Managing partners: Enrique Ferrando, Arturo Tello
Number of partners: 8
Number of other lawyers: 19
Osterling Abogados is a leading full-service Peruvian law firm, widely acknowledged in both domestic and cross-border markets. For more than four decades, the firm has been delivering legal services in line with a philosophy that combines a strong focus on its clients’ goals, proven international expertise, and an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the local law, which allows it to offer optimal, timely and effective advice and innovative solutions.
Main Areas of Practice
The practice group stands out as per its unique capabilities in handling mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures, divestments and corporate reorganisations. Also, they are well versed in consultancy regarding complex contractual matters. In addition, it provides support in an array of non-transactional instructions related to the course of business.
The firm advises public and private owners and contractors in addressing all the legal challenges that may arise from construction projects. Particularly skilled in the settlement of claims, whether by ADR or arbitration.
Acknowledged as solid litigators with a high success ratio in all litigation and arbitration scenarios and as thoughtful strategists and skilled negotiators. As part of the bench, the firm also counts on top-tier arbitrators and legal experts regularly appointed in domestic and international arbitration procedures.
The firm has a solid reputation and expertise, providing high-quality advice on a wide range of IP matters, including patent and trademark prosecution, enforcement, portfolio management, anti-counterfeiting, and litigation, whether administrative or judicial. It also stands out as per its in-depth knowledge of the regulations applicable, accurate opinions and tailored service. Strongly focused on pharmaceutical, beauty and fashion, the client roster includes market-leading names such as GSK, Sanofi, L’oreal, Harley Davidson, Rimac Seguros, Prosegur — to mention a few — but also has a wide range of domestic and multinational clients from several other industries.
Insurance and Reinsurance:
For far longer, clients and peers have recognised the firm as the undisputed market leader. The practice group comprises all aspects of the (re)insurance practice: incorporation, underwriting, distribution, claims, regulatory affairs, and dispute resolution, among others. The firm's integrated view, responsiveness, accurate advice, technical proficiency and sound knowledge of the law and regulations are praised by clients, among which are retained major players, such as Rimac Seguros, A.J. Gallagher, Mapfre Global, La Positiva, Apeseg, Allianz, Qbe, Zurich, Starstone, among others.
The firm provides advice on regulatory matters for the pharmaceutical, veterinary, cosmetic and food sectors. Its team has broad experience defending claims and proceedings with the Peruvian Environmental Health and Food Safety Agency. The firm also advises leading pharmaceutical laboratories for performing clinical trials within the framework of current legislation.
Labour & Employment:
The firm provides comprehensive advice for protecting its client’s interests regarding the legal aspects of human resources management. The practice group covers all fields of labour and employment law, including preventive advice, labour policy-making, collective bargaining processes, safety and occupational health matters, immigration procedures and permits, and dispute resolution through ADR or litigation.
A highly integrated team that holds a solid reputation as reliable advisors on public bidding and procurement, complex regulatory issues, and administrative litigation. The practice brings together the experience of senior-level practitioners who excel in public law matters and key specialities, such as (re)insurance, dispute resolution, extractive industries, and construction.
The firm has extensive experience handling real estate mandates and disputes and provides suitable development, construction, and acquisition solutions. Depending on the complexities of each instruction, other specialists of the firm are brought on board, which ensures the most comprehensive advice for every case.
Firm practitioners stand out per their expertise in a full spectrum of taxation matters, including tax planning, audits, customs and instructions relating to daily tax management. They also work closely with the corporate team in structuring complex transactions from a tax perspective.
Osterling Abogados advises international clients in a wide range of transactional and consultancy mandates and complex litigation and arbitration. In addition, the firm belongs to international networks such as ALAE, Insuralex and IR Global. All these networks have been consistently ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global.
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