Managing Partner: Ricardo Haaker Yori
Senior Partners: Gonzalo De Bracamonte Melgar, Ricardo Haaker Yori, Christian Castellares Alfaro, Cristina Chang
Number of partners: 4
Number of other lawyers: 25
THE FIRM: De Bracamonte • Haaker • Castellares Abogados was formed in September 2011 by a team of recognised lawyers with a modern vision in business legal counselling. The firm specialises in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, tax, bankruptcy and restructuring, project finance, infrastructure, among other areas. During these seven years, the firm has acquired various recognitions by acting as legal advisor in important transactions in the domestic market as abroad.
Banking & Finance: Ricardo Haaker Yori, Christian Castellares Alfaro
Bankruptcy/ Restructuring: Gonzalo De Bracamonte Melgar
Corporate: Ricardo Haaker Yori, Christian Castellares Alfaro
Projects & Infrastructure: Ricardo Haaker Yori, Christian Castellares Alfaro
Labour & Immigration: Giuseppe Ayma
Real Estate: Lorena JSilva Osores
Dispute Resolution: Gonzalo De Bracamonte Melgar
Tax: Cristina Chang
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
DHC acts as a legal advisor in project finance, corporate lending, trusts structures, wealth management and capital markets, among banking and financial institutions. DHC has advised clients such as Banco Santander (through its Spanish, Peruvian and Panamá offices), Scotiabank del Perú, Cofide, Bancolombia, Interbank, GNB, Banbif, Banco Financiero, Banco Internacional de Costa Rica and Banco Nacional de Bolivia. Recent landmark transactions handled by DHC include:
■ A US$ 500 million portfolio assignment from Cofide to Banco Santander, S.A. (España)
■ A US$ 300 million project finance of Graña y Montero that involved the participation of Fondo MiVivienda
■ A US$ 200 million credit facility to Concesionaria Vial Sierra Norte S.A. DHC has also advised San Martín Contratistas Generales S.A. in the registration of a Short-Term Securities Program that allowed San Martín Contratistas Generales S.A. the issuance of debt titles over US$ 130 million
DHC has participated in construction and real estate projects which include the development of buildings, malls, infrastructure projects and households among its clients such as Fondo Mi- Vivienda; Parque Arauco; Inmobiliari; Ciudaris and Grupo Lar. Recent executed projects include:
■ The development of Fondo MiVivienda’s biggest housing construction program in which 11,100 houses would be built in the Ancon
■ The construction, implementation and management of two 'Hilton Garden Inn' hotels in Lima, for US$ 91 million.
Corporate & M&A:
DHC advices its clients in all sorts of corporate matters such as incorporation of companies or establishment of branches from foreign companies, transfer of shares and amendments to the bylaws of the company. DHC also participates in a wide range of M&A projects. DHC has been the Peruvian legal advisor for the international purchase of Peruplast — together with other operations in Latin America — by Amcor for a total amount of US$ 435 million.
Projects & Infrastructure:
The firm has advised several clients in the development of long-term construction projects which are the main strategy to improve the development of the Peruvian integrated trade and transport system.
Restructuring & Bankruptcy: |The firm has expertise concerning negotiation and debt restructuring, transfer and acquisition of bankruptcy estate assets and takeovers of companies under bankruptcy proceedings and has acted as a legal advisor regarding creditor’s interests. Among the principal transactions which the firm has participated, within liquidation of companies, the firm has counselled in the proceeding of CMC Constructora S.A.C. for debts higher than US$ 10 million. The firm acts regularly as council of Scotiabank Peru for insolvency procedures.
DHC provides full tax advice on all tax law specialties including tax structuring of M&A, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures, private equity, finance transactions and capital markets. The firm regularly advises on cases with cross-border implications and tax complex deal structures, and offers corporate and private clients specialist advice on tax planning, tax audits and tax litigation. Recently DHC advised Southern Bridge Capital on structuring vehicles for its investment into Latam.
The firm advises regularly clients from different countries such as Chile, Colombia, USA, Spain, among others. The international clients come from different industries such as real estate, hotels, fishing industry, retail, manufacturing and banking and finance.