Managing Partner: Natale Amprimo
Senior Partners: Hans Flury, Carlos Rodríguez
Number of partners: 3
Number of other lawyers: 15
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration: Natale Amprimo
Tax: Eduardo Joo
Corporate: Eduardo Joo
Public Law: Ana Angulo
Life Sciences: Carlos Rodríguez
Labour: Christa Caro
Real Estate: Carlos Rodríguez
Mining: Hans Flury
Projects: Natale Amprimo
Intellectual Property: Cindy Vargas
Established in 2006, Amprimo & Flury Abogados has risen in the Peruvian market as a respected and much-demanded firm amongst the industrial sector, leading several high-profile cases in most practice areas. The firm is best known for its solid defence in constitutionally-oriented proceedings, expertise in arbitration and technical understanding of the law regarding life sciences and construction; as well as the consistent work, legal expertise and professional excellence delivered by its team of attorneys. The firm excels at managing crisis situations and knows its way around successful PR and media strategies.
Main Areas of Practice:
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration:
The firm’s dispute resolution and arbitration area is known for successfully sponsoring clients in a wide variety of judicial processes in almost all areas of law, especially in constitutional, civil, tax and regulatory matters, as well as in high value arbitrations, counselling clients in all aspects of their civil defence. The area has been involved in some of the most influential leading cases in Peru, in the mining and industrial sectors, amongst others.
As a branch of the public law department, this practice focuses in all matters pertaining pharmaceuticals and life sciences, advising clients in issues ranging from the acquisition of the necessary government permits to patent claims and dispute resolution. The department is known for its wide knowledge of the latest pharmacopoeias and technical understanding of the evaluation methods used in state-run quality control procedures. This practice’s excellence in its field has translated to it handling the pharmaceutical portfolios of most national laboratories, as well as that of the national pharmaceutical laboratories guild (ADIFAN).
The mining department is known for the trajectory and expertise of its members, who have held various positions within the main public and private institutions in the sector, such as former Minister of Energy and Mines and three times President of the National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy. This department boasts first-hand experience in the public and private sectors, making for exceptional all-round counsel in the fields of mining regulation, deal negotiation and dispute resolution.
The firm’s tax law area has led some of the most recent major class action suits filed on the grounds of the unconstitutionality of several tax reforms that harmed the country’s economy and industrial sector. In this regard, this area advises its clients in all matters relating to, and dependant on tax structuring, compliance, and audits, as well as in proceedings of both administrative and judicial nature, should disputes of any kind arise.
The administrative and regulatory law area is known for its experience in advising and sponsoring clients in matters such as public service regulation and concessions; public acquisitions and procurement; health and pharmaceutical regulation –where it represents most of the industry–; urban and real estate law and competition law, among others. In this sense, solving issues related to bureaucratic barriers to the conduction of business and accessing markets is one of the areas’ stronger points.
The labour area provides its clients with efficient, up-to-date solutions to all issues encompassed in the working environment. Clients are satisfied by the multiplicity of options provided, aimed at avoiding labour crises that could harm business in the short and long term. The area is particularly involved in the retail and transport sectors, having ample experience in both individual law as well union-led matters.
This department is known for being proficient in construction licensing, regulations and the development of environmental and traffic impact studies. The real estate law area provides its clients with legal counsel in private ventures, government contracts and PPPs. Furthermore, it provides legal counsel on the management of the financial structure of real estate projects, including the elaboration and negotiation of fiduciary agreements and other financial instruments and guarantee mechanisms.
Corporate: The corporate practice handles a wide scope of transactions, from regular and daily commercial affairs, to highly sophisticated M&A operations, having participated in significant deals with clients from the transport, industrial and real estate sectors.
This area stands out in providing its clients with advisory regarding the development and implementation of investment projects, both public and private; in obtaining permits and administrative certifications, advising its clients in matters of financing, guarantees and the negotiation of complex contracts.
The firm has a strong portfolio of international clients and has vast experience in handling cross border operations in corporate, tax and labour (pension) law matters. International tax and corporate planning is one of the firm’s key services in this regard.
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The firm handles clients from most industrial sectors, mainly the pharmaceutical and cement industries, where it has led proceedings often involving the sponsorship of clients that represent most of the market share in their respective industry sectors, as well as regularly advising the national pharmaceutical laboratories guild (ADIFAN) and the national cement producers guild (ASOCEM). Additionally, the firm’s name gained some momentum after successfully representing Lima’s Chamber of Commerce, the National Industries Association and the Peruvian Exporters Association in a constitutional process filed against Law 29720. Likewise, the firm represents some of the most prominent players at the helm of Peru’s real estate boom.