Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria > Lima, Peru > Firm Profile

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria
AVENIDA SANTA CRUZ NO 888
MIRAFLORES
LIMA
Peru

Peru > Tax Tier 1

With a strong regional presence, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria is well placed to handle international tax and trade matters for multinational companies. Veteran tax practitioner Walker Villanueva heads the practice and has considerable experience in national and international tax planning operations; he is also a professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru and has published books on Peruvian tax law. Dante Sanguinetti, who jointly leads the team, focuses on corporate and personal taxation, and corporate restructuring work; Carlos Moreano is a SUNAT alumnus and a key name for contentious tax issues; and Johana Timana was recently promoted to director and is well versed in tax issues pertaining to cross-border transactions. At the more junior end of the team, principal associates Milagros Pastor, Elizabeth Contreras and Alexa Adriazola are recommended.

Practice head(s):

Walker Villanueva; Dante Sanguinetti

Testimonials

‘The quality of service is unique, access to partners gives you peace of mind that problems or queries are being analysed in depth‘.

‘They have collaborated with us efficiently in all the projects that we have proposed‘.

‘They make you feel as a client that you are their priority, they are always willing to help‘.

‘Walker Villanueva is a professional with integrity, and extensive tax and corporate knowledge‘.

‘Their strengths are their knowledge of the regulations that apply to specific sectors, the various proposals they provide on how to deal with a problem‘.

‘They are always available and with fair rates‘.

‘The practice presents professionals with extensive knowledge in the specialised areas necessary for the operations of our company‘.

‘Members of staff are very accessible‘.

Key clients

Telefonica Del Perú

Compañía De Minas Buenaventura

Mabe

Comfer

Cornershop Perú

Zubale

Operadora Ecológica Del Titicaca

Consorcio Natividad De Chinchero

Monnet

América Móvil

Work highlights

  • Advised Mabe Perú in relation to a dispute with the tax administration.
  • Advised the Buenaventura Group on the sale of Yanacocha and the acquisition of Minera La Zanja from Newmont.
  • Advising Telefonica del Perú on the tax aspects of the sale and disposal of its immovable properties, with a specific focus on the VAT impact.

Peru > Banking and finance Tier 2

The Peruvian office of regional player Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria fields a 16-strong banking team -including four partners- that advises lenders, borrowers and agents on corporate and project finance, securities transactions, bond offerings, local and cross-border financings (including secured and unsecured financings), syndicated lending, securitisation and private equity lending. Additionally, it has developed considerable project finance expertise (particularly in the infrastructure and telecoms industries) and substantial regulatory knowledge of the entire banking sector and its distinct institutions and agents. Rafael Puiggros heads the practice and advises both domestic and international clients on M&A transactions and cross-border projects; Antonio Guarniz handles investment funds work; and well-known market figure Ronald Fernández-Dávila has a wealth of experience in project finance - particularly in the transport sector; he is also the Peruvian office’s member of the wider firm’s China desk initiative. Principal and senior associates, respectively, Luciana Carpio-Rivera handles project finance, corporate finance (direct and syndicated loans) and M&A, representing both local and international financial entities and private investors; while Fiorella Ruiz Del Campo has expertise in structuring financial facilities, an extensive background in financial regulation, and also undertakes international securities’ issuances (under Rule 144A/Reg.S), ‘JOLCO’ aircraft financings, ADRs and DIP financings, among other matters. However, capital markets and corporate finance partner Ignacio López De Romaña left the firm in August 2022.

Practice head(s):

Rafael Puiggros

Key clients

Glas Americas

Aeropuertos del Perú

Intersur Concesiones

Megacentro Lurín

Banco de Crédito del Perú and Scotiabank Perú

Inversiones Yarabamba

BBVA Banco Continental, Banco de Crédito del Perú, Scotiabank Peru, Banco Internacional del Perú – Interbank.

Megacentro Industriales Sur

Megacentro Aceros

Korea Zinc Company

The Bank of Nova Scotia, HSBC Bank Canada, Société Générale, Bank of Montreal, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, National Bank of Canada and ING Capital

Inversiones Centenario

Tren Urbano

Credit Suisse

Latam Group

Desarrollo Vial de los Andes

United Airlines

Credit Suisse

JP Morgan

Work highlights

  • Together with PPU offices in Bogotá, Colombia and Santiago, Chile, Advised Glas Americas -in conjunction with the firm’s offices in Bogotá and Santiago- on the financing of Avianca’s Chapter-11 exit, pursuant to the reorganisation plan confirmed by the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on 2 November 2021.
  • Acted as legal counsel to Aeropuertos del Perú on a $114m financing granted by Banco de Credito del Peru and structured by Credicorp Capital.
  • Advisors to Megacentro Lurín on a $100m loan obtained from the BTG Pactual Bank (Cayman Branch).

Peru > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Under the leadership of Guillermo Ferrero and  Rafael Boisset, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria's corporate practice handles a broad range of matters, incuding acting for public companies on M&A and leveraged buy-outs, and for distressed companies in relation to bankruptcies and insolvency matters. Having worked at leading firms in Brazil, Mexico and New York, Boisset has extraordinary international experience, primarily in transacitonal matters where has has particualr expertise in the manufacturing, energy and financial sectors; while the dual-qualified (Peru/New York) Ferrero advises on high-profile cross-border M&A deals and reorganisations. Javier Ezeta handles both corporate and financial work and has notabble experience in the chemical, food and agro-industrial sectors. At associate level, principal associate Victor Abad is the key name – he strong experience in M&A and acquisition finance. The team was further boosted with the arrival of associate Jacqueline Febres  from EY Law in February 2022; however, former principal associate Raúl Vizcarra moved to Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados in August 2022, his departure following on from that of fellow former principal Omaira Zambrano who moved to INDECOPI in June 2021.

Practice head(s):

Guillermo Ferrero; Rafael Boisset

Key clients

Epiroc

Linzor Capital

Unilabs

Bolsa de Valores de Lima

Lone Star Funds

General Atlantic

Macrocapitales

Silver Lake

Grupo El Comercio

Shareholders of Comfer

Grupo Zárate Verástegui

Work highlights

  • Advised Lone Star Funds on all aspects of Peruvian law related to the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Manuchar (owned by the AvH Growth Capital, together with the Maas family).
  • Advisors to Grupo BVL (parent company of the Lima Stock Exchange), Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago (BCS – Chilean Stock Exchange) and Bolsa de Valores de Colombia (BVC – Colombian Stock Exchange) in a deal aimed at integrating the three markets both in ownership and operations, trading platforms, etc.
  • Acting as counsel to General Atlantic on its $70m investment in Crehana, a leading education technology platform for companies and individuals focused on closing the reskilling and upskilling gap in Latin America.

Peru > Dispute resolution Tier 2

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.

Peru > Labour and employment Tier 2

Willing and able to assist when needed’, the labour team at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria has a broad practice which encompasses expertise in consulting issues, collective employment, litigation and immigration. César Gonzales Hunt has over 30 years’ experience in labour and social security law, while former Minister of Labour Jaime Zavala is well regarded in the market as a top negotiator and arbitrator in labour conflicts. Associate Alicia Jimenez heads up the labour litigation practice and has notable experience in the telecoms, construction, banking, and food and beverage sectors. Lidia Vilchez was promoted to partner in January 2022 and focuses on the resolution of sophisticated collective conflicts. Senior associate Katy Noriega has particular experience in gender and workplace sexual harassment issues, while associate Raúl Vidal left for Vinatea & Toyama.

Practice head(s):

César Gonzales Hunt; Lidia Vilchez; Jaime Zavala; Alicia Jimenez

Testimonials

‘The PPU team stands out for its excellence and speed in meeting our requirements in this area.’

‘Another characteristic element of the labour team is its proximity and proactivity to support us in our labor matters.’

‘The distinctive note of the PPU labor area lies in the excellence and opportunity of the service.’

‘Although all the people in the area are excellent, César Gonzales Hunt, who heads the firm’s labor practice, should be highlighted as a leader.’

‘The PPU team is always willing and able to assist when needed.’

Key clients

Cbc peruana

Corporación Aceros Arequipa

Empresa Siderúrgica del Perú

Banco Falabella Perú

Corporación Pesquera Inca

Adecco Peru

Expeditors Peru

Limagrain Peru

Compañía Goodyear del Perú

Pesquera Exalmar

Comercio Digital Integral

Nicoll Perú

General Motors Peru

Stracon

Quick Commerce Perú

Mondelez Perú

BHP World Exploration Sucursal del Peru

Camposol

Work highlights

  • Advising Cbc Peruana on a collective bargaining agreement.
  • Advising Corporación Aceros Arequipa on negotiations with the company’s union.
  • Acted for Empresa Siderúrgica del Perú in litigation filed by its National Union of Laborers.

Peru > Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

With a strong background in both the public and private sectors, the team at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria is able to provide a far-reaching view of matters in the projects and infrastructure sectors. It acts for local and foreign developers, operators, banks and multilateral agencies on the financing, design and execution of large-scale projects. Highly-regarded practitioner Ronald Fernández-Dávila, counsel of choice for clients on administrative litigation, and project finance mandates, heads up the practice. He stands out for his wealth of experience in infrastructure projects in the transportation segment, particularly roads, railways, and airports. Key principal associates include Aouda Del Castillo, and Francisco Ibazeta, who is recommended for public procurement, and administrative law.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Fernandez Davila

Key clients

Consorcio Natividad de Chinchero

Consorcio Natividad de Chinchero

Interamerican Development Bank

China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation

Tren Urbano de Lima

Operadora Ecológica del Titicaca

Concesionaria Vial del Perú

Autopista del Norte (AUNOR)

PTAR Pachacutec

Técnicas Reunidas

Aeropuertos del Perú

Intersur

Work highlights

  • Acting as counsel to Consorcio Natividad de Chinchero in the execution of the Chinchero International Airport project in Cusco.
  • Assisting Interamerican Development Bank with the assessment of concessions in Lima and Arequipa for public transportation by buses, and in the identification of aspects which would require changes in order to allow electric buses to be used in existing concessions or in new ones to be granted.
  • Acting as local counsel to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation – CCECC on the tender process for the awarding of the Huancayo Huancavelica Railway Project.

Peru > Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 3

All Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria's bankruptcy matters are handled by practice director Alfonso Pérez-Bonany, whose previous experience includes a stint at INDECOPI and specialises in restructuring and liquidation proceedings. Pérez-Bonany advises both debtors and creditors, including Doe Run in its liquidation proceedings, where the firm’s full-service nature allows it to tailor advice to the debtor’s industry and provide support in related areas such as tax and labour. Recent work also includes assisting Kirkland & Ellis’ Hong Kong office with a cross-border debt recovery, involving advice on Peruvian bankruptcy regulations, as well as representing clients before INDECOPI.

Practice head(s):

Alfonso Perez-Bonany

Key clients

Servicios Multimedia

Empresa Radiodifusora 1160

Astaldi (Peru)

Kirkland & Ellis

Doe Run Perú

Transber

Aeropuertos del Perú

Energy and natural resources > Electricity Tier 3

EDF Renouvelables is a key client of Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria‘s practice, with team head Rafael Lengua recently advising the company on a power purchase agreement with Electro Oriente. Perhaps best known for its participation in high-end transactions in the sector, the practice group’s work is multifaceted, such as advising on project finance in the power industry as well as handling contentious representation, primarily in arbitration. Regulatory matters are also an area of focus, with corporate specialist Rafael Boisset 's recent mandates including advice to Conelsur LT (the Peruvian subsidiary of electricity transmission company Transelec), on the regulatory elements of a concession agreement. In August 2022 the natural resources practice as a whole was substantially boosted with the hire of water law specialist Julián Li and a team of three associates from the former Li & Pazos Abogados, substantially broadening the practice group’s depth and scope. Key associate, senior Romina Stucchi has extensive experience in corporate, contractual and issues related to the financing of infrastructure projects in the energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Rafael Lengua

Key clients

EDF Renouvables

Conelsur LT

Work highlights

  • Advised EDF Renouvables on negotiating a complex power purchase agreement with Electro Oriente, a public distribution company set up to supply electricity generated by a solar photovoltaic plant to be constructed by the year 2024, including a regulatory analysis of the applicable regulated tariffs, and the procedure to calculate them and a risk assessment.

Energy and natural resources > Mining Tier 3

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria's mining practice gained two new Canadian clients in 2021, advising Tier One Silver on its acquisition of silver project Hurricane East and Sombrero Resources on its acquisition of copper and nickel project Hurricane West. Both acquisitions involved cross-border advice on tax efficiencies and were led by practice head Rafael Lengua, aided by associate Sergio Cueva. The firm also counts BHP Billiton World Exploration (Peru branch) as a longstanding client, acting for it on two project dispositions, as well as advising on land purchases and providing regulatory counsel. Additional areas of experience include contract negotiations - such as advising Compañía Minera Miski Mayo on its natural gas agreements; and the defence of rights - such as the team's successful action on behalf of Winshear del Peru, overturning an arbitrary decision by the registrar of Arequipa not to register an NSR royalty; senior associate Romina Stucchi and associate Mitzy Longa assisted on these cases, respectively. Former senior associate Roberto Velarde moved in house at Nexa Resources in January 2022. However, since research concluded, the natural resources practice as a whole has been substantially boosted with the hire of water law specialist Julián Li and his team (principal associate Luis Aliaga, senior associate Sandra Bravo, and junior Gabriela Puccio) from the former Li & Pazos Abogados, substantially broadening the practice group’s depth and scope (effective as of August 2022).

Practice head(s):

Rafael Lengua

Testimonials

‘Organisation of the team, led by Mr Rafael Lengua, is sophisticated. Our complex request for legal advice was divided into components for being treated by his team members. The description of the situation with background legal information and options we can choose were clearly mentioned with easy-to-understand language for non-legal persons’.

‘Mr Rafael Lengua’s ability to make a team is not only for his internal staff but also for international situations. He arranged communication with our Canadian legal counsel to find clues of international issues, and we could receive their well-considered outcome’.

‘This practice is well-connected to the critical business and governmental networks in Peru and can obtain critical information rapidly, putting us in direct communication with key people’.

‘Rafael Lengua’s understanding of business stands out – he is very practical in cutting to the most important issues first’.

Key clients

BHP Billiton World Exploration (Peru branch)

BHP Chile

Compañía Minera Miski Mayo

The Mosaic Company

Nexa Resources Peru

JX Nippon Mining & Metals

Tier One Silver

Sombrero Resources

Japan, Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)

Compañía Minera Quechua

Pan Pacific Copper

ICM Pachapaqui

Work highlights

  • Counseled BHP Billiton World Exploration (Peru branch) on the divestment of its approx. 30,000-hectare Silvia exploration project in central Peru to Darwin Peru, a Peruvian subsidiary of Canadian Tinka Resources.
  • Advised Miski Mayo, one of the biggest consumers of natural gas in Peru, on the negotiation and drafting of its natural gas supply agreement with producer Olympic Perú.
  • Advised Canadian junior mining company, Tier One, on its earn-in option to acquire 90% or 100% of the Hurricane east project in Cusco from Pembrook Copper Corp in exchange for expenditures on the mining properties and a share purchase price on the option exercise.

Peru > Public law and regulation Tier 3

Noted for its ‘speed and efficiency' in public law matters, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria has an impressive client roster featuring the Peruvian divisions of Uber, Telefónica and Mondelez, among many others. Project finance specialist Ronald Fernández-Dávila leads a team capable of handling contentious and advisory work relating to PPPs, public procurement processes and domestic infrastructure projects. The practice is also active in the aviation sector, with experience on aircraft lease registrations, code-sharing agreement approvals and operating permits. Principal associate and administrative expert Carlos González Prada, who is a ‘creative and well-connected attorney’ who specialises in sanctions and licensing, is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team has the technical knowledge and practical experience to address current and emerging needs.’

‘Principal associate Carlos Gonzalez Prada is an excellent, creative and well-connected attorney whose advice and legal assistance is accurate and timely, which facilitates decision-making without unnecessarily exposing himself to risk before the competent authorities.’

‘The PPU team is excellent in the solution and development of strategies to implement.’

‘Carlos Gonzales Prada and José Martin Aparicio both have the knowledge and the availability to solve the client requirements.’

‘The level of experience they have is super-useful for our business.’

‘Speed and efficiency. Always willing to collaborate with us.’

Key clients

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Uber Perú

AirBnB

Telefónica del Perú

Mondelez Perú

Alicorp

Aerovías de México (Aeromexico)

Seabord Overseas Perú

Mall Aventura

Latam Airlines Peru

Work highlights

  • Advised OECD on the preparation of the report “Fighting Bid Rigging in the Health Sector in Peru”, used by Peru’s Social Security agency to combat bid rigging.
  • Advised Telefónica on challenging the award of a P$46m public contract to Viettel Perú.
  • Advised JOKR on obtaining the necessary municipal permits and licenses for its successful start-up in Peru.

Peru > Capital markets Tier 4

Led by banking, finance and capital markets head Antonio Guarniz, the practice at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria primarily takes on matters  for funders. Recent matters have seen the team act for the underwriters on a placement of corporate/convertible bonds and commercial papers; as well as advising fund managers on a public offering investment funds and handling a trust agreement between its client bank and a real estate investor. Guarniz also worked on the Peruvian elements of the integration of the Lima, Santiago and Colombian Stock Exchanges into one entity, including obtaining the relevant regulatory approvals. Key associate support is provided by Victor Bravo G, but Claudia Wong moved to EY Legal in March 2022.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Guarniz

Testimonials

‘In-house attorneys are immediately available when urgent consultations are required‘.

‘It definitely compares favorably to the services of other firms‘.

‘The lawyers present a deep knowledge of capital markes, keeping themselves permanently updated‘.

Key clients

Grupo BVL, Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago and Bolsa de Valores de Colombia

Magna Asesores Financieros

Core Capital Sociedad Administradora de Fondos de Inversión

Popular Sociedad Administradora de Fondos de Inversión

Inversión y Desarrollo Sociedad Agente de Bolsa

Banco BBVA Perú

Macrocapitales Sociedad Administradora de Fondos de Inversión

Summa Finanzas

Work highlights

  • Advised Grupo BVL (the parent company of the Lima Stock Exchange), Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago (BCS – Chilean Stock Exchange) and Bolsa de Valores de Colombia (BVC – Colombian Stock Exchange) in a deal aimed to integrate the three markets both in ownership and operations, trading platforms, etc.

Peru > Real estate Tier 4

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria's team of ‘specialised lawyers' is led by Manuel Ugarte, who has a reputation for advising on complex real estate acquisitions – particularly those involving urban and rural land for property, surface and/or build rights, as well as the drafting and negotiation of any transactional elements. Other matters includes due diligence processes and reviews and the drafting of contingencies reports, along with financings and security operations for new infrastructure projects. Principal associate Aouda Del Castillo is also a key practitioner; she has particular niche experience counselling regional and local administrations on private initiatives and PPPs.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘They offer a close and direct treatment. They respond in time to the questions raised. They offer immediate availability upon meeting request.’

‘They have specialized lawyers in each area, which offers a wide coverage to my company.’

Key clients

Aspillaga Anderson Hermanos

Inversiones Sur

PricewaterhouseCoopers (Chile)

Concesionaria La Chira

Arte Express y Compañía

Phoenix Tower International

Hexagrama (Armando Paredes)

V & V Grupo Inmobiliario Constructor

Work highlights

  • Advising PwC, which in turn advises Minera Las Bambas, regarding the execution of the construction and operation of a mineral pipeline project.

Peru > Environment

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria is the first major Ibero-American law firm, with offices in Chile, Colombia and Peru. Uria Menendez also brings to the firm its network of offices.

Areas of practice
Banking, finance and capital markets: advises banks on syndicated financing, asset financing and project financing and the development of the innovative financial structures and products, represents underwriters and issuers in the placement of bond and securities in Peru and abroad.

Competition: antitrust, including investigations by authorities, litigation concerning cartels and abuse of dominance, consultations on M&A operations, settlements, audits on level of compliance and legal reports.

Corporate and M&A: all aspects of corporate law, including business integrations, tax matters, structuring and implementing public tender offers and the acquisition and sale of listed companies, restructurings, national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and business reorganization proceedings.

Dispute resolution: prevention and resolution of civil and criminal disputes involving complex legal and technical issues for national and international clients spanning a wide range of industries.

Energy, mining and natural resources: highly specialized lawyers provide comprehensive advice on legal matters for the development of projects in different areas such as mining, industrial, energy, corporate, infrastructure and real estate, among others.

Infrastructure and projects: advising companies involved in toll roads and ports and purchasers and sellers; participated as counsel in financing; and on the privatization of public utilities and ports.

Intellectual property/life sciences: all aspects of intellectual property, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, utility models, copyrights, sports and entertainment matters, litigation, unfair competition, pharmaceutical licensing and health registrations.

Labor: litigation, collective bargaining, employee benefits, due diligence and audits, corporate restructuring, immigration, pensions, internal policies, wages and benefits, taxation, health and safety.

Private clients and family: long-term all inclusive legal advice, in accordance with the highest international standards, for business families on the development of estate planning structures.

Public law: long-standing public law department advising a wide range of clients from the private and public sectors, such as governmental entities.

Real estate: shopping mall planning and construction, superstore construction, real estate trusts and leasing, long term lease agreements, due diligence, real estate guarantees, regulatory issues and local permits.

Tax and international trade: structuring domestic and international operations and transactions involving foreign trade, customs and foreign exchange, tax planning, customs consulting and tax litigation.

TMT (technology, media and telecommunications): advising multinational media and technology companies in all their regional legal matters, from software licenses and TV formats to customs matters.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Co-chairs M Armas
Co-chairs M Acero
Banking, finance and capital markets A Guarniz
Banking, finance and capital markets R Puiggros
Banking, finance and capital markets I López de Romaña
Banking, finance and capital markets R Fernández-Davila
Competition J Delmar
Competition V Vergaray
Corporate/M&A G Ferrero
Corporate/M&A R Boisset
Corporate/M&A J Ezeta
Dispute resolution R Portocarrero
Dispute resolution D Ramos
Energy, mining and natural resources L Peschiera
Energy, mining and natural resources C de Trazegnies
Energy, mining and natural resources R Puiggros
Energy, mining and natural resources R Lengua
Energy, mining and natural resources H Torres
Energy, mining and natural resources F Capurro
Infrastructure and projects R Fernández-Dávila
Infrastructure and projects M Ugarte
Infrastructure and projects M Simoes
Labor J Zavala
Labor P Navarro
Private clients and family R Boisset
Private clients and family I López de Romaña
Public law R Fernández-Dávila
Public law M Simoes
Real estate M Ugarte
Real estate J Reátegui
Real estate L Peschiera
Tax and international trade W Villanueva
Tax and international trade D Sanguinetti
Tax and international trade C Moreano
TMT J Delmar
TMT V Garcia
Other fee-earners : 367
Total staff : 615
Partners : 52
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