Firm Profile > Martinot Abogados > Lima, Peru

Martinot Abogados

Peru > Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 2

Martinot Abogados enjoys a strong reputation in the field, acting for both creditors and debtors in all aspects of the bankruptcy process, as well as distressed M&A and reorganisation. In particular, head of practice Luis Fernando Martinot is a leading figure and often consulted by other law firms needing expert advice. Yanira Becerra Stock is another key member of the team, who focuses on corporate workouts, turnarounds and bankruptcies, including investing in and financing distressed companies. Banco de Crédito del Perú was a recent client gain of the practice, which the firm is advising on day-to-day negotiations with the banks' clients in respect of refinancing or restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Luis Fernando Martinot


The team works excellent. As a strong point, they have the ability to solve complex problems in a short time, and with solutions that can be implemented according to the reality of the case, thereby providing confidence to the client. The team solves the problem and takes care of urgent cases immediately. Availability for timely attention is another outstanding quality, because a late solution is worth nothing. In relation to other teams, the performance is among the best, if not the best of other firms.’

Comprehensive advice is the main plus to highlight and is what makes it one of the best legal teams on the market. Relevant experience on insolvencies, restructurings and liquidations make the processes as less complex as possible. I highlight Fernando Martinot for his intelligence and comprehensive vision, and his experience makes the complex become solutions that provide peace of mind to the client. Associate Karla Paz, with her obsession with details in contracts and negotiations, is an excellent help in the process. Without a doubt, I recommend this law firm in insolvency, restructuring and liquidation processes.’

The team at Estudio Martinot is exceptional, one of the best firms I have worked with during my professional career.’

First level team in every aspect. From the knowledge of the legislation, practical knowledge and experience in similar transactions, the recognition of lawyers in the market and the handling of issues related to bankruptcy aspects such as commercial, corporate and financial. A team that combines experience and youth, great attention to detail and anticipation of the comments or positions of the counterpart in the negotiations.’

Fernando Martinot is a highly specialised lawyer in bankruptcy matters but with 360-degree visibility that allows him to incorporate financial, corporate and tax issues, among others, into his analysis. Meetings with Martinot are highly efficient because they allow you to quickly identify risks or contingencies and dedicate time to inconvenient solutions or anticipating problems. Yanira Becerra is extremely responsible and complies with the goals and objectives that are proposed for the benefit of clients.’

Key clients


Scotiabank Peru

Banco de Crédito del Perú

Peru Compañía de Seguros

Fabricators and Technology

Productos Encurtidos

Red Científica Peruana

Gold Finance Perú

TC Siglo 21

Compañía Goodyear del Perú

Electro Ferro Centro

El Dorado Resources

Consolidated Group del Peru

Peruana de Perforación


Peru > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Martinot Abogados advises domestic and international companies on M&A transactions, corporate governance, corporate workouts and turnarounds, and fields an ‘agile team‘ that ‘accepts complicated challenges’. Notably, the practice is in growth mode, bucking a market trend which has seen many corporate teams reduce their size, and has recruited two associates into the team from large, well-known firms. They join a nine-lawyer practice that has plenty of valuable expertise on offer. It is led by ‘excellent negotiator’, Luis Fernando Martinot; Jorge Zúñiga Quiroz, whose ‘sensitivity to industry problems differentiates him from others‘; and the ‘meticulousYanira Becerra Stock. In a significant additional development in October 2021, the firm opened an officce in Santigo, Chile under the direction of associate Dalila Escate.

Practice head(s):

Luis Fernando Martinot; Jorge Zuñiga Quiroz; Yanira Becerra Stock


It is an agile team with extensive knowledge that accepts complicated challenges and accompanies its client with great dedication. Their dedication, ability and careful attention make all the difference.’

Jorge Zuñiga Quiroz is the corporate lawyer who attends us, and his dedication, unconditional support, knowledge, analytical skills and sensitivity to industry problems are characteristics that differentiates him from other lawyers.’

In transactional matters, the Martinot Abogados team is very dynamic and has shown to have a lot of experience in the matter. Excellent negotiators and with very good knowledge of the negotiation process and the strategy that must be proposed to achieve the objectives of the transaction. They not only get involved in legal matters but also in commercial matters based on previous operations in which they have participated. Likewise, it helps that the counterparts’ lawyers are known and recognised in the M&A market; on more than one occasion we have been very well represented by Martinot Abogados.’

Fernando Martinot is an excellent negotiator, he handles legal, commercial and business matters, this gives him an angle that is not normally found in lawyers who concentrate on purely legal matters. Yanira Becerra also leads transactions with a meticulousness and frankly impressive level of detail; this is recognised not only by us but also by the counterparties and their lawyers. Yuri Montesinos, excellent at identifying conceptual aspects that impact different stages of the transition.’

Key clients

Moova Peru

Andean Experience

Minera Vicuñita

SMC Toropunto (sucursal del Perú)

Valero Perú

Compañía Minera Condestable

Southern Peaks Mining

Servicios Aéreos de los Andes

Costeño Alimentos

Centro Médico Blau

Inversiones Hausser

Contacto Corredores de Seguros

Avla Perú Compañía de Seguros

Yachay Telecomunicaciones

Empresa Agro Export Ica

Empresarios del Boulevard 28 de Julio-Lima

Inversiones Picorp

Sociedad de Desarrollo de Hoteles Peruanos

Nuevo Mundo Lima Hotel

Hoteles La Hacienda

Gaming and Service

Magic Touch

Gaz et L´Energie

Minera CRC