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Latin-America Guide

Tax — Peru


Hernández & Cía. Abogados - Tax Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading tax practice with significant expertise across the full spectrum of tax matters. Frequently retained by major domestic and international clients from sectors such as consumer goods, oil and gas, food and beverage and pharmaceuticals. Team possesses considerable experience in mandates relating to tax disputes, customs and tax structuring for M&A transactions, as well as audits, compliance and international tax planning. New client wins include Metrocolor and Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston.

Strengths "I have an excellent impression of the firm," reports a client, adding that the lawyers provide "a quality, timely service," and "prompt and precise responses."

The firm obtained "excellent results," and the team is "efficient and client-oriented," another interviewee notes.

Work highlights Provided a range of tax-related services to Grupo Telefónica, including planning, reviews and audit guidance.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Luis Hernández wins praise from clients for being "an excellent lawyer." He is also described as an "undoubtedly important figure" in this area. He is highly experienced in myriad elements of tax law, particularly regarding hydrocarbons and mining.

Sources highlight Milagros Bustillos as a "very good lawyer," who is "excellent" in this area. She boasts considerable experience advising on tax planning and auditing mandates and she recently advised Perupetro on various tax-related matters.

Leonardo López is praised by one market commentator as "a really outstanding professional in the Peruvian market." He is especially active in customs-related tax mandates and advises clients before the regulatory authorities for clients in the consumer goods and real estate sectors.

About the Team (content provided by Hernández & Cía. Abogados)

This area shows extensive development in all the different taxation matters. It includes preventive and further advice related to internal taxes, tax planning, comprehensive audits of tax compliance, promotion systems, as well as assistance and legal defense against inspections and administrative or judicial proceedings with the Tax Authority. For more than 15 years, the firm is recognized as the firm with the strongest tax area of Peru. The firm’s founding partner, Luis Hernández, is renowned as an eminent and accomplished practitioner in the field for both the companies and technical and political authorities.

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados - Tax Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Powerhouse full-service firm with a highly regarded tax practice. Strong team comprises highly knowledgeable practitioners with long-standing experience in tax compliance, planning and auditing, as well as VAT mandates. Offers additional capabilities in tax claims, transfer pricing and the tax implications of corporate transactions. Regularly retained by private equity groups and mining companies. I Squared Capital is a recent client win.

Strengths "I have received a good service with quick, accurate responses," states one interviewee, adding that the lawyers "have not only knowledge but also valuable first-hand experience."

A commentator comments that the lawyers are "very strong technically" and provide "very solid, fast responses."

Work highlights Acted as local counsel to I Squared Capital on the tax aspects of its acquisition of the Latin American assets of Duke Energy, including the handling of the indirect transfer of shares according to Peruvian tax regulations. The matter is valued at USD1.2 billion.

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Seasoned practitioner Humberto Medrano is highlighted as "brilliant" by one interviewee. Another market commentator reports that he is "an extraordinary lawyer." He boasts long-standing experience in the sector, on matters spanning corporate tax and planning, as well as an academic contribution to the area.

Sources laud Alex Córdova for his experience in this sector, adding that he is "very knowledgeable." Another interviewee describes him as "one of the best tax lawyers in Peru." He is particularly highlighted for his work on tax law related to the mining sector. He recently advised Sacos Pisco on a VAT procedure valued at USD6 million.

Alex Morris wins praise from sources as a "very good specialist in tax law" who is "always available." Another commentator states that he is "very thorough when analysing information, goes one step ahead in terms of looking at the big picture and is very knowledgeable."

Partner Gonzalo La Torre is described by market commentators as "a very good lawyer." He is experienced in a range of corporate tax matters, including wealth management and the tax implications of M&A transactions.

Partner Gustavo Lazo is underlined as "a very good tax lawyer" by interviewees. Sources go on to add that "his work is done in a timely manner, with clear and very detailed recommendations." His particular expertise lies in corporate tax mandates for domestic and international clients.

Partner Tulio Tartarini wins recognition from peers for his activity in this area. He recently assisted San Fernando with an administrative and judiciary defence related to an income tax decision made by the Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria (SUNAT).

About the Team (content provided by Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados)

Our Tax group is the most prominent in the country. We offer proactive and preventative advice on tax compliance, wealth management, tax planning, taxation procedures and on the evaluation of tax aspects related to the acquisition and reorganization of companies.

We assist in the stages of tax planning and evaluation of tax aspects in corporate acquisition and reorganization of companies. We provide tax advisory in connection with financing investment, infrastructure and concession contracts.

We assist clients with tax audits and administrative and court proceedings. We also provide advice on the legal aspects of transfer pricing and international double taxation.

We guide companies in the tax regime applicable to their operations. We also collaborate with Peruvian and international investors in tax planning and the evaluation of tax contingencies.

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Zuzunaga Assereto & Zegarra Abogados - Tax Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly esteemed tax boutique fielding a deep bench of highly experienced lawyers. Department boasts expertise in a wide variety of tax matters, including litigation and international taxation work. Frequently instructed by both domestic and foreign clients across the mining, logistics and engineering sectors. Offers additional expertise representing clients in disputes before the tax authority related to VAT recovery mandates, as well as tax advisory and auditing services.

Strengths A client reports that "the firm provides us with a personalised, first-rate service. The lawyers have not only a high level of tax specialisation but also the ability to tailor their advice to our business objectives, combining their expertise in other complementary areas."

"The firm's strengths include the timeliness of the lawyers' responses, the whole team's expertise in the relevant areas, and their robust answers to any doubts we may have," states another interviewee.

Work highlights Assisted Compañia Minera Zafranal with tax planning aspects of its investment in the Zafranal project. Services included signing early recovery VAT agreements with the Peruvian goverment.

Notable practitioners

Fernando Zuzunaga del Pino is lauded as "very nimble" by one commentator, who adds that he "understands the relationship between business and the consequences of legal transactions, and gives comprehensive responses." Another interviewee notes that "he has demonstrated an impeccable grasp of the law, unflinching practical insight and empathy with the client."

Juan José Assereto Bossio wins recognition from market sources for his activity in this area, and the high-quality service he provides. He is experienced handling a range of tax matters, including litigation, audits and various mandates related to infrastructure projects.

Sources report that Juan Carlos Zegarra Vílchez is "very dedicated and gets very involved" in the matters at hand. Another interviewee highlights that "his experience has been vital" to their work.

Interviewees highlight that Lorgio Moreno is "a robust and experienced lawyer," adding that he "focuses well on the problems and presents alternative solutions very clearly." He focuses his practice on contentious tax mandates.

Up-and-coming partner Sergio Vega León recently advised Ultramar Group on the tax aspects of the reorganisation of two holding companies in Peru. An interviewee reports that "he provides us with clear and concise advice, always tailored to our business."

One interviewee notes that up-and-coming partner Luciana Yáñez is "very active" in this sector. Another commentator states that "her clear and precise advice shows a high level of specialisation."

About the Team (content provided by Zuzunaga Assereto & Zegarra Abogados)

Zuzunaga, Assereto & Zegarra Abogados is a law firm specialized 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 services.

The leadership and expertise of the firm are based on the experience of our 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.

Tax law experts covering corporate investments and high net worth individuals. Regularly advises clients in major infrastructure projects, mainly in the extractive and energy industries, including the planning and implementation of social investments and legal transfer pricing issues. The firm guides companies in cross-border structuring, M&A, joint- ventures, debt-equity transactions, and compliance obligations. Advises clients with tax audits in administrative and judicial procedures.

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Miranda & Amado Abogados - Tax Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly-respected tax practice frequently seen advising clients across a wide variety of tax matters. Team focuses its practice on tax structuring, planning and litigation, in addition to assisting with transfer pricing and the taxation aspects of M&A transactions. Frequently instructed by clients from sectors including oil and gas, transport infrastructure and telecommunications. New client wins include Icaro and FONAFE.

Strengths "I have the best impression of the firm," a client reports, adding that "the tax team is made up of very high-level, committed and efficient lawyers," who provide a "personalised service."

Work highlights Advised VINCI Highways on the tax aspects of the client's acquisition of Concesionaria Línea Amarilla.

Notable practitioners

Rocío Liu is praised as an "excellent lawyer" by interviewees, who also state that she is "meticulous," and "spectacular" in tax matters. She is highly experienced in tax planning and litigation for clients in the telecommunications and energy sectors.

Pablo Sotomayor Hernández is highlighted as "a very good lawyer" by one source, who adds that he "gives very clear advice and has tremendous knowledge of tax law in Peru." Another interviewee highlights his "cordial and attentive client service."

Market commentators praise associate-to-watch Vanessa Masalías Araujo as "very good," and note her presence in this area. She was recently involved in the representation of Kimberly-Clark Peru before the SUNAT.

About the Team (content provided by Miranda & Amado Abogados)

We assist clients with sophisticated tax structures, complex cross-border transactions and litigation before all levels of the court, including highly sensitive litigation against the tax authority SUNAT. We stand out for our unrivalled expertise in tax matters relating to regulated industries, specifically energy, infrastructure and telecoms.


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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Tax Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded full-service firm with significant expertise in the tax arena. Team can be frequently seen advising on the tax aspects of M&A transactions, double taxation treaties and wealth management matters. Client base is made up of companies from the technology, food and beverage, aviation and telecommunications industries. Additional areas of expertise include income tax and transfer pricing mandates and related litigation. New client wins include Imagina, Uber and Rio Blanco.

Strengths "This is an excellent firm," a client reports. They add that the lawyers "efficiently attend to our needs," and have an "in-depth knowledge of Peruvian tax legislation and practice."

Work highlights Instructed by Compañía de las Cervecerías Unidas to advise on tax aspects of its investment in Peru, including planning, due diligence and the direct and indirect transfer of shares.

Notable practitioners

Department head Walker Villanueva is described by sources as "fantastic" and "a standout lawyer." Market onlookers also describe him as "an excellent professional, someone who sees things in the area on a macro level," praising his ability to "analyse and understand our business" and "calculate both long and short-term risks."

About the Team (content provided by Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría)

Our tax team understands how the businesses of our clients work to help them achieving their objectives, by means of the design of local and cross-border structures the principal focus of which is the solid and efficient management of taxes, through the following areas:

  1. Local and Off-shore tax planning:
  2. International reorganizations:
  3. Transfer Pricing
  4. Private Clients reorganizations and tax planning
  5. Tax litigations and tax proceedings
  6. Customs and International Trade

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CMS GRAU - Tax Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Significant international firm with a respected tax team frequently instructed by clients in the energy and mining sectors. Team is well versed advising on auditing, international taxation, property taxes, VAT recovery and compliance matters. Additional areas of expertise include representing clients in litigation against the state.

Strengths "The lawyers' strength is the depth of their knowledge of the matters they handle," a client states, going on to highlight "the speed with which they resolve queries, and how secure they make us feel."

Work highlights Assisted Votorantim Metais Cajamarquilla with a claim against the local government of Lurigancho-Chosica regarding an alleged overcharging of property taxes.

Notable practitioners

César Castro Salinas co-heads the firm's tax department. Clients value the sincerity he brings to his work, along with his "ability to explain things in a simple way, even if they are unusual." He is well equipped to handle tax auditing and the tax aspects of international investments.

Department co-head Rolando Cevasco wins praise from market onlookers for his "specialised knowledge and experience," and is applauded for his ability to "make himself understood in a simple manner." He is frequently called upon to advise mining companies on their tax needs.

Interviewees report that associate-to-watch Rodrigo Flores is "spot-on in his opinions," and highlight the service he provides. Another market commentator praises his "experience and effectiveness."

Market commentators highlight that Eduardo Rojas is "doing a great job" in this area. He is experienced providing tax advice to clients from sectors including real estate and retail and mining.

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Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International - Tax Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-respected international firm with a noted offering in the Peruvian tax sphere. Experienced advising on tax planning, auditing and tax implications of M&A transactions, as well as related litigation. Frequently instructed by clients from media, technology and mining to assist with wealth management and the tax aspects of public and private infrastructure projects. Compañía Minera Milpo and Inversiones Centenario are new client wins.

Strengths One client describes the team as "very, very good," highlighting the lawyers' "very pragmatic approach" and "depth of knowledge."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Compañía Minera Milpo on the Peru and UK tax implications of a silver stream financing structure and incorporation of a subsidiary.

Notable practitioners

Department head Rolando Ramírez-Gastón Horny is held in high esteem by interviewees, who report that he is "always up to date on the relevant matters, and expresses his opinions clearly." Another source states that "his support is invaluable on tax matters."

About the Team (content provided by Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International)

Our tax team can represent clients in all phases of tax disputes and they have successfully defended clients in some of the largest tax disputes, they have participated in major complex corporate transactions and M&A matters for domestic and international clients.
Our tax practitioners — lawyers, economists and advisers — collaborate across borders and specialties to stay abreast of changing tax laws, practices and dispute resolution techniques locally and abroad.
Our global coverage enables us to help clients design, implement and defend tax strategies for their operations and transactions everywhere they operate, we have experience in tax litigation, wealth management, transfer pricing, accompanying clients from the outset of the tax audits at the tax administration level until the judicial litigation in the Judicial Power.

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Ernst & Young - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for International financial services firm boasting a noteworthy Peruvian tax practice. Team is frequently called upon to represent clients in claims and audits, as well as related litigation. Offers additional capabilities advising on tax restructuring, transfer pricing, wealth management and company incorporations. Clients hail from a range of sectors, including financial services, aviation and retail.

Strengths The firm "has a strong tax practice," states one source, adding that the lawyers are "very, very knowledgeable."

Work highlights Advised Goldman Sachs on the implementation of the best tax structure for the acquisition of a portfolio of credits and properties from a local bank. The firm is also assisting with matters before the Peruvian Tax Authority.

Notable practitioners

Partner Roberto Cores is described as "great" by one interviewee. Others state that he is a "very good lawyer" and highlight the quality of his work in this area. He focuses his practice on tax restructuring, wealth management and income tax mandates.

Head of department David De la Torre is lauded as "a very good lawyer" by one market commentator. Another interviewee highlights his "prestige" in this area. He is known for representing clients in tax claims and auditing procedures.

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Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-reputed full-service firm frequently seen advising clients from the food and beverage, consumer goods and automotive sectors. Team is well versed in handling matters related to tax structuring of M&A transactions, income tax matters, auditing and transfer pricing mandates, as well as representing clients before the SUNAT. New clients include Suez, Dufry and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Strengths This is an "excellent full-service firm," a client states, adding that the team provides "superb personal attention."

Work highlights Assisted Arca Continental with finding an efficient structure for the transfer of shares to one of its Mexican subsidiaries.

Notable practitioners

Partner Daniel Ono Hirata is praised as "a very good tax lawyer" by market onlookers. One source reports that he is "very up to date with our organisation's issues and how to resolve them." He frequently advises clients from the pharmaceutical industry on transfer pricing matters.

Department head Fernando Castro Kahn is highlighted as a "good lawyer" by market commentators. He focuses his practice on tax planning and auditing matters for clients from the retail and pharmaceutical industries.

About the Team (content provided by Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados)

We carry out tax planning processes and defend our clients’ interests in tax audit proceedings and objections, both in the administrative and judicial system. We have extensive experience in preventive audits aimed at identifying tax contingencies and carrying out due diligence examinations. Thanks to our alliance with a leading transfer pricing company, we provide advice on transfer pricing and coordinate the joint performance of transfer pricing studies.

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Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-respected full-service firm with a dynamic tax department. Bench is highly capable acting for clients on corporate taxation and tax planning mandates. Frequently called upon to advise on the tax implications of cross-border M&A transactions and related due diligence, as well as audits and disputes before the SUNAT. Clients are drawn from sectors such as telecommunications, banking and finance and construction.

Strengths "The firm is excellent," states a client, highlighting that its "greatest strength is the lawyers' knowledge."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Inchcape on the tax aspects of the client's acquisition of multiple companies of Empresas Indumotora and Indumotora Corp in several Latin American jurisdictions, including Peru and Chile. The matter is valued at approximately USD309 million.

Notable practitioners

Vanessa Watanabe is the key client contact.

About the Team (content provided by Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados)

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados has extensive experience in providing taxation and customs advice to investors in the telecommunication, banking and finance, education, electricity, mining, real state, manufacturing and trade sector.

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados provides taxation services, including consulting, support during the tax audits, taxation litigation, tax planning, due diligence for acquisitions, tax compliance, financial restructuring and review of tax returns, as well as consultancy on customs issues.

Our practice group aims to satisfy the requirements of investors by providing them with comprehensive advice with a though knowledge of their needs and expectations. Accordingly, our tax advice goes beyond the traditional concept, as we not only provide consulting and representation on fiscal procedures, but also advice companies in tax planning, tax audits and in the review of tax returns.

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados is the correspondent of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), and the tax group of the International Bar Association (IBA). Our attorneys actively partake in the Peruvian Institute of Tax Law (IPDT), the International Fiscal Association (IFA), tax committee in the National Confederation of Private Corporations (CONFIEP), tax committee of the National society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy (SNMPE) and the Tax Commission of the American Chamber of Commerce of Peru (AMCHAM).

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Peru - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded financial services multinational with a respected Peruvian tax practice. Provides services across a variety of tax mandates, including domestic and international consulting and litigation. Regularly retained for its services in tax planning, auditing, compliance and commercial transactions, as well as the tax structuring of M&A transactions.

Strengths The firm has "very good lawyers," and "people with good expertise in tax mandates," according to market commentators.

Notable practitioners

Orlando Marchesi wins recognition from sources for his activity in this sector. He is experienced handling tax planning and tax matters related to foreign investment for clients from sectors including TMT and mining.

Arturo Tuesta is lauded by sources as "a superb lawyer with good practical knowledge of tax mandates." They also highlight his significant experience in the market and knowledge of tax matters related to the finance sector.

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Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas - Tax Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced firm with an active department frequently seen advising multinational companies from an array of sectors, such as banking, real estate, mining and telecommunications. Key areas of expertise include appeals before the tax court, tax structuring of M&A transactions, tax amnesty and general due diligence matters. New client wins include Grupo Sistemas Tubulares and J.P. Morgan Private Bank.

Strengths "The firm provides a high-quality service," states an interviewee, highlighting its "very client-oriented style." They add that "the team's strengths are clarity and attention to the client and its practical problems."

Work highlights Instructed by Glencore to advise on the tax aspects of the client's acquisition of the Contonga mine, in particular trying to keep the tax liabilities of the transaction to a minimum.

Notable practitioners

Sources describe department head Camilo Maruy as "an excellent tax lawyer with full understanding of the challenges of this area." Another interviewee adds that "he is very efficient and likes to solve problems as easily as possible without complicating things."

About the Team (content provided by Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas)

Tax: Design of efficient tax structures related to M&A, domestic and foreign trusts, investment funds, financing operations, public and private concessions, project finance, among others, oriented at maximizing the benefits of clients while avoiding tax contingencies; providing comprehensive advice in tax law. Advisory regarding the application of the International Tax Transparency Regime and assessment of cross-border transactions and Double Taxation Treaties.

Private Clients: Personalised assistance to high net worth individuals and families, designing and setting up efficient investment structures aimed at the protection of assets, preservation of wealth and estate.



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Rubio Leguía Normand - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted practice group with long-standing experience advising on range of tax matters for clients in the telecommunications, aviation, cosmetics and mining industries. Regularly involved in matters related to income tax, customs mandates and tax refunds, with additional prowess in tax planning and restructuring and related litigation.

Strengths "This is an important firm with important lawyers," a market commentator states.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Luz María Pedraza is described as a "very good tax lawyer with a lot of experience." She has particular expertise in tax planning and income tax mandates related to the finance, energy and mining sectors.

César Luna Victoria co-heads the firm's tax department, and is praised by sources for his experience in this area. They add: "He is very intelligent, expresses himself well and clients have confidence in him." He is well versed in transfer pricing and auditing matters.

About the Team (content provided by Rubio Leguía Normand)

Our tax team has significant tax and customs expertise, both local and international, with particular expertise in relation to the mining, energy, telecommunications, real state, investment banking and financial sectors.

Our particular strength lies in our personalized legal service, always together with our clients, anticipating their needs and providing timely and satisfactory legal solutions.

In general terms, we provide advisory to all types of businesses with respect to general tax advice, tax planning and consulting, key tax aspects of cross-border transactions, transfer pricing rules, double tax treaties, administrative and judiciary tax procedures, as well as advice in customs and international trade, having extensive experience in the tax aspects of the most complex projects, businesses and financial transactions, such as cross-border M&A, infrastructure project development, design of complex financial instruments, structuring and investment of funds, project finance, etc.

The renowned reputation of our team, as well as our continued involvement in the development and execution of the most complex projects and deals, has allowed us to maintain our status as leaders in the field since our incorporation.

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DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar - Tax Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Significant international full-service firm regularly sought after for it tax capabilities. Team is well versed in tax planning and structuring of M&A transactions and the tax implications of the direct and indirect transfer of shares. Client base is made up of companies from the construction, tobacco, banking and pharmaceutical industries.

Strengths "The firm provides a fast, timely service which makes us as clients feel secure," an interviewee enthuses.

Work highlights Assisted Banco Santander Perú with the tax structuring of its acquisition of Leasing Perú's leasing portfolio, a matter valued at USD60 million.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Francisco Botto is highlighted by interviewees for his knowledge of tax matters. One source highlights his "great expertise in solving problems and making the proposal understood."

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Gálvez & Dolorier Abogados - Tax Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-reputed practice providing services spanning a range of tax matters, including litigation against the SUNAT, transfer pricing and tax planning. Clients are drawn from sectors including technology, pharmaceuticals and real estate. Also experienced handling tax auditing and taxation related to financial markets.

Strengths "The firm's service is high quality," an interviewee states, adding that "the lawyers are attentive and always available."

Work highlights Advised Los Portales on the tax elements of a portfolio transfer, valued at USD13 million.

Notable practitioners

Department head Silvia Muñoz is praised by market commentators as "a standout lawyer with a lot of experience." Another interviewee states that "she is a very studious lawyer who constantly keeps herself up to date." She is particularly experienced handling transfer pricing matters.

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The firm’s top area is tax litigation, primarily in transfer pricing and taxation of multinational economic groups matters. Specialization areas are: (i) general tax advisory with emphasis on transfer pricing, and other international tax issues; (ii) tax planning (includes fiscal planning and wealth management); (iii) technology and e-commerce (taxation of digital services, technical assistance, royalties, software and other e-commerce and IT-related operations) and (iv) financial markets taxation. 

Clients are large taxpayers, sectors such as mining and mineral trading, construction and real estate, pharma industry, broadcasting, beauty and personal care, international maritime transportation, energy; in- vestment funds, manufacturers, technology and telecommunications. 

Workhighligts: defence of highly sophisticated matter related to transfer pricing and commodities; defence related to methodology applied in transfer pricing regarding distribution activities; advised over 120 clients on a temporary tax amnesty regime applied to wealthy individuals; tax planning of corporate group reorganization; court decision defining non taxability of a transportation service; tax planning project with regards to intragroup transfer of intangibles.

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Garrigues - Tax Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted international firm with a respected tax practice. Well placed to handle tax planning for bond issuances and M&A transactions, double taxation treaties, as well as tax audits and related administrative proceedings. New client wins include Morgan Stanley, Advent International and Leasing Peru.

Strengths "The firm's service is excellent," an interviewee reports, adding that it is "high quality, on the mark, and delivered in a comprehensive and timely manner."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Scotia Capital and Morgan Stanley on tax planning aspects of the issuance of approximately USD280 million in corporate bonds.

Notable practitioners

Head of department José Chiarella is lauded by sources as "a very good tax lawyer with good experience in the market." He focuses his practice on tax planning and structuring for M&A transactions and he is highlighted for his tax consultancy practice.

Associate-to-watch Luis Valle is highlighted by one source as "a good lawyer with good technical skills." Another commentator reports that his "main strength is defending the company's interests and taking them into account at the technical level."

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Estudio Olaechea - Tax Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-established tax practice assisting key players from industries including mining, aviation and telecommunications. Well equipped to handle matters related to transfer pricing, VAT recovery, income tax, customs duties and double taxation treaties. New client wins include Little Caesars, Alcatel-Lucent del Perú and Forest Stewardship Council.

Strengths One source appreciates the firm's "top service. They find solutions to our problems, we feel very comfortable with them being in charge of all our legal issues in Peru."

Work highlights Provided counsel on Peruvian tax law to TeleCom Business Solution regarding transfer pricing matters.

Notable practitioners

Jorge Dávila and Carolina Rodriguez are the key client contacts.

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Senior Statesperson

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Luis Hernández wins praise from clients for being "an excellent lawyer." He is also described as an "undoubtedly important figure" in this area. He is highly experienced in myriad elements of tax law, particularly regarding hydrocarbons and mining.

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Senior Statesperson

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned practitioner Humberto Medrano is highlighted as "brilliant" by one interviewee. Another market commentator reports that he is "an extraordinary lawyer." He boasts long-standing experience in the sector, on matters spanning corporate tax and planning, as well as an academic contribution to the area.

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Band 1

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources laud Alex Córdova for his experience in this sector, adding that he is "very knowledgeable." Another interviewee describes him as "one of the best tax lawyers in Peru." He is particularly highlighted for his work on tax law related to the mining sector. He recently advised Sacos Pisco on a VAT procedure valued at USD6 million.

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Band 1

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rocío Liu is praised as an "excellent lawyer" by interviewees, who also state that she is "meticulous," and "spectacular" in tax matters. She is highly experienced in tax planning and litigation for clients in the telecommunications and energy sectors.

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Band 1

Walker Villanueva

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Walker Villanueva is described by sources as "fantastic" and "a standout lawyer." Market onlookers also describe him as "an excellent professional, someone who sees things in the area on a macro level," praising his ability to "analyse and understand our business" and "calculate both long and short-term risks."

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Band 1

Fernando Zuzunaga del Pino

Zuzunaga Assereto & Zegarra Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Fernando Zuzunaga del Pino is lauded as "very nimble" by one commentator, who adds that he "understands the relationship between business and the consequences of legal transactions, and gives comprehensive responses." Another interviewee notes that "he has demonstrated an impeccable grasp of the law, unflinching practical insight and empathy with the client."

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Band 2

Walther Belaúnde

Acerta Asesores

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Walther Belaúnde of Acerta Asesores is praised as "excellent," and "a knowledgeable tax lawyer" by interviewees. They also highlight that "he has a lot of experience and always responds immediately."

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Band 2

Milagros Bustillos

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources highlight Milagros Bustillos as a "very good lawyer," who is "excellent" in this area. She boasts considerable experience advising on tax planning and auditing mandates and she recently advised Perupetro on various tax-related matters.

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Band 2

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leonardo López is praised by one market commentator as "a really outstanding professional in the Peruvian market." He is especially active in customs-related tax mandates and advises clients before the regulatory authorities for clients in the consumer goods and real estate sectors.

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Band 2

Luz María Pedraza

Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Luz María Pedraza is described as a "very good tax lawyer with a lot of experience." She has particular expertise in tax planning and income tax mandates related to the finance, energy and mining sectors.

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Band 2

Rolando Ramírez-Gastón Horny

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Rolando Ramírez-Gastón Horny is held in high esteem by interviewees, who report that he is "always up to date on the relevant matters, and expresses his opinions clearly." Another source states that "his support is invaluable on tax matters."

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Band 3

Juan José Assereto Bossio

Zuzunaga Assereto & Zegarra Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan José Assereto Bossio wins recognition from market sources for his activity in this area, and the high-quality service he provides. He is experienced handling a range of tax matters, including litigation, audits and various mandates related to infrastructure projects.

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Band 3

César Castro Salinas

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

César Castro Salinas co-heads the firm's tax department. Clients value the sincerity he brings to his work, along with his "ability to explain things in a simple way, even if they are unusual." He is well equipped to handle tax auditing and the tax aspects of international investments.

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Band 3

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Rolando Cevasco wins praise from market onlookers for his "specialised knowledge and experience," and is applauded for his ability to "make himself understood in a simple manner." He is frequently called upon to advise mining companies on their tax needs.

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Band 3

CDA Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Iván Chu of CDA Abogados is praised as "an extraordinary lawyer" by one source. Another describes him as "a very assertive and analytical person, who is very up to date with the regulations and has an in-depth knowledge of technical matters."

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Band 3

Ernst & Young

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Roberto Cores is described as "great" by one interviewee. Others state that he is a "very good lawyer" and highlight the quality of his work in this area. He focuses his practice on tax restructuring, wealth management and income tax mandates.

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Band 3

David De la Torre

Ernst & Young

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department David De la Torre is lauded as "a very good lawyer" by one market commentator. Another interviewee highlights his "prestige" in this area. He is known for representing clients in tax claims and auditing procedures.

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Band 3

Cecilia Hernández

Hernández & Ugarelli Abogados - Consultores

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Cecilia Hernández of Hernández & Ugarelli Abogados - Consultores is described by one interviewee as having "a lot of experience" in this area. Another source reports that she is "an excellent lawyer."

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Band 3

PricewaterhouseCoopers Peru

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Orlando Marchesi wins recognition from sources for his activity in this sector. He is experienced handling tax planning and tax matters related to foreign investment for clients from sectors including TMT and mining.

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Band 3

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources describe department head Camilo Maruy as "an excellent tax lawyer with full understanding of the challenges of this area." Another interviewee adds that "he is very efficient and likes to solve problems as easily as possible without complicating things."

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Band 3

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alex Morris wins praise from sources as a "very good specialist in tax law" who is "always available." Another commentator states that he is "very thorough when analysing information, goes one step ahead in terms of looking at the big picture and is very knowledgeable."

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Band 3

Daniel Ono Hirata

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Daniel Ono Hirata is praised as "a very good tax lawyer" by market onlookers. One source reports that he is "very up to date with our organisation's issues and how to resolve them." He frequently advises clients from the pharmaceutical industry on transfer pricing matters.

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Band 3

PricewaterhouseCoopers Peru

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Arturo Tuesta is lauded by sources as "a superb lawyer with good practical knowledge of tax mandates." They also highlight his significant experience in the market and knowledge of tax matters related to the finance sector.

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Band 3

Juan Carlos Zegarra Vílchez

Zuzunaga Assereto & Zegarra Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources report that Juan Carlos Zegarra Vílchez is "very dedicated and gets very involved" in the matters at hand. Another interviewee highlights that "his experience has been vital" to their work.

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Band 4

DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Francisco Botto is highlighted by interviewees for his knowledge of tax matters. One source highlights his "great expertise in solving problems and making the proposal understood."

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Band 4

Fernando Castro Kahn

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Fernando Castro Kahn is highlighted as a "good lawyer" by market commentators. He focuses his practice on tax planning and auditing matters for clients from the retail and pharmaceutical industries.

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Band 4

De Bracamonte, Haaker, Castellares Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Cristina Chang of De Bracamonte, Haaker, Castellares Abogados heads the firm's tax department. One market commentator states that "she is a very, very good tax lawyer." Others add that she is "very good technically and is always available."

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Band 4

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department José Chiarella is lauded by sources as "a very good tax lawyer with good experience in the market." He focuses his practice on tax planning and structuring for M&A transactions and he is highlighted for his tax consultancy practice.

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Band 4

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gonzalo La Torre is described by market commentators as "a very good lawyer." He is experienced in a range of corporate tax matters, including wealth management and the tax implications of M&A transactions.

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Band 4

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gustavo Lazo is underlined as "a very good tax lawyer" by interviewees. Sources go on to add that "his work is done in a timely manner, with clear and very detailed recommendations." His particular expertise lies in corporate tax mandates for domestic and international clients.

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Band 4

César Luna Victoria

Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

César Luna Victoria co-heads the firm's tax department, and is praised by sources for his experience in this area. They add: "He is very intelligent, expresses himself well and clients have confidence in him." He is well versed in transfer pricing and auditing matters.

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Band 4

Zuzunaga Assereto & Zegarra Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees highlight that Lorgio Moreno is "a robust and experienced lawyer," adding that he "focuses well on the problems and presents alternative solutions very clearly." He focuses his practice on contentious tax mandates.

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Band 4

Gálvez & Dolorier Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Silvia Muñoz is praised by market commentators as "a standout lawyer with a lot of experience." Another interviewee states that "she is a very studious lawyer who constantly keeps herself up to date." She is particularly experienced handling transfer pricing matters.

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Band 4

Pablo Sotomayor Hernández

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pablo Sotomayor Hernández is highlighted as "a very good lawyer" by one source, who adds that he "gives very clear advice and has tremendous knowledge of tax law in Peru." Another interviewee highlights his "cordial and attentive client service."

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Band 4

Arbe Abogados Corporativos Financieros

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Ronald Stambuk of Arbe Abogados Corporativos Financieros is described by sources as knowledgeable in Peruvian tax matters. They go on to highlight that "he gives you great solutions and always looks for alternative solutions."

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Band 4

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Tulio Tartarini wins recognition from peers for his activity in this area. He recently assisted San Fernando with an administrative and judiciary defence related to an income tax decision made by the Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria (SUNAT).

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Up and Coming

Sergio Vega León

Zuzunaga Assereto & Zegarra Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Sergio Vega León recently advised Ultramar Group on the tax aspects of the reorganisation of two holding companies in Peru. An interviewee reports that "he provides us with clear and concise advice, always tailored to our business."

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Up and Coming

Zuzunaga Assereto & Zegarra Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

One interviewee notes that up-and-coming partner Luciana Yáñez is "very active" in this sector. Another commentator states that "her clear and precise advice shows a high level of specialisation."

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Star Associate

Eduardo Joo Garfias

Amprimo & Flury Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Star associate Eduardo Joo Garfias of Amprimo & Flury Abogados is praised as "analytical and dynamic" by sources, who add that "he is a tax specialist with substantial knowledge and provides precise solutions to the issues presented."

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Associates to watch

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees report that associate-to-watch Rodrigo Flores is "spot-on in his opinions," and highlight the service he provides. Another market commentator praises his "experience and effectiveness."

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Associates to watch

Vanessa Masalías Araujo

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators praise associate-to-watch Vanessa Masalías Araujo as "very good," and note her presence in this area. She was recently involved in the representation of Kimberly-Clark Peru before the SUNAT.

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Associates to watch

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators highlight that Eduardo Rojas is "doing a great job" in this area. He is experienced providing tax advice to clients from sectors including real estate and retail and mining.

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Associates to watch

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Luis Valle is highlighted by one source as "a good lawyer with good technical skills." Another commentator reports that his "main strength is defending the company's interests and taking them into account at the technical level."

^ See whole ranking table