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Arbe Abogados

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Managing Partner: César Arbe Saldaña
Partners: Pablo Cueto Saco, Francisco Gálvez Ruiz-Huidobro, Ronald Stambuk Gálvez, Jessica Valdivia Amayo
Number of partners: 5
Number of other lawyers: 12

Firm Overview:
Arbe Abogados is a law firm highly specialised in commercial law including corporate, M&A, banking and finance and capital markets. After six 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. The firm has also emphasised 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 and bankruptcy and restructuring 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 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.

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 longterm infrastructure and public services projects to main players for private investment processes in the railway, entertainment, gas and electricity fields.

Public Private Partnerships (APP) & Infrastructure Concessions:
The firm advises private corporations and the Peruvian government in negotiation, execution and implementation of APP and infrastructure concessions.

Arbe Abogados provides legal advisory on the development, financing and acquisition of large infrastructure projects as well as on PPAs, bidding process and public contracting for public infrastructure.

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-planning 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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