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Zuzunaga Assereto & Zegarra Abogados

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Chairman: Fernando Zuzunaga
Managing Partners: 1
Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 19

Firm Overview:
Zuzunaga, Assereto & Zegarra Abogados is a law firm specialised in providing highly sophisticated services in tax law. The firm provides services to companies from different sectors of economy, as well as national and international organisations and individuals, with special emphasis on value generation, teamwork and customised service.

Since its foundation in 2008, the firm has advised private investment projects in Peru involving an approximate global amount of twenty billion dollars.

The leadership and expertise of the firm are based on the experience of the founding partners, who have worked together for more than two decades, standing out in both private practice and public office.

Besides their professional expertise, the firm members have a clear academic profile, being many of them engaged in academic activities in Law Schools and graduate programs of Peruvian and foreign universities.

Main Areas of Practice:
Tax:
6 partners; 13 fee earners based in Lima, Peru

Tax Planning (National & International):
Structuring and implementation of business projects, maximizing fiscal savings in accordance with law for both companies and individuals; planning related to foreign investments through agreements to avoid double taxation, among other mechanisms, and use of fiscal platforms that promote investments by non-residents in Peru. It is accompanied by the definition of the most efficient and adequate legal strategy to establish, develop and make businesses grow in the country. This also includes permanent advisory services in the acquisition of projects, assets and corporations, corporate structuring and reorganisations. In addition, advisory to high net worth individuals and families.

Tax: Natural Resources & Social Investment:
Advisory on the acquisition and development of mining, energy and other natural resources projects in all their stages, including their environmental matters; planning related to investment in social responsibility, acquisition of surface rights, and negotiation of legal stability agreements.

Tax Litigation:
Design and implementation of litigation strategies in tax audit and challenge proceedings, with successful results in the administrative and judicial stage.

International Tax & International Trade:
Structuring of foreign trade operations related to large investment projects, with management of financial, contractual and logistic components, preventing operating contingencies under the strict application of free trade agreements and agreements to avoid double taxation, as well as rules and procedures in force in Peru. Design and implementation of litigation strategies with successful results in any customs proceeding with the Peruvian Government. Advisory on the tax impact regarding Government-to-Government (G2G) agreements.

Clients:
■ Alicorp S.A.A.
■ Boart Longyear S.A.C. (Boart Longyear Group)
■ Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A.
■ Compañía Minera Zafranal S.A.C.
■ Consorcio Transmantaro S.A. (ISA Group)
■ Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter - day Saints
■ Enel Group
■ Fénix Power Perú S.A.
■ Fluor Group
■ Gas Natural de Lima y Callao S.A. (Cálidda)
■ Glencore Group
■ Haug S.A.
■ Ingram Micro S.A.C.
■ Inkia Group
■ Kallpa Generación S.A.
■ Marcobre S.A.C. (Breca Group)
■ Minera Barrick Misquichilca S.A. (Barrick Gold Corporation)
■ Minsur S.A. (Breca Group)
■ Red de Energía del Perú S.A. (ISA Group)
■ Rio Tinto Minera Perú Limitada S.A.C. (Rio Tinto Group)
■ Ultramar Group
■ Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus & Johnston S.A.A. (AB Inbev Group)

CONTACTS
Corporate Tax & Tax Planning:
Fernando Zuzunaga
Tax: Infrastructure Projects, Indirect Tax & International Trade: Juan José Assereto
Tax: Natural Resources & Energy: Juan Carlos Zegarra
Tax Litigation: Lorgio Moreno
Individual & Corporate Tax Planning: Sergio Vega-León
International Taxation & Private Wealth Planning: Luciana Yañez