Managing Partner: Guillermo Acuña
Partners: Víctor Ferro, Fausto Viale, Emil Ruppert, Luz María Pedraza, Bruno Marchese, Xennia Forno, César Luna Victoria, Milagros Maravi, Andrés Kuan-Veng, Carlos Arata, Sandro Nuñez, Kelly Pérez, Armando Gutierrez, Daniela García-Belaunde, Jeanette Aliaga, Diego Grisolle, Franco Soria, Claudia Chong
Number of partners: 18
Number of other lawyers: 62
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 their deal-orientedapproach. The firm has been advising banks and developers in financing transactions in different sectors. In capital markets, the firm works with both issuers and arrangers in public and private (local and international) offers of securities, the firm also 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 $3 billion.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm’s practice is highly recognised and its wellrooted team provides a knowledgeable and businessbased 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, micro-finance, 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 allow 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 encompasses 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. Regulatory: 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 its ability to work together with technical specialists in order to provide a complete advisory relating to the environmental related matters regarding 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.
The firm's experience includes providing advice on acquisition of property or other surface rights owned by the public or private sector. Its services are supported by technical-legal diagnosis studies that identify legal limitations of the involved areas. The firm's vast experience focuses on processes of detaching, accumulation, title clearance and on procedures for obtaining licenses of urban land improvement, building and operation and, in general, in any procedure related to property. Intellectual Property: The firm advises its clients from the beginning on Intellectual Property issues in strict compliance with the, national, regional and international regulations. Likewise, it provides advice on the registration of their Intellectual Property elements, market positioning and on possible infringements against their rights from third parties.
The firm provides advice across different market sectors in designing, implementing and auditing Personal Data Protection Programs based on their business activities, aimed at preventing possible contingencies and at creating value in their organisations. It also assists clients in the investigations, audits and administrative procedures initiated with the National Authority for the Protection of Personal Data.
Competition & Antitrust:
The firm's practice assists clients throughout all the stages of any given competition process by analysing its client’s industry and implement compliance programs tailored to their needs, which allows the firm to train the entire staff of an organisation in order to avoid acts contrary to the competition, and to mitigate the effects of any possible sanctioning procedures. The firm also accompanies clients in contingent situations through its consulting and handling litigation procedures, for which it has experience in anticipated procedural conclusions, such as termination commitments and leniency programs.
Languages: Spanish, English, German, French.
Representative clients include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Metro de Lima Línea 2, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, CAF, Credicorp, BBVA, Interbank, Citibank, Newmont, Chinalco, AngloAmerican, Barrick, Nexa, Goldfields, Consorcio Minero Horizonte, ACS Cobra, Pluspetrol, COES, Grupo Energía Bogotá, Terna Plus, Mall Aventura, Duna Corp, Cosapi, Latam Airlines, American Airlines, Astaldi, Pacifico Vida, Bank of Tokio – Mitsubishi, China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd.