Peru 2018 – GC Powerlist

Peru 2018

Alejandro Arrieta Pongo

General counsel and corporate affairs manager | Camposol

Food, beverage and tobacco

CAMPOSOL is the leading agro industrial company in Peru, and has a number of product lines including asparagus (of which it is the largest exporter in the world), piquillo peppers,...

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Alfonso Buenaventura Aguilar Calvo

Country corporate general counsel | Banco Azteca del Perú


In 2015 Alfonso Buenaventura Aguilar Calvo assumed the position of corporate legal manager and secretary of the board of Banco Azteca del Perú, the general secretariat of the Fundación Azteca...

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Alfonso Rebaza

Legal manager | Volcan Cia Minera

Materials and mining

Alfonso Rebaza is the legal manager for Volcan Cia Minera, one of the world’s largest producers of zinc, lead and silver. Considered one of the lowest cost producers in the...

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Alfredo Daniel Rivero Nieto

Legal manager (consumer protection, antitrust and unfair competition) | Falabella Perú

Consumer Products

Alfredo Daniel Rivero Nieto is a highly experienced Peruvian lawyer with 13 years of experience in successfully leading legal teams specialised in competition law and consumer protection. For nearly a...

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Alfredo Vidal Henderson

Legal director - Andean region | Laureate Education


Serving as legal director for Laureate Education’s Andean business, Alfredo Vidal Henderson provides full legal coverage to all institutions (universities and technical vocational colleges) owned and controlled by the network...

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Editor Message

For over 30 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world. In this series, The Legal 500, in collaboration with Legal Business, GC Magazine and The In-House Lawyer, is turning its attention to the in-house function, and recognising those corporate counsel who are driving the legal business forward.

The GC Powerlist is a series of publications, highlighting the most influential in-house lawyers and legal teams in business today. I would like to express my personal thanks to our sponsor, Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera, for supporting this publication. A special mention must also go to the in-house lawyers that took time to speak to us throughout the process.

David Burgess 
Publishing director


The last decade has seen Peru become one of Latin America’s fastest-growing economies due to its favourable external environment, practical macroeconomic policies and a number of structural reforms. These factors have created a scenario of high growth and low inflation in recent times, with strong growth in employment and average incomes and a sharp reduction in poverty rates. This in turn has led to greater investment in Peru from international companies as well as a number of major domestic businesses who continue to grow exponentially.

As the world’s second largest producer of silver and copper, mining is a hallmark of Peru’s economy. Other sectors that are particularly strong in the country include energy and utilities, financial services and food and beverages. The in-house lawyers working in these sectors, among others, have contributed considerably to Peru’s domestic economy by contributing to regulatory changes through industry associations as well as working on transformational development projects crucial to the country’s future. In line with the recent growth and change in Peru’s economy, in-house lawyers have had to also evolve their role by staying abreast of industry and legislative developments whilst maintaining ethical standards within their organisation.

In this year’s GC Powerlist Peru we are pleased to highlight some of the region’s leading corporate counsel. To put together the list, we canvassed opinions from both law firms’ partners and in-house counsel in Peru and wider Latin America. We identified lawyers who are not only technically gifted and highly trained, but have also utilised their legal knowledge strategically alongside keen business insight to make a positive impact towards their organisation’s success.

Sara Mageit
Senior research analyst

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Sponsor Message

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera

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Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera is proud to sponsor the first edition of the GC Powerlist Peru and congratulate every illustrious general counsel included in this list.

We are facing challenging times for the legal profession in Peru and facing various changes in our legal framework. The Peruvian legal environment is becoming more demanding and general counsel play, now more than ever, a critical role as gatekeepers of said legal framework. Our motivation is being able to collaborate with in-house legal teams in achieving their objectives on a full time commitment and disposition basis.

Our country is facing decisive moments. All members in the community need to share common values and vision. Transparency, ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility are the foundations of our profession. We need to embrace these principles in our day-to-day activities, incorporate them as part of our DNA and spread them among the members of our guild.

It is essential to support confidence and stability. Work together and not rely solely on the government to promote stability; we also need to create genuine commitment in ours and the next generations of lawyers. Lawyers are essential in providing foreign and domestic investors with tools that enable them to understand the economic, institutional and social landscape. Peru still has a great deal to offer in order to attract investment in the region and remains an appealing jurisdiction for current and new players to expand their businesses.

Our law firm was established 37 years ago in the local market. We are currently the largest law office in Peru with a unique model of business and with nationwide coverage through our regional offices located in the cities of Trujillo, Arequipa, Chincha, Ica, Piura, Cusco, Chiclayo, Tacna and Ilo.

Muñiz has recently adhered to the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative that supports companies to do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with ten principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Congratulations to everyone named in this publication. We look forward to collaborating with you in the near future.