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3M Perú

| 3M Perú

The 3M Perú legal team supports the wide range of legal activities of the multinational conglomerate in the Andean region, covering the manufacture and distribution of home care, abrasive, chemical,...

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ABB has five different business units which fully involve the legal department in its operations and management, preventing and minimising risk throughout. The ABB Peru legal team makes it a...

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Abbott Laboratories

| Abbott Laboratories

The Abbott Laboratories legal team in Peru is thoroughly involved in the organisation’s aims to deliver innovative solutions in the domain of advancing global health. It has been tasked with...

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| Ajinomoto

The legal team for leading food and seasoning company, Ajinomoto del Perú, is structured functionally according to the competences and potentialities of every member. Manager of legal and administrative department,...

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Americatel Perú

| Americatel Perú

Nino Boggio leads the Peruvian legal team of Americatel Peru as the legal manager. The legal team supports Americatel’s entire remit of operations, providing legal support in the areas of...

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Anglo American Perú

| Anglo American Perú

Globally diversified mining business Anglo American Perú has a legal department composed of five lawyers, including a legal manager and one support staff. Legal manager Juan García Montúfar oversees the...

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APM Terminals Callao

| APM Terminals Callao

The legal team at APM Terminals Callao has been able to introduce changes in the way customer legal claims are handled in the company, shifting the focus of the business...

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Arca Continental

| Arca Continental

The Arca Continental legal team oversees all legal matters, cross-border transactions and corporate governance relating to the company’s beverage and snacks business areas in South America (Argentina, Ecuador and Peru)....

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ATP – Torres Unidas

| ATP - Torres Unidas

Torres Unidas is an independent company that provides solutions and services for communication towers and cellular infrastructure in the Andean region. Its portfolio has approximately 1,500 towers strategically located in...

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Banco Azteca del Perú

| Banco Azteca del Perú


With operations in Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru and El Salvador, Banco Azteca del Perú has a legal team made up of eight lawyers and two support staff. The country...

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Banco de Credito del Perú

| Banco de Credito del Perú


The Banco de Crédito del Perú legal team contains a vast amount of financial legal experience in order to support the largest bank in Peru, as well as supporting its...

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Banco de la Nación

| Banco de la Nación


Banco de la Nación is the largest state bank in Peru, and represents the Peruvian state in commercial transactions in the public and private sectors, both nationally and internationally. Contemporaries...

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Banco GNB Perú

| Banco GNB Perú


The legal and general secretariat department of Banco GNB Perú is divided into four areas: legal advice, normative compliance and market conduct, consulting and business support and general secretariat. The...

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Banco Pichincha

| Banco Pichincha


Banco Pichincha was formerly known as Banco Financier del Peru, and at the end of August 2018 the Bank’s legal department assisted in the rebranding efforts of the organisation. The...

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Barrick Gold Corporation

| Barrick Gold Corporation

In 2014, the Barrick Gold Corporation legal team facilitated a noteworthy mining contract between Barrick and local informal mining association AMACHIC. In 2016 AMACHIC was recognised as a legal association...

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| Bayer

Bayer is a leading German life science multinational with more than 150 years of history, and has core competencies in the areas of healthcare and agriculture. Currently, Bayer’s legal team...

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BBVA Banco Continental

| BBVA Banco Continental


BBVA Banco Continental has approximately 345 offices throughout Peru, which are supported by lawyers serving various business units in order to provide more agile and immediate attention to the Bank...

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BD Capital

| BD Capital

The legal team of asset management firm BD Capital is made up of general counsel Claudia Velarde Arnáez, one sub-manager legal and one legal intern. Since 2016, the legal team...

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| Belcorp

The Belcorp legal team comprises of 25 lawyers and is structured between six management leaders, each in charge of an area of expertise. The team is responsible for managing reputational,...

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Belmond Peru Management

| Belmond Peru Management

The Belmond Peru Management legal team supports all five areas of the company within its operations of luxury hotels, trains services and river cruises. Senior lawyer Bianca Tassara Cicchini has...

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Bitel (Viettel Perú)

| Bitel (Viettel Perú)

The Bitel legal team in Peru is a multidisciplinary team, stretching from the south to the north and east to the west of the country. The department is made up...

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British American Tobacco

| British American Tobacco

The legal team is central to the protection of BAT’s brands and ensures an ongoing legal and compliance agenda is fulfilled. It is instrumental to aligning the legal agenda with...

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| Camposol

The general counsel, corporate affairs and compliance manager and corporate secretary of Camposol is Alejandro Arrieta Pongo, who takes pride in leading a legal team which generates value for the...

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Cementos Pacasmayo

| Cementos Pacasmayo

Cementos Pacasmayo is the largest cement company in the north of Peru, producing a total annual capacity of 4.9 million tons of cement. To support the large magnitude of the...

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Cerro Verde Mining Company

| Cerro Verde Mining Company

The Cerro Verde Mining Company legal team provides legal guidance to Peru-based mining organisations and its multitude of copper mines with operations in Peru. The team has been behind the...

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Citibank del Peru

| Citibank del Peru


With a presence in Peru for almost 100 years, the financial activities of Citibank del Peru are supported by a legal team consisting of four highly experienced in-house lawyers who...

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The legal and regulatory management department of COES-SINAC is made up of the following members; head of department Pablo Arturo Okumura Suzuki, legal counsel Renzo Javier Salazar Vallejo and legal...

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Compañia Minera Antamina

| Compañia Minera Antamina

Compañia Minera Antamina is one of the largest Peruvian producers of copper and zinc concentrates, and one of the ten largest in the world in terms of production volume. Ensuring...

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Consorcio Minero Horizonte

| Consorcio Minero Horizonte

The Consorcio Minero Horizonte legal team has worked on the mining formalising process of the following entities: Curaubamba Peasant Community, La Campesino Community Soledad and Artesanales Miners United of Huariracra...

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Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo (COFIDE)

| Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo (COFIDE)

Founded in 1971, COFIDE is Peru’s state-owned development bank that has the aim of creating sustainable development for the benefit of the country’s various economic agents and capital markets. The...

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Corporación Lindley

| Corporación Lindley

The Corporación Lindley legal team worked on forming the largely anticipated alliance between Arca Continental and Lindley, consolidating one of the largest bottlers in the global Coca-Cola system and representing...

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Credicorp Capital Peru

| Credicorp Capital Peru

Fully committed and always willing to go above and beyond standard requirements, the Peruvian legal team of Credicorp Capital is comprised of a total of seven lawyers. Oscar Eyzaguirre is...

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| Delosi

The Delosi legal team is responsible for supporting the well-recognised food chain brands it oversees, such as KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Chili’s and Starbucks. Made up of two lawyers...

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| Edifica

The legal team of Edifica is led by legal head Aizel Osterling, who has served at the Peruvian real estate company for the last eight years. The department has been...

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Enel Perú

| Enel Perú

In 2017 the Peru Enel legal team worked on increasing the company’s stake in Enel Distribución Perú, acquiring a further 7.5% stake, a transaction worth S/262.3m, allowing Group Enel to...

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| Enfoca

The Enfoca legal team is led by M&A expert and chief legal officer and general counsel Edgardo Cavalié, who has assisted the team in navigating some of its largest venture...

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Engie Perú

| Engie Perú

In May 2018, the Engie-owned Intipampa project was “plugged in”. This is a 40 MW solar plant in Peru Moquegua, and the venture was awarded in a power auction held...

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Entel Perú

| Entel Perú

The Entel Peru legal team is made up of 48 members and is part of the central management of the telecommunications company, along with the regulatory team and the institutional...

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The legal team of energy solutions company ETNA provides legal support to its lines of operations in manufacturing and distributing accumulators and batteries in Peru. Exporting its products to Cuba,...

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The Peru regional legal team for rock fragmentation solutions provider Exsa is led by deputy legal manager Eduardo Romero. Romero was hired in 2016 to head the department and redesign...

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Falabella Corporativo Perú

| Falabella Corporativo Perú

A multinational chain headquartered in Chile, Falabella is the largest department store in South America. The Peruvian legal team is led by self-regulating corporate legal manager, Alfredo Daniel Rivero Nieto,...

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| Ferreycorp

The Ferreycorp legal team has overseen a number of high-profile transactions and landmark agreements, most recently participating in talks to register a third bonds program of debt instruments in Peru...

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Graña y Montero

| Graña y Montero

The Graña y Montero legal team worked on the sale of its stake in GMD to private equity firm Advent international for US$84.7m in 2017. In 2014, the legal team...

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Grupo Breca

| Grupo Breca

The Grupo Breca legal team oversee and support on legal matters for a vast number of large subsidiaries in a range of business sectors, assisting in the activities of its...

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Grupo Celima Trebol

| Grupo Celima Trebol

Pedro Beraún has served as the legal manager of Grupo Celima Trebol for 22 years. The Grupo Celima Trebol legal team is responsible for monitoring and adapting the systems and...

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Grupo Gloria

| Grupo Gloria

The Grupo Gloria legal department assists the five lines of Grupo Gloria’s business in five different countries. It has acquired in-depth knowledge in each of its recently added diversified sectors...

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Grupo Romero

| Grupo Romero

In December 2018, the legal team of Peruvian conglomerate Grupo Romero assisted in the 100% acquisition of shares of IGASA (Industria de Grasas y Aceites), a Peruvian company dedicated to...

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Grupo Wiese

| Grupo Wiese

Over the last three years, the Grupo Wiese legal team has been integral to three of the most important M&A transactions the company has undertaken. One being the swap of...

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Legal manager Cesar Lannefranque oversees the management of the legal department of Chile, Peru and Ecuador for GSK. Part of the team’s daily tasks include providing risk management advice to...

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| Hudbay

The Hudbay legal team of the South America business unit describes itself as a ‘multidisciplinary legal department’ and has a range of different specialisations amongst its members, with experience across...

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Hunt Oil Company of Peru

| Hunt Oil Company of Peru

Hunt Oil Company of Peru is a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of Hunt Oil Company, a privately-held exploration and production company based in the US with worldwide operations. Hunt Oil Company...

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ICBC Peru Bank

| ICBC Peru Bank


Involved in a number of impressive transactions, ICBC Peru Bank’s legal team has been involved in the largest financing in the history of Peru. It assisted on the US$7bn financing,...

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Inkia Energy

| Inkia Energy

Energy and utilities

The legal team is led by group general counsel Gino Sangalli, who with his extensive in-house experience has led the team to work on a plethora of landmark activities and...

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| Interbank


Banco Internacional del Perú (Interbank) is an open-stock corporation organised under the laws of Peru and is part of Intercorp Peru, one of Peru’s largest economic conglomerates, with activities spanning...

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Intercorp Peru

| Intercorp Peru

Intercorp Peru is the holding company of Intercorp Group, a leading multi-business conglomerate with operations in more than 11 countries throughout Latin America and one of the major financial sponsors...

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| Kimberly-Clark

The Peru-based Kimberly-Clark legal team has taken a leading role in strengthening the compliance culture in the organisation at Andean level. It has also been responsible for a number of...

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LATAM Airlines – Perú

| LATAM Airlines - Perú

Headquartered in Lima, LATAM Airlines – Perú was established in 1998 as a subsidiary of LATAM Airlines Group. The legal department that supports its Peruvian operations is made up of...

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Laureate Education

| Laureate Education

Laureate Education is the world’s largest network of for-profit higher education institutions and together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education services to students through universities and various educational programs. The...

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Makro Peru

| Makro Peru

Supporting Makro Peru, an international brand of warehouse clubs and a cash and carry business, the company’s legal team is made up by key team members with strong legal skills,...

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Marsh Rehder

| Marsh Rehder

The Marsh Rehder legal department is structured in a manner that primarily takes into consideration the skills and competencies of staff members; not only including legal and regulatory knowledge but...

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Microsoft South

| Microsoft South

The Microsoft South legal team is led by the corporate, external and legal affairs lead south subsidiary, Hector Figari, who oversees all the legal and corporate affairs support for the...

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Minera Yanacocha

| Minera Yanacocha

As the in-house legal team of Minera Yanacocha, South America’s largest gold mine, the company’s lawyers cover a wide range of regional legal and regulatory activities involving Peru’s mining and...

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| Minsur

Although the legal team at Minsur is a compact function of five professionals, it has an impressively deep level of knowledge by being highly specialised in legal matters within the...

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Mondelēz International

| Mondelēz International

The Mondelēz International legal team promotes and protects the organisations’ interests by acting in accordance to its international corporate culture and values. These are to inspire trust, act like owners,...

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Nestlé Perú

| Nestlé Perú

Over recent years the Nestlé Perú legal team has assisted in various business schemes to expand in the country, most recently helping it invest in new factories and job creation...

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Nexus Group

| Nexus Group

Nexus Group is a private equity fund that has several investments, both jointly with its holding company Intercorp as well as independently. Each portfolio company has its own legal team,...

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| Novartis

The Peru legal team of global pharmaceutical company Novartis ensures the business remains legally compliant and on top of ever-changing regulation in the healthcare sector in the country. The team’s...

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Oficina de Normalización Previsional (ONP)

| Oficina de Normalización Previsional (ONP)

The Oficina de Normalización Previsional (ONP) is the public state security agency of Peru, having the ultimate responsibility of administering the Peruvian state’s national pension system. Fully engaged in the...

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Olympic Peru

| Olympic Peru

Olympic Peru is dedicated to the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in the Block 13 zone located in Piura, producing approximately 9% of the total oil production of the country....

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Pan American Silver Corp.

| Pan American Silver Corp.

In 2016 the Pan American Silver legal team worked on completing the divesture of 13 non-core royalties, streams and payment agreements to Maverick Metals in exchange for shares and warrants...

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Parque Arauco

| Parque Arauco

The legal team of Parque Arauco provides legal services in support of nine operating malls and two projects. The department is led by legal deputy manager Eduardo Incio, who is...

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PBF Perú

| PBF Perú

Juan Chacón Santos leads the PBF Perú legal team as the corporate legal head, helping the company maintain its reputation as the third largest fuels importer in Peru. The team...

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| PepsiCo

Food, beverages and tobacco

The PepsiCo Peru legal team is made up of three members in total; in-house lawyer Claudia Cotrina and legal trainee Milagros Pairazaman both report into legal and government affairs manager...

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Peru LNG

| Peru LNG

Peru LNG’s legal department is responsible for handling all legal issues related to the business, including its operator Hunt LNG Operating Company, encompassing more than 370 people across a variety...

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| Petroperú

The Petroperú legal department is actively involved in the petroleum giant’s expansive activities across the country. After an exhaustive process, in December 2017 a consortium (Cobra-SCL UA and TC) was...

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| Pluspetrol

Pluspetrol’s legal team in Peru is recognised for its ability to manage complex oil and gas, commercial, environmental and regulatory matters. The team assisted in the negotiating of the expiration...

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| Primax

The legal team serves as a go-to team for the Primax legal activities in Peru and South America, helping them establish projects in their various areas of operation and markets...

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Pro Mujer International

| Pro Mujer International

Headquartered in New York, non-profit development organisation Pro Mujer International has offices in five Latin American countries: Bolivia, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Nicaragua. The global legal team is set up...

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Profuturo AFP

| Profuturo AFP

Made up of nine members, the majority of which are women, the legal team of Profuturo AFP is comprised of experienced lawyers with many years of practice in the private...

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| Quimpac

The Quimpac legal team provides the legal foundation needed to approach the company’s main activities of production, distribution and sale of chemical products. The legal team also gives legal advice...

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| Repsol

Describing themselves as ‘business orientated lawyers’ who consistently add value to business operations, the Repsol legal team acts as a central part of the energy giant’s operations, aiming to be...

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Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros

| Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros

The in-house legal team of Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros is well equipped to provide legal advice to the leading company in the Peruvian insurance market, using its advanced knowledge in...

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Ripley Perú

| Ripley Perú

The Ripley Perú legal team has worked on expanding Ripley’s retail departmental chain across Peru, supporting the company in establishing and opening numerous stores and banking branches across the country....

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Roche Farma (Peru)

| Roche Farma (Peru)

Roche Farma Peru’s legal and compliance department was created in 2015 with an approach focused on creating more access in order to deliver Roche’s products and health services to more...

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Schneider Electric

| Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric, which began its activities in Peru in 1999 is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation in homes, buildings, data centres, infrastructure and industries. With a...

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Scotiabank Peru

| Scotiabank Peru


The Scotiabank Peru legal team is made up of 70 members, distributed across five specialised units. The legal team was involved in the legal activities of the merger between Banco...

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| Siemens

Since 1996, Siemens Peru has maintained a leading position in the market thanks to several projects of great magnitude. With approximately 400 employees in the country, Siemens Peru has supplied...

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Sigma Safi

| Sigma Safi

Sigma SAFI is one of the largest asset managers in Peru, providing a full range of investment funds. The legal team is made up of three members who report into...

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| Sodexo

Sodexo Group is the worldwide leader in quality of life services, made up of nearly 425,000 employees in 80 countries across the globe. In Peru, Sodexo leads its category, with...

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Southern Peru Copper Corporation

| Southern Peru Copper Corporation

Over the last few years, the Southern Peru Copper Corporation legal team has strengthened the values of business collaborators and stakeholders, which has contributed to its success as a function...

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Statkraft Peru

| Statkraft Peru

Norwegian Hydropower company Statkraft has a significant presence in Peru, and it is served by a highly skilled legal team that is part of the global corporate legal department of...

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Supermercados Peruanos

| Supermercados Peruanos

Internal legal support to Supermercados Peruanos, the second largest supermarket and hypermarket chain in Peru, is provided by a 14-member team made up of lawyers, assistants and interns who analyse...

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Sura Perú

| Sura Perú

The Sura Perú legal department is divided into four main functions; anti money laundering and compliance, legal AFP, investment AFP and investment and fund management, and covers the operations of...

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Tecnológica de Alimentos

| Tecnológica de Alimentos

The 22 member legal team for Tecnológica de Alimentos (TASA) – the Peruvian leader in the fishing sector – is structured into different specialised areas; civil and corporate law, labour...

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Telefónica del Perú

| Telefónica del Perú

The legal team of Telefónica del Perú provides a high level of legal services to the telecommunication giant and its 16 other companies of the same economic Group established in...

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The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

| The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson


Janssen is the result of the merger of two pharmaceutical research companies, Janssen Pharmaceutical and Cilag, both groups belonging to the Johnson & Johnson group of companies. In 2010, the...

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Transportadora de Gas del Perú – TGP

| Transportadora de Gas del Perú - TGP

A long-standing legal manager with 27 years of experience and an expert in natural gas transportation matters, Renzo Viani is responsible for managing the legal team that supports Transportadora de...

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Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston

| Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston

The largest brewery in Peru, Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston (Backus) is part of the international SABMiller group and presides over a number of Peruvian beer and soft...

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Urbanova Inmobiliaria – Grupo Breca

| Urbanova Inmobiliaria - Grupo Breca

Led by general counsel Paul Ramsey, the Urbanova Inmobiliaria legal team assists the company in keeping abreast of the latest legal and regulatory trends in urban and real estate development....

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Volcan Compañía Minera

| Volcan Compañía Minera

Founded in 1943, Volcan Compañía Minera, also known as Volcan, is a Peruvian mining company engaged in the exploitation of silver, zinc, copper, lead and hydroelectric power plants. With such...

Thanks to many impressive developments over recent decades, Peru now stands as the seventh largest economy in Latin America, with several indicators of its economic performance looking relatively and objectively favourable. For example, Peru ranks as having the 45th freest economy in the Index of Economic Freedom according to 2019 figures, scoring above the regional and world averages. Continuous growth is also forecasted for Peru this year, with predictions for the country to produce economic growth at a 4.2% expansion rate, comparing favourably with some of its larger neighbours such as Chile, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico.

With indications of strong domestic demand, particularly for private investment in new mining, hydrocarbon and infrastructure ventures, there are several more opportunities for Peruvian economic success stories in 2019. It is here and in other areas where Peru-based in-house legal teams have been instrumental in securing expansive growth in their respective industries across the country, through the smooth rollout of major projects including those regarding the nation’s infrastructure. Additionally, the recent introduction of Peru’s first national anti-corruption commission has seen Peruvian in-house legal teams become the first point of contact and a hub of knowledge for their respective businesses on these important issues.

Indeed, it is true to say that in-house legal teams operating in Peru have been key to implementing solutions and providing expertise on a range of commercial initiatives, as well as on emerging legislative developments and maintaining the highest ethical standards.

In this year’s GC Powerlist: Peru Teams we are pleased to highlight some of the continent’s leading in-house legal departments. To compile this list, we canvassed opinions from both law firm partners and in-house counsel in the region. We identified the most impressive legal departments operating in Peru who have utilised their legal knowledge strategically alongside business insight to make a positive impact towards their organisation’s success.

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera

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Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono& Herrera is sponsoring for the second time the GC Powerlist Peru published by The Legal 500. The overwhelming response to the first edition of the GC Powerlist: Peru made us consider sponsoring this second edition. We congratulate all legal teams who have been acknowledged in this year’s GC Powerlist Peru: Teams 2019.

Almost exactly a year ago, we said that the legal profession in Peru faced huge challenges and that many changes still lay ahead for the legal system. We also said that the role of legal managers in local companies would turn out to be crucial for each company. And I think that we were not wrong. Our firm has prepared a document, which we successfully launched last year using the power of social media, which briefly describes the challenges that we will face in the coming months. We have called this document ‘2019 Trends: Changes and Potential Regulatory Scenarios for the Year that is Just Beginning’.

One of the most relevant topics discussed in this document deals with the eventual approval of a legal rule that will require the previous control of some transactions such as mergers, acquisitions and other transactions that result in a change of control of the business unit. The document also considers a more stringent application of the good governance rules promoted by the Superintendency of the Securities Market. The recent approval of the regulations under the law which regulate the liability of legal entities for corruption and money laundering off ences has also been considered in this document, emphasising the importance of having a prevention model in place.

Another relevant item of the future legal agenda deals with the consequences of the regulations which oblige companies to identify the ‘final beneficiary’ to prevent money laundering, tax evasion and avoidance, and conduct more audits to oversee the fulfillment of legal rules dealing with the protection of personal data by companies gathering personal data. These are some other aspects to be considered, without neglecting other regulations affecting sectors which are of utmost importance to the country, like mining, electricity, health, construction, infrastructure, and the retail industry.

As a result, we must stay alert to quickly inform our clients of the new regulations which will certainly be approved soon, and highlight all those aspects which could aff ect them. In turn, the legal managers of companies will play a key role in warning their general managers and the board of directors of any situation which may eventually occur.

Our firm, the largest in Peru’s legal market, was founded almost 40 years ago and has a unique model of business in Peru, with regional offices in the 10 most important Peruvian cities. We are always where our clients need us.

Finally, we reiterate our congratulations to everyone who was nominated in the GC Powerlist: Peru Teams, including The Legal 500 and its editors on this excellent second edition for 2019.

GC Powerlist: Philippines Teams 2024

For our second edition of the Legal 500’s GC Powerlist: Philippines, we decided to turn the focus of the publication on to legal teams rather than individual lawyers, based on conversations we had with in-house and private practice lawyers in the region. By doing so, we moved our attention on to hardworking but often less heralded members of the legal team alongside the general counsel and other senior lawyers that are famous in the community. The response the community was intensely positive, and we were happy to welcome around 150 people to the beautiful Rainmakers Lounge at Villaraza & Angangco’s V&A Law Centre in Manila for our exclusive launch event.
After speeches from managing partner Sylvette Tankiang, Dodjie Lagazo of ACEN Renewables who provided the in-house legal perspective, and Legal 500 editor Joe Boswell, we moved on to the award ceremony where each legal team was given their accolade on stage by Sylvette. As you can see from the photos, we had a huge range of teams in attendance, many of whom made great efforts to represent their companies. Of particular note are the team from Globe who attended wearing matching T shirts to fly the flag.
As always, celebrations continued well past the official end time and the energy in the room was hugely positive. Special thanks for the massive success of our second GC Powerlist Philippines must go to our excellent sponsors V&A, who were helpful throughout the research in giving nominations and tips regarding the in-house legal community there, as well as faultlessly organising a complicated reception and award ceremony.