and a solid legal thinker’. President of the Peruvian Arbitration Institute, Carlos Soto is also noted.

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Peru

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas’ offers a considerable depth of expertise across the full spectrum of banking and finance work. It is ‘top of the line in these and other matters’, ‘very proactive’ and ‘dedicated’ and demonstrating a ‘commitment and real interest in our requirements’. Head of practice and a market leader, Rafael Alcázar is ‘very business savvy’, has ‘tremendous knowledge and experience’ and is, moreover, very hands on, leading many mandates. An extensive deal list includes acting for HudBay Minerals and Hudbay Peru on amendments to its combined $550m credit facilities, a mandate led by Luis Miguel Elías, while capital markets work included the design and launch of an inaugural FIRBI (real estate investment fund) on behalf of W Capital SAFI, as regulated fund manager, and Hunter Capital, as external manager. The firm acts for JP Morgan Chase and Bank of China on regulatory matters. Other key individuals include Alberto Rebaza, Juan José Cárdenas and Felipe Boisset; senior associate Gonzalo Soriano left the firm for an in-house position at CAF, the Latin American development bank.

Leading lawyers

Rafael Alcázar - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Next generation lawyers

Álvaro Castro Lora - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 1

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas’ full-time, dedicated team is ‘without doubt, the best in Peru in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings’ and the ‘value of their work exceeds the costs by far’. At the helm is expert duo Gonzalo De las Casas, a corporate bankruptcy specialist, and José Antonio Jimenez, who shines in private restructurings, insolvency and liquidation proceedings. Daniel Gonzales was made partner. The team is advising a new client of the practice, Graña y Montero, on the negotiation of a private restructuring with various subcontractors (liabilities approximately $53m-$200m) following the government’s termination of GyM’s concession contract to build Peru’s Southern gas pipeline. Other clients of the practice, where ‘the job is always well done’, include: Glencore International, Termochilca and electrical infrastructure construction company, C.A.M.E. Contratistas y Servicios Generales.

Leading lawyers

Gonzalo de las Casas - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

José Antonio Jiménez - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Next generation lawyers

Ricardo Cárdenas - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Top-notch in the Peruvian legal market’, Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has ‘vast experience in transactions’ and ‘refreshing business sense’. In particular, clients report the firm’s ability to resolve complex issues so as to drive deals forward, and laud its ‘proactivity, tact and efficient communication’ with counterparties to facilitate transactions. Another stand-out feature of the practice is the seamless relation between corporate and tax departments: ‘their tax practice for transactional services truly complements their M&A practice’. Unsurprisingly, the firm earns a considerable market share of top-drawer instructions: it acted for Glencore International on its $956m acquisition of a controlling stake in Volcan Compañia Minera, the mining sector’s largest transaction in recent years. The firm also advised Grupo Pecsa on its sale of 90% of its service-station business to Primax; and represented Grupo Wiese and Sura Asset Management on the $268m sale of their insurance and mortgage companies to Intercorp Financial Services. Leadership of the team is shared between ‘senior statesman’ of Peruvian corporate law Alberto Rebaza and Felipe Boisset, who ‘knows when to be tough and when to be flexible’. Other partners include ‘committed’ Alexandra Orbezo and the recently made-up Daniel Gonzales, who ‘always finds creative solutions’. The firm is cultivating a strong bench at associate level, among whom Lucía Ochoa has assisted with a number of key mandates, as has Fiorella Atoche, while María Fernanda Gadea advised on both the Glencore and Grupo Pecsa deals.

Leading lawyers

Alberto Rebaza - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Felipe Boisset - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Next generation lawyers

Daniel Gonzales - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Leading corporate and M&A firm Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has significant capability in contentious work, where it offers ‘optimum’ service and ‘provides solutions’. Notably, it boasts a significant criminal practice led by the ‘analytical’ Augusto Loli, who directs seven other white-collar crime specialists. They include Percy García and César Pantoja, who have 53 years’ corporate-crime experience between them. Loli is leading advice to Banco de Crédito del Perú in relation to fraud investigations. Meanwhile, the commercial disputes practice was boosted by the hire of new head Roger Zavaleta from Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados; among other skills, Zavaleta is experienced in international and domestic arbitration. Enfoca SAFI, Graña y Montero Ferrovías and Glencore Minera subsidiary Perubar are all clients.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas supports its stellar corporate client base with a comprehensive labour law service, handling both contentious and non-contentious matters under the leadership of experienced practitioner María Haydée Zegarra. A varied caseload during the past year included advice to a leading company in the fishing industry on its collective severance program and acting for a regional airline in multiple judicial proceedings. Senior associates Omar Díaz and Elizene Vásquez de Velasco are recommended.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 3

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has an ‘in-depth knowledge of the infrastructure business, not only in Peru but also in the region’ and delivers an ‘outstanding’ service. It acted for the Dutch investment fund that loaned $34m to APM Terminals Callao for financing the second stage of Callao port’s multipurpose North Terminal; and represented government agency Proinversión on the bidding process for the $94m Amazonian Waterway project, awarded to Sinohydro Corporation in what was the first PPP project to be awarded to a Chinese company in Peru. Juan José Cárdenas and María Luisa Peña demonstrate ‘broad expertise in the market’ and have ‘arranged a very strong and diverse team’.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is ‘much better than others’ and ‘on another level’. It excels in corporate support, but also has a steady flow of tax compliance matters, day-to-day advisory work and tax litigation, where the ‘overall level of service is excellent’. Highlights included acting for Glencore on its $31m acquisition of the Contonga mine and other non-Peruvian assets from Nyrsta; and advising JP Morgan Private Bank and EFG Capital International Corporation on establishing their tax amnesty process for Peruvian clients. Department head Camilo Maruy is recommended and leads a team of four associates.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

According to clients, Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados’ Alfredo Bullard is ‘one of the best international arbitration practitioners in Latin America’, regularly acting as both an arbitrator and as counsel; his colleague Huáscar Ezcurra is also ‘a very seasoned arbitration specialist’. Miranda & Amado is noted for its expertise in the oil and gas, construction and transport sectors, and the team includes a number of highly regarded practitioners, such as José Daniel Amado, Mauricio Raffo, Luis Miranda and the ‘up-and-coming’ Martín Chocano. At Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados, Alejandro Manayalle ‘understands the business concerns of his clients and is able to effectively advocate to achieve their goals’; José Tam and Luis Bedoya are further names to note. The team handles a mix of commercial arbitration and investment treaty disputes. Juan José Cárdenas at Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is ‘extremely hard-working, business savvy, and a solid legal thinker’. President of the Peruvian Arbitration Institute, Carlos Soto is also noted.

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Peru

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas’ offers a considerable depth of expertise across the full spectrum of banking and finance work. It is ‘top of the line in these and other matters’, ‘very proactive’ and ‘dedicated’ and demonstrating a ‘commitment and real interest in our requirements’. Head of practice and a market leader, Rafael Alcázar is ‘very business savvy’, has ‘tremendous knowledge and experience’ and is, moreover, very hands on, leading many mandates. An extensive deal list includes acting for HudBay Minerals and Hudbay Peru on amendments to its combined $550m credit facilities, a mandate led by Luis Miguel Elías, while capital markets work included the design and launch of an inaugural FIRBI (real estate investment fund) on behalf of W Capital SAFI, as regulated fund manager, and Hunter Capital, as external manager. The firm acts for JP Morgan Chase and Bank of China on regulatory matters. Other key individuals include Alberto Rebaza, Juan José Cárdenas and Felipe Boisset; senior associate Gonzalo Soriano left the firm for an in-house position at CAF, the Latin American development bank.

Leading lawyers

Rafael Alcázar - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Next generation lawyers

Álvaro Castro Lora - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 1

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas’ full-time, dedicated team is ‘without doubt, the best in Peru in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings’ and the ‘value of their work exceeds the costs by far’. At the helm is expert duo Gonzalo De las Casas, a corporate bankruptcy specialist, and José Antonio Jimenez, who shines in private restructurings, insolvency and liquidation proceedings. Daniel Gonzales was made partner. The team is advising a new client of the practice, Graña y Montero, on the negotiation of a private restructuring with various subcontractors (liabilities approximately $53m-$200m) following the government’s termination of GyM’s concession contract to build Peru’s Southern gas pipeline. Other clients of the practice, where ‘the job is always well done’, include: Glencore International, Termochilca and electrical infrastructure construction company, C.A.M.E. Contratistas y Servicios Generales.

Leading lawyers

Gonzalo de las Casas - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

José Antonio Jiménez - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Next generation lawyers

Ricardo Cárdenas - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Top-notch in the Peruvian legal market’, Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has ‘vast experience in transactions’ and ‘refreshing business sense’. In particular, clients report the firm’s ability to resolve complex issues so as to drive deals forward, and laud its ‘proactivity, tact and efficient communication’ with counterparties to facilitate transactions. Another stand-out feature of the practice is the seamless relation between corporate and tax departments: ‘their tax practice for transactional services truly complements their M&A practice’. Unsurprisingly, the firm earns a considerable market share of top-drawer instructions: it acted for Glencore International on its $956m acquisition of a controlling stake in Volcan Compañia Minera, the mining sector’s largest transaction in recent years. The firm also advised Grupo Pecsa on its sale of 90% of its service-station business to Primax; and represented Grupo Wiese and Sura Asset Management on the $268m sale of their insurance and mortgage companies to Intercorp Financial Services. Leadership of the team is shared between ‘senior statesman’ of Peruvian corporate law Alberto Rebaza and Felipe Boisset, who ‘knows when to be tough and when to be flexible’. Other partners include ‘committed’ Alexandra Orbezo and the recently made-up Daniel Gonzales, who ‘always finds creative solutions’. The firm is cultivating a strong bench at associate level, among whom Lucía Ochoa has assisted with a number of key mandates, as has Fiorella Atoche, while María Fernanda Gadea advised on both the Glencore and Grupo Pecsa deals.

Leading lawyers

Alberto Rebaza - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Felipe Boisset - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Next generation lawyers

Daniel Gonzales - Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Leading corporate and M&A firm Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has significant capability in contentious work, where it offers ‘optimum’ service and ‘provides solutions’. Notably, it boasts a significant criminal practice led by the ‘analytical’ Augusto Loli, who directs seven other white-collar crime specialists. They include Percy García and César Pantoja, who have 53 years’ corporate-crime experience between them. Loli is leading advice to Banco de Crédito del Perú in relation to fraud investigations. Meanwhile, the commercial disputes practice was boosted by the hire of new head Roger Zavaleta from Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados; among other skills, Zavaleta is experienced in international and domestic arbitration. Enfoca SAFI, Graña y Montero Ferrovías and Glencore Minera subsidiary Perubar are all clients.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas supports its stellar corporate client base with a comprehensive labour law service, handling both contentious and non-contentious matters under the leadership of experienced practitioner María Haydée Zegarra. A varied caseload during the past year included advice to a leading company in the fishing industry on its collective severance program and acting for a regional airline in multiple judicial proceedings. Senior associates Omar Díaz and Elizene Vásquez de Velasco are recommended.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 3

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has an ‘in-depth knowledge of the infrastructure business, not only in Peru but also in the region’ and delivers an ‘outstanding’ service. It acted for the Dutch investment fund that loaned $34m to APM Terminals Callao for financing the second stage of Callao port’s multipurpose North Terminal; and represented government agency Proinversión on the bidding process for the $94m Amazonian Waterway project, awarded to Sinohydro Corporation in what was the first PPP project to be awarded to a Chinese company in Peru. Juan José Cárdenas and María Luisa Peña demonstrate ‘broad expertise in the market’ and have ‘arranged a very strong and diverse team’.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is ‘much better than others’ and ‘on another level’. It excels in corporate support, but also has a steady flow of tax compliance matters, day-to-day advisory work and tax litigation, where the ‘overall level of service is excellent’. Highlights included acting for Glencore on its $31m acquisition of the Contonga mine and other non-Peruvian assets from Nyrsta; and advising JP Morgan Private Bank and EFG Capital International Corporation on establishing their tax amnesty process for Peruvian clients. Department head Camilo Maruy is recommended and leads a team of four associates.

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