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Baker McKenzie

Dispute Resolution

7 ranked lawyersBand 1PeruLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly acclaimed department with a broad multinational network well positioned to handle complex matters related to both the litigation and arbitration fields. Highly skilled in contentious commercial and constitutional proceedings, as well as experienced in international arbitrations under several procedural rules, including ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL. Routinely retained by an impressive roster of domestic and international clients with important presence in the oil and gas, telecommunications and banking and finance sectors.

Strengths

A client says: "They showed diligence in analysing our case in detail and, even though it was very difficult, they managed to provide a creative solution that meant more favourable outcomes for us." Another source states: "Their work is extraordinary. They have a lot of knowledge and they represented us very well. We feel at easy and safe with the firm."

Work highlights

Aided ElectroPerú with an international arbitration under UNCITRAL rules against Enel Generación Perú regarding an alleged breach of a power purchase agreement, valued at approximately USD60 million.

Notable practitioners

Ana María Arrarte Arisnabarreta is co-head of department and her litigation and arbitration practice is held in high esteem by clients, who certify that "her performance is very good, she is knowledgeable and she always looks for legal solutions whilst keeping in mind the commercial aspects. Market commentators affirm that "clients approach her for important cases" and that she is "one of the most respected lawyers in the disputes market."

Senior statesman Javier de Belaunde López de Romaña is applauded by clients who have witnessed his litigation work, and they say: "He is a super lawyer, very respectable and clear, with great knowledge of law." Other interviewees hold him in high regard as "extraordinary" and "a master" in arbitration matters.

Revered partner María del Carmen Tovar Gil elicits praise from clients regarding her arbitration work: "She has a solid and technical approach; she transmits assurance and tranquillity." Other sources affirm that she has "in-depth knowledge about arbitration," adding that she performed with an elevated degree of skill in highly complex matters.

Clients appreciate the litigation work of associate-to-watch Sheilah Vargas Soto , stating that she was the leading practitioner in very delicate matters, in which she performed well.

Clients underline that litigation partner Yvo Cuba Copello is "a very judicious person when carrying out the legal strategy." Other interviewees regard him as an "excellent professional with a command of civil law and arbitrations."

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Peru

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration


Ana María Arrarte Arisnabarreta
Band 1
Javier de Belaunde López de Romaña
Senior Statespeople
María del Carmen Tovar Gil
Band 1

Dispute Resolution: Litigation


Ana María Arrarte Arisnabarreta
Band 2
Javier de Belaunde López de Romaña
Senior Statespeople
Sheilah Vargas Soto
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