ENRIQUE FERRANDO > Osterling Abogados > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

Osterling Abogados

Work Department

Insurance & Reinsurance, Dispute Resolution (Litigation and Arbitration), Corporate, Public Law.


Managing partner. He heads the Insurance & Reinsurance, Dispute Resolution, and Corporate Law practice groups.


Highly regarded for his capabilities in civil and commercial dispute resolution, acting as both counselor and arbitrator. He retains a wide portfolio of major domestic and foreign companies from different sectors, such as industry, energy, insurance, and banking.

In spite of the complexity of Peruvian insurance market, Enrique masters in every commercial and regulatory aspect of this field and successfully advises most of the leading companies operating in the local market in both complex litigation and arbitration, and non-contentious sector related matters. He has strong ability handling complex claims and disputes concerning coverage matters, misinterpretation of policies and liability risks (tort, professional liability, D&O, E&O, CAR), among others, having handled claims for over US$ 1.5 billion to date.

Also, Enrique has over 25 years of experience acting as both counselor and arbitrator in national and international arbitrations. As a counselor, he has advised local and foreign clients in a large number of negotiations, arbitrations, and alternative conflicts resolution mechanisms, both in Peru and abroad.  As an arbitrator, he has sit in over 150 arbitral proceedings held before the Arbitration Centre of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima, the Arbitration Centre of the Chamber of Commerce of Piura, the Centre for Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, and the Arbitration Centre of the American Chamber of Commerce ꟷ Amcham, among others.

Clients praise value on his deep understanding of regulations, practices and market trends and describe him as “a brilliant lawyer who is very knowledgeable about the insurance sector” as well as an “extremely able practitioner” and “a very strong negotiator (Chambers LatAm). He is regularly appointed in significant, technical and complex civil, commercial, insurance and reinsurance cases.

For all these reasons, Enrique is a pacesetter for the main players in the domestic market, as well as for international firms searching for a first-level counseling in Peru. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars relating insurance and arbitration sectors.


Spanish and English.


British Insurance Law Association – BILA
Lima Bar Association.
Arbitrator of the Arbitration Centre of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima
Arbitrator of the Arbitration Centre of the American Chamber of Commerce – Amcham
Arbitrator of the Arbitration Centre of the Chamber of Commerce of Piura
Arbitrator of the Centre for Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú


Lawyer, (summa cum laude), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima 1989.
Seminar in Reinsurance Controversies, Chadbourne & Park LLP – New York 2009.

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.

Peru > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

Enrique FerrandoOsterling Abogados

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 asset‘ Gabriel Loli was made-up to partner, and experienced Rabeth Pareja was promoted to senior associate.