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Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution: Litigation

Specialist disputes boutique Aguado & Ruiz Abogados is jointly headed by José Aguado López and Milo Ruiz González and was founded in 2018; the practice is experienced in commercial and civil litigation as well as administrative proceedings against Peruvian agencies.
The disputes team at the former Miguel Mur Abogados - now known as Valderrama Abogados -is led by Enrique Figueroa, whose June 2020 arrival at the firm kickstarted an arbitration and litigation practice, best known for its highly specialised service in the judicial credit recovery.

Dispute resolution: Litigation in Peru

Miranda & Amado

Miranda & Amado‘s litigation team is highly regarded in the market, counting household name companies on its client roster. The team is especially adept at handling complex regulatory disputes, with expertise in the mining, power, infrastructure, oil and gas, telecoms and electricity sectors. The practice is jointly headed by Giovanni Priori, whose recent work includes advising Telefónica del Perú on numerous cases, including the reversal of multiple Supreme Court rulings, and Mauricio Raffo, who has more than 25 years of experience as a litigator. Fellow seasoned litigator Santiago Carrillo is another key contact, and in recent team developments, Carlos Glave was promoted to partner in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Giovanni Priori; Mauricio Raffo


‘Great knowledge in handling litigation in arbitration and before the judiciary, always ready to promptly attend to our needs, with great efficiency, clarity and professionalism, especially Giovanni Priori.’

‘It is a mature team with technical knowledge and commitment to the client. They are available at all times.’

‘Giovanni Priori stands out for his excellent handling of both theory and practice, without a doubt he is the one who makes the difference in the team and is the reason why we have the services of his team.’

‘The level of attention is superior to other firms with which we have worked.’

‘Its strong point is the great professional quality, timely, efficient, and clear attention.’

‘The 24/7 availability and an interdisciplinary team that complements each other.’

Key clients

Telefónica del Perú

Gas Natural de Lima y Callao

Minera las Bambas

Minera Antapaccay


Repsol Group



Compañía Minera Ares

Work highlights

  • Advised Telefónica del Perú on a civil dispute between two major telecoms companies, in which one of its competitors sought to sue the client for damages resulting from a decision made by the telecoms authority.
  • Advised Telefónica del Perú on 10 complex cases involving the reversal of multiple Supreme Court rulings and an order for the tax court to comply in administrative proceedings on all tax claims.
  • Advised Las Bambas Mining on developing both constitutional and contentious administrative strategies to protect land rights and water use rights.

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

The highly regarded litigation division of Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados‘ dispute resolution team is jointly headed by José Tam, Arturo Aza and Renzo Carrasco. Tam specialises in civil, commercial and constitutional litigation, while Aza is skilled in handling complex constitutional and public law litigation. Carrasco is experienced in representing high-level executives and companies in complex commercial litigation proceedings. Fabrizio Castellano advises clients on telecoms and mining litigation cases, and associate Mayra Jimenez is experienced in contentious administrative and constitutional proceedings. Renato Gil specialises in litigation proceedings concerning environmental and public law proceedings.

Practice head(s):

José Tam; Arturo Aza; Renzo Carrasco

Other key lawyers:

Fabrizio Castellano; Mayra Jimenez; Renato Gil


‘Estudio Rodrigo can effectively link the needs and realities of our business with the processes and arbitrations that occur within the framework of our activities.’

‘The knowledge of the client, the quality of the answers, and the willingness and constant availability stand out. Arturo Aza has a broad spectrum of experience in all litigious matters. Daniel de la Vega in labour litigation knows how to reach the judiciary and is really convincing.’

‘I appreciate the flexibility of their work and the constant support and availability they give me.’

‘I would highlight Fabrizio Castellano and Bruno Zanolo.’

‘They are the best in procedural legal strategy, they are so incorporated in the processes. What stands out in addition to commitment is the capacity for strategy.’

‘Arturo Aza: we consider that he is a strategic lawyer, committed, very detailed in his work, he also stands out in being able to explain issues that are very legalistic and particular to managers and boards where there are no lawyers.’

Key clients

Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde

Compañía Minera Antamina

Southern Perú Copper Corporation Sucursal del Perú

Luz del Sur

Gases del Norte del Perú

Entel Perú

Minera Chinalco Perú

Anglo American Quellaveco


Minera Las Bambas

DLA Piper Perú

DLA Piper Perú‘s dispute resolution team offers clients advice on various contentious matters, including real estate rights, commercial disputes, constitutional cases, contractual litigation and private international law. The team utilises its global network to assist clients in cross-border disputes, with co-heads Guillermo Hesse and Hernán Jordán adept at handling international litigation. Of counsel Javier Abusada, with more than 20 years’ experience as a litigator, is also a key contact for tax, administrative sanctions and telecoms matters. Associates Alejandro Tello and Ricardo Geldres are also names to note for litigation.

Practice head(s):

Guillermo Hesse; Hernán Jordán


‘I have seen a highly prepared team to carry out a case with great strategy. I notice a renewed team with young lawyers but who have the same winning spirit as the firm’s senior lawyers.’

‘Its best experience in this precise field is notorious as to propose a winning strategy and overcome objections by the counterparty.’

‘Guillermo Hesse is outstanding as manager and director of the legal strategy of each case, and in monitoring the different procedural stages.’

Key clients

Corporacion Financiera de Desarrollo

ARSA Capital Investment

Savia Perú

Concesionaria IIRSA Norte

Concesionaria Interoceánica Sur Tramo 2

Concesionaria Interoceánica Sur Tramo 3


Línea Amarilla Brasil Participacoes

Nycander von Massenbach Family

Star Up

Comercio y Servicios de la Selva

Liquidez Perú

Work highlights

  • Advised on litigation initiated by a public entity seeking to annul arbitral awards.
  • Advised on litigation against a public entity for annulment of a land transport agreement.
  • Advised on the enforcement of an arbitral award and debt collections.

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

The litigation arm of the dispute resolution team at Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International is headed by Ana Maria Arrarte and is particularly known for its expertise in constitutional litigation. The practice is experienced in sectors such as energy, telecoms, mining, construction, finance and retail, with the team offering clients assistance on matters including annulments of arbitration awards, civil actions, and defence against compensation claims. Other key contacts for litigation include Yvo Cuba, counsel Roxana Gayoso and senior associate Hugo Alonzo, who supports clients including AZTECA and Lima Expresa on litigation and administrative issues. Javier de Belaunde, Samuel Abad, Enrique Johanson and senior associate Federico de Cárdenas left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Ana Maria Arrarte


‘The prestige and high quality of the partners and associates are recognised nationally in Peru.’

‘The team is highly specialised in different areas of law, with a very good level of knowledge of the different areas and problems that arise in engineering at a legal level.’

‘What sets them apart is the friendliness and personal quality of the partners I have dealt with, prompt attention and responses, with clear and well-defined criteria and positions from the outset.’

Key clients

AFP Integra

Agroindustrial Laredo

Azteca Comunicaciones Perú


Cía. Operadora de Gas

Consorcio Nippon Koei Co.

Constructora Valko



IBT LLC Sucursal Perú


La Fiduciaria

Leche Gloria

Lima Expresa


Procter & Gamble Perú

Unilever Andina Perú

Puig Perú

Beautyge Andina


Kera Cosmética

Natura Cosméticos

BFS Perú

Distribuidora las Poncianas

Ale LImposer



Perfumerías Unidas


Dupree Venta Directa

Olvi Global Company


Metro de Lima Línea 2




Ortiz Construcciones y Proyectos





Telefónica del Perú

Work highlights

  • Obtained a favourable decision for client América Móvil Perú issued by the Superior Court, which the Ministry of Transport and Communications has challenged.
  • Represented Conalvías Construcciones in more than four judicial processes of annulment of arbitration awards in the Commercial Court of Justice of Lima.
  • Advised Agroindustrial Laredo on major judicial cases involving property rights of its agriculture land (more than 1,500 acres).


The well-regarded litigation team at Garrigues is jointly led by Hugo Forno Flórez and Melissa Nuñez Santti. Núñez is particularly experienced in the negotiation and defence of civil and commercial claims, and Forno draws on over three decades of experience to handle civil and contracts matters, and is also active in assisting clients with dispute prevention. Recent work handled by the team includes the annulment of arbitral awards, representing clients in real estate disputes, defending clients against insurance disputes, and assisting clients in contractual and tax disputes. Associates Javier Bueno Zúñiga and Javier Jimeno Goicochea are key names for civil and commercial litigation. Fellow associate Jose Vera Uturunco possesses particular expertise representing telecoms, energy, security and construction clients, while associate Kevin Villanueva Sotomayor is especially experienced in civil litigation.

Practice head(s):

Hugo Forno Flórez; Melissa Núñez Santti


‘All the processes entrusted to Estudio Garrigues, specifically to partner Melissa Núñez, have been won. Entrusting Estudio Garrigues with the defense of a dispute is guaranteed success, due to its commitment to the client, the professionalism and technical skills of its partners and its empathy with its client.’

‘The professional and personal quality of Melissa Núñez and Hugo Forno. Professionals with qualities and skills recognised in the market.’

Key clients

Financiera Confianza

Telefónica del Perú

Viva GyM

Veolia Servicios Perú


Taxi Beat

Sociedad de Beneficencia del Cusco

Productos Tissue

Agustí y Masoliver

Consorcio Paz y Vida

Banco de Crédito del Perú

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia


Consorcio JJC-COSAPI

Empresa Regional de Servicio Público de Electricidad del Norte

Vera & Moreno

Consorcio Vera & Moreno

Work highlights

  • Represented Sociedad de Beneficencia del Cusco in a process initiated by the Machu Picchu Consortium to obtain the annulment of an arbitral award.
  • Defended Financiera Confianza in a judicial claim to recognise ownership of a commercial slogan that was improperly granted by INDECOPI to a third party.
  • Defended Telefónica at a critical stage of a debt execution in a civil proceeding filed by construction company Santa Graciela.

Hernández & Cía

The litigation practice at Hernández & Cía was given a significant boost in early 2023 with the arrival of Javier de Belaunde López de Romaña, Samuel Abad, Enrique Johanson and senior associate Federico de Cárdenas from Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International and Sheilah Vargas from Sheilah Vargas - Litigios y Arbitraje. The practice offers clients expertise in areas such as tax, constitutional, administrative, civil and contractual litigation matters, with recent work examples including assisting Equinox International in a judicial process against the tax court and SUNAT. The team is headed by Jorge Luis Zubiate, who has specialist experience acting as a legal advisor to banks, financial services, mining and fishing companies. Associate Sebastián Linares Luna is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Luis Zubiate Henrici


‘Hernandez & Cia. is a firm that provides solid legal services in all major practice areas in the country.’

‘They have always provided excellent professional advice. It is a firm that can compete with any large-scale law firm, especially in areas such as tax, customs, corporate, civil-criminal-constitutional, labor, mining, among other service areas.’

Key clients

Universidad Tecnológica Del Perú

Equinox International

Arenera La Molina

Banco Internacional Del Peru


Pavco Wavin

Lima Expresa

Patrimonio En Fideicomiso D.S. 093-2002-Ef Interproperties Peru

Universidad San Ignacio De Loyola

Inmobiliaria Marítima

Work highlights

  • Represented Banco Internacional del Peru – Interbank in more than 100 judicial processes in civil and contractual matters.
  • Provided legal representation to Universidad Tecnológica del Perú in a constitutional process against SUNAT and the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) before the Constitutional Court.
  • Sponsored major real estate and construction company Arenera La Molina.

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

The litigation team at Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados assists both domestic and international clients from a broad range of industries, including telecoms, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, media, oil and gas, and financial services. The team is jointly headed by name partner Fernando Meléndez, experienced litigator and previous in-house adviser Edwin Pezo, and experienced litigator Ericka Angulo. Angulo is particularly adept at litigating cases in the industrial sugar, real estate and insurance sectors. Associates Julissa Yamani and Mateo Salinas lead matters in administrative litigation and constitutional litigation, respectively. In personnel developments, senior associate Claudia Quispe arrived from Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas in March 2022.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Meléndez; Edwin Pezo; Ericka Angulo


‘I am very satisfied with the service they provide. They are very proactive and are interested in knowing the details of the client’s business to provide assertive and efficient advice.’

‘Mauricio Olaya: Very proactive and innovative. Fernando Meléndez: Very professional, direct and efficient. José Ballón: Committed and responsible. Ricardo Herrera: Good counselor and problem solver.’

‘The team led by Fernando Meléndez is one of the best litigation teams in Peru. They have a lot of experience in handling important cases and are capable of navigating complicated situations based on reliable information. A not minor issue is the transparency and correct values that they use when interacting in procedural issues.’

‘The experience and mastery of technical issues of each of the team members makes them stand out from their competitors.’

‘An expeditious team that correctly analysed the client’s problem, using the procedural tools available.’

Key clients

Telefónica del Perú

Nestlé Perú

Mall Plaza Inmobiliaria

Bayer Perú

Desarrollos Terrestres


Johnson & Johnson del Perú

Olympic Perú

Grupo La República

Work highlights

  • Advised Telefónica del Perú against the tax administration in processes where the highest tax obligation in Peruvian history is discussed.
  • Advised a consortium of Peruvian (Intercorp Group) origin on its various multinational companies (retail, banking, educational).
  • Advised Desarrollos Terrestres, a telecoms company, on its cases against the Municipality of Lima concerning authorisations to install telecoms stations.

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 experienced in both domestic and international arbitration. Luis Bustamante and Micaela Ortiz – who was promoted to partner in December 2022 – specialise in commercial, civil and administrative litigation, with Bustamante possessing particular expertise in the construction sector. Mayra Bryce is experienced in civil and contractual litigation and was promoted to partner in December 2022, while associates Maria Fernanda Corrochano and Jasmín Alarcón also work on all types of national and international litigation.

Practice head(s):

Julio César Pérez; Mario Reggiardo


‘The PRCP team is very complete, and what distinguishes them is their ability to provide various solutions with a high probability of success.’

‘We have worked with Payet in the arbitration and litigation area and they offer a service with a much higher quality than others. Always available, which is very important due to the time difference, they inform you of legislative updates and their impact on the procedure, they seek better strategies, billing facilities and linked to success.’

‘I would like to mention Cesar Carlín, Luis Bustamante, and Valeria Mas. Very professional, didactic as soon as they explain the nuances of Peruvian legislation, very precise in their writings, willing to listen to other alternatives.’

‘The lawyer who stands out is César Carlin. A methodical lawyer who knows a lot about how civil processes and arbitrations are handled. Without a doubt, he is the best member of the PRCP team.’

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 on 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 an oil spill.
  • Advised Conelsur LT on a judicial process initiated by Luz del Sur, which is requesting the annulment of a resolution issued by OSINERGMIN concerning energy projects.

Benites, Vargas & Ugaz

Benites, Vargas & Ugaz‘s litigation practice is jointly led by Diego Martínez Villacorta and Ricardo Carrillo Garrat, who were both promoted to partner in 2021 and are skilled in arbitration and litigation. The team as a whole assists clients in civil, corporate, commercial, administrative and constitutional litigation, with a variety of sector experience, covering mining, banking, telecoms and infrastructure, among others. Notable clients on the roster include Telefónica del Perú and Banco Santander. Other key practitioners are senior associate Christian Wong, who specialises in commercial and administrative litigation, and Alexander Conde, who joined the firm in April 2022 and specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Carrillo Garrat

Key clients

Tecno Fast


Cooperativa San Francisco


Aqua Expeditions


International Parts Service Peru

Tren Urbano de Lima


Standard Chartered Bank

Gilat Networks Peru

Banco de Crédito del Peru

BBVA Banco Continental

Banco Interbank

Scotiabank Peru

Kimberly Clark Peru

IBT Group Perú

Telefonica del Peru


Minera del Norte


The Agrarian University La Molina

Menorca Inversiones


Banco Santander

Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Machupicchu

Lima Expresa

Minera Lincuna

Universidad Científica del Sur

Work highlights

  • Defended Gilat in a proceeding initiated by a consortium which is questioning the validity of the awarded tender to Gilat and is requesting the agreements signed with Gilat be annulled.
  • Represented Banco Santander Peru in legal action brought by Herco, requesting nullity of a loan contract and all its guarantees, which amount to $11.5m.

CMS Grau

CMS Grau‘s litigation practice is led by Luis Alberto Linan, who brings 25 years of litigation experience to the team, and Alessandra Cocchella, who has more than 15 years of experience in litigation as well as extensive expertise in constitutional law. Key sectors for the practice include aviation, energy, financial services, mining, telecoms and technology, with prominent clients including Alicorp, Unna Energia and Banco de Crédito del Perú. The team is active in corporate and administrative litigation, as well as civil and constitutional processes. Luis Miguel Manrique Ruesta is recommended for designing strategies for the prevention and resolution of conflicts. Since publication, the team has been strengthened with the hire of Karina Urquizo - formerly a principal associate at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria - as a partner (effective March 2024); however, Cocchella has subsequently left the firm as of May 2024.

Practice head(s):

Luis Alberto Liñan


‘A commitment to the client’s cause and also an always objective point of view to estimate the real chances in each litigation.’

‘Alessandra Cocchella is an impressive litigator, with a lot of character and drive, always with good advice and a deep knowledge of civil law. Luis Alberto Liñán is a good and orderly support. Marco Antonio Ortega Piana: he is a solid and prestigious civil engineer who always gives the best recommendations.’

‘Luis Alberto Liñán is an excellent professional, with very good legal and litigation knowledge.’

Key clients

Shell GNL Perú

Huawei del Perú

Real Plaza

Autopista del Norte



Unna Energia

Minera Las Bambas

Banco de Crédito del Perú

Compañía Minera Buenaventura

Work highlights

  • Advised Shell on the constitutional process of protection against a regulation issued by the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru that affects Shell’s constitutional rights.
  • Advised DERCO CENTER on litigation related to the sale and mass distribution of cars, trucks and other vehicles in the automotive sector.
  • Advised Huawei del Perú on its negotiations and litigation processes, including against PAE Peru Ingenieria de Servicios, a company that terminated the infrastructure installation and maintenance contract with Huawei.

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria‘s litigation practice is jointly led by Ramiro Portocarrero and Sebastián Basombrio, who are both skilled in assisting clients in judicial litigation proceedings. Notable areas of expertise for the department include regulatory, constitutional, civil and commercial litigation. The team has also seen recent growth in tax litigation, a practice which has expanded under the joint leadership of Basombrio, Portocarrero and principal associate Karina Urquizo, who is also recommended for her skill in complex commercial and administrative litigation. Since publication, Urquizo has left the firm - effective as of March 2024.

Practice head(s):

Ramiro Portocarrero; Sebastián Basombrío


‘Excellent team that allows us to react adequately to client requirements.’

‘Sebastián Basombrío and Sonia Queija are excellent professionals. I love reviewing the legal writings that Sonia and Sebastián prepare.’

‘The litigation team advising us is one that demonstrates knowledge and experience in the judicial field.’

‘Karina Urquizo leads our judicial processes in a very proactive way and above all with adequate knowledge of the judicial system, advising us in a clear and concise manner on what can happen in the judicial field, be it the pros or cons.’

Key clients

Concesionaria Vial del Perú

Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Machupicchu

BHP Perú

Latam Airlines Perú

Inversiones Centenario

Mondelez Perú

Inversiones Educa

Villa Club

Phoenix Tower International Perú

Empresa Radiodifusora 1160

Huawei del Perú

Work highlights

  • Advised ConcesionariaVial del Perú on a constitutional process to obtain an injunction of Law No. 31018.
  • Assisted EGEMSA in the defense of an arbitral award, which was upheld by the Commercial Chamber of the Superior Court of Lima and set up a new standard for reasoning in arbitral awards.

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

The litigation practice at Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is overseen by Roger Zavaleta Rodriguez, an experienced litigator with more than 20 years’ experience in the field. The team is able to cover civil, commercial, constitutional and public law litigation, and works with other practices within the firm, such as tax and M&A, to assist its clients. Sector experience includes telecoms, financial services, retail, fishing and construction, among others. Associate Úrsula Piedra is recommended for her work in proceedings before administrative entities and judicial courts, while fellow associate Rodrigo Saldarriaga is noted for assisting in the annulment and enforcement of awards.

Practice head(s):

Roger Zavaleta Rodríguez


‘Very good treatment. Works with a sense of urgency.’

‘They have a lot of experience in the development of administrative and judicial processes. They know how to file a claim according to the corresponding route in order to obtain a good result, trying to optimise times.’

‘Roger Zavaleta stands out for his experience and his accurate recommendations regarding the avenues and petitions to be considered as a dispute in the processes, according to the nature of the dispute.’

Key clients

Entel Perú

Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo

Banco Agropecuario

Tai Loy

Grupo El Comercio

Ummana de Alimentos

Tecnológica de Alimentos


Grupo El Comercio

Altima Global Special Situations Master Fund

Obras de ingeniería

Work highlights

  • Represented Entel Perú in a judicial claim against the Tax Court in a disputed value at more than $80m, in which a favourable decision before the Supreme Court was gained.
  • Advised COFIDE in a $7m judicial process, in which the firm was able to annul the first instance sentence that declared the trust contract null and void.
  • Advised COFIDE in two constitutional proceedings, in which it requested the nullity of the resolution that declared the award valid.

Rodríguez Angobaldo Abogados

The 30-strong litigation team at Rodríguez Angobaldo Abogados is co-led by founding partner Fernando Rodriguez Angobaldo and seasoned litigator Jaime Heredia. In a headline mandate, the team is advising Scotiabank Perú on 110 lawsuits relating to civil, commercial and consumer protection issues, while - more broadly - the practice handles matters across a wide range of sectors including regulated areas such as finance, telecoms, healthcare, oil and gas, and mining. It is especially adept at handling controversies in the telecoms infrastructure sector, as showcased by the firm’s recent representation of Telefónica del Peru in an administrative case challenging fines imposed by OSIPTEL. Key support is provided by a strong bench of senior associates, including Joel Campos, Lucero Ramírez Izaguirre and Marco Torres Maldonado. However, partner Adolfo Pinillos left the firm with effect from June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Rodríguez Angobaldo; Jaime Heredia

Key clients

Banco de Crédito del Perú

Scotiabank Peru

BBVA Banco Continental

Banco de la Nación

Banco Pichincha

Telefónica del Perú

Entel Perú

Andean Telecom Partners

SBA Communications Co.

Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros

Pacífico Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros

La Positiva Seguros

Arthur J. Gallager Corredores de Seguros

Clínica Delgado

Repsol Energy Peru

Corporación Primax

Eductrade Sucursal Peru

Grupo GMI

Minera Yanacocha SRL

Corporación Aceros Arequipa

Arte Express & Compañía

Companía Minera Condestable

Work highlights

  • Co-counseled Ariana Management Corporation in international arbitration before the Court of Arbitration of the Lima Chamber of Commerce.
  • Defended San Agustin in several proceedings as part of a strategy to recover properties taken illegally and to obtain payment of compensation at current market value.
  • Represented Cultivos Ecológicos Del Perú in proceedings related to a financing and a trust agreement.

Rubio Leguía Normand

Experienced litigator Bruno Marchese, who has more than 30 years of experience in the field and a particular specialism within the aeronautical sector, leads the dispute resolution team at Rubio Leguía Normand. Experienced consultant partner Fausto Viale aids the team with his expertise in civil and constitutional law, while Giancarlo Celis, who was promoted to partner in October 2023, brings experience as in-house counsel in international companies such as AB InBev. Recent work from the litigation team includes representing La Fiduciaria in a proceeding brought against Corporación Aceros Arequipa involving high levels of compensation, and representing ANDEAN in several judicial proceedings against local governments in Peru.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Marchese


‘The firm provides personalised and specialised attention according to the specific query. The relationship is direct and immediate.’

‘Bruno Marchese: Great professionalism and knowledge in procedural and administrative issues.’

Key clients

American Airlines

Andean Telecom Partners Peru

Anglo American Quellaveco

Cementos Pacasmayo

Confecciones Textimax

Huawei del Peru

La Fiduciaria

Minera Barrick Peru

Minera Chinalco Peru

Minera Yanacocha

Peruvian Tours Agency

Servicio Nacional de Adiestramiento en Trabajo Industrial

Work highlights

  • Represented Anglo American’s subsidiary Anglo American Quellaveco in different legal proceedings related to properties it acquired.
  • Represented Minera Yanacocha in two proceedings brought against the company and the Ministry of Energy and Mines, through which third parties seek to render null and void resolutions for the Conga Mining Project.

Baxel Consultores

The litigation arm of Baxel Consultores‘ dispute litigation practice complements the firm’s arbitration work; the practice is experienced in both enforcing and annulling arbitration awards, with ongoing work including representing a client in a claim to enforce an arbitration award. Juan Chang Tokushima leads the practice and regularly assists oil and gas clients in litigation, while colleagues Raffo Velasquez Melendez and Mario Drago Alfaro are experienced in civil and commercial litigation and the application of behavioural economics in litigation, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Juan Chang Tokushima

Key clients

Jockey Club del Peru

Sinohydro Corporation Limited

Rímac Seguros y Reaseguros

Inchcape Motors Peru

Empresa de Electricidad del Peru

Vistage Peru

Clinica Internacional

Work highlights

  • Represented the Jockey Club of Peru in a process against the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima concerning the execution of arbitration awards.
  • Represented Empresa Electricidad del Perú – Electroperu in an award annulment process.
  • Represented Inchcape Motors Peru in damage compensation processes.

Dentons Peru

Dentons Peru‘s dispute resolution team is headed by Claudio Cajina, who is experienced in assisting and representing both domestic and international clients, with a specialism in the real estate, manufacturing, healthcare and mining sectors. The practice is also adept at advising clients in the aviation industry on issues involving commercial and administrative litigation. Other key contacts include associates Aura Hurtado, Andrea García and Jose Miguel Cárdenas.

Practice head(s):

Claudio Cajina

Key clients

Backus AB Inbev

Empresa Ariana Operaciones Mineras

Rutas de Lima

Villa Club

Fresenius Medical Care del Perú

Sociedad Agrícola Coscalla

Inversiones San Borja

Aeropuertos Andinos

Demerge Perú

Compañía Minera Condestable

Aeropuertos del Perú

Operaciones Arcos Dorados


Grupo Pionero

Plan Vital

Fresenius Medical Care del Perú

Menorca Inversiones

Arteco Inmobiliaria

Tigre Perú Tubos y Conexiones

Omnia Médica

Cumbra Ingeniería

Consorcio GMI

Universidad Continental

Servicios Agrícola Oppenheimer Chile


Tucan Inversiones

Consorcio de Consultores en Ingeniería



Empresas Armas

Sodalitium Christianae Vitae


Hexagón Mining

Cuántica Minging

Grupo Amper

Constructora Consvial

Zest Capital

Husqvarna Perú

Estudio Linares Abogados

Boutique firm Estudio Linares Abogados specialises in disputes, with more than 30 years’ experience litigating in Peru’s courts. Key sectors for the firm include chemicals, energy, construction, industrial engineering and hospitality, with recent work including client representation in claims for damages, as well as litigation related to real estate. The team is headed by Daniel Linares Aviléz, who also assists clients with arbitration matters. Associates Héctor Campos García, Edgard Ramírez Ríos and Carla Montes Gonzáles are also key contacts for this area.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Linares Avilez


‘Knowledge and mastery of the practice as well as attention and personalised follow-up.’

‘The support they provide is very good because they are always available to assist us in calls and meetings as many times as necessary. Its strengths are the level of the professionals assigned to us and they keep us informed of the progress of the processes by sharing the status in monthly charts.’

‘Thomas Thorndike has excellent management in corporate matters and ensures that we always assign the most appropriate professional from the firm to the subject we require at each opportunity, supervising the relationship between the firm and our company. Javier Bueno sees the procedural and civil issues and has excellent availability, handling all the issues under his responsibility and speed in his responses.’


The litigation team at insurance specialist Kennedys possesses solid expertise in the area of contentious insurance claims, with recent work including its assistance to RIMAC Seguros in several recovery cases, as well as representing INSUR in a lawsuit filed against Constructora OAS Sucursal del Perú claiming reimbursement of payments as a result of the execution of several surety bonds. The practice is co-led by Marco Rivera Noya and Kodiak Semsch Gutierrez, who focuses on preventive counsel in potentially litigious matters. Associate Carolina Guerra Palomino is recommended for her knowledge of civil liability and commercial issues in high-stakes litigation.

Practice head(s):

Kodiak Semsch Gutiérrez; Marco Rivera Noya

Key clients

CNHI Industrial Capital Argentina

CNHI International

Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company

Wunderman Thompson

Procesadora Sudamericana SRL

Innovación Civil Española

Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros

AmTrust Group

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Pacífico Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros


La Positiva Seguros y Reaseguros


Mapfre Perú Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros


Work highlights

  • Assisted Wunderman Thompson in a $12m legal dispute with the Peruvian government over damages to the Intihuatana Sun Dial at Machu Picchu, which involves a joint analysis of civil, tort and administrative law.
  • Represented La Positiva in a dispute with PAPELSA over an alleged accidental fire, in which La Positiva argues that PAPELSA did not comply with policy guarantees.

Miguel Grau Q. Abogados

Miguel Grau Q. Abogados‘ dispute resolution practice is jointly headed by name partner and founder Miguel Grau Q. alongside Augusto Pereyra, who is experienced in civil, commercial, administrative and constitutional matters. The practice’s recent work includes advising an insurance client on various legal proceedings arising from credit insurance contracts, and advising a power company in several administrative litigation processes filed against the Peruvian Water National Authority. Associate Rudy Palomino Mendoza is recommended for her experience in real estate, civil liability, contractual and commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Grau Q; Augusto Pereyra

Key clients

EECOL Electric Perú

Johnson Controls Perú

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