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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.


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

Despite the complexity of the 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 a solid ability to handle 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 30 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 leading players in the domestic market and 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 > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

Enrique FerrandoOsterling Abogados

Domestic firm Osterling Abogados has a longstanding reputation in this arena and consequently, is lead counsel to Peru’s largest insurer Rímac Seguros y Reaseguros (Rimac). Its extensive client roster also includes several global industry names such as Allianz, AXA and Gallagher, indicative of the international capability of the practice – the team is knowledgeable in UK, US and Bermudan insurance law. While the firm advises across the board of insurance and reinsurance issues, including incorporation, M&A, underwriting and regulatory affairs, it is particularly strong in litigation and arbitration, where practice co-head Enrique Ferrando is pre-eminent. Fellow co-head Gabriel Loli advises on all aspects of the practice, with specialist experience in construction and engineering. Both partners are leading the defence of Rimac in arbitration with a large private electric power distribution company regarding payment of a $30m indemnity resulting from a loss occasioned during the construction of an underground hydroelectric power plant in Cuzco. An eight-strong associate bench includes recent hire Ibeth Torres, a senior associate formerly at Coface.

Peru > Dispute resolution

Leading insurance firm Osterling Abogados has a busy caseload on behalf of domestic and international insurers, as well as public and private companies particularly from the mining, energy, construction and real estate industries. With three partners at the helm, and 13 associates in support, the team is very well resourced and handles a broad mix of arbitration and litigation. Firm senior partner Enrique Ferrando is a market-leader in insurance conflicts as both defence counsel and arbitrator; Mauricio Martínez specialises in civil, procedural and constitutional litigation; and Gabriel Loli continues to build his arbitration practice with a focus on insurance, reinsurance, construction and engineering.

Comparative Guides

Peru: Insurance & Reinsurance April 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Insurance & Reinsurance laws and regulations that may occur in Peru.