- Managing Partner: Ismael Noya de la Piedra
- Partners: Samuel Abad Yupanqui, Marco Alarcón Piana, Alberto Araoz Villena, Ana María Arrarte Arisnabarreta, Eduardo Barboza Beraún, Pablo Berckholtz Velarde, Eduardo Guevara Dodds, Javier Castro Salinas, Jorge Danós Ordóñez, Javier de Belaunde López de Romaña, Juan Carlos de los Heros Echecopar, Alfonso de los Heros Pérez Albela, Liliana Espinosa Reboa, Eduardo Ferrero Costa, Luis Alonso García Muñoz-Nájar, Pedro Morales Corrales, Juan Carlos Morón Urbina, Jorge Ossio Gargurevich, Valentín Paniagua Jara, Rafael Picasso Salinas, Rolando Ramírez-Gastón Horny, Javier Tovar Gil, María del Carmen Tovar Gil, Teresa Tovar Mena, Renato Vázquez Costa, José Ramírez Gastoñroe
- Number of partners: : 27
- Number of other lawyers: : 69
THE FIRM: Estudio Echecopar, with more than 60 years of professional practice, is recognised by all lawyer’s directories covering the Peruvian legal market as one of the most prestigious top tier law firms in Peru.Through the years, it has maintained an undeniable leadership in the Peruvian legal practice, due to synergy of its experience and new, young talent.
Involved in CSR & Pro Bono practice, the firm is proud of the high legal and ethical standards it has established and the tradition of excellence which it works to uphold. Echecopar is a reputed market leader in finance, corporate, M&A, dispute resolution, procurement, among other legal expertise.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Banking, Finance, Capital Markets & Restructuring/Insolvency: The firm combines an experienced transactional practice involving financial institutions with a team of sophisticated regulatory expertise. The firm provides solutions to legal and business issues in the Peruvian Financial System, for domestic and foreign clients that require a full understanding of the structure and regulation structure of local banking laws. In addition, the team offers the most renowned experience in representing both lenders and borrowers in corporate, project finance and structured finance, and a premier securities and capital markets transnational and dispute practice.
Corporate & M&A: The M&A team has participated in many important corporate deals in the Peruvian market over the years and has guided shareholders, companies and financial investors through the complexities and details of acquiring,merging, investing in and disposing of businesses. The firmis consistently in the top rank of legal advisers for M&A transactions.
Tax: The tax practice is dedicated to providing consulting services related to the tax implications of all transactions carried out by its clients and assisting them in tax planning by structuring both their local and international transactions by optimising taxable effect. In addition, the tax practice specialises in the legal defence of its clients against any tax assessment made by the National Tax Administration and local governments.
Natural Resources: The firm provides legal advice to the mining and natural resource industry (in particular fisheries and oil and gas), in a wide range of legal matters from the start up of projects, including financing, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures, to their day to day operations. The firm also advices clients in environmental, non-environmental and archaeological regulatory laws, permitting and compliance and prosecute administrative appeals in connection with such matters as regulatory enforcement actions and administrative sanctions. Among its clients are mining, fishing and oil and gas companies; banks, governmental agencies, petrochemical energy generating and transmission corporations and infrastructure.
Labour Law & Social Security: The firm’s group of lawyers advise business and individual clients on a wide range of labour law collective bargaining, labour audit and planning, health and safety in the workplace and social security related issues. The attorneys in this group are experienced litigators and, when necessary, experienced to carry out employment issues in all administrative and judicial forums.
Intellectual Property: Estudio Echecopar features a full service intellectual property practice enabling clients to trust their intangible assets to the same firm handling their general legal matters. The firm’s attorneys have the knowledge and experience to counsel clients on all aspects of procurement, management, and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
Foreign Trade: With worldwide development of international trade, lawyers are obliged to be familiar with criteria for solving any and all problems their clients may face. The firm advises its clients, both in the private and public sectors, on issues involving international trade,where Peruvian and international legislation may be applicable.
Regulatory Matters: The regulatory practice covers a broad range of industries and activities connected with public services and infrastructure, as well as government procurement and contracts. The firm’s practice comprises telecommunications, transportation infrastructure, airports, ports; sanitation services, electricity generation, government contracts, bidding rules, concessions distribution, and any issue that has relation with administrative law.
Antitrust/Competition: The antitrust/competition team has sound experience in competition and antitrust law, in combination with a regulatory and economic expertise in varied industries of the market. The firm’s team expertise includes abuse of market power, cartels, strategic behavior,mergers/joint ventures and strategic alliances in the electric sector, unfair competition, commercial advertising, consumer protection, anti-dumping, State-Aid Laws, and removal of market barriers imposed by governmental authorities.
Infrastructure: Expertise in concessions regarding development and exploitation of transportation infrastructure, such as highways, airports, ports, railroads, public transportation systems, among others.
Other areas of practice include: aeronautics, agriculture, agro-industry, arbitration, corporate finance, construction, electricity, environment, foreign investment, custom tax, government contracts, litigations, mining, oil and gas, prevention and dispute resolution, privatisations and concessions, project finance, telecommunications, transportation, administrative, civil, commercial, constitutional, corporate and international law, among others.
INTERNATIONAL WORK: The firm is involved in international deals, mainly in corporate, banking, project finance, infrastructure, concessions and contracts with government, arbitration. It is member of several international alliances.