Firm Profile > Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas > Lima, Peru

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas
VÍCTOR ANDRES BELAUNDE 147. VIA PRINCIPAL 133
2ND AND 3RD FLOOR. EDIFICIO REAL DOS, SAN ISIDRO
LIMA 27
Peru

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 1

'Best in Peru' Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas excels in all areas of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy procedures and liquidations, and is praised for its 'creativity, experience and dedication'. The practice group continues to advise on some of the largest, long-running matters in the Peruvian market, such as acting for Glencore International in the $600m liquidation of Doe Run Peru, and advising Graña y Montero on the $170m insolvency of Peru's Gasoducto del Sur. Few practices match the experience of co-heads Gonzalo De las Casas and José Jiménez, both full-time specialists, supported by third partner Daniel Gonzáles. Boosting its associate bench, the firm recruited Carlos Alfonso Bossio from Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria. Additional clients of the team include Chubb Perú, INSUR Compañía de Seguros and Fima as well as leading overseas and domestic banks.

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has a long track-record of advising on big-ticket transactions, both domestic and international. Its focused team works full-time on M&A matters under the leadership of corporate specialist Alberto Rebaza and the highly experienced Felipe Boisset, but the firm also 'has a new generation of young partners that have been trained in New York law firms, who are qualified to handle complex transactions and are very dependable'. In particular, clients 'have the comfort that your back is being watched'. A lengthy deal list includes representing Cardinal Health on the Peruvian aspects on its $6.1bn global acquisition of the patient-care business of Medtronic, a mandate led by Alexandra Orbezo, who also heads up the venture capital practice. In another highlight, Rebaza, Boisset and head of mining Luis Miguel Elías worked alongside Shearman & Sterling LLP to advise Energía del Pacífico on the sale of its strategic stake in power generation companies Kallpa Generation (owner of Peru's largest power generation facility) and Samay I, to I Squared Capital subsidiary, Nautilus Inkia Energy. The team also includes Daniel Gonzales, a 'very skilled and deal-oriented junior partner' with a 'solid work ethic'; he acted for plastic producer Industrias Plásticas Reunidas on the multimillion-dollar sale of its plastic production-related assets to Wenco. Also highlighted are: Ricardo Cárdenas, who was made up to partner in September 2019; and experienced senior associates Lucia Ochoa and Fiorella Atoche - who both regularly act on the deal teams for leading transactions, as does Maria Fernanda Gadea, who worked on the Cardinal Health and Energía del Pacífico deals.

Banking and finance Tier 2

The impressive client base at Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is testament to the firm's 'strong specialisation in banking and capital market issues'. It includes leading local and international players such as JP Morgan Chase, BNP Paribas, Coöperatieve Rabobank, Banco de Crédito del Perú and Scotiabank, who are attracted to the practice for its 'clear focus on the client and its needs', 'superb knowledge' of the financial industry and 'good relationship with the regulator and the market'. Instrumental to the department's success is founding partner Rafael Alcázar, an 'exceptional leader' who's 'technical knowledge and seniority is highly appreciated'; he leads an 'enthusiastic' and 'committed' team. He and fellow partner Daniel Gonzáles led advice to leading Peruvian agri-industrial company, Camposol, on a complex $250m facility granted by Santander and Coöperatieve Rabobank. On the lender side, the team acted for Scotiabank, Banco de Crédito del Perú and BD Capital regarding a $56m financing granted to Ashmore Group for the acquisition of 88% of shares issued by Peruvian mining company Stracon GyM. Luis Miguel Elías is another key partner and now leads the firm's project finance work  following the departure of Juan José Cárdenas and María Luisa Peña  to Ernst & Young.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is strong in both civil and criminal disputes work. The experienced Roger Zavaleta heads a civil litigation and arbitration practice that is noted for its 'technical knowledge', 'good preparation' and 'fast resolution of disputes'. He successfully defended construction company CEMSA in an $11m claim concerning the construction of a car park, recently, and is also acting for Telefónica del Perú and Entel Perú in ongoing litigation.  On the penal side, 'very good lawyerAugusto Loli leads a white-collar crime practice that acts for Banco de Crédito del Perú, America Television Channel 4 and Electrolux del Perú, among others. Loli is praised for his 'balanced and practical approach to cases' and is one of the most established practitioners in the corporate crime area. The team was strengthened further with the hire of senior associate Claudia Quispe from Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados in June 2018; and subsequently -in August 2019- of Rodrigo Urrutia , formerly director of arbitration and litigation at Benites, Vargas & Ugaz, who returns to the firm after nine years.

Tax Tier 3

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas enjoys an extensive and loyal following that includes JP Morgan Private Bank, Entel and Glencore, augmented significantly last year by the addition of Interbank, the Lima Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Valores de Lima) and COFIDE, among others. The team, led by experienced tax specialist Camilo Maruy, a senior partner at the firm, also expanded with three recruits at associate level, including senior Víctor Valdez from Ernst & Young. Recent mandates saw the team act for the shareholders of Corporación Pecsa on the tax aspects of its sale of 90% of the company's shares to Primax.

Labour and employment Tier 4

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is particularly well-versed in the labour demands of the fishing, ports, telecoms, financial, agro-industrial and aeronautical sectors. Practice head María Haydee Zegarra and her team are consistently praised for their client attention and personalised service, with 'knowledge and expertise', 'commitment' and 'reliable delivery times' also cited as attributes. In addition to a large contentious caseload, the firm advised a leading bank on its prevention and punishment policy regarding sexual harassment at work. Clients include Telefónica, KPMG Asesores, LatAm and Adecco Group.

Projects and infrastructure Tier 4

In the wake of the mid-2019 loss of much of its projects team to EY Law, Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has sought to move rapidly to rebuild its capabilities in the sector. Corporate partner Luis Miguel Elías, who has long had a degree of engagement in project matters, is currently heading up the practice, with key support coming from senior associates Maite Colmenter and Mirko Medic. Moreover, the firm has hired the very well-regarded Ana María Sánchez from the New York office of DLA Piper LLP (US); and Jesús Revilla, formerly a senior in-house legal advisor at construction group Graña y Montero; both arrive as senior associates. As a result, the firm has ensured continuity of service, with current matters including advising state private investment agency Proinversión on the structuring of the APP agreements that will regulate future infrastructure projects in Peru; and Santander and BBVA on a financing to Asterion for the acquisition of telecoms infrastructure from Telefónica. Other clients include the Deloitte Talara Consortium, Ceragon Networks, Andean Tower Partners, Enel, Solarpack, Quimpac, CRTG and GyM Ferrovías.

 

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 its 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 clients: 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 estate.

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Tax Camilo Maruy
White-collar crime Augusto Loli
Corporate litigation Augusto Loli
Venture Capital Alberto Rebaza
Venture Capital Alexandra Orbezo
Mining Luis Miguel Elias
Photo Name Position Profile
 Rafael Alcázar  photo Rafael Alcázar
 Felipe Boisset  photo Felipe Boisset
 Gonzalo De las Casas  photo Gonzalo De las Casas
 Daniel Gonzáles  photo Daniel Gonzáles
 José Jiménez  photo José Jiménez
 Alberto Rebaza  photo Alberto Rebaza
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