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Latin-America Guide

Bankruptcy/Restructuring — Peru


Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Gonzalo De Las Casas and José Jiménez Chocano
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly prestigious bankruptcy and restructuring powerhouse commanding a stellar reputation in this field. Routinely acts for clients in the context of acquiring distressed companies and assets, offering further expertise in significant restructurings in the public and private sectors. Equally well versed in acting as counsel to debtors and creditors, boasting an impressive client roster comprising front-running banks and investment funds, alongside notable players from the mining and infrastructure industries.

Strengths A client endorses the department, stating: "Their work is top-notch. We choose them to assist us with complex matters due to their thorough analysis, creative solutions and capacity to act with efficiency and speed."

Other market commentators go on to point out the team's "experience and strength" in this field.

Work highlights Advised Glencore as creditor to Doe Run Perú on the liquidation of the latter's assets in order to recover a debt totalling USD16 million.

Assisted Sociedad Francesa de Beneficencia with bankruptcy prevention measures.

Significant clients Industria Textil Piura, Bank of America, Tai Loy, Obras de Ingeniería, Abengoa Peru.

Notable practitioners

Partner Gonzalo De Las Casas is described by clients as "the number-one lawyer in this practice area; he handles the full restructuring process including Chapter 11 proceedings and is highly successful." Another client adds: "He is an entrepreneurial lawyer who understands the business side of legal matters." Peers confirm his leading position in this area, describing his work as "impeccable" and highlighting his level of activity here.

José Jiménez Chocano is valued by market commentators. One client affirms that "he is very good at handling matters in this area" and goes on to state that "he is responsive, highly capable and has good experience."

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

In 2017, we represented Glencore International AG in the liquidation proceeding of Doe Run Perú and its subsidiary; Abengoa Perú S.A. and Termochilca S.A. in the negotiation for private restructuring with their main financial creditors; GyM S.A. (Graña y Montero Group) in the negotiation with its subcontractors for the payment of financial obligations (US$ 53MM); and C.A.M.E Contratistas y Servicios Generales S. A. in the implementation of a restructuring plan (US$ 33MM).

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Guillermo Puelles
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Standout firm in the bankruptcy and restructuring area routinely acting as legal counsel to acquirers of distressed assets. Remains active in liquidation proceedings, with experience representing both debtors and creditors from both the private and public sectors in major operations. Renders comprehensive advice to notable financial institutions and mining concerns, often working in tandem with the firm's highly acclaimed banking and finance department.

Strengths One client enthuses: "I have the highest opinion of the team. The lawyers are very focused, have a high level of expertise and deliver quickly. They follow up on all matters and achieve great results."

Work highlights Advised Consorcio Minero as main creditor to Doe Run Perú in the context of the latter's liquidation of assets and debt recovery.

Assisted HSBC with the Peruvian law aspects of the bankruptcy proceedings relating to China Fishery Group and its Peruvian subsidiaries. The matter was valued at USD1.5 billion.

Significant clients Azulcocha Mining, Trafigura, Penta Tanks Terminals, Banco de Crédito del Perú, Santander.

Notable practitioners

Leading figure Guillermo Puelles "stands out for his accurate and timely advice," according to clients. Clients agree that he is a "top lawyer" in this field and that "his advice and knowledge are both very good." He advises both creditors and insolvent entities and also acts as counsel to companies seeking to acquire distressed assets.

Hugo Silva is well regarded by market commentators for his practice in this field. He advises clients on a variety of bankruptcy proceedings including representing Sacos Piscos as creditor in connection with Agro Pucala's insolvency.

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

Our attorneys specializing in Restructuring and Insolvency have extensive experience managing the most important and significant processes of companies in crisis through public or private financial restructuring or liquidation processes.

We advise creditors as well as, individuals in financial distress or involved in restructuring or liquidation processes. We further represent debtors in insolvency proceedings in the design and implementation of agreements with their creditors.

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CMS GRAU - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Michelle Barclay Thorne
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded department garnering recognition for advising on bankruptcy and debt restructuring mandates. Represents a range of clients in debt refinancing, provides advice regarding bankruptcy proceedings and assists bankrupt entities with the liquidation of their assets. Also experienced handling exit strategies and distressed M&A transactions.

Strengths Clients mention: "We are more than satisfied with the quality of services and the professionalism of the department's lawyers, who are always ready to give a quick response to our queries."

Work highlights Represented Telefónica del Perú as creditor to Compañía Telefónica Andina in connection with the latter's involuntary bankruptcy.

Significant clients Depósitos Químicos Mineros, Telefónica del Perú.

Notable practitioners

Michelle Barclay Thorne is highly valued by clients, who appreciate that "she not only has an excellent command of Peruvian law, but also has a lot of knowledge and experience in international insolvencies. This clearly adds value to our matters." Another client enthuses that "she is very clear and practical when explaining matters and gets straight to the point."

About the Team (content provided by CMS GRAU)

CMS Grau has strong experience dealing with cross/border insolvency issues, cases with international implications and issues, bankruptcy take/overs, bankruptcy cases with strong regulatory and social aspects, distressed M&A, debt refinancing, reorganization proceedings, preparation and negotiation of reorganization plans, exit strategies, bankruptcy liquidations, out-of-court reorganizations.

The team advises clients from all sectors, including consumer products, mining, TMC, energy, fishing, among others, and participates in key cases, including 2 of the most complex bankruptcy cases in the country.

The lawyers’ broad expertise ranges from debt refinancing, reorganisation proceedings of international group of companies, bankruptcy proceedings and related contingencies, including arbitration and legal processes, including experience appearing before INDECOPI’s bodies (Commission, Technical Secretary and Tribunal) and before Court and Arbitral Tribunals. The team constantly coordinates with accountants, auditors, business consultants and relevant bodies of the companies we advise such as board of directors, shareholders, commercial managers and accounting department.

CROSS-BORDER CASE: The team provides advice in a complex bankruptcy Chapter 11 (reorganisation) case in New York together with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP. The company’s main assets are located in Peru.

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De Bracamonte, Haaker, Castellares Abogados - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Gonzalo De Bracamonte Melgar
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Significant practice routinely retained to advise on debt restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings. Also advises on the acquisition of distressed assets, assists clients across a number of industries with liquidation proceedings and represents clients seeking to obtain recognition of approved creditor status.

Strengths Clients enthuse: "The firm demonstrates efficiency and a great capacity to respond quickly to our legal requirements. The main strength of the firm is the high degree of knowledge and specialisation of its members in corporate and bankruptcy matters."

Work highlights Advised Copeinca and CFG Investment, subsidiaries of the China Fishery Group, on a preventive bankruptcy proceeding to refinance its debt with its creditors.

Significant clients Consorcio Minero, Scotiabank, Panamericana Televisión, Manufacturera de Papeles y Cartones del Perú, FBC Melgar.

Notable practitioners

Partner Gonzalo De Bracamonte Melgar garners praise from clients for "his ability to strategise and find solutions during the bankruptcy process." Peers particularly highlight his expertise advising on liquidation proceedings.

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Martinot Abogados - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Fernando Martinot
- 2 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-known practice counselling domestic and international debtors and creditors on high-profile bankruptcy cases. The department's central areas of expertise include liquidation proceedings, refinancing and debt restructuring. The team also regularly represents clients seeking to acquire distressed companies and assets.

Strengths Clients particularly endorse the lawyers' "comprehensive knowledge of the bankruptcy process in Peru, as well as their skills in negotiation, which help to achieve very positive results for the company."

Work highlights Represented Castrovirreyna Mining in its bankruptcy process, including negotiations with creditors to establish a payment plan and secure a loan for working capital.

Significant clients Servicios Mineros Gloria, Yara Perú, MFG Inmobiliaria, Albaconsult, Corporación Prodesa.

Notable practitioners

"Solid practitioner" Fernando Martinot is highlighted by both clients and peers for his expertise and experience in this practice area. "He provides a highly technical service and comprehensive knowledge of bankruptcy proceedings," according to a client, whilst another mentions that "he is one of the most experienced lawyers in this practice area."

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Miranda & Amado Abogados - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Rafael Corzo
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Dynamic practice group principally acting as counsel to respected corporations and financial institutions as creditors. Highly active in bankruptcy proceedings, liquidation of assets and the drafting of debt restructuring plans in the context of both local and cross-border matters. The department routinely works alongside the firm's acclaimed banking and finance team.

Strengths Clients value the team's input on matters, noting: "The firm is very good and always meets our expectations. It has many different specialities so the advice provided is multidisciplinary."

Work highlights Assisted Deutsche Bank Peru with the process of liquidating its assets as part of the winding down of its Peruvian operations.

Significant clients Banco del Crédito del Perú, Supermercados Peruanos, Banco Itaú BBA Peru, Grupo Ezentis, Corporación Aceros Arequipa.

Notable practitioners

Clients regard Renzo Agurto as "very good in bankruptcy procedures, as well as in designing strategies." Another client highlights that "he has outstanding knowledge of bankruptcy law, quickly understands what his clients are looking for and always has time for them." Agurto leads on the firm's most significant mandates and is active in debt restructuring, as well as in liquidating assets.

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


Our Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring Area is recognized in the market for its specialization, as well as for its solid and timely advice to clients, all backed by extensive experience in financial crisis scenarios both in Court and out-of-Court insolvency proceedings.

Our practice stands out for the legal advice to creditors from the institutional financial sector for the assessment of risks and analysis of business opportunities, as well as the design and implementation of legal structures that allow them to adequately protect against a potential insolvency scenario of their debtor.

We provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary advice in all stages of the insolvency proceeding before INDECOPI, including the design of strategies and negotiation with the actors involved. Likewise, we structure asset acquisitions and/or business acquisitions operations in financial distressed situations.

In our practice, we prioritize an international approach by participating as advisors in cross-border insolvency proceedings, which has allowed us to acquire significant experience in complex cases of this nature.

The Firm has incorporated a team with proven experience in this field, since its members have participated directly in the most important insolvency proceedings and corporate restructuring cases in Peru. Likewise, they are members of specialized entities such as the INSOL International and the ABI – American Bankruptcy Institute.



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Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Guido Muñiz Pujalt
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyer

What the team is known for Noteworthy firm in the bankruptcy and debt restructuring arena with strong experience acting as counsel to both debtors and creditors. Assists clients with debt recovery and liquidation of assets, routinely drawing support from the firm's specialised departments in tax and finance. Client roster includes significant banks and corporations.

Strengths One source notes: "First, they are professional and provide timely services and advice. Second, they have a strong knowledge of the law in their respective practice areas. Third, they have strong and valuable connections within the market."

Work highlights Advised Pepsi-Cola Panamericana on recovering the debt owed to the client by Compañía Embotelladora del Pacífico.

Significant clients Doe Run Perú, Ferreyros, ICBC Perú, Citibank del Perú, Boston Agrex.

Notable practitioners

Guido Muñiz Pujalt is the key client contact.

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

Our advice encompasses all aspects of bankruptcy and business restructuring processes from both the debtor’s and the creditors’ perspective in restructuring, dissolution and liquidation proceedings, even as buyers of the bankruptcy estate assets or as finance providers for the purchase of businesses under financial stress.

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Alfonso Pérez-Bonany
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded full-service firm active advising local and international clients on bankruptcy proceedings. The team has experience representing both creditors and debtors, and offers expertise in debt recovery, debt restructuring and liquidation proceedings. Lists among clients notable banks and telecommunications companies.

Strengths Clients praise the team, enthusing: "They are real experts in this area and have highly specialised knowledge of bankruptcy proceedings. They are proactive and well organised, which we deem to be very important."

Work highlights Assisted Andina de Radiodifusión with its bankruptcy proceeding, including an analysis of the company's financial situation, negotiations with all recognised creditors and the drafting of the final repayment plan.

Significant clients Inversiones Centenario, Sandvik del Peru, Banco Santander del Perú, Pacific Alliance Group, Doe Run Perú.

Notable practitioners

Alfonso Pérez-Bonany is described as "a reliable and highly knowledgeable lawyer" by one client. Sources go on to mention that "he is responsive and follows up on all matters very well." He led on the aforementioned work highlight and offers niche expertise as a former employee of the INDECOPI's Insolvency Commission.

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

Our Firm´s advice not only comprehends the legal framework applicable to the specific bankruptcy proceeding but also we adapt our knowledge to the specific industry where the insolvent is from. Clients usually favour us when we give them legal advice considering the peculiar situation of the company from a business side.

Given the fact that a bankruptcy proceeding comprehends all and every aspect of the debtor, as a multidisciplinary Firm we have the capability to advise our clients in other aspects related to the insolvency proceeding, such as Taxation, Labour, Environment, Mining, and other. Boutique Firms cannot embrace such other areas of expertise.

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Star Individuals

Gonzalo De Las Casas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gonzalo De Las Casas is described by clients as "the number-one lawyer in this practice area; he handles the full restructuring process including Chapter 11 proceedings and is highly successful." Another client adds: "He is an entrepreneurial lawyer who understands the business side of legal matters." Peers confirm his leading position in this area, describing his work as "impeccable" and highlighting his level of activity here.

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Band 1

José Jiménez Chocano

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Jiménez Chocano is valued by market commentators. One client affirms that "he is very good at handling matters in this area" and goes on to state that "he is responsive, highly capable and has good experience."

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Band 1

Fernando Martinot

Martinot Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Solid practitioner" Fernando Martinot is highlighted by both clients and peers for his expertise and experience in this practice area. "He provides a highly technical service and comprehensive knowledge of bankruptcy proceedings," according to a client, whilst another mentions that "he is one of the most experienced lawyers in this practice area."

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Band 1

Guillermo Puelles

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading figure Guillermo Puelles "stands out for his accurate and timely advice," according to clients. Clients agree that he is a "top lawyer" in this field and that "his advice and knowledge are both very good." He advises both creditors and insolvent entities and also acts as counsel to companies seeking to acquire distressed assets.

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Band 2

Michelle Barclay Thorne

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Michelle Barclay Thorne is highly valued by clients, who appreciate that "she not only has an excellent command of Peruvian law, but also has a lot of knowledge and experience in international insolvencies. This clearly adds value to our matters." Another client enthuses that "she is very clear and practical when explaining matters and gets straight to the point."

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Band 2

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Hugo Silva is well regarded by market commentators for his practice in this field. He advises clients on a variety of bankruptcy proceedings including representing Sacos Piscos as creditor in connection with Agro Pucala's insolvency.

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Band 3

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients regard Renzo Agurto as "very good in bankruptcy procedures, as well as in designing strategies." Another client highlights that "he has outstanding knowledge of bankruptcy law, quickly understands what his clients are looking for and always has time for them." Agurto leads on the firm's most significant mandates and is active in debt restructuring, as well as in liquidating assets.

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Band 3

Gonzalo De Bracamonte Melgar

De Bracamonte, Haaker, Castellares Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gonzalo De Bracamonte Melgar garners praise from clients for "his ability to strategise and find solutions during the bankruptcy process." Peers particularly highlight his expertise advising on liquidation proceedings.

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Band 3

Alfonso Pérez-Bonany

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alfonso Pérez-Bonany is described as "a reliable and highly knowledgeable lawyer" by one client. Sources go on to mention that "he is responsive and follows up on all matters very well." He led on the aforementioned work highlight and offers niche expertise as a former employee of the INDECOPI's Insolvency Commission.

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Band 3

Rafael Picasso Salinas

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rafael Picasso Salinas of Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International "is a charismatic individual who impresses with his breadth of expertise in the law as well as industry-specific knowledge across various sectors," according to one client. He recently acted as counsel to Volcan Compañía Minera on Doe Run Perú's bankruptcy proceedings.

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Up and Coming

Gustavo Miró Quesada

Miró Quesada Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Gustavo Miró Quesada of Miró Quesada Abogados is recommended by clients, who say: "It is a pleasure to work with him on the substantive and procedural laws regarding restructuring and bankruptcy in Peru." Another client highlights that "his financial skills gives him an important edge."

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