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 and associates Ángela Cámara, Javier Ferrero and Claudia Arméstar. Enrique Johanson left the firm.
Dispute resolution: Arbitration in Peru
Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International
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.’
Fondo de Vivienda Policial
Metro de Lima Línea 2
Gilat to Home to Perú
Telefónica del Perú
- 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.
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.
‘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.’
Quanta Services Inc.
APM Terminals Callao
Autopista del Norte
Redes Andinas de Comunicaciones
Red de Energía del Perú
Banco de la Nación
Dessau International Inc.
- 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.
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.
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.’
Banco de Crédito del Perú
Mapfre Perú Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros
Enel Generación Perú
- 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.
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.
‘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.’
Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados
Boutique firm Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados boasts a strong dispute resolution team, with founding partners Alfredo Bullard and Huáscar Ezcurra jointly heading the practice. The team has experience across the energy, oil, insurance, gas, construction, fishing and transport industries, where it handles both domestic and international arbitration. To further its international offering, the firm opened a Madrid office in September 2022, which is headed by Bullard. Other key contacts include Milan Pejnovic, who was promoted to partner in January 2023, and associates Rodrigo La Rosa and Carlos Ríos.
Alfredo Bullard Gonzalez; Huáscar Ezcurra Rivero
‘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.’
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.
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.’
ABB Canada y ABB Sweden
Construcoes e Comercio Camargo Correa
Convial Sierra Norte
Concesionaria Interoceánica Sur Tramo 2
Concesionaria Interoceánica Sur Tramo 3
ARSA Energy Capital
ESPARQ CIESA Contratistas Generales
Corporacion Peruana de Aeropuertos y Aviación Comercial
Empresa de Transformación Agraria
Club Tennis Las Terrazas Miraflores
Aguaytia Energy del Peru
- 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.
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.’
Republic of Peru
Korea National Oil Corporation
Posco International Corporation
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
Productos Roche QF
Arsiza Contratistas Generales
- 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‘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.
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.’
The Republic of Peru
Consorcio Vial Piura
Frontera Energy del Perú
Banco Internacional del Perú
Consorcio Cosapi – Johesa
Internacional de Títulos Sociedad Titulizadora
- 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.
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.
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.’
Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFP
Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima
China Harbour Engineering Co.
- 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‘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.
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.’
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.
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.’
Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima
Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo
UVK Multicines Central
Obras de Ingeniería
Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo
Consorcio Ica Segura
- 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.
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.
Luis Alberto Liñan; Michelle Barclay; Carlos Hamann; Ramon Huapaya; Alessandra Cocchella
‘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.’
Transportadora De Gas Del Peru
Compañía Operadora Del Gas
Autopista Del Norte
Asociación Promotora de Apostolado
Calidda Gas Natural del Perú
Telefónica del Perú
- 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.
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)
- 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.
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.’
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.
Jaime Heredia; Adolfo Pinillos
Okra Energy – Lantera Energy
Ariana Management Corporation
Consorcio Asociación De Bancos
Gas Natural de Lima y Callao
Telefónica del Perú
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
- 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‘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.
American Airlines INC.
Andean Telecom Partners Peru
Anglo American Quellaveco
Caja de Pensiones Militar y Policial
Cia. Minera Santa Luisa
Citybike – San Isidro
Consorcio Minero Horizonte
Empresa de Generación Eléctrica del Sur
Frontera Energy Peru
Huawei del Peru
La Positiva Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros
Minera Barrick Peru
Minera Boroo Misquichilca
Minera Chinalco Peru
Olympic Peru Inc
Peruvian Tours Agency
Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima
- 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.
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.‘
Corporación Aceros Arequipa
Laboratorios AC Farma
- 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‘ 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.
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.’
- 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.
Ricardo Carrillo Garrat
- 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.
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.’
Constructora San José
Imesapi Sucursal Perú
Impresa Pizzarotti & C.
Copisa Constructora Pirenaica
Honda del Perú
Geoconsult S.A. Consultores Generales
Castilho Engenharia e Empreendimentos
- 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‘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.
Manuel Villa-García; Carlos Martínez; Cecilia Catacora
Mar Andino Perú
ACS Solutions Peru
Desarrollos Terrestres Perú
Nokia Solutions And Networks
EDP Ingeniería y Construcción
Toyota Del Perú
- 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.
Miguel Grau Q.; Augusto Pereyra
EECOL Electric Perú
Johnson Controls Perú
Blay Family (Corporación Aceros Arequipa)
Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston
Banco Internacional del Perú
BBVA Banco Continental
Inversiones Nacionales de Turismo
Procter & Gamble Perú
Compañía Eléctrica El Platanal
Pacifico Entidad Prestadora de Salud
Insur Compañía de Seguros
Red de Combustibles Líquidos
Sistemas de Administración Hospitalaria
Laboratorios Bago del Peru
Grupo Inmobiliario Imagina
Explotación Agrícola Curumuy
Open World Mining
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.
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.’
Odebrecht Latinvest Perú
Consorcio Costa Verde Callao
Gasoducto Sur Peruano
CNO Sucursal del Perú
Odebrecht Peru Ingeniería y Construcción
Concesionaria Trasvase Olmos
Inversiones en Infraestructura de Transporte por Ductos
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.
‘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.’
Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros
Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios Perú
Gol TV Latinamerica
Rimac Empresa Prestadora de Salud
Prieto Ingenieros Consultores
Asociación Educativa Edumax
- 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.
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.
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.’
Compañía Eléctrica El Platanal
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
- 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.