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Zuzunaga Assereto & Zegarra Abogados

Tax

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What the team is known for

Prominent tax boutique boasting market-leading abilities in the Peruvian tax sphere. Routinely retained by domestic and international clients to advise on administrative proceedings before SUNAT, as well as auditing processes, VAT recovery, tax planning and compliance and regulatory matters. Accustomed to dealing with major players from a variety of industries, including mining, oil and gas, and consumer goods. New additions to its client portfolio this year include Alicorp.

Strengths

Clients assert that the service is "extraordinary" and that "the lawyers are not only able to put forward a strategy and an action plan, but they also implement it and make it a reality." Other sources say: "They are very organised and detail-oriented."

Work highlights

Advised Electro Dunas Cayman Holdings as a shareholder on the taxation issues in relation to the sale of the entirety of its shares in Dunas Energía.

Notable practitioners

Fernando Zuzunaga del Pino acts as co-head of department and is held in high esteem by clients as having "great experience and wide-ranging knowledge in tax matters. He is always available and his advice is impeccable and solid." He is a longstanding presence working in the Peruvian tax field and focuses his practice on administrative tax disputes before SUNAT and VAT recovery matters.

Juan Carlos Zegarra Vílchez co-heads the department and is perceived by clients as a practitioner who is "very knowledgeable," as well as being "very diligent" and offering "swift responses." He has demonstrated good performance in tax administrative tax cases and VAT recovery matters.

Co-head of department Juan José Assereto Bossio is commended by clients, who say: "His level of knowledge of tax regulation is astonishing. His broad experience and excellent reputation are a valued asset that allows us to achieve our objectives." Other sources describe him as "a methodical lawyer."

Lorgio Moreno co-leads the department and is favoured by clients, who say he is "very good in administrative tax cases," where he is proven to be "solid, punctual and always available." Other sources point to his commitment and the transparency of his work product.

Market experts comment that up-and-coming partner and co-head of department Luciana Yáñez is "very precise" and "knows how law works in practice, not only in theory." She is well versed in advising clients on the tax aspects of M&A transactions.

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Overview

Zuzunaga, Assereto & Zegarra Abogados is a law firm specialized in providing highly sophisticated services in Tax Law.  The firm provides services to companies from different sectors of economy, as well as national and international organisations and individuals, with special emphasis on value generation, teamwork and customised services.

The leadership and expertise of the firm are based on the experience of our founding partners, who have worked together for more than two decades, standing out in both private practice and public office.

Besides their professional expertise, the firm members have a clear academic profile, being many of them engaged in academic activities in Law Schools and graduate programs of Peruvian and foreign universities.

Tax law experts covering corporate investments and high net worth individuals. Regularly advises clients in major infrastructure projects, mainly in the extractive and energy industries, including the planning and implementation of social investments and legal transfer pricing issues. The firm guides companies in cross-border structuring, M&A, joint- ventures, debt-equity transactions, and compliance obligations. Advises clients with tax audits in administrative and judicial procedures.

Clients

Boart Longyear S.A.C. (Boart Longyear Group)

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A.

Compañía Minera Kolpa S.A.

Compañía Minera Zafranal S.A.C.

Consorcio Transmantaro S.A. (ISA Group)

Enel Group

Fénix Power Perú S.A.

Fluor Group

Gas Natural de Lima y Callao S.A. (Cálidda)

Glencore Group

Haug S.A.

Inkia Group

Marcobre S.A.C. (Breca Group)

Minera Barrick Misquichilca S.A. (Barrick Gold Corporation)

Minsur S.A.

PEPSICO Alimentos Perú S.R.L.

Petróleos del Perú - Petroperu S.A.

Red de Energía del Perú S.A. (ISA Group)

Rio Tinto Minera Perú Limitada S.A.C. (Rio Tinto Group)

Siemens S.A.C.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Ultramar Group

Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus & Johnston S.A.A.

Industries

Charities / Not for Profit

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Food & Drink Producers

Industrial Engineering

Mining & Metals

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Software & Computer Services

Transportation

Utilities

Tax Department

Zuzunaga Assereto & Zegarra Abogados

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Department location

Torre Parque Mar

Av. José Larco 1601, oficina 1601

Miraflores

Lima

Lima

Peru

18

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Peru

Tax


Fernando Zuzunaga del Pino
Band 1
Juan Carlos Zegarra Vílchez
Band 3
Juan José Assereto Bossio
Band 3
Lorgio Moreno
Band 4
Luciana Yáñez
Band 4