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Latin-America Guide

Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime — Peru


Benites, Forno & Ugaz Abogados - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Hugo Forno, José Ugaz and Luis Vargas Valdivia
- 5 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded dispute resolution practice, with expertise in white-collar crime as well as litigation. Boasts significant experience advising clients on fraud, embezzlement and usurpation. Additionally assists with both commercial and civil litigation, alongside administrative and constitutional disputes. Acts for domestic and international corporations from sectors including mining, energy and telecommunications.

Strengths Market commentators hold the firm in very high esteem for its white-collar crime practice. One states: "They are the best firm in this field – they have a team of very strong lawyers."

Work highlights Represented Telefónica Multimedia in its claim against Eloy Yong Meza and Celia Anicama for the crime of grievous theft. The dispute arises from the allegation that television signals exclusive to Telefónica Multimedia were being transmitted through Cable Orion.

Significant clients Interbank Perú, Pilotes Terratest Perú, Cía Minera Raura, COSAPI, Minera Yanacocha.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head José Ugaz is an esteemed and long-standing practitioner within the white-collar crime arena. He is noted by clients for "his impressive demeanour, in addition to his strength as a powerful speaker." One source comments: "He is the best individual litigator that I have worked with in Peru." He is well-versed in a variety of matters, including cases involving allegations of fraud, collusion and extortion.

Co-head of department Luis Vargas Valdivia has standout knowledge of white-collar crime mandates, garnering praise from market commentators, who describe him as "a highly prestigious practitioner." Others remark that "he has great experience in this practice area."

Melissa Núñez has notable experience in dispute resolution, with considerable skill in civil, administrative and constitutional litigation, as well as arbitration. Núñez is well regarded by sources, who note that "she is good at what she does."

Practice co-head Hugo Forno is valued by clients for his practice in dispute resolution. One highlights: "He delivers great analysis which is very helpful," and another adds that "he is an expert in civil law and contractual matters."

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Caro & Asociados - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Dino Carlos Caro Coria
- 1 partner
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected white-collar crime boutique with abilities in a wide variety of complex mandates. Routinely advises companies and administrators in investigative procedures and trials related to usurpation and fraud, as well as IP and environmental crimes. Has experience representing clients from sectors such as oil and gas, mining, telecommunications and construction.

Strengths Clients single out the firm in this area and enthuse: "The lawyers have considerable expertise in corporate and financial matters related to criminal law. They provide a personalised service and stand out for the quality of their work. We are fully satisfied with their legal services."

Work highlights Acted for Compañía Minera Atacocha on an investigation related to charges filed against one of its mining companies for having caused environmental damage through mining activities.

Significant clients Enagás, MMG, América Móvil Perú, Construtora OAS, Interbank.

Notable practitioners

Clients assert that practice head Dino Carlos Caro Coria has "impressive expertise in this field," and one continues: "I really value his trustworthiness." He is additionally lauded for his in-depth knowledge of white-collar crime mandates, with an interviewee specifically commending "his ability to design and implement legal strategies – he is a diligent and efficient professional."

Associate-to-watch Luis Fernando Iberico Castañeda is highly regarded by clients for his "expertise" in white-collar crime matters, with experience assisting clients with environmental and corporate crimes, as well as allegations of corruption.

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Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Julio César Pérez, Jose Domingo Rivarola Reisz and Juan Diego Ugaz
- 3 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prominent practice group with expertise in litigation, arbitration and white-collar crime cases. Assists with all stages of a dispute, including advising on prevention and management issues. Experience spans commercial, regulatory and civil proceedings at both an international and domestic level. Has in-depth knowledge of economic criminal law, often acting for local financial institutions.

Strengths Clients appreciate the service offered by the firm. One says: "The lawyers plan great strategies and structure them very well. They are highly creative, as well as being open and flexible. We feel that they are committed both to the proceeding and to us as clients."

Work highlights Represented Perú Masivo in a domestic arbitration for breach of contract against the Municipality of Lima. The value of the claim was approximately USD17.24 million.

Significant clients Scotiabank Perú, Banco de Crédito del Perú, América Móvil Perú, Volcan Compañía Minera, BNP Paribas.

Notable practitioners

Jose Domingo Rivarola Reisz receives considerable praise from clients, who state that he delivers "prompt and great-quality work," and add: "It is enjoyable working with him as he understands our business. He also approaches problems with a creative manner and is great at planning strategies." He has a broad dispute resolution practice, with strength in both litigation and arbitration.

Clients laud Julio César Pérez's practice in this field, with one noting that: "He is an extraordinary lawyer who combines his knowledge of the law with common sense and a capacity for forming strategies." He has noteworthy skill in complex litigation cases, with a focus on contractual and commercial disputes.

Star associate and white-collar crime practitioner Juan Diego Ugaz is described by a client as a lawyer with "good experience in the criminal field, alongside the added bonus of a corporate mindset." They also say: "He demonstrates a great level of dedication and commitment in the work that he does."

Department profile by Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

We have profuse experience in preventing, addressing and resolving disputes, as well as designing strategies and representing clients, before courts, arbitration tribunals, conciliation and mediation panels, administrative agencies and other local jurisdictional bodies.

The aim of our practice is to prevent disputes and offer effective solutions in accordance with our client’s business objectives, not limiting us to managing procedures. Our work starts with the design of an integrated strategy seeking the best for our clients’ interests. Accordingly, we work closely with experts in other practice areas, enabling us to better understand the complexities at the core of the dispute.

We regularly represent foreign and local clients in civil, commercial, corporate, regulatory and enforcement disputes. In recent years, we have counseled and represented clients in the most important local corporate and shareholder litigations. Likewise, on the commercial front, our layers’ experience covers leading cases related to business recovery, insolvency, insurance and reinsurance, contract enforcement, civil liability and torts, among other issues.

Similarly, our firm is a leading practitioner in the field of ADR, particularly in arbitrations. We commonly act as legal counsel in arbitral procedures administered by all the major local arbitration institutions on a wide range of topics and some of our lawyers are recurrently appointed arbitrators in highly complicated and significant disputes.

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We have extensive experience in cases of dispute resolutions at international level:

  • Advice to Isolux Corsán Concessions Elecnor S.A. in the negotiations within the framework of an ICSID international arbitration in relation to the fulfillment of concession contracts that culminated in an agreement with the Peruvian Government.

  • Advice to Isolux Corsán Concessions Elecnor S.A. in an ICSID international arbitration in relation to the fulfillment of concession contracts.
  • Advice in an ICC international arbitration to a commodities seller in relation to payment of damages.
  • Advise to the Republic of Peru in the negotiations stage within the framework of an ICSID international arbitration.
  • ICC international arbitration between one company from the industrial sector and one insurance company, in relation to liability for machinery damages.
  • ICC international arbitration between one water treatment company and a project management company, in relation to the interpretation of a service agreement´s clause.
  • ICC international arbitration between one mining company and one port company, in which the first one affirms that is not part of the contract.
  • International arbitration between one company from the industrial sector and one mining company, in relation to fulfillment of obligations under a construction contract and payment of damages.
  • International arbitration between two energy companies, in relation to contractual obligations’ fulfillment.
  • Two international arbitrations between two companies from the port sector, in relation to a share purchase agreement.

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Augusto Loli
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded disputes practice with considerable expertise in white-collar crime mandates. Has in-depth knowledge of the complete spectrum of matters, including criminal compliance, collusion, bribery, corruption and money laundering. Routinely acts for both domestic and international clients from the banking, energy and telecommunications sectors.

Strengths The team is singled out for its "great ability to structure a defence, as well as communicate with us. They have a committed approach to ensuring the strategy is explained in a way that we can fully understand."

Work highlights Counselled members of the board of directors, the chief executive officer and the legal representative of Banco de Crédito del Perú on their defence related to charges of fraud.

Significant clients Grupo Breca, Telefónica del Perú, Saga Falabella, Compañía Peruana de Radiodifusión, Banco de Crédito del Perú.

Notable practitioners

Percy Garc��a Cavero is described as an "expert" in this field. He boasts considerable experience in white-collar crime mandates, having assisted both public and private entities. He additionally maintains a strong academic profile.

Highly respected white-collar crime practitioner Augusto Loli "makes you feel that you are in safe hands," according to a client, who continues: "He is very responsive and knows how to convey a sense of trust and tranquillity."

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Leandro Reaño, José Tam and Ramón Vidurrizaga
- 9 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading full-service firm at the forefront of the dispute resolution sector. Possesses extensive experience assisting with arbitration proceedings, alongside a variety of white-collar crime mandates. Additionally boasts impressive knowledge of litigation mandates related to public, civil and commercial matters. Has the capacity to work together with the firm's other practice areas to provide an integrated service for clients.

Strengths The firm is held in particularly high esteem by clients. One declares: "The team consistently obtains favourable results in highly complex issues. The strengths of the dispute resolution practitioners lie in their teamwork, solid training and experience, as well as the level of commitment to each assignment and their close co-ordination with the client."

Significant clients Minera Chinalco Perú, Compañía Minera Antamina, Southern Copper Corporation, San Fernando, Melia Hotels International.

Notable practitioners

The "outstanding" Juan Guillermo Lohmann "is a professional strategist, with extensive knowledge and experience in litigation," according to clients. He has broad-ranging expertise in arbitral proceedings, as well as disputes before the judiciary. His client roster encompasses international and domestic companies from the energy and mining sectors.

José Leandro Reaño is highly respected for his expertise in white-collar crime. His practice spans tax evasion, money laundering, corporate and financial fraud, as well as criminal bankruptcy. Clients appreciate him due to his "ability to analyse complex problems."

Distinguished litigation practitioner José Tam is well regarded by clients, who note that "he has a lot of experience in the dispute resolution field and is a hard worker." They go on to single out his "knowledge of a variety of matters, as well as his ability to propose alternative solutions."

Efraín Vassallo Sambuceti is well versed in advising clients on white-collar crime cases, with a particular focus on economic crime matters related to the banking and insurance sectors.

Ramón Vidurrizaga is valued by clients who say: "He is a genius. He has a great capacity to see the light at the end of the tunnel and thinks outside the box." Other market commentators add: "He knows the arbitration field very well and is highly intelligent."

Arturo Aza stands out to clients due to his "creative ability to find strategies to solve a dispute." They add: "He is an efficient clear and responsive practitioner." He centres his practice around litigation, with a notable focus on contentious administrative mandates.

Fabrizio Castellano is valued by clients due to his "in-depth knowledge of litigation proceedings, as well as his commercially oriented advice." He has wide-ranging sector knowledge, with a particular focus on the mining and telecommunications sectors.

Department profile by Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

Our Dispute Resolution team is the largest litigation department among the Peruvian big full-service firms and the only one offering litigation representation in civil, commercial and public law. We regularly participate in the most complex arbitration proceedings in the country.

We have some team members work in other practice groups as well, such as electricity, civil law, infrastructure and real state. We also have lawyers experienced in investor- state and international  arbitration, which is not common in the country.

Furthermore, besides our local workload, our arbitration department is highly sought (one of the few in Peru) for representing clients in both international commercial arbitrations and investor-state arbitrations. We are currently involved in two out of four investor-state arbitrations and in several international commercial arbitrations.

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César Azabache Caracciolo

Azabache Caracciolo Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators praise highly esteemed white-collar crime practitioner César Azabache Caracciolo of Azabache Caracciolo Abogados for his activity in the market. He has considerable experience advising on a wide range of sector-related mandates, with a particular focus on anti-corruption matters.

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Dino Carlos Caro Coria

Caro & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients assert that practice head Dino Carlos Caro Coria has "impressive expertise in this field," and one continues: "I really value his trustworthiness." He is additionally lauded for his in-depth knowledge of white-collar crime mandates, with an interviewee specifically commending "his ability to design and implement legal strategies – he is a diligent and efficient professional."

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Estudio Oré Guardia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed practitioner Arsenio Oré of Estudio Oré Guardia is singled out by interviewees for his considerable expertise in this arena. One notes: "He is one of the best criminal lawyers in Peru," and another goes on to add: "He is seen as a very active player in the market."

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José Leandro Reaño

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Leandro Reaño is highly respected for his expertise in white-collar crime. His practice spans tax evasion, money laundering, corporate and financial fraud, as well as criminal bankruptcy. Clients appreciate him due to his "ability to analyse complex problems."

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Benites, Forno & Ugaz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head José Ugaz is an esteemed and long-standing practitioner within the white-collar crime arena. He is noted by clients for "his impressive demeanour, in addition to his strength as a powerful speaker." One source comments: "He is the best individual litigator that I have worked with in Peru." He is well-versed in a variety of matters, including cases involving allegations of fraud, collusion and extortion.

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Luis Vargas Valdivia

Benites, Forno & Ugaz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Luis Vargas Valdivia has standout knowledge of white-collar crime mandates, garnering praise from market commentators, who describe him as "a highly prestigious practitioner." Others remark that "he has great experience in this practice area."

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Percy García Cavero

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Percy Garc��a Cavero is described as an "expert" in this field. He boasts considerable experience in white-collar crime mandates, having assisted both public and private entities. He additionally maintains a strong academic profile.

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Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly respected white-collar crime practitioner Augusto Loli "makes you feel that you are in safe hands," according to a client, who continues: "He is very responsive and knows how to convey a sense of trust and tranquillity."

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Efraín Vassallo Sambuceti

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Efraín Vassallo Sambuceti is well versed in advising clients on white-collar crime cases, with a particular focus on economic crime matters related to the banking and insurance sectors.

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Star Associate

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Star associate and white-collar crime practitioner Juan Diego Ugaz is described by a client as a lawyer with "good experience in the criminal field, alongside the added bonus of a corporate mindset." They also say: "He demonstrates a great level of dedication and commitment in the work that he does."

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Associates to watch

Leonardo Calderón

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "proactive" associate-to-watch Leonardo Calderón is praised by clients for his "in-depth knowledge of criminal matters, in addition to his commercial awareness." He centres his practice on white-collar crime mandates, in addition to litigation.

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Associates to watch

Luis Fernando Iberico Castañeda

Caro & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Luis Fernando Iberico Castañeda is highly regarded by clients for his "expertise" in white-collar crime matters, with experience assisting clients with environmental and corporate crimes, as well as allegations of corruption.

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