Managing Partner: José Antonio Payet
Number of partners worldwide: 17
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 88
Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados was founded in 1996 in order to establish a law firm in Peru with the highest professional standards and a significant international perspective. Today, Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados is regarded as one of the most important law firms in the country, providing counsel in the various areas of law related to corporate activity.
Capital Markets/Finance: 17%
Corporate & Commercial Litigation: 15%
Main Areas of Practice
The firm’s practice covers a broad range of topics, ranging from incorporation procedures to corporate restructuring and market exit, including corporate transactions and contracts in general, commercial legislation, insurance, regulatory law, intellectual property, new technologies, among other fields. The firm’s frequent participation in the acquisitions of companies, mergers, spin-offs, transfers of assets, takeovers, among other transactions, provides it with the knowledge and experience necessary in order to offer its clients the best possible and innovative solutions, from a commercial, tax and regulatory viewpoint.
Capital Markets & Finance:
The firm regularly counsels institutional lenders and investors, borrowers and financial institutions in matters related to corporate finance. Its capital markets experience includes the design and listing of public equity and debt offerings, takeover bids, exchange offers, securitisations, investment funds and other innovative financial instruments, delisting offers and ‘going private’ transactions, stock option plans and trusts. Of particular importance is the firm’s vast experience in international offerings, in which it has interacted with the leading firms, auditors and investment banks of the main international markets.
Corporate & Commercial Litigation:
The firm regularly represents foreign and local clients in civil, commercial, corporate and regulatory disputes. In recent years it has counselled and represented clients in the most important local corporate and shareholder litigations. Likewise, on the commercial front, the firm’s attorneys’ experience covers leading cases related to business recovery, insolvency, insurance and reinsurance, contract enforcement, civil liability and torts, among other issues.
Over the past years the firm has counselled and represented clients in a broad array of corporate transactions, in connection with issues concerning horizontal restraints, monopolisation, tying, exclusive dealing, refusals to deal and numerous vertical arrangements. Its experience also involves successfully representing clients in the leading local price-fixing, exclusionary practices and merger control procedures, as well as counselling in a wide array of trade regulation, unfair competition, intellectual property, product liability and consumer protection matters. The firm’s practice covers a broad array of regulated industries. Its energy practice represents some of the country’s most important electricity generation, transmission and distribution companies, as well as other participants in the electricity and gas markets, including prospectors and developers. Several of the firm’s attorneys have taken part in the design and execution of some of the most important transactions carried out in the energy sector. The firm’s communications practice also covers a broad range of matters, enabling them to counsel in all the procedural aspects related to the granting of licenses, concessions and authorisations, negotiating and drafting interconnection agreements and implementing regulated price structures.
The firm has extensive experience in the design and execution of non-recourse or limited recourse financing structures. The firm’s experience includes counselling developers, sponsors and lenders to important projects developed in the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors in Peru, including counseling in all negotiations and procedures needed to obtain the necessary governmental concessions and to enter into Legal Stability Agreements with the Peruvian government.
The firm has highly trained professionals with extensive experience in all legal aspects relevant for mining activities, including titling and real estate, environmental and social aspects, regulation, project development and construction, financing, tax and labor, etc. The firm provides complete and thorough legal advice in all aspects of stages of mining projects, including exploration, construction, operation and closure, as well as mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions.
The firm’s tax practice is mainly focused on tax planning and consulting, special tax audit assignments and representation before tax and customs authorities. The tax practice has particularly relevant expertise in M&A transactions, regularly counselling on the most adequate and business-oriented tax schemes to successfully structure and implement such type of transactions. The firm also has important experience providing advice on, and enforcing, tax benefits applicable to investors and to the recipient companies of such investments.
The labour practice encompasses providing advice related to personnel hiring plans, including nationals and expatriates, preparation and drafting of management compensation and welfare benefits programs, as well as implementing labour costs reduction strategies.
The firm regularly counsels both domestic and international clients in highly complex cross-border and multinational transactions and its attorneys are familiar with the main international business centers. In addition, Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados belongs to the World Law Group, a network of renowned independent law firms located in 75 countries.
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The firm regularly counsels international companies in the banking and finance, telecommunications, energy, oil, insurance, food and beverages, manufacturing, retail and IT industries.