Corporate and M&A in Peru

Garrigues

Garrigues handles high-end M&A work for both large international and smaller domestic clients and is well placed to do so by virtue of fielding a number of New York-trained lawyers. The team’s multidisciplinary approach sees it draw on strength from practitioners in finance, capital markets and banking, and practice head Sergio Amiel -‘the best M&A lawyer in Peru‘ for some- is recommended for transactional matters, project development and finance, and capital markets work. Thomas Thorndike is also well known for finance matters but is also increasingly visible leading on high-profile corporate deals; while José Francisco Meier is the name to note for corporate, structured and project finance. A strong associate tier is led by principals Jorge Fuentes and Miluska Gutierrez Vega, along with senior Héctor Zegarra, all of whom undertake corporate M&A work, as well as banking and finance, project finance, and capital markets. Isabella Barba Cavigiolo, who joined as associate from an in-house role at Banco de Crédito del Perú, is currently undertaking her LLM.

Practice head(s):

Sergio Amiel

Testimonials

‘Perfect balance between technical and commercial expertise‘.

‘Really smart and accessible‘.

‘The Garrigues team is undoubtedly superior to the teams of the other firms with which I have worked this year‘.

Apart from having experience and a technical level above the market, the common denominators are partners who get very involved in the project and ensure good quality’.

They have a good balance of men and women. It’s good to have different perspectives and to attack negotiations in different ways‘.

The lawyers below partner level manage projects very well‘.

Sergio Amiel is the best M&A lawyer in Peru‘.

‘This year we have seen two transactions, one where the counterparty was a local team and one where the counterparty was a US team; the management is different and the contractual structure too. Sergio Amiel handled both very well, he has a lot of experience doing it‘.

Key clients

Green Gold Forestry Peru

SC Johnson & Son del Perú

Playtech Lima

Grupo Romero

Liberty Latin America

Andean Telecom Partners

Quironsalud

Heineken

Limba Services

Intercorp Financial Services

Nexus Group

Colca Capital

Vira Capital

Grupo GTD

Wigo

SK Innovation

Veolia

Prosegur

Andino Investment Holdings

Inmobiliaria Huanwill

Jamestown

GSS Peru

Special New Fruit Licensing Peru

Family Farms Peru

Rentaequipos Leasing Perú

Beat

CCLA Desarrollo y Rentas Urbanas

Work highlights

  • Advised Grupo Romero on the sale of a majority stake in Ransa Comercial Group (21 companies with headquarters in Peru and with operations in various countries in South and Central America) to HIG Capital.
  • Advised Corporación América Airports (CAAP) on the transfer of ownership between the shareholders of Aeropuertos Andinos del Peru (AAP), a public-private partnership that holds the concession for several airports in Peru.
  • Continuing to advise SK Innovation, as seller, on two purchase-and-sale agreements (SPAs) for the sale of Blocks 56 and 88 of Peru’s gas reservoirs to buyer Pluspetrol.

Miranda & Amado

The corporate M&A team at Miranda & Amado continues to be highly active on a range of significant local, cross-border and regional transactions, working both as lead counsel, and in tandem with large global law firms. The practice group's broad expertise encompasses joint ventures, corporate finance, reorganisations and the creation of new corporate structures along with transactional matters, and can also call on the firm’s strong banking, tax and disputes teams, among others. Roberto MacLean heads the group and brings corporate, finance and capital markets expertise to the fore, while Luis Miranda is recommended for sizeable international M&A transactions. Bruno Amiel and Nathalie Paredes also both lead on deals, with Amiel offering commercial, corporate and civil law expertise, and Paredes handling corporate and private equity deals in the real estate sector. A strong second line consists of corporate and M&A transaction-focused counsels, María Pía Talavera and Katherine Torres (both were promoted in January 2022); and senior associates Mariano Peró and Javier García, whose practices are centred on M&A, business reorganisations and corporate matters. 

Practice head(s):

Roberto MacLean

Testimonials

‘The legal services provided by Miranda & Amado favorably meet expectations, identifying the client’s needs, and carrying out effective legal proposals and solutions of high professional quality‘.

‘The lawyers of the Miranda law firm always provide legal solutions that cover all the legal or business aspects involved in the matter in charge, with clear legal knowledge of the issues and with a permanent disposition to attend to the client’s requests‘.

‘They provide introductions to industry proffesionals in-country to help you grow your business‘.

‘They provide legal and industry trends and analysis‘.

‘They look for value-added ways to run your bsuiness more efficiently with everything from tax advice to capital raising‘.

‘More female representation than other firms‘.

‘Associates have partner-level knowledge, skills and gravitis‘.

‘Partners give time and attention to clients that you would expect from an associate‘.

Key clients

Primax, Ransa and Alicorp (Grupo Romero companies)

Grupo Gloria

San Fernando

Talma

Vinci

TGP (Transportadora de Gas del Perú)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

TC Latin American Partners

Ripley Corp

Vanguard

Laureate Education

Engie

Paladin Realty Partners

Acon Investments

Banchile Inversiones

Exalmar

Beta

Intel

Experian

JC Decaux

IG4 Capital

Work highlights

  • Acted as counsel to Brazilian infrastructure investor IG4 Capital on launching a $58m tender offer on the Lima Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange in order to acquire a significant stake in Peruvian infrastructure company Aenza (formerly Graña y Montero).
  • Currently advising Engie on the internal reorganisation and subsequent sale of Engie Services Peru, as part of an international transaction for the sale of Engie Services Global (Equans) to Bouygues Group.
  • Advised Lumen Technologies on the sale of its business in Peru to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, as part of the Latin American acquisition of said business for the total sum of $2.7bn.

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados

Transactional powerhouse' Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados has ‘an international outlook and is able to work very well with other law firms in other countries’. As a large full-service firm, it is able to draw on broad experience when assisting with M&A transactions and is one of the most active practices in the country, in terms of M&A deal volume. Mauricio Olaya heads the practice and leads on many of the firm’s top deals; also a key practitioner, Juan Carlos Vélezbrilliantly manages to specify, in addition to the legal aspects, the economic, financial and commercial aspects of any transaction’. Senior partner Ricardo De la Piedra is also recommended; moreover, the partner level group was deepened further with the March-2021 hire of Víctor Lazo, who joined from Lazo, De Romaña & Bravo Abogados. At associate level, senior Diego Muñiz is noted for his considerable experience in general corporate advisory matters and cross-border transactions. The team was strengthened at this level too, with the arrival of Raúl Vizcarra – formerly a principal associate at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria – in August 2022.

Practice head(s):

Mauricio Olaya

Testimonials

‘The prices of the fees are quite accessible and they are proactive‘.

‘Juan Carlos Vélez is an excellent lawyer, wiht an impressive handling of negotiations‘.

‘We are very happy with the work of the Corporate/M&A area of Estudio Muñiz‘.

‘They have been a very important support for us during the pandemic and in recent years‘.

‘We believe that they have a diverse team with predictable billing over time, which is very important for our financial area‘.

‘It also has an international outlook, so is able to work very well with our other law firms in other countries‘.

‘Juan Carlos Velez, senior partner, brilliantly manages to specify, in addition to the legal aspects, the economic, financial and commercial aspects of any transaction‘.

‘They have a very close relationship with us‘.

Key clients

Arca Continental

Backus

Betsson

Celima

ContourGlobal

Daikin Applied

Dechini – DSE Ingenieria

Delosi

DSV Air & Sea

Dynamicall

Eli Lilly and Company

Etex Group

Fluxus

Ferreyros

Grupo HNG

Grupo Ibárcena

Grupo Romero

Invenergy Group

Laboratorios Sanfer

Maersk Group

Machu Picchu Foods

Moly-cop

Oben Holding Group

Open Mineral

Pharmaris

Pesquera Exalmar

Produmar

Redondos

Siucho Group

Sugo

Stefanini Group

Swissport

Tata Consultancy Services

Tasa

Veolia

Zest Capital Perú

Work highlights

  • Represented China Yangtze Power (CYP), a subsidiary of China Three Gorges, on the acquisition of a remaining stake in Luz del Sur for $568m.
  • Advised on the transfer of a 75% of Dynamicall, Peru’s lead contact centre company to transnational key player Webhelp for $53m.
  • Represented Betsson on the $34m acquisition of the business, operations and all related assets of Inkabet, which offers a sportsbook and casino gaming online in Peru.

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

The corporate team at Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados is well known for operating at the top of the market under the leadership of José Antonio Payet and Susan Castillo. Founding partner Payet focuses on commercial matters, M&A, and financial transactions, acting for both public and private companies. Castillo offers similar experience, with ancillary expertise in civil law, banking and finance, and capital markets. Other key partners include Juan José Cauvi, Alonso Rey and former principal associate Alan García Nores, who was raised to the partnership in January 2022. Senior associate Guillermo Arribas is also noted. Clients typically range from industrial buyers or sellers, investment banks, private equity firms or family-own conglomerates.

Practice head(s):

José Antonio Payet; Susan Castillo

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas takes the lead on large and complex M&A transactions, both domestically and internationally. Firm co-founder and managing partner Alberto Rebaza co-heads the team in conjunction with Felipe Boisset; Rebaza handles M&A, commercial and financial transactions, corporate governance matters and crisis management situations, while Boisset is recommended for corporate and financial transactions, foreign investment, privatisations and concessions-related mandates. Also at partner level, Luis Miguel Elías is the name to note for project finance, infrastructure and mining transactions; Alexandra Orbezo handles venture capital work; and Daniel Gonzáles is experienced in international transactions, along with capital markets and bankruptcy-and-restructuring work. Transactional specialist Fiorella Atoche was promoted to the partnership in January 2022; and senior associate Rafael Lulli is active across the real estate, retail, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and utilities sectors. Former senior associate Maria Fernanda Gadea left for Clifford Chance in May 2021.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Rebaza; Felipe Boisset

Testimonials

‘Alexandra Orbezo is a dedicated professional and goes beyond what is expected to achieve the best result for her client‘.

‘Fiorella Atoche is very diligent, efficient and knows what she is doing‘.

‘They are technically very skilled both in the legal and financial issues‘.

‘Felipe Boisset is very strong technically and I always feel comfortable that he represents us in conversations/negotiations with counterparts‘.

‘The degree to which they engage with the client to understand what they are looking for in the transaction and how to address concerns at closing is excellent‘.

‘The group of lawyers with whom we work proves to be cohesive and they complement each other in the different areas in which we require guidance’.

‘Fiorella Atoche leads due diligence, is very diligent and always meets her delivery commitments’.

‘Fiorella Atoche is a lawyer who has the ability to listen and builds scenarios for the solution of disputes with the client‘.

Key clients

HIG Capital

Stone Canyon Industries

Martinez Family

Andes Chemical Peru

Hispasat

Stonepeak Partners

Apolo Capital

Braedt and Bertello Families

Alfin Banco

Creation Investment Social Venture Fund

Glencore

Zerga Family

Juntoz Peru

Chazki Holdings

Termochilca

Camposol

Work highlights

  • Advised HIG Capital on the cross-border acquisition of a majority stake in Grupo Ransa, part of the Romero Group, one of Peru’s leading economic conglomerates with operations in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
  • Advised Stone Canyon, as purchaser, in the purchase of 100% of the stockholding of K+S Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, holding of Morton Salt business with operations in Peru, Chile, Brazil,China, USA and Canada.
  • Advised Andes Chemical in the cross-border sale of 100% of its shares in certain companies in the United States, Central America and Peru to IMCD group, regarding its Peruvian subsidiary: Andes Chemical Peru.

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados

Under the leadership Jean Paul Chabaneix and Ramón Vidurrizaga, Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados remains at the forefront of corporate transactional matters, advising on high-profile M&A, joint ventures, management buyouts and private equity investments, and demonstrating particular experience in the mining industry. The practice group caters to a range of industry sectors and also handles contractual corporate matters, reorganisations, financings and securities associated with foreign investment. Vidurrizaga is particularly recommended for corporate and commercial matters, as well as arbitration and litigation. Managing partner Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado is a well known natural resources specialist who often handles M&A deals in the sector. Other key practitioners include Luis Enrique Palacios, who focuses on M&A, and finance work; and Eduardo López and Jorge Trelles , both of whom are also largely dedicated to M&A. Nicolás Cornejo, who made partner in Janauary 2021, handles M&A, financing and capital markets work for both local and international clients. Augusto Cáceres left the firm in July 2021 to establish a ventures and legal lab called LeiOS.

Practice head(s):

Jean Paul Chabaneix; Ramón Vidurrizaga

Testimonials

‘The team is quite strong, combining the vast experience of its most senior lawyers with the talent of its new recruits‘.

‘Rrenewal of talent has allowed the quality standard of services not only to be consolidated, but even raised in the last two decades‘.

‘Among the main qualities of the M&A / Corporate team are its orientation to reach consensus without disconnecting from the client’s interests and its ability to handle transactions with “several moving parts”, which requires exhaustive attention to detail‘.

‘It is a team with high knowledge of corporate and M&A issues’.

‘It is a highly competitive team with a lot of experience in transactions of this type‘.

‘It is a group with high technical knowledge and is customer-oriented and able to provide practical, efficient and innovative solutions when required‘.

‘Eduardo Lopez is a lawyer with extensive experience and technical knowledge in corporate and M&A matters‘.

‘The team’s style and work product equals those of many large US laws firms‘.

Key clients

Barrick Gold Corporation

Paysafe

Breca Group

Grupo Breca

Luz del Sur

Credicorp Capital

I Squared Capital

Grupo Werthein

CAP

Smurfit Kappa

Work highlights

  • Acted as Peruvian counsel to Barrick Gold Corporation on the sale of one of the largest gold mines in Peru to Singaporean metal investor Boroo.
  • Acted as Peruvian counsel to Smurfit Kappa, on its acquisition of packaging manufacturer Cartones del Pacifico.
  • Acted as Peruvian counsel to UK payment company Paysafe, on its acquisition of Peruvian counterpart Pago Efectivo from local media group El Comercio.

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International fields a team of ‘really highly driven lawyers who are extremely responsive and very commercial’. It is well placed to handle large cross-border mandates by virtue of its international network, and acts for large Peruvian, as well as international, companies. Head of practice Liliana Espinosa is ‘commercially savvy’ and gives ‘clear to-the-point advice and is simply a joy to work with’; she handles M&A and private equity matters, with a focus on the energy, infrastructure, telecoms and financial services sectors, among others. Ines Baca is recommended for corporate and finance law and has particular expertise as regards the retail, fishery/aquaculture and financial sectors. Paolo Robilliard deals with M&A, and restructuring work, while senior associate Fernando Sam handles corporate work, financings and projects matters, and also has a background in tax; he has particular experience in the energy industry.

Practice head(s):

Liliana Espinosa

Testimonials

‘They are a strong team swith strong management of corporate issues, they adequately map contingencies and provide innovative and efficient solutions‘.

‘They are highly qualified, professional attorneys with extensive knowledge of corporate matters‘.

‘Inés Baca and Fernando Sam are expert professionals in corporate and M&A matters, providing advice with a high level of detail and analysis, in a timely and appropriate manner‘.

‘I consider that this team stands out compared to the teams of other firms; its main strengths are the clarity and synthesis of its responses to legal queries‘.

‘Attention and technology are better than any other office that we have worked with‘.

‘Personalised and dedicated attention in everything you need, and a very high experience in M&A transactions’.

‘Excellent service, quality and relationship‘.

‘Great knowledge and experience‘.

Key clients

IBM Corporation

IMCD Group

Nord Anglia Education

Ecopetrol

Sika

GlaxoSmithKline

Ashmore Group

LVMH (Louis Vouitton)

Unilever Food & Refreshments Global

Mondelez

Grupo Security

Alicorp

Maersk

Électricité de France

Grupo San Antonio

Telefónica

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International

Fortescue

Celistics Holdings

Compañia Electrica El Platanal (CELEPSA)

Work highlights

  • Advised IBM del Perú on the local implementation (through a spin off) of IBM Corporation’s worldwide segregation of the Managed Infrastructure Services business of its Global Technology Services (GTS) segment to a new company Kyndryl Holdings; this company was converted into a Delaware corporation and registered on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Colombian hydrocarbons company, Ecopetrol, on the acquisition of 51.4% of the shares of Interconexión Eléctrica (ISA) and -indirectly- of all its subsidiaries in Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, in a transaction valued at $3.7bn .
  • Advised Nord Anglia Education Limited on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Cultural Educacional Windsor del Perú, a company that operates the Colegio Peruano Británico – a leading school in Peru.

Hernández & Cía

Hernández & Cía acts for a roster of high-profile Peruvian and international businesses on both transactional matters and as counsel for day-to-day advisory matters. The firm is particularly renowned for M&A in the mining sector, with the transactional practice able to call on the firm's market leading tax capabilities. Head of the M&A practice, senior partner Juan Luis Hernández Gazzo is ‘exceptional both in his advice and in his quality of care and availability’; he leads on major transactions. Head of the corporate advisory segment, Alfredo Filomeno acts as corporate counsel for high-profile clients, such as AB Inbev and Aenza; while younger partner Sandro Cogorno participates in the bulk of the practice group's transactional mandates. Senior associate Gloria Zubizarreta is also a key member of the transactional team and is highly regarded for her negotitating ability. also active in the team. However, former co-head of the transactional practice, Diego Carrión, left the firm in July 2022.

Practice head(s):

Juan Luis Hernández; Diego Carrión; Alfredo Filomeno

Testimonials

‘The studio is characterised by being flexible and versatile‘.

‘They are open to working in the way that best suits the client, always maintaining a high quality standard‘.

‘Despite carrying out this transaction during the pandemic, the process flowed in a very natural and orderly manner, thanks to the technology and disposition of the firm‘.

‘The lawyers have solid knowledge, and as a client you feel very well supported‘.

‘The firm gave us an outstanding treatment and service‘.

‘They were available and attentive to our doubts and concerns at all times‘.

‘The transaction had to be done within a limited period of time and they understood the urgency of the case and acted accordingly‘.

‘Estudio Hernandez differs from other law firms in the personalized treatment offered by its senior lawyers’.

Key clients

Ab Inbev Group

Aenza (formerly Graña & Montero)

Altra Investments

Bain Capital

BBVA Peru

Cencosud

Chubb Seguros

Colony Capital (formerly The Abraaj Group)

DHL Supply Chain

Elliott Management

Evo Payments

Falabella Group

Faro Capital

GRIO (Grupo Romero Investment Office)

Grupo Andino

Grupo Gloria

Grupo Vainsa

Grupo Volcán

Grupo Wiese

Grupo Yobel

Hermes Transportes Blindados

Hudbay Minerals

IPAE

Liderman Group

LATAM Airlines

Marcobre

Monarch

MT Industrial

Patria Investimentos

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)

Siemens

Spectra Investments

The Carlyle Group

Unión de Cervecerías Backus y Johnston (AB Inbev)

W Capital SAFI

Work highlights

  • Advised Aenza, as target company, its Board of Directors and its Management, on the unsolicited tender offer made by IG4 in both Peru and the US.
  • Advised several global investment firms (Elliott Management, Bain Capital, Monarch and others), in connection with the restructuring plan of Gildemeister (under Chapter 11 insolvency proceedings) and the takeover of the Gildemeister group’s shares.
  • Advised Patria Investimentos on the regional acquisition of the “Neosecure” business, which operates in Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Peru.

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Under the leadership of Guillermo Ferrero and  Rafael Boisset, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria's corporate practice handles a broad range of matters, incuding acting for public companies on M&A and leveraged buy-outs, and for distressed companies in relation to bankruptcies and insolvency matters. Having worked at leading firms in Brazil, Mexico and New York, Boisset has extraordinary international experience, primarily in transacitonal matters where has has particualr expertise in the manufacturing, energy and financial sectors; while the dual-qualified (Peru/New York) Ferrero advises on high-profile cross-border M&A deals and reorganisations. Javier Ezeta handles both corporate and financial work and has notabble experience in the chemical, food and agro-industrial sectors. At associate level, principal associate Victor Abad is the key name – he strong experience in M&A and acquisition finance. The team was further boosted with the arrival of associate Jacqueline Febres  from EY Law in February 2022; however, former principal associate Raúl Vizcarra moved to Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados in August 2022, his departure following on from that of fellow former principal Omaira Zambrano who moved to INDECOPI in June 2021.

Practice head(s):

Guillermo Ferrero; Rafael Boisset

Key clients

Epiroc

Linzor Capital

Unilabs

Bolsa de Valores de Lima

Lone Star Funds

General Atlantic

Macrocapitales

Silver Lake

Grupo El Comercio

Shareholders of Comfer

Grupo Zárate Verástegui

Work highlights

  • Advised Lone Star Funds on all aspects of Peruvian law related to the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Manuchar (owned by the AvH Growth Capital, together with the Maas family).
  • Advisors to Grupo BVL (parent company of the Lima Stock Exchange), Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago (BCS – Chilean Stock Exchange) and Bolsa de Valores de Colombia (BVC – Colombian Stock Exchange) in a deal aimed at integrating the three markets both in ownership and operations, trading platforms, etc.
  • Acting as counsel to General Atlantic on its $70m investment in Crehana, a leading education technology platform for companies and individuals focused on closing the reskilling and upskilling gap in Latin America.

CMS Grau

CMS Grau‘s international network allows it to handle a considerable volume of cross-border matters, with work involving European nations as well as other Latin American jurisdictions. The practice is led by Juan Carlos Escudero, whose recent mandates include advising Argentinian e-commerce site Mercado Libre on the modification of its business model for Peru; and Miguel Viale, a transactional specialist who handles banking, finance and capital markets matters, as well as M&A. Recent matters include the structuring of share sales, the reorganisation of the composition of shareholdings, due diligence on M&A targets and both acquisitions and sales. The lead partners can also call on finance specialist Diego Peschiera ; dual-qualified (Peru / New York) insolvency and restructuring expert Michelle Barclay; and energy specialist Carlos Hamann. Key support comes from younger partners Carolina Gajate  (real estate and corporate law); Marité Aragaki (corporate M&A / project finance); and senior associate Carlos Calderón, who handles corporate finance and M&A with an emphasis on the hospitality, manufacturing, natural resources, agricultural and IT sectors.

Practice head(s):

Juan Carlos Escudero; Miguel Viale

Testimonials

‘Fast answers. Advice always correct. They thoroughly research topics before recommending anything’.

‘Miguel Viale is a very good corporate lawyer’.

‘They are very proactive and have a very good level of negotiation and interrelation with other studios that are the counterpart’.

‘Very creative in solutions and a lot of experience in the issues they handle, especially Carolina Gajate’.

Key clients

Transelec

Derco Perú

Unilever

Sun Dreams

Grupo Mate

Grupo Falabella

Grupo El Comercio

Elevar Investments

Charles Taylor

Enagás

Cuatrecasas

Cuatrecasas established its Peruvian corporate and M&A practice in 2019 and continues to grow its work in the area, advising clients primarily on the acquisitions of majority stakes in companies from a range of sectors. As part of a global firm, the practice co-leads with other teams on cross-border matters, such as co-advising with the firm’s Madrid practice on Vinci’s billion-dollar acquisition of Cobra Servicios, Comunicaciones y Energía in a multijurisdictional operation. Team head Óscar Trelles also led advice to Singapore-based Yinson Renewables on the acquisition of multiple renewable energy projects in Peru, Chile and Colombia, as well as handling the de-listing of a purchase public offering (of Refinería La Pampilla), on behalf of Grupo Repsol. Promoted to the partnership in April 2022, Kiomi Osorio is a key member of the practice, assisting with matters such as COFIDE’s programme for microfinance institutions and clients’ acquisitions - ranging from that of an art exhibition, to matters in the clothing and healthcare businesses. Moreover, in a major boost to the practice, the firm hired Diego Carrión, former co-head of Hernández & Cía's corporate transactional practice, as a partner in July 2022.

Practice head(s):

Oscar Trelles

Other key lawyers:

Kiomi Osorio

Key clients

Acciona Energia

AESA

Ashmore Group

Cofide

Hudbay Peru

Linzor Capital Partners

Merama Holdings

Oncosalud

Refinería La Pampilla (Grupo Repsol)

Stracon

Valero Group

Vinci

Yinson

Work highlights

  • Advising Vinci on acquiring Cobra Servicios, Comunicaciones y Energía, the parent company of ACS Group’s industrial division, in a transaction valued at €4.6bn.
  • Advising on a framework agreement for Verano Capital concerning the planned acquisition of nine projects (three in Peru, three in Chile and three in Colombia), as well as in the actual acquisition of three projects in Colombia, one in Chile and one in Peru.
  • Advising Linzor Capital Partners on its acquisition in Spain and the Americas (Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, US, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay) of 70% of the technology and software groups InConcert and Convertia.

DLA Piper Perú

Praised by clients for her experience and detailed approach to each transaction, DLA Piper Perú’s practice co-head Janilú Badiola focuses primarily on the highly regulated industries’ sector, although her recent mandates also include advising global tech consultancy Webhelp Group on its acquisition of 75% of a Peruvian company. The practice handles all stages of transactional work, from due diligence to closure, including the drafting and negotiation of transaction documents and all required regulatory analysis – from tax matters to merger control. Co-head and leader of the LatAm private equity group Luis Vargas acted for Industrias Basa on its acquisition of a company as part of its expansion; while fellow co-head Fernando Lanfranco, who impresses clients with his ‘great knowledge of the market and its players’, handles acquisitions for a range of firms and has a niche in advising family businesses.

Practice head(s):

Luis Vargas; Fernando Lanfranco; Janilú Badiola

Testimonials

‘DLA Piper Peru has a solid team of professionals, who are knowledgeable about the market and the needs of the client’.

‘Quality of the service, knowledge of the market and availability is what characterises the legal practice of Fernando Lanfranco. During the legal advice, he always provided timely and pertinent responses’.

‘Ricardo Chirinos provided us with timely and appropriate support at the speed of the transaction’.

‘What makes the DLA practice unique is the focus on creating customer loyalty by meeting the objectives in the stipulated deadlines. The strength of the team lies in teamwork to achieve a common goal. Another of the virtues is the adaptation to the new technologies in force in the national legal environment’.

‘The constancy and the presence of knowing that they are permanently available for what the client requires. The best qualities are results orientation and meeting objectives’.

‘The team of Fernando Lanfranco and Sofía Reyes is highly efficient in meeting the requirements of our organisation’.

‘They solve our requirements in a timely manner, maintaining a very professional relationship and mutual trust’.

‘The personalised treatment we receive and the knowledge of our company and the businesses to which we are dedicated make each of the services invaluable, which makes each service received more efficient and effective’.

‘Janilú Badiola de Leguía advises us from the beginning of the relationship, with a transparent, direct, assertive treatment and very much in accordance with our needs and objectives’.

‘For me what stands out is the precision in the details. I structure what I want and Janilú Badiola and her team enrich my proposals, correct them and make them reasonably executable with ease, this is very important! The dedication and care in giving me a quality service is really remarkable’.

‘Janilú Badiola (partner) and Mariajosé Salazar (associate) are available 24/7. Janilú’s years of experience, and the level of detail she considers in each transaction, makes her stand out’.

‘It is a top team with a lot of technical and local market knowledge. It is a team that stands out from other law firms in Peru for its knowledge and dedication and has become our firm par excellence for transactions in that jurisdiction’.

‘In addition to excellence in service and legal technical management in complex matters, the availability of the partners and the level of active involvement in the cases makes them stand out from other firms’.

‘Fernando Lanfranco has a great knowledge of the market and its players, which has been fundamental in the transactions in which we have worked’.

‘Ricardo Chirinos is an excellent professional with whom we have also worked at the firm’.

‘Dr. Fernando Lanfranco is always willing to answer queries or, failing that, refer to the study specialist. Unlike its competitors, the firm always looks for a way to answer queries with recommendations according to need’.

Key clients

American Tower Corporation

Basa Group

British American Tobacco Peru

Carsol Fruit Export

Cinépolis

Constructora Cumbres

Electrolux

Expeditors

Get Justo

Grupo Nuovit

Importaciones Hiraoka

Inverdesa

Kallpa Generación

Louis Dreyfus Group

Mall Plaza Peru

Minera Chinalco

Pandora Jewelry

Rico Pollo

Wabtec Transportation

Webhelp

Work highlights

  • The firm advised Paris-headquartered global technical consultancy Webhelp Spain Holding on its acquisition of 75% of the stock in a Peruvian company that provides outsourcing solutions, specialising in sales, retention, back office and customer services.
  • Advised Industrias Basa on the acquisition of important land in the industrial district of Ate in Lima; the counsel involved a comprehensive due diligence with respect to the land and compliance with tax obligations.

Estudio Olaechea

Recent mandates handled by the team at Estudio Olaechea saw energy and infrastructure specialist José Antonio Honda and the newly-promoted Joanna Dawson co-advise French construction client Saint-Gobain on its entry into the Peruvian market through two acquisitions, a merger and the sale of a minority stake. The pair -whose recent caseload also included advice on intercompany mergers- additionally undertook the due diligence and documentary review relating to an acquisition by a Danish mining company in conjunction with fellow co-head Martín Serkovic. Serkovic, praised for his experience and proactivity, handles a full array of corporate work, advising Booking.com and various other clients on corporate restructuring of late, frequently with the assistance of senior associate Mariela Angeles (corporate, M&A, contractual and regulatory matters). Completing the list of practice co-heads, Carlo Viacava focuses his practice on attending to private equity and banking and finance clients. Promoted to the partnership in February 2022, Patricia Castro has a broad corporate practice that encompasses the full corporate life-cycle of business; and senior associate Valery Vicente, whose corporate and finance practice takes in the acquisition-and-sale of national and multinational assets, mergers, spin-offs and other types of corporate reorganisation.

Practice head(s):

Carlo Viacava; Martin Serkovic; Jose Antonio Honda; Joanna Dawson

Testimonials

Joanna Dawson, Ricardo Garrido, Gonzalo Del Castillo, José Antonio Honda, Fiorella Wismann: very good lawyers who supported us in successfully carrying out the company merger’.

‘The experience of Dr Martín Serkovic allows him to give us corporate advice that transcends simple acquittal and is timely, by being able to see if the matter also has any interference to take into consideration with respect to all other disciplines, which allows him to provide us with deeper corporate advice in the analysis. We are extremely satisfied with the initiatives that usually come from him in the development of the advice he provides us’.

‘It has developed in its area a strong specialisation in matters of new technologies and information technology, which are an additional plus since today they are services that we require more and more. It is worth highlighting in Dr Serkovic’s team, two of the senior associates such as Carol Quiroz and Andrea Zanusso, who are developing with him an entire structure to provide all the innovation resources as a complement to the corporate law and M&A practice’.

‘They are always immediately available to include a lawyer from another area, be it tax or labour, for example, to immediately answer any query or call that we may make from different aspects’.

‘They give us the confidence that in their experience they have seen practically all the operations or possible corporate structures that may be necessary for a specific situation, and this gives them the ability to design solutions in a very agile and efficient manner’.

‘Dr Serkovic has shown us his constant availability in any circumstance, and he has been able to transfer that commitment and fuse it with all the associates in his area, which allows us to work with a very close-knit company that complements each other a lot’.

‘Dr Mariela Angeles is an active supporter of Dr Serkovic’.

‘The proactivity in Dr Martín Serkovic’s advice, always being attentive, his efficiency and very good sense of interpretation and analysis, as well as the speed with which the Olaechea studio and Dr Serkovic and his team respond to our queries, is the plus that makes stand out in the legal market’.

‘The personalised treatment and the special attention they pay to details make the lawyers at Estudio Olaechea stand out from the competition’.

Key clients

Saint-Gobain

American Bankers Insurance Group

FlSmidth

Fondo de Inversión Link – Inmobiliario I

Booking.com

Cognizant

Sistemcobro

L&T Groups

DNV GL

Make a Miracle

Work highlights

  • Assisted Saint-Gobain with the negotiation of a transaction after performing the corresponding legal due diligence and coordinating with the client’s financial, tax, compliance and environmental advisers.
  • Advised Fondo de Inversión Link – Inmobiliario I, as buyer, on the due diligence process (focused mainly on real estate matters) of Redmegacentro and its affiliates located in different provinces and departments in Peru; as well as participating in the negotiation of the share purchase agreement from a Peruvian law perspective.
  • Advised Booking.com on the legal implications of all its agreements after the company decided to reduce operations in Peru.

Rubio Leguía Normand

Recent work for Rubio Leguía Normand has included high-value matters, with the firm advising US gold mining company Newmont Corporation on a series of equity interest transfers with Compañía de Minas Buenaventura, involving mining royalties and multimillion-dollar cash payments. This matter was led by practice co-heads Carlos Arata and long-time mining specialist Emil Ruppert.  The March-2020 arrival of practice co-head Andrés Kuan-Veng kick-started an uptick in the practice group’s caseload, and he too has been involved in multimillion-dollar mandates, such as advising Intipuquio in one of the largest equity IPOs launched on the Lima Stock Exchange. The team often advises on the acquisition of share holdings via public tender offers (for both vendors and purchasers). with Arata’s advice to investment bank BTG Pactual and the shareholders of Aenza regarding a cross-border share sale to Jersey investment fund IG4 Capital, a case in point. Dual-qualified (Peru/England & Wales) senior associate Wilfredo Cáceres, who frequently assists Arata, also advised on this matter. Rounding out the team of practice co-heads, Claudia Chong provides day-to-day corporate advice on matters such as drafting of resolutions, amendments to by-laws and establishing branches. However, former practice co-head César Luna Victoria  moved to Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas in March 2022, and recent hire (and principal associate) Janett Burga left for EY Peru in May 2022.

Practice head(s):

Andrés Kuan-Veng; Carlos Arata; Emil Ruppert; Claudia Chong

Testimonials

‘It is outstanding with respect to other experiences in different, its service is complete and its communication is extensive and dedicated’.

‘Very good internal interaction’.

‘Know-how demonstrated by Carlos Arata’.

Key clients

Newmont Corporation

BTG Pactual

Arca Continental

Intipuquio

Avla Perú Compañía de Seguros

Jorge Añaños Jerí

Villa Andina Peru

Oiltanking Peru, Oiltanking Andina Services, Logistica De Quimicos Del Sur, Terna Peru, Terna 4 Chacas, Assist Card Perú, Aegis Peru, Aegis Argentina, Shared–X, Cannfarm, Nutric-X, Detroit Power System Peru Limitada, Grupo Citybike, Electro Dunas, Eurodrip Peru, and Attenti Electronic Monitoring

Work highlights

  • Advising Newmont Corporation on a series of transactions in the mining sector, valued at $400m.
  • Advising BTG Pactual, as investment bank and some of the members of the founding family and former executives of Aenza (previously, Graña y Montero), on an agreement with IG4 Capital, a Jersey investment fund.
  • Advised AC Bebidas (a subsidiary of Arca Continental) on the acquisition of investment shares (equity non-voting listed securities) of Corporación Lindley, by means of a public tender offer through the Lima Stock Exchange.

DS Casahierro Abogados

Part of France-headquartered DS Avocats' international network, DS Casahierro Abogados takes on a mix of domestic and Latin American matters, with some work further afield. The practice has particular experience in advising manufacturing clients and food and beverage companies such as Grupo Rokys and Domino’s Pizza, and more recently has seen an uptick in it work with start-ups, particularly as regards the fintech sector. Heading the team, Percy Castle ‘stands out for his negotiation skills’, while senior associate Alex Montoya is praised by clients for his ‘outstanding’ analytical and strategic skills and ‘extensive knowledge of corporate operations and transactions’. Castle and Montoya work on the majority of the team’s mandates, which also often feature reorganisations - such as that involved in the merger and spin-off of a subsidiary of Telefónica del Perú, and cross-border matters involving Colombian and Panamanian jurisdictions - as well as due diligence of companies to be acquired. Augusto Millones oversaw the reorganisation process of 17 companies pertaining to Grupo Rokys; while Rafael Artieda, who co-led (with Castle) on a loan agreement to prepare for an acquisition, also  provides day-to-day corporate advice such as that related to the review of corporate structures to obtain legal and tax efficiencies.

Practice head(s):

Percy Castle

Testimonials

‘In M&A processes it is important to have complementary and comprehensive advice, which the DS Casahierro team provides as part of its services’.

‘The approach that DS Casahierro’s Alex Montoya and Percy Castle had, to assist us at each stage, to explain local aspects that, due to my position outside of Peru, made it difficult for me to understand, in addition to having the ability to being able to speak both Spanish and English, was important in building trust in the firm and its partners’.

‘The knowledge that Percy Castle and Alex Montoya reflected not only to understand the needs for us as their clients, but also the buyers, always made the negotiations flow while protecting our interests.’

‘They kept us involved through personalised calls or follow-ups, it was reflected throughout the process. Alex Montoya was always there to inform me and bring me up to speed on every situation and Percy Castle was ready to pursue legal options based on his extensive legal knowledge. This quality demonstrated by Percy and Alex helped minimise risks and meet deadlines’.

‘The strengths are the availability and quality of customer service. I consider them part of the team and not as a third party that provides us with a service’.

‘Extremely professional team in the various legal areas. Outstanding Jose Matos and Alex Montoya’.

‘The DS Casahierro team stands out for its high level of professionalism, reliability and commitment to the client. The professional level of its members is very high. It also highlights, very especially, the human and personal quality of its members’.

‘Alexander Montoya’s analytical and strategic skills are outstanding’.

‘My experience with Casahierro is really characterised by its attention and clarity with the projects we carry out. They are available at all times, meet delivery dates and are clear and complete with their explanations’.

‘Great availability of all the partners (Alex Montoya and Rafael Artieda). Great opening and flexibility’.

‘Talented team, with innovative solutions and easy communication. Percy Castle stands out for his negotiation skills and Alex Montoya for his experience and extensive knowledge of corporate operations and transactions’.

‘Alex Montoya is a very talented young lawyer who dazzles with his abilities to solve complex transactional matters and properly negotiate with the counterparty. He has a well-developed seniority’.

‘DS Casahierro has a team of top-level professionals; whenever they have assisted us, the leaders of the areas have been present, depending on the case that we need them to resolve together with the members of the team in that area, which makes the case’.

‘The team of professionals that DS Casahierro has are very well prepared professionally speaking, this means that when we present our problem, in that meeting we already see the pros and cons that could exist in the resolution of the case’.

‘High availability to serve us. Good digital tools for remote meetings’.

‘Percy Castle, Alex Montoya and Jonathan Thorne: excellent command of their speciality topics, high availability and pedagogical explanations’.

‘For us, DS Casahierro Abogados constitutes reliable professional support whenever we have required it, excellent teamwork, under the direction and leadership of one of the partners according to the type of service requested, be it labour, tax and corporate’.

‘Immediate attention and with viable alternatives and safe solutions’.

Key clients

Abrasivos (3M Group)

Transporte Barcino (Corporación Aceros Arequipa)

Robalino

Nhoa

Inswitch Solutions

Autopista del Norte

Quest Telecom Perú

Colvias

Truckslogic International Holding Inc

Agrantech del Ecuador Agrantecua

Agranco del Perú

Termoencogibles del Perú

Cash Control

Transmarina del Perú

Metalpren

Distribuidora Jandy

Courchevel Investment

Beast Coast Gaming

Anderson’s Family Office

Gobertia

ComCorporativo

Clout Perú

Red8 Consultoría

Industrias Criogénicas del Perú

Agia Technology

Bausa

Beauty Pacific

Carteleras Peruanas

Global Aduanas

Telefonica Cybersecurity Tech Perú (Telefónica Group)

ADM Inca / ADM Andina (Archer Daniels Midland)

Mareauto Perú (Avis)

3M Perú

Domino´s Pizza (DPP Corp S.A.)

Corporación Aceros Arequipa S.A.

Hilton Group (Landmark Holdings / Hilton Hotel Garden Inn Cusco / Hilton Hotel Lima Miraflores)

Mabe Perú (Mabe Group)

AGP Perú

Haug

Benito Roggio e Hijos S.A.

Tecnología de Materiales, TDM Geosintéticos, Sarplast, TDM Asfaltos and TDM Construcción (TDM Group)

La Nacional, Juicy Lucy, Pescados Capitales, Café Independencia (Wiese Group – Civitano)

APM Terminals Inland Services / DAMCO / Svitzer Perú (Maersk Group)

Conductores Eléctricos Lima (CELSA)

Cargo Business Group

Minera Troy

Packaging Products del Peru

Andritz Hydro (Peru branch)

Citikold del Perú

Grupo Rokys

Reprind

Inmobiliaria Chihuahua

Telvicom

Mad Lima Hoteles – Aku Hotels

Quicornac

Cafetalera Amazónica

A. Montenegro & Cía

Cytoperu

Menta Peru

Caoba Inmobiliaria

Partners In Performance Peru

Galenicum Health Peru

GP Pharm

Junta de Propietarios Centro Camino Real – Centro Comercial Camino Real

Servicio Nacional de Adiestramiento en el Trabajo Industrial (SENATI)

Readinessit PE

Terramove

G4 Global Recruitment

Conafovicer

Pegama Ingenieros

Universidad Católica Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo

Rival y Compañía

Anka Safi

Softeom Latam

Facturedo Perú

Topsa Perú

Grifosa

Asociación de Vela Oceánica del Perú

Asociación Educativa Casuarinas

Asociación Los Olivos College

Corporación NS Agro Perú

Laboratorios Induquímica

Mixercon

Operadora Cantolao

Sintons

Soaint Perú

Telar Engenharia e Comercio (Peru branch)

Sociedad Peruana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

Swissgas del Ecuador

Swissgas del Perú

Finvalor

Plasticos Rival Sucursal del Perú

Naviera Transoceánica

Mada Informática

Work highlights

  • Advising 3M subsidiary, Abrasivos, on the sale of its main land asset to a Peruvian manufacturer of iron utensils with a presence in Colombia, Venezuela, Chile and Ecuador.
  • Advising Peruvian food and entertainment company Grupo Rokys on the reorganisation process of more than 17 companies.
  • Advising Seacorp Perú on a loan agreement with a leading European private equity fund in order to obtain funds for the acquisition of a manufacturing plant and increase its business expansion to other countries.

GSA

Reflecting the firm’s credentials in the extractive sector, GSA practice head Luis Gastaneta counts mining business Compañía de Minas Buenaventura as a regular client, recently advising the company on the multimillion-dollar sale of its quotas in Minera Yanachocha to Newmont Corporation, as well as other related and sizeable transactions. The practice often works in conjunction with other teams on multidisciplinary matters; for instance, Alfonso Tola‘s work in tandem with the natural resources and environment team on a joint venture agreement for an oil-and-gas company. The ‘available and accessibleShirley Cardenas handles cross-border matters – such as advising Delivery Hero Group on its corporate reorganisation and the Peruvian subsidiary of Finnish environmental company Lamor on the separation of its shareholders. Senior associate María Soledad Gastañeta handles corporate, contractual and administrative matters, and frequently oversees the renegotiation of leases for real estate companies, as well as acquisition negotiations.

Practice head(s):

Luis Gastañeta Alayza

Testimonials

‘A team with different specialisations, which provides comprehensive support for the proper legal management of the organisation’s issues. A committed team, which is on top of the issues and close to the client’.

‘Shirley Cárdenas is very focused on client needs and defending their interests. Available and accessible’.

‘The greatest strength they have as a team is their customer service orientation and the ability to interact assertively in the face of different requirements. Along with this, permanent availability also stands out without interference, day, time or place to be available when we require them as a client’.

‘They are highly trained professionals, knowledgeable about their speciality and totally empathetic with the ability to propose alternatives and solutions beyond the mere interpretation of the rule’.

‘We always have at our disposal a very complete team of lawyers of the different specialities that are normally required in the corporate and business world, the GSA has a team of very high-level professionals. The GSA also has professionals with a high dose of ethics and seriousness, which allows us to fully trust their advice and skills’.

‘The plus is the seriousness and reliability of the firm given the high standards of ethics and responsibility that the member lawyers have, which in turn is recognised by other competing firms who always place the García Sayán Firm as one of the most prestigious’.

Key clients

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura

Volcan Compañía Minera

Compañía Minera Condestable

Westfalia Fruit Peru

Laive

Bradken Perú

SSK Group

Gate Gourmet Peru

Ingram Micro

Stork Peru

C.C. Proyecto 17

Siemens Energy

Lamor Peru

Delivery Hero Peru / Delivery Hero Dmart Perú

Instituto Peruano de Administración Empresarial (IPAE)

Soluciones Empresariales contra la Probreza (SEP)

Metalbus

Weir Minerals Peru (Vulco Perú)

Work highlights

  • Advised Compañía de Minas Buenaventura and its affiliates on the sale of its quotas in Minera Yanacocha – representing 43.65% of Yanacocha’s capital – to Newmont Corporation for a consideration of $300m as well as contingent payments related to the production of the sulfides project that Yanacocha plans to develop and to future minerals price rises (payments that may amount to $100m).
  • Advised Altamesa Energy Canada on the execution of a joint venture agreement with Petroperú regarding the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in Block 192, and on agreements with investors and technical partners.

Lazo, De Romaña & Bravo Abogados

Lazo, De Romaña & Bravo Abogados' practice is co-led by experienced founding partner Jorge Lazo - whose broad practice includes not only corporate law and M&A but also banking, finance, capital markets, project finance and regulatory affairs - in conjunction with the ‘impressive’, dual-qualified (Peru/Chile) Vanessa Lamac, who ‘stands out for her high professional level’; aided by associate Carlos Cerpa, she recently assisted Winston & Strawn LLP with its client’s acquisition of a Peruvian subsidiary. The team regularly handles corporate reorganisations (including dissolutions and liquidations), recently handling reorganisations for both the headquarters and Spanish subsidiary of Cemex Group, as well as providing day-to-day corporate advisory, such as that provided to Cemex' Peruvian subsidiary on an ongoing basis. Moreover, the firm's recent incorporation of a tax team has broadened the breadth of the practice groups counsel to include fiscal matters and tax structuring. However, former partner Víctor Lazo moved to Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados in January 2021; and former team co-head Claudia Távara Eizaguirre joined retailer Sodimac in February 2022.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Lazo; Vanessa Lamac

Testimonials

‘The ability to solve with complete vision the legal challenges of our company. It’s like having an external prosecutor’s office’.

‘Vanessa Lamac in particular is impressive in taking ownership of the issues to be resolved and bringing them to fruition’.

‘I have been working with the Lazo studio for years, and as a foreign client, I remain calm that things are being done well and that they are looking out for my interests’.

‘Vanessa Lamac is an excellent attorney. She is able to take the most complicated issues forward and is also very good at negotiating’.

‘Of the studios that I have had to work with in Peru, this is the most competent, empathic, innovative and efficient that I have known’.

‘The partner Vanessa Lamac stands out for her high professional level, efficiency, creativity, empathy and knowledge of Peruvian, Chilean and common law’.

‘Their rates are very competitive compared to other studios that provide the same services. They are always attentive to the needs of the company’.

‘The level of response and speed is appreciated. Vanessa Lamac constantly monitors the client’s needs’.

Key clients

Winston & Strawn

Cemex Perú

Grupo Patio

La Positiva Seguros & Reaseguros

Inchcape Latam Perú

W Capital SAFI (Grupo Wiese)

Lindcorp

Beumer Group Andina

Qori Capital

Administradora de Servicios y Asociados (ASSA)

Santiváñez Abogados

With considerable experience in the regulated industries, Santiváñez Abogados‘ corporate practice concentrates on the energy sector, in particular, the handling of transactional matters for power generation clients. The team’s experience in this sector includes project development negotiations, acquisitions, joint venture agreements and corporate reorganisations, with some cross-border work. Roberto Santiváñez  and Guillermo Auler co-lead the practice, with Santiváñez -whose practice takes in energy sector transactions, power transmission and gas supply contracts, along with project development, financings and energy sector regulation, praised by clients for his experience. Beyond the energy industry, the team handles the full range of transactional matters and also provides day-to-day commercial advice. Key assistance is provided by senior associate Guido Maeda who focuses on transactional matters including M&A, project development, and financing.  

Practice head(s):

Roberto J Santiváñez; Guillermo Auler

Testimonials

‘The Santiváñez studio team has supported us in 2021 with an M&A process but from the perspective of its speciality (Energy). The firm had no problem “teaming up” with another prestigious firm to move forward with the transaction. That speaks highly of its professionalism and disposition’.

‘Roberto Santiváñez is a highly recognised expert in Peru and is always available to serve his clients’.

‘Strengths: availability, responsibility, immediate response and quality of service’.

‘Both Roberto Santiváñez and Guido Maeda are excellent professionals and people, always willing to work as a team and go the extra mile in their deliverables. Roberto’s experience and Guido’s commitment, responsibility and hard work make them outstanding members of the team. Roberto is also a humble and simple person, despite the tremendous experience he has and the great added value provided to his clients’.

‘The Santiváñez team is distinguished by the level of specialisation in the matters that we consult them. In addition, they provide speed in the attention of the queries that are transferred’.

‘They stand out for their knowledge, kindness and ease in explaining topics: Roberto Santiváñez, Percy Samaniego, Abel Venero’.

Key clients

Blue Water Advisors / Blue Water Worldwide

Grupo Energía de Bogota

OM Pharma

Actual Inmobiliaria

Cerámica San Lorenzo

Compañía Minera Poderosa

Electro Dunas / Dunas Energía

Compañía Eléctrica El Platanal (CELEPSA)

Gaz Et L’Energie

Empresa Minera Los Quenuales

Coats Cadena

San Miguel Industrias PET

EDF Renouvelables

Intrepid Directional Drilling Specialists

Work highlights

  • Currently advising Gaz Et L’Energie on the development of a project under a tolling structure and negotiations with the strategic partner.
  • Currently advising Coats Cadena on all matters related to its ceasing of commercial activities in Peru.
  • Day-to-day advice to Cerámica San Lorenzo and Grupo Lamosa regarding corporate and contractual matters.