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Campos / Abogados en Infraestructura

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Managing Partner: Alexander Campos
Senior Associates: Renzo Seminario, Ahmed Manyari, Carlos Diez, Maria del Pilar Chávez
Number of partners: 1
Number of other lawyers: 9

Contacts
Arbitration: Ahmed Manyari
Projects: Carlos Diez
Contract Management: Alexander Campos

Firm Overview:
Founded in 2014 by three lawyers coming from a prestigious full-service law firm, CAMPOS / Abogados en Infraestructura has rapidly grown to ten lawyers to keep pace with increasing demand for specialised legal service in the infrastructure market. The firm’s practice is entirely focused on advising in major infrastructure projects, either in private, public or public private partnerships, as well as in important domestic and international arbitration cases related to those projects. The lawyers are highly experienced in all matters needed to deal with complex projects and arbitration cases, and also usually serve as university professors in their areas of expertise.

Main Areas of Practice:

Arbitration: 50%
Projects: 30%
Contract Management: 20%

Arbitration & ADRs:
Clients retain the firm to represent them in complex domestic and international arbitration cases and ADRs related to infrastructure projects. The firm’s leading practice is arbitration, but it also has extensive experience in negotiations, dispute boards, conciliations and settlements. The team handles arbitral proceedings under various arbitration rules such as the ICC rules, the UNCITRAL rules and the Lima Chamber of Commerce rules, among others. The firm is also actively involved in bilingual English-Spanish cases and often deals with third-party funding issues.

The firm’s experience covers a wide range of disputes arising from public and private construction contracts and PPPs related to infrastructure projects. The lawyers have outstanding legal and technical expertise in construction matters. Claims usually handled by the firm include extensions of time, cost overruns, variation orders, standby costs, force majeure, disruption and constructive acceleration.

The team also deals with contract and commercial claims such as contract termination, breach of contract and damages. In fact, due to the favourable outcomes in construction cases, the firm is successfully increasing its practice on contractual and commercial disputes. Moreover, the firm’s international commercial arbitration practice is growing.

Projects:
The firm’s projects practice advices on all phases and matters related to complex projects such as bidding proceedings, drafting of contracts, financing, contract execution, contract modifications and regulatory aspects. Its extensive experience in the development, financing and execution of major projects is recognised in the infrastructure market.

Some of the projects the firm usually deals with are related to transportation (roads, bridges, ports, airports and trains), education and health facilities, sports facilities, energy (generation and transmission), water sanitation and sewage plants, irrigation, home and commercial buildings, oil, gas and mining facilities.

The firm’s legal work also includes advice in various contract and financing modalities such us lump sum, unit price, turn key, EPC, EPCM, BOT, BOO, BOOT, FIDIC and NEC model contracts. One of the main projects handled by the firm is providing comprehensive legal advice to a regional government during the execution of a complex PPP irrigation project in Southern Peru.

Contract Management:
The firm’s contract management practice seeks to prevent and mitigate claims by assessing and preventing risks and advising clients in implementing claim prevention tools. Its lawyers have significant experience in mitigating disputes by means of collaborative techniques.

International Work:
The firm’s work is usually related to major projects under international contract models as FIDIC and NEC or governed by foreign law. Arbitration and ADRs expertise includes international proceedings under ICC and UNCITRAL rules.

Languages:
Spanish, English and French.

Clients:
Clients retain the firm to represent them in their various capacities in major infrastructure projects and arbitral proceedings. Among its clients are contractors, owners, project designers, supervisors, investors, developers, concessionaries, financing entities and national and regional governments.

The firm’s clients include the most active companies developing projects in Peru. Among them are companies from Peru, Spain, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Italy and Portugal.