Dispute resolution in Peru

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International is a dominant force in the arbitration and judicial arenas, fielding one of the largest teams of full-time specialists who are 'benchmarks’ in the market, 'provide solutions proactively and imaginatively’ and 'stand out for their high added value’. At the helm, Ana Maria Arrarte and Javier de Belaunde are two of the most high-profile arbitrators in the country, while fellow partner Maria del Carmen Tovar is widely respected for her expertise in concessions and regulatory matters. A vast caseload includes international commercial arbitrations in Paris, Washington DC and Peru, with a special focus on the energy, construction and public private partnerships (PPP) sectors. On the litigation side, clients laud the extensive industry knowledge demonstrated across the firm as well as niche specialisms, such as constitutional litigation, which is led by Javier de Belaunde and Samuel Abad. Other names to mention include: Yvo Cuba, who advises local and foreign companies and State-owned entities in judicial proceedings and local arbitrations; and senior associates Sheilah Vargas , Javier Ferrero and Enrique Johanson, who has 'technical capacity and commitment’ above expectations. 

Testimonials

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International and particularly Maria del Carmen Tovar  advises us in an international arbitration. She understands the contracts perfectly and knows international arbitration rules.’

They have a multidisciplinary team, led by an expert lawyer.’

Specialised team, and several litigants are benchmarks in the practice of judicial litigation.’

The lawyers at Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International have demonstrated a collaboration of high added value, giving legal weight to the initiatives proposed by our company and providing solutions proactively and imaginatively, coordinating precisely with our team. The firm stands out for its proactive and involved attitude towards the company’s objective, which constitutes a not-so-common plus in legal practice in the EPC industrial sector.’

They show immediate proactivity and agility in providing solutions or legal responses to proposals in complex situations and within limited time. This type of legal support is a differentiator in the LatAm market and stands out for its high added value. Special mention to the work of partner Enrique Johanson Cervantes, who has demonstrated a technical capacity and commitment far above the standards of the legal consultancy. His ability to contribute and give a legal response to complex proposals is differential and gives the highest levels of trust that a company needs to face complex solutions in dispute resolution.’

Key clients

Electricidad del Perú – Electroperú

Hudbay Perú

Comité de Operación Económica del Sistema Eléctrico Interconectado Nacional – COES

Innova Ambiental

Gilat Networks Perú

Activos Mineros

Petróleos del Perú

Refinería La Pampilla

L’Oréal Perú

Procter & Gamble Perú

Unilever Andina Perú

Metro de Lima Línea 2

Republic of Ecuador

Linea Amarilla

Gas Natural de Lima y Callao

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Electroperú in a $60m international arbitration under UNCITRAL rules initiated against Enel Generación Perú (Edegel) related to a breach of the power purchase agreement; also advised the client on an unsuccessful counterclaim by Enel Generación Perú (Edegel).
  • Acting for América Móvil Perú in judicial proceedings brought by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) regarding a decision by INDECOPI  concerning radio electric spectrum operator charges. Amount in dispute: $494m.
  • Acting for Gilat to Home Peru in arbitration against the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) and the Investment Fund in Telecommunications (FITEL) regarding concession and financing contracts for the installation, operation and maintenance of public telephones in rural areas. Amount of award obtained: $13.5m
  • Successfully represented the Republic of Ecuador in an arbitration against Consorcio Fronterizo related to contracts for the preparation of feasibility studies of an important bi-national irrigation project in Peru and Ecuador.
  • Advising Leche Gloria in multiple judicial proceedings to challenge administrative sanctions imposed by INDECOPI for allegedly infringing advertising and consumer rules.

Miranda & Amado

Miranda & Amado is a heavyweight in the disputes sector, its mammoth team of over 30 lawyers acting for many of the country's largest companies in business-critical disputes, a number of which are against the Peruvian State. It remains at the forefront of the Peruvian disputes market despite the 2020 departure of its eminent arbitrator and litigator Juan Luis Avendaño V to open his own practice.  He leaves behind a raft of talent in: practice head Mauricio Raffo, equally skilled in arbitration and litigation, especially in regulatory disputes; highly respected international arbitrator José Daniel Amado; Cristina Ferraro, who focuses on commercial and investment arbitration; and Giovanni Priori and Santiago Carrillo, who both lead on key matters, demonstrating how well the 2018 absorption of their former firm Priori & Carrillo has bedded in. The junior bench is extensive, comprising 25 associates who are highly praised by clients. They include 'very professional and efficient’ Carlos Glave, along with Luis Alonso Navarro and José Luis Repetto, who are all regulars on the client teams for lead matters. Among some 45 arbitrations handled by the firm during the past year alone, is representation of Autopista del Norte in its claim against the Republic of Peru regarding delays in the construction of a major road in the north of Peru, a $200m ICSID arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Mauricio Raffo

Testimonials

Giovanni Priori and Mauricio Raffo are two lawyers with whom one feels confident when entrusting them with arbitration or judicial processes. They tend to get deeply involved to understand the particularities of the case.’

The firm has a lot of experience in arbitration and judicial processes. Very proactive to define strategy.’

They know the legislation very well and once you provide them with the case information they handle it very, very accurately. Their handling of legal strategies for complex or difficult cases is very good and innovative.’

Without a doubt, Giovanni Priori is eminent in procedural and arbitration law, his handling of cases, legislation and all relevant information is very accurate and professional. In the same way, Carlos Glave has a very professional and efficient way of dealing with the problems that arise, and Annette Knell is a magnificent professional and her case management is very complete. All three generate complete confidence in the handling of the case.’

Experience and knowledge of the topics are a level above other offices. Recommended lawyers are: Giovanni Priori , Martín Sotero and Angela Zerga.’

A specialised team that knows our company and its business. High point is the ability to respond to large volumes of cases and the quality of its professionals.’

Key clients

Autopista del Norte

APM Terminals

Repsol Group

ENGIE

Red de Energía del Perú

Abengoa

Petroperu

Talma Servicios Aeroportuarios, Inversiones Talma

Enel

La Positiva Seguros

Gas Natural de Lima y Callao – Cálidda (Grupo Energía de Bogotá subsidiary)

Telefónica del Perú

Belcorp

Kallpa Generacion (IC Poder)

Las Bambas

Linde Gas

Ripley Perú

Minera Antapaccay

Work highlights

  • Acting as local counsel to Autopista del Norte in an ICSID arbitration proceeding against the Republic of Peru regarding delays on the construction of a major road in the north of Peru. Value of claim $200m.
  • Representing an international telecom company Quanta Services in an ICC arbitration against the Republic of Peru regarding the termination of a contract for the construction and set up of an internet access network in the north of Peru; value  $100m-plus.
  • Advising Banco de la Nación in a $60m dispute regarding the termination of a software implementation contract.
  • Acting for Repsol Group in a range of complex, multimillion-dollar litigation and arbitration matters.
  • Defending Gas Natural de Lima y Callao – Cálidda in approximately 35 lawsuits filed by and against Cálidda, regarding civil and commercial claims, as well as regulatory and permit disputes with the Peruvian energy regulator OSINERGMIN.

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados

The 'outstandingRodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados is a mighty force in the disputes arena where it defends the interests of some of the largest companies in the country. It has stand-out dominance in the energy and mining sector, acting for the likes of Latin America Power Perú (LAP), Luz del Sur, Minera Las Bambas and Southern Perú Copper Corporation. It successfully defended LAP in a $150m international arbitration brought by GCZ Ingenieros and GCZ Energía (GCZ) that was not only dismissed, but saw damages and costs were awarded to the client. The 19-strong team, all full-time disputes lawyers, advise across the board of civil, commercial, criminal, constitutional and public law matters. Each of the team's six partners bring niche strengths or specialism to the practice, which is led by José Tam, an expert in civil/commercial and constitutional litigation and commercial arbitration. Tam led on the LAP case alongside international arbitration specialist Italo Carrano. Juan Guillermo Lohmann has been at the pinnacle of arbitration for decades, while José Reaño heads up the firm's first-rate white-collar crime practice. Indicative of the slew of work handled by the firm, it expanded its associate bench from ten to 13 in 2019, hires including that of experienced senior associate Martin Chocano from rivals Miranda & Amado.

Practice head(s):

José Tam

Testimonials

The team, and Italo Carrano in particular, has an outstanding practice in the legal market compared to other firms due to its solid preparation and vast experience in dispute resolution.’

They are outstanding. Their experience in all kinds of cases gives them an advantage over other law firms.’

Key clients

Latin America Power Perú

Luz del Sur

Eco Express Javier Prado

Cencosud Retail Perú

Minera Las Bambas

Gases del Pacífico

Transmisora Eléctrica del Sur

Minera Chinalco Perú

Compañía Minera Antamina

Southern Perú Copper Corporation Sucursal del Perú

Entel Perú

San Fernando

Melia Hotels International

SamCorp

Hudbay Perú

Lima Airport Partners

Work highlights

  • Advising electiricty supply company Luz del Sur in a $130m arbitration proceeding against Peruvian generation company Termochilca concerning the execution of an energy supply agreement.
  • Successfully representated Latin America Power Perú (LAP) in an international arbitration filed by GCZ Ingenieros and GCZ Energía (GCZ), relating to the termination of a joint venture agreement for the development of energy projects. The claim by GCZ, value $150m,  was dismissed with LAP awarded damages and costs.
  • Acting for Cencosud Retail Perú (CRP) in a high-profile, $18m lease termination dispute with the Peruvian National Army, the landlord of real estate property used by CRP as tenant for the operation of one of its Lima malls.
  • Represented Minera Las Bambas in arbitration proceedings againt a transportation contractor related to failed contracts due to force majeure events (local riots and vandalism) impacting upon a mining project.
  • Counsel to Gases del Pacífico (GDP), the local arm of the Colombia gas pipeline concessionaire Promigas, in a $60m dispute against the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) regarding the execution of a concession agreement.

Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados

Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados focuses purely on arbitration, both domestic and international, where it is nothing less than an elite actor in the field. The top-tier regulatory firm handles some of the most economically and politically sensitive disputes on behalf of local and international companies across a broad base of industries, including energy, oil, insurance, gas, construction, fishing and transportation; and a number of matters involve representing clients against the State. Leading the practice and the majority of matters are Alfredo Bullard and Huáscar Ezcurra, both highly recognised as leading individuals; Bullard is frequently called upon to provide expert evidence in international arbitrations. They are supported by half a dozen well-trained associates, including Milan Pejnovic, who advises on investment arbitration among other areas; and Nicolás de la Flor, whose broad practice includes arbitration, ADR mechanisms, and contract and construction matters.

Work highlights

  • Acting as co-counsel -alongside a US law firm- to foreign investors in an investment arbitration against the Peruvian Government under ICSID rules, involving claims in excess of $280m.
  • Representing a Dutch investment company in the oil-and-gas sector in a consultation procedure with the Peruvian Stateunder the Peru-Netherlands bilateral investment treaty (BIT), prior to IICSID arbitration following an alleged breach of said treaty.
  • Successfully represented a high-profile energy company with foreign capital, in an arbitration regarding the construction and development of a power plant valued in excess of $80m.
  • Reached a settlement on behalf of an Italian company in a dispute with claims in excess of $40m against a major construction company in Perú.

Garrigues

Experienced duo Hugo Forno Flórez and Melissa Nuñez Santti head the practice at Garrigues; the team, having arrived two years ago from Benites, Vargas & Ugaz, has now firmly established itself. The new practice is thriving, as evidenced by a caseload of business-critical matters for a range of leading companies and the State, which it is defending in an ICSID investment arbitration against CH Mamacocha regarding a concession contract for the supply of renewable energy. Forno Flórez is recognised for expertise amassed over the course of a 34-year career in contract disputes, while Nuñez Santti is strong in civil and construction matters. Among their seven-associate team, principal Javier Bueno Zúñiga is skilled in trials against Government entities.

Key clients

Ameco Perú

Financiera Confianza

Olympic Perú Inc. Sucursal del Perú

Telefónica del Perú

Banco de Crédito del Perú

Cosapi

San Miguel Industrias PET

Telefónica Media Networks

Prosegur

Engie Energía

Petroperú

Veolia

Republic of Peru

Siemens

Fénix Power

Work highlights

  • Defending Telefónica del Perú in the Court of Appeal regarding a $70m debt collection claim brought by construction company Santa Graciela.
  • Representing the Peruvian State in ICSID investment arbitration against CH Mamacocha, regarding the annulment of a concession contract for the supply of renewable energy.
  • Defending Petroperú in pre-arbitration strategy, relating to a claim by Técnicas Reunidas (TR) concerning the rise in costs of the modernisation of the Talara refinery to $550m.
  • Acting for Viva GyM in a proceedings filed by Aeroclub del Peru requesting an annulment of the sale of properties owned by the State, which were to be used for the construction of social housing.

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

The integrated litigation and arbitration practice at Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados is instructed by multiple leading companies on a range of matters, from shareholder arbitrations on behalf of conglomerates (Wong Group) to defending product liability cases for a leading pharmaceutical multinational (Bayer). Of note is the firm's busy caseload of judicial proceedings against the Peruvian tax authority, SUNAT, where the firm is acting for Telefónica del Perú, Compañía Minera Buenaventura and Interbank. Strong leadership by Fernando Meléndez, who fronts the tax litigation and much of the broader caseload, is supported by the expertise of arbitrator Edwin Pezo and litigator Ericka Angulo. Among eight dedicated associates, seniors Julissa Yamani and Carla Cueva, and semi-senior Carla De Los Santos - formerly of Estudio Simons - who joined the firm in August 2019, constitute a strong second line.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Meléndez

Key clients

Citibank del Perú

Telefónica del Perú

Transportadora de Gas del Perú

Corporación EW

Enel Distribución (Enel Group)

Pesquera Exalmar

Banco Internacional del Perú – INTERBANK

Scotiabank Perú

Savia Perú

Hunt Oil

Empresa Agraria Azucarera Andahuasi

Corporación EW

Work highlights

  • Acting for Telefónica del Perú in almost 20 judicial actions against the SUNAT (Peruvian tax authority), regarding the payment of taxes, total potential value $2bn.
  • Advising Empresa Agraria Azucarera Andahuasi, owned by the Wong Group, in several shareholder arbitration proceedings arising out of a dispute over the company’s control between the Bustamante and Wong groups.
  • Representing national electricity utility Enel Distribución (Enel Group) in challenging a deicision by regulator OSINERGMIN concerning Enel’s (and other electritiy companies) fixing of pricing tariffs, which resulted in the State setting price rates.
  • Defending Bayer in a multijurisdiction product liability claim, value $16m, brought by a consumer.

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

A slew of big-name domestic companies turn to Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados to fight their largest battles, be they against the tax authority, regulatory bodies, or in the courts or arbitration forums. The 2019 hire of Mario Reggiardo from Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados is paying dividends, attracting significant domestic arbitration cases to the firm. It can now boast strength in all key areas: litigation, arbitration and white-collar crime. Julio César Pérez leads the litigation practice and boasts an extensive caseload of high-impact conflicts for the likes of Scotiabank, Enel Generación Piura and Interbank. Fellow co-head Reggiardo leads the arbitration side and brings ICC arbitration experience to the firm. The two partners lead a bank of 25 associates, including seniors Francisco Ugaz, a key figure for criminal advisory and litigation matters; and Mayra Bryce, who is regularly involved in lead international arbitration matters, and Luis Bustamante and Alessandra Mendoza; all three undertake administrative, civil and commercial litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration.

Testimonials

Commitment and speed of response, great preparation and professionalism.’

The support they provide us is superior to that offered by other firms for the same cases. The lawyers in charge of defending our cases are 100% committed, always looking for new defence arguments that may be applicable, constant monitoring of our cases and contacting us to keep us informed of the status and answer any queries that may arise.’

The partner in charge, Julio César Pérez, is 100% involved in the cases and actively participates in them. The team has not only worked with us on the legal defence side but on a comprehensive strategy in order to obtain favourable results.’

High level of customer commitment, knowledge of standards. Julio César Pérez is a remarkable lawyer with a high level of knowledge and is an excellent person.’

They are a team specialised in litigation issues, distinguished for being highly oriented to achieving positive results, with important technical support that allows for coordination and joint work with our internal team. It has comparative advantages with other law firms, regarding speed of attention, permanent follow-up of topics and quick attention.’

Julio César Pérez has broad expertise in litigation and surrounding issues, with an ability to design strategies aimed at reducing risks and evaluating the best alternatives for a positive outcome. [The firm] also provides permanent monitoring and constant coordination of the topics assigned to it.’

I should highlight the firm’s professionalism, permanent availability and commitment. Also, the standard of quality and timeliness of the service established by the leaders of the team, qualities that I consider make this firm and its litigation area the best and most recommended on the market.’

Commitment, professionalism and knowledge of the subject are qualities that define them as leading specialists in the market. Being a fairly homogeneous team that stands out in its entirety, I cannot fail to highlight Julio César Pérez, Luis BustamanteAlessandra Mendoza, Mayra Bryce, Máximo Gordillo and Mario Reggiardo as outstanding.’

Key clients

Scotiabank Perú

Savia

Fenix Power

Corporación EW

Grupo Gloria

Intercorp

Enel Generation

Algeciras Inversiones

La Fiduciaria

China International Water & Electric Corp

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended a real estate company in judicial proceedings concerning the validity of a $29m arbitration award made against the Ministry of Housing.  
  • Acting for Scotiabank Perú in high-profile judicial proceedings to nullify a SUNAT (Peruvian Tax Authority) resolution requiring payment of $150m based on the application of an irregular interest rate. Potentially a precedent-setting case.
  • Represented Enel Generación Piura in judicial proceedings brought by Luz del Sur to modify an energy supply contract between the parties, as part of an action brought against multiple energy companies.
  • Acting for a construction company in a very high-value arbitration concerning a construction sub-contract.

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

'A great professional team’ at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria is cultivating an impressive arbitration practice, advising on eight international arbitrations in the past year (seven of which are before the ICC), and acting as co-counsel alongside leading international law firms. Ramiro Portocarrero is co-chair of the firm's regional international arbitration practice; it is one of the few firms in Lima with a multijurisdictional Latin American offering. On the litigation side, the practice group has a growing caseload representing well-known domestic and international clients, with advice led by Portocarrero and fellow partner Sebastián Basombrio, who also handles arbitration. Completing a hat-trick of services, criminal law director Daniel Ramos  is handling cases of fraud, money laundering and corporate collusion, for example, on behalf of significant companies.

Testimonials

Their strengths are their solid training and experience; [they are] very prepared and aware of the best practices in the sector; management of digitisation tools, etc.’

Great dedication and flexibility to adapt the strategy and resources to the needs and preferences of the client. A great professional team.’

They are 100% committed to the client and their case.’

Key clients

Técnicas Reunidas de Talara

GyM Ferrovías

Hitachi STS Italy / Hitachi Rail Italy

Fenix Power Peru

EGEMSA

IC Power / Kenon Holdings

GCZ Ingenieros / GCZ Energía

Provías Nacional (Ministry of Tranportation and Comunications)

Aeropuertos Andinos del Perú

Concesionaria Vial del Perú

Work highlights

  • Acting for IC Power and Kenon Holdings in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Perú under the Perú-Singapore free trade agreement (FTA). Case relates to a dispute over regulatory matters affecting Kallpa Generación and Samay, previously owned by IC Power.
  • Represented Provías Nacional del Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones in an arbitration dispute against Consorcio Vial Santa Rosa (a consortium of Brazil’s OAS and Portugal’s Mota Engil), concerning a contractor request for a time extension and damages relating to a highway improvement contract.
  • Acting for Telefónica del Perú in 20 judicial proceedings – two of which are ihave reached the Supreme Court – challenging the decisions of telecommunications agency OSIPTEL, which imposed fines for alleged regulatory non-compliance.
  • Advising Transportes Rodrigo Carranza in two cases, one administrative the other constitutional, against tax authority, SUNAT, regarding the deduction of expenses following the purchase of a fleet of vehicles. Total value: $5m

DLA Piper Perú

Carlos Nuñez and Guillermo Hesse make a very experienced disputes duo at DLA Piper Perú. Nuñez leads the firm's projects and construction arbitration practice which is well-versed in disputes relating to PPPs, concession agreements and general construction. Hesse leads the commercial arbitration practice which acts for clients such as TMF Perú and Experian Perú. The firm is attracting a growing range of high-level cases, including some international arbitration - it is acting for Metro de Lima Línea 2 alongside the Madrid office of Cuatrecasas in its ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Peru. The team includes two principal associates, Hernán Jordán  and Víctor Velásquez, who between them bring 35 years litigation and arbitration experience to the practice.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Nuñez; Guillermo Hesse

Testimonials

In relation to support with criminal issues and conflict resolution, they know the technicalities in detail and that gives the greatest security. They translate complex legal matters in a simple way. As an in-house lawyer, it is simple for me to understand, but for the other departments it is complex, and DLA Piper Perú creates a bridge.’

Key clients

Construções e Comércio Camargo Corrêa

TMF Perú (TMF Group)

Metro de Lima Línea 2

Concesionaria Chavimochic

Línea Amarilla (LAMSAC)

Acres Sociedad Titulizadora

ARSA Energy Capital

Concesionaria IIRSA Tramo 2 – Odebrecht

Experian Perú

Aeropuertos del Perú

Work highlights

  • Advising Camargo Corrêa, one of the two companies that form Consorcio Huachipa (which built and maintains the Sistema Huachipa drinking water plant) in an ICC arbitration initiated by the client against Lima’s drinking water and sewerage service company, SEDAPAL. Value of claim: $25m, counterclaim: $59m.
  • Defending accounting and corporate secretarial services company TMF Perú in a $25m professional negligence claim brought by former client, Cacao del Perú Norte.
  • Co-advising Metro de Lima Línea 2 in its ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Peru concerning a $500m concession agreement.

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

Hernández & Cía. Abogados advises on both judicial litigation and arbitration with standout expertise in tax disputes. It represents some leading companies in a range of industries, including mining, financial services, insurance and education, while matters range from high-stakes arbitrations, such as its work for a telecommunications client against a government ministry, to multiple judicial disputes on behalf of a Latin American conglomerate. Jorge Luis Zubiate is currently the sole partner of the practice and leads on both arbitration and litigation matters, supported by expertise at partner level from across the firm. The firm is also cultivating an increasingly busy white-collar crime practice led by highly-regarded Gonzalo del Río, who acts for construction client Graña y Montero.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Luis Zubiate

Testimonials

It is a team with extensive experience in dispute resolution, with extensive knowledge in commercial and civil litigation.’

Jorge Luis Zubiate is one of the most experienced litigators in important cases.’

Work highlights

  • Advising a company in the telecommunications sector in various disputes, including arbitrations and judicial claims against the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
  • Acting for a financial services company in very high-value judicial proceedings against two large Latin American companies.
  • Representing a client in the education sector in a claim in the constitutional court against the SUNAT and the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Osterling Abogados

Osterling Abogados boasts a high success ratio dealing with complex disputes concerning civil, commercial and constitutional matters, before both the courts and arbitration forums. As expected of a tier-one insurance firm, its extensive caseload includes a large share of insurance-related conflicts, led by leading insurance litigator and arbitrator Enrique Ferrando, who co-heads the practice and has 'great knowledge of the market.' The firm also attracts a broad range of non-insurance litigation and arbitration on behalf of mining, energy, construction and real estate companies, among other sectors, as well as individuals. 'Outstanding’ litigator Mauricio Martínez is co-head of the team, while Gabriel Loli focuses on arbitration. Partner Kodiak Semsch departed in April 2020 to grow the litigation practice at rival insurance firm Kennedys.

Testimonials

The firm has broad expertise, thorough analysis of the legal issues and practical consequences  and strong links in the local market.’

Enrique Ferrando is very experienced with great knowledge of the market. Gabriel Loli  has strong understanding of the legal issues and is responsive.’

I see a good interaction between the different areas of specialties and good commitment of the lawyers. They react quickly.’

They get very involved and are ready to answer any questions or queries. It is not a bureaucratic organisation. Mauricio Martínez is outstanding.’

Key clients

Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros

Constructora Industrial y Comercial Vulcano

Minera Aurífera Retamas

Inversiones Castelo Branco

Inmobiliaria Santa Felicia

Compañia Minera Kolpa

Aceros Chilca

Clínica Internacional

Los Portales

La Positiva Seguros y Reaseguros

Asociación Civil Educativa EDU-MAX

CMC Constructora en Liquidación

AXA Insurance

Mercuria Energy Group

Work highlights

  • Ongoing advice to Inmobiliaria Santa Felicia in its $85m judicial dispute against the Peruvian State; currently seeking enforcement of a court ruling in its favour that the government owes compensation for its compulsory acquisition of real estate without paying of fair market value.
  • Defending Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros in a $30m arbitration claim brought by Luz del Sur for loss of profit arising from a CAR (contractors’ all risks) policy entered between the parties.
  • Acting for Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros  in an $8m claim against reinsurer Infrassure concerning its percentage coverage in a CAR policy.
  • Defending Asociacion Para Las Vocaciones y Vida Apostolica (AVVA) in a $7m claim filed by San Fernando Reusche concerning a property dispute.  

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Transactional giant Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is cultivating a comprehensive disputes offering, with all three key disciplines covered: arbitration, litigation and white-collar crime. The practice was boosted by the arrival of new partner Rodrigo Urrutia Macchiavello from Benites, Vargas & Ugaz in September 2019, who joins the experienced Roger Zavaleta Rodríguez in leading the arbitration and litigation services at the firm. Their small team of three associates acts for significant clients in some high-value matters. The firm's white-collar crime team also expanded with the hire of respected criminal lawyer Hector Gadea Benavides in June 2019, also from Benites, Vargas & Ugaz; he joins highly regarded criminal and corporate litigator Augusto Loli in co-leading the criminal practice.

Testimonials

Able to respond quickly to detailed queries concerning criminal cases, extradition and Interpol.’

 

Key clients

Altima Global Special Situations Master Fund Limited

Cascade Hydro Power

Tecnológica de Alimentos

Línea Amarilla

Sociedad Paramonga Ltda in liquidation

Financiera Qapaq

Compañía Peruana de Radiodifusión

SIGMA Sociedad Administradora de Fondos de Inversión (SIGMA)

John Winskill

Votorantim Cimentos

Cobra Perú

Pesquera Laviana

Banco de Crédito del Perú

Cardio Perfusión

Banco Internacional del Perú (Interbank)

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Altima in arbitration against Corporacion Miraflores for breach of contract, and in subsquent judicial proceedings to enforce the reward; value $7.5m.
  • Acted for Cascade in its arbitration against Energías Renovables de Los Andes seeking damages relating to an M&A transaction.
  • Acting for Compañía Peruana de Radiodifusión in libel proceedings.

Rodríguez Angobaldo Abogados

Dispute resolution boutique Rodríguez Angobaldo Abogados fields one of the largest teams in the market, with five partners dedicated exclusively to litigation and arbitration, backed by 31 associates. It handles high-volume work for some stellar clients, such as Telefónica del Perú and Banco de Crédito del Perú – BCP, but is steadily growing its caseload of more complex or high-value claims. Between them, the partners have a wealth of experience; founding partner Fernando Rodríguez-Angobaldo and Jaime Heredia (former partner at Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados) 'stand out especially’, say clients and each has 20 years' in the field. Adolfo Pinillos 'will be a star in the future’ and is 'capable, dedicated and extremely intelligent’.

Testimonials

Good lawyers with excellent local contacts.’

The value for money is extraordinary. We are very satisfied with the work of this firm. Jaime Heredia is a lawyer who has all our trust and his work is of extraordinary quality. He is very dedicated to his clients, achieving results that sometimes exceed our expectations.’

They are litigators with experience and knowledge of the courts with a recognised practice in the market. Their specialisation is in complex disputes. Fernando Rodríguez-Angobaldo and Jaime Heredia stand out especially.’

Jaime Heredia is a solid professional with a lot of experience. He demonstrates clarity in his analysis and a broad vision to identify and address all the issues. He is a professional who is open to his clients, transparent, timely, and has demonstrated excellent results. A totally reliable professional.’

They are small but very hungry and Adolfo Pinillos‘ ability to know and anticipate the market stands out greatly. He is our point of contact and will be a star in the future soon in Peru. He is capable, dedicated and extremely intelligent.’

Their strong points are: 1) knowledge and honesty; 2) they follow each process and communicate to the client; 3) they travel to learn about the fieldwork; 4) Fernando Rodríguez-Angobaldo , Jaime Heredia and Adolfo Pinillos are recommended.’

They are very solid in the knowledge of procedural and arbitration matters. They are interested in the case and quickly understand the problem.’

They perform very well not only in the procedural aspect, but in the depth of substantive knowledge for each case.

There is a direct line of communication and feedback with the main partners responsible for the cases – Fernando Rodríguez-AngobaldoAdolfo Pinillos and Jaime Heredia – who are always fully aware of the progress and difficulties of the cases assigned to their respective teams.’

Key clients

Scotiabank Perú

Banco de Crédito del Perú – BCP

Hochschild Mining Corporation

Minera Yanacocha (Newmont Mining)

Glencore Peru  – Empresa Minera Los Quenuales

Petróleos del Peru – Petroperu

Telefónica del Perú

Entel Perú

SBA Comunication Corporation

Pacifico EPS

Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros

Grupo Auna

Gas Natural de Lima y Callao – Cálidda​​ (Grupo Energia Bogotá)

BBVA Banco Continental

Shougan Hierro Peru

Work highlights

  • Representing Minera Titán in a $10m judicial dispute against various parties concerning the nullity of the usufruct contracts of a gold mining concession.
  • Acting for Telefónica del Perú in arbitration against the Ministry of Transportation and Communications concerning the annulment of a government contract
  • Acting for Scotiabank Perú in approximately 90 judicial proceedings involving civil and commercial disputes and consumer protection (such as claims for breach of contract and damages), real estate disputes and administrative penalties.  

Rubio Leguía Normand

Rubio Leguía Normand stands out for its personalised service, industry knowledge and skill in disputes strategy, say clients. Despite having just one partner in the practice - the 'excellentBruno Marchese - the firm handles a number of important matters, both in arbitration and litigation. A case in point being its work alongside White & Case LLP representing the State in international arbitration concerning the payment of historical Agrarian Reform Bonds. The practice has broad expertise, with a strong track record of aviation, construction, energy, insurance, maritime and mining contentious matters, and is a market leader in public law issues. Of the ten-associate team, prinicipal associates Alessandra Cocchella draws praise for her ability in constitutional actions, while Ursula Caro 'knows the dynamics of disputes very well'. 

Practice head(s):

Bruno Marchese

Testimonials

A team with a lot of experience and ready to defend the client. They also have the advantage of experience in the mining sector.’

Bruno Marchese is excellent as the head of the area with a lot of experience and gets personally involved in different topics. He always has the right advice. Alessandra Cocchella also knows her subjects in detail and in particular, constitutional actions. Someone to consider.’

The legal team has a solid understanding of dispute resolution issues. In addition, they know the industry in which my company operates, so they have an advantage over other firms. The team’s strengths: they are always available to discuss cases; they are directly involved with cases and provide personalised attention.’

The lawyers know the industry very well, so when a dispute arises they can very easily develop a defence strategy. In the case of Ursula Caro, she knows the dynamics of disputes very well, so it is very easy for her to prepare a procedural strategy and demonstrate her skills in litigation.’

Key clients

Administradora Jockey Plaza Shopping Centre

American Airlines

Anglo American Quellaveco

Barrick Gold Corporation

BBVA Group

Cinemark

Derco Group

La Positiva Seguros y Reaseguros

LATAM Airlines

Minera Barrick Misquichilca

Minera Yanacocha

Morrison USA

Pacifico EPS

Pacifico Seguros y Reaseguros

Peruvian State (International Arbitration)

Work highlights

  • Co-counsel to the Republic of Peru (alongside White & Case LLP) in international arbitration under UNCITRAL rules against Gramercy Funds Management and Gramercy Peru Holdings under the US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement of February 1, 2009.
  • Representing La Positiva Seguros y Reaseguros in  87 judicial proceedings concerning civil, constitutional and administrative matters.
  • Acting for Cinemark in judicial proceedings against INDECOPI and the Peruvian Association of Consumers and Users (ASPEC), challenging a decision of INDECOPI that removed the prohibition on visiting the cinema with food or drink bought off-premises.

Amprimo, Flury, Barboza & Rodríguez Abogados.

Amprimo, Flury, Barboza & Rodríguez Abogados. is an 18-lawyer firm with a broad service offering; it joins the ranking with a proven track record in substantial litigation and arbitration matters for an extensive client roster that includes Enagás International, Samsung Electronics Perú and Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions. Formerly a partner at Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International for many years, practice co-head Eduardo Barboza is particularly well-known for contractual and real estate disputes. His fellow team leader, founding partner Natale Amprimo, brings over 30 years' experience as both an advisor and arbitrator. Administrative and regulatory specialist Carlos Rodríguez, and contractual and real estate focused Jaime Miranda are also key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Eduardo Barboza; Natale Amprimo

Testimonials

Natale Amprimo   and Eduardo Barboza   are two well-known names in the market for arbitration, both as arbitrators and party attorneys.’

They are highly experienced in civil, commercial and administrative law, and are highly recognised academics, so their names are highly respected.’

Very pragmatic, the firm mitigates potential customer risks early. It differs from other firms in its capacity for timely execution and due diligence prior to the dispute. Eduardo Barboza stands out for the reasons stated above. Very diligent, anticipating risks and having a great capacity for execution and success.’

It is a very capable team and above all committed to the client. The demonstrated skills make us know that we are in good hands and that they will defend our interests.’

Excellent technical knowledge, commitment to the customer and constant support are among the most outstanding aspects of Jaime Miranda and Eduardo Barboza.’

The advice of this firm is excellent and impeccable. The answers are fast, clear and precise, even when dealing with sophisticated and complex issues. As the State is an involved party, circumstances generally occur that go beyond the legal sphere; however, the firm has a particular and exceptional ability to not only anticipate them, but to make timely and accurate recommendations to prevent any problems.’

Lawyers Eduardo Barboza and Jaime Miranda stand out as partners of the firm who lead the arbitration area. They have advised us since they worked at their former firm and we have followed to Amprimo, Flury, Barboza & Rodríguez Abogados. In Eduardo’s case, he is a benchmark in the local and international market as arbitrator, lawyer and expert in issues of contract law and arbitration. He is a very skillful and sharp lawyer, with a lot of knowledge of the subjects of his specialty, but very practical and creative when it comes to proposing strategies or solutions in the matters. Jaime Miranda is a very analytical and insightful lawyer, who stands out for the depth of his knowledge, creativity and practice. They make up an extraordinary and unique team, and as customers we feel we are in the best hands.’

Key clients

Estado Peruano

Profuturo

Grupo El Comercio

Inmobiliaria Keops

Cobra Infraestructuras (Grupo ACS)

Parque Arauco

OPP Film (Oben Group)

Samsung Electronics Perú

Dalet Soluciones

The Nomad Group

Dinet

Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions

Enagás International

Century Link

Caja Rural de Ahorro y Crédito Raíz

Work highlights

  • Advising Samsung Electronics Perú in arbitration initiated by Hipermercados Tottus and Saga Falabella, regarding a $15m commercial supply agreement.
  • Acted for Sociedad Agricola San Agustin in a judicial process to obtain the return of substantial real estate near Jorge Chavez International Airport, previously transferred to the Ministry of Defence of Peru.

Baxel Consultores

Young firm Baxel Consultores is stealing a march on the competition with its conptemporary legal service offering attracting an increasing number of big-name clients. Novel initiatives include an in-house psychologist and strategy designers, and in May 2020 the firm formed a strategic alliance with Latin American energy consultants, Calden Consultoría. In terms of its disputes offering, the three-partner team is highly praised for its specialisation, particularly in regulatory and competition litigation and arbitration. Raffo Velasquez Melendez specialises in commercial arbitration, while Juan Chang Tokushima handles regulatory and competition disputes, as does the 'very studiousMario Drago Alfaro.

Testimonials

They are a young team, but their leader Raffo Velasquez Melendez has important experience and they have a super homogeneous quality to their work. In judicial litigation, Raffo Velasquez Melendez has already achieved important recognition within the judicial community.’

Of all the litigation boutiques that are around, it is the most complete due to the diverse profile of its partners and their different sub-specialties (there are experts in public/constitutional law, arbitration in regulated sectors, in free competition, etc). Juan Chang Tokushima, who combines a regulatory and free competition practice with the litigation associated with these specialties, is noteworthy, but all partners have knowledge of the industry in which they operate and that sets them apart from their peers.’

One of the main strengths of this team is its specialisation and previous experience. In particular, Christian Chávez and Juan Chang Tokushima have extensive experience in the field.  Their passion for detail is invaluable.’

The plus of all the team is their passion for details and their expertise on the subject. In particular, they have developed specialisation in oil and gas and construction. The people who stand out the most are Christian Chávez and Juan Chang Tokushima. Both are very accurate in their participation and points of view. They find the main point of the dispute.’

We are satisfied with the pro-active approach that they have in the case. They are always available and ready to solve any doubts and enquiries. They are very good at deeply analysing all the legal implications and coming up with creative solutions to the case we are working on.’

Excellent team, innovative, very hard working. Mario Drago is very studious, intelligent, very responsible; Christian Chávez is very smart; Raffo Velasquez Melendez is an expert in constitutional law.’

Their commitment and professionalism are their best points. They have an innovative way of giving or looking for solutions to problems. They are committed and the entire team of partners is extraordinary.’

Work highlights

  • Representing a well-known oil and gas company in an arbitration to recover infrastructure and the payment of rent, total value $36m.
  • Acting for a sporting venue on a land expropriation arbitration against a local government authority, value $15m.

Benites, Vargas & Ugaz

Best known for criminal litigation, Benites, Vargas & Ugaz is rebuilding its civil litigation and arbitration practice after losses to Garrigues’ Lima office back in 2018. Nevertheless, the firm has long been a nursery of fine litigators and has demonstrated considerable resilience. On the administrative and constitutional side, the practice is led by Víctor García Toma, a former president of the Constitutional Court and Minister of Justice in Perú, and Daniel Figallo, also previously at the Ministry of Justice. The commercial litigation practice is led by senior associate Diego Martínez Villacorta; while white-collar crime practice head José Ugaz is renowned in the field, and defends companies such as Telefónica del Perú and Scotiabank in significant actions.

Testimonials

Recommended for the personal attention of the partners, the extensive knowledge and experience in criminal, constitutional and procedural matters.’

The prestige and honesty of its lawyers distinguishes them.’

Key clients

Telefónica del Perú

Olympic Perú

Minera Yanacocha

Petróleos del Perú  – Petroperú

Banco Internacional del Perú – Interbank

Supermercados Peruanos

La Fiduciaria

Kimberly-Clark Perú

Constructora Arsiza

Lima Airport Partners

Asociacion de Pobladores y Servicios Playa Rimac – Callao

Minsur

Scotiabank Perú

Kallpa Generación (Inkia Energy)

Hunt Oil Company of Peru

Veolia Servicios Perú

Work highlights

  • Defending Petroperú in the constitutional court (having won in first instance) in a claim brought by the Achuar Amazonian community which is seeking to nullify oil exploration and exploitation rights of the defendant at Lot No. 64.  
  • Acting for Gilat Networks Peru in a claim brought by Satel Telecommunicaciones y Datos and GMC Engineering Solutions regarding the public tender process undertaken by PROINVERSION. The project is valued at $150m.

CAMPOS | Arbitraje e Infraestructura

Established in 2014, CAMPOS | Arbitraje e Infraestructura is a niche construction law boutique advising on all issues relating to large-scale construction and infrastructure projects, with standout ability in arbitration. The small team of six punches above its weight with a caseload of high-impact, high-value disputes, such as an arbitration against the State on behalf of the consortium of construction companies building the Lima to Canta road project, beset with problems including the El Niño Costero natural disaster. Sole partner Alexander Campos Medina, previously a partner at the former Pizarro, Botto & Escobar Abogados, is 'assertive, experienced and always up-to-date’; he leads a team of seven associates, including 'arbitration expertAhmed Manyari Zea and 'dedicatedCarlos Diez Contreras.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Campos Medina

Testimonials

The specialisation they have achieved based on experience generates confidence in the client.’

Alexander Campos Medina is assertive, experienced and always up-to-date. Carlos Diez Contreras is proactive and dedicated, without time limts.’

The team is young, however they are highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals.’

The attorneys are very friendly and helpful. Ahmed Manyari Zea is an arbitration expert. His knowledge adds a lot of value to our ongoing arbitration process.’

The firm provides personalised treatment, are innovative in terms of the points of view and analysis they carry out, and they also know the core business of construction.’

Strong points: availability, punctuality and the use of diverse analysis perspectives, not only the legal one.’

Key clients

Constructora San Jose – Sucursal del Peru

Incot

Astaldi – Sucursal del Perú

Aldesa Construcciones – Sucursal del Perú

Construcciones y Promociones Balzola – Sucursal del Perú

JJC Contratistas Generales

Mota Engil Perú

Construtora Aterpa – Sucursal Peru

Corporación Mayo

Cosapi

Work highlights

  • Acting for Consorcio Obrainsa Astaldi – a joint venture between Astaldi and Obras de Ingenieria – in a $40m arbitration with PEIHAP, an entity of the regional government of Piura, concerning the construction of a hydroelectric and irrigation project in northern Peru.
  • Ongoing representation of Consorcio Vial Santa Rosa – a joint venture between Mota Engil Perú, Constructora Oas and Constructora Upaca – in a $46m arbitration against the State related to the impact of the El Niño Costero natural disaster on the execution of the Lima-Canta road construction concession contract.

CMS Grau

CMS Grau has a small team handling litigation and arbitration on behalf of some of its premier mining and energy clients. They include Minera Las Bambas, which the firm is currently defending in a judicial claim brought by the Campesino community regarding the mining company's copper extraction activities in farmland. Luis Alberto Liñán is a 'good leader’ and 'very well trained in procedural law with a good practice in judicial litigation.' He leads five associates, including Luis Miguel Manrique Ruesta and Paloma Baca Reaño, regulars on client teams for lead matters.

Practice head(s):

Luis Alberto Liñan

Testimonials

It is a good practice with a good leader in Luis Alberto Liñán.’

Luis Alberto Liñán is a good litigator; a person very well trained in procedural law with a good practice in judicial litigation.’

 

Key clients

Minera Las Bambas

Inversiones en Turismo

Enagas

Franquicias Alimenticias (TGI Fridays)

Compañía Latinoamericana de Radiodifusión

VTB Bank

Entel Perú

Panoro Apurimac

Savia Perú

Oficina de Normalización Previsional – ONP

Work highlights

  • Defending Minera Las Bambas in a judicial claim brought by the Campesino community regarding the mining company’s copper extraction activities in farmland; potential value $60m.
  • Acting for Inversiones En Turismo, owner of the Las Dunas Hotel, in administrative proceedings against the State concerning a permit granted by the National Water Authority to allow the use of an underground well in a major tourist area of Peru.

Dentons Peru

Dentons Peru has a small but focused team led by Claudio Cajina, who specialises in arbitration, commercial litigation and constitutional actions, as well as white-collar crime. A broad caseload includes a number of construction and infrastructure matters on behalf of companies such as Los Portales, Villa Club and Rutas de Lima, in contrast to a large caseload of tax disputes for leading drinks company, Backus AB InBev. A team of seven associates includes Jose Miguel Cárdenas, who has experience in domestic and international arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Claudio Cajina

Key clients

Los Portales

Agrícola la Venta

Inversiones San Borja

HV Contratistas

Villa Club

Rutas de Lima

Empresa Ariana Operaciones Mineras

Backus Ab InBev

Minera IRL

PPX Mining

Linea Pet Peru (Wenco)

Aeropuertos Andinos del Peru

Pionero 6

STM Group

Menorca Inversiones

Sodalicio Vida Cristiana

Operaciones Arcos Dorados del Perú

Work highlights

  • Advising Backus AB InBev on 15 tax-based judicial proceedings challenging assessment decisions and fines.  
  • Acting for construction and real estate company Los Portales in an administrative action against a decision by INDECOPI relating to the Basadre real estate project; value $4m.

García Sayán Abogados

García Sayán Abogados fields a five-strong team that is focused on litigation and arbitration in the mining, energy, hydrocarbon, banking and retail sectors. Indicative of the calibre of clients at the firm, Compania de Minas Buenaventura is a key provider of work, the firm advising on its battle with the State concerning contribution payments amounting to $80m demanded by regulators OEFA and OSINERGMIN. Javier Villa Garcia leads the practice and the bulk of matters, supported by fellow partner Agustín Yrigoyen. Carlos Chavez is an in-demand associate.

Practice head(s):

Javier Villa Garcia

Testimonials

Their best points are their availability, commitment, technical knowledge, integration with different topics that may impact the process, service and security they give the client.’

Key clients

Compania de Minas Buenaventura (and subsidiaries)

Grupo Cencosud

Grupo Volcán

Grupo Nexa

Grupo Sigdo Koppers

Volvo Group

Sociedad Nacional de Industrias (SNI)

Grupo Savia

Caja Rural de Ahorro y Credito CAT Peru

Agrofoods Central Valley Chile

Work highlights

  • Representing Compania de Minas Buenaventura in a constitutional protection process against the State regarding the payment of contributions demanded by the Environmental Assessment and Auditing Agency (OEFA) and the Energy and Mining Investment Supervisor Agency (OSINERGMIN). Value: $80m.
  • Acting for Cencosud Group in various arbitration, civil and commercial judicial processes, including disputes agains local municipalities.

Estudio Linares Abogados

Estudio Linares Abogados is a long-established litigation, arbitration and white-collar crime boutique, with a well-resourced team of five partners and ten associates. The firm attracts some significant companies in the oil and gas, mining, energy, real estate and insurance sectors, advising on a range of disputes from the fall-out of valuable concession agreements to tax disputes. Daniel Linares Aviléz is an experienced arbitrator and co-heads the practice with Augusto Linares Muñoz. Partners Augusto Linares Talavera and Arturo Linares Talavera have many years' experience in white-collar crime.

Work highlights

  • Advising a mining company in a dispute with a landowning family concerning concession agreements to expand mining operations, which were breached by the defendants.
  • Acting for a well-known company in the oil sector in a tax dispute.

Miguel Grau Q. Abogados

A September-2019 spin-off from Lazo, De Romaña Abogados, currently three-strong micro-boutique Miguel Grau Q. Abogados has hit the ground running with an impressive client roster and track record in both arbitral and litigious matters -the firm's sole focus- both domestic and international. Clients appreciate that 'they focus on fewer customers and therefore give us more attention'. Founding partner Miguel Grau Q has over 20 years' experience in contentious matters, handling a full range of civil, commercial, constitutional and administrative litigation, as well as arbitration; both he and younger partner Augusto Pereyra - who has over a decade's experience - have particular experience in both public and private procurement matters, real estate and infrastructure projects, corporate M&A-related cases and civil liability.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Grau Q

Testimonials

They have very good experience in handling judicial processes derived from administrative procedures, going into detail to understand the substance of the matter.

Their understanding not only of formal matters, but also of the substantive issues of judicial proceedings. The processes are managed by Miguel Grau and Augusto Pereyra.

The team of Miguel Grau Abogados has always managed the judicial cases entrusted by Insur Insurance Company with professional and ethical excellence, obtaining successful results as a result of its specialization in litigation and the training of its team to define the best strategy to meet the proposed objectives.

Dr. Miguel Grau is a lawyer specialized in litigation, with extensive experience in trials and arbitrations, his professionalism, planning, dedication and follow-up of each case is outstanding, transmitting a lot of trust and transparency for the fulfillment of each assignment.

The litigation team is top notch. An in-house attorney can be confident that that team will not only do its job very well but are highly proactive. As strengths I can mention its ability to respond quickly to complex situations. The team is at the same level as any team in a top-of-the-line office.

The leader of the firm, Miguel Grau Q, is a lawyer with vast experience in the world of dispute resolution. He is extremely dedicated to the controversies we have charged him with.

‘It is a “boutique” firm in litigation and arbitration, with a high degree of specialization and knowledge of its area of ​​work.

‘They have personalised dedication, good handling of legal argumentation and defence strategy.

‘Miguel Grau, great experience in processes and arbitration. Very analytical.

‘It is a highly prepared and professional law firm specialized in litigation. Compares favorably with equipment from other firms. Their experience in litigation is not limited only to the good handling of the rules of the process, but they also dominate the substantive issues of the conflicts that we have entrusted to them. They know our sector well, which frees us and gives us peace of mind.

They are very well prepared. At least in Peru, the majority of trial lawyers focus a lot on formal issues, leaving aside those of substance. That does not happen with the lawyers of this firm. They are also very quick in their attention span and frank with predicting outcomes. We are very happy to work with Miguel Grau and Augusto Pereyra.

It is a firm that enhances the personal relationship with the client, due to the characteristics of the entrusted matters, achieving a relationship of trust that allows the information to be handled with agility and professionalism. It has an exceptional professional who handles the Arbitrations with skill and efficiency. Miguel Grau (founding partner of the firm) is a brilliant negotiator, and a key person in the entire ADR system. In the arbitration that we entrusted to him (>$35m) he proved his worth, and his agility in solving the problems that arose.

They are a very professional firm with a complete and efficient handling of the issues that we entrust to them. They do compare very favorably with other firms.

They have become very involved in the controversy that we have entrusted to them, and that attitude is what sets them apart from other competitors. They litigate our case as if it were theirs. Theur best qualities are dedication to the case, knowledge of the subject and close communication and coordination with us, the client. Miguel Grau Quinteros is an outstanding lawyer who leads a small but very effective team.

Knowledge of his subject, solid ethical values, dedication to the client.

Proactivity. Definitely.’

Assertiveness. Management of different scenarios. Miguel Grau.

It is a very dedicated group. They are very analytical and successful. They are always in advance and contact with us is permanent. Besides being good litigants, they know well the underlying issues of the controversy. They are a boutique firm whose services are up to the standard of any top-level firm.

Key clients

VSL Perú

Inversiones Nacionales de Turismo

Sindicato Energético

Anixter Perú

Deimos Space

Insur Compañía de Seguros

Arauco Holding Perú

Banco Internacional del Perú (Interbank)

Procter & Gamble Perú

Red de Combustibles Líquidos

Sei Electric

Seguros Confianza

Imagina Grupo Inmobiliario

Saint-Gobain

Seguroc Servicios Especializados

Sigma Fondo de Inversión en Leasing Operativo (Leasop I)

The Suaval Group

Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston

Supermercados Peruanos

BBVA Banco Continental

Corporación Lindley

Inmobiliaria Maradentro

Inchcape Latam Perú

Consorcio Salaverry

Divemotor

Ferralia Perú

Pacífico EPS

Elecnor Perú

Promotick

Work highlights

  • Advising wires and cables group Anixter Peru in a $3.8m non-contractual civil liability and damages cases brought by Servicios Generales de Telecomunicaciones (SEGETEL); having won in earlier instances, a supreme court decision is now pending.
  • Representing Imagina Grupo Inmobiliario in a case brought by a Lima neighbourhood that seeks to halt a residential development; value $5m.
  • Advising Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston  in several administrative litigation cases against potable water and sewage services entity, SEDAPAL, which is seeking to overturn sanitation services’ superintendency, SUNASS’ declaration of the illegality of water charges brought by SEDAPAL against the client.

Navarro Sologuren Paredes Gray

Boutique Navarro Sologuren Paredes Gray focuses on projects and construction, its core business, with litigation and arbitration comprising approximately 50% of the practice. The firm acts for a number of well-known construction companies and the concession holders of large projects, a sector currently riddled with disputes in Peru. The 11-strong team includes four partners led by Enrique Navarro, former legal manager at GyM, and Jaime Gray, who has a high profile for dispute resolution in the sector. Gustavo Paredes is particularly experienced in national and international arbitration.

Key clients

COSAPI

Constructora Pirenaica – Sucursal del Perú

Compañía Minera Antamina

Salaverry Terminal Internacional

Corporación Aceros Arequipa

Data Tools (Callao)

Overhead Door Corporation

CMO Group

Grupo TYPSA

Work highlights

  • Handling a variety of disputes on behalf of a key party involved in the expansion of Lima’s Jorge Chávez international airport.
  • Ongoing advice to construction company COSAPI in relation to various disputes.

Estudio Olaechea

Estudio Olaechea handles both high-stakes and high-volume civil and commercial litigation proceedings. It is exclusive adviser to Caterpillar Leasing Chile, for example, for which it is handling over 200 repossession matters - mandates led by partner Cecilia Catacora, a litigator with 20 years' experience. At the same time, fellow partner Manuel Villa-García is representing Viettel Perú (Bitel) in a dispute with regulator OSIPTEL concerning sanction fines in excess of $1m, one of the largest sanctions issued by the regulator.  Carlos Martínez is the third partner of the 'very professional and competitive team’ and brings 17 years’ commercial litigation and arbitration experience to the practice.

Testimonials

Excellent ability and knowledge of the subject. Excellent customer service.’

They carry out the analysis of the cases that are entrusted to them from a business perspective. They have come to know us very well. Within the market they are a very professional and competitive team.’

Definitely the availability of experienced attorneys is a strong point. Those who serve you are primary attorneys and not junior attorneys or practitioners. In addition, they always seek to know about our business in order to give a more accurate opinion of our needs.’

Excellent capacity and customer service. Recommend Manuel Villa-García.’

Key clients

Viettel Perú

Nokia Solutions and Networks Perú

Caterpillar Leasing Chile

International Youth Hostel Federation – Hostelling International

Clorox Perú

Telecom Business Solution

WMS Gaming (Peru)

Doors and Docks del Perú

IQF del Perú

San Fernando

APM Terminals Callao

Mifarma

Viva Airlines

Work highlights

  • Acting for telecom Viettel Perú (Bitel) in a dispute with regulator OSIPTEL concerning sanction fines in access of $1m, which Bitel maintains are invalid.
  • Representing Nokia Solutions and Networks Perú in a rent dispute against the landlord of its office premises, the Military and Police Pension Fund.