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Garrigues

Banking & Finance

6 ranked lawyersBand 1PeruGlobal 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

International firm with a market-leading banking and finance practice in Peru. Transactional powerhouse remains a first port of call for prestigious national and multinational lenders, including investment and development banks. Deep bench of skilled practitioners is able to deliver deals with complex collateral structures to tight deadlines. Well versed in an array of domestic and cross-border corporate and acquisition financings. Also boasts notable prowess in both bilateral and syndicated credit facilities to finance major energy and infrastructure projects, and is equally adept representing financial institutions and oil and gas companies.

Notable practitioners

Diego Harman is "a very solid lawyer who is always open to negotiating and understands the counterparty's arguments, taking them into account," a client enthuses, adding: "He has a vast experience advising clients on high-profile banking transactions."

Associate-to-watch Jorge Fuentes Tamagno is "a fruitful associate with very good skills in the area," according to an interviewee. A different observer adds: "He is able to provide us with practical advice that helps us make key decisions."

The "excellent" José Francisco Meier is singled out for praise by a client for being "a very knowledgeable lawyer in the Peruvian banking and finance arena." A different interviewee highlights that "José Francisco Meier has a particular skill when it comes to building bridges with the other side in a transaction."

Gifted partner Oscar Arrus is lauded by clients, with one calling him "an experienced and consolidated lawyer in this sector." Another interviewee highlights his longstanding presence in the market, and reports: "Oscar Arrus has earned a prestigious reputation in the Peruvian banking industry." Oscar Arrus continues to handle big-ticket cross-border acquisition finance deals for syndicates of international banks, while also providing a sought-after project finance practice.

An interviewee lauds Sergio Amiel as "a brilliant lawyer who leads a strong banking practice." Another market observer values that "he is extremely experienced in this field and is enlightened on various relevant legal topics," adding: "He is a very clear and direct lawyer who does not beat around the bush." Sergio Amiel is dual-qualified to practise in both the State of New York and Peru and boasts significant experience having worked at Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett in New York.

An impressed client admires Thomas Thorndike for being "a very experienced and personable partner who is engaged in the transactions and provides clear direction and strategic options during negotiations." They also go on to value his "strong cross-border experience." Another interviewee states: "Thomas Thorndike presents his cases and defends his client's interests very well. He also has a great relationship with his clients." Thomas Thorndike is considered an expert in US law and is dual-qualified to practise in Peru and in the State of New York.

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Banking & Finance

Garrigues

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Location

Av. Víctor Andrés Belaúnde, 332

Oficina 701

San Isidro

Lima

Lima

Peru

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Peru

Banking & Finance


Diego Harman
Band 5
Jorge Fuentes Tamagno
Associates to watch
José Francisco Meier
Band 4
Oscar Arrus
Band 1
Sergio Amiel
Band 3, Foreign expert for USA
Thomas Thorndike
Band 2, Foreign expert for USA