Firm Profile > Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas > Lima, Peru
Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas Offices
VÍCTOR ANDRES BELAUNDE 147. VIA PRINCIPAL 133
2ND AND 3RD FLOOR. EDIFICIO REAL DOS, SAN ISIDRO
Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas > The Legal 500 Rankings
Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 1
Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas leads the field for the sheer breadth of its bankruptcy practice, which is equally strong in public and private matters for debtors and creditors. Gonzalo De las Casas and José Jiménez are two of the few full-time specialists in the market and act for top-flight financial institutions, investors, funds, suppliers and other creditors, as well as companies across a broad range of industries. Clients highlight the creativity and knowledge of the team, which continues to advise Graña y Montero on the $1.2bn insolvency of Gaseoducto Sur Peruano, following the Peruvian government's termination of its concession to build one of the country's flagship infrastructure projects. The team also includes Daniel Gonzáles, who specialises in corporate reorganisations and restructuring, and very capable senior associate Marcia Arellano.
‘The best team of lawyers and the most prestigious law firm; an extraordinary capacity for response, advice and management.’
‘The high human quality and professional excellence of the partners stands out. The associates and support staff within the firm have a commitment to excellence in work that is reflected in their attention every day.’
‘The broad experience of the main partners and their associates in these matters is long-standing and I consider them the best in the field.’
Graña y Montero
Obras de Ingenieria
Disony (Kiu System Solutions)
CAME Contratistas y Servicios Generales
Incorp Ingeniería y Construcción
Corporate and M&A Tier 1
Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas acts for a stellar client base of domestic and international clients, attracted to the firm's strong track record for complex, cross-border and high-value transactions. They include acting for Grupo Wiese, which it advised on its $247m sale of a strategic minority interest in SURA Asset Management to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), an admirable transaction in a scarce year for high-value deals. Although the team is smaller than some rivals, it is not lacking in expertise, particularly from the practice leadership team: Alberto Rebaza, who is 'one of the best corporate lawyers in Peru’ and heads on many transactions, despite his managing partner role; and Felipe Boisset, who is dual qualified in Peru and the US. Other key partners are Luis Miguel Elías, who led advice to Grupo Wiese in the $176m sale of its 50% equity stake in Inmuebles Panamericana to Chile's Parque Arauco; Daniel Gonzáles, who has considerable international deal experience; and head of the firm's venture capital practice, Alexandra Orbezo.
‘Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is brilliantly advising us on a potential ‘Deal of the Year’ M&A transaction that, for the moment, is highly confidential. They provide an excellent service and are always available for any questions we have; they seek to lead the negotiations and discussions between lawyers and provide advice that is not only theoretically correct but, in practice, works very well, since they have a great knowledge of the business that involves each transaction.’
‘Daniel Gonzáles is an excellent lawyer and I feel fortunate to have him on my side in transactions. He has very solid knowledge of civil-corporate matters and, despite being one of the firm’s youngest partners, his extensive experience in transactions means that his advice is of a very high quality. It goes without saying that Alberto Rebaza is one of the best corporate lawyers in Peru. I have not had much opportunity to work with Rafael Alcázar, but his reputation in the market does not make me doubt that we are very lucky to have him on our team.’
‘They have great knowledge of the sector and its dynamics, in addition to an excellent strategic vision of negotiations, allowing the process to be very fluid and to move quickly towards the closing of the negotiation. The integration with the negotiation advisors, our managers and ourselves was very good, achieving a very trustworthy work environment. Another great advantage of the team was the speed with which they managed to carry out the process. Despite having a fairly demanding work schedule, the objectives were achieved within the established deadlines.’
‘In addition to their high professional level, the seriousness, commitment and dedication of Felipe Boisset and Daniel Gonzáles were outstanding, which allowed us to feel very comfortable throughout the process. The dedication and permanent monitoring of the details by associate Rafael Lulli Meyer prevented the type of setbacks and delays that are normal in this type of process.’
‘Very professional team of lawyers with expertise in all areas of law, especially corporate. Good level of customer service.’
‘I liked the M&A team very much for its ability to quickly analyse the context of the negotiation we were working on. The level of involvement to be able to close the transaction was exceptional.’
‘Daniel Gonzáles has a specific weight that allowed us to advance quickly on complicated issues. José Jiménez brings to the table a more considered analysis necessary to see different points of view and make better decisions.’
Grupo El Comercio
Energía del Pacífico
Corporación Monte Azul
Banking and finance Tier 2
Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas regularly earns a role in top-flight finance deals in the country and represents a balanced mix of borrowers and lenders, including major international banks. A reorganisation of the team in 2019 to sharpen the firm's focus in this area has paid dividends, earning mandates such as acting for Mizuho Bank, BBVA, HSBC, JP Morgan, Citibank and MUFG Bank on a $300m revolving credit facility granted to Nexa Resources. Five associates left the team in 2019 and five were hired, including experienced projects and corporate finance lawyer Ana María Sánchez from the New York office of DLA Piper LLP (US). The strong partner team includes Rafael Alcázar, a market leading regulatory specialist; co-practice head and managing partner Alberto Rebaza; and coporate finance specialists Luis Miguel Elías and Daniel Gonzales.
‘It is a team with very good training and preparation, with a great willingness to work, always taking a practical approach to problem solving and very good coordination between partners and associates.’
‘Strong points are their knowledge of the area, adequate response times and favourable opinions.’
‘Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has good business vision and knowledge of the area; associate Ana Paula Novoa has good customer service and knowledge of the area.’
‘As strengths I clearly identify the team’s disposition and commitment as they are always available to answer our questions, regardless if it is the weekend or holidays. They adapt to meet the highly complex deadlines without compromising quality and client service; they demonstrate a sophisticated, highly technical legal knowledge and moreover, excellent negotiation skills as well as soft skills to conduct the transaction in the best of our interests. Finally, precision in their answers and thoroughness in documents and communications makes us feel we are in really good hands.’
‘I have a long history working with partners Daniel Gonzáles and Alberto Rebaza and, last year, I had the opportunity to work a lot with a new associate at the firm, Ana María Sánchez. Alberto Rebaza and Daniel Gonzáles are both outstanding lawyers and having them at the forefront of our deals is the reason we keep trusting the firm with almost all of our mandates. Alberto Rebaza is great in complex transactions; he is for sure a ‘go-to’ lawyer for us; we seek his advice every time we face a complex situation. Working with Daniel Gonzáles is always a pleasure; he is excellent when facing difficult situations, conducting them with ease and strength at the same time. I emphasise his deep legal knowledge and negotiation skills. Ana María Sánchez is highly accurate and always available. She has outstanding client service abilities and she meets our deadlines no matter what. I believe it might be the firm’s signature as partners and associates, that they are always willing to go the extra mile for us.’
Instituto de Educación Superior Tecnológico Privado Toulousse Lautrec (TLS)
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria (BBVA)
JP Morgan Chase
Capital markets Tier 2
Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has sharpened its focus in capital markets work, attracting local and international financings such as advising Camposol on its $350m bond issuance with Santander Investment Securities, BofA Securities, Scotia Capital (USA), UBS Securities and BBVA Securitie as initial purchasers. Niche strengths include regulatory issues, including FIBRAS, and Alternative Securities' Markets. Mandates are led by the practice co-heads Rafael Alcázar and Daniel Gonzáles, both strong transactional lawyers. Capable senior associate Janett Burga moved to Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International in July 2019; however, the firm moved rapidly, hiring Fiorela Ccahua from Arbe Abogados the following month.
‘Very good capabilities in their fields, excellent team work.’
‘Professional and personal positive attitudes in everything.’
‘Great knowledge of the local environment, of its most relevant stakeholders and extensive experience in the sector in which our company operates.’
‘The correct understanding of the reality of our business makes them stand out; they advise with efficiency and creativity in the design of the operations to be carried out.’
Compliance Tier 2
Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is building a strong practice, hiring Hector Gadea Benavides in June 2019, former head of white-collar crime and compliance at leading criminal law firm Benites, Vargas & Ugaz. He joins fellow white-collar crime specialist Augusto Loli and leading banking lawyer Rafael Alcázar to form a credible offering for both compliance planning and criminal representation. Much of the practice comprises compliance review, policy upgrades and implementation of compliance programmes for domestic and international companies, including the country's largest television and media outlet Compañía Peruana de Radiodifusión. It is also handling the criminal representation of a global company in respect of an onsite accident in Peru.
‘Among the strengths and skills of the compliance team at Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas are the way they work meticulously and in detail, starting with getting to know the company, especially with regard to the prevention model that we implement, and the continuous work that we carry out to strengthen it. It is a team that stands out favourably compared to teams from other firms.’
‘The plus points are the experience and knowledge about compliance in companies as well as their capacity for analysis to give conclusions that contribute to strengthening the company’s prevention model. It differs from competitors in its ability to analyse the case from different angles, including resorting to interviewing key collaborators to understand the full picture, and to prepare the legal report from it. They are concerned with doing quality work by addressing the underlying issue from the beginning. We highlight the work of the lawyers Augusto Loli and Hector Gadea Benavides.’
Compañía Peruana de Radiodifusión (America Television Channel 4)
Corporación Financiera del Desarrollo (COFIDE)
SIGMA Sociedad Administradora de Fondos de Inversión
Edpyme Acceso Crediticio
Universidad de Piura
Tecnología, Química y Comercio
Compañía Minera Santa Luisa
Dispute resolution Tier 3
Transactional giant Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is cultivating a comprehensive disputes offering, with all three key disciplines covered: arbitration, litigation and white-collar crime. The practice was boosted by the arrival of new partner Rodrigo Urrutia Macchiavello from Benites, Vargas & Ugaz in September 2019, who joins the experienced Roger Zavaleta Rodríguez in leading the arbitration and litigation services at the firm. Their small team of three associates acts for significant clients in some high-value matters. The firm's white-collar crime team also expanded with the hire of respected criminal lawyer Hector Gadea Benavides in June 2019, also from Benites, Vargas & Ugaz; he joins highly regarded criminal and corporate litigator Augusto Loli in co-leading the criminal practice.
‘Able to respond quickly to detailed queries concerning criminal cases, extradition and Interpol.’
Altima Global Special Situations Master Fund Limited
Cascade Hydro Power
Tecnológica de Alimentos
Sociedad Paramonga Ltda in liquidation
Compañía Peruana de Radiodifusión
SIGMA Sociedad Administradora de Fondos de Inversión (SIGMA)
Banco de Crédito del Perú
Banco Internacional del Perú (Interbank)
Tax Tier 3
Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has a successful practice, supporting its tier-one corporate team in big ticket deals, but also earning a fair share of advisory and contentious work. An impressive and lengthy client list includes JP Morgan Private Bank, Entel Group and the Lima Stock Exchange, while others highlight the 'great dedication, service and easy access’ of the team. It is led by Camilo Maruy, whose strong track record in the sector includes considerable experience litigating against the tax authority before all instances up to the Supreme Court. Among a bench of five associates is Víctor Valdez, who 'stands out for his great technical ability. He is really what you call a specialist’.
‘Great dedication, service and easy access. Technically highly prepared and at the forefront of the latest trends and news on tax regulation.’
‘Víctor Valdez stands out for his great technical ability. He is really what you call a specialist.’
‘It has a very strong tax team. Víctor Valdez and Camilo Maruy know a lot about it. Their responses are on time and they are always ahead of what one may ask them by sending information constantly. Best points are their efficiency and commitment.’
Brescia Group (Estratégica, Inversiones Breca and other subsidiaries)
Wiese Group (Negocios e Inmuebles, W Capital SAFI)
AC Capitales SAFI
Pesquera Cantabria (Kulisic Family)
Bolsa de Productos de Chile
JP Morgan Private Bank
Bolsa de Valores de Lima – BVL (Lima Stock Exchange)
Labour and employment Tier 4
Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas provides advisory and litigation advice to the firm's high-calibre client base, with a particular focus on the fishing, port industry, telecommunications, financial, manufacturing and aeronautical sectors. The team is efficient, creative and understands clients' businesses, according to those who instruct them, while head of the practice, María Haydee Zegarra, advises with 'passion and dedication.'
‘The team led by María Haydee Zegarra is a dynamic in that it adapts quickly to the client’s requirements, understands the business and is successful with the delivery.’
‘María Haydee Zegarra is one of the most outstanding lawyers in labour law, her experience and closeness to the business is, without a doubt, the greatest added value to her work. Another outstanding lawyer is Carlos Espinoza, who quickly understands the requirements in a versatile way with a great nose for understanding the client.’
‘Its solid analysis and recommendations, as well as the depth of knowledge of our business, position Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas as one of the best in the field.’
‘The creative and well-explained approach of their evaluations and recommendations are high points. One aspect that differentiates them from their competitors is the rigor to meet the deadlines. We must especially highlight the partner in the area, María Haydee Zegarra, who assumes each problem as if it were her own and evaluates it with passion and dedication in order to provide us with recommendations that allow us to make decisions, analysing all the risks.’
Telefónica del Perú
DP World Callao
Tecnológica de Alimentos
Cartones del Pacífico
Aeropuertos del Perú
Latam Airlines Peru
Cadena de Comercio Perú (Oxxo)
Komatsu Mitsui Maquinarias Perú
Projects and infrastructure Tier 4
A strong client roster in the sector has aided Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas maintian continuity in the sector while rebuilding its team following partner-level departures in April 2019. New practice head Luis Miguel Elías is well-versed in the entire lifecycle of projects and the firm moved rapidly to hire some experienced associates, particularly senior Ana María Sánchez, from DLA Piper Perú; as well as Jesús Revilla, formerly in house at developer Graña y Montero. The team is currently working alongside international firm Hogan Lovells International LLP to advise government agency Proinversión on structure guidance and template agreements to be used for all future PPP projects in Peru.
‘They were always available, they met deadlines without sacrificing quality in service and provided us with creative, robust and highly accurate responses.’
‘Luis Miguel Elías has clarity and offers innovative solution alternatives, seeking a balance between the interest of the public sector and the commerciality of the project. He is always available at meetings and consultations. Ana María Sánchez contributes her vision from her experience in large-scale PPP projects. She incorporates concrete situations and meticulous detail into the obligations of the parties and handles the contract perfectly.’
International Finance Corporation
Deloitte Talara Consortium
Corporación Monte Azul
Monte Azul Logística
China Railway Tunnel Group Co. (CRTG)
Obrascón Huarte Lain (OHL del Perú)
Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas > Firm Profile
Rebaza, Alcazar & De Las Casas is characterized by a sound, sophisticated and energetic approach to the practice of law, and by well educated and passionate lawyers actively involved in pursuing clients’ business goals. Established in 2004, after 13 successful years of sustained growth, both in number of members and clientele, the firm is currently one of the leading firms in the Peruvian market. The professional training of the firm’s members gives it the discipline, experience and depth required to advise clients on extremely complex domestic and cross-border transactions, with the highest level of effectiveness. The firm is actively involved in the financial, mining, insurance, infrastructure, manufacturing, retail, and services sectors. In 2009 the firm opened an office in Santiago, Chile to provide legal advice concerning Peruvian law to Chilean investors interested in investing in Peru, and to guide Peruvian companies interested in investing in Chile, serving in the latter case as liaison with Chilean law firms.
Areas of practice
Mergers and acquisitions: the firm is regularly engaged in large and complex domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, involving private and public companies, asset purchases, MBO, LBO, joint ventures and acquisition of distressed companies.
Banking and finance: the firm advises banks, insurance companies, fund managers, arrangers and multilateral financial organizations on regulatory compliance and credit facilities and diverse complex financing structures.
Capital markets: the firm has been involved in domestic and international transactions as advisers to investment banks, issuers, arrangers and placement agents. Additionally, the firm has a large practice in incorporating investment funds and developing financial products addressed to institutional investors.
Corporate restructuring and bankruptcy: the firm is home to the undisputed leading restructuring practice, which is regularly engaged in the country’s largest bankruptcy proceedings, global restructuring agreements, acquisition and sales of debt, and distressed asset acquisitions.
Infrastructure and project finance: the firm actively advises domestic and international clients on the structuring of projects, the tender process with the government or private clients (as the case may be) as well as the negotiation of concession agreements and project finance. The firm’s experience includes projects in areas such as highways, ports, airports, power plants, oil and gas, and water treatment plants.
Corporate litigation: the firm handles complex financial and corporate litigation and arbitration, and has experience in leading cross-border teams in multi-jurisdiction litigation.
Taxation: the firm provides comprehensive advice on tax law, including tax planning in M&A, domestic and foreign trusts, financial structures, and client counseling on administrative and judicial tax litigation.
Labor and employment: the firm provides full labor advice to its clients and enjoys vast experience conducting reviews and assessments of the labor situation of local and multinational corporations, as required in M&A transactions, financings, corporate reorganizations and restructuring operations.
White-collar crime: assistance in financial crimes, antitrust crime, securities fraud, tax evasion, commercial crime, embezzlement, criminal product liability, corporate fraud, environmental law violations, money laundering, labor crime, and criminal compliance among others.
Private client: personalized assistance to high-net-worth individuals and families, designing and setting up efficient investment structures aimed at the protection of assets, preservation of wealth and estates.
|Corporate and M&A||Alberto Rebaza|
|Corporate and M&A||Juan Jose Cárdenas|
|Corporate and M&A||Felipe Boisset|
|Corporate and M&A||Luis Miguel Elías|
|Corporate and M&A||Alexandra Orbezo|
|Banking and finance||Rafael Alcazar|
|Banking and finance||Alberto Rebaza|
|Banking and finance||Juan Jose Cárdenas|
|Banking and finance||Felipe Boisset|
|Bankruptcy and restructuring||Gonzalo de las Casas|
|Bankruptcy and restructuring||José Jimenez|
|Capital markets||Rafael Alcázar|
|Capital markets||Alberto Rebaza|
|Capital markets||Felipe Boisset|
|Infrastructure and projects||Juan José Cárdenas|
|Infrastructure and projects||Maria Luisa Peña|
|Labor and employment||María Haydee Zegarra|
|Private client||Alberto Rebaza|
|Private client||Camilo Maruy|
|White-collar crime||Augusto Loli|
|Corporate litigation||Augusto Loli|
|Venture Capital||Alberto Rebaza|
|Venture Capital||Alexandra Orbezo|
|Mining||Luis Miguel Elias|
|Rafael Alcázar||Main Partner||View Profile|
|Felipe Boisset||Senior Partner and Co-head of the M&A Practice Area.||View Profile|
|Gonzalo De las Casas||Main Partner||View Profile|
|Daniel Gonzáles||Partner||View Profile|
|José Jiménez||Senior Partner.||View Profile|
|Alberto Rebaza||Managing Partner||View Profile|