Alfredo Filomeno > Hernández & Cía > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

Hernández & Cía
AV JAVIER PRADO OESTE 795
MAGDALENA DEL MAR
LIMA
Peru

Work Department

  • Banking and Finance.
  • Corporate and M&A.
  • Compliance.
  • Projects and Infrastructure.

Position

Partner.

Career

Hernández & Cía. Abogados Law Firm (1998 to present).

Languages

Spanish and English.

Memberships

Lima Bar Association and Peruvian Institute of Commercial Law.

Education

Pontificia Univerdad Católica del Perú (1997).

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Corporate and M&A

Hernández & Cía. Abogados‘ impressive client roster highlights deep expertise at the firm, most notably the ‘outstandingJuan Luis Hernandez Gazzo, who ‘dominates many corporate issues, has very good judgment and knows how to negotiate‘. He co-leads the M&A practice alongside very active Diego Carrión, who ‘transmits confidence and experience‘, while Alfredo Filomeno heads the corporate advisory practice. Clients report that the team ‘understands the client’s needs without dwelling on insignificant aspects that lead to a delay in closing the deal‘.  Distinguishable factors of the practice include its stand-out private equity capability, counting W Capital (part of Grupo Wiese), Carlyle Group and Colony Capital among its clients, as well as its popularity among major corporate conglomerates: the firm recently advised Grupo Falabella on the complex corporate reorganisation of two of its main companies in Peru – Falabella Perú and Saga Falabella, value $1.3bn.

Peru > Compliance

Hernández & Cía. Abogados draws together a multidisciplinary team to develop compliance programmes, internal audits and risk management in areas of criminal, administrative and corporate law, among others. It also handles internal investigations and crisis management and acted for Aenza (formerly Graña y Montero) in criminal proceedings related to the Lava Jato corruption scandal, securing the first plea agreement by a Peruvian company with the State authorities following a two-year process. The practice has both criminal and corporate law expertise at the helm in white-collar crime litigator Gonzalo del Río and corporate and banking partner Alfredo Filomeno. They are supported by a solid associate bench, among whom newly-promoted seniors Kris Maquin and Edward Calmet are noted.

Peru > Banking and finance

A varied client base at Hernández & Cía. Abogados consists of major domestic banks, international investment banks, private investors, funds and insurance companies, including Goldman Sachs, Santander and Credicorp Capital. Deep capability is provided by practice heads Juan Luis Hernandez Gazzo, a leading figure in both the corporate and finance realms, and José Manuel Abastos, who brings valuable in-house experience to the team. They are supported at partner level by Alfredo Filomeno, who offers niche expertise in advising State-owned financial entities, and the leveraged financing and distressed debt focus of José Goyburu. Among instructions handled in the past year: advice to Banco BBVA Perú and Banco de Crédito del Perú in 50:50 syndicated mid-term financing provided to Terminales Portuarios Peruanos to the value of $16.8m, and representing Scotiabank in multiple, significant value transactions, including lease financing and debt restructuring.