Firm Profile > DS Casahierro Abogados > Lima, Peru

DS Casahierro Abogados
Av. Alvarez Calderon 185, Ofc. 201
San Isidro
Lima
Peru

Intellectual property Tier 4

Javier Duany at DS Casahierro Abogados has a busy practice, particularly with regard to anti-counterfeiting and brand protection. The firm conducts investigations, customs enforcements, market raids and online enforcement for a large roster of clients, particularly from the entertainment industry. It acted for a global film and entertainment company in this regard during 2019 which involved the seizure of over one million products. The firm merged with French-headquartered international firm DS Avocats in January 2020, which augments the international platform of the practice. Duany leads a team of five associates.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

QSI Peru

Montana

Laboratorios Pisa

SERFI

FAES Farma

Helatony’s

The firmWith more than 20 years of experience, DS Casahierro Abogados, is the Peruvian firm of DS law firm, the first globalized French firms, with more than 20 offices located in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, supporting clients in 13 countries, such as: France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Senegal, Canada, Argentina, Chile and Peru. It is a comprehensive full service international legal firm that covers needs in all economic sectors, providing services with a team of specialized and experienced professionals to both Peruvian and international corporate and private clients, whom has recognized its quality, innovation and practical solution approaches to help them in the country and the Latam Region.

Main areas of practice:

Corporate and M&A: The Firm offers a full service and cross-practice advice in relation to the full gamut of corporate and M&A matters, ranging from complex and cross-border transactions, such as corporate reorganizations, acquisitions, partnership agreements and joint ventures, and the financial analysis of M&A.

Recent highlights include the legal advisory: (i) on the negotiation, drafting and closing contracts and documents related to the loan agreement, the issuance of Peruvian Notes by the Note Purchase Agreement and the execution of a Peruvian Trust Agreement to a leading corporation on the argentine construction and metallurgy industry (USD 27MM); (ii) to the selling party (one of the most important Peruvian producer and supplier of oil) in the asset purchase agreement (USD 15 MM), and; (iii) on a cross-border merger process (Peru and Colombia) of an international renting company group.

Corporate Compliance: The Firm is specialized in the design, implementation and monitoring of Compliance and corporate risk management programs, useful to avoid or mitigate contingencies and others related to a possible attribution of criminal and administrative responsibility of the company, as well as the representatives of its governing bodies, with emphasis in anti-bribery, AML and terrorist financing prevention, through the application of a methodology aligned to good practices and international standards.

Infrastructure and Public Procurement: The Firm collaborates with domestic and foreign companies in the development of important construction infrastructure projects and public services and advises them on the main processes of public procurement of goods and services convened by the Peruvian State.

The added value that our members provide is based on a collaborative scheme as generators of business opportunities in the multidisciplinary teams we participate in. Our high expertise guarantees levels of efficiency, legal certainty and helps our clients’ chances of success in their participation in the government market, whether through legal advice in procurement processes, contract administration or dispute resolution via international dispute resolution mechanisms and rules.

Intellectual Property: The Firm leads the anti-counterfeiting and brand protection practice in the Country. The services include conducting investigations, trainings, customs enforcements, marketplace raids and online enforcement for a large roster of clients in various industry sectors, such as entertainment, digital, automotive, pharmaceutical and sports, among others. Infringing products valued at US$ 5.8 MM were seized during 2019. The firm’s IP practice also stands out in the management of trademarks and patent portfolios

International Trade and Customs / WTO: The Firm provides a full range of services in the whole supply chain, including legal advisory on customs, international trade contracts, logistics, insurance, transportation, access to Free Trade Agreements (FTA), tariff classification, import license, as well as legal assistance on WTO regulations, such as trade remedies (anti-dumping, subsidies and safeguards). In addition, we represent our clients in proceedings before the relevant local and foreign authorities.

Labor and employment: The Firm provides full labor advice to its clients and enjoys vast experience establishing hiring and dismissal policies (individual and collective), compensation schemes, implementation of the health and safety working system regulation, collective bargaining, staff transfer procedures, immigration guidance and procedures, participation in labor inspective procedures and labor processes, among others. The firm advises some of the most important enterprises of several industry sectors such as the textile sector, mining, construction, transport sector, pharmaceutical sector and hospitality industry.

Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution: The Firm provides assistance in all kind of litigation and dispute matters, focused on obtaining a satisfactory solution for our clients in legal matters that are able to be solved by an out of court settlement. We have a vast experience in the handling of procedural strategy to give a specialized defense.

Real Estate: The Firm has a versatile and creative manners to provide legal solutions for clients interested in property acquisition and leasing to develop industrial projects. Also, the Firm hast vast experience in real state acquisitions, strategies and structuring of real estate operations related to rural and urban lands, as well as in the due diligence process, municipal taxes and legal procedures required to enable properties to develop commercial projects.

Tax: The Firm gives tax advisory to local and foreign clients in different industries such as construction, real estate, retail, banking and financial, hotel and tourism, straight forwarders, mining, among others, as well as regarding to M&A, financial, reorganization transactions, cross-border operations, intra group-operations, tax planning and tax litigation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration Rafael Artieda rartieda@dscasahierro.pe
Banking and Finance / Corporate / M&A / Real Estate / Tax Percy Castle pcastle@dscasahierro.pe
Corporate / Tax Augusto Millones amillones@dscasahierro.pe
Corporate Compliance / Infrastructure / Public Law / Public Procurement José Matto jmatto@dscasahierro.pe
Intellectual Property / Privacy and Data Protection Javier Duany jduany@dscasahierro.pe
International Trade and Customs / WTO Charles Castle ccastle@dscasahierro.pe
Labor and Employment José Carlos Velarde jvelarde@dscasahierro.pe
Litigation / White - Collar Crime Luis Ponce - Mendoza lponce@dscasahierro.pe
Litigation Ricardo Montero rmontero@dscasahierro.pe
Photo Name Position Profile
 Mariela  Arévalo  photo Mariela  Arévalo Senior Associate, specializes in corporate and contract law, mergers and acquisitions, due…
 Rafael Artieda  photo Rafael Artieda Partner, specializes in arbitration, corporate and M&A.
 Emma Canchari  photo Emma Canchari Senior Associate, specializes in Corporate Compliance.
 Edwin Carrasco  photo Edwin Carrasco Senior Associate, specializes in infrastructure, public law and public procurement.
Mr Percy Castle photo Mr Percy Castle CEO Partner, specializes in M&A, corporate, tax, private investments and financing.
 Charles Castle  photo Charles Castle Partner, specializes in International Trade, Customs and Logistics matters.
 Javier Duany photo Javier Duany Managing Partner, specializes in Intellectual Property, Competition, Privacy and Data Protection.
 Iván Mannucci  photo Iván Mannucci Senior Associate, specializes in corporate, finance and international taxation.
 José Matto  photo José Matto Partner José Matto specializes in corporate compliance, infrastructure, public law and public…
 Augusto Millones  photo Augusto Millones Partner, specializes in corporate and tax law.
 Ricardo Montero  photo Ricardo Montero Partner, specializes in litigation and arbitration.
 Alex Montoya  photo Alex Montoya Senior Associate, specializes in corporate, financial and M&A matters.
 Jessica Ortiz  photo Jessica Ortiz Main Associate, specializes in Intellectual Property, Privacy and Data Protection and Health…
 Luis Ponce - Mendoza  photo Luis Ponce - Mendoza Partner, specializes in arbitration, dispute resolution, negotiations and white – collar crime.
 Rossanna Reid  photo Rossanna Reid Senior Associate, specializes in labor, social security and immigration matters.
 Julia Sánchez  photo Julia Sánchez Senior Associate, specializes in infrastructure, public law and public procurement.
 Enrique Vargas  photo Enrique Vargas Senior associate, specializes in international trade, customs and WTO matters.
 José Velarde  photo José Velarde Partner, specializes in labor, social security and immigration matters.
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INTA - International Trademark Association
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PERU

With more tan 20 years of experience, DS Casahierro Abogados, is the Peruvian firm of DS law firm, the first globalized French firms, with more than 20 offices located in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, supporting clients in 13 countries, such as: France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Senegal, Canada, Argentina, Chile and Peru.

It is a comprehensive full service international legal firm that covers needs in all economic sectors, providing services with a team of specialized and experienced professionals to both Peruvian and international corporate and private clients, whom has recognized its quality, innovation and practical solution approaches to help them in the country and the Latam Region.