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Dispute Resolution: Litigation — Peru


CMS GRAU - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded international full-service firm with a solid team advising on civil, commercial and constitutional litigation mandates. Relevant clientele includes local and foreign companies. New client wins include Club Regatas Lima, Pollos El Cerro and Agrovet Market. Team is strengthened by the addition of Luis Alberto Liñán.

Strengths A client endorses the team's expertise in this field, stating: "This is a very recognised and consolidated firm."

Work highlight Advised Open Plaza on a constitutional claim against the Municipality of Chiclayo to defend its property rights over a mall located in Chiclayo.

Notable practitioners

Experienced partner Luis Alberto Liñán is highly regarded by clients, who note: "He's an excellent litigator." They go on to state: "He's a knowledgeable litigator, and he is willing to work outside of usual working hours in order to keep his word and meet deadlines."

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DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Reputable team with a noteworthy track record advising on civil and commercial litigation and arbitration claims. Consolidated expertise in disputes stemming from major infrastructure projects as well as corporate agreements. Client roster includes leading multinational companies hailing from the construction, energy and retail fields. Parque Arauco is a new client win.

Strengths A client says: "They have ample knowledge of the construction sector, they are very sharp in their analysis and always do an excellent job." The source notes: "Something that differentiates them from other firms is their experience and the partners' involvement in cases, which is crucial for clients as we need to count on their talent. I would definitely hire them again."

Work highlight Represented the SPV LAMSAC, at the request of Invepar, in an approximately USD140 million arbitration proceeding against Construtora OAS, with regard to an EPC contract signed by LAMSAC and OAS to build a toll road in Lima.

Notable practitioners

According to clients, "experienced" co-head of the arbitration practice Carlos Núñez "enjoys ample arbitral knowledge and is familiar with technical concepts, which means his defence is also technical and more enriched. It's a luxury to have him as a lawyer." They go on to endorse "his vast command of infrastructure law," while peers alike describe him as "reputable."

Head of the litigation practice Guillermo Hesse continues to be valued by market onlookers for his considerable abilities dealing with claims. They declare: "He is transparent, direct and has a lot of experience in his field," and go on to deem him a "great professional."

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Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Leading international firm maintaining an extraordinary reputation in dispute resolution, being called upon regularly to handle both litigation and arbitration proceedings. Assists a roster of major local and international construction, energy and financial clients with an array of civil and commercial controversies. Team also boasts vast prowess in local and international arbitrations, representing both government entities and corporations in investor-state disputes. Línea Amarilla is a new client win.

Strengths A client notes: "They have an excellent command of the arbitration process and a great capacity to foresee possible problems and holes in the arguments that could be used against them. They have a great ability to find weaknesses in the opposition's arguments and an excellent knack for understanding and mastering complex arguments about technical matters."

Another client also declares: "It's a highly specialised firm with an efficient team and a high level of knowledge. The service is of a high quality, focused on understanding the client's needs and problems, as well as on searching for the best possible solutions. I value the confidence they instill in us. They are our main firm for litigious and arbitral matters."

Work highlight Represented América Móvil Perú in an administrative proceeding filed by the Ministry of Transport and Communications over the methodology of the radioelectric spectrum usage fee. The matter is valued at over USD494 million.

Notable practitioners

Department head Ana María Arrarte Arisnabarreta is acclaimed by peers and clients for her outstanding role in the Peruvian dispute sphere. One client affirms: "She's a top lawyer in every sense. Her strengths are her legal knowledge, experience and judgement as well as her clarity and clear communication." She regularly represents some of the team's largest clients in sophisticated litigation and arbitration cases.

"Prestigious lawyer" Javier de Belaunde López de Romaña is labelled as "an authority" by interviewees, who go on to observe: "He has a lot of experience in very complex litigations and has ample analytical capabilities to formulate alternative solutions to problems." Another commentator also endorses his arbitration prowess, stating: "He has vast experience and is highly respected by peers, therefore having him as our counsel gives us peace of mind."

Distinguished partner María del Carmen Tovar Gil receives widespread recognition from clients due to "her deep knowledge" of arbitration issues. Market commentators describe her as "a good lawyer" and recognise her relevant role dealing with complex domestic and international arbitration cases, particularly related to infrastructure projects.

Experienced partner Samuel Abad Yupanqui is an expert in constitutional litigation cases, with clients highlighting his "great experience" in such matters. He is regularly sought out by prominent clients to represent them in constitutional proceedings.

Yvo Cuba Copello receives praise from clients for his performance in litigation cases, one of whom states: "He is extremely competent, very detail-oriented and analytical. He always provides the best arguments in order to defend our rights."

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Our Firm has the strongest and largest domestic and international arbitration practice in Peru, with broad experience in commercial arbitration, energy arbitration, procurement arbitration and investment arbitration.

Our lawyers are arbitrators of the Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce and the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce. The Firm may also propose the best qualified professional arbitrators for the different arbitration cases where its clients participate.Our practice advice in different Dispute Resolution (Arbitration specialities), which include: commercial arbitration, regulatory arbitration concessions, construction, energy: electricity and gas, among others. State arbitration: public procurement law, investment arbitration. Also our department is one of the biggest litigation teams in Peru. This enables us to provide a broad range of litigation specialities and knowledge, and to combine it with a very direct involvement in the cases and constant personal contact with the client. We focus on the overall best strategy for our clients, taking into consideration not only the litigation strategy, but also what is best for our clients businesses.

Our department offers advice in different litigation specialities, which include: civil litigation, commercial litigation, public law litigation, constitutional litigation.

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Estudio Linares Abogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Solid domestic disputes practice group with a particular emphasis on litigation cases, spanning civil, commercial and constitutional proceedings. Regularly instructed for day-to-day advice as well as strategic mandates by noteworthy local and international clients hailing from the construction, energy and retail spaces.

Strengths A client recommends this team, noting: "The lawyers provide great, quick and committed service. Their strengths are their knowledge and personalised attention as well as their proactivity and responsibility."

Notable practitioners

Department head Daniel Linares Avilez is well regarded by sources due to his litigation prowess. Clients identify him as "a very experienced lawyer in judicial proceedings," as well as "an open-minded and strategic lawyer who has a very profound knowledge of legal topics."

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ESTUDIO MUÑIZ - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Key disputes practice group within a full-service firm particularly recognised for handling litigious proceedings spanning civil, commercial and constitutional claims. Team is also highly regarded for dealing with loan recovery issues. Routinely retained by large local and multinational corporations from the finance, media and energy sectors.

Strengths A client endorses the team's performance, stating: "The lawyers are serious, very responsible and experienced. They respond very fast and they provide well-analysed solutions."

Work highlight Advised Grupo La República on an action seeking constitutional protection for the freedom of speech and information, brought against Empresa Editora el Comercio.

Notable practitioners

Department head Fernando Meléndez has a great reputation amongst sources. Peers consider him an "excellent litigator" as well as "very active" in the market. Clients also state: "He's always very helpful, he has vast knowledge of procedural matters and he is always on top of cases." They go on to recognise that "he boasts noteworthy experience and handles very complex cases."

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We handle civil, commercial, constitutional, and contentious-administrative proceedings filed with the Judiciary and also proceedings brought with the Constitutional Court with the aim of defending fundamental rights and enforcing compliance with the regulatory hierarchy, including property law cases brought with arbitration tribunals.

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Estudio Olaechea - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Active practice group specialising in litigation disputes. Possesses the ability to handle civil, commercial and constitutional mandates for an array of recognised transport, pharmaceutical and aviation companies. Conflicts managed often relate to real estate and infrastructure projects. Desarrollos Terrestres is a new client win for the firm.

Strengths A client declares: "All our legal issues are covered by specialised lawyers of the firm. They provide a great service and always find solutions to our dilemmas. We are very happy and very comfortable with them being in charge of our cases."

Work highlight Retained by APM Terminals Callao as counsel on several claims regarding its operation of the north terminal multipurpose port of Callao. The claims taken together amount to over USD10 million.

Notable practitioners

Respected practitioner Manuel Villa-Garcia is "very active" and continues to be recognised amongst market sources for his significant role in litigation and arbitration proceedings in the Peruvian market. Villa-Garcia co-heads both the litigation and arbitration practice and is the main advisor to a diverse portfolio of local and international corporations.

Co-head of department Cecilia Catacora Torres continues to be active within the disputes sphere advising domestic and multinational clients, particularly on debt collection issues.

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García Sayán Abogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Experienced practice group that is active handling litigation matters in the Peruvian market. Particularly active assisting clients with debt recovery matters and regularly instructed by a roster of major mining, automobile and engineering companies to handle their civil, commercial and constitutional disputes. Sandvik del Perú is a new client win.

Strengths Clients commend the team's service: "I have a very favourable impression of the firm and its lawyers. They are very committed, providing personalised attention and swift answers. They are also always available for a call and to help us when we need it."

Work highlight Advised Grupo Buenaventura on several civil, commercial and constitutional proceedings related to environmental fines, mining safety regulations and real estate issues.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Javier Villa García Vargas is endorsed by clients as "a good lawyer specialised in litigation, who is very close to clients." They go on to underline that "he is a very-well known litigator." Villa García Vargas regularly represents clients in a variety of civil, commercial and administrative cases.

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The firm has solid experience in planning defense strategies on behalf of our clients regarding commercial, civil, constitutional and contentious administrative lawsuits, as well as administrative and family disputes, among others, through litigation and arbitration processes, before the Judicial Courts and Arbitration Courts.  Further our firm advises the clients in negotiations with customers to prevent or solve extrajudicial conflicts.  Our firm provides legal advice in all the country.

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Hernández & Cía. Abogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Recognised practice routinely sought out by major energy, telecommunication and finance clients for its expertise in litigious mandates. Caseload shows solid capabilities in commercial claims, particularly related to property issues. Interproperties Peru and Administradora del Comercio are new client wins. Gonzalo del Río Labarthe has recently joined the team.

Strengths A client says: "They offer an excellent service and enjoy great experience in litigation disputes," and adds: "They not only are very involved and dedicated to the client but also you can trust that they will always put in the maximum effort to solve matters in the most favourable way."

Work highlight Counselled Inmobiliaria Marítima in four judicial proceedings regarding the ownership of a property valued at USD30 million.

Notable practitioners

Head of the white-collar practice Gonzalo del Río Labarthe enters the rankings due to solid endorsement from interviewees. According to them, "Del Rio Labarthe is a very good lawyer" who possesses "an excellent vision" and "an outstanding professional track record in the field."

Head of the litigation practice Jorge Luis Zubiate earns praise from clients and peers alike. A pleased client comments: "He is strategic and I value the experience he possesses, the analysis he provides and his swift answering times."

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Expertise focuses on planning the cases’ approach and the strategy we follow, as well as in the professional and academic quality of the firm’s lawyers. The firm has extensive experience advising local and international clients, both in local courts and in local and international arbitration proceedings on cross-borders disputes. 

The active participation of firm lawyers in this field includes constant involvement as arbitrators in Arbitration Tribunals, which allows the firm a close knowledge of the matters and people involved on this field.

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Miranda & Amado Abogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Outstanding full-service firm with a revered team at the forefront of the civil and commercial dispute resolution field, providing stellar coverage of both local and international litigation and arbitration mandates. Team is particularly distinguished for its top-tier capabilities in international arbitration proceedings due to its great expertise dealing with ICSID and ICC rules. Remarkable clientele includes domestic and international companies, particularly those hailing from the construction, oil and gas and mining sectors. Team is strengthened with the addition of Giovanni Priori.

Strengths A highly impressed client notes: "It's probably the most user-friendly law firm for non-Peruvian clients. It's like going to a law firm in New York, they are all really familiar with international issues, which is very valuable for clients. I also appreciate their consistent quality level within the firm; all the lawyers are very good."

Another client states: "They handle complex litigation and arbitration cases for us and it is clear that the lawyers know the business. They do a very good job. I appreciate the big team and their quick response." The source adds: "They are top lawyers in the market."

Work highlight Advised Bear Creek Mining Corporation on a dispute involving the expropriation of its rights over the Santa Ana Project. The matter is valued at USD522.2 million.

Notable practitioners.

Reputed litigator Juan Luis Avendaño Valdez is admired by peers and clients alike in this area. A client declares: "He is a leader in the cases, he is a very important person in terms of litigation," noting that "his participation is essential, he is involved in key matters." Another client goes on to endorse "his seniority and great experience." Peers alike also recognise his position in the market, stating: "He is one of the most relevant players."

Market sources are full of praise for department head Mauricio Raffo due to his work as both litigator and arbitration counsel. Clients laud "his creativity dealing with strategies" and note that "he is knowledgeable of international and local arbitration matters, practical and clear when managing expectations." Others add: "You can tell that he has a lot of experience in litigation; when he asks something it is obvious that he knows what he's doing and is not just improvising."

According to market commentators, experienced partner José Daniel Amado is "a reputable" practitioner in the Peruvian arbitration market. Amado is also singled out by observers as "a well-known arbitration lawyer." They go on to comment that "he has a significant presence at the institutional level."

Established lawyer Giovanni Priori is well regarded by market sources for his great litigation skills. Clients describe him as "professional and friendly," while peers also deem him "a very relevant lawyer in the market."

Up-and-coming individual Cristina Ferraro is considered by clients as "a very good adviser for arbitration issues." Other commentators also state: "She is a very good lawyer," and value her great support in cases.

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

The firm is equally strong in all types of litigation, before all levels of the court, as well as both local and international arbitration. The department has outstanding expertise and experience in complex regulatory disputes, specifically in the electricity, oil and gas and also in labour matters. It is also a pioneer in international arbitration, participating in many of the market’s biggest cases in recent years, such as representing Duke Energy in one of very few ICSID cases in which the Republic of Peru was defeated.

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Osterling Abogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Significant practice group with proven strength in domestic arbitration and growing expertise in litigation mandates. Team is very visible defending individuals as well as key companies against public and private entities in disputes in connection with mining and energy projects and real estate projects. Particularly noted for its work in insurance-related conflicts.

Strengths A client is quick to comment: "We are very satisfied with them. The lawyers are excellent and very professional, they have a lot of experience and investigate in depth. They also provide personalised attention and are committed to every case."

Work highlight Counselled a reinsurance company on a claim initiated by the Oficina de Normalización Previsional - ONP for the payment of reinsurance coverage regarding policies issued by the ONP.

Notable practitioners

Head of the arbitration department Enrique Ferrando is famed as an arbitrator and party counsel, with sources considering that "he stands out for his performance in arbitration proceedings." Interviewees go on to recognise his great abilities dealing with insurance-related disputes.

Co-head of the litigation practice Mauricio Martínez attracts attention from clients, who describe him as "knowledgeable and very experienced," as well as "a litigator who puts the problems into contexts and generates empathy with clients."

About the Team (content provided by Osterling Abogados)

Settling disputes out of court saves money, time and energy. Our priority is focused on providing our clients with a preventive and conciliatory advising by a specialized team that thoroughly analyzes all aspects involved.

In situations of actual confrontation, our lawsuits and arbitration specialists develop the necessary strategies in close collaboration with other areas of Osterling Abogados, taking into account the priorities and best interests of our clients, protecting their assets and avoiding negative effects on their business or productive activities.

Our prestige and experience have widened our scope of action. Our Firm’s lawyers have often been designated as arbitrators in disputes at national and international levels, a fact which consolidates our position as one of the most highly regarded firms in the market.

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Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Highly respected practice group with solid capabilities in the full spectrum of dispute resolution matters. Particularly recognised for its great expertise dealing with civil and commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings. White-collar and corporate crime cases are also an area of increasing focus. Clientele include both public entities and major private companies. InRetail Perú and Minera Chinalco are new client wins.

Strengths A client is quick to state: "The service provided by the firm is really good, timely and comprehensive. They handle very well the legal strategies and propose legal alternatives depending on each case in a proactive way." They add: "Working with them gives me peace of mind."

Work highlight Successfully represented Comité de Operación Económica del Sistema Interconectado Nacional (COES) in the USD2 million arbitration proceeding initiated by Kallpa Generación, in connection with the financial penalties imposed by COES on Kallpa.

Notable practitioners

Reputable lawyer and co-head of the litigation and arbitration practice Julio César Pérez is widely endorsed by clients and peers alike for his role in the litigation arena. A client describes him as "very fast and efficient," while another also highlights "his dedication and attention to our company's needs." Market commentators go on to add: "He is a very experienced lawyer."

Co-head of the litigation and arbitration practice Jose Domingo Rivarola Reisz is highlighted by interviewees for his "ability, commitment and dedication," as well as due to his prestige and focus on the arbitral and litigation arenas. Rivarola Reisz particularly assists local and international clients of the firm hailing from the telecommunication and energy fields.

Co-head of the white-collar practice José Antonio Caro John joins the rankings due to solid feedback from market onlookers, who describe him as "noteworthy and very dedicated." A client also says: "I have the best opinion about him. He is very clear and is very good at explaining matters."

Partner Máximo Gordillo enters the rankings based on enthusiastic market feedback. A client says: "One of his strengths is that he knows the legislation very well. He is also very up to date with the tribunals' criteria and the latest trends. He proposes excellent strategies and goes to the heart of the matter very quickly."

Star associate and co-head of the white-collar practice Juan Diego Ugaz enjoys great endorsement from sources, one of whom states: "There is a great difference between his youth and his experience, he stands out amongst associates." Another continues by describing him as "an excellent and very impressive" lawyer.

About the Team (content provided 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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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for International firm with a robust arbitration and litigation team. Enjoys extensive experience handling local and international arbitrations, particularly related to infrastructure projects, as well as dealing with judicial proceedings, particularly related to constitutional actions. Instituto de Educación Superior Tecnológico Privado Toulouse Lautrec and Corporación Pesquera Inca are new client wins.

Strengths Clients highlight that "the team's performance in arbitration and litigation is excellent," noting: "The firm not only enjoys a multidisciplinary team but also is able to have lawyers from other jurisdictions involved in the cases, which contributes to a better handling of the cases."

Work highlight Represented ContiLatin del Perú in two lawsuits in connection with damages suffered by the company due to the poor care of its merchandise by Terminal Internacional del Sur.

Notable practitioners

Ramiro Portocarrero Lanatta receives great endorsement from market sources for his abilities in judicial and arbitration proceedings. Interviewees describe him as "very meticulous" and "a dynamic and prominent litigator who knows very well the judicial issues."

Up-and-coming individual Carolina de Trazegnies is "an extremely intelligent lawyer," according to sources. They go on to recognise that "she is an important figure in the arbitration arena."

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Our Litigation and Arbitration area has a group of Lawyers specialized in the provision of comprehensive advice for the settlement of disputes in civil matters and with domestic and international companies operating within its clients both in the public and private spheres. The area is comprised of experts in civil, corporate, procedural, arbitration law and consumer protection which have extensive professional experience in conflicts related to the average right Environmental, regulatory, banking and financial, corporate, energy, natural resources and construction, among others.

The International Arbitration Area of Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría has lawyers with extensive experience in resolution of international disputes. Our team has developed a broad practice, which ranging from pre-trial disputes to the conduct of arbitral proceedings before the main arbitration institutions in the world. Specifically our practice has been mainly focused in the areas of engineering and construction, with extensive experience in evaluation and administration of claims in EPC and EPCM contracts; complex corporate disputes (MOUs SPAs and joint ventures); energy and mining; International Trade; public concessions; real estate disputes; international factoring and stock market and trading of commodities.

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Cutting-edge practice group within a market-leading Peruvian full-service firm, deploying its deep bench of highly skilled lawyers covering all dispute resolution areas. Impressive track record advising important local and international companies and individuals on sophisticated litigation and white-collar cases. Also renowned experience dealing with civil and commercial arbitration proceedings, both domestically and internationally. Impressive client portfolio is composed of significant mining, transportation and financial entities.

Strengths A client points out: "This is one of the largest firms, with the highest-skilled lawyers, in Lima. They have a very good client service in terms of speed. They reply very quickly and if they are not able to answer back immediately, they tell you. The whole background of the answer is always very accurate and they do not take overly long roads but give you what you need on time."

Another interviewee also declares: "Working with this team is a great experience," and highlights the team's international working style, saying: "To international clients who are used to having full availability of lawyers, this would be the firm to go to. Culturally they work very similarly to US law firms, and all the lawyers are very high quality."

Notable practitioners

Prestigious practitioner Juan Guillermo Lohmann remains a towering figure in the Peruvian litigation and arbitration fields, according to market commentators. Clients hold him in high esteem, saying: "He is a first-rate lawyer and one of the top in Peru with regard to strategy. He possesses an exemplary vision of disputes and promptness in advising." Clients also endorse the way he handles the cases and the good results he provides.

Co-head of the white-collar practice José Leandro Reaño maintains a stellar reputation in the market due to his great abilities dealing with white collar-crime cases. Clients describe him as an "excellent" lawyer. Peers alike also recognise him as "a leader in this arena," and "very active in the market." Reaño assists the clients of the team with money laundering and corporate and financial fraud matters.

Head of the litigation practice José Tam attracts plentiful praise from satisfied clients, who appreciate that "he is able to identify himself with the client's needs and is results-oriented," and also that "he takes very good care of the cases entrusted and is very quick in answering." Others particularly highlight that he is "resourceful, knowledgeable and well known in the market."

"Very active" partner Arturo Aza is well known by sources for his expertise dealing with complex litigation issues. Clients see him as "a very good litigator" and value that he is "meticulous with his work." Aza leads some of the most relevant work highlights of the team in connection with constitutional proceedings.

Key partner Fabrizio Castellano is singled out by clients due to the value he adds to the work he performs. A client particularly endorses him, saying: "He is super-analytical and always available." Castellano assists clients of the firm with their telecommunication and mining-related disputes.

White-collar lawyer Efraín Vassallo Sambuceti receives complimentary feedback from market commentators, who describe him as "an experienced" and "well-known" lawyer. A client also states that "all the work he does for us is great," underlining that "he is always on top of the work."

Ramón Vidurrizaga is "a well-known lawyer" within the disputes field, according to interviewees. Vidurrizaga advises a variety of clients of the firm on commercial arbitration proceedings.

About the Team (content provided 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, criminal 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.

Furthermore, we participate in arbitration cases as defense attorneys or arbitrators in disputes heard by Peruvian or international arbitration courts. We have experience litigating under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, UNCITRAL, ICSID and the American Arbitration Association.

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Rodríguez Angobaldo Abogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted disputes boutique with demonstrable expertise in civil, commercial and constitutional litigation cases. Team possesses a good track record providing counsel to real estate, insurance and financial services companies. La Positiva Seguros and Banco Azteca del Peru are new client wins. Adolfo Pinillos Córdova has joined the firm as a partner.

Strengths A client values that "they are able to provide a personalised service and are always available to answer questions or put forward strategies in order to defend our interests. We are satisfied with the urgency and cautiousness with which they treat our cases."

Work highlight Assisted Inversiones Bairiki with the judicial proceedings related to the recovery of a piece of land owned by the company but partly in possession of the Canto Grande Football League, where Inversiones Bairiki wants to develop a shopping centre. The matter has a value of USD28 million.

Notable practitioners

Fernando Rodriguez Angobaldo enters the rankings following great endorsement from market commentators. A client states: "He is very experienced and recognised in litigation matters, and has a knowledge of our business area that enables him to defend our interests better."

Up-and-coming partner Adolfo Pinillos Córdova joins the ranking following solid endorsement from clients, who describe him as "very analytical and committed" as well as "an excellent lawyer who adds value to the matters."

About the Team (content provided by Rodríguez Angobaldo Abogados)

Legal boutique with 20 years of experience in the Peruvian market, specializing in litigation in court and arbitration proceedings regarding civil law, property rights, corporate and commercial, labor law, social security, insurance law, consumer protection law and real estate.

Advice on comprehensive procedural services and procedural auditing services. Labour proceedings and social security are new areas since the beginning of the year.

100% partner involvement; clients’ value personalized services; a solid team with continuous supervision and responsible delegation of tasks allows the timely response the team is known for. Careful advice on prevention and dispute settlement.

Clients: Rimac Seguros, La Positiva and Insur. Banco de Crédito del Perú and Scotiabank Perú. Oncosalud, Asociación Peruana de Empresas Prestadoras de Salud and Clínica Internacional. Frecuencia Latina broadcast. Grupo Azteca, San Fernando (poultry industry) and Mall Aventura.


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Rubio Leguía Normand - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Robust practice group with a solid track record dealing with high-profile litigation proceedings. Continues to target disputes cases within the telecommunication, mining and energy spheres. Noted for assisting clients from both the public and private sector, with a particular focus on domestic and international companies. Peruana de Inversiones en Energías Renovables - HIDROMANTA is a new client win.

Strengths A pleased client says: "They help us with very important disputes and I am very happy and comfortable with the service the team provides. The service is highly personalised and the lawyers are great, they have depth of knowledge of complex issues."

Work highlight Represented Jibiport in a lawsuit initiated by Penta Tanks Terminals against the company and La Fiduciaria, seeking the partial annulment of a real estate purchase agreement entered into by Jibiport and La Fiduciaria.

Notable practitioners

Well-regarded co-head of department Bruno Marchese attracts great endorsement from clients for his litigation work, with one underlining his "great ability and extensive experience" in the area. Peers alike also recognise his important role in this arena.

Associate-to-watch Úrsula Caro is highly valued by clients, one of whom reports: "She provides us a very personalised attention, she is highly detail-oriented and has great litigation knowledge."

Associate-to-watch Alessandra Cocchella is endorsed by clients, who say: "She never gives up, she is the type of litigator who goes for it and keeps on. She gives her all to get the best outcome."

About the Team (content provided by Rubio Leguía Normand)

Our Litigation department is well known for practicing all forms of litigation in Perú, including commercial, civil, constitutional and administrative claims, before the judiciary and in arbitration proceedings. Rubio specializes in bringing a commercial perspective to dispute resolution, always considering our clients’ businesses best interests and expectations, providing them with the most efficient solutions to their conflicts, without undermining our highest ethical standards. Our team is also well-established in Civil Law (Contract Law, Property Law and Tort Law).

We counsel our clients in the draw up of all kinds of Civil Contracts and agreements and provide legal advice throughout every stage of contract execution and termination; analyze and diagnose breaches of contract and all sorts of complex contractual situations such as contractual interpretation. Our team provides clients with legal opinions and assessments of different kind of litigious situations before the litigation commences. We provide clients with valuable information and diagnosis containing both the specific risks and advantages of a possible dispute.

Rubio boasts a high profile and diverse client roster, based mainly on corporations from the most relevant industries in Peru (major project developers, top mining companies, aviation, agriculture, insurance and construction companies, among others), which praise our understanding of their business and the way we approach their disputes.

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Band 1

Juan Luis Avendaño Valdez

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Reputed litigator Juan Luis Avendaño Valdez is admired by peers and clients alike in this area. A client declares: "He is a leader in the cases, he is a very important person in terms of litigation," noting that "his participation is essential, he is involved in key matters." Another client goes on to endorse "his seniority and great experience." Peers alike also recognise his position in the market, stating: "He is one of the most relevant players."

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Javier de Belaunde López de Romaña

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Prestigious lawyer"Javier de Belaunde López de Romaña is labelled as "an authority" by interviewees, who go on to observe: "He has a lot of experience in very complex litigations and has ample analytical capabilities to formulate alternative solutions to problems." Another commentator also endorses his arbitration prowess, stating: "He has vast experience and is highly respected by peers, therefore having him as our counsel gives us peace of mind."

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Band 1

Juan Guillermo Lohmann

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Prestigious practitioner Juan Guillermo Lohmann remains a towering figure in the Peruvian litigation and arbitration fields, according to market commentators. Clients hold him in high esteem, saying: "He is a first-rate lawyer and one of the top in Peru with regard to strategy. He possesses an exemplary vision of disputes and promptness in advising." Clients also endorse the way he handles the cases and the good results he provides.

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Band 1

Estudio Monroy Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Distinguished practitioner Juan Monroy of Estudio Monroy Abogados is acclaimed by market commentators as "one of the most relevant players" in the Peruvian litigation arena. They also note his relevant presence in strategic cases. Clients go on to report that "he is one of the most important lawyers in the market, particularly for civil disputes."

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of the litigation practice José Tam attracts plentiful praise from satisfied clients, who appreciate that "he is able to identify himself with the client's needs and is results-oriented," and also that "he takes very good care of the cases entrusted and is very quick in answering." Others particularly highlight that he is "resourceful, knowledgeable and well known in the market."

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Band 2

Ana María Arrarte Arisnabarreta

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Ana María Arrarte Arisnabarreta is acclaimed by peers and clients for her outstanding role in the Peruvian dispute sphere. One client affirms: "She's a top lawyer in every sense. Her strengths are her legal knowledge, experience and judgement as well as her clarity and clear communication." She regularly represents some of the team's largest clients in sophisticated litigation and arbitration cases.

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Band 2

Fernando Meléndez

ESTUDIO MUÑIZ

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Fernando Meléndez has a great reputation amongst sources. Peers consider him an "excellent litigator" as well as "very active" in the market. Clients also state: "He's always very helpful, he has vast knowledge of procedural matters and he is always on top of cases." They go on to recognise that "he boasts noteworthy experience and handles very complex cases."

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Band 2

Julio César Pérez

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Reputable lawyer and co-head of the litigation and arbitration practice Julio César Pérez is widely endorsed by clients and peers alike for his role in the litigation arena. A client describes him as "very fast and efficient," while another also highlights "his dedication and attention to our company's needs." Market commentators go on to add: "He is a very experienced lawyer."

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Band 2

Giovanni F Priori

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Established lawyer Giovanni Priori is well regarded by market sources for his great litigation skills. Clients describe him as "professional and friendly," while peers also deem him "a very relevant lawyer in the market."

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Band 2

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources are full of praise for department head Mauricio Raffo due to his work as both litigator and arbitration counsel. Clients laud "his creativity dealing with strategies" and note that "he is knowledgeable of international and local arbitration matters, practical and clear when managing expectations." Others add: "You can tell that he has a lot of experience in litigation; when he asks something it is obvious that he knows what he's doing and is not just improvising."

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Band 2

Manuel Villa-Garcia

Estudio Olaechea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected practitioner Manuel Villa-Garcia is "very active" and continues to be recognised amongst market sources for his significant role in litigation and arbitration proceedings in the Peruvian market. Villa-Garcia co-heads both the litigation and arbitration practice and is the main advisor to a diverse portfolio of local and international corporations.

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Band 3

Samuel Abad Yupanqui

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Experienced partner Samuel Abad Yupanqui is an expert in constitutional litigation cases, with clients highlighting his "great experience" in such matters. He is regularly sought out by prominent clients to represent them in constitutional proceedings.

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Very active" partner Arturo Aza is well known by sources for his expertise dealing with complex litigation issues. Clients see him as "a very good litigator" and value that he is "meticulous with his work." Aza leads some of the most relevant work highlights of the team in connection with constitutional proceedings.

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Band 3

Fabrizio Castellano

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Fabrizio Castellano is singled out by clients due to the value he adds to the work he performs. A client particularly endorses him, saying: "He is super-analytical and always available." Castellano assists clients of the firm with their telecommunication and mining-related disputes.

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Band 3

Enrique Ghersi Silva

Estudio Ghersi Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Enrique Ghersi Silva of Estudio Ghersi Abogados continues to be recognised by market commentators as a relevant figure in the litigation field. Peers particularly highlight him for his good commercial litigation abilities.

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Band 3

Luis Alberto Liñán

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Experienced partner Luis Alberto Liñán is highly regarded by clients, who note: "He's an excellent litigator." They go on to state: "He's a knowledgeable litigator, and he is willing to work outside of usual working hours in order to keep his word and meet deadlines."

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Band 3

Daniel Linares Avilez

Estudio Linares Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Daniel Linares Avilez is well regarded by sources due to his litigation prowess. Clients identify him as "a very experienced lawyer in judicial proceedings," as well as "an open-minded and strategic lawyer who has a very profound knowledge of legal topics."

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Band 3

Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-regarded co-head of department Bruno Marchese attracts great endorsement from clients for his litigation work, with one underlining his "great ability and extensive experience" in the area. Peers alike also recognise his important role in this arena.

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Band 3

Jose Domingo Rivarola Reisz

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of the litigation and arbitration practice Jose Domingo Rivarola Reisz is highlighted by interviewees for his "ability, commitment and dedication," as well as due to his prestige and focus on the arbitral and litigation arenas. Rivarola Reisz particularly assists local and international clients of the firm hailing from the telecommunication and energy fields.

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Band 3

Adrián Simons Pino

SIMONS / Solución de Controversias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Efficient" practitioner Adrián Simons Pino of SIMONS / Solución de Controversias is praised by market commentators for his skills in both the litigation and arbitration fields. Clients describe him as a "well-rounded lawyer" and "a fighter, who is very attentive, committed and involved in each case."

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Band 3

Javier Villa García Vargas

García Sayán Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Javier Villa García Vargas is endorsed by clients as "a good lawyer specialised in litigation, who is very close to clients." They go on to underline that "he is a very-well known litigator." Villa García Vargas regularly represents clients in a variety of civil, commercial and administrative cases.

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Band 4

Natale Amprimo Plá

Amprimo & Flury Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of the litigation practice Natale Amprimo Plá of Amprimo & Flury Abogados is described by market sources as a "great lawyer." Amprimo Plá particularly advises relevant clients of the firm on constitutional law issues.

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Band 4

Cecilia Catacora Torres

Estudio Olaechea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Cecilia Catacora Torres continues to be active within the disputes sphere advising domestic and multinational clients, particularly on debt collection issues.

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Band 4

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Yvo Cuba Copello receives praise from clients for his performance in litigation cases, one of whom states: "He is extremely competent, very detail-oriented and analytical. He always provides the best arguments in order to defend our rights."

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Band 4

Rosario Fernández Figueroa

Fernández, Heraud & Sánchez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Experienced partner Rosario Fernández Figueroa of Fernández, Heraud & Sánchez Abogados is commended by market sources for her "relevant activity in litigation cases." She advises some of the most relevant clients of the firm on civil disputes.

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Band 4

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Máximo Gordillo enters the rankings based on enthusiastic market feedback. A client says: "One of his strengths is that he knows the legislation very well. He is also very up to date with the tribunals' criteria and the latest trends. He proposes excellent strategies and goes to the heart of the matter very quickly."

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Band 4

DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of the litigation practice Guillermo Hesse continues to be valued by market onlookers for his considerable abilities dealing with claims. They declare: "He is transparent, direct and has a lot of experience in his field," and go on to deem him a "great professional."

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Band 4

Mauricio Martínez

Osterling Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of the litigation practice Mauricio Martínez attracts attention from clients, who describe him as "knowledgeable and very experienced," as well as "a litigator who puts the problems into contexts and generates empathy with clients."

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Band 4

Melissa Núñez Santti

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators recognise the relevant presence of Melissa Núñez Santti of Garrigues in the Peruvian litigation field. Peers describe her as "a very active" litigator, while clients also recognise her knowledge of procedural law.

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Band 4

Estudio Enrique Palacios Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Enrique Palacios of Estudio Enrique Palacios Abogados remains a reputed practitioner within the Peruvian dispute resolution arena. Palacios advises clients on civil and commercial contentious matters.

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Band 4

Ramiro Portocarrero Lanatta

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ramiro Portocarrero Lanatta receives great endorsement from market sources for his abilities in judicial and arbitration proceedings. Interviewees describe him as "very meticulous" and "a dynamic and prominent litigator who knows very well the judicial issues."

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Band 4

Fernando Rodríguez Angobaldo

Rodríguez Angobaldo Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Fernando Rodriguez Angobaldo enters the rankings following great endorsement from market commentators. A client states: "He is very experienced and recognised in litigation matters, and has a knowledge of our business area that enables him to defend our interests better."

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Band 4

Jorge Luis Zubiate

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of the litigation practice Jorge Luis Zubiate earns praise from clients and peers alike. A pleased client comments: "He is strategic and I value the experience he possesses, the analysis he provides and his swift answering times."

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Up and Coming

Adolfo Pinillos Córdova

Rodríguez Angobaldo Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Adolfo Pinillos Córdova joins the ranking following solid endorsement from clients, who describe him as "very analytical and committed" as well as "an excellent lawyer who adds value to the matters."

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Associates to watch

Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Úrsula Caro is highly valued by clients, one of whom reports: "She provides us a very personalised attention, she is highly detail-oriented and has great litigation knowledge."

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Associates to watch

Alessandra Cocchella

Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Alessandra Cocchella is endorsed by clients, who say: "She never gives up, she is the type of litigator who goes for it and keeps on. She gives her all to get the best outcome."

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