Managing Partner: Alberto Rebaza
Number of partners worldwide: 13
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 47
Established in 2004, Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is one of the leading firms in the Peruvian market, recognised by prestigious legal publications and reviews. Members’ professional training provides the discipline, experience and depth of knowledge required to advise clients in complex domestic and cross-border transactions, to the highest level of effectiveness. The firm received the ‘Peru Client Service Award 2016’, at the Chambers Latin America Awards as recognition of its good practices, excellent team-work and the firm’s commitment to its clients.
Main Areas of Practice:
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Advising Grupo Wiese in the sale of a shareholding package in SURA Asset Management in favor of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec; Marinazul S.A, in the acquisition of 100% of La Fragata S.A.; Grupo Wiese in the sale of Inmuebles Panamericana, company that indirectly controls 11 shopping centers under the 'Mega Plaza' brand, in favor of Parque Arauco; Molitalia S.A. in the acquisition of 100% of Corporación TDN S.A.C. which produces panetón Todinno; Cobra (Spain) in the sale of its transmission line assets to Spanish state-owned electricity grid operator Red Eléctrica: among others.
Banking & Finance:
Advising Camposol in the $250 million facility for the redemption of the outstanding principal amount of Camposol’s senior notes; GM Financial Group in obtaining an international revolving credit of $ 300 million; Scotiabank, BCP and BD Capital in the $56 million acquisition finance of Stracon GyM; Pesquera Hayduk in obtaining two syndicated loans for $ 90 million; Inversiones Educa group in securing an approximate $ 85 million syndicated facility; Monteazul in the $ 50 million financing; Abengoa in the $30 million loan; regulatory and corporate advising to Bladex and Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. to obtain the authorization for its Representative before the Peruvian Banking Superintendence.
Advising Glencore in the ~$1 billion tender offer to acquire majority shareholding in Volcan; Scotiabank del Perú, as arranger, of Canvia’ bonds program up to $100 million; Camposol in the public offering of $60 million of short-term debt securities program; FIRBI Metroport in the third FIRBI created in the Peruvian market; Adcap Asset Management in the registry of a new public investment fund up to $30 million; Altamar Capital Privado and Lexington Capital Partners in their capital markets and regulatory standard to the private placement offering before Peruvian Institutional Investors; regulatory and corporate advising to HMC Capital Management to obtain the organization and operation authorizations as a general manager before the Peruvian Securities Superintendence.
Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganisation:
Advising Fima S.A. in the negotiations with several local banks for the refinancing of its loans (including an asset divestment plan and the incorporation of trusts for the guarantee of the banks) ($50MM) and AGP Industrias in the restructuring proceeding of its financial liabilities with several creditors (including the approval of such plan before the Peruvian insolvency authority). The firm is also currently advising an investment fund in the restructuring process of a real estate project involving assets in Lima and other cities in Peru.
Projects & Infrastructure:
Advice to Veolia Servicios Perú S.A.C. in the public bidding process before Proinversión for the concession of the Wastewater Treatment System Project of Titicaca Lake Basin. Advice to Monte Azul, acting as borrower, in the $50 million financing granted by BCP and Credicorp Capital for the construction, development and operation of the first highly automated liquid fuel storage terminal in the southern coast of Peru. Advice to Proinversión in the preparation of the first legal guide and Standard Model of PPP Contracts in Peru. Advice to Deloitte Talara Consortium and Petroperu in the provision of Project Management Office services for the Talara Refinery Modernization Project in the north coast of Peru. Advice to China Railway Tunnel Group in the execution of a consortium and trust agreement for the construction of a highway in Lima.
The firm provides specialised services in M&A, capital markets, cross border transactions, Banking and Finance and Project Finance operations. Within this practice, the firm provides comprehensive advice to investment funds, mutual funds and trust patrimonies. The firm assists clients in tax compliance, tax audits and administrative and court proceedings. It also provide advice on the legal aspects of international double taxation.
Full preventive labour advice to clients and vast experience in labour litigation, labour inspections, conducting reviews and assessments of local and multinatinal corporations labour situations, as required in M&A transactions, financings, corporate reorganisations and restructuring operations.
White Collar Crime:
The team is at the forefront of white-collar crime defense and strategic preventive advice in Peru. It represents and assists domestic and international clients in matters regarding corporate financial crimes, money laundering, securities fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion, environmental law violations, criminal compliance, complex internal investigations, among others.
Arbitration & Litigation:
Expertise in litigation of complex and sensitive controversies, both in the Judiciary and in arbitration. Extensive experience in a wide range of matters such as commercial contracts, corporate disputes and concession and infrastructure contracts. The firm’s distinguishing characteristic in the legal market is its highly specialised approach, strategic and comprehensive view of controversies, supported by expert lawyers in corporate, M&A, securities, tax, and infrastructure matters.
The firm provides integrated advice to families, individuals and business owners regarding the management of their assets and wealth. Its lawyers have the legal and tax experience and capacity to identify the client concerns and special needs, in order to develop personalized structures for the protection of their assets and businesses.
Full advice to entrepreneurs in their seed financing and follow on rounds; angel investors/venture capital funds to execute investments in startups; incubators, accelerators and angel investors’ networks in structuring efficient processes for the integration between entrepreneurs and investors.
Advising mining companies, investors, financial in- stitutions and stakeholders in the industry. Special focus on transactional, corporate finance, taxation, regulatory and environmental matters. The firm’s expertise in mining affairs includes sophisticated M&A, joint venture, financing, metal streaming and mining royalty transactions.
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