Firm Profile > Osterling Abogados > Lima , Peru

Osterling Abogados
AV. SANTO TORIBIO 143
PISO 3. SAN ISIDRO
LIMA 27
Peru

Insurance Tier 1

Established market leader Osterling Abogados has 'deep and incomparable knowledge of the insurance business, practice and regulation', largely due to the expertise of head partner Enrique Ferrando, described as a 'star individual' and the 'best insurance lawyer in the field'. The practice is lead adviser to domestic insurance giant Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros, which it is currently defending in a $30m arbitration against Luz del Sur concerning a policy covering a key hydropower project in Machu Picchu. Other clients include Arthur J Gallagher Perú Corredores de Seguros, Swiss Re International and QBE Insurance (Europe) among many others. 'Great assetGabriel Loli was made-up to partner, and experienced Rabeth Pareja was promoted to senior associate.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

The disputes team at Osterling Abogados is 'extremely hands on, knowledgeable and dedicated'. A market leader in insurance law, it acts for most of the largest insurance companies in Peru, but also boasts a significant client roster of mining, energy, construction and real estate companies, as well as private clients. The practice has a lead role in the developing case law concerning a historical instance of compulsory land appropriation by the State, a matter in which it is acting for Inmobiliaria Santa Felicia in a $85m claim, and for Constructora Industrial y Comercial Vulcano in a separate $5m claim. The four-partner practice is co-led by Mauricio Martínez, client partner to top local insurer Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros, and Enrique Ferrando, a 'fierce arbitration practitioner' who is 'extremely well-versed in Peruvian law'; it can also call on experienced litigator Kodiak Semsch and recently promoted Gabriel Loli.

Intellectual property Tier 3

'Very good all around', Osterling Abogados has a well-established practice under 'two very good lawyers': the firm's principal partner, 'intelligent and experienced' Arturo Tello, and 'dedicated' practice co-head Ximena Souza-Ferreira. The team is particularly strong in the pharmaceutical, beauty, fashion, hotel and restaurant sectors, attracting an impressive client list that includes GlaxoSmithKline, L'Oreal, Harley Davidson and Sanofi; it recently advised the latter on a successful trade mark appeal before INDECOPI's Office of Appeals. Recent mandates saw Tello and Souza-Ferreira successfully win a trade mark registration case involving the breach of the partnership agreement on behalf of the heirs of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, in a dispute concerning the unauthorised use of her name.

Labour and employment Tier 4

Osterling Abogados has a very broad labour practice covering advisory, strategic planning, administrative and judicial claims, and health and safety matters, among other sub-specialties. Dedicated labour law partners Ary Alcántara Valdivia and Joyce Cieza Mora are leading advice to Repsol del Perú on pay and working days, as well as health and safety; and acting for state-owned finance company COFIDE on workers' disciplinary issues. Other practice clients include Merck Peru and Sanofi Aventis del Peru.

Established in 1980, Osterling Abogados is a leading full-service Peruvian law firm, widely acknowledged in both domestic and cross-border markets. For nearly four decades, we have been delivering legal services in line with a philosophy that combines a strong focus on our clients’ goals, proven international expertise, and an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the local law, which allows us to offer optimal, timely and effective advice and innovative solutions.

Much more than just legal advisors, we aim to become a strategic partner for each of our clients and to be alongside them across all stages of their business cycle, whether it is in helping prevent potential risks to affect their operations, implementing new business strategies, or successfully tackling either daily or unforeseen legal challenges. Accordingly, the firm covers the main practice areas of law that relates to business operation, such as banking, construction and real estate, corporate and M&A, data protection, dispute resolution, IP, insurance, labour, life sciences, public law, taxation, among others.

Despite the wide range of practices integrated to its scope of services, Osterling Abogados maintains the personalized approach in clients’ assistance, and for which it is so well known since its beginnings. The solid experience of our senior practitioners is balanced in practice by an energetic and committed young team, which ensures sound analysis, strategic approach and creative solutions in addressing sophisticated matters within a dynamic and rapidly changing environment.

The firm advises local and international companies from a broad range of industries including banking, beauty and healthcare, fishery, food, (re)insurance, luxury brands, mining, real estate, retail and technology, among others. Representative clients include Sanofi, Alcon, Mapfre, Gallagher, Grupo Bimbo, Hayduk, Rímac Seguros y Reaseguros, Cabify, Grupo Breca, Mercuria, Nyrstar, Gol TV, Procesadora Sudamericana, Los Portales, among others.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

Banking, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets: The firm has solid expertise in matters relating to finance and capital market instructions. The team is widely experienced advising clients for contractual negotiation, asset securitisation, syndicated loans, bonds, secured notes, project finance, and debt roll-over private agreements, among other instructions.

Corporate/Mergers & Acquisition: Osterling Abogados has extensive experience advising local and international clients in a wide range of instructions whether transactional or consultancy. The practice group stands out as per its notable capabilities handling mergers, acquisitions, spin-off, joint-ventures, divestments and corporate reorganizations. Also, well versed on consultancy regarding complex contractual matters, which includes, drafting, reviewing and interpretation. In addition, provides support in an array of non-transactional instructions related to the course of business.

Construction: The firm is regarded among the leading construction teams within the industry. Our practice group advises public and private owners and contractors in addressing all the legal challenges that may arise from the design, development, financing, performance and management of major construction contracts. When disputes occur, our practitioners are particularly skilled for the settlement of claims, whether by ADR or arbitration.

Dispute Resolution: With our clients’ best interests in mind, our practice group will work for securing the most favourable outcomes at the earliest possible stage of the dispute that they may be dealing with. We are acknowledged as solid litigators, with a high success ratio at all litigation and arbitration scenarios, but also as thoughtful strategists and skilled negotiators. As a part of the bench, the firm also counts on with top-tier arbitrators and legal experts who are appointed in both domestic and international arbitration procedures on a regular basis.

Intellectual Property: Well-established practice with a solid reputation and expertise providing high-quality advice on a wide range of IP matters, including patent and trademark prosecution, enforcement, portfolio management, anti-counterfeiting, and litigation, whether administrative or judicial. The crew stands out as per its in-depth knowledge of the regulations applicable, accurate opinions and tailored service. Strongly focused in pharmaceutical, beauty and fashion, the client roster includes market-leading names such as GSK, Sanofi, L’oreal, Harley Davidson, Rimac Seguros, Prosegur –just to mention a few–, but also includes a wide range of domestic and multinational clients from several other industries.

Insurance and Reinsurance: Our practice group is recognised as the undisputed market leader, by both clients and peers, for far longer. It comprises all aspects of the (re)insurance practice: incorporation, underwriting, distribution, claims, regulatory affairs, dispute resolution, among others. Our integrated view, responsiveness, accurate advice, technical proficiency and sound knowledge of the law and regulations are praised by clients, among of which we retain major players, such as Rimac Seguros, A.J. Gallagher, Mapfre Global, La Positiva, Apeseg, Allianz, Qbe, Zurich, Starstone, among others.

Life Sciences: The firm provides advice on regulatory matters for the pharmaceutical, veterinary, cosmetic and food sectors. Our team has broad experience defending claims and proceedings with Peruvian Environmental Health and Food Safety Agency. We also advise leading pharmaceutical laboratories for performing clinical trials within the framework of current legislation.

Labour & Employment: We provide comprehensive advice for the protection of our client’s interests when it comes to the legal aspects relating to human resources management. The practice group covers all fields of labour and employment law, which include preventive advice, labour policy making, collective bargaining processes, safety and occupational health matters, immigration procedures and permits, and dispute resolution, either through ADR or litigation.

Public Law: A highly-integrated team that holds a solid reputation as reliable advisors on public bidding and procurement, complex regulatory issues, and administrative litigation. The practice brings together the experience of senior-level practitioners that excel in public law matters, but also in key specialities, such as (re)insurance, dispute resolution, extractive industries, construction, among others. This added value allows them to provide very specific advice on administrative and regulatory matters, but without losing sight of the particularities of the industry in which the clients develop their businesses.

Real Estate: The firm has extensive experience handling real estate mandates and disputes drawn mostly from the mining sector. Said expertise has been capitalized by gathering a very specialised team for providing suitable solutions for development, construction and acquisition matters. Depending on the complexities of each instruction, other specialists of the firm are brought on board, which assure the most comprehensive advice for every case.

Tax: A permanent search for value-added solutions that better fit our clients’ goals is what best describes the core of the practice group.  Our practitioners stand out as per their expertise in a full spectrum of taxation matters that include tax planning, audits, customs and instructions relating to daily tax management. They also work closely with the corporate team in structuring complex transactions from a tax perspective. The firm also holds a 92% success rate in tax litigation for the last seven years.

Department Name Email Telephone
Insurance and Reinsurance Enrique Ferrando eferrando@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Insurance and Reinsurance Gabriel Loli gloli@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Construction Miguel Delgado mdelgado@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Corporate Patricia Mendoza pmendoza@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Labour & Employment Ary Alcantara aalcantara@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Labour & Employment Joyce Cieza jcieza@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Dispute Resolution Mauricio Martínez mmartinez@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Dispute Resolution Kodiak Semsch ksemsch@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Intellectual Property Arturo Tello atello@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Intellectual Property Ximena Souza Ferreira xsouza@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Tax Jose del Castillo jdelcast@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Tax Gonzalo Echevarria gechevarria@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Real Estate Angello Rivera arivera@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Banking Enrique Ferrando eferrando@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Corporate Enrique Ferrando eferrando@osterlingfirm.com +511.611.8282
Commercial Arbitration Enrique Ferrando eferrando@osterlingfirm.com +511.611.8282
Commercial Arbitration Gabriel Loli gloli@osterlingfirm.com +5116118282
Public Law Enrique Ferrando eferrando@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Public Law Gabriel Loli gloli@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Corporate Finance Enrique Ferrando eferrando@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Corporate Finance Patricia Mendoza pmendoza@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Capital Markets Patricia Mendoza pmendoza@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Capital Markets Enrique Ferrando eferrando@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Mergers & Acquisition Enrique Ferrando eferrando@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Mergers & Acquisition Patricia Mendoza pmendoza@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Life Sciences Ximena Souza-Ferreira xsouza@osterlingfirm.com +511.6118282
Photo Name Position Profile
 ARY ALCÁNTARA  photo ARY ALCÁNTARA
 FERNANDO ALLASI  photo FERNANDO ALLASI
 FIORELLA CHIABRA  photo FIORELLA CHIABRA
 JOYCE CIEZA  photo JOYCE CIEZA
 JEAN-CARLO COSTA  photo JEAN-CARLO COSTA
 JOSÉ DEL CASTILLO  photo JOSÉ DEL CASTILLO
 MIGUEL DELGADO  photo MIGUEL DELGADO
 GONZALO ECHEVARRIA  photo GONZALO ECHEVARRIA
 ENRIQUE FERRANDO  photo ENRIQUE FERRANDO
 GABRIEL LOLI  photo GABRIEL LOLI
 MAURICIO MARTÍNEZ  photo MAURICIO MARTÍNEZ
 PATRICIA MENDOZA  photo PATRICIA MENDOZA
 MADELEINE OSTERLING  photo MADELEINE OSTERLING
 RABETH PAREJA  photo RABETH PAREJA
 ANGELLO RIVERA  photo ANGELLO RIVERA
 KODIAK SEMSCH  photo KODIAK SEMSCH
 XIMENA SOUZA-FERREIRA  photo XIMENA SOUZA-FERREIRA
 ARTURO TELLO  photo ARTURO TELLO
Partners : 11
Associates and other fee-earners : 19
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