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Gálvez & Dolorier Abogados

Labour and employment Tier 3

Gálvez & Dolorier Abogados is the adviser of choice for a number of government agencies and state-owned companies, as well as private companies and individuals. Clients include telecoms regulator OSPITEL, labour inspectorate SUNAFIL and ONP, the Peruvian social security and pension authority, as well as Petroperu, Electroperú and DHL Express Perú. Name partner and practice head Javier Dolorier is leading advice to CEPSA Peruana concerning its labour law compliance during oil exploration operations in the Amazon. Flor Villaseca and Karen Céspedes are also key advisers.

Tax Tier 3

Tax and labour law boutique Gálvez & Dolorier Abogados continues to attract market share and clients, adding Anglo American and Tahoe Resources to its roster this year. The team is equally strong in advisory and contentious work, with recent highlights include its advice to Telefónica del Peru regarding a SUNAT tax audit. A sizeable team of 13 specialists are led by name partner José Galvez, who is particularly noted for his tax planning, litigation and wealth management expertise; and Silvia Muñoz-Salgado, who leads on transfer pricing and international taxation.


Galvez & Dolorier Abogados (G&D) is an innovative and modern state-of-the-art boutique law firm specialising in labour and tax. The tax department is led by partners Jose Galvez and Silvia Munoz, former officials at the Peruvian Tax Administration (SUNAT) in managerial positions (e.g. Chief of Le- gal Affairs Division at both, the Large National Tax- payers Intendency and Lima Taxpayers Intendency). G&D has participated along those years in several tax legislation reforms related to income tax, and has also contributed to tax reforms in the Peruvian capital market as advisor to the Lima Stock Exchange. The labour and employment area is led by partners Javier Dolorier, a former advisor to both the Labour National Council and the Supreme Court in labour matters, who has been acting as arbitrator in labour and commercial matters, and Flor Villaseca an experienced labour litigator and a specialised lawyer in safety and health at work.

The age range of partners is between 40-50, and 24- 40 of associates. The firm is committed to the long- term professional development of its associates who regularly attend courses and programs at prestigious institutions (Vienna University of Economics and Business; International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation). Their experience in the Peruvian public sector and in the private legal practice is a perfect match and a key value for clients. Another competitive strength is the combination of in-depth knowledge and strong litigation skills as well as in tax law and in labour law, with a cost efficient and commercially oriented approach, which is an unusual feature at larger law firms. Following recent trends in international law practice, the firm has been working with clients in the implementation of compliance programs and good practices.

Areas of practice

Labor and employment: The department’s specialisation areas are: Litigation & Labour Arbitration; Labour Union Matters; Labour Audits; Immigration.

The firm represents clients in employee relations and advises on all matters related to employment and labour law. The team’s regular work includes drafting policy papers for clients on pay equity, sexual harassment prevention and complaints procedures, and LGTB inclusion initiatives. The firm also advises corporate clients on the impact of new technologies on job reduction.

Tax: The firm has been participating in highly sophisticated tax consulting with a focus on cross-border transactions, taxation of institutional investors and tax litigation representing domestic and foreign companies before the administrative and judicial local authorities, primarily in transfer pricing and taxation of multinational economic groups’ matters. Other specialisation areas are: General tax advisory and tax litigation; tax planning (includes fiscal planning and wealth management); Technology and e-commerce (high specialisation in taxation of digital services, technical assistance, royalties, software and other e-commerce and IT-related operations) and capital markets taxation.

Complementary areas: Galvez & Dolorier Abogados’ tax and labour law departments are supported by corporate law specialists and by auditing accountants specialised in compliance programs

Languages spoken: Spanish, English


Tax: Large taxpayers, sectors such as mining and mineral trading, construction and real estate, pharma industry, broadcasting, beauty and personal care, international maritime transportation, energy; in- vestment funds, manufacturers, technology and telecommunications, the Lima Stock Exchange and its clearinghouse; government agencies, state-owned companies.

Labor: Companies and individuals. State-owned companies (airports, oil companies and regulatory agencies), health centres and health services providers, agribusiness, higher education, retail, automotive, food and beverage, broadcasting, telecommunications, transportation and infrastructure operators.

Department Name Email Telephone
Labor Javier Dolorier E:
Tax José Gálvez E:
Transfer pricing Silvia Muñoz E:
Other fee-earners : 20
Partners : 7