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Latin-America Guide

Dispute Resolution: Litigation — 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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CMS GRAU - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Vanessa Cisneros
- 1 partner
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded international firm with an expanding presence in the Peruvian dispute resolution sphere. Particular strength lies in litigation mandates, alongside an increasing involvement in arbitration. Draws upon its full-service abilities to combine knowledge of contentious matters with skills in tax, M&A, labour and competition law.

Strengths Clients mention: "The firm is good at handling a variety of cases from different level of complexity. The team is organised and provides us with a good follow up, as well as having strategic and specialised lawyers in different areas."

Work highlights Represented Saga Falabella in a long-running litigation against the Peruvian tax authority, following the imposition of a payment of approximately USD13.45 million.

Significant clients Lima Airport Partners, Minera Aurífera Retamas, Minera Milpo, Boart Longyear, Domel.

Notable practitioners

Clients highlight up-and-coming partner Vanessa Cisneros for her abilities in contentious matters, and litigation in particular. She is singled out for her "creativity when constructing strategies." Her expertise includes acting for a variety of clients from sectors such as infrastructure and mining.

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DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Guillermo Hesse and Carlos Núñez
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Significant dispute resolution practice group with expertise spanning both arbitration and litigation. Public procurement mandates for the construction and energy sectors are an area of particular strength, in addition to sophisticated commercial proceedings. Client roster includes major international and domestic industry players.

Strengths Clients are quick to single out the firm's strength in arbitrations. One states: "The team possesses considerable knowledge of the arbitral system, regulations and previous cases, which allows them to offer excellent advice in terms of strategy and forward planning. The service is dynamic and prompt, without impacting on the quality."

Work highlights Represented Camargo Corrêa in an arbitration dispute against the government of Piura regarding the termination of a USD70 million construction contract for an irrigation project.

Significant clients Consorcio Vial San Marcos, Kuntur Transportadora de Gas, Galvão Engenharia, Consorcio Vial Huaura, OBRAINSA.

Notable practitioners

Carlos Núñez is a highly regarded practitioner in the Peruvian arbitration sphere. Market commentators particularly appreciate "his dedication, capacity for analysis and ability to argue." Others go on to commend "his client-oriented advice and phenomenal experience, mainly in arbitrations with the state as counterpart." He has particular expertise assisting with PPP and public works disputes.

Guillermo Hesse is highlighted by clients, who say he "gets straight to the point, correctly follows up on issues and is very involved in the cases he handles." They go on to add that he is "very assertive with his advice." He has experience handling complex commercial disputes.

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

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Ana María Arrarte Arisnabarreta
- 4 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-known global player with a stellar dispute resolution practice, boasting expertise in both litigation and arbitration. Often retained to assist with commercial, civil and constitutional proceedings for an impressive roster of leading names from the construction and energy sectors. Investment arbitrations before ICSID and under UNCITRAL rules are areas of further specialisation, in addition to commercial arbitrations related to public works.

Strengths Clients hold the team in high esteem. One remarks: "We consider this to be a first-level firm; they really care about the quality of the service they offer and we are very happy with the capacity of the lawyers that are involved in the process."

Work highlights Represented the Republic of Peru in an arbitration against the Renco Group, related to environmental issues stemming from the operation of Doe Run's metallurgical complex in Peru. The matter is valued in excess of USD800 million.

Significant clients Refineria La Pampilla, Perupetro, Graña y Montero, Exportadora y Servicios El Parque, Electro Puno.

Notable practitioners

The "great" Ana María Arrarte Arisnabarreta is head of the dispute resolution practice and garners considerable praise from market commentators for her activity in this field. She has noteworthy strength as counsel in both litigation and arbitration cases, as well as alternative dispute resolution and conflict prevention. She has in-depth experience advising domestic and foreign clients from the energy and construction industries.

The "prestigious" María del Carmen Tovar Gil "has particular strength representing the Peruvian state in international investment arbitrations," according to market commentators. She is particularly well versed in representing clients in ICSID cases.

Javier de Belaunde López de Romaña is highlighted by clients who say: "He is an extremely well-known practitioner in the country, with sound understanding of the judicial procedures." He is additionally singled out for his "expertise in litigation and civil matters, as well as his deep level of analysis and good strategies."

Yvo Cuba Copello is described by interviewees as "a very dedicated lawyer with a lot of experience in litigation." Clients note: "He is a fantastic strategist, great at handling proceedings, and provides a useful insight into the case."

According to sources, Samuel Abad Yupanqui "has great knowledge of constitutional matters and is very clear when explaining things to his clients." They additionally remark: "He is a reference in this market, a relevant academic and extremely well recognised in the country." He has long-standing experience litigating for a notable roster of clients.

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Estudio Linares Abogados - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Daniel Linares Avilez
- 5 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active dispute resolution boutique with particular strength in litigation. Maintains experience advising on the full range of contentious issues, including civil, commercial and administrative matters. Client base stems from a wide variety of industries, including energy and insurance.

Strengths The team comes recommended by clients due to "the lawyers' experience, knowledge and efficiency. They handle their work very well."

Significant clients Statkraft Peru, CONCREMAX, MAPFRE, Mobil Oil del Perú, JJC Contratistas Generales.

Notable practitioners

"Great litigator" Daniel Linares Avilez is endorsed by clients thanks to his "fantastic analytical capacity, ability to work to deadlines and understanding of when to negotiate." They go on to add: "He is client-oriented and focused on finding a solution." He has experience advising clients from the energy and mining sectors, amongst others.

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Estudio Olaechea - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Cecilia Catacora Torres and Manuel Villa-García
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Solid practice group with considerable experience handling disputes, with a particular focus on litigation. Routinely retained by major players within the domestic market to advise on complex commercial mandates, in addition to multinational corporations.

Strengths The firm is acknowledged by market sources for its dispute resolution practice. One says: "The team is very competent and knowledgeable. They are constantly providing us with updates, as well as immediate and personalised attention."

Work highlights Acted for Sociedad Agrícola Pucalá on its USD150 million claim against the Republic of Peru for the unpaid bonds of the agrarian debt. The case was heard before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Significant clients Honda Motor, Pandero EAFC, Banco de Crédito del Perú, International Youth Hostel Federation, Fábrica de Envases.

Notable practitioners

The highly regarded Manuel Villa-Garcia is described by clients as "a deeply experienced practitioner in both arbitration and litigation. He is great to work with as he is very energetic and quickly understands complex matters." He has a particular focus on commercial matters.

Clients single out Cecilia Catacora Torres as "a very attentive and diligent practitioner, who maintains constant interaction with us during a transaction." She has considerable experience handling civil litigations and is often retained by financial entities.

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García Sayán Abogados - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Martha Pérez-Reyes Moyano, Javier Villa García Vargas and Agustin Yrigoyen
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected dispute resolution team with noteworthy experience in the full spectrum of litigious matters. Has in-depth knowledge of mandates regarding civil and commercial issues, in addition to constitutional and administrative proceedings. Client roster encompasses companies from the transportation, energy and mining industries.

Strengths Clients highlight the firm's practice in this field. One remarks: "The firm has a good litigation practice – the lawyers do a great job and respond punctually to inquiries."

Work highlights Represented Empresa Administradora Cerro in judicial administrative claims to obtain the nullities of two administrative resolutions issued by the District Municipality of Yanacancha and one by the Provincial Municipality of Pasco.

Significant clients Buenaventura, Cencosud, Volcan, UNACEM, Volvo.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Javier Villa García Vargas "has very good litigation skills," according to clients. He has considerable experience assisting clients with a variety of disputes, including civil, commercial and constitutional litigation. He led the team in its representation of Empresa Administradora Cerro.

Martha Pérez-Reyes Moyano is a very well known practitioner within the Peruvian dispute resolution market. She is notably well versed in matters related to civil contracts and proceedings.

Department profile by García Sayán Abogados

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

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ricardo Luque and Jorge Luis Zubiate
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Significant practice particularly noted for its strength in litigation. Areas of focus include contractual disputes, including procurement and concession mandates, for clients from the construction and infrastructure sectors. Additionally well versed in contentious energy and insurance issues.

Strengths A client endorses the firm's practice in this field, commenting: "The lawyers are good and very responsive. They send follow-ups on time and we receive positive results – we would recommend them."

Work highlights Represented EsSalud in a USD1.76 billion claim against the Peruvian pension office related to the company's legal pension payment obligations.

Significant clients Sociedad Minera Austria Duvaz, Interseguro, Consorcio Manpower, Terminal Internacional del Sur, Dinet Peru.

Notable practitioners

Jorge Luis Zubiate is known to market commentators for his practice within the disputes arena. He has experience acting for clients from the banking, transportation and insurance sectors on litigious proceedings and co-led the team on the aforementioned EsSalud work highlight.

Department profile by Hernández & Cía. Abogados

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

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Mauricio Raffo
- 5 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Heavyweight firm with an outstanding dispute resolution practice regularly called upon to assist clients with both litigation and arbitration. Litigious experience includes commercial and civil mandates, with additional expertise in labour-related cases. Also boasts in-depth knowledge of domestic and international arbitration, having handled proceedings before the ICC and ICSID. Maintains a diverse client roster spanning energy, mining, infrastructure and telecommunications.

Strengths Clients hold the firm in extremely high regard. One enthuses: "Miranda & Amado is without a doubt one of the best performing law firms in Peru. We are very pleased with the level of service provided by them, as well as their comprehension of the matters. The lawyers are detailed, committed and possess an in-depth knowledge of the field."

Work highlights Advised Repsol on an estimated 100 claims filed by employees of companies that provide services on its behalf. The workers requested incorporation into the Repsol workforce, including receiving the same benefits as the company's current employees.

Significant clients Repsol, Cálidda, Telefónica del Perú, Apurimac Ferrum, Dafeli.

Notable practitioners

Department head Mauricio Raffo is deeply respected within the Peruvian dispute resolution market for both his litigation and arbitration expertise. He is singled out by clients as "a highly competent, professional and committed lawyer, with extensive experience handling judicial litigation cases." Others go on to commend his "analytical way of thinking, ability to quickly understand the needs of his clients and his provision of strategic and practical solutions."

José Daniel Amado is highlighted by clients for his "good judgement and dedication to work, in addition to being easy to work with and highly respected by opposing counsel." He is well versed in both domestic and international arbitration, with experience in both commercial and investor-state mandates.

Revered litigation practitioner Juan Luis Avendaño Valdez is described by market sources as a "very solid and hard-working lawyer in this field," and they also remark that "he does excellent work." He boasts over 40 years' experience in the litigation arena, with expertise assisting clients from sectors including financial services, telecommunications and insurance.

Up-and-coming partner Cristina Ferraro is highly respected by market commentators for her arbitration abilities. One lauds her as "a great practitioner – she writes extremely well, is very responsive, always thoroughly informed and punctual. She is additionally well versed in international investor-state arbitrations before the ICC."

Department profile 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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Muñiz, Ramírez, Pérez-Taiman & Olaya - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Fernando Meléndez
- 4 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Esteemed dispute resolution practice group held in high regard for its strength in litigation. Often retained to represent clients in corporate and civil cases, in addition to contentious administrative mandates. Possesses in-depth knowledge of matters related to sectors such as banking, telecommunications, energy and transportation.

Strengths Clients single out the firm for its expertise in litigation, with one commenting: "The firm has a high level of specialisation in various areas of practice and in-depth knowledge of different economic sectors. The litigation specialists of the firm have the capacity to generate legal solutions for particularly complex cases."

Work highlights Retained by Citibank del Perú to advise on two claims filed against the tax authority in Peru and the fiscal court. The claims dispute the legality of objections made by the tax authority in relation to the company's rate of income tax over several years.

Significant clients Ferreycorp, Telefónica del Perú, Transportadora de Gas del Perú, Banco Financiero, Banco Ripley Perú.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Fernando Meléndez is described by clients as a "very practical and solution-oriented lawyer." Another goes on to add: "He has extensive experience in disputes and provides in-depth and high-level legal analysis." He centres his practice on litigation and has notable strength assisting major global names from the telecommunications sector.

Seasoned practitioner Nelson Ramírez is widely recognised within the market for his experience handling complex litigation cases. He has expertise advising clients from a variety of industries on the full range of litigious proceedings.

Department profile by Muñiz, Ramírez, Pérez-Taiman & Olaya

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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Osterling Abogados - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Enrique Ferrando Gamarra, Mauricio Martínez Ramírez-Gastón and Gustavo Miró Quesada
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded arbitration practice with experience in both domestic and international mandates. Knowledgeable of arbitral and judicial proceedings related to civil and constitutional matters, in addition to insurance issues. Routinely retained by an impressive roster of clients from sectors including construction, fishing and mining.

Strengths The firm garners praise from clients for its service in this area, as one highlights: "The lawyers have been excellent; they are very commercially oriented and able to think outside of the box, as well as being flexible and open to suggestions."

Work highlights Advised CMC Constructora on a USD11.5 million arbitration against Tres Palmeras related to additional works and costly delays during the construction of the Cerro Colorado Mall.

Significant clients Volcan Compañia Minera, Empresa Administradora Chungar, Pesquera Hayduk, Minera Aurífera Retamas, Los Portales.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed practitioner Enrique Ferrando Gamarra has noteworthy expertise acting as both counsel and arbitrator in arbitration cases. He is highly praised by clients, who note that "he is excellent; he has huge experience and we appreciate that he takes our suggestions into consideration."

Mauricio Martínez Ramírez-Gastón is described by clients as a "very intelligent and capable lawyer who knows how to lead a case." They additionally value that "he has great knowledge, a lot of energy and creative ideas." He is well versed in a variety of litigation proceedings.

Department profile 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

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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.

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Delmar and Ramiro Portocarrero Lanatta
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prestigious regional firm with a well-regarded dispute resolution practice. Areas of notable strength include contentious corporate and tax matters, as well as administrative litigation. Experienced handling arbitrations at both domestic and international levels. Clients hail from the energy, transportation and infrastructure sectors.

Strengths Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría comes recommended by clients for its practice in this field, with one attesting: "The firm has a highly competent and recognised team of practitioners in this area. They do a very good job and are able to work as a team together with our advisers from other sectors. We particularly appreciate that they understand the commercial implications of the dispute."

Work highlights Assisted Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Machu Picchu with an arbitration against Graña y Montero, who were requesting an extension time for the rehabilitation of a hydroelectric plant in Machu Picchu which would lead to an estimated additional project cost of USD13.14 million.

Significant clients Doe Run Perú, Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Machu Picchu.

Notable practitioners

Ramiro Portocarrero Lanatta receives praise from market commentators, who consider him to be a highly recognised practitioner in both judicial and arbitral proceedings. Clients state that he provides good service and add: "He is very intelligent, with particular strength in strategy planning."

Interviewees agree that up-and-coming practitioner Carolina de Trazegnies is a "great lawyer" and continue to highlight that "she is very intelligent." She is well versed in arbitration and particularly focuses on energy-related mandates.

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.

Department profile by Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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

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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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Rubio Leguía Normand - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Bruno Marchese and Fausto Viale
- 6 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Solid dispute resolution practice with significant expertise in litigation. Advises on a variety of cases, including contentious administrative mandates, as well as commercial, civil and constitutional issues. Has considerable strength assisting major international and domestic clients from the aviation, telecommunications, mining and energy sectors.

Strengths According to one client: "The personalised treatment we receive from the team makes this firm really stand out from the rest. They demonstrate a high level of professionalism and commitment, as well as experience, efficiency and knowledge of the law."

Work highlights Represented Dinoselva Iquitos in a claim challenging a ruling issued by the tax authority that cancelled the tax benefits enjoyed by the company for operating in the Amazon region.

Significant clients Barrick Gold, Newmont Mining, Transportadora de Gas Natural Comprimido Andino, American Airlines, Empresa de Distribución Eléctrica de Lima Norte.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Bruno Marchese is highlighted by clients, who consider him to be a practitioner that "always offers clever proposals in order to solve complex matters." He has considerable experience within the Peruvian dispute resolution market and centres his practice on litigation cases.

Associate-to-watch Úrsula Caro is known to interviewees for her practice in this field. She has knowledge of advising clients in litigations related to the infrastructure, mining, telecommunications and insurance sectors.

Associate-to-watch Alessandra Cocchella has significant experience assisting clients with litigation cases before the Peruvian courts. She is singled out by interviewees, who suggest that "her prompt actions can really make the difference in a dispute."

Department profile 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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Senior Statesmen

Muñiz, Ramírez, Pérez-Taiman & Olaya

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned practitioner Nelson Ramírez is widely recognised within the market for his experience handling complex litigation cases. He has expertise advising clients from a variety of industries on the full range of litigious proceedings.

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Juan Luis Avendaño Valdez

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Revered litigation practitioner Juan Luis Avendaño Valdez is described by market sources as a "very solid and hard-working lawyer in this field," and they also remark that "he does excellent work." He boasts over 40 years' experience in the litigation arena, with expertise assisting clients from sectors including financial services, telecommunications and insurance.

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Javier de Belaunde López de Romaña

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Javier de Belaunde López de Romaña is highlighted by clients who say: "He is an extremely well-known practitioner in the country, with sound understanding of the judicial procedures." He is additionally singled out for his "expertise in litigation and civil matters, as well as his deep level of analysis and good strategies."

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Juan Guillermo Lohmann

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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.

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Estudio Monroy Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Monroy of Estudio Monroy Abogados is a highly experienced litigator with a standout reputation in the market. He garners praise from interviewees, who describe him as "a very important lawyer in this field," and go on to say that "his work as a litigator in constitutional, civil and administrative cases is strongly valued by the market."

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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."

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Ana María Arrarte Arisnabarreta

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "great" Ana María Arrarte Arisnabarreta is head of the dispute resolution practice and garners considerable praise from market commentators for her activity in this field. She has noteworthy strength as counsel in both litigation and arbitration cases, as well as alternative dispute resolution and conflict prevention. She has in-depth experience advising domestic and foreign clients from the energy and construction industries.

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Fernando Meléndez

Muñiz, Ramírez, Pérez-Taiman & Olaya

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Fernando Meléndez is described by clients as a "very practical and solution-oriented lawyer." Another goes on to add: "He has extensive experience in disputes and provides in-depth and high-level legal analysis." He centres his practice on litigation and has notable strength assisting major global names from the telecommunications sector.

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Julio César Pérez

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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.

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Giovanni F Priori

Priori & Carrillo Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "excellent" Giovanni Priori of Priori & Carrillo Abogados is highly rated by interviewees, who commend his activity both as a litigator in complex disputes, and as an academic within the field. They suggest that he "really stands out" in this area.

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Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Mauricio Raffo is deeply respected within the Peruvian dispute resolution market for both his litigation and arbitration expertise. He is singled out by clients as "a highly competent, professional and committed lawyer, with extensive experience handling judicial litigation cases." Others go on to commend his "analytical way of thinking, ability to quickly understand the needs of his clients and his provision of strategic and practical solutions."

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Jose Domingo Rivarola Reisz

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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.

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Javier Villa García Vargas

García Sayán Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Javier Villa García Vargas "has very good litigation skills," according to clients. He has considerable experience assisting clients with a variety of disputes, including civil, commercial and constitutional litigation. He led the team in its representation of Empresa Administradora Cerro.

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Manuel Villa-Garcia

Estudio Olaechea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The highly regarded Manuel Villa-Garcia is described by clients as "a deeply experienced practitioner in both arbitration and litigation. He is great to work with as he is very energetic and quickly understands complex matters." He has a particular focus on commercial matters.

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Samuel Abad Yupanqui

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to sources, Samuel Abad Yupanqui "has great knowledge of constitutional matters and is very clear when explaining things to his clients." They additionally remark: "He is a reference in this market, a relevant academic and extremely well recognised in the country." He has long-standing experience litigating for a notable roster of clients.

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Fabrizio Castellano

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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.

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Enrique Ghersi Silva

Estudio Ghersi Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Enrique Ghersi Silva of Estudio Ghersi Abogados is recognised by sources as an active disputes lawyer. He centres his practice on litigation, with a particular focus on civil mandates.

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Luis Alberto Liñán

Rodriguez Angobaldo Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Alberto Liñán of Rodriguez Angobaldo Abogados is described by market sources as a "strong litigator" and a "good lawyer." Clients go on to say: "He is always available whenever we need him."

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Daniel Linares Avilez

Estudio Linares Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Great litigator" Daniel Linares Avilez is endorsed by clients thanks to his "fantastic analytical capacity, ability to work to deadlines and understanding of when to negotiate." They go on to add: "He is client-oriented and focused on finding a solution." He has experience advising clients from the energy and mining sectors, amongst others.

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Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Bruno Marchese is highlighted by clients, who consider him to be a practitioner that "always offers clever proposals in order to solve complex matters." He has considerable experience within the Peruvian dispute resolution market and centres his practice on litigation cases.

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Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Mario Reggiardo is a recognised player within the Peruvian dispute resolution market. He has a strong focus on litigation, with additional experience in arbitration.

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Adrián Simons Pino

SIMONS / Solución de Controversias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Adrián Simons Pino of SIMONS / Solución de Controversias stands out to market commentators for his practice in both litigation and arbitration. They describe him as a "great lawyer," and particularly note his strength in commercial and contractual disputes.

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Natale Amprimo Plá

Amprimo & Flury Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Natale Amprimo Plá of Amprimo & Flury Abogados is described by clients as a "fabulous lawyer that can dominate a case and push things forward with a positive attitude – he is not afraid of anything." Another client notes that "he is great for complex matters because he has solid opinions that are well recognised in the country." 

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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.

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Cecilia Catacora Torres

Estudio Olaechea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients single out Cecilia Catacora Torres as "a very attentive and diligent practitioner, who maintains constant interaction with us during a transaction." She has considerable experience handling civil litigations and is often retained by financial entities.

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Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Yvo Cuba Copello is described by interviewees as "a very dedicated lawyer with a lot of experience in litigation." Clients note: "He is a fantastic strategist, great at handling proceedings, and provides a useful insight into the case."

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Rosario Fernández Figueroa

Fernández, Heraud & Sánchez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rosario Fernández Figueroa of Fernández, Heraud & Sánchez Abogados is admired for her disputes practice, particularly within the administrative field. Sources say: "She is a great litigator that deserves to be recognised as she is very active and possesses long-standing experience in this area."

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Benites, Forno & Ugaz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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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DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Guillermo Hesse is highlighted by clients, who say he "gets straight to the point, correctly follows up on issues and is very involved in the cases he handles." They go on to add that he is "very assertive with his advice." He has experience handling complex commercial disputes.

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Mauricio Martínez Ramírez-Gastón

Osterling Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Mauricio Martínez Ramírez-Gastón is described by clients as a "very intelligent and capable lawyer who knows how to lead a case." They additionally value that "he has great knowledge, a lot of energy and creative ideas." He is well versed in a variety of litigation proceedings.

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Benites, Forno & Ugaz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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."

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Estudio Enrique Palacios Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Enrique Palacios of Enrique Palacios Abogados stands out to interviewees for his "very good experience" in the dispute resolution market. They consider him to be a "great lawyer" with a solid practice focus on litigation.

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Martha Pérez-Reyes Moyano

García Sayán Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Martha Pérez-Reyes Moyano is a very well known practitioner within the Peruvian dispute resolution market. She is notably well versed in matters related to civil contracts and proceedings.

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Ramiro Portocarrero Lanatta

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ramiro Portocarrero Lanatta receives praise from market commentators, who consider him to be a highly recognised practitioner in both judicial and arbitral proceedings. Clients state that he provides good service and add: "He is very intelligent, with particular strength in strategy planning."

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Jorge Luis Zubiate

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jorge Luis Zubiate is known to market commentators for his practice within the disputes arena. He has experience acting for clients from the banking, transportation and insurance sectors on litigious proceedings and co-led the team on the aforementioned EsSalud work highlight.

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Up and Coming

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients highlight up-and-coming partner Vanessa Cisneros for her abilities in contentious matters, and litigation in particular. She is singled out for her "creativity when constructing strategies." Her expertise includes acting for a variety of clients from sectors such as infrastructure and mining.

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Associates to watch

Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Úrsula Caro is known to interviewees for her practice in this field. She has knowledge of advising clients in litigations related to the infrastructure, mining, telecommunications and insurance sectors.

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Associates to watch

Alessandra Cocchella

Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Alessandra Cocchella has significant experience assisting clients with litigation cases before the Peruvian courts. She is singled out by interviewees, who suggest that "her prompt actions can really make the difference in a dispute."

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