Peru 2018 – GC Powerlist

Peru 2018

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Alejandro Arrieta Pongo

General counsel and corporate affairs manager | Camposol

Food, beverages 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

Financials

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

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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Alvaro Loredo

General counsel Andean region | 3M Perú

Industrials and real estate

San Isidro-based general counsel Alvaro Loredo oversees the legal function of the multinational conglomerate 3M across Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru. Drawing on his vast experience in corporate law, Loredo...

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Antonio Olórtegui Marky

Corporate affairs, legal and compliance director | LATAM Airlines - Perú

Transport and infrastructure

Antonio Olórtegui Marky is an in-house lawyer with strong knowledge in regulatory, competence, aeronautics and compliance expertise. Olórtegui currently performs as corporate affairs, legal and compliance director for LATAM Airlines...

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Antonio Pinilla Cisneros

Vice president of legal and compliance | Compañia Minera Antamina

Materials and mining

Antonio Pinilla Cisneros encompasses over 25 years of in-house experience and is highly committed to rendering professional services to all areas of the company. He joined Compañia Minera Antamina (Antamina)...

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Arabella Gonzales Netto

General counsel | Grupo Wiese

Financials

Beginning her current role in October 2012, Arabella Gonzales Netto has since gained a number of important responsibilities, worked on multiple vital transactions and has become a reliable and commercially-focused...

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Azelea Chavez

Head of legal advice on contracing | América Móvil Perú

Telecommunication services

Azelea Chavez has been head of legal counselling on contracting for the last three years, a position which sees her oversee the preparation, review and legal negotiation of all telecommunication...

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Benito Pedemonte García

Legal, compliance and public affairs | Marsh Rehder

Financials

‘Awareness and understanding of [the] regulatory framework and risks that our operations face is one of the most important objectives of my department. Since I assumed the responsibility to lead...

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Bianca Tassara Cicchini

Senior Lawyer | Belmond Peru Management

Hotels

Described by nominators as someone who is ‘extremely detail orientated and does everything according to her beliefs and principles’, Tassara is known for always keeping in mind what is best...

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Carlos Bazán Puelles

Legal and government affairs director | Teva Peru

Healthcare

A subsidiary of the Israeli pharmaceutical giant, Teva Peru counts on legal and governmental affairs director Carlos Bazán Puelles to provide the expert legal counsel required to operate in this...

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Carlos J. Molinelli Mateo

Legal manager | Cementos Pacasmayo

Materials and mining

Currently serving as the in-house counsel at Cementos Pacasmayo, Carlos J. Molinelli Mateo brings his extensive experience in corporate law and corporate governance, financial, mining, securities and stock market, as...

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César Augusto Saavedra Arias

Deputy legal manager | Banco Ripley Perú

Financials

A banking regulatory specialist with over ten years of experience, César Augusto Saavedra Arias states that he is an ‘expert in interpretation, application and implementation of specialised regulations and their...

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Cesar Jose Canorio Vicuña

Legal manager | Mota-Engil Perú

Materials and mining

Cesar Jose Canorio Vicuña has a number of career highlights to look back on over the course of more than two decades in the legal profession. A highly-educated individual who...

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Cesar Maita

General counsel | Pro Mujer International

Charity/Not-for-profit

As Pro Mujer’s general counsel, Cesar Maita acts as the key advisor to the CEO and to senior leaders on legal, compliance and corporate governance matters for this leading women...

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Christian Schroder

Director regional lead | Minera Yanacocha

Materials and mining

Minera Yanacocha is South America’s largest gold mine, located 800 kilometres northeast of Lima. It is operated via a joint venture between Newmont (51.35%), Minas Buenaventura (43.65%) and the International...

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Christiann A. Hudtwalcker Zegarra

General counsel | Telefónica Perú

Telecommunication services

Christiann A. Hudtwalcker Zegarra currently serves as the general counsel for Telefónica Perú, a Spanish multinational broadband and telecommunications provider with operations in Asia, Europe, and North, Central and South...

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Claudia Aragon Nuñez

Legal and regulatory manager | British American Tobacco

Food, beverages and tobacco

British American Tobacco’s operations in Peru have been in existence for over 20 years and encompasses the import and marketing of eight brands of cigarettes throughout the country. Contributing heavily...

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Claudia Drago Morante

Chief legal and corporate affairs officer | Graña y Montero

Materials and mining

Claudia Drago Morante, joined Graña y Montero in 1997 and has been the chief legal and corporate affairs officer since 2015. Graña y Montero is a Peruvian Group that controls...

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Claudia Velarde Arnáez

General counsel | BD Capital

Financials

Claudia Velarde Arnáez’s financial legal expertise has seen her operate successfully in both private practice and in-house legal roles. Formerly an associate with Lima-based Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano, she took...

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Claudio Cáceres Franco

Legal affairs vice-president | Minera Las Bambas

Materials and mining

An experienced trilingual lawyer for prestigious multinational companies in the mining sector, Claudio Cáceres Franco leads the legal area for Minera Las Bambas providing advice in mining, environmental, corporate, civil,...

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Daniel Abramovich

Head of LCA renewable energies and energy management Peru | Enel Generación Perú

Energy and utilities

Prior to joining Enel Generación Perú (the largest private electric power generation company in the country) in 2011, Daniel Abramovich had spent over 12 years working as a private practice...

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Daniel Martínez González

General counsel South America | Arca Continental

Food, beverages and tobacco

Daniel Martínez González’s in-house legal career began in November 2008 when he joined Arca Continental, the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America. ‘I started as legal counsel doing literally...

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Daniel Mora

Senior manager legal counsel - Peru | CenturyLink

Telecommunication services

When the US-headquartered telecommunications provider CenturyLink acquired Level 3 Communications for $24bn in 2017, it meant Daniel Mora was tasked with overseeing the smooth transition of Level 3’s Peruvian legal...

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Daniel Quiñones Raffo

Chief counsel, legal | Entel Perú

Telecommunication services

Daniel Quiñones Raffo first joined telecommunications company Entel Perú in 2008 as a telecom infrastructure counsel, working his way up to his current position of chief counsel in 2015. In...

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Daphne Zagal Otiniano

Vice president, legal and compliance | SURA Perú

Financials

Daphne Zagal Otiniano has more than 15 years of professional legal experience, a majority of which has been spent at prestigious companies in the telecoms, financials and energy sectors. Beginning...

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Edgard Guerrero

General counsel - Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia | Siemens

Telecommunication services

Edgard Guerrero has been the general counsel of global conglomerate, Siemens, in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia since 2014. Before Siemens, he was the general counsel for IBM in Peru, Ecuador...

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Edgardo Cavalié

Chief legal officer and general counsel | Enfoca

Financials

Since it began investing in 2007, Enfoca has turned into one of the largest private equity firms in Peru, with over $1bn in assets under management. Chief legal officer and...

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Eduardo Paseta

Legal manager | Minsur

Materials and mining

Eduardo Paseta started his career in 2005 at private practice Peruvian law firm Osterling, gaining experience addressing legal issues related to environmental and natural resources matters – something that would...

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Eduardo Ramirez del Villar Lopez de Romana

Corporate affairs director | Ferreycorp

Founded in 1922 through the creation of its subsidiary Ferreyros, Ferreycorp is a leading Peruvian multinational corporation specialising in the field of capital goods and related services. In charge of...

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Eduardo Romero

Deputy legal manager | EXSA

Materials and mining

Eduardo Romero is a distinguished lawyer in international business law, with over 17 years of solid experience providing legal advice to multinational companies. He has dealt with commercial, operational, financial,...

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Enriqueta Gonzalez Pinedo

General manager legal services and compliance | BBVA Banco Continental

Financials

General manager for legal services and compliance at BBVA Banco Continental Enriqueta González Pinedo has had a varied career that has included public and private positions. The consistent theme throughout...

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Erika Fernández Posada

Senior legal counsel | Schneider Electric

Industrials and real estate

Senior legal counsel for energy leader Schneider Electric, Erika Fernández Posada possesses a wide range of abilities and commercial discipline to succeed in the area of energy law. Joining Schneider...

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Ernesto Montagne

Head of legal and corporate affairs | APM Terminals Callao

Materials and mining

Ernesto Montagne joined the multinational container terminal operating company APM Terminals in February 2016 and has since introduced fundamental changes in the way customer legal claims are handled by the...

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Fernando Devoto

General counsel | Grupo Gloria

Industrials and real estate

General counsel of the family-owned industrial conglomerate Grupo Gloria (which operates in the food and dairy, cement, sugarcane and sugar, paper, cardboard and transportation sectors), Fernando Devoto advises that much...

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Francisco Rivadeneira Gastañeta

General counsel | Scotiabank Peru

Financials

Canadian bank Scotiabank offers a range of services in Peru, including retail banking services including savings accounts, debit cards and loans as well as business banking products such as purchase...

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Gianina Gotuzzo Oliva

General counsel | Inteligo Group and Inteligo Sab

Financials

Following a successful private practice career, during which she operated at associate and senior associate level for the Estudio Grau, Hernández & Rosselló and Hernández & Cía law firms respectively,...

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Gianna Macchiavello

Director of legal services | Repsol Group

Energy and utilities

A highly respected lawyer who has proven herself at the highest level of private and public service, as well as in the world of academia, Gianna Macchiavello has been director...

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Gilda Spallarossa

Vice president - legal | ENGIE

Energy and utilities

Engie is a major supplier of energy to Peru utilising its eight thermoelectric and hydroelectric power plants located throughout the country. Gilda Spallarossa is vice president – legal for the...

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Gino Sangalli

Regional general counsel | IC Power

Energy and utilities

Established in 2007, IC Power is a fast-growing global power generation company. Regional general counsel Gino Sangalli de los Rios joined in 2012 as deputy general counsel before taking his...

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Gloria Irene Loza Murrugarra

General counsel, Peru | Avianca

Transport and infrastructure

Gloria Irene Loza Murrugarra is an attorney at law graduated from the Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú, and assumed her current position as Avianca’s general counsel for Peru in October...

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Gonzalo Raffo

General counsel | Pluspetrol

Energy and utilities

During a varied career that has seen him practice in both law firms and in in-house legal roles, Gonzalo Raffo brings a wealth of experience to the in-house function of...

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Guido M. Bocchio

Legal manager and natural resources | Southern Peru Copper Corporation

Materials and mining

Guido M. Bocchio’s legal career commenced at the early age of 20 in a Lima-based law firm, with a focus on commercial and civil cases and lawsuits. Bocchio now has...

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Guillermo Cabieses

Principle and general counsel | Nexus Group

Financials

With an extensive portfolio due to the numerous board of director and general counsel roles he’s taken on during his career, Guillermo Cabieses is an experienced lawyer and scholar versed...

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Guillermo Diez Canseco Tirado

Legal superintendent | Minera Barrick Misquichilca

Materials and mining

One of the most proficient and competent in-house counsel in the mining sector in Latin America, Guillermo Diez Canseco Tirado has over a decade of experience at the world’s pre-eminent...

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Guillermo J. Morales-Valentin

General counsel | Banco de Crédito del Perú

Financials

The current general counsel of Banco de Crédito del Perú, the largest bank in the country, Guillermo J. Morales-Valentín has had a highly successful career to reflect on. A financial...

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Hector Figari Costa

Corporate, external and legal affairs lead - Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay | Microsoft

Information technology

Hector Figari Costa joined Microsoft in 2013 in the capacity of legal and corporate affairs lead for Peru, and in July 2017 was promoted to his current position, where he...

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Hernan Vasquez Alzamora

General counsel and chief compliance officer | COFIDE

Financials

Since joining the Peruvian state-owned development bank COFIDE (Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo) in July 2017 as legal and compliance manager, Hernan Vasquez Alzamora has already hit the ground running, implementing...

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Hortencia Rozas

Legal manager | TASA

Food, beverages and tobacco

A leading Peruvian company in the fishing sector, TASA (Tecnologica de Alimentos) was the first producer and exporter of fishmeal and fish oil in the world. Heading the company’s in-house...

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Jaime Rinaldi Mansilla

Legal manager Peru | Compañía Minera Ares

Materials and mining

As the legal manager for Compañía Minera Ares – an affiliate of Hochschild Mining, Jaime Rinaldi Mansilla has been behind some of its most notable transactions over the last few...

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Javier Durand Planas

General counsel | Cementos Pacasmayo

Materials and mining

Javier Durand Planas boasts over two decades of experience operating internationally throughout Latin America, the US, Canada and the UK, while based in Peru. In addition to this, he has...

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Javier M. Calmell del Solar

Legal counsel | Supermercados Peruanos

Consumer products

Boasting almost 15 years of legal experience, Javier M. Calmell del Solar has evolved from a transactional lawyer to a legal professional with a broader vision. ‘My current position in...

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Jorge L. Conde Granados

Lawyer - legal counsel | Cementos Portland

Materials and mining

Jorge L. Conde Granados has more than 13 years of proven legal experience, participating in numerous works of strategic corporate planning and contractual investments in Peru and on a global...

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Jorge Meneses

General counsel - Latin America and Caribbean | Guy Carpenter & Company

Financials

Jorge Meneses oversees multiple jurisdictions in his role as assistant general counsel for Latin America and the Caribbean at reinsurance solutions business Guy Carpenter & Company, with Argentina, Brazil, Chile,...

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José Antonio Barrera Ayala

Legal advisor and regulatory processes | Repsol Group

Energy and utilities

José Antonio Barrera Ayala started his in-house career providing professional legal services to two of the most recognised gas and oil exploration companies in Peru – initially for Pluspetrol and...

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Juan Felipe García Montúfar Sarmiento

Legal manager | Anglo American Perú

Materials and mining

Juan Felipe García Montúfar Sarmiento joined Anglo American, one of the world’s top mining companies, in 2012 as the legal manager for Peru – a position that involves overlooking the...

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Juan Jose Granda Paseta

Legal and compliance vice president (Americas Region) | Gold Fields

Materials and mining

In Peru, South African gold producer Gold Fields operates the Cerro Corona mine, which began in mid-2008 and is now proudly one of the most recognised copper and gold mining...

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Juan Luis Valdiviezo Sanchez

Legal manager | Pesquera Diamante

Food, beverages and tobacco

Juan Luis Valdiviezo Sanchez is legal affairs manager for Pesquera Diamante, which is a Peruvian company dedicated to the production, processing and distribution of a variety of fish-related food products....

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Julio Ramírez Bardález

Legal manager | UNACEM

Materials and mining

A vastly experienced legal expert in the mining sector, Julio Ramírez Bardález has been the UNACEM legal manager since 1989. During his career he has taken on numerous prestigious roles;...

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Karen Ames Vasquez

Legal affairs manager | Sigma

Financials

Legal affairs manager Karen Ames Vasquez has led a number of extremely important transactions during her time as legal affairs manager of asset management firm Sigma Safi. These range from...

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Kristiam Martin Veliz Soto

Legal chief | Consorcio Minero Horizonte

Materials and mining

Formerly a highly successful public sector lawyer within the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru from 2006 to 2012, Kristiam Martin Veliz Soto took on the position of chief...

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Leonor Avendaño Arana

Director of legal affairs | Banco Ripley

Financials

An established specialist in civil, commercial and banking law, Leonor Avendaño Arana currently navigates the legal department of Banco Ripley in Perú, a leading provider of savings and current accounts,...

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Lorena Carrillo

General counsel | Citibank

Financials

A hugely experienced lawyer with expertise in corporate, tax, finance and anti-money laundering matters, Lorena Carrillo Alvarez Calderón has achieved a number of milestones over the course of a glittering...

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Luis Carlos Adrianzén Rodríguez

Legal manager | Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston

Food, beverages and tobacco

Since joining Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston (Backus) in 2011, Luis Carlos Adrianzén Rodríguez has built an impressive reputation in the areas of ‘antitrust, unfair competition, advertising law,...

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Luis Humberto Arrese Orellana

General counsel | COSAPI

Industrials and real estate

Celebrating his 25th year at COSAPI, Luis Humberto Arrese Orellana has truly in-depth understanding of the company, enabling him to be a highly respected expert. He has become a specialist...

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Luis Javier Venturo Urbina

Director and executive vice president of the legal and regulatory division | Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros

Financials

A close confidant to the most senior professionals within Peruvian insurance company RIMAC Seguros, Luis Javier Venturo Urbina is not only the lead lawyer in the group as evidenced by...

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Luis Miguel Arce

Legal manager | Hudbay Peru

Materials and mining

Most recently promoted in 2016, Luis Miguel Arce is the legal manager and assumes the role of head of the legal department at Hudbay Peru, the Peruvian subsidiary of Canadian...

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Luis Salem

Head of legal and corporate affairs | Enel Perú

Energy and utilities

The Italian multinational utilities company Enel conducts its business in Peru through a number of local subsidiaries: Enel Distribución Perú, Enel Generación Perú and Enel Generación Piura. Enel Distribución Peru...

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Manuel Antonio Holguín Rojas

Corporate legal and regulation manager | Distriluz

Energy and utilities

With a total of 23 years of experience accumulated in various legal positions (of which 17 years were dedicated to companies linked to the energy sector), Manuel Antonio Holguín Rojas...

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María del Carmen Barragán Coloma

Legal manager | EsSalud

Healthcare

EsSalud is a decentralised Peruvian public body that provides healthcare services for millions of insured people in the county. A lawyer with a strong ethical streak, María del Carmen Barragán...

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Maria Lizzy Massa

Director of corporate affairs and general counsel | Belcorp

Consumer products

Maria Lizzy Massa joined multinational beauty products sales business Belcorp in 2002 as a lawyer working out of the company’s Lima headquarters. She has since gained additional responsibilities and currently...

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Mariana Olivares

Legal counsel (Peru), labour relationship manager and legal SPOC (Energy and Resources – Latin America) | Sodexo

Consumer products

Mariana Olivares currently works as legal counsel for Sodexo Perú, where she also serves as head of the labour relationship department and legal SPOC (single point of contact) for the...

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Martha Patricia Espinosa Quimper

Deputy legal and compliance manger | Compass Group

Commercial and professional services

Martha Patricia Espinosa Quimper has been in charge of the legal and compliance department at Compass Group, a leading fund manager in Peru, since 2016. Over this period she has...

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Michel Biber

General counsel | Grupo Romero

Industrials and real estate

A Peruvian business group, Grupo Romero is a leader in numerous business sectors as well as one of the most successful and important business entities in Peru. As the current...

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Miguel Angel Raygada Castillo

Legal and compliance manager | ICBC Perú Bank

Financials

A landmark moment for the Peruvian banking sector occurred in 2013 when China’s largest commercial bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), gained a foothold in the market by...

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Miguel Angel Salmón

Vice president - corporate legal | Grupo Beca

Industrials and real estate

Grupo Breca is a major Peruvian conglomerate that operates through a number of large subsidiaries in a range of business sectors. Overseeing legal matters for this vast organisation is vice...

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Miguel Argüelles

General counsel | GCZ Ingenieros

Energy and utilities

A highly-regarded lawyer with a wealth of international experience gained over a private practice career during which he campaigned successfully as a commercial lawyer for WilmerHale and Uría Menéndez in...

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Milagros Gómez Sánchez Cannani

Legal and corporate affairs director - Andean region | Kimberly-Clark

Consumer products

Award-winning legal counsel Milagros Gómez Sánchez Cannani became Kimberly Clark’s legal and corporate affairs director for the Andean region (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela) in 2015. Providing legal and...

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Myriam Samaniego

General counsel | ICARE Group

Energy and utilities

Headquartered in Switzerland, ICARE Group offers project development, procurement and engineering services globally through its three group companies ICARE Energy, ICARE Procurement and ICARE Engineering. Despite being based in Peru,...

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Oscar Eyzaguirre

General counsel and corporate secretary | Credicorp Capital

Financials

April 2017 saw Oscar Eyzaguirre appointed to the role of legal director for Peru at Credicorp Capital, a financial services firm that has undergone a number of changes within its...

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Pamela Marqués Reátegui

Chief of legal department | Delosi

Food, beverages and tobacco

As the most senior lawyer and leader of the legal team at Delosi, Pamela Marqués Reátegui has the remit of ensuring all legal and compliance matters related to the business...

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Piero Mainetto

Legal and corporate affairs manager | SKBergé

Consumer products

SKBergé is a Spanish-Chilean company which operates throughout Latin America, representing a number of the world’s leading vehicle brands. Piero Mainetto Villacorta is an indispensable part of the company’s Peruvian...

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Raúl Galdo

Director of legal and human resources - deputy general manager | Viettel Perú

Telecommunication services

In September 2015 and after working for 15 years as Belmond Peru’s general counsel, Raúl Galdo took on a new challenge at Viettel Perú by joining a new-comer in the...

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Renzo Javier Salazar Vallejo

Legal adviser | COES-SINAC

Industrials and real estate

A highly decorated and well-regarded legal professional who has been recognised by the industry press as among the very best in his profession in Peru, Renzo Javier Salazar Vallejo built...

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Renzo Petrozzi Pastor

Legal manager | Nestlé Perú

Food, beverages and tobacco

Since August 2014, Renzo Petrozzi Pastor has managed legal affairs for Nestlé Perú, taking on the head of legal position for the Swiss multinational consumer goods company’s subsidiaries in both...

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Renzo Viani

Legal manager | Transportadora de Gas del Perú

Energy and utilities

Transportadora de Gas del Perú (TGP) is responsible for the design, construction and operation of the pipeline transportation systems that will enable Peru’s pioneering and lucrative burgeoning Liquefied Natural Gas...

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Ricardo Andrés Velarde Friedl

Senior counsel Peru Ecuador Bolivia and Chile | Mondelēz

Food, beverages and tobacco

Starting his in-house legal career in 2008 at Colgate-Palmolive as a legal and labour relations executive, Ricardo Andrés Velarde Friedl has since achieved a number of milestones during his time...

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Ricardo Gustavo Barrios Scogings

In-house lawyer | Compañía Minera Poderosa

Materials and mining

Providing legal services to oil and gas and mining companies in the country since graduating as a legal professional in 2005, Ricardo Gustavo Barrios Scogings currently finds himself serving as...

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Rodolfo Grados Flores

Manager of counseling and contracts | Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros

Financials

For almost a decade, Rodolfo Grados Flores has provided outstanding legal advice and commercially-minded support to RIMAC Seguros, the leading company in the Peruvian insurance market. Within the scope of...

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Rodrigo Manrique García

General counsel and company secretary | Olympic Peru

Energy and utilities

Rodrigo Manrique García assumed his current position in 2013, after being hired by Olympic Perú in 2010 to establish the internal legal function. Bringing substantial change and improvement to the...

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Roxana Guzmán

Regional general counsel | Inkia Energy

Energy and utilities

Established in 2007, Inkia Energy (formerly IC Power) is a transnational company dedicated to the generation and distribution of electricity with operations in 10 Latin American countries, including Peru, where...

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Sheila La Serna

Chief legal and compliance officer | Profuturo AFP

Financials

Sheila La Serna Jordan joined Profuturo AFP, the Peruvian pension fund manager and subsidiary of Scotiabank, in April 2015 as head of market regulation; and following just six months in...

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Silvana Lourdes Pérez Yalán

Chief compliance officer and legal manager | Komatsu Mitsui Maquinarias Perú

Industrials and real estate

Silvana Lourdes Pérez Yalán is an executive with over 17 years of professional experience in legal, management and consultancy work at Peruvian and transnational enterprises. Pérez currently serves as the...

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Solange Cuadros Ramírez

Legal manager | Peru LNG

Energy and utilities

Officially open for business in 2010, Peru LNG is a $3.8bn liquefied natural gas plant that was the first of its kind in South America upon commencing operations. Solange Cuadros...

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Veronica Arbulu

Legal affairs manager | Statkraft Perú

Energy and utilities

Veronica Arbulu joined the multinational renewable energy generation business Statkraft at a time of significant change and transformation for the legal department, and after instantly impressing her colleagues with her...

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Victor Larrea

Vice president of legal affairs | Banco Interamericano de Finanzas

Financials

Established in 1991, Banco Interamericano De Finanzas (BanBif) has since expanded to include almost 90 offices across Peru, and has relied upon excellent internal support to achieve this impressive rate...

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Xenia Vizcarra Schaffler

Legal manager | PepsiCo

Food, beverages and tobacco

Peru-based Xenia Vizcarra Schaffler is the legal and government affairs manager for PepsiCo, who manages all legal aspects related to PepsiCo’s beverage and snack businesses in the country and dispenses...

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Yesenia Marina Quiroz Zegarra

Legal and integrity manager | ABB

Industrials and real estate

As the legal and integrity manager for the ABB subsidiary in Peru, a position she has been in since April 2013, Yesenia Marina Quiroz Zegarra has been key to multiple...

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Zelma F. Acosta-Rubio

General counsel, corporate affairs and board secretary | Interbank

Financials

Interbank (also known as Banco Internacional del Perú) is one of Peru’s largest banks with approximately $12.7bn of total assets. In April 2007, Zelma F. Acosta-Rubio joined the executive management...

#GCPowerlist Peru 2018

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

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.

GC Summit Switzerland

On 23rd November, The Legal 500 was in Zurich again to host the GC Summit Switzerland 2022.

The event gathered leading general counsel and private practice practitioners from Switzerland to exchange their views on cutting-edge legal topics. The quality of the discussions was exceptional.

The Summit opened with a session, led by Fabian Martens and Nils Harbeke, of Pestalozzi, focusing on the changes brought by ESG in the legal and tax functions. The panel, which also included Eva Frehner (Sulzer), Romana Giesen (Swisscom) and Matthias Maurer (Lonza), discussed the recent shift in the weight of ESG, changing from being  “best practice” to compulsory legal obligations. Following a comprehensive introduction, the panel explained the key legal ESG-related requirements for companies carrying out business in Switzerland, with a specific focus on competition and tax law.

Daniel Raun and Beda Kaufmann, of Advestra hosted the second panel. Along with Philippe Huber (SIG) and Robert Kuster (Zurich Insurance), they shared insightful comments on how to draft term sheets accurately and the main elements that parties should focus on at this early stage of a prospective deal.

The following session was chaired by Melissa Magliana, Daniel Lucien Bühr and Matthias Gstoehl, of Lalive. The discussion covered strategies to mitigate and manage dispute risks. The speakers examined how companies can prevent disputes, optimize amicable resolutions and prepare for legal proceedings, should they arise. Both litigation and arbitration were discussed, with a highlight on climate change litigation, stakeholder claims, and greenwashing-related enforcement.

To conclude the Summit, Irène Suter-Sieber and David Vasella, of Walder Wyss, moderated a panel that explored key issues of international private law, data protection and secrecy law, and labour, tax, and social security law, which relate to remote working from abroad.

After an excellent afternoon of exceptional panel discussions, attendees continued the conversation and enjoyed a valuable networking opportunity over Swiss gin, wine and canapes.

Thank you again to all our panellists for sharing their insights, and special thanks to Advestra, Lalive, Pestalozzi and Walder Wyss for partnering with us on this enjoyable and successful event in Zurich.