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Firms To Watch: TMT (Technology, media and telecoms)

Porto Legal Abogados‘ founding partner, José Miguel Porto is a twenty year-plus veteran of the telecoms sector with extensive in-house experience at the likes of Nextel del Peru and NII Holdings; he leads a small team that handles a broad range of relevant matters, from passive infrastructure and satellite services, to project development, regulatory compliance and matters relating to interconnection, commercialisation, virtual mobile networks and spectrum issues.

TMT (Technology, media and telecoms) in Peru

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International acts for a roster of large international brands as well as Peruvian companies on a broad range of regulatory, compliance and dispute resolution matters in the TMT space. It is well placed to handle cross-border issues by virtue of its international network and has recently seen an uptick in data privacy work, since the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital transition. The team has particular strength in the telecoms arena, where it advises clients on concessions, transactions and contentious matters. As well as handling telecoms issues, practice head Teresa Tovar has over 20 years’ experience in media, e-commerce and privacy matters. Principal associate Crosbby Buleje Diaz has previous in-house experience at a telecoms company and is experienced in dealing with the telecommunications and consumer protection regulators, while senior associate Eileen Infantas focuses on TMT-related competition issues.

Practice head(s):

Teresa Tovar

Testimonials

‘The main strength of the area is the knowledge of the retail business‘.

‘The ability of the team to understand the problem and provide an immediate solution is good‘.

Key clients

Telefónica del Perú

TI Sparkle Peru

Línea Amarilla

Hunt Oil Company of Peru

America Movil Peru (Claro)

Herbalife Perú

Indra Perú

Unilever Andina Perú

Grupo Ajeper

Autopistas del Norte

LifeMiles

Derco Perú

Honeywell

Merck Peruana

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing advice to Telefónica del Peru on complex regulatory and compliance issues and in many administrative sanctioning proceedings conducted by OSIPTEL (the Peruvian telecommunications regulator).
  • Advised Telxius Peru on all regulatory matters.
  • Providing legal advice to Samsung on matters related to technology, telecommunications and privacy, which directly relate to the core business of the company.

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

The TMT team at Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados  has considerable experience representing clients in administrative procedures before regulators such as the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) and OSIPTEL, as well as before judicial courts and arbitration. Catering to a range of clients, the practice has particular experience in the telecoms sector where it represents some of the country’s largest operators. Gerardo Soto co-leads the team and focuses on regulatory and administrative work, frequently defending clients before the regulators. Fellow practice co-head Carlos Patrón is a key name for competition and antitrust matters, while principal associate Giancarlo Baella also handles competition issues, as well as administrative and commercial matters. Senior Associate Carlos Baldeón focuses on telecoms, regulatory and public law, and is experienced in investigations and contentious matters; principal associate David Kuroiwa is also active in the sector.

Practice head(s):

Gerardo Soto; Carlos Patrón

Testimonials

‘Knowledge of the automotive market and a comprehensive vision of the big picture on data issues‘.

 

Key clients

América Móvil Perú

Compañía Latinoamericana de Radiodifusión  (Latina Televisión)

Enfoca Sociedad Administradora de Fondosde Inversión

Sociedad Minera Corona

CRP Medios y Entretenimientos

Gilat Networks Peru

Gilat to Home Peru

Speedcast (Newcom International Peru)

GTD Perú

Homecenters Peruanos

Maquinarias

Supermercados Peruanos

Inretail Perú

Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston (Backus)

Vale Exploration Perú

Inversiones Centenario

Despegar.com Perú

Productos Tissue del Perú

Ford Perú (Ford Motor Company Group)

Openpay Perú

Work highlights

  • Advising America Móvil Perú on all relevant administrative procedures before local authorities, including the Ministry of Telecommunications and OSIPTEL.
  • Advising Gilat Networks Perú on the implementation of regional broadband installation projects for integral connectivity and social development in Apurimac, Ayacucho and Huancavelica, as well as on the negotiation and drafting of addendum proposals to be presented to the Telecommunications Investment Fund and the Ministry of Transport andCommunications for the amendment of aspects related to the oversight of the works in charge of  FITEL, disbursements in favor of the company and guarantees.
  • Advising Grupo Intercorp on an investigation by the Peruvian Consumer Protection Commission.

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados

Co-led by Verónica Sattler and counsel María Del Rosario Quiroga, Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados has vast experience of the Peruvian telecoms sector, where it advises clients on regulatory and compliance matters, as well as administrative proceedings before the regulators. On the media and technology side, the practice acts for TV broadcasters on compliance, and digital and online platforms on data protection. Quiroga is particularly experienced in the energy and telecoms industries and has pervious in-house experience at the telecoms regulator; while senior associate Andrea Morelli is recommended for regulatory and permitting matters, as well as dispute resolution. Associate Luis Fernando Roca is another key member of the team and handles matters related to telecoms, broadcasting and new technologies.

Practice head(s):

Verónica Sattler; María del Rosario Quiroga

Testimonials

‘Multidisciplinary team with extensive experience in the sector‘.

‘Committed team with a very good disposition‘.

Key clients

Entel Perú

Americatel Perú

Telefónica Global Solutions

Lazus Perú(Cable & Wireless Communications)

Compañía Peruana de Radiodifusión

Internexa Perú

Red Eléctrica del Sur

Luz del Sur

Meta

Grupo Werthein

Volkswagen

Hudbay Perú

Statkraft Perú

Importaciones Hiraoka

Compañía Minera Antamina

IBM

Work highlights

  • Currently advising Entel Perú and Americatel Perú related operators on the renewal of four concession agreements.
  • Advising Telefónica Global Solutions, a subsidiary of the Telefónica Group- on general regulatory matters related to its Peruvian operations.
  • Advised a major media & technology company on the telecoms legal and regulatory framework applicable to services provided over the internet, and specifically, to streaming and online platform services.

Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados

Boutique firm Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados brings strong expertise in economic regulation and antitrust to the TMT arena, and acts for a range of high-profile telecoms and broadcasting companies. It provides ancillary support to large international law firms in relation to cross-border transactions, and offers profound regulatory and compliance expertise to clients, along with representation in administrative proceedings and litigation. Alejandro Falla  focuses on regulatory, antitrust and administrative law and his illustrious career has also included stints at INDECOPI and OSINERGMIN; in addition, he is an arbitrator in controversies administered by the Lima Chamber of Commerce. Eduardo Quintana  also has public sector experience at the regulators and focuses on the energy, telecoms and transportation infrastructure sectors. Lucía Villarán  has strong administrative and competition credentials, while Andrea Cadenas , who has similar experience, was promoted to partner in early 2022.

Practice head(s):

Alejandro Falla; Eduardo Quintana; Lucía Villarán; Andrea Cadenas

Testimonials

‘The team is very solid‘.

‘The knowledge is applied correctly and their opinions and recommendations are very accurate‘.

‘Eduardo Quintana and Lucia Villaran make up a super team that is always available for any questions we have in the company‘.

Miranda & Amado

Miranda & Amado has a strong focus on telecoms and data protection work and acts for large international businesses as well as smaller domestic companies. Sitting within the firm’s wider regulatory and administrative law department, the practice draws on strength from competition, consumer protection, tax, dispute resolution, labour and corporate experts to provide a holistic service to TMT clients. As well as handling day-to-day advice, regulatory issues and compliance, the team represents clients in administrative proceedings before regulators and is no stranger to litigation. Enrique Felices   and Willy Pedreschi  jointly lead the team, with Felices specialising in data privacy matters and Pedreschi focusing on regulatory and administrative law. At the associate level, senior Fabiana Vittoria  is the key name for telecoms work; fellow former senior Omar Alvarado left for Diez Canseco Competencia & PI in February 2022.

Practice head(s):

Enrique Felices; Willy Pedreschi

Key clients

Grupo Ripley

DiDi Mobility Information Technology

Verizon

UFINET

Citibank del Perú

CenturyLink Perú

Intelsat US

Quanta Services

World Wildlife Fund

Adidas Perú

Work highlights

  • Representing Tiendas por Departamento Ripley and Banco Ripley Perú in four strategic supervisions / ex officio sanctioning proceedings conducted by the Data Protection Authority as well as INDECOPI during 2020 and 2021.
  • Assisting DiDi Mobility Information Technology on reviewing the privacy notices and terms and conditions used by the company in its agreements with riders, drivers and other parties.
  • Advised Verizon on the analysis of the legal feasibility of commercialising global telecommunication services based on emerging technologies over the IP network at the local level.

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

Approachable, practical lawyers with a business focus‘, Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados handles the full range of TMT matters, with a focus on telecoms, regulation and competition matters. On the telecoms front, the team advises clients on licensing, concessions, registrations and contentious proceedings; while in relation to media and technology, the practice handles regulations regarding advertising, consumer protection, unfair competition, antitrust and data privacy issues. The team is led by name partner Jorge Muñiz  , Pierino Stucchi   and José Antonio Bezada ; with Stucchi handling regulatory matters pertaining to the radio and television, and telecoms sectors, as well as data protection issues and litigation; and Bezada recommended for cyber security and competition matters, among other areas. Senior associate Carlos Rodas  and associate Alexander Flores   are also key practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Muñiz; Pierino Stucchi; José Antonio Bezada

Testimonials

‘They provide a quality service with a good price ratio, always being flexible when it comes to different fee proposals‘.

‘In terms of billing, we have not had any problems and this front has flowed very well, which normally does not happen with the other law firms we work with‘.

‘Jose Bezada, main partner of the study, has assisted us in TMT matters, and his customer service stands out‘.

‘Always available to answer our questions, with very fast and accurate responses‘.

‘Efficiency and customer service has made it stand out from the rest‘.

‘Pierino Stucchi provides timely and quality attention to our queries‘.

‘One of the best qualities that I highlight is technical and strategic precision and great customer service‘.

‘They are approachable, practical lawyers with a business focus‘.

Key clients

British Telecom (BT Peru)

Axess Peru

Abbott

Sencinet (BT Latam Peru)

Wi-net Telecom

Davis Wright Tremaine

Globalsat Perú

Banco Internacional Del Perú (Interbank)

Bayer

Sony Perú

Scotiabank Peru

Corporación Lindley

Robert Bosch Limited

Newell Brands

Donaldson Peru Sac

NEC de Colombia

Daikin Airconditioning Peru

Klohn Crippen Berger

Macmillan Publishers

Experian

Luxottica

Betfair / Flutter Entertainment

Work highlights

  • Successfully provided legal advice to BT Peru on obtaining a single concession that allow our client to provide telecommunications services for 20 years uninterrupted.
  • Successfully advised Cable Video in a sanctioning procedure before OSIPTEL for an alleged breach of regulatory obligations, achieving the elimination of the fine proposed by the authority.
  • Successfully provided legal advice to Abbott on the implementation of its e-commerce platform, considering aspects of data protection, the payment system, cookies and compliance with consumer protection and advertising regulation.

Diez Canseco Competencia & PI

The ‘professionalism and dedication’ available from competition and IP boutique Diez Canseco Competencia & PI results in a strong domestic advisory practice. With an ‘extremely efficient’ team co-ed by founding partner Luis Diez Canseco and José Gonzáles Cucho, matters typically involve third-party contracts, commercial strategy direction and consumer regulations, with the added benefit of OSIPTEL-relevant and Peruvian data protection standards know-how. Clients on the firm’s current roster include DirecTV and Huawei, alongside various other significant telecoms companies and public bodies.

Testimonials

‘The DCC Law Firm team not only compares with, but also stands out favorably against, the services of others. The practice is extremely efficient in its services; they enjoy a perfect balance between response times and the rigor of their answers.’

‘They differ from others precisely in the intelligence and speed of their responses. No other firm we have worked with in this area accepts and solves challenges as quickly as they do. The partners are always available to answer our questions and the professionalism and dedication of the entire team is very remarkable. We could highlight the work of Jose Carlos Gonzales and Axel Ruiz.’

Key clients

DirecTv Peru

Huawei del Peru

Alicorp

Universidad Tecnológica del Perú (UTP)

Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE)

Indriver

Laboratorios Siegfried

Work highlights

  • Rendering pre-emptive counsel for DirecTv Perú on competition and regulatory telecom matters.
  • Providing legal support on personal data protection to GRADE regarding the execution of the educational program “Conecta Ideas Perú”, which seeks to provide educational support to Peruvian children between 8 and 11 years old, nationwide.
  • Offering preventive advice to Huawei on the elaboration and review of graphic arts and advertising campaign projects, as well as dealing with consumer complaints.

Hernández & Cía

Clients appreciate the ‘speed and responses to requests made' at Hernández & Cía Abogados, with its TMT team handling advisory work ranging from regulatory compliance and the negotiation of contracts, to inspection or supervision procedures by the Ministry of Communications and OSIPTEL. Practice head and competition specialist Enrique Cavero is currently managing a handful of ongoing disputes for mobile telecoms provider Viettel Perú – Bitel, including before the Supreme Court; he also has additional experience of competition, IT, advertising and consumer law. Senior associate Diego Gomez offers administrative and data privacy law expertise.

Practice head(s):

Enrique Cavero

Testimonials

‘Given their extensive experience in this sector, the team of lawyers advising us in these areas inform us through newsletters of news in the field of telecommunications, as well as knowing the internal processes and procedures of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications. In addition to this, for technical issues, such as the use of the radio spectrum, you have the right allies and professionals to carry out each request, from start to finish.’

‘The difference lies in the speed and responses to the requests made, as well as the detailed and thorough analysis of each point or factor to intervene. The most outstanding lawyers are Diego Gómez Florez and Lucia Bustamante.’

Key clients

Viettel Perú – Bitel

IHS Peru (formerly: Cell Site Solutions Perú)

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Consorcio Fútbol Perú

Interseguro

ANS Comunicaciones

Arthur D Little

JapiSale

Incacel Movil

SBA Torres

Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones Bolivia

Multitop

Puma Peru

Automotores Gildemeister

Rivelsa

DXN International Peru

Grupo Liderman

Work highlights

  • Representing Viettel Perú – Bitel in a $15m lawsuit before the Supreme Court against INDECOPI relating to the latter’s administrative decision (by the Trade Barriers Tribunal) regarding the illegality of the fees charged by the Telecommunications Ministry for the usage of the radioelectric spectrum.
  • Advised ADL on the structuring and development of the bidding rules and Concession Agreement for the public bidding of frequencies 1,750-1,780 MHz y 2,150-2,180 MHz (AWS-3 Band) y 2,300-2,330 MHz, country-wide, for the provision of mobile services of 4G technology, including the definition of the involved investment commitments and corresponding coverage plans.
  • Representing Viettel Perú – Bitel in an administrative lawsuit before INDECOPI against OSIPTEL over the legality of certain contracting modalities (itinerant sales) in the acquisition of telephone lines by consumers, which represents approximately $10m per year.

Estudio Olaechea

The TMT team at Estudio Olaechea is led by Martín Serkovic and is particularly active in the technology, e-commerce, telecoms, aviation and retail sectors. On the telecoms side, it handles issues relating to the installation of passive infrastructure, and in relation to media, it advises clients on the launch of new entertainment and audio-visual products. Serkovic is recommended for TMT, administrative and regulatory law and can draw on over 30 years’ experience in the field. Senior associate Carol Quiroz is a specialist in personal data protection, new technologies and data governance, particularly in relation to the e-commerce sector.

Practice head(s):

Martín Serkovic

Testimonials

‘The firm is excellent in what they do, they get to know your needs and your business.’

‘They take huge considerations about the risk that you may take.’

‘They know the area in which they work, they have a lot of experience and it shows.’

‘Good coordination in various areas.’

‘They know the legislation.’

Key clients

Google

Google Peru

Nokia Solutions And Networks

Telecom Business Solution

Desarrollos Terrestres

Ncr Corporation

Clorox Perú

Salesland Pacifico

Colegio Cristo Rey De Tacna

Apoyo A Programas De Poblacion

Corporación Acerinox Peru

Asociacion Fe y Alegria

Work highlights

  • Advised Google on compliance with the Emergency Early Warning Messaging System adopted by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
  • Advised Google on the launch of several products, including Google Arts & Culture, Google Family Link, Bolo App, Google Duplex, Book on Flights and Street View App.  
  • Represented Google in 13 data privacy claims filed by Peruvian users before the National Directorate of Personal Data Protection, in relation to Google and YouTube search services.