Managing Partner: Guillermo Acuña
Partners: Víctor Ferro, Fausto Viale, Emil Ruppert, Luz María Pedraza, Bruno Marchese, Xennia Forno, César Luna Victoria, Milagros Maraví, Carlos Arata, Sandro Nuñez, Kelly Pérez, Marlene Molero, Armando Gutierrez, Daniela García Belaunde, Jeanette Aliaga
Number of partners: 15
Number of other lawyers: 57
Languages: English, German, Spanish, French
The firm ranks as one of Peru’s top tier full-service firms. Its reputation for high ethical standards and top quality services combined with extensive experience and both local and international expertise makes it a regular player in milestone transactions. The firm is a member of the international TerraLex Network.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance/Capital Markets:
The firm has participated on landmark transactions and its members are praised for its members’ deal-oriented approach. The firm has been advising banks and developers in financing transactions in different sectors. In capital markets, the firm works with investment fund managers in the formation and offer of investment funds; listing of companies in the Lima Stock Exchange, among other transactions.
The team has worked in project finance transactions in almost every sector and are pioneers in structures using payment certificates for advancement of works (CRPAOs, RPICAOs, etc.). The firm advises participants in the most important public projects as well as sponsors of private initiatives, for investments of over US$ 3.0 billion.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm’s practice is highly recognised and its well-rooted team provides a knowledgeable and business-based approach. The firm’s experience extents both to the‘buy’ as well as the ‘sell’ side and its diverse array of clients include several sectors such as mining, fintech, forestry, microfinance, energy, retail and infrastructure. Clients praise the practice due to its innovative approach and thorough understanding of both clients and transactions’ needs.
Traditionally one of the firm’s key practice departments since its inception. Its broad experience and depth allows it to provide advice in all aspects related to mining projects (exploration and development agreements, joint ventures, project finance, construction and energy supply agreements, land acquisition and permitting).
The firm’s energy practice encompass all aspects of energy project development, including energy tenders, advising in the compliance of applicable market regulation and drafting/negotiating PPA agreements, as well as all types of agreements required to operate in the market.
Unparalleled experience in regulatory issues, concessions and PPPs, grants the firm a specialised knowledge regarding complex industries such as construction and infrastructure.
The firm’s extensive experience in environmental matters related to the development of all types of projects is renowned. Clients praise the environmental team for their ability to work together with technical specialists in order to provide a complete advisory relating to the environmental implications of their projects.
The team’s practice encompasses a broad range of matters, having significant experience in M&A transactions, cross-border financings, energy, infrastructure and mining project development, among others. The World Tax Guide recognises the firm among the top five tax practices in Peru. The firm is also member of the TaxNet.
Labour & Employment:
The practice boasts a diverse team known in the market for its consistent experience and its impeccable record of accomplishment with expertise in both employment and social security. It handles audits, milestone collective bargaining, immigration law, gender diversity and both judicial and administrative proceedings.
The firm’s dispute resolution and arbitration practice encompasses every type of complex litigation, including antitrust, administrative, aeronautical, tax, constitutional and commercial litigation. Experience includes an active practice in arbitration and domestic and international dispute resolution, including investment arbitration settled before ICSID.
Representative clients include: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of Tokyo, Misubishi, Acciona, Enel, Volcan, Grupo de Energía de Bogotá, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, CAF, Credicorp, BBVA, Interbank, Citibank, Newmont, Chinalco, AngloAmerican, Barrick, Bechtel, ACS Cobra, Isolux Corsán, Cosapi, Graña y Montero, Sojitz Corporation, Latam Airlines, American Airlines, Astaldi, Pacifico Vida.