Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution: Arbitration

GSA Legal‘s arbitration department, jointly led by Javier Villa García and Diego Calmet, regularly advises companies in the mining, energy, and oil and gas sectors and is experienced in both domestic and international arbitration.
Litigation and arbitration boutique Loza Legal was founded in 2020 by name partner Juan Manuel Loza Martínez and specialises in defending disputes, particularly in the construction, real estate, mining, and oil and gas sectors.

Dispute resolution: Arbitration in Peru

Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados

A renowned boutique in the arbitration sphere (one of the firm's two core pillars), Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados  boasts a powerful, 16-strong dispute resolution team, with name partners Alfredo Bullard ('a heavyweight') and the 'incisive' Huáscar Ezcurra co-leading the practice in conjunction with Milan Pejnovic, who was promoted to partner in January 2023. The practice group handles both domestic and international cases and has considerable experience across the energy, oil, insurance, gas, construction, fishing and transport industries. To further its international offering, the firm opened a Madrid office in September 2022, which is directed by Bullard, a legendary figure in the market who has handled over 300 cases as chair, co-arbitrator or party counsel. Other key contacts at associate-level include Rodrigo La Rosa and Carlos Ríos.

Practice head(s):

Alfredo Bullard; Huáscar Ezcurra


‘The BFE team is a high-level team that mixes experience, knowledge and strategy to approach complex disputes.’

;Alfredo Bullard and Huascar Ezcurra have a lot of experience and in each case they carry out a detailed analysis, so that they manage the context and have all the information to prepare the case. For his part, Rodrigo La Rosa, who is the associate in charge, can carry out complex actions and adequately promote the cases.’

‘Excellent case management and extreme sophistication in presentations and interrogations.’

Work highlights

  • Advising an Argentine investor in a $285m ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Peru concerning an airport infrastructure concession in Peru; the firm obtained a favourable result in the jurisdiction, responsibility and instructions-regarding-quantum phase, with damages yet to be determined.
  • Advising a company from the hydrocarbons sector in a multiparty ICC arbitration; the firm obtained a favourable decision in the first stage of the arbitration, with damages to be determined in the next stage of the case.
  • Advising a company in an ICC construction arbitration concerning an irrigation project undertaken via an EPC contract; the amount in dispute is approx. $70m.

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

The dispute resolution team at Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International is well known for its experience in domestic and international arbitration, with experience in high-value and large-scale disputes. The team is adept at handling commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under UNCITRAL and ICSID rules, with a particular focus on cases connected with energy, construction and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The team is jointly led by Ana Maria Arrarte, who has more than 25 years of experience in international and domestic arbitration, and Maria Del Carmen Tovar, who was appointed as a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC for the period 2021-2024. Other key contacts include Yvo Cuba ; principal associates Ángela Cámara and Javier Ferrero; and associate Claudia Arméstar. Of counsel Enrique Johanson left the firm in May 2023. Since publication, Ferrero has left the firm - effective as of February 2024.

Practice head(s):

Ana Maria Arrarte; María del Carmen Tovar


‘Estudio Echecopar, member firm of Baker McKenzie International, is a highly prestigious firm. Its prestige and positioning have been widely earned in the Peruvian market, both for being highly competent and for its honesty and good practices.’

‘The lawyers of this firm are competitive and highly specialised; they are usually assisted in technical issues with experts. Their good practices and proper conduct before the counterparty and in court is a plus that distinguishes them.’

‘The firm has the strength of offering legal advisory services in almost all fields of law.’

Key clients

Fondo de Vivienda Policial

VINCI Highways

VINCI Concessions

Metro de Lima Línea 2

Gilat to Home to Perú


Telefónica del Perú

Work highlights

  • Represented Rutas de Lima in two international arbitrations.
  • Represented VINCI in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Peru regarding a highway concession contract entered between Linea Amarilla and the Lima Municipality.
  • Represented Telefónica in an arbitration against the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, in which it was claiming the non-compliance of obligations agreed in the concession contracts.

Miranda & Amado

The arbitration practice at Miranda & Amado is headed by Mauricio Raffo, who has more than 25 years of experience in arbitration, with a specialism in investor-state arbitration. The team has particularly strong expertise in construction arbitration, with recent work examples including assisting Cumbra in an arbitration proceeding initiated by the Peruvian state, and acting as lead counsel for a major bank in several arbitrations concerning the performance of construction contracts and investment agreements. Other work includes representing a client in two landmark ICC arbitrations against the Republic of Peru. José Daniel Amado is a key contact for international arbitrations, while Cristina Ferraro‘s work focuses on the energy and extractive sectors. Luis Alonso Navarro handles investor-state disputes, and associate José Luis Repetto provides key support to the team.

Practice head(s):

Mauricio Raffo


‘A highly trained team with extensive knowledge of arbitration issues and the ability to understand and deepen the specific aspects of the dispute very well.’

‘Miranda & Amado has a highly experienced team in investment arbitration against Peru and in commercial arbitrations that somehow involve Peru. Probably no other team in Peru has that experience.’

‘Experience and availability to work on the case.’

‘The dispute team demonstrates agile collaboration between the client and the attorneys in charge.’

‘Cristina Ferraro and Jose Luis Repetto are a cohesive team facing the process they are in charge of.’

Key clients

Quanta Services Inc.

APM Terminals Callao

Autopista del Norte


Redes Andinas de Comunicaciones

Red de Energía del Perú


Lima Expresa

Banco de la Nación

Dessau International Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Redes Andinas de Comunicaciones, an international telecoms company, in two ICC arbitrations against the Republic of Peru which concluded with an award in Redes Andinas de Comunicaciones’ favour.
  • Advising Lima Expresa on an international arbitration (seated in Paris) against the Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima, regarding the validity of a concession contract and the breach of such contract.
  • Advised Autopista del Norte on an ICSID arbitration proceeding against the Republic of Peru regarding delays to the construction of a major highway in northern Peru.

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

The highly regarded dispute resolution team at Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados is jointly headed by Julio César Pérez, who is experienced in litigation, arbitration and constitutional procedural law, and Mario Reggiardo, who is highly regarded for domestic and international commercial arbitration, and handles both ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings. Reggiardo’s arbitration experience encompasses cases related to concessions, infrastructure and commercial contracts, and includes experience in ICC arbitrations. Other key names to note are Luis Bustamante, who is experienced in construction arbitration, and Mayra Bryce, who was promoted to partner in December 2022 and is highly experienced in advising on local and international arbitration strategies. Micaela Ortiz advises on international arbitration issues encompassing corporate matters and construction issues, among others. Associates Maria Fernanda Corrochano and Jasmín Alarcón are also names to note for commercial arbitration. Since research concluded, administrative specialist Jorge Lazarte, who has considerable experience sitting as an arbitrator, has rejoined the firm after some 12 years in various in-house and institutional roles - effective as of September 2023.

Practice head(s):

Julio César Pérez; Mario Reggiardo


‘It is a very complete team, where they personalise each case, they have a staff of lawyers to discuss each specific issue. They clear up any doubt so that there are no errors that could harm a process.’

‘The plus is the security they have when receiving a specific case and they study it in detail, they explain the times and the entire process, which is maintained in the time that is projected. We have the peace of mind that it is in good hands of A1 level professionals. Mario Reggiardo is a very skilled person, who knows his field to the millimeter, each case is personalised by him and has a team that works together, nothing escapes them.’

‘I consider the PAYET firm to be a leading firm in arbitration and dispute resolution. The quality of their work makes them benchmarks in this area. I always consider them my first choice. I am also aware that they lead aspects related to diversity, technology and pro bono.’

‘I have worked on various topics with Micaela Ortiz. Her work is impeccable. She is characterised by the detail in the analysis of the case, the legal knowledge and the strategies proposed, and the speed and efficiency in attending to the orders.’

‘The commitment and knowledge in the dispute resolution mechanism is outstanding.’

‘Availability and closeness to the client. Micaela Ortiz stands out for her knowledge and meticulousness in the work entrusted.’

‘The Payet team is excellent – they are incredibly responsive and detail-oriented. They have strong judgement and appreciate the nuances of complex legal issues.’

‘The team is incredible hardworking and responsive. Their attitude is to say yes and to find solutions to complex problems. One Partner in particular who reflects these excellent qualifies is Mayra Bryce Alberti.’

Key clients

Banco de Crédito del Perú

Mapfre Perú Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros

Grupo Centenario

Scotiabank Perú


Corporación EW

Savia Perú


Río Pativilca

Algeciras Inversiones

Supermercados Peruanos

Inmobiliaria Nazhao

Enel Generación Perú

Nexa Resources

Work highlights

  • Advised Banco de Crédito del Perú in three controversies related to the execution of financing contracts under the Public Works for Taxes (Obras por Impuestos) mechanism.
  • Advised Mapfre Perú on a class action lawsuit filed by INDECOPI for alleged environmental damage and allegedly representing 707,000 consumers affected by the oil spill which occurred on the shores of Northern Lima in 2022.
  • Advised Conelsur LT on a judicial process initiated by Luz del Sur, which is requesting the annulment of a resolution issued by OSINERGMIN.

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

José Tam, who has extensive experience handling complex civil and commercial arbitration, leads the arbitration practice at Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados. The team has a focus on commercial and investment arbitration both domestically and internationally, with recent work including shareholder disputes, governmental and regulatory affairs, and construction disputes. Key contact Luis Bedoya is experienced in international arbitration under the rules of the LCC, AMCHAM, ICC, UNCITRAL and ICSID, with colleague Italo Carrano specialising in construction disputes. Arturo Aza is experienced in proceedings against governmental entities, while Jorge Alvarado specialises in complex arbitration. Associate Julio Olórtegui‘s recent work includes arbitration proceedings in the energy and mining sectors.

Practice head(s):

José Tam


‘The characteristic of this practice is the teamwork that allows them to deal with complex controversies from different angles and specialties. The team gives each case very close and highly coordinated attention with each client.’

‘The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution. This experience allows them to face each case in a personalised way and attend to each specific case.’

‘The two lawyers I work with the most are: José Tam, who has extensive experience and knowledge that allows him to develop the best strategies for each case. Martín Chocano, who is very dedicated to the attention of each case and to meet the specific needs of each client.’

DLA Piper Perú

DLA Piper Perú‘s arbitration practice is jointly headed by Carlos Nuñez and Hernán Jordán, who each have more than two decades of experience in arbitration. The practice’s construction and project matters division is led by Nuñez, while Jordán leads the commercial arbitration aspect, which has sector specialisms such as mining, energy, finance, insurance, retail and transport. The firm is well placed to utilise its vast international network in cross-border arbitrations, as demonstrated by its experience in handling arbitrations before the ICC and ICSID. Other key team members include associates Billy Franco, Alessandra Iannacone and Alejandro Tello.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Nuñez; Hernán Jordán


‘Compared to other law firms, there is more client service, communication, invitation to legal events, sharing legal information, and virtual or face-to-face meetings.’

‘Specialists with extensive experience in litigation and disputes involving claims associated with construction contracts. Multidisciplinary team, with continuous support depending on the specialisation of the case. They are extremely flexible, prompt in their attention and have a very special and different focus that revolves around the results of the advised company. They are correct and fair in costs. You get more than what you pay for.’

‘They are highly specialised, they have management and control of the market, they know the participants and they know the contractor market. They have a recommendation that is not only legal but also strategic for effective negotiation.’

Key clients

ABB Canada y ABB Sweden

Construcoes e Comercio Camargo Correa

Convial Sierra Norte

Concesionaria Interoceánica Sur Tramo 2

Concesionaria Interoceánica Sur Tramo 3

TMF Perú

Teoma Global

ARSA Energy Capital

ESPARQ CIESA Contratistas Generales

Consorcio Huachipa

Corporacion Peruana de Aeropuertos y Aviación Comercial

Empresa de Transformación Agraria

Club Tennis Las Terrazas Miraflores

Aguaytia Energy del Peru



Constructora Cumbres

Work highlights

  • Advised on an arbitration against a public entity regarding a relevant water project in Peru.
  • Advised on an arbitration against a public entity after the annulment of an arbitral award.
  • Advised on an arbitration against a public entity in a case involving the criminal liability of public officials.


Hugo Forno Flórez and Melissa Nuñez Santti jointly head the arbitration practice at Garrigues, where the team is highly experienced in representing clients in arbitrations before the ICSID and ICC. The practice’s sector experience includes construction, oil and gas, telecoms, mining and insurance, among others, and the team’s international capabilities are shown in its recent work for clients such as the Republic of Peru, with ICSID arbitrations based in Washington DC. Another key team member is senior associate Hugo Forno Odria, who joined the practice in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Hugo Forno Flórez; Melissa Núñez Santti


‘Depth in detail and handling of information as if it were their own, in addition to the passion with which they work.’

‘The plus of both partners is the direct dealing with them.’

‘I have had the opportunity to work with Hugo Forno and Melissa Nuñez. The distinguishing factor of this practice is summed up in the professional solvency of these colleagues and the leadership they exercise over the firm’s dispute resolution practice. This results in a system of work with and for the client of hierarchy and sophistication in accordance with the highest international standards.’

‘Their training, experience, and high standards of professionalism are distinctive qualities that place this practice at the forefront of the Peruvian legal market.’

‘Hugo Forno is, in my opinion, the most knowledgeable lawyer in the country. Hardly anyone has a legal view as complete and sharp at the same time, as his.’

Key clients

Republic of Peru


Korea National Oil Corporation

Posco International Corporation

SK Innovation

Korea National Oil Corporation

Posco International Corporation

SK Innovation Co.

Veolia Servicios Perú

Peruana de Moldeados

Banco de Crédito del Perú


Telefonica del Perú

Siemens Westinghouse Services Company

Siemens Energy

Productos Roche QF

Arsiza Contratistas Generales

Work highlights

  • Represented the Republic of Peru in an investment arbitration initiated by Quanta Services Netherlands over the BIT concluded between Peru and the Netherlands.
  • Represented six Korean companies in an ICC arbitration seated in Miami against a Peruvian state-owned company under an Exploration and Production Licence Agreement for an oil field in Peru.
  • Represented the Republic of Peru in a treaty-based arbitration before ICSID, filed by Upland Oil & Gas and its Peruvian subsidiary regarding the Exploration and Production License Agreement executed with Perupetro.

Hernández & Cía

Hernández & Cía‘s dispute resolution practice is co-led by finance sector specialist Jorge Luis Zubiate and expert in international arbitration Caterina Miró Quesada. Recent work handled by the practice includes counselling clients including the Republic of Peru, Supermercados Peruanos and Mexichem Peru in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. The team's varied caseload includes disputes involving tax, M&A, energy, construction and infrastructure-related issues. Associate Renzo Saavedra is also a key contact, with a specialism in contractual disputes. The team was bolstered in early 2023 with the arrival of Enrique Johanson from Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International and Sheilah Vargas from Sheilah Vargas - Litigios y Arbitraje.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Luis Zubiate; Caterina Miró Quesada


‘Hernández & Cía has prominent lawyers in various national and international practices. It is a team with a very successful track record and recognition abroad and locally.’

‘Hernández & Ciá is unique due to the first-class experience of its lawyers, having worked in the most prestigious international law firms in the world for many years.’

‘Apart from being extremely skilled, the lawyers are professional and friendly.’

‘They are organised and willing to help.’

‘Luis Zubiate is always willing to collaborate and gives us practical solutions, thinking about the business.’

Key clients

The Republic of Peru

Consorcio Vial Piura

Frontera Energy del Perú

Banco Internacional del Perú

Consorcio Cosapi – Johesa

Internacional de Títulos Sociedad Titulizadora

Mexichem Peru

Supermercados Peruanos

Interproperties Peru

Work highlights

  • Represented the Republic of Peru in an international arbitration before ICSID filed by Desarrollo Vial de los Andes regarding a concession agreement to build and operate the road Ricardo Palma-La Oroya-Huancayo y La Oroya-desvío Cerro de Pasco.
  • Represented Banco Internacional del Perú – Interbank in an arbitration against Constructora Río Bravo regarding the construction contract of a clinic.
  • Represented Frontera Energy in a complex arbitration related to the Huayurí Power Plant – Lot 192.

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

The arbitration team at Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados is experienced in assisting domestic and international companies in high-stakes arbitration proceedings, with sector experience including construction, retail, real estate and financial services, to name a few. The practice is co-headed by Fernando Meléndez and Edwin Pezo, with Pezo experienced in complex international arbitrations. The team benefits from its cross-practice approach, utilising partners from other departments in relevant disputes, such as Yuri Vega for construction and corporate disputes. Senior associate Claudia Quispe is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Melendez Fernandez; Edwin Pezo Arevalo


‘The dispute resolution team at Estudio Muñiz, Olaya, Melendez, Castro, Ono & Herrera stands out for its professionalism and coordination skills. The writings that they present reflect an intelligent procedural strategy and an outstanding factual and legal development. They are very well prepared for the hearings and it is appreciated that they are extremely meticulous.’

‘The plus is the extreme attention to detail, and in arbitration cases, the emphasis on evidence. Both to prove and to “annihilate” the evidence of the opposing party. The outstanding lawyers that I have been able to observe are: Edwin Pezo, Fernando Meléndez, Raúl Zúñiga, Claudia Quispe, and Christian Cornejo.’

Key clients

Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFP

Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima

China Harbour Engineering Co.

KS Depor

Concesionaria Chavimochic

Work highlights

  • Represented Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFP in a complex dispute against a contractor in parallel arbitration proceedings and judicial actions related to the breach of a contract.
  • Represented KS Depor in an arbitration proceeding against Club Universitario de Deportes related to the breach of a sponsorship contract.
  • Representing a family in an arbitration initiated to revise the appraisal of a property in an expropriation proceeding ongoing since 1957.

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria‘s dispute resolution practice is jointly led by Ramiro Portocarrero, who leads in international arbitration proceedings, and Sebastián Basombrio, who is highly experienced in complex domestic and international arbitration. The team’s expertise includes a focus on construction and concessions arbitrations, with senior associate Lisbeth Gárate specialising in the former. Fellow senior associate Sonia Queija acts as second chair in many arbitrations, which has recently included ICSID proceedings and disputes regarding concessions and royalties.

Practice head(s):

Ramiro Portocarrero; Sebastián Basombrío


‘PPU’s dispute resolution area stands out for providing creative solutions based on in-depth knowledge of the applicable legislation for the various legal problems that arise in transactional practice. The differentiating aspect of PPU is the familiarity with the technical and commercial aspects along with the handling of the most complex legal categories.’

‘Ramiro Portocarrero has optimal skills to solvently face the sponsorship of clients in complex controversies.’

‘Lisbeth Gárate is an associate with a very high capacity for technical-legal analysis and deep knowledge of the applicable legal categories.’

‘I work a lot with Sebastian Basombrio, who, having a lot of experience in conflict resolution, approaches consultations of a civil nature with a more strategic perspective. The PPU team is quite collaborative and they quickly join the discussions.’

‘Knowledge in the matter and closeness with the client.’

‘Sebastian Basombrio is an excellent professional who cares about reaching the client and getting to know the case in depth.’

Key clients

TPV Peru

Grenergy Renovables




Centros de Salud Peruanos

Concesionaria Vial del Perú

Aeropuertos Andinos del Perú

Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Machu-Picchu

EGIS AP-HPI Consortium

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Roger Zavaleta Rodriguez and Fabio Núñez del Prado are the joint heads of the Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas arbitration team, combining Núñez’s promotion to partner in January 2023 with Zavaleta’s more than 20 years of experience. The practice is adept at dealing with international arbitrations and utilises its global connections to assist major companies with operations in multiple countries. Its sector experience includes finance, transportation, oil and gas, insurance, construction, mining and telecoms. Senior associate Jorge López Fung focuses on domestic and international commercial and investment arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Roger Zavaleta Rodriguez; Fabio Núñez del Prado


‘A lot of depth in the legal analysis and opportunity to generate defense strategies for the client.’

‘Personalised attention and accompaniment and monitoring of the case in charge in great detail.’

‘Very strong team in mergers and acquisitions and growing strength in arbitration.’

Key clients


Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima

Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo

Caral Group

UVK Multicines Central

Obras de Ingeniería

Colpex International

Banco Agropecuario

Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo

Consorcio Ica Segura

Work highlights

  • Represented Perupetro in an international ICC arbitration against Pluspetrol Norte, its holding company, and three South Korean Companies.
  • Advised Sedapal on an international arbitration administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague against an international organisation (for approximately $30m).
  • Advised COFIDE on a $110m arbitration, obtaining a favourable award that entirely dismissed the claimant’s claims with costs.

CMS Grau

The dispute resolution team at CMS Grau is jointly headed by litigation leader Luis Alberto Linan, international arbitration specialist Michelle Barclay, energy and natural resources specialist Carlos Hamann, public arbitrations expert Ramon Huapaya, and Alessandra Cocchella, who was promoted to partner in August 2022. The practice is experienced in assisting clients in both domestic and international arbitration, and utilises the firm’s international network to assist clients in different jurisdictions. Since publication, the practice has been further strengthened with the February 2024 hire of former Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International principal associate Javier Ferrero as a partner; however, Cocchella has subsequently left the firm - effective as of May 2024.

Practice head(s):

Luis Alberto Liñan; Michelle Barclay; Carlos Hamann; Ramon Huapaya


‘It is a consolidated team with a lot of experience where there is diversity. They are very easy going, they show the ability to work as a team. There is not only diversity but inclusion.’

‘Luis Alberto Liñan demonstrates experience and knowledge. Great strategist in dispute resolution. Also a lawyer with integrity, high ethical values. He is also a university professor for many years, sharing his knowledge with other colleagues and future colleagues. Alexandra Cocchela is a very good lawyer, very client oriented, goes the extra mile in all her work. Excellent.’

‘They are good at understanding the problem and coming up with various solution options.’

Key clients

Transportadora De Gas Del Peru

Compañía Operadora Del Gas

Autopista Del Norte

Asociación Promotora de Apostolado

Calidda Gas Natural del Perú

Telefónica del Perú

Work highlights

  • Advised Transportadora de Gas del Perú TGP on a direct deal procedure against a company from the United Arab Emirates, in a matter related to the breach by the latter of a service contract.
  • Advised Compañia Operadora de Gas on a direct treatment procedure against a sanitation company which was contracted by COGA for the installation and connection of a potable water service.
  • Advised Autopistas del Norte (AUNOR) on a direct treatment procedure against the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Peru, in a case involving a concession contract.


Cuatrecasas‘ arbitration practice was established in December 2019 and is headed by Domingo Rivarola, who specialises in commercial dispute resolution. The team is experienced in domestic and international arbitration in a range of sectors, but has particular expertise in the infrastructure, transport and energy industries. Other key contacts include associates Rodrigo Rabines, Laia Valdespino and Elody Malpartida, who are all skilled in domestic arbitration and proficient in commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Domingo Rivarola

Key clients

Perú Masivo (Transmasivo)

Metropolitan Media (Grupo Mejía)

Comité de Cooperación Económica del Sistema Interconectado Nacional

Municipalidad Distrital de San Isidro (República del Perú)

Ministerio de Cultura (República del Perú)

Work highlights

  • Advised Perú Masivo on several disputes related to the Metropolitano system’s public transport service.
  • Advised Comité de Cooperación Económica del Sistema Interconectado Nacional on disputes related to energy contracts.
  • Advised Metropolitan Media on disputes related to the concession contract of the Metropolitano system’s public transport service.

Estudio Linares Abogados

The arbitration team at Estudio Linares Abogados is headed by Daniel Linares Aviléz, who possesses significant experience in complex arbitrations. The team’s sector expertise spans chemicals, construction, energy, industrial engineering and hospitality, with recent arbitrations involving issues such as breaches of contract, debt recovery, and arbitrating against public entities. Other key practitioners in the team include associates Carla Montes Gonzáles and Héctor Campos García.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Linares Avilez


‘Personalised attention, knowledge of the case, use of technology in cases, experience.’

‘Dedication, availability, knowledge of the entrusted matter. I’d highlight Daniel Linares Aviléz.’

Rodríguez Angobaldo Abogados

The 10-strong arbitration team at sizeable but specialist disputes boutique Rodríguez Angobaldo Abogados is led by experienced arbitrator Jaime Heredia. The practice assists clients in both national and international arbitrations; recent international work includes advising Ariana Management Corporation on a claim against a transnational company for a breach of contract matter. Founding partner Fernando Rodriguez Angobaldo is another key team member, whose recent arbitral work includes defending a client in arbitration for damages against another company, while Enrique Varsi is also active in the arbitration field, particularly in relation to case strategy. Associates Marco Torres Maldonado, Lucero Ramírez Izaguirre and highly regarded up-and-comer Cesar Sanabria also assist on high-stakes cases. However, former partner and practice co-head Adolfo Pinillos left the firm in late June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Jaime Heredia; Adolfo Pinillos

Key clients

Okra Energy – Lantera Energy

Ariana Management Corporation


Valero Perú

Pesquera Exalmar

Consorcio Asociación De Bancos

Gas Natural de Lima y Callao

Telefónica del Perú

TDM Construcción

Chubb Peru Compañia de Seguros y Reaseguros

Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros

Pacífico Seguros y Reaseguros

Banco de Crédito del Perú


Grupo GMI (Mexico)

Companía Minera Condestable

Work highlights

  • Assisting YOFC, the Peruvian subsidiary of a major global optical fiber company, in an arbitration brought by a prominent Chinese construction company.
  • Representing ASBANC in several claims against the Ministry of Interior in relation to time extensions and associated damages related to the financing of the construction of 12 police stations.
  • Representing TDM Construcción in relation to issues arsing from a contested service provision agreement with Odebrecht Peru Operaciones y Servicios.

Rubio Leguía Normand

Rubio Leguía Normand‘s arbitration practice is led by Bruno Marchese and has a particular focus on complex civil, commercial, construction and administrative disputes. The team has strong industry experience in sectors such as aviation, energy and mining, acting for clients including American Airlines, Frontera Energy Peru and Minera Chinalco Peru. The practice was strengthened at senior level by the promotion of Giancarlo Celis, who has substantial experience leading cases for a variety of clients, to the partnership in October 2023.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Marchese

Key clients

American Airlines INC.

Andean Telecom Partners Peru

Anglo American Quellaveco

Caja de Pensiones Militar y Policial

Cementos Pacasmayo


Cia. Minera Santa Luisa

Citybike – San Isidro

Confecciones Textimax

Consorcio Minero Horizonte

Cosapi Group

Derco Group

DVA Group

Empresa de Generación Eléctrica del Sur

Frontera Energy Peru

Gloria Group

Huawei del Peru

La Fiduciaria

La Positiva Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros

Minera Barrick Peru

Minera Boroo Misquichilca

Minera Chinalco Peru

Minera Yanacocha

Olympic Peru Inc

Pacifico EPS

Peruvian Tours Agency

Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima


Work highlights

  • Represented Citybike in an arbitration proceeding brought against San Isidro Municipality arising from the Public Bicycle System of San Isidro Contract for the implementation of a public bicycle system.

Amprimo, Flury, Barboza & Rodríguez Abogados.

The disputes practice at Amprimo, Flury, Barboza & Rodríguez Abogados. is co-led by managing partner and constitutional law expert Natale Amprimo; civil, commercial, contractual and real estate law specialist Eduardo Barboza; and administrative and regulatory specialist Carlos Rodríguez M. All three have extensive experience in dispute resolution, including contentious constitutional and administrative matters. Nevertheless, the practice is probably most prominent in the arbitral sphere. Amprimo and Barboza regularly sit as arbitrators, with the latter also frequently acting as an expert witness – a current case involves his advising on Peruvian contractual law in an ICSID case brought by certain insurance groups. Other key team members include Jaime Miranda, who handles arbitral matters concerning civil, contractual and commercial law, along with real estate; and senior associate Kepler Panduro who specialises in litigation, arbitration and corporate matters.


The conflict resolution area led by Eduardo Barboza is extremely good. Accurate and fast answers ensure that the company’s legal management – and with it the senior management – can be satisfied with the way in which they handle the delegated cases.’

The practice compares favourably with teams from other firms. The novelties in the strategies proposed and the way in which they collaborate with the members of the legal area that I chair, make Amprimo a practice that can be recommended.

The practice’s immediate and accurate responses ensure they compare well with others.

The “plus” that makes the team stand out is their wisdom regarding civil and corporate law and the strategy they establish in each case.’

They differ from their competitors as a result of their speed and executive responses.

‘We’d highlight Eduardo Barboza for his leadership and versatility, and Jaime Miranda for his knowledge of corporate and civil law.

Key clients

Samsung Peru

Corporación Aceros Arequipa

Kallpa Generación


Grupo Cobra


Altames Perú


A Telecom

Laboratorios AC Farma

Grupo Sandoval

Consorcio Transmantario

Parque Arauco

Promotora Altatorre


Transvial Lima

Cirion Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advised Inmobiliairia Quiñones on two arbitrations – one administrative, one under the auspices of the Lima Chamber of Commerce – concerning non-payment of taxes and other obligations.
  • Acting on behalf of logistics group Dinet in the face of an arbitral claim brought by a service provider for alleged contractual breaches.
  • Acting on behalf of Kallpa Generación in a case against Prima for alleged contractual failure and latent defects related to the security installations at one of Kallpa’s generation facilities.

Baxel Consultores

Baxel Consultores‘ approach in arbitration combines legal advice with behavioural and economic sciences. The team is experienced in handling international arbitration concerning contract execution, with co-heads Mario Drago Alfaro and Juan Chang Tokushima particularly skilled in the sectors of telecoms and infrastructure. Co-head Raffo Velasquez Melendez specialises in the energy sector, with clients in the electricity and oil and gas segments.

Practice head(s):

Juan Chang Tokushima; Raffo Velasquez Melendez; Mario Drago Alfaro


‘It is a sophisticated team, with additional approaches (such as behavioral theory) that allow a positive approach to the case. The partners are directly involved in the cases, which is a positive differential in relation to other firms.’

‘The approach is different from the traditional one, does not focus solely on the legal aspect, but introduces behavioral and economic analysis to their cases. In my experience, Mario Drago is a top professional in the arbitration area.’

‘It is a recognised firm in the field of arbitration, due to the legal team they manage and the rigor with which they handle their cases.’

Work highlights

  • Advised a client in various arbitrations, both in its commercial relations and in public procurement in energy law matters, and advised it on an arbitration for breach of one of its supply contracts, with a favourable result.

Benites, Vargas & Ugaz

The arbitration team at Benites, Vargas & Ugaz is led by experienced litigator Ricardo Carrillo Garrat and has a particular specialism in the mining, infrastructure and financial sectors. Colleague Diego Martínez Villacorta‘s recent work involves advising major fishing and mining companies in large shareholder disputes, as well as advising construction clients on public procurement-related arbitrations. Associates Christian Wong and Alexander Conde also assist in arbitration work, with the former experienced in commercial litigation and arbitration, and the latter joining the team from Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Carrillo Garrat

Work highlights

  • Advised a services provider in the mining sector on its defense in a sensitive arbitration, which was successful.
  • Advising a financial entity in an arbitration, where the client achieved compensation for damages caused by precautionary measures.
  • Assisting a high-tech infrastructure company in a $2.1m dispute, which was eventually settled out of court in September 2022.

CAMPOS | Arbitraje e Infraestructura

Specialist boutique CAMPOS | Arbitraje e Infraestructura offers arbitration services primarily in the construction sector, but has recently seen growth in commercial work as well. Construction clients on the firm’s roster include Constructora San José, Copisa Constructora Pirenaica and Sacyr Construcción, with recent work including arbitrations challenging the validity of contracts, breaches of contract, and the application of penalties and damages. Co-heads Rodrigo Urrutia and Alexander Campos are highly experienced in arbitrations and related disputes regarding road infrastructure, energy infrastructure, sanitation facilities and port infrastructure.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Urrutia; Alexander Campos


‘The personalisation of the service, you feel that you are part of the team.’

‘Alex is permanently available and his experience makes his suggestions really assertive. Carla de los Santos is a fundamental part of the team, not only because of her solid knowledge, but also because of her attention and disposition.’

‘Creativity when dealing with cases, and knowledge of the construction sector.’

Key clients

Constructora San José

Corporación Sehover

Alpha Consult

Imesapi Sucursal Perú

Impresa Pizzarotti & C.

Copisa Constructora Pirenaica

Honda del Perú

Geoconsult S.A. Consultores Generales

Sacyr Construcción

Castilho Engenharia e Empreendimentos

Work highlights

  • Advised Imesapi on an arbitration procedure against Programa Nacional de Inversiones en Salud del Ministerio de Salud (PRONIS) that arose from a contract for the improvement and expansion of health services.
  • Advised Mota Engil on an arbitration procedure against Provias Nacional that arose from a construction contract with the latter to build a 49km road.
  • Assisted Aldesa Construcciones on an arbitration where the client claimed nearly $7.5m for executed works and overrun costs, and obtained a favourable award in December 2022.

Estudio Olaechea

Estudio Olaechea‘s arbitration team is headed by the highly experienced trio of Manuel Villa-García, Carlos Martínez and Cecilia Catacora, who all have at least two decades’ experience in arbitration and commercial disputes. The practice’s client roster includes Toyota del Peru, Mar Andino Peru, Nokia Solutions and Networks, and EDP Ingenieria y Construccion, and the team’s industry expertise spans sectors such as mining, energy, construction and agribusiness.

Practice head(s):

Manuel Villa-García; Carlos Martínez; Cecilia Catacora

Key clients

Mar Andino Perú


Kaefer Kostec

Draeger Perú

ACS Solutions Peru

Desarrollos Terrestres Perú

Nokia Solutions And Networks

EDP Ingeniería y Construcción

Latam Hydro

CH Mamacocha

Toyota Del Perú

Work highlights

  • Advised Mar Andino Peru on an arbitration claim filed by Peruvian Aquaculture, or PACSAC, for termination of contract.
  • Advised Kaefer Kostec, part of the multinational KAEFER group, on an important arbitration against Consorcio Cosapi-JJC-SC to request the termination of a contract and compensation.
  • Advised ACS Solutions Perú (a Conduent Company) on an important arbitration against Protransporte and the Municipality of Lima.

Miguel Grau Q. Abogados

Boutique firm Miguel Grau Q. Abogados‘ dispute resolution team is jointly headed by name partner and experienced litigator and arbitrator Miguel Grau Q and Augusto Pereyra, who has more than a decade of experience in arbitration. The team is adept at handling arbitrations of a civil, commercial, administrative and constitutional nature, with recent work covering public and private procurement, corporate, energy, civil liability and property-related cases.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Grau Q.; Augusto Pereyra

Key clients

EECOL Electric Perú

Johnson Controls Perú

Blay Family (Corporación Aceros Arequipa)

Sindicato Energético

Anixter Perú

Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston

Banco Internacional del Perú

BBVA Banco Continental

Inversiones Nacionales de Turismo

Procter & Gamble Perú

Supermercados Peruanos

Consorcio Tradlex

Compañía Eléctrica El Platanal

Pacifico Entidad Prestadora de Salud

Insur Compañía de Seguros

Cuponium Corporation

Red de Combustibles Líquidos

Sistemas de Administración Hospitalaria

Seguros Confianza

Saint-Gobain Perú


Deutsche Pharma

Laboratorios Bago del Peru

Laboratorios Elifarma

Grupo Inmobiliario Imagina

Explotación Agrícola Curumuy

Open World Mining

Miró Quesada & Miranda

Miró Quesada & Miranda‘s dispute resolution practice is jointly headed by name partner Gustavo Miró Quesada, who focuses on financial, corporate, civil and construction-related disputes, and Rodolfo Miranda, who specialises in civil contracting, government procurement, construction and investment disputes. The practice focuses on construction, corporate and commercial disputes, and is experienced in both domestic and international arbitration, with recent work including its representation of a Spanish company in a case against the Mexican government. Associates Franchesco Scarafone and Marcela Valverde are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Gustavo Miró Quesada; Rodolfo Miranda


‘MQ&M is a great team, very collaborative. They go deep into cases and are very detail oriented. They have very talented young lawyers.’

‘Dedication and passion for every detail are the best qualities of the team. They work very hard and it shows in their presentations and reports in arbitrations.’

Key clients

Odebrecht Latinvest Perú

Consorcio Costa Verde Callao

Gasoducto Sur Peruano

CNO Sucursal del Perú

Odebrecht Peru Ingeniería y Construcción


Consorcio Kuelap

Concesionaria Trasvase Olmos

Inversiones en Infraestructura de Transporte por Ductos

Osterling Abogados

The dispute resolution practice at Osterling Abogados is led by civil and commercial litigator Enrique Ferrando, who also leads arbitration cases for key clients. The department's caseload includes disputes involving insurance, construction, public works and product liability, as well as arbitrations between individuals. Other key names in the practice include arbitration co-leader Gabriel Loli and associate Malgorzata (Gosia) Judkiewicz-Garvan.

Practice head(s):

Enrique Ferrando


‘They have always shown themselves willing to support us in everything we need. Excellent disposition and speed of response.’

‘Excellent knowledge of the Peruvian market.’

‘Enrique Ferrando: encyclopedic knowledge of Peruvian Law. A great contribution to the whole team. Gabriel Loli: a great lawyer. Responsible and reacts fast.’

Key clients

Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros

Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios Perú

Gol TV Latinamerica


Rimac Empresa Prestadora de Salud


Prieto Ingenieros Consultores

Asociación Educativa Edumax

Work highlights

  • Defended Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros in an arbitration initiated by LDS in which it claimed $30m compensation resulting from the loss that occurred during the construction of the hydroelectric power plant.
  • Successfully defended Priconsa in an arbitration initiated by ELOR claiming breach of contract.

Santiváñez Abogados

The litigation and arbitration practice at Santiváñez Abogados specialises in the energy sector, with clients active in the power distribution, gas and electricity segments. Co-head Fidel Rocha is experienced in regulatory issues in the energy and infrastructure sectors, while associate and fellow practice head Emily Horna is particularly adept at handling controversies related to concession contracts. Other key practitioners include name partner Roberto Santivañez, experienced in transactional work for the energy sector, and Paul Sumar.

Practice head(s):

Fidel Rocha; Emily Horna


‘Quality and personalised attention. Digital access channels. Access to information on topics of interest and current affairs through the virtual channels of the firm.’

‘Roberto Santivañez – Personalised attention and with a lot of knowledge of our sector and our business, which allows his attention to be at a level.’

‘Emily Horna – Very detailed in each step that they recommend to resolve controversies. Personalised and direct attention.’

Key clients

Compañía Eléctrica El Platanal

SDF Energía

Empresa Regional de Servicio Público de Electricidad del Sur Este

Empresa Regional de Servicio Público de Electricidad Electro Norte Medio

Empresa Regional de Distribución Eléctrica del Centro

Work highlights

  • Represented CELEPSA in ad hoc arbitration against the Peruvian Power Network Operator concerning the application of certain transmission fees.
  • Represented SDFE in arbitration against COES, with the purpose of obtaining the annulment of two decisions.
  • Assisted ELD in claiming the nullity of a decision taken by the Energy and Mining Investment Supervisory Agency of Peru denying the approval of the reschedule of investments for the 2017-2021 Transmission Investment Plan.