Managing Partner: Alberto Rebaza
Number of partners worldwide: 14
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 46
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 teamwork and the firm’s commitment to its clients.
Main Areas of Practice:
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Advising Glencore in the acquisition of a controlling stake in Volcan Compañía Minera; shareholders of Corporación Pecsa in the sale of their stake in favor of Primax; Grupo Wiese and Sura Asset Management in the sale of Seguros Sura and Hipotecaria Sura in favour of Intercorp Financial Services; shareholders of Inversiones La Rioja in the sale of 99.97% of their outstanding stock to INTURSA; Glencore in the acquisition of the Contonga mine; Inversiones Educa in the acquisition of Grupo Toulouse; shareholders of Artesco and Mova Industrial in the sale of 75% of their capital stock in favor of Staedtler.
Banking & Finance:
Advising JP Morgan in the $200 million syndicated loan facility granted to Promigas; La Virgen and Alupar Investment in the $80 million facility granted by CAF and DEG Bank; HudBay Minerals in the $550 million cross collateralisation credit facilities; Termochilca in the refinancing of a $154 million loan granted by Scotiabank, BCP and Cofide; Scotiabank, BCP and BD Capital in the $56 million acquisition finance of Stracon GyM; Bow Power in the $51 million acquisition finance of a hydroelectricpower plant; Hudbay Peru in the aggregate $67 million leaseback financing over mining equipment granted by Interbank; regulatory and corporate advising to J.P. Morgan in its first year of operation as the unique Investment Bank in Peru.
Advising: Glencore in the ~$1 billion tender offer to acquire majority shareholding in Volcan; FIRBI Metroport in the third FIRBI created in the Peruvian market; IPSA in the public offering of $51.5 million secured notes; Pluspetrol Camisea in the repayment and delisting of $50 million corporate bonds; Termochilca in the $55 million private offering of corporate bonds; Blanco SAFI in the registry of its first public investment fund; KOA SAFI in the registry of a new public investment fund under Simplified Regime; Angel Ventures Peru in the first Peruvian investment fund to finance start-ups; Fit Sociedad Gestora de Fondos de Inversion in the private offering to launch its first investment fund; Blanco SAFI in the authorisation process to obtain new organisation and function licenses as investment fund manager.
Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganisation:
In 2017, the firm represented Glencore International AG in the liquidation proceeding of Doe Run Perú and its subsidiary; Abengoa Perú S.A. and Termochilca S.A. in the negotiation for private restructuring with their main financial creditors; GyM S.A. in the negotiation with its subcontractors for the payment of financial obligations (US$ 53MM); and C.A.M.E Contratistas y Servicios Generales S. A. in the implementation of a restructuring plan (US$ 33MM).
Projects & Infrastructure:
Advising a global leader in optimised resource management for preparation of co-financed private initiatives for construction and operation of wastewater plants; Fundación Wiese for recovering and maintaining ‘El Brujo’ archaeological project under the special tax regimen called Obras por Impuestos; Taryet during development of technical studies with respect to the Concession of the Operation of the Complementary Network of Corridors of Public Transportation System for Lima city; Petroperú along with Deloitte Talara Consortium, in the provision of PMO services for the Talara’s Refinery Modernization Project; an international consortium in the first co-financed private initiative called Anillo Vial Periférico to construct a highway optimising connections among several districts of Lima city.
Design of efficient tax structures related to M&A, domestic and foreign trusts, investment funds, financing operations, public and private concessions, project finance oriented at maximising client’s benefits while avoiding tax contingencies; providing comprehensive advice in tax law. Advise regarding the application of the International Tax Transparency Regime and assessment of cross-border transactions and Double Taxation Treaties.
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:
Assistance in financial crimes, antitrust crime, securities fraud, tax evasion, commercial crime, embezzlement, criminal product liability, corporate fraud, environmental law violations, money laundering, labour crime, criminal compliance, among others.
Arbitration & Litigation:
Expertise in litigation of complex and sensitive controversies, both in the Judiciary and in arbitration (domestic and international). 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.
Personalised assistance to high net worth individuals and families, designing and setting up efficient investment structures aimed at the protection of assets, preservation of wealth and estate.
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 institutions 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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