Managing Partners: Manuel Barrios
Senior Partners: Julio Gallo, Fernando Pickmann, Claudio Cajina, Giancarlo Mandriotti, Sandra Lorca, Lorena Gálvez
Number of partners (Peru): 7
Number of other lawyers: 24
Corporate: Julio Gallo, Manuel Barrios
Natural Resources – Mining: Fernando Pickmann
Litigation & Arbitration: Claudio Cajina, Giancarlo Mandriotti
Labour, Employment & Immigration: Pamela Duffy, Jaime Zegarra
Tax: Lorena Galvez
Dentons' Lima office offers clients high quality and specialised services. It is proud to know their needs and understand their business, providing creative and comprehensive advice on their various concerns and demands. The team of lawyers is distinguished in its professionalism, pragmatic approach and ability to provide innovative solutions across many industries, private and public business, and in key sectors of the Peruvian economy. Clients rely on Dentons and benefit from it being the world’s largest law firm. It offers quality and value with an unmatched team of more than 8,500 lawyers serving in more than 66 countries.
Main Areas of Practice:
Natural Resources – Mining: 25%
Litigation & Arbitration: 15%
Labour, Employment & Immigration: 10%
TMT & Data Protection: 2%
Companies and their shareholders are advised in the design process of the most convenient business structure for the development of their activities. Dentons advises in the generation and evaluation of business opportunities from the legal perspective, and offers advice on the implementation of good corporate governance practices. The firm’s corporate practice is multidisciplinary, complementing the advice provided in various specialties such as labour law, taxation, competition and equity restructuring.
Construction & Real Estate:
Broad experience in construction and real estate. Additionally, Dentons has counselled local and foreign clients in the negotiation and drafting of EPC, EPCM, and turnkey contracts. These contracts were designed for construction of housing complexes, malls and offices, as well as infrastructure.
Dentons has a solid track record of success advising local and foreign clients in negotiating, structuring and designing bank financing contracts, loans, trusts and project financing.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
The M&A area advises on the acquisition and transfer of companies. It has also assisted clients in the structural design of mercantile mergers and splits, giving counsel on all legal matters. Dentons supports clients throughout the transaction process, from the term sheet preparation to completion. Dentons has advised Rio Alto Mining Ltd. in its merger with Tahoe Resource Ltd. for an amount of US$3,200 million. It has also advised Southern Legacy Inc. in its amalgamations process with Regulus Resources Inc. for the amount of US$300 million. Additionally, the firm has advised Megalurin, a subsidiary of Group Megacentro, in the acquisition of shares owned by the Lindley Group, and in the implementation of a Project of US$ 100 million in warehousing and logistic services in Peru.
Labour, Employment & Immigration:
The firm focuses on individual and collective matters, providing clients with preventive advice and representation in highly complex litigation cases. Clients hail from a wide array of industries. Swissport, Nyrstar, Virgin, Quintiles, Kimberly-Clark and Trevi Group are some of its clients. The immigration area is used to handling expats policies and processing visas for foreign executives and their families, among other immigration services.
Dentons' mining area advises clients in all aspects of the mining business, assuming an unconditional and personalised commitment to them. The firm begins on understanding clients business model and objectives – whether is a junior or a senior company. The mining team advises on the creation of legal structures that conduct clients through the process of developing and improving their businesses, not only from a technical legal standpoint but also providing advice on corporate, strategies, tax, social/environmental and commercial issues. It is important to highlight the firm’s participation in the most important listing processes in the Lima Stock Market and its financing processes in the local and international markets. Currently, the firm advises clients such as Proinversion, the State Agency for the Promotion of Private Investment, Nyrstar NV; Fortuna Silver Mines; Minera Gold Limited; Tinka Resources Inc; Tahoe Resources Inc., Regulus Resources Inc.; Trek Mining Corp; Silver Stream Sezc. Sprott Mining Corp; Alamos Gold Inc. Rio2 Limited., etc.
Litigation & Arbitration:
The dispute resolution team is specialised in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration. The firm’s track record includes representing foreign and national companies in cases involving corporate disputes on mining, energy, real estate, consumer law among other fields. It is currently advising Minera IRL in an international arbitration case against COFIDE breaching two mandate contracts to structure the US$240m financing package for the development of the company's Ollachea gold project.
The tax team advises clients on international investments and business transactions. Its members have extensive expertise in both international and local tax law, which enables the firm to counsel clients on a wide variety of tax and transactional issues, including cross-border corporate reorganisations, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, real estate transactions and joint ventures. Dentons also advises multinational groups on transfer pricing matters, designing tax effective structures in application of the tax treaties in force, providing tax compliance services, and conducting due diligence processes. The firm regularly provides counsel in audit processes and tax controversies, representing clients on administrative appeals and appeals before the tax courts. It has advised PetroTal Ltd., in the share purchase agreement, along Sterling Resources Ltd., of Gran Tierra Energy International Peru Holdings B.V., which has hydrocarbon assets in the Peruvian jungle. Virgin, Amazon and Chotiwat are some of its clients.
The firm represents many well-known international companies from Canada, Australia, USA, China, India, Europe, Chile and other Latin American countries, and has participated in a range of large international transactions.
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