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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.


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 > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

Enrique FerrandoOsterling Abogados

Osterling Abogados excels in the field, and is the preferred advisor to A-list domestic and foreign insurers and reinsurers, as well as international insurance law firms requiring Peruvian counsel. Its comprehensive offering includes advice on incorporation, underwriting, distribution, claims, regulatory affairs, litigation, arbitration, consumer matters and M&A, and is overseen by pre-eminent insurance lawyer Enrique Ferrando. He is supported by Gabriel Loli, who is making a name for himself in arbitrations in the field of insurance and reinsurance, and construction and engineering. The firm is lead advisor to domestic insurance giant Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros, which it advises on multiple high-value or high-stakes claims including the long-running $30m arbitration against electricity utility Luz del Sur. The firm is also the preferred adviser to the Peruvian Association of Insurance Companies (APESEG).

Peru > Dispute resolution

Osterling Abogados boasts a high success ratio dealing with complex disputes concerning civil, commercial and constitutional matters, before both the courts and arbitration forums. As expected of a tier-one insurance firm, its extensive caseload includes a large share of insurance-related conflicts, led by leading insurance litigator and arbitrator Enrique Ferrando, who co-heads the practice and has ‘great knowledge of the market.’ The firm also attracts a broad range of non-insurance litigation and arbitration on behalf of mining, energy, construction and real estate companies, among other sectors, as well as individuals. ‘Outstanding’ litigator Mauricio Martínez is co-head of the team, while Gabriel Loli focuses on arbitration. Partner Kodiak Semsch departed in April 2020 to grow the litigation practice at rival insurance firm Kennedys.