Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Founded in 2018, specialist disputes boutique Aguado & Ruiz Abogados represents clients in commercial and civil litigation, and in contentious administrative proceedings against Peruvian agencies, as well as acting as co-counsel with other firms in tax proceedings; name partners José Aguado López  and Milo Ruiz González  are the key contacts.
Cuatrecasas opened its Lima office back in 2019; Domingo Rivarola heads a small practice group that nevertheless handles administrative, civil and commercial litigation along with arbitration, and which is particularly active in the infrastructure and transportation sectors.
Dispute resolution boutique Miró Quesada Abogados has experience in construction arbitration, and also acts on contentious matters concerning the energy sector and transport infrastructure; practice heads Gustavo Miró and Rodolfo Miranda are the key points of contact.
A 2020 spin-off from Rodríguez Angobaldo Abogados, boutique firm Monroy & Shima Abogados has a solid disputes practice that handles both administrative, constitutional, labour and judicial (civil and commercial) litigation and arbitration; founding partners Roberto Shimabukuru and Renzo Salvatore Monroy are the names to note.
Primarily focused on the energy sector, Santiváñez Abogados represents electricity clients in administrative claims against decisions made by Peruvian regulatory bodies, such as electricity grid operator COES and telecommunications regulator OSIPTEL; practice co-heads Fidel Rocha and senior associate Emily Horna are the key contacts.

Dispute resolution in Peru

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

Well known in the market for the strength and depth of its bench, Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International‘s team stands out particularly for its experience in constitutional litigation. Utilising its strong international capabilities, the firm is well placed to handle cross-border arbitrations and large high-value disputes. It is experienced in arbitration under UNCITRAL and ICSID rules, and has a particular focus on the energy and construction sectors, and the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) segment. Practice head Ana Maria Arrarte has notable experience in civil procedures, arbitration and litigation, and also offers advice on the prevention of conflicts; while Javier De Belaunde is the name to note for civil, commercial, administrative litigation. Other key practitioners include Maria Del Carmen Tovar, who is recommended for state contracts work and arbitration related to investments, public services and public works; and Yvo Cuba, who handles judicial proceedings and arbitrations pertaining to civil, tort and commercial law. At the associate level, senior Sheilah Soto is experienced in civil and commercial matters in the mining, construction, hydrocarbon and telecoms sectors. Constitutional specialist Samuel Abad re-joined the team in September 2021; and Enrique Johanson (promoted to of counsel in July 2021), focuses on arbitration, commercial litigation and negotiation.

Practice head(s):

Ana Maria Arrarte

Testimonials

‘My experience is mainly with the Arbitration area led by Maria Carmen del Tovar. I think they are a top team‘.

‘They are the best in their practice at the Peruvian level and are at the same level as large international firms such as White and Case‘.

‘They are very committed to the case, they are scholars of the company and they know all the details‘.

‘They plan the strategy very well and are very thoughtful when giving recommendations’.

‘They have a very strong, homogeneous, and very talented team’.

‘Maria Carmen del Tovar is probably the best Peruvian arbitration lawyer, and one of the best at the regional level‘.

‘The team kept an eye on the progress of the case in charge and continually offered us alternative solutions to conclude the dispute without harming our interests‘.

‘We value the concrete and simple way of explaining the company’s defense strategy and the constant interest in advancing the process‘.

Key clients

Mondelez

IBM

Oracle

AFP Integra

Asociación de AFP

IBT (Peru branch)

La Fiduciaria

Concesionaria Vial del Sol (COVISOL)

Lima Expresa (formerly: “Línea Amarilla)

Ortiz Construcciones y Proyectos (Peru branch)

Metro de Lima Línea

Consorcio Chicago (FCC Construcción)

Kallpa Generación

L’Oreal Perú, Procter & Gamble Perú, Unilever Andina Perú, Puig Perú, Beautyge Andina, Unique, Kera Cosmética, Natura Cosméticos, BFS Perú, Distribuidora las Poncianas, Ale LImposer, Unibell, Cosmotrade, Perfumerías Unidas, Cetco, Dupree Venta Directa, Olvi Global Company, and Starbrands

Productos Tissue del Perú – Softys

Pöyry Infra

Azteca Comunicaciones Perú

Consorcio Electrico de Villacuri (COELVISAC)

Telefónica Ingeniería de Seguridad (Peru branch)

Leche Gloria

Agroindustrial Laredo

Colegio de Ingenieros del Perú – Consejo Nacional

Consortium Issomedic – Alegría Activity

Consorcio Italo Peruano

Comité de Operación Eléctrica del Sistema Interconectado Nacional (COES)

China Water & Electric International

Indra

CONALVÍAS

Work highlights

  • Advised Vopak on a contentious administrative proceeding in order to challenge the four sanctions imposed by OSINERGMIN.
  • Represented Ortiz in a judicial proceeding against Tesur, in which it is claiming $18m compensation plus interest, for the higher costs incurred during the construction of a project.
  • Currently representing Peru’s power system operator, Comité de Operación Eléctrica del Sistema Interconectado Nacional (COES) in most of its arbitrations against several power generation companies.

Miranda & Amado

Offering ‘excellent lawyers, service and responsiveness’, Miranda & Amado's broad litigation and arbitration practice encompasses expertise in administrative, constitutional, civil and commercial disputes, as well as white-collar crime, along with commercial arbitration (both domestic and international); the team also has considerable experience in the construction arbitration niche. Mauricio Raffo heads the practice with 25 years’ experience - particularly in regulatory disputes; while junior partner Cristina Ferraro brings expertise in investment and commercial arbitration, as well disputes involving state or state-owned entities. Giovanni Priori is a prominent litigator and leads on high-profile judicial disputes, and José Daniel Amado  has considerable experience in major international arbitrations; Santiago Carrillo handles both litigation and arbitration including the team's work with Telefonica and Lima Expresa; as is senior associate Carlos Glave, who is experienced in civil, constitutional and administrative proceedings. The firm saw a number of promotions to the partnership at the start of 2022, including José Luis Velarde (litigation, criminal law and criminal procedural matters), Luis Alonso Navarro (commercial and investment arbitration), and Rafael Díaz (criminal case strategy; compliance and anti-bribery matters) who co-heads the white-collar crime practice.

Practice head(s):

Mauricio Raffo

Testimonials

‘They are always attentive to the queries that we make‘.

‘Everyone is very attentive and very professional‘.

‘The team is agile, young and very effective‘.

‘Rafael Diaz offers closeness to the business, empathy with the client, effectiveness when carrying out the processes, willingness to agree on adequate fees and good speed of responses‘.

‘Very solid team that complements and combines deep academic knowledge and knowledge in practice‘.

‘In dispute resolution, I would mention Mauricio Raffo, who is very skilled in arbitration and judicial processes and always seeks to understand the real problem of the client‘.

‘Giovani Priori has deep legal knowledge‘.

‘Excellent lawyers, service, responsiveness and a broad offering’.

Key clients

Autopista del Norte

Quanta Services

Banco de la Nación

Consorcio Transmantaro

APM Terminals Callao

Lima Expresa

Estudios Técnicos

Unna Transporte (formerly CONCAR)

Kallpa Generación

Cumbra Perú (formerly GyM)

Telefónica del Perú

Gas Natural de Lima y Callao (Cálidda)

Minera las Bambas

Minera Antapaccay

Petróleos del Perú (Petroperu)

Repsol Group

Castlelake

Tiendas por Departamento Ripley

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Work highlights

  • Advising Autopista del Norte on an ICSID arbitration proceeding against the Republic of Peru regarding delays to the construction of a major highway in northern Peru; value: more than $150m.
  • Advising Vinci Group company Lima Expresa on an international arbitration (seated in Paris) against the Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima, regarding the validity of a concession contract and the breach of such contract in a dispute valued at more than $120m.
  • Advising Telefónica del Perú on 10 complex cases that are part of a sophisticated strategy aimed at reversing five unconstitutional rulings issued by the Supreme Court of Justice and ordering the Tax Court to comply with its duty to rule on administrative proceedings concerning all claims raised by the company against the imposition of taxes and fines by the National Superintendence of Tax Administration (SUNAT).

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados is sought out by high-profile domestic and international clients for advice on civil, commercial, corporate, regulatory, and enforcement-related disputes. It has considerable experience litigating contentious administrative cases and handles shareholder lawsuits and business recovery matters. The team is jointly led by Julio César Pérez and Mario Reggiardo: Pérez focuses on litigation, arbitration, constitutional procedural law and commercial law, and Reggiardo is recommended for international commercial arbitration and also has experience of ICC arbitrations. Luis Bustamante was recently promoted to partner and is a name to note for commercial, civil and administrative litigation, while principal associate Mayra Bryce counts large banks among her clientele and is experienced in international litigation and investment arbitrations. Fellow principal associate Micaela Ortiz has experience of arbitration in the corporate and construction sectors, with clients highlighting ‘her high capacity for analysis, quick responses and creativity to design strategies.’

Practice head(s):

Julio César Pérez; Mario Reggiardo

Testimonials

Working with the litigation team at Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados is always my first option. Its team is great and always responds proactively; the attorneys have many  subspecialties and provide great service; they have adequate technological tools that meet the needs of customers.

I have worked on many issues directly with Micaela Ortiz, who is a senior associate in the litigation area, and her work is extraordinary. I highlight her high capacity for analysis, quick responses and creativity to design strategies.’

Key clients

Concesionaria Terrapuerto Trujillo

Scotiabank Perú

Tamshi

Corporación EW

Savia Perú

Intercorp

Río Pativilca

Algeciras Inversiones

Supermercados Peruanos

Rover Alcisa Perú (Grupo Rover)

Enel Generación Perú

Nexa Resources

Work highlights

  • Advised Concesionaria Terrapuerto Trujillo on a succesful arbitration relating to a breach of contract.
  • Advised Scotiabank Perú on a judicial proceeding to nullify a resolution of the Peruvian Tax Authority that -illegally- requires a payment based on the application of an irregular interest rate.
  • Advising an international company on a consultation procedure regarding an international trade agreement prior to initiating an ICSID arbitration.

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados

Outstanding in the area of dispute resolution’, Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados offers ‘serious professionalism and a great loyalty toward its clients’. The team’s key areas of focus are high-profile international and domestic arbitrations, commercial litigation and white-collar crime. Often working alongside large international firms, the practice group is experienced in commercial and investment arbitration, shareholder disputes, governmental and regulatory matters, and construction disputes, with José Tam, José Reaño, Arturo Aza and Renzo Carrasco sharing leadership of the practice. Tam is well known and highly regarded in the market for civil and commercial arbitration and litigation proceedings; while Aza is experienced in disputes against Peruvian Government entities, as well as those involving tax, mining and regulatory matters. Carrasco is the name to note for civil litigation and criminal proceedings, and Italo Carrano handles international treaty-based disputes, including those investor-state ICSID cases. Promoted to partner in January 2021, Jorge Alvarado is a procedural specialist who focuses primarily on complex arbitration; and Martin Chocano -who, in turn, was promoted to the partnership in January 2022- is recommended for commercial and construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

José Tam; José Reaño; Arturo Aza; Renzo Carrasco

Testimonials

‘The arbitration practice of the Rodrigo firm is a dynamic practice with years of experience in both domestic and international arbitration‘.

‘Its members are professionals with excellent credentials and great capacity for legal analysis‘.

‘It is an elite law firm in Peru for dispute resolution issues‘.

‘Italo Carrano and José Tam are excellent litigators with a high level of professionalism‘.

‘They have years of experience in domestic and international arbitration, and seek innovative and creative solutions for their clients‘.

‘The dispute resolution area includes attention to arbitration matters, judicial litigation and even criminal litigation‘.

‘José Tam is the leader of the firm’s litigation area. Martín Chocano is the new partner in the area. Both get involved with the controversy, design strategies and are constantly thinking about the best alternatives for the client. Real teamwork is conveyed‘.

‘I can say that the dispute resolution practice with the firm is carried out at a very professional level, they make up a team with a lot of technical knowledge, which facilitates synergy with the experts.’

Key clients

Compañía Minera Antamina

Luz del Sur

Southern Perú Copper Corporation

Nexa Resources

Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde

Entel Perú

Minera Chinalco Perú

Gases del Norte del Perú

Pluspetrol Norte

Hudbay Perú

Telefónica del Perú

Belmond Peru Hotels

Scotiabank Peru

BBVA Banco Continental

Compañia Minera Antamina

Southern Peru Cooper Corporation

Pluspetrol Peru Corporation

Iridium Concesiones De Infraestructuras

Alicorp

Pan American Silver Peru

Work highlights

  • Representing Chinalco in a constitutional amparo proceeding against a group of people who have been disturbing the company’s property on 34,4723 hectares of land located in the old city of Morococha.
  • Representing Southern Peru Copper Corporation on different legal proceedings against government decisions related to the Tía María mining project.
  • Represented Volvo Perú in a series of legal actions aimed at defending the possessionand ownership of its main premises (with an area of 53,182.50 m2) acquired in 2009, against the attempts of third parties to claim a non-existent right of possession over such property and to question the transfer in favour of the company.

Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados

Co-led by Alfredo Bullard and Huáscar Ezcurra, the team at Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados is well known in the market for handling high-profile national and international arbitrations, alternative dispute resolution and regulatory matters. The team’s experience as litigators and former officers at Peru’s regulatory and antitrust agencies stands it in good stead to act for clients in regulated industries, and the practice can boast strong experience in the energy, oil and gas, insurance, construction, fishing and transportation sectors. Bullard, who now operates from the firm’s new Madrid office, has handled a vast number of cases under ICC, ICSID and IACA rules, among others; while Ezcurra has experience of disputes pertaining to civil, insurance and corporate controversies. Senior associate Milan Pejnovic has considerable experience in commercial and investment arbitration, and associate Carlos Ríos is recommended for arbitration, contracts and torts law.

Practice head(s):

Alfredo Bullard; Huáscar Ezcurra

DLA Piper Perú

DLA Piper Perú is well placed to handle cross-border mandates by virtue of its considerable global network; indeed, with its increasing focus on Latin America, the practice has recently handled a number of LatAm regional mandate,  as well as a domestic Peruvian caseloads. The multidisciplinary team handles a broad range of disputes work, including commercial litigation, arbitration and white-collar crime. José Marcelo Allemant is recommended for corporate criminal and compliance matters; Carlos Nuñez is a name to note for infrastructure projects, including contractual, corporate, financial and arbitral matters; Guillermo Hesse focuses on the resolution of conflicts in the financial and corporate spheres, along with civil litigation in general; and Hernán Jordán -who was promoted to partner in 2021- handles commercial trials and arbitrations, primarily in the energy, mining and insurance sectors. Principal associates Javier Abusada and Víctor Velásquez (arbitration and dispute boards) are also recommended, with Abusada bringing over 30 years’ litigation experience to the team.

Practice head(s):

José Marcelo Allemant; Carlos Nuñez; Guillermo Hesse; Hernán Jordán

Key clients

AELUCOOP

Concesionaria IIRSA Norte

Club Tennis Las Terrazas Miraflores

Aguaytia Energy del Peru (a subsidiary of Kallpa Generacion)

Concesionaria Chavimochic

Técnicas Metálicas Ingenieros

Empresa de Transformación Agraria (Peru branch)

Concesionaria Interoceánica Sur – Tramo 2 (Odebrecht Group)

Consorcio Huachipa

TMF Perú

ARSA Energy Capital

Techint

Teoma Global

Cofide

Lima Airport Partners

Savia Perú

Perú LNG

Inspired Group

Inversiones Zoberph

Aeropuertos del Perú

Acres Sociedad Titulizadora

Obrascon Huarte Lain (Peru branch)

Work highlights

  • Advising Consorcio Huachipa on arbitration against Lima water service,  SEDAPAL, before the International Chamber of Commerce.
  • Continuing to advice Peru’s Development Bank, Cofide, in a litigation where the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima intends to annul an agreement signed with the then operators of the Lima land transport system (COSAC I), alleging illegal purpose and not following the formalities required by law.
  • Advising Perú LNG, owner of the first natural gas liquefaction plant in South America, on constitutional claims against the Ministry of Energy and Mines and the sector’s technical supervisory body, OSINERGMIN.

Garrigues

Garrigues acts for an impressive array of clients which includes the Peruvian government and large international corporations, as well as smaller domestic players. Hugo Forno Flórez and Melissa Nuñez Santti head the practice; with Flórez being a veteran litigator who specialises in civil, commercial, contracts and torts law, as well as arbitration; and Santti offering experience in arbitration and judicial disputes, with a focus on civil and commercial claims. Principal associate Javier Bueno Zúñiga is experienced in representing companies against the government and state entities and has a particular focus on the telecoms, energy, security, and construction sectors; and senior associate Javier Jimeno Goicochea is also an experienced litigator who has handled disputes in the infrastructure sector. Former senior associate Joel Campos Camargo left the firm in November 2021 for Rodríguez Angobaldo Abogados.

Practice head(s):

Hugo Forno Flórez; Melissa Núñez Santti

Testimonials

‘The team is close to the client and has a lot of experience‘.

‘They always seek to have a 360° view of the cases, for which they allow other practice areas to intervene that can add value to strategies‘.

‘Its differentiating qualities are the quality and experience of its consultation, as well as its closeness to the client‘.

‘Melissa Nuñez and Javier Jimeno make an exceptional team’.

‘Having worked with multiple counsel in the jurisdiction it is clear that they are in the top echelon of lawyers present’.

‘They are responsive and have a mastery of the applicable law‘.

‘They are true subject matter experts‘.

Key clients

Cosapi

Peruvian Government

SK Innovation (Peru branch)

Korea National Oil Corporation

Posco International Corporation

SK Innovation Co

Veolia Servicios Perú

Peruana de Moldeados

Banco de Crédito del Perú

Siemens

Financiera Confianza

Telefónica del Perú

Viva GyM

Proseguridad

Taxi Beat

Sociedad de Beneficencia del Cusco

Productos Tissue

Rentaequipos Perú Leasing

Andean Telecom Partners Perú

Productos Roche Q.F.S.A.

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 that was favourable to our client.
  • Representing Productos Tissue del Perú (Protisa) in a dispute against Rímac Seguros over the enforcement of an insurance policy against all risks of physical or material damage.
  • Defending Financiera Confianza in a judicial claim to recognise ownership of a commercial slogan that was improperly granted by INDECOPI to a third party.

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

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados offers clients ‘very deep knowledge of litigation in Peru’, and acts for large domestic and international companies on tax, labour and corporate disputes, both litigious and arbitral. Practice co-head Fernando Meléndez is recommended for civil and commercial litigation, while fellow co-head Edwin Pezo handles tax litigation and arbitration, primarily in the construction, energy, fishery and insurance industries. Ericka Angulo was recently promoted to senior partner and handles civil, commercial and constitutional litigation in the real estate, insurance and foreign investment sectors, as well as in relation to the sugar industry. Associates Mateo Salinas (litigation, constitutional law and contentious administrative matters) and Julissa Yamani (a procedural specialist) are also recommended; but former senior Carla De Los Santos left for Campos | Arbitraje e Infraestructura in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Meléndez; Edwin Pezo

Testimonials

‘The team, in my opinion, is very solid both academically and in terms of coordination’.

‘Well organised in its defense in arbitration cases and this is especially appreciated in its performance in the hearings’.

‘They use technology in a friendly and useful way’.

‘A very important point is that their conduct before the courts and the other party maintains suitable parameters of ethics and sobriety’.

‘Great preparation of cases, coupled with a perfect command of the facts and the legal position they defend’.

‘Highly trained and highly knowledgeable on the subject of dispute’.

‘A lot of experience on the part of the team of lawyers to propose how to approach and present the case before the arbitral tribunal, in order to obtain the best possible result’.

‘From the design of the strategy, the presentation of briefs, the moment of presentation, everything is meticulously planned and executed in order to have the best possible result’.

Key clients

Telefónica del Perú

Nestlé Perú

Bayer Perú

Olympic Perú

Mall Plaza Inmobiliaria

Desarrollos Terrestres

EXSA (Orica Group)

Corporación EW

Johnson & Johnson del Perú

Grupo La República

Work highlights

  • Defended Telefónica del Perú in 22 lawsuits and nine summary proceedings which serve to guarantee constitutional rights involving a multimillion-dollar collection that the Peruvian Tax Administration intends to carry out for miscellaneous reasons
  • Representing Nestlé in several actions against Peruvian tax authority, SUNAT.
  • Representing Bayer in a complaint instituted by a patient.

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria fields a multidisciplinary team which advises on administrative, civil, commercial, regulatory, and constitutional matters. It is also well versed in international litigation and arbitration, along with white-collar crime matters and advising clients on preventative measures. The practice is co-led by Ramiro Portocarrero and Sebastián Basombrio; with the trilingual Portocarrero (Spanish, English and Italian), experienced in tax litigation and international arbitration, with a focus on the energy, construction, mining and aeronautical sectors; and Basombrío, who is a registered arbitrator in the Lima Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce, recommended for judicial litigation. Leysser Leon is also an arbitrator and has particular knowledge of civil procedures, and Daniel Ramos is the key name for white-collar crime and compliance. Principal associate Karina Urquizo handles civil and commercial disputes, while senior associate Lisbeth Gárate is experienced in construction arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Ramiro Portocarrero; Sebastián Basombrio

Testimonials

‘Daniel Ramosis very approachable and is always looking to his clients to see how he can support them‘.

‘What makes the professional employment relationship strong is the personalised handling and the involvement that is achieved with them in each event, regardless of the professional capacity they convey‘.

‘Very good collaboration, good understanding of the context of the project and conflicts, and contrary to some other offices,  they know how to give a firm and contextualized opinion of the controversies and the acceptability of the right to claim’.

‘Ramiro Portocarrero offers agood availability and a quality of service‘.

‘They are experts in their area‘.

‘They are the best with whom I have worked in arbitration‘.

‘They have creative solutions to our problems, very good negotiators, they understand and know the business that our company is in, which is essential to prepare cases correctly and efficiently‘.

‘Thanks to their knowledge and proposals we have solved complex conflicts‘.

Key clients

Grenergy Renovables

ICATOM

Netafim Peru

IBM

Centros de Salud Peruanos

Concesionaria Vial del Perú

Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Machu-Picchu

EGIS AP-HPI Consortium

Work highlights

  • Represented Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Machupicchu (EGEMSA) in an arbitration against a major Peruvian construction company.
  • Advising BHP Peru in four proceedings against tax administration SUNAT.
  • Advising a Peruvian subsidiary of a major Spanish engineering and construction company in an arbitration before the ICC Court of Arbitration, initiated by a major Peruvian construction company and concerning  engineering claims related to the works of an oil-and-gas project in Perú.

Benites, Vargas & Ugaz

Having recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, Benites, Vargas & Ugaz restructured and strengthened its team with the promotion of Diego Martínez Villacorta and Ricardo Carrillo Garrath to the partnership (the pair also becoming practice co-heads), and the March-2021 hire of senior associate Christian Wong from Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International. The firm focuses on domestic disputes work and recent mandates saw Carrillo and senior partners Víctor García Toma and Daniel Figallo leading the successful representation of 12 financial entities in summary proceedings against the Peruvian Congress. Clients also include energy companies, supported by Martínez’s in-house experience in the oil and gas industry, and those from the telecommunications, transport, mining and construction sectors, with typical work involving defence in constitutional processes, contesting regulatory sanctions, and breach of contract and damages claims.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Carrillo; Diego Martinez; Víctor García Toma; Daniel Figallo

Testimonials

‘Dedication, customer orientation and results’.

Key clients

Banco de Crédito del Perú (BCP)

BBVA Banco Continental

Petróleos del Perú (Petroperú)

Telefónica del Perú

Lima Expresa (LAMSAC)

Gilat Networks Perú

Hermes Transportes Blindados

Tren Urbano de Lima / Línea 1 del Metro de Lima

Universidad Científica del Sur (UCSUR)

Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Machu Picchu (Hidroelétrica)

Cosapi

Compañía Minera Lincuna

Hernández & Cía

Acting as co-counsel with an international firm, Hernández & Cía represented the Republic of Peru in two ICSID proceedings -regarding concession agreements for the development of Metro Lima Line 2 and the construction of a highway- during the course of the last year. International arbitration specialist Caterina Miró Quesada co-led the latter case after her 2021 hire from White & Case LLP, along with disputes practice head Jorge Luis Zubiate, who is also experienced in tax litigation against the SUNAT, and who frequently represents banks, energy firms and insurance companies in arbitration. Gonzalo Del Río handles judicial proceedings resulting from white-collar crime investigations, and the practice group also undertakes administrative, civil and commercial litigation. Counsel Carlos Gastello (civil, labour and administrative litigation; arbitration) and senior associate Renzo Saavedra (arbitral and judicial litigation related to administrative, corporate and civil matters, especially contractual disputes) provide key support across the disputes sector.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Luis Zubiate; Caterina Miró Quesada; Gonzalo del Río

Testimonials

‘They have extensive experience in procedural issues and contingencies. Manage disputes successfully’.

‘The litigation team, headed by Luis Zubiate, is quite solid and efficient’.

‘Hernandcez & Cía surprised us with their knowledge of the subject and previous experience. It is a short but committed team’.

‘Fernando Rincón stands out for his proactivity and knowledge of the case. He is a criminal lawyer who takes his cases 100% hands-on and is in charge of understanding the client’s business and seeing how to focus the criminal strategy based on it’.

‘Team with extensive knowledge, experience’.

‘Excellent customer service, empathy and collaboration’.

Key clients

The Republic of Peru

Chubb Seguros

Consorcio Vial Piura

Frontera Energy del Perú

Banco Internacional del Perú (Interbank)

Nessus Hoteles Perú

Consorcio Cosapi – Johesa

Internacional de Títulos Sociedad Titulizadora

Interproperties Peru

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura

Arenera La Molina

Lima Expresa

Pavco Wavin

Aenza (formerly Graña y Montero)

The Colony Group

Hudbay Minerals

Procter & Gamble

Hapag Lloyd

Hipermercados Tottus

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL)

Puma

Equinox International

Work highlights

  • Represented the Republic of Peru in an international arbitration before ICSID filed by Sociedad Concesionaria Metro de Lima Línea 2 regarding Metro de Lima Línea 2.
  • Led a two-year negotiation for a Peruvian construction company ending in the signing of an unprecedented preliminary plea agreement pertaining to the Lava Jato corruption scandal, the first one signed by a Peruvian company and the second in history.

Osterling Abogados

Enrique Ferrando oversees the dispute resolution practice at Osterling Abogados, along with Mauricio Martínez, who handles litigation for financial institutions and real estate clients, and Gabriel Loli, who co-leads in arbitral matters – such as the team’s recent representation of insurer Rimac against a power distribution company. The team also handles construction arbitration regarding public works contracts and product liability litigation. Key support is provided by principal associate  and procedural expert Scilia Flores (corporate and civil litigation; contentious administrative matters); and seniors Malgorzata Judkiewicz-Garvan, who specialises in international arbitration; and Silvia Otárola, an October-2021 hire from Liberty Seguros who handles construction disputes. Former senior Miguel Delgado left to establish MDR Abogados in October 2021.

Practice head(s):

Enrique Ferrando; Mauricio Martínez; Gabriel Loli

Testimonials

‘I believe that Osterling Abogados is the leading firm in the Peruvian market, without question. Not only because of the accumulated experience of its team, but also because of its high degree of technical specialisation and its deep knowledge of the insurance market’.

‘It is a safe choice both for handling complex and high-value litigation. Its approach is strategic since it includes all the possible scenarios that derive from each case’.

‘The team stands out for its technical and legal solvency and its knowledge of the market and the industry’.

‘Enrique Ferrando’s knowledge of insurance law is exceptional, perhaps the best specialist in the Peruvian market; he is also a brilliant strategist. He has extensive experience in resolving high-stakes disputes’.

‘Gabriel Loli is highly technical, analytical, and provides accurate and timely answers on very complex issues. Very competent also in the solution of complex disputes’.

‘Rabeth Pareja has been an important addition and brings a unique vision of the business, due to his vast experience as an in-house lawyer’.

Key clients

Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros

Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios

Prieto Ingenieros Consultores

Clyde and Co

AXA

Imagina Grupo Inmobiliario

Mercuria Peru

Inversiones Hausser

Caja Municipal de Ahorro y Crédito CMAC Piura

Vitapro

Los Portales

Derrama Magisterial

Inversiones Castelo Branco

Merck Peruana

Asociación Civil Educativa EDU-MAX

Germán y Hernán Anduaga

Work highlights

  • Defended Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios in an arbitration filed against Lima’s Water and Sewerage Company (SEDAPAL), in which penalty overcharges amounting to $17m are claimed.
  • Representing Vitapro in a court action for the granting of an injunction against Frutos del Mar, seeking to allow the client to commence litigation claiming payment of $5m, plus damages.
  • On behalf of Los Portales, defended 200 householders affected in a legal action in which right of ownership is disputed.

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas takes on a large amount of work for individuals, defending them in white-collar crime investigations for money laundering, organised crime and fraud. Augusto Loli and Héctor Gadea oversee this area of the practice, aided by senior associates Sergio Mattos and newly hired Jefferson Moreno, as well as associate Flavio Puchuri. Leader of the litigation department Roger Zavaleta works on high-value domestic cases, such as a recent multimillion-dollar contentious-administrative action for a telecoms company against the Peruvian tax authorities, aided by Alberto Rebaza and senior associate Claudia Quispe. Having hired dual-qualified (Peru/New York) specialist Fabio Núñez del Prado as a senior associate from Clifford Chance‘s Washington practice in January 2021, the practice has also continued to build out its commercial and international arbitration capabilities. April 2022 saw the arrival from Baxel Consultores of senior associate Jorge López Fung, who focuses on national and international commercial and investment arbitration; and associate Úrsula Piedra, who specialises in the design of defence strategies in international and national arbitration litigation, as well as in judicial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Augusto Loli; Roger Zavaleta Rodríguez; Héctor Gadea

Testimonials

‘Excellent knowledge on the subject. Total analysis of the assigned case’.

‘Knowledge of what is needed at the time of litigation’.

‘The “RAD” is more than a studio, it is an ally. It provided us with all the necessary support, even when it was beyond the scope of the contracted services, in order to help solve the problem and get rid of the stress we were feeling. When the RAD tells you “don’t worry, we’ll take care of it”, you really have to trust that you are in the best hands’.

‘Roger Zavaleta is a good strategist, he gets to the bottom of the issues and we know that he will defend our interests until the end’.

‘Fabio Nuñez del Prado has always gone the extra mile on the issues we’ve seen with him. He has an excellent command of legal issues, is always accessible and inspires security and trust’.

‘I am very satisfied with Hector Gadea’.

Key clients

Susana De La Puente

Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo

Entel Chile

Entel Perú

PeruPetro

Banco de Crédito del Perú

Intercorp Group

Credicorp

Cobra Perú

Corporacion Enerjet

Compañía Peruana de Radiodifusión (América Televisión – Channel 4)

Banco Internacional del Perú (Interbank)

Pöyry Switzerland (now AFRY)

Sigma

Work highlights

  • Representing Entel Chile, as plaintiffs, in a contentious-administrative action against the Peruvian Tax Court and SUNAT (Tax Administration), challenging a decision of the tax authority to deny the issuance of an investment certificate (for approximately $500m) for the purchase of shares in Entel Perú.
  • Representing PeruPetro in an international ICC arbitration against Pluspetrol Norte, its holding company, and three South Korean companies.
  • Advised Carlos Rodriguez Pastor, president of the Intercorp group board, the general counsel and other high officers at Intercorp on an organised crime complaint made against members of the board.

Rodríguez Angobaldo Abogados

Rodríguez Angobaldo Abogados combined its experience of acting for insurance and banking clients, recently, undertaking a constitutional case against the Peruvian Congress’ approval of Law No. 31143 on behalf of insurer Pacífico Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros and financial institution Banco Pichincha. The 30-strong disputes team covers a broad array of contentious work, including civil, commercial, constitutional and regulatory/administrative cases, but the insurance/financial sector axis is a particular sweet spot: insurer Rímac Seguros y Reaseguros is a regular client, while on the banking side the team has advised Scotiabank and Banco de Crédito del Perú on hundreds of litigation cases, regarding breach-of-contract and damages claims, among other matters. Additionally, the team has seen an uptick in work for healthcare clients. Practice head Fernando Rodriguez Angobaldo, who focuses on conflict resolution strategies, is flanked by practice co-heads Jaime Heredia, who leads the arbitration practice; and litigator Adolfo Pinillos, who recently represented Telefónica del Perú in arbitral proceedings against the Peruvian Secretary of Telecommunications. Key associate support is provided by senior Marco Torres Maldonado and intermediate Claudia Garcia Bustamante. However, former partner Úrsula Caro left the firm in February 2022 to focus on acting as an independent arbitrator.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Rodríguez Angobaldo; Jaime Heredia Tamayo; Adolfo Pinillos

Testimonials

‘Quick response and high-quality analysis in complex situations’.

‘Main partners always available for contact’.

‘They are a small practice but with a lot of experience. They give very personalised advice and are always available’.

‘We highlight Adolfo Pinillos, a direct and honest person who will always tell you what he knows and what he has to analyse better. It conveys a lot of trust and transparency. He also has a much greater than average knowledge of how the courts in Peru work in matters of annulment of awards’.

‘César Sanabria has a lot of experience and shows a much higher maturity and knowledge than people from his seniority. In my opinion, he is one of the people who will stand out in the coming years in Peruvian arbitration’.

‘The Human Group that makes up the firm is always willing to listen and maintain fluid communication with its clients. The strategy proposed with the study is good and is fed with customer comments’.

‘Doctors Fernando Rodriguez Angobaldo and Adolfo Pinillos Cordova stand out’.

‘The Rodriguez Angobaldo Law Firm team performs very thorough and detailed work, which allows it to have adequate control of the procedures under its responsibility, and a well-planned strategy’.

‘The partners of the firm, such as Fernando Rodriguez, Adolfo Pinillos and Jaime Heredia, who have years of professional experience, intervene directly in the resolution of disputes and planning of the legal strategy, ensuring the best service for their clients. In addition to this, its associates such as Juan Pablo Aguilar and Noelia De La Vega also stand out for their adequate attention and quick response’.

‘Competent study and experts in some branches.’

‘Solid command of law. High disposition and ability to deal with urgent matters. Constant presence in the academic field’.

‘Empathy and commitment to the client. Clarity in opinions. Optimum coordination with firms and studios abroad. Firm knowledge of the law’.

‘Dr Fernando Rodríguez Angobaldo, Dr Adolfo Pinillos Córdova and Dr Enrique Varsi Rospigliosi are outstanding partners’.

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 (Grupo Auna)

Repsol Energy Peru (Repsol Group)

Corporación Primax

Eductrade S.A. (España) Sucursal Peru

Grupo GMI (Mexico)

Minera Yanacocha SRL (Buenaventura)

Corporación Aceros Arequipa S.A.

Arte Express & Compañía S.A.

Companía Minera Condestable

Work highlights

  • Hired, along with Cuatrecasas, to defend Eductrade against a sanction that hindered the company’s ability to participate in new public procurement contracts; value: over $20m.
  • Defending Sociedad Agrícola San Agustín in several proceedings, as part of a sophisticated strategy to recover the properties taken illegally by the Peruvian government and to obtain the payment of fair compensation at current market value.
  • Acting for Banco de Crédito del Perú in approximately 500 litigation cases referring to annulments and breaches of contract, debt collection and damages, among other matters; value: over $21m.

Rubio Leguía Normand

Rubio Leguía Normand represents clients in litigation and both domestic and international arbitration. The mining sector is a regular source of work, with the practice representing multiple mining companies, such as acting for the Peruvian subsidiary of UK mining business Anglo American in civil and contentious administrative actions and three constitutional cases. It also often acts for clients in actions against public authorities: such as representing American Airlines in judicial proceedings against INDECOPI; Andean Telecom Partners in judicial proceedings against local government administrations nationwide; and security services provider ESVICSAC in two arbitrations against the Public Ministry. A 30-year veteran with knowledge of arbitration as well as civil, commercial and constitutional litigation, the 'exceptional' Bruno Marchese leads the team on all matters. He is amply aided by deeply experienced consultant Giancarlo Celis (who has handles some 350 judicial procedures across civil, contentious administrative and constitutional litigation, and arbitration); and senior associate Anghelo Olarte (disputes strategies; civil and commercial arbitration). The team can also call on senior partner Fausto Viale who has deep knowledge of civil law and procedure, constitutional law and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Marchese

Testimonials

‘The litigation team develops innovative strategies, giving a correct interpretation to the regulations’.

‘Bruno Marquese is exceptional, not only for his knowledge, but for the vision he has of his clients’ business and the personal quality he has’.

Key clients

American Potash

Caja de Pensiones Militar y Policial

Casa Grande (Gloria Group)

Citybike – San Isidro

Costa Del Sol

Empresa de Generación Eléctrica del Sur (EGESUR)

Empresa de Vigilancia y Control (ESVICSAC)

Fernando Javier Morales Barragán and Carmen Del Pilar Draxl Elías

La Positiva Seguros y Reaseguros

Minera Boroo Misquichilca (formerly: Minera Barrick Misquichilca)

Oficina de Normalización Previsional

Omega Peru Operaciones y Mantenimiento (Abengoa Group)

Pacifico EPS

Republic of Peru

Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima (SEDAPAL)

Terna Plus

Work highlights

  • Represented American Airlines in numerous contentious administrative proceedings regarding consumer protection matters and other regulatory issues.
  • Represented Andean Telecom Partners in 12 different judicial proceedings against local governments all over the country, claiming the nullity of administrative rulings that revoke the copany’s rights to construct infrastructure in order to place new telecommunications antennas.
  • Represented UK mining giant Anglo American’s local subsidiary -Anglo American Quellaveco- in different judicial proceedings related to the properties it acquired for the implementation of the Quellaveco mining project.

Amprimo, Flury, Barboza & Rodríguez Abogados.

Amprimo, Flury, Barboza & Rodríguez Abogados. counts Samsung as a client, with practice co-head Eduardo Barboza and Jaime Miranda recently representing the company in a $15m domestic arbitration. Barboza and Miranda also handle arbitral matters for various clients -including pensions funds and logistics companies- generally regarding breach-of-contract and damages claims. Fellow practice co-heads Natale Amprimo Plá and senior associate Carlos Rodríguez frequently undertake arbitration regarding construction disputes (with assistance from associate Kepler Panduro), such as one recent mandate that involved advising a subsidiary of Spanish contractor Grupo Cobra on a damages lawsuit. Notwithstanding the team’s recent arbitral caseload, it also handles civil, commercial and constitutional litigation, with Miranda particularly active in civil cases, particularly those regarding contractual matters.

Practice head(s):

Natale Amprimo; Eduardo Barboza; Carlos Rodríguez

Testimonials

‘Always put the customer first and are available 24×7. Their professionalism stands out in addition to their proactivity and always thinking outside the box’.

‘Eduardo Barboza is a tremendous lawyer and has a perfect command of his subjects. He is proactive and is always ahead of regulatory developments. His experience in the sector means that his preventive role prevents us from contingencies and he is always willing to go that extra mile’.

‘Jaime Miranda is another tremendous lawyer from the firm who shines for his lucidity when facing complex problems; Jaime’s serenity is noteworthy, as well as being innovative and creative’.

‘The experience and quality of its partner Eduardo Barboza. An advantage over other offices is the team that works with Dr. Barboza’.

‘Teamwork is essential. Dr Barboza and Dr Jaime Miranda stand out’.

‘Distinguished by having within its team lawyers with many years of experience in the field of arbitration. Its lawyers have great prestige in the field of arbitration, not only as legal advisers, but also as arbitrators, having participated in important national and international arbitrations in recent years’.

‘Eduardo Barboza is a benchmark in the local and international market as an arbitrator, lawyer and expert witness/expert in matters of contract law and arbitration. He is very practical and creative when it comes to proposing strategies or solutions on the issues in charge’.

‘Jaime Miranda is projected to be in the near future a reference in the topics of his speciality (contracts and arbitration). He carries out very complete, correct and precise analyses of the cases. Provides impeccable service and advice, as well as personalised’.

‘Lawyers know the retail business and are not only professors but also arbitrators’.

Key clients

Corporación Aceros Arequipa

Parque Arauco

Kallpa Generación

ICBC Bank

Grupo Cobra

Marsa

Altame Perú (subsidiaria de Disano Illuminazione)

Samsung

A Telecom

Laboratorios AC Farma

Grupo Sandoval

Consorcio Transmantaro (Grupo ISA Colombia)

Metso

Promotora Altatorre

Walmart

Transvíal Lima

Century Link (Lumen)

Work highlights

  • Advised Constructora Las Pampas de Siguas (subsidiary of Grupo Cobra, a Spanish construction company) in arbitration regarding supposed damages derived from its contract of works.
  • Represented Samsung in a $15m arbitration against Saga and Tottus (Chilean retailers in Peru).
  • Advising pension fund AFP Profuturo first in negotiations and then in an arbitration, triggered after the client legally executed four bank guarantees for protecting its rights due to breaches by a construction contractor.

Baxel Consultores

Arbitration is at the centre of Baxel Consultores‘ disputes offering, with the team’s recent experience includes advising and represented the Peruvian government in ICSID arbitration proceedings related to alleged breaches of contract in an infrastructure project, working as local counsel alongside an international law firm. Practice co-head Raffo Velasquez Melendez led on this matter with competition and antitrust colleague Christian Chávez Verastegui, who often works with the team on contractual disputes. Fellow co-head and behavioural economics specialist Mario Drago Alfaro also handles arbitration with a recent mandate involving representation of a real estate business in arbitration against the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima; while co-head Juan Chang Tokushima undertakes administrative litigation for oil and gas clients (frequently in relation to arbitration). Senior associate Jorge López Fung joined Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

Juan Chang Tokushima; Raffo Velasquez Melendez; Mario Drago Alfaro

Testimonials

‘A highly trained and responsible young team’.

Key clients

The Peruvian Government

Autocar del Perú

Inchcape Motors

Clínica Internacional

CAMPOS | Arbitraje e Infraestructura

Campos | Arbitraje e Infraestructura focuses on the construction sector, with founder partner Alexander Campos specialising in the field. The firm typically acts for construction companies in arbitrations against public authorities, such as advising on a $12m arbitration by a construction company against the Peruvian government regarding the termination of a contract, as well as representing a joint venture in a $22m arbitration regarding a breach of contract by a governmental company. beyond the construction segment, Rodrigo Urrutia joined from Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas in 2020 to lead the firm’s commercial arbitration practice, which is beginning to develop the firm’s engagement in other sectors. Key associate support is provided by seniors Carlos Diez Contreras, who primarily handles disputes arising from infrastructure contracts, and Carla de los Santos, a January 2022 from Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados; and associate Maria Paula Noriega, who arrived the same month from Benites, Vargas & Ugaz.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Campos; Rodrigo Urrutia

Testimonials

‘Speciality in the construction market. Personalised attention. Constant updating’.

‘Alex Campos: Creative analysis with a 360° approach’.

‘Carlos Diez: Total disposition and proactivity in dealing with each matter’.

‘The team is experienced (they have been working together for a long time), which makes them efficient and fast’.

‘They know how to listen to the suggested arguments, and then select the strong points and highlight them in their writing’.

Key clients

Constructora San Jose

Cosapi

Incot

Impresa Pizzarotti

GMI Ingeniero Consultores

Imesapi (Peru branch)

Copisa Constructora Pirenaica (Peru branch)

Ecología y Tecnología Ambiental

Sacyr Construccion (Peru branch)

Castilho Engenharia e Empreendimentos (Peru branch)

Caro & Asociados

White-collar crime boutique Caro & Asociados primarily defends individuals – most often company managers of companies – in criminal investigations and trials. As well as providing pre-lawsuit advice and defence in court, the firm is also developing its preventative work, advising on risk avoidance and compliance. Founding partner Dino Carlos Caro Coria co-leads the vast majority of the firm’s work in conjunction with anti-bribery compliance expert Luis Miguel Reyna Alfaro (head of both the criminal litigation department and the consulting/compliance practice), who was promoted to partner in January 2022; and managing lawyer Luis Fernando Iberico Castañeda, whose practice -with a certain orientation towards the financial sector- covers white-collar crime, criminal defence, criminal procedural law and litigation. María Alejandra Quintana Gallardo, in turn, oversees the firm’s civil and commercial litigation practice. Key support comes from managing associate Ana Cecilia Hurtado Huailla; senior associate Miguel Francisco Avalos Alva and compliance-focused associate Virginia del Pilar Naval Linares.

Practice head(s):

Dino Carlos Caro; Luis Miguel Reyna; María Alejandra Quintana

Testimonials

‘The team is very solid in the technical and strategic part. A lot of experience in the jurisdiction where they operate’.

‘Excellent local expertise’.

CMS Grau

The growing team at CMS Grau, is led by the ‘excellent’ Luis Alberto Liñán who has over 25 years’ experience in corporate litigation, civil and constitutional processes, administrative litigation, and both national and international arbitrations. The practice has gained subsidiaries of Shell and Huawei as new clients this year, while recent work has involved representing the Peruvian subsidiaries of well-known multinationals such as General Electric and Repsol, primarily in arbitral matters. The team has also been particularly active as regards contractual disputes for clients including investment funds, healthcare firms and gas distribution companies. Key partner level support as regards arbitration and conflicts with the state is provided by Michelle Barclay and Carlos Hamann (primarily in relation to projects and the oil-and-gas sector, respectively); with additional participation from public law and public contracting specialist Ramón Huapaya and bankruptcy and insolvency practitioner Victor Farro, who was raised to the partnership in November 2021. At associate level, seniors Alessandra Cocchella, who joined from Rubio Leguía Normand in July 2021 and focuses on civil and commercial litigation (with a growing constitutional aspect to her work); and Luis Miguel Manrique Ruesta, who focuses his contentious practice on civil procedural law and case strategy, are the names to note.

Practice head(s):

Luis Alberto Liñan

Testimonials

‘CMS Grau has an excellent team in many areas’.

‘CMS Grau has an excellent mining regulatory area that complements the other areas, especially the procedural area. In that sense, Raúl Ferreira is a great lawyer’.

‘Alessandra Cocchella adds her great experience in other studios to the procedural area, which was already good with Luis Manrique’.

‘Luis Alberto Liñán is an excellent lawyer’.

‘The understanding of each case is carried out in record time. Good management in judicial entities.’

‘Practicality, agility and precision in taking action.’

Key clients

Volcom Capital

La Fiduciaria

GE Healthcare del Perú

Asociación Promotora de Apostolado (APRODEA)

Calidda Gas Natural del Perú

Repsol Energy

Estructura Industriales

Oficina de Normalización Previsional

MINCETUR

Shell GHC Perú

Huawei del Perú

Kimberly Clark Perú

Quimpac

Asociación Civil San Juan Bautista

Sura Asset Management (Real Estate Income Investment Fund)

Gold Field La Cima

Minera Las Bambas

Banco de Crédito del Perú

Compañía Minera Buenaventura

Work highlights

  • Acting for GE Healthcare in an arbitration process against EsSalud in which the client is objecting against imposed penalties from a technical-legal point of view.
  • Advice to the Apostolate Association (APRODEA) in an arbitration process by which it intends to recover possession of a property along with the collection of debts.
  • Advising Peruvian gas distribution company Cálidda (a subsidiary of Grupo Energía de Bogotá) in an arbitration initiated by a Colombian contractor, J&C Inelmec Asociados, through which the latter seeks payment of $1.5m for alleged breaches of contract.

Dentons Peru

Senior partner Claudio Cajina leads the seven-strong team at Dentons Peru, which is frequently engaged for contentious matters particularly in relation to real estate matters. The practice covers the full range of litigation, including civil, commercial, constitutional and administrative, as well as in relation to labour and tax matters, along with arbitration; it also has a certain focus on consumer litigation. Cajina’s practice involves arbitration, commercial and administrative litigation, constitutional actions, and (to a lesser degree), white collar matters, and he is both focused on, and noted for, designing strategies for handling contentious matters. Additional senior engagement is provided by consultant Jose Miguel Cárdenas who has some 25 years’ experience in contentious matters and is particularly active in arbitration as regards the infrastructure, miing and commercial sectors, and in negotiations to prevent conflicts. Key associate support is provided by senior associate Andrea García, who handles a broad range of mandates, particularly in relation to the real estate sector, and is also in charge of the judicial processes concerning a major client in Arequipa. Recent matters include advising Aeropuertos Andinos del Peru on arbitration involving penalties imposed by a government ministry.

Practice head(s):

Claudio Cajina

Key clients

Backus AB Inbev

Empresa Ariana Operaciones Mineras

Rutas de Lima

Villa Club

Agrícola La Venta

Sociedad Agrícola Coscalla

Inversiones San Borja

Aeropuertos Andinos

Los Portales

Compañía Minera Condestable

Aeropuertos del Perú

Operaciones Arcos Dorados

Wenco

Grupo Pionero

Plan Vital

Fresenius Medical Care del Perú

Menorca Inversiones

Arteco Inmobiliaria

Tigre Perú Tubos y Conexiones

Omnia Médica

GMI Ingenieros Consultores

Consorcio GMI – PYV

Securitas Universidad Continental

Servicios Agrícola Oppenheimer Chile

Smartfit

Tucan Inversiones

Consorcio de Consultores en Ingeniería Asociados

Vanet

Agrícola La Venta

Compañía Minera Condestable

Empresas Armas

Grupo Pionero

Grupo Wenco

Sociedad Agrícola Coscalla

Willis Corredores de Seguros

Aeropuertos Andinos del Peru

Aeropuertos del Perú

Minera IRL

Work highlights

  • Acts for Backus AB InBev in legal proceedings to challenge administrative decisions that determine the company’s obligation to pay significant sums of money in terms of taxes, interest, and fines.
  • Acts for real estate developer Paz Centenario S.A. in various contentious administrative processes derived from decisions issued by INDECOPI in relation to consumer protection processes.

Kennedys

International insurance specialist-firm Kennedys primarily takes on disputes work for insurers such as Pacifico Compañia de Seguros y Reaseguros, Rimac Seguros and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Recent work includes recovery proceedings and arbitral cases filed by insured parties, as well as assisting both the insurer and insured in proceedings brought by a variety of public authorities. Additionally, the local Lima-based team has handled real estate litigation for high-income family groups. Practice head Kodiak Semsch Gutierrez focuses on the prevention of litigation, but has considerable experience in both litigious proceedings and arbitration. Lima office head Marco Rivera Noya also regularly co-leads on -or assists with- contentious mandates. Insurance partner Fernando Hurtado De Mendoza provides additional support, as does Alonso Barreda who was promoted to legal practice director in September 2022, and focuses on P&C claims, corporate matters and arbitration, as well as coverage analysis for complex insurance and reinsurance litigation.

Practice head(s):

Kodiak Semsch Gutiérrez; Marco Rivera Noya

Key clients

QBE

CNHI Industrial

Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company

Gasoducto Sur Peruano

Wunderman Thompson

Procesadora Sudamericana

Noriega Family Group

Piaggio Family Group

Innovacion Civil Española

Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros

AmTrust Group

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Pacifico Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros

Chubb

La Positiva Seguros y Reaseguros

Interseguro

Work highlights

  • Leading counsel to Pacífico Compañía de Seguros and reinsurers in a claim brought by Empresa de Generación Electrica Río Baños and Sindicato Energético, requesting payment of damages to their hydropower plant, allegedly generated by an event linked to the El Niño phenomenon that affected the Peruvian coast.
  • Assisting Wunderman Thompson (formerly J Walter Thompson Peruana), Chubb and another, on a claim filed by the Peruvian government against such companies and another nine defendants for $12m, stating that the ‘Intihuatana’ stone (Machu Pichu Sun Dial) suffered damages due to the impact of a crane while filming a TV commercial.
  • Advised the Piaggio Family Group on its constitutional claim against the Peruvian government demanding compensation for an illegal expropriation (confiscation) of 19,000 hectares of real state on the northern coast of Peru, perpetrated by the Ministry of Agriculture in 1979.

Estudio Linares Abogados

Specialist disputes boutique Estudio Linares Abogados has been a market presence for 25 years, handling arbitration and litigation, along with white-collar crime matters, for a client roster that includes companies and individuals from the construction, energy, mining and hospitality sectors, among others. Practice head Daniel Linares Aviléz is primarily focused on arbitration for corporate and company clients; he also sits as an accredited independent arbitrator and is a certified conciliator. He is flanked by fellow partners Augusto Linares Muñoz, a criminal specialist who handles dispute resolution and company crisis – particularly in the fields of construction, mining and insurance; and Christian Linares Muñoz who also undertakes white-collar work and is a specialist in both criminal law and procedure. Key associate support comes from seniors Héctor Campos García (who focuses on civil and commercial litigation) and Sophia Icaza Izquierdo (dispute resolution and company crisis, primarily in the construction, mining, energy sectors).

Practice head(s):

Daniel Linares Avilez; Augusto Linares Muñoz

Testimonials

‘Knowledge of the core of the client’s business and approach of legal strategies in a global way. Introduction of technologies that facilitate joint work’.

‘They approach contingencies from different angles’.

‘It is an innovative team, very integrated’.

‘They are excellent professionals’.

‘The evaluations and diagnostics that they make before assuming the defense of any case is quite detailed. With the Linares firm we have three cases with the certainty that we will come out optimistic’.

‘We are sure that the Linares studio is a serious studio and very dedicated to the defence of its sponsors; they are thorough in each one of the pronouncements, they do not allow there to be a loose line that later can harm the defence. Each professional has extensive knowledge of the issues to treat’.