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Managing Partner: Cesar Arbe Saldaña
Partners: Jessica Valdivia, Francisco Galvez, Pablo Cueto and Luis Valle
Number of partners: 5
Number of other lawyers: 13

Firm Overview:
Arbe Abogados is a law firm highly specialized in commercial law including corporate, M&A, banking and finance and capital markets. After eight years in the Peruvian market, the firm has extended its practice, maintaining a strong presence in projects, project finance, public law (transport and infrastructure), labour and migration and tax. During 2019, the firm opened a new practice of insurance, reinsurance and maritime law. The firm has also emphasized its presence in the litigation and arbitration areas due to its clients’ needs. Dispute resolution cases are mostly related to commercial and contractual matters. As from 2015, the firm counsels in important cases of competition before INDECOPI. Its real estate area has been also praised among the best in Peru, concentrating in advising the financing of real estate projects.

As from 2016, Arbe Abogados belongs to Nextlaw Global Referral Network by Dentons as local firm.

Awards & Recognitions:
Arbe Abogados has been ranked among the best Peruvian firms in corporate and M&A, banking and finance and tax law by Chambers and Partners in different years since 2014. It is also considered a recognised firm in corporate M&A by Legal 500, the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and Leaders League.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
Arbe Abogados represents financial institutions - including commercial, merchant, and investment banks; insurance companies; investment funds; leading, placement, administrative, collateral and other agents in a facility; trust companies – as well as borrowers, lessees and other capital users, in a broad range of commercial financing transactions.

Banking & Finance: Capital Markets:
The firm has consolidated its experience as counselor in issuance of private bonds as financing tool and also as referral firm for issuance of securities in the Peruvian alternative market.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
Arbe Abogados has a team with strong knowledge in the area with years of experience advising both creditors and debtors during all phases of the administrative procedure. Competition & Antitrust: The firm has advised high profile cases of competition advising clients during the investigation and administrative litigation phases.

Corporate, Commercial & M&A:
Arbe Abogados advises a wide range of businesses and has a strong background in M&A transactions. The firm represents bidders, targets, financial advisors, merchant bankers and other parties in deals ranging from small to large privately negotiated transfers of shares or assets to leveraged buyouts to public transactions in the capital market, domestic and cross-border public company combinations.

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration:
As a consequence of the increased participation of the firm in public private partnerships (PPP) and infrastructure concessions, it has created an arbitration area that counsels and represents private companies with concessions contracts.

Dispute Resolution: Litigation:
The firm has developed a strong area of litigation focused in commercial, contractual and corporate matters for private equity funds, financial companies and private corporations.

Insurance, Reinsurance & Maritime Law:
The firm advises in cases of general and particular average (shortage and damage of cargo — recovery actions — arrest the vessel), salvage, collisions, shipwreck, pollution by dumping of toxic substances into the sea, fines imposed by the Port Authority, defense of interests of insurance and reinsurance companies before the Courts. Analysis of contracts for bareboat charter, time and voyage, purchase of cargo and Insurance and reinsurance policies in their various modalities and letter of indemnity (P&I Club).

Labour & Migration:
The firm provides preventive counseling to avoid conflicts between companies and workers. It also specialises in labour planning, outsourcing and other innovative schemes. As the Peruvian market is receiving an increasing number of foreign workers, this area has become a key element for migration matters such as working permits and residency, among others.

Project Finance:
Arbe Abogados has been active advising long-term infrastructure and public services projects to main players for private investment processes in the railway, entertainment, gas and electricity fields.

Arbe Abogados provides legal advisory on the development, financing and acquisition of large infrastructure projects as well as on structuring, negotiation, execution and implementation of public private partnerships (PPP), bidding process and infrastructure concessions.

Public Law:
The firm advises Government entities and private companies regarding a broad spectrum of administrative processes (contentious or not), as well as in regulatory matters and in the obtaining of State permits and authorisations.

Real Estate:
The firm specialises in financing process of real estate projects via private equity or capital markets. The team has a detailed knowledge of how to structure joint venture and association contracts for these matters.

Arbe Abogados applies innovative and creative tax strategies to arrive at practical solutions to deal with the particular needs of the clients. The tax area works as a key element that supports the commercial, corporate, M&A and banking and finance teams. In addition, the tax team has a vast experience in litigation and controversy resolution representing clients at all levels within the Peruvian Revenue Agency and other government agencies. Where resolution is not possible at the administrative level, the firm acts as litigation counsel before the courts.

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish.

Firm Contacts:
Managing Partner:
Cesar Arbe
Email: [email protected]
Partner: Jessica Valdivia
Email: [email protected]

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