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Osterling Abogados

Work Department

Civil Litigation, Arbitration and Settlement of Controversies in General


Kodiak Semsch partner of Osterling Abogados. Member of the Litigation practice area.


His experience and knowledge about substantive and procedural law has enabled him to obtain optimum results both in and out of courts, offering his clients preventive consultancy and negotiation on transactional terms towards the satisfactory settlement of controversies, preventing the arising of legal or arbitration actions.

Kodiak’s major field of expertise covers the planning and execution of sound litigation strategies to safeguard the interests of his clients before the Judiciary, the Court of Constitutional Rights and the arbitration courts, having acted as consultant in these matters for both national and foreign corporations.

He has represented clients in proceedings of different nature such as conflicts involving shareholding, contracts, commerce and trading matters, administrative issues, contractual and tort issues and property rights, among others.


Spanish and English.


Lima Bar Association.


Lawyer (Cum Laude), Universidad de Lima, Lima, 2005.

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Dispute resolution

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.