Firm Profile > Benites, Vargas & Ugaz > Lima, Peru

Benites, Vargas & Ugaz
AV. 28 DE JULIO N° 1044

Compliance Tier 3

Leading criminal litigation firm Benites, Vargas & Ugaz advises on compliance audits and diagnosis, risk analysis, internal investigations, implementation of compliance programmes and training, particularly in the mining, banking and finance, and construction industries. White-collar crime litigator Roberto Pereira Chumbe joins the firm's head of corporate law, senior associate Martin Mayandía, to lead a compliance practice that also benefits from the expertise of renowned criminal lawyer José Ugaz. Former head of white-collar crime at the firm, Hector Gadea Benavides moved to Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas.

Key clients

Metro de Lima Línea 2

Compañía Minera Ares (Hochschild Mining)


Comunicaciones Celulares (TIGO Guatemala)

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Best known for criminal litigation, Benites, Vargas & Ugaz is rebuilding its civil litigation and arbitration practice after losses to Garrigues’ Lima office back in 2018. Nevertheless, the firm has long been a nursery of fine litigators and has demonstrated considerable resilience. On the administrative and constitutional side, the practice is led by Víctor García Toma, a former president of the Constitutional Court and Minister of Justice in Perú, and Daniel Figallo, also previously at the Ministry of Justice. The commercial litigation practice is led by senior associate Diego Martínez Villacorta; while white-collar crime practice head José Ugaz is renowned in the field, and defends companies such as Telefónica del Perú and Scotiabank in significant actions.


Recommended for the personal attention of the partners, the extensive knowledge and experience in criminal, constitutional and procedural matters.’

The prestige and honesty of its lawyers distinguishes them.’

Key clients

Telefónica del Perú

Olympic Perú

Minera Yanacocha

Petróleos del Perú  – Petroperú

Banco Internacional del Perú – Interbank

Supermercados Peruanos

La Fiduciaria

Kimberly-Clark Perú

Constructora Arsiza

Lima Airport Partners

Asociacion de Pobladores y Servicios Playa Rimac – Callao


Scotiabank Perú

Kallpa Generación (Inkia Energy)

Hunt Oil Company of Peru

Veolia Servicios Perú

Labour and employment Tier 4

Best know for its criminal litigation capability, Benites, Vargas & Ugaz also has a successful labour disputes and advisory practice led by the experienced and 'very responsible’ Jorge Luis Acevedo. The firm attracts high calibre clients, such as Telefónica del Perú, Lima Airport Partners and Primax, for both one-off, high-impact claims, and multiple class actions. An 11-strong associate team includes Karla Zuta  and Franklin Altamirano who are both noted.

Practice head(s):


Strong points are the closeness to the client, empathy, trust and availability.’

They know the subject, each lawyer with a specialty, which makes solving problems much faster; secondly, they know our company – this is an extremely important factor for us.’

The quality of the people and the availability, and the openness to listen to the problems and pose different scenarios are their strengths. I think something that stands out is the openness and availability of the firm’s lawyers.’

The firm is our main external legal advisor for all legal matters, both consultancy and also labour judicial inspections and proceedings. Their comparative advantage is that they know our business well, which makes the job much easier. They are reliable and do an excellent job.’

We work with Jorge Luis Acevedo, who is a partner and head of the labour area. He is very responsible and handles the matter very well. He deserves all our trust, because he is a very straight person and is available.’

Key clients

Telefónica del Perú

Minera Yanacocha

Administración de Empresas (AESA)

Lima Airport Partners

Corporación Primax

Embotelladora San Miguel del Sur (Industrias San Miguel – ISM)

Bureau Veritas del Perú

Komatsu Mining

GSP Servicios Generales (AUNA)

Obrascón, Huarte, Lain (Peru)


Banco Internacional del Perú – Interbank

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.

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Lima Fiorella Valdizan 615-9090