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Osterling Abogados

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Managing Partners: Enrique Ferrando, Arturo Tello
Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 20
Memberships: Insuralex, IR Global, ALAE, AIDA, ICC, APPI, ASIPI, INTA, ECTA, AIPPI.

Banking, Corporate & Capital Markets:
Enrique Ferrando, Patricia Mendoza
Corporate & M&A: Enrique Ferrando, Patricia Mendoza
Construction: Enrique Ferrando, Miguel Delgado
Dispute Resolution: Enrique Ferrando, Mauricio Martinez, Kodiak Semsch
IP: Arturo Tello, Ximena Souza Ferreira
Insurance & Reinsurance: Enrique Ferrando, Gabriel Loli
Life Sciences: Arturo Tello, Ximena Souza-Ferreira
Labour & Employment: Ary Alcántara, Joyce Cieza
Public Law: Enrique Ferrando, Gabriel Loli
Real Estate: Arturo Tello, Angello Rivera
Tax: Jose Del Castillo, Gonzalo Echevarria

Firm Overview:
Established in 1980, Osterling Abogados is a leading full-service Peruvian law firm, widely acknowledged in both domestic and cross-border markets. For nearly four decades, we have been delivering legal services in line with a philosophy that combines a strong focus on our clients’ goals, proven international expertise, and an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the local law, which allows us to offer optimal, timely and effective advice and innovative solutions.
Much more than just legal advisors, we aim to become a strategic partner for each of our clients and to be alongside them across all stages of their business cycle, whether it is in helping prevent potential risks to affect their operations, implementing new business strategies, or successfully tackling either daily or unforeseen legal challenges. Accordingly, the firm covers the main practice areas of law that relates to business operation, such as banking, construction and real estate, corporate and M&A, data protection, dispute resolution, IP, insurance, labour, life sciences, public law, taxation, among others.
Despite the wide range of practices integrated to its scope of services, Osterling Abogados maintains the personalized approach in clients’ assistance, and for which it is so well known since its beginnings. The solid experience of our senior practitioners is balanced in practice by an energetic and committed young team, which ensures sound analysis, strategic approach and creative thinking in addressing sophisticated matters within a dynamic and rapidly changing environment.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking, Corporate Finance & Capital Markets:
The firm has solid expertise in matters relating to finance and capital market instructions. The team is widely experienced advising clients for contractual negotiation, asset securitisation, syndicated loans, bonds, secured notes, project finance, and debt roll-over private agreements, among other instructions.

Osterling Abogados has extensive experience advising local and international clients in a wide range of instructions whether transactional or consultancy. The practice group stands out as per its notable capabilities handling mergers, acquisitions, spin-off, joint-ventures, divestments and corporate reorganizations. Also, well versed on consultancy regarding complex contractual matters, which includes, drafting, reviewing and interpretation. In addition, provides support in an array of non-transactional instructions related to the course of business.

The firm is regarded among the leading construction teams within the industry. Our practice group advises public and private owners and contractors in addressing all the legal challenges that may arise from the design, development, financing, performance and management of major construction contracts. When disputes occur, our practitioners are particularly skilled for the settlement of claims, whether by ADR or arbitration.

Dispute Resolution:

With its clients’ best interests in mind, the practice group works to secure the most favourable outcomes at the earliest possible stage of the dispute that they may be dealing with. The firm is acknowledged as solid litigators, with a high success ratio at all litigation and arbitration scenarios, but also as thoughtful strategists and skilled negotiators. As a part of the bench, the firm also counts on with top-tier arbitrators and legal experts who are appointed in both domestic and international arbitration procedures on a regular basis.

Intellectual Property:
Well-established practice with 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. The firm stands out as per its in-depth knowledge of the regulations applicable, accurate opinions and tailored service. Strongly focused in pharmaceutical, beauty and fashion, the client roster includes market-leading names such as GSK, Sanofi, L’oreal, Harley Davidson, Rimac Seguros, Prosegur — just to mention a few — but also includes a wide range of domestic and multinational clients from several other industries.

Insurance and Reinsurance:
The firm's practice group is recognised as the undisputed market leader, by both clients and peers, for far longer. It comprises all aspects of the (re)insurance practice: incorporation, underwriting, distribution, claims, regulatory affairs, 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 of which we retain major players, such as Rimac Seguros, A.J. Gallagher, Mapfre Global, La Positiva, Apeseg, Allianz, Qbe, Zurich, Starstone, among others.

Life Sciences:
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 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 the protection of its client’s interests when it comes to the legal aspects relating to human resources management. The practice group covers all fields of labour and employment law, which include preventive advice, labour policy making, collective bargaining processes, safety and occupational health matters, immigration procedures and permits, and dispute resolution, either through ADR or litigation.

Public Law:
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 that excel in public law matters, but also in key specialities, such as (re)insurance, dispute resolution, extractive industries, construction, among others. This added value allows them to provide very specific advice on administrative and regulatory matters, but without losing sight of the particularities of the industry in which the clients develop their businesses.

Real Estate:
The firm has extensive experience handling real estate mandates and disputes drawn mostly from the mining sector. Said expertise has been capitalized by gathering a very specialised team for providing suitable solutions for development, construction and acquisition matters. Depending on the complexities of each instruction, other specialists of the firm are brought on board, which assure the most comprehensive advice for every case.

A permanent search for value-added solutions that better fits clients’ goals is what best describes the core of the practice group. Firm practitioners stand out as per their expertise in a full spectrum of taxation matters that include 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. The firm also holds a 92% success rate in tax litigation for the last 7 years.

International Networks:
Osterling Abogados is a member of ALAE, a major law firm network for the provision of legal services to companies operating in most of LatAm countries, including Brazil, or with a particular interest in entering the said markets. Additionally, the firm is a member of Insuralex, a world’s leading global insurance and reinsurance law firm network encompassing over 50 practices within Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. The firm is also an exclusive member for Commercial Arbitration in Peru of IR Global, a multi-disciplinary professional services network that provides advice in over 155 jurisdictions. All these networks have been consistently ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global.

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, German.