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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Peru > Tax Tier 1

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria offers strong multi-jurisdictional support to its clients by virtue of its regional network, which encompasses offices in Colombia and Chile, as well as its affiliation with Uría Menéndez in Spain. It acts for foreign and domestic companies in contentious and non-contentious tax matters, and practice co-head Walker Villanueva stands out for tax strategy and planning, audits and international tax matters. Dante Sanguinetti, Carlos Moreano and director Johana Timana jointly lead the team, with Sanguinetti offering particular expertise in corporate and personal taxation, tax planning and corporate restructurings. Moreano previously worked at SUNAT and brings knowledge of international taxation, transfer pricing and contentious matters, while Timana assists clients with reducing their tax costs and compliance issues. At the associate level, principals Milagros Pastor, Elizabeth Contreras and Alexa Adriazola are noted; Pastor handles tax matters relating to acquisitions, financing and corporate reorganisations, and senior Claudia Loyola deals with tax consultancy and planning, and procedures before tax authorities. Since publication, Pastor has been raised to the partnership - effective as of December 2023.

Practice head(s):

Walker Villanueva; Dante Sanguinetti; Carlos Moreano; Johana Timana


‘The team is fully available to serve its clients.’

‘They are always looking for a solution that is compliant and beneficial to the company.’

‘Walker Villanueva has knowledge of the business and provides viable alternatives.’

‘Milagros Pastor has a very good disposition and is empathetic with the client, she knows our needs and understands them in order to provide the most appropriate solutions.’

Key clients

Compañía De Minas Buenaventura

Mckinsey & Company Sucursal Del Peru


Quelaris Internacional

Consorcio Natividad De Chinchero

Work highlights

  • Advised the Buenaventura Group companies on the sale of Yanacocha and on the acquisition of Minera La Zanja from Newmont.
  • Providing permanent tax advice to Mckinsey & Company Sucursal Del Peru in connection with corporate income tax, international taxation and transfer pricing.
  • Providing overall tax analysis advice to Zubale related to commercial operations in Peru.

Peru > Banking and finance Tier 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria ‘clearly stands out for its experience’ and is able to ‘draw on the support of other disciplines when necessary’. The team acts for lenders, borrowers and agents in corporate financing, securities transactions, bond offerings, secured and unsecured financings, syndicated lending, securitisations and private equity lending, and advises on both domestic and international deals, drawing on strength from its Ibero-American network. The team is led by Rafael Puiggros, who acts for large financial institutions in the financing of a broad range of projects in Peru, and also handles M&A, while Ronald Fernández-Dávila, another key name for project finance, is active in financings in the pharmaceutical, aviation, real estate, tourism and logistics sectors. Principal associate Luciana Carpio-Rivero acts for foreign and domestic clients in project finance and corporate finance, and senior associate Fiorella Ruiz Del Campo is noted for her expertise in financial regulation, including payment methods and crypto-assets. Ignacio López De Romaña left the firm in July 2022.

Practice head(s):

Rafael Puiggros


‘They clearly stand out for their experience.’

‘They can draw on the support of other disciplines when necessary.’

‘Extensive knowledge of energy project financing.’

‘Rafael Puiggros – depth and legal precision. Clean contracts dealt with neatly.’

‘The knowledge of Ronald Fernandez Dávila and his business orientation are very important in financing negotiations.’

Key clients

China Fisheries Group

Phoenix Tower International Perú

Phoenix Tower International Perú II

LATAM Airlines Group  – LATAM

Westfalia Fruit Peru


Talma Servcios Aeroportuarios

BBVA Banco Continental

Banco de Crédito del Perú

Scotiabank Peru

Banco Internacional del Perú – Interbank

Banco de Crédito del Perú – BCP


Work highlights

  • Acting as counsel to the Peruvian subsidiaries of Phoenix Tower (as guarantors) and its shareholders on a credit agreement and the local collateral documents related to the new credit facility with The Bank of Nova Scotia (as Administrative Agent) up to $2bn.
  • Advised LATAM Airlines Group in connection with a loan agreement with Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, as facility agent and arranger, and PK Airfinance, as security agent and arranger, on the granting of spare engines as collateral for the transaction by means of a pledge agreement.
  • Advised the Peruvian subsidiary of Westfalia Fruit International (as guarantor) and its shareholders on a multi-currency revolving facility agreement.

Peru > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria is well placed to handle cross-border deals by virtue of its strong international network, with offices in Chile, Colombia, Spain and Portugal. The firm has a strong tack record in M&A deals in the pharmaceutical sector and is also active in the mining, construction, telecoms and real estate arenas. In addition to standard M&A deals, the practice handles bankruptcy and restructuring matters and leveraged buyouts, and includes practitioners with experience at large US corporate law firms. The team is jointly led by Guillermo Ferrero and Rafael Boisset, with Ferrero recommended for cross-border transactions and reorganisations, and Boisset a name to note for deals in the technology and manufacturing sectors, as well as general corporate advisory matters and banking and finance issues. Principal associate Víctor Abad advises on M&A, private equity and financing matters and has strong international experience, while former principal associate Raúl Vizcarra left in July 2022. Since publication, Abad has been promoted to practice director – effective as of December 2023.

Practice head(s):

Guillermo Ferrero; Rafael Boisset


‘Very good collaboration from the associates of the firm.’

‘The speed of response and the knowledge of the partners is good.’

‘Rafael Boisset managed the engagement relationship well with an international client based outside of Peru.’

Key clients

Pharmaceutica Euroandina

Lone Star Funds

Public Sector Pension Investment Board

Linzor Capital Partners

GTV Globokasnet

Sumitomo Chemical Co.


Quelaris Internacional

Inversiones Nacional de Turismo

Scotiabank Perú

Terna SpA

Grupo BVL

Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago

Bolsa de Valores de Colombia

Work highlights

  • Acting as counsel to Pharmaceutica Euroandina, affiliate of Medifarma, on the acquisition of 100% common shares of HERSIL Laboratorios Industriales Farmaceuticos.
  • Acting as counsel to Lone Star Funds on all aspects of Peruvian law related to the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Manuchar NV (owned by the AvH Growth Capital, together with the Maas family).
  • Acting as counsel to Public Sector Pension Investment Board, a Canadian Federal Crown Corporation, on the acquisition – through Sooke Investments – of 75% of the shares issued by HFE Berries Peru from Hortifrut Invesiones Inversiones Internacionales and Hortifrut España Southern Sun.

Peru > Dispute resolution: Arbitration Tier 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria‘s dispute resolution practice is jointly led by Ramiro Portocarrero, who leads in international arbitration proceedings, and Sebastián Basombrio, who is highly experienced in complex domestic and international arbitration. The team’s expertise includes a focus on construction and concessions arbitrations, with senior associate Lisbeth Gárate specialising in the former. Fellow senior associate Sonia Queija acts as second chair in many arbitrations, which has recently included ICSID proceedings and disputes regarding concessions and royalties.

Practice head(s):

Ramiro Portocarrero; Sebastián Basombrío


‘PPU’s dispute resolution area stands out for providing creative solutions based on in-depth knowledge of the applicable legislation for the various legal problems that arise in transactional practice. The differentiating aspect of PPU is the familiarity with the technical and commercial aspects along with the handling of the most complex legal categories.’

‘Ramiro Portocarrero has optimal skills to solvently face the sponsorship of clients in complex controversies.’

‘Lisbeth Gárate is an associate with a very high capacity for technical-legal analysis and deep knowledge of the applicable legal categories.’

‘I work a lot with Sebastian Basombrio, who, having a lot of experience in conflict resolution, approaches consultations of a civil nature with a more strategic perspective. The PPU team is quite collaborative and they quickly join the discussions.’

‘Knowledge in the matter and closeness with the client.’

‘Sebastian Basombrio is an excellent professional who cares about reaching the client and getting to know the case in depth.’

Key clients

TPV Peru

Grenergy Renovables




Centros de Salud Peruanos

Concesionaria Vial del Perú

Aeropuertos Andinos del Perú

Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Machu-Picchu

EGIS AP-HPI Consortium

Peru > Labour and employment Tier 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria‘s employment practice is co-led by four experienced partners: César Gonzales Hunt, Jaime Zavala, Lidia Vilchez and Alicia Jimenez. Gonzales and Vilchez, who was promoted to partner in January 2022, are both highly skilled in collective bargaining agreements, as well as negotiations between trade unions and employers. Zavala has over 50 years’ experience and is adept at advising clients during labour arbitration processes, while Jimenez is heavily involved in labour litigation processes from pre-litigation demands through to trial. Other key names to note are associates Silvia Rebaza and Katy Noriega, for occupational health and safety and gender issues, respectively.

Practice head(s):

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


‘A young, well-prepared team, knowledgeable about labour regulations and law in general. Solid in its formulations and solutions, which enables fluid, simple work that resolves issues in a short time. A modern team, with the latest trends, reforms and issues of novelty and interest that contributes to the best ways of applying the law.’

‘Lidia Vílchez seeks excellence in the quality of her labour advice, giving innovative ideas and alternatives to the situations that arise.’

‘The team is solid and has well-known and recognised names in labour law, which is a support for decision-making.’

Key clients

Judicial Court

Hitachi Rail Spa Sucursal Del Perú


Corporación Aceros Arequipa

Empresa Siderurgica Del Peru


Corporación Peruana De Productos Químicos



Banco Falabella Perú

Work highlights

  • Compiled a legal report concerning the labour benefits paid of the Justices of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic.
  • Advised on a major labour concern that has arisen in the construction and implementation of the second transportation line for Lima’s subway – Metro de Lima Línea 2.
  • Conducted a legal and operational analysis, providing alternatives for the continuity of client DOMINION in light of the 2022 regulatory changes determined in relation to the outsourcing of services.

Peru > Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria‘s infrastructure and projects team is highlighted by clients for the level of ‘rigor, efficiency and knowledge‘ it brings to projects. Ronald Fernandez Dávila heads the team and has a specialism in transport infrastructure, with particular expertise in railways, airports and roads. The team as a whole is adept at acting for both local and international clients at all stages of a project, including advice during the bidding process, providing assistance during the financing process, and advising during negotiations and acquisitions. Associate Aouda Del Castillo is another name to note and has a special focus on real estate matters within projects and infrastructure.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Fernández Dávila


‘The firm has been collaborating with us for many years and we value their rigor, efficiency and knowledge of the project’s history. Ronald Fernández Dávila is the partner who leads our legal advice, and we value his professional experience as a Peruvian lawyer, his availability, as well as his speed in the consultations made.’

‘The quality of its deliverables, and the vision and knowledge of the sector. In my case, I have worked with Ronald Fernandez Dávila and David Cueva; both have provided us with a complete service and also clearly expose the positive and negative points of an issue on which we must make decisions.’

‘Their work goes beyond purely legal analysis, they know the business and its problems from a technical and commercial perspective as well, which sets them apart from other law firms.’

‘Ronald Fernández Dávila is the leader of the infrastructure practice and, in my opinion, is the most experienced lawyer on the subject in the Peruvian market. He knows his clients’ business in depth and has a comprehensive vision of projects, from the development stage to the contractual execution stage, ranging from construction issues to financial issues.’

Key clients

Consorcio Natividad de Chinchero

Operadora Ecológica del Titicaca

Aeropuertos del Perú

Concesionaria Vial de los Andes

Técnicas Reunidas

Redram Construtora de Obras

Intersur Concesiones

Tren Urbano de Lima

Work highlights

  • Assisted Consorcio Natividad de Chinchero in the execution of a large project under the G2G structure in relation to the construction and operation of the Chinchero Airport.
  • Advised Aeropuerto del Perú regarding the concession contract for the First Regional Group of Airports of the Republic of Peru.

Peru > Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 3

The bankruptcy team at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria is headed by Alfonso Pérez-Bonany, who previously worked at INDECOPI and is experienced in financial markets, financial regulation and insolvency proceedings. The practice is experienced in a range of sectors, such as publishing, broadcasting, construction, and oil and gas, with recent work including advising Servicios Multimedia in applying for a Debtor-in-Possession bankruptcy proceeding.

Practice head(s):

Alfonso Perez Bonany


‘Follow-up and orientation to its clients. They explain in a simple way the various problems that can be faced, in addition to always finding the best solution.’

‘Alfonso Perez Bonany is the most prominent partner in the area. He is fully willing to help his clients, as well as assist them at any time to clear up doubts.’

Key clients

Servicios Multimedia

Empresa Radiodifusora 1160

Astaldi S.P.A Sucursal del Perú

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Inversiones Centenario

Inmac Perú

Work highlights

  • Provided comprehensive legal assistance to Kirkland & Ellis (UK and Hong Kong offices) in assisting a group of bondholders of the China Fishery Group to recover their investment of an aggregate amount of $900m.
  • Counselled Servicios Multimedia to apply for a Debtor-in-Possession bankruptcy proceeding in Peru, in revising all proof of claims filed by the creditors, and in negotiating its reorganisation plan.
  • Assisted Empresa Radiodifusora 1160 – a corporation affiliated to Andina de Radiodifusión – in reorganisation proceedings before the Bankruptcy Commission of INDECOPI.

Peru > Capital markets Tier 3

Led by Antonio Guarniz, the capital markets practice at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria is well known in the market for its advice on securities regulations and transactional matters. It acts for issuers, brokerage firms, fund managers and banks in domestic bond issuances, securitisation structures, regulatory matters and fund formation, and also represents clients before enforcement authorities. Guarniz handles a broad range of financial transactions, such as issuance programmes of debt instruments, equity issues, syndicated loans and asset securitisations, as well as acquisitions and takeover bids. Victor Bravo provides support at the associate level and is a key contact for regulatory and compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Guarniz


‘Antonio Guarniz has knowledge of the capital markets in Peru and, above all, knows the relevant precedents of jurisprudence. Likewise, having worked at the regulator, he has experience of the meaning of the regulations applicable to Peru.’

‘They have offices in Latin America, which allows them to offer comprehensive advice at an international level.’

‘They are a well-rounded team, and they work very well together.’

‘Antonio Guarniz provides very precise solutions to the issues that are consulted. He has a good team, including Víctor Bravo, who always answers calls and provides very good solutions.’

‘I think they have an excellent team.’

‘It is an agile office, which knows the market well.’

‘It is made up of a team of top-level professionals.’

‘Excellent professionals like Victor Bravo and Antonio Guarniz are a reference in the Peruvian market.’

Key clients

Grupo BVL

Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago

Bolsa de Valores de Colombia

Enfoca Sociedad Administradora de Fondos de Inversión

Centenario Desarrollo Urbano


Aeropuertos del Perú

Empresa Editora El Comercio

Protecta Compañía de Seguros

Popular SAFI

Banco de Crédito del Perú

Community Investment Management (CIM)

Inversión y Desarrollo Sociedad Agente de Bolsa

Inversiones Centenario

Faro Capital Sociedad Administradora de Fondos

Desarrollo Educativo

Diviso Grupo Financiero

Core Capital Sociedad Administradora de Fondos

Grupo Coril Sociedad Titulizadora

Enfoca Servicios Logísticos

Acres Sociedad Titulizadora

Agroindustrial Paramonga

Work highlights

  • Advising Grupo BVL (parent company of the Lima Stock Exchange, the Peruvian Stock Exchange), Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago and Bolsa de Valores de Colombia on a deal aimed to integrate the three markets both in ownership and operations, trading platforms, etc.
  • Advising Centenrio Desarrollo Urbano, as issuer, on the negotiation and public placement of a programme of commercial papers for the amount of S/300m.
  • Advising Aeropuertos del Perú, as originator of a securitisation trust, on the negotiation and private placement of a third bond issuance, under its first bond programme.

Peru > Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 3

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

Practice head(s):

Ramiro Portocarrero; Sebastián Basombrío


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

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

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

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

Key clients

Concesionaria Vial del Perú

Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Machupicchu

BHP Perú

Latam Airlines Perú

Inversiones Centenario

Mondelez Perú

Inversiones Educa

Villa Club

Phoenix Tower International Perú

Empresa Radiodifusora 1160

Huawei del Perú

Work highlights

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

Energy and natural resources > Mining Tier 3

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria advises domestic and international clients on transactions, contracts, regulatory matters and project development under the leadership of Rafael Lengua. The department has recently been advising clients on permitting, relations with indigenous communities and land rights issues, and acts for high-profile international mining companies, including BHP. Lengua is dual qualified (in Peru and New York) and heads the firm’s energy, mining and natural resources and environmental and sustainable development area; he focuses on M&A and financing transactions. Senior associate Sergio Cueva is another name to note for corporate and regulatory matters, and associate Mitzy Longa is a recommended for environmental issues.

Practice head(s):

Rafael Lengua

Key clients

BHP Billiton World Exploration Sucursal del Peru

BHP Chile

Compañía Minera Miski Mayo

The Mosaic Company

Nexa Resources Peru

JX Nippon Mining & Metals


Minera Hampton

Japan, Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation – JOGMEC

Compañía Minera Quechua

Pan Pacific Copper

ICM Pachapaqui


Cementos Pacasmayo

Work highlights

  • Advised Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas del Peru (IIMP) on updating the Mining Competitiveness Index (MCI), which was presented at the 35th PERUMIN 2022 Mining Convention.
  • Counselled Nexa Resources on its prospective acquisition of a minority shareholding interest in Canada-based Tinka Resources.
  • Advised BHP on the staking procedure of the mining concessions and additional exploration permits to develop its Jatum Orcco mining exploration project located in the district of Santiago de Chocorvos, Huaytara.

Peru > Public law and regulation Tier 3

The public law team at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters, including regulatory and compliance issues, and administrative sanctioning procedures and disputes. On the non-contentious side, it is well versed in permitting, licensing and legal reports around the implications of new laws, and it has also recently been advising on a number of matters relating to restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in the aviation industry. The practice is led by Ronald Fernández-Dávila and principal associate Carlos González Prada; Fernández-Dávila is experienced in bidding processes, private initiatives and acquisitions in the infrastructure arena, focusing on roads, railways and airports, while González advises on public procurement and sanctioning procedures in a range of highly regulated sectors.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Fernández Davila; Carlos Gonzalez Prada


‘It is a practice that addresses various categories within public law / regulation, from municipal issues, to health issues, energy, water, among others. The relationship with the lawyer is close, business oriented and executed with a sense of urgency.’

‘They understand the needs of the company / business and offer solutions based on knowledge, experience and insights to address complex situations.’

Key clients

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey)


Telefónica del Perú

Mondelez Perú


Aerovías de México de C.V. Sucursal Peruana – Aeromexico

Jokr Perú

Mall Aventura

Latam Airlines Peru

Mall Plaza Perú

Work highlights

  • Provided legal advice to Asociación Civil del Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in relation to the sanctioning procedure initiated by SUNEDU, assisting in the legal defence and compliance with the obligations established by the authority.
  • Advising Telefónica del Perú on a bid rejection by the Oficina de Normalización Previsional.
  • Advised Telefónica del Perú on a successful bidding process with the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

Peru > Dispute resolution: White-collar Tier 4

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria‘s experience in white-collar criminal law covers financial, corporate and environmental crime and money laundering, with industry experience encompassing sectors such as food and beverage, shipping, mining, aviation and banking. The practice is led by associate director Daniel Ramos, who is adept at assisting clients through criminal trials and providing advice in relation to prevention strategies against white-collar crime. Since publication, Ramos has been raised to the partnership - effective as of December 2023.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Ramos

Peru > Real estate Tier 4

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria has a strong track record in real estate matters relating to energy and natural resources projects and advises clients on property rights issues, transactions and due diligence on deals, permitting, licensing and administrative matters. Manuel Ugarte heads the practice and is experienced in sales and acquisitions of hotels and mixed-use and residential developments, while principal associate Aouda Del Castillo is a name for transactional matters and infrastructure projects. Luis Aliaga joined as principal associate from Pazos Ikehara in August 2022.

Practice head(s):

Manuel Ugarte


‘This team of professionals has abundant knowledge and experience in dealings with the administrative entity of the State.’

‘Efficient responses and very clean writing for review.’

‘The service provided by the team is good.’

‘We have built a strong working relationship with Luis Aliaga.’

Key clients

Phoenix Tower International Peru

Grupo Lar Desarrollos Inmobiliarios

Minera Hampton Peru

Aspillaga Anderson Hermanos

Concesionaria La Chira

Hexagrama 1

Work highlights

  • Prepared a due diligence report to Phoenix Tower International Peru with the purpose of reviewing, in a first stage, 61 telecommunication towers, which would potentially be part of a purchase and sale contract.
  • Advised Grupo Lar Desarrollos Inmobiliarios on a due diligence report on several real estate development projects which are currently being executed, in different phases, through various special purpose vehicles.
  • Advised Minera Hampton on obtaining several surface rights for its Los Calatos mining project.

Peru > Environment

Julián Li joined Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria in August 2022 from Pazos Ikehara and now heads the firm’s environmental offering; Li offers specialist expertise in relation to water issues and is active in the mining, agricultural, power and industrial sectors.

Peru > Competition and antitrust

The competition team at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria is led by director Veronica Vergaray and is able to offer clients cross-border expertise by drawing on the firm’s offices in Colombia, Chile and Spain.

Peru > Compliance

The compliance team at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria now enjoys partner-level leadership following the December 2023 promotion of practice head (and white-collar litigator) Daniel Ramos to the partnership.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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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