Firm Profile > Benites, Vargas & Ugaz > Lima, Peru
Benites, Vargas & Ugaz Offices
AV. 28 DE JULIO N° 1044
Benites, Vargas & Ugaz > The Legal 500 Rankings
Dispute resolution Tier 4
Benites, Vargas & Ugaz is a pioneer in the field of white-collar crime where the 'leaders of the team are benchmarks in their specialist areas'. Name partner José Ugaz is one of the best-known practitioners in this growing field, and co-leads alongside fellow founding partner Luis Vargas Valdivia and Roberto Pereira Chumbe. The firm represents Interbank in all its criminal law-related needs, such as allegations against managing directors, for example, and successfully defended the general manager of construction company Cosapi against charges of collusion, a case of high media interest. Telefónica Multimedia, Scotiabank and Minsur are also clients. Also of note is the firm's growing compliance offering. However, long-serving partner Hector Gadea Benavides and associate Rodrigo Urrutia moved to Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas in June and August 2019, respectively.
Labour and employment Tier 4
With 'deep knowledge and solid analytical capacity', Benites, Vargas & Ugaz shines in labour litigation on behalf of a broad range of clients including Telefónica del Perú, Prosegur, Samsung and Interbank. Jorge Luis Acevedo leads a team of eight associates and the majority of instructions; he and the team gained a favourable Superior Court ruling, recently, on behalf of hydrocarbons company Olympic; and are currently advising mining contractor Administración de Empresas and soft drinks manufacturer Embotelladora San Miguel del Sur in the Supreme Court.
Benites, Vargas & Ugaz > Firm Profile
We are a firm with 26 years of experience and leaders in the Peruvian legal market. Our staff is made up of almost one hundred top lawyers in all areas of law, which enables us to analyze cases and transactions from several perspectives in order to propose comprehensive solutions covering every potential risk and contingency.
We offer customized service and permanent contact to our partners, creating sound and long-lasting relationships based on trust and commitment.
We are the only law firm in Peru recognized by TRACE International for compliance with anti-bribery policies and the highest ethical and professional transparency standards
In addition to being the first law firm to obtain the ethics and transparency management certification “Clean Hands”, MC Slovenko a.c. has granted the firm this certification for the third consecutive year. This is after assessing and establishing management controls to be applied to our code of ethics and our anti-bribery policy, which includes the guidelines of the world strategy against corruption in the legal profession. This is a joint project of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) that is focused on the role of lawyers in the fight against corruption, with special emphasis on the relevance of international compliance.
Benites, Vargas & Ugaz Abogados has had a great change in the last year. We have reinvented ourselves. With 26 years of experience, we firmly believe in continuous improvement. We are a law firm perceived by the legal market as very strong in the areas of litigation but we also provide support and great expertise in the other areas, such as the corporate, tax, PI and administrative areas.
We have redesigned internal processes to continue providing clients with our knowledge, experience and legal soundness. We are focused on our highest value, which is the talent of our lawyers, on gender diversity – proof of this is that our general manager is a woman – and on a clear line of career policy, according to which we understand that our associates are the future of our firm.
We are strongly committed to the technological development in our law offices, in addition to a very strong communication and digitalization plan. The world is changing and BVU has felt this change, which has refreshed and strengthened our brand.