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Benites Vargas & Ugaz Abogados

Dispute Resolution

2 ranked lawyersBand 1PeruLatin America 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Celebrated practice garnering a significant reputation in the white-collar crime sphere. Demonstrates market-leading capabilities representing both private individuals and large corporations in issues such as collusion, fraud and bribery mandates, as well as compliance programme implementation. Clientele is often active in the telecommunications, banking and finance, and mining sectors. Asociación de Bancos - ASBANC, Grupo Centenario and GeoPark are recent additions to the firm's client roster.

Strengths

"There isn't a doubt in my mind that Benites Vargas & Ugaz is one of the leading white-collar crime firms in Peru," a client says. They go on to add: "They have a solid and experienced team of young and very talented lawyers. We also like the fact that the firm has a complete vision of our cases and offers high-quality client service."

Another interviewee states: "Benites Vargas & Ugaz has one of the best reputations in the criminal law sector and a team of expert lawyers. In this area, reputation is key and they have it in spades."

Work highlights

Benites Vargas & Ugaz Abogados represented COSAPI in a complex investigation against its former manager for the alleged commission of crimes, including influence peddling, criminal conspiracy and money laundering. The firm also assisted COSAPI with the drafting and implementation of a compliance programme.

Notable practitioners

Key partner José Ugaz is endorsed by a client for being "a very reputable lawyer in the white-collar crime arena," and "a very intellectual person who is always willing to find the best possible solution to our cases." Another interviewee singles him out for praise for "his vast legal knowledge," as well as "his ability to design strategies" and "strong professional ethics."

Luis Vargas Valdivia offers a wealth of experience advising clients on white-collar crime proceedings, including anti-money laundering and compliance. An interviewee appreciates that "a criminal lawyer needs to be very close to their clients on these cases because they are very complex, and Luis Vargas Valdivia has always been 100% available to our needs." A different onlooker also values "his high professional standards, broad knowledge and specialist advice in this area."

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Peru

Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime


José Ugaz
Band 2
Luis Vargas Valdivia
Band 2