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Gálvez & Dolorier Abogados

Peru > Tax Tier 3

Gálvez & Dolorier Abogados is a boutique firm specialising in tax and labour law; it advises top domestic and international clients on corporate tax matters and disputes. It is well known in the market for its expertise around transfer pricing and tax consulting, and on the contentious side, is considerably experienced in investigations and procedures brought by SUNAT. The team is led by José Gálvez and Silvia Muñoz-Salgado and is active in a range of sectors, including mining, commercial, energy, technology and consumer products. Muñoz-Salgado brings former experience from SUNAT to handle a range of tax advisory matters and the defence of clients before administrative and judicial courts, while Gálvez, a veteran litigator, is recommended for disputes, tax consultancy and tax planning.

Practice head(s):

José Gálvez; Silvia Muñoz-Salgado


‘They know our company, not only in operations but also in its policies and culture, which is very relevant to us. We always receive a response that goes beyond the tax query response, covers management and corporate issues and the accompaniment is comprehensive until the issue is concluded.’

‘In general, their participation is very broad. José Galvez has a great speed of calculation and efficiency to attend to our query, providing us with particular and specific solutions for us and based on the regulations. Martín Mantilla is a professional who is very committed to attending to the projects or queries that we work with, he is a fundamental support for our operations.’

‘José Gálvez is an A1 professional who keeps us fully informed of tax news.’

‘The response is very quick and adjusted to our needs.’

Key clients




América Móvil


Puma Energy

Arca Continental – Lindley

Trafigura del Perú


Statkraft Peru

Andina de Radiodifusión – ATV

Panamerican Silver – Shahuindo

Los Portales


Naviera Transoceanica

Work highlights

  • Advising Arca Continental Lindley on its operations and tax audits.
  • Advising Telefonica Cybersecurity Cloud & Tech (TCCT) Spain on an M&A tax reduction certification for $179m.
  • Advising Trafigura on major cases regarding transfer pricing audits for an aggregated amount of $16.1m.

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 (eg Chief of Legal 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 for 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 and 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: jdolorier@gydabogados.com
Tax José Gálvez E: jgalvez@gydabogados.com
Transfer pricing Silvia Muñoz E: smunoz@gydabogados.com
Other fee-earners : 20
Partners : 7