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Dispute Resolution: Arbitration — Peru


Bullard Falla Ezcurra+ - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Acclaimed arbitration practice group maintaining its top-tier position in the Peruvian market. Impressive track record illustrates the team's tremendous expertise in both local and international arbitration proceedings, particularly under ICC and UNCITRAL rules. Team is particulary well regarded for its expertise handling disputes stemming from large-scale transportation infrastructure projects associated with energy and water developments. Represents a list of distinguished construction and oil and gas companies.

Strengths A client says: "I think they are amongst the best, if not the best, arbitration outfit in Latin America. They are really distinguished in international arbitration, like a US or UK firm. They are top-notch in oral presentations and have excellent knowledge of arbitral law. They have superstar partners but the associates are also excellent."

Another client states: "I would recommend Bullard Falla Ezcurra as they are a very active boutique firm in arbitration, one of the best firms. The lawyers are highly experienced and assertive. This is a very innovative and creative team with a non-traditional approach."

Notable practitioners

Market commentators are full of the praise for Alfredo Bullard's marvellous performance as both an arbitrator and as party counsel. One client declares: "He's one of the best lawyers in Peru, particularly in the way he presents his arguments. He has that extra spark that no one else has." Another source also underlines "his great analytical power, knowledge, and powerful and persuasive discourse."

Clients are highly impressed by arbitration counsel and department co-head Huáscar Ezcurra, asserting that "he knows very well all the regulation related to arbitration." They go on to consider him as "a dynamic, thoughtful and intelligent lawyer," as well as "a leader in arbitration matters."

Associate-to-watch Pablo Mori enters the rankings due to solid endorsement from market sources, who recognise his involvement in arbitration proceedings and describe him as "a very good lawyer to be highlighted."

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Campos / Abogados en Infraestructura - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Relevant boutique firm well known for its great expertise in arbitration proceedings. Disputes regularly derive from concession agreements as well as construction contracts, due to force majeure, cost overruns and disruptions issues. Noteworthy clientele includes major local and international construction companies. New client wins include OBRAINSA, Sigdo Koppers Group and Astaldi.

Strengths A client states: "They are a young but very experienced team that can easily work with technical experts and understand the technical issues of a controversy." The source adds: "They answer us promptly and define strategies from the very beginning, identifying very well the strengths and weaknesses of the case."

Work highlight Advised Consorcio Vial Santa Rosa on an arbitration proceeding in connection with the termination of its construction contract with the Peruvian Government.

Notable practitioners

According to clients, established head of department Alexander Campos "is an experienced, audacious and creative lawyer, with solid knowledge and persuasive abilities." They go on to add that "he is always available and shows a clear and effective leadership of his team." Peers alike also identify him as "an expert in construction matters."

Associate-to-watch Ahmed Manyari enters the rankings following solid endorsement from clients, one of whom observes that "he knows how to listen and quickly grasps the ideas the client wants to portray in the arbitration."

About the Team (content provided by Campos / Abogados en Infraestructura)

Our firm handles important arbitral proceedings and ADRs related to infrastructure projects and construction. We are highly experienced in conducting domestic and international arbitral proceedings under the rules of renowned local and international arbitral institutions (Lima Chamber of Commerce, ICC, etc.), as well as ad hoc proceedings. We are actively involved in bilingual English-Spanish cases and we are also able to fluently work in French.

Our experience covers a variety of dispute arising from public and private construction contracts and PPPs. Most of our cases involve complex construction claims related infrastructure projects (roads, power plants, power lines, ports, sanitation, building, etc.). Claims usually handled by the firm include extensions of time, cost overruns, variation orders, stand by costs, force majeure, disruption, constructive acceleration, contract termination, breach of contract and damages. We also advise our clients in negotiations and we have experience in dispute boards, conciliations and settlements.

Due to our favourable outcomes in construction cases, we have been increasing our practice on contractual and commercial matters, with great success. We aim to continue growing, especially regarding international commercial arbitration.

We care about our clients and our goal is to provide a top-level service. To do so, we are convinced that creativity, assertiveness and strong legal and technical knowledge are the winning formula.

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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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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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."

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

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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Miranda & Amado Abogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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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Navarro Sologuren, Paredes & Gray - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Respected practice possessing ample experience in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Continues to display a focus on construction disputes, representing major engineering and construction companies in conflicts deriving from energy, sanitation and transport contracts. Terminal Internacional del Sur, Inmobiliaria Nobein and Exanco are new client wins.

Strengths A client comments: "I have an excellent impression of them. The partners' dedication is a highlight, as well as the team's qualifications and the efficiency with which they handle matters." The source adds: "Strengths include their strong specialisation in construction law and dispute resolution issues, especially in highly complex technical matters."

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Jaime Gray is lauded by market sources for being "a reputable" and "an excellent lawyer." A client also endorses his "deep knowledge of construction matters which is complemented with a great understanding of the Peruvian framework and business culture."

"Well-known" department co-head Gustavo Paredes is perceived as an "excellent professional" by interviewees. Paredes advises important clients of the firm on arbitration proceedings involving large-scale public infrastructure developments.

About the Team (content provided by Navarro Sologuren, Paredes & Gray)

NPG has a very significant coverage of the domestic and regional market in arbitration related to construction projects and infraestructure. Currently among the services of our firm almost seventy percent of them are related to arbitration and dispute resolution.

We are recognized by our clients and other professionals in the field as one of the most important law firms for dispute resolution in construction projects.

Our clients are the main owners, contractors and engineering companies of the domestic and regional market. Currently we are participating in the main construction projects in the country such as the Pan American Games - Lima 2019, Talara's Oil Refinery and Jorge Chávez International Airport Expansion. Our tasks in these projects include designing contractual documents in order to prevent controversies among the parties.

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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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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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."

About the Team (content provided 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 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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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 1

Bullard Falla Ezcurra+

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators are full of the praise for Alfredo Bullard's marvellous performance as both an arbitrator and as party counsel. One client declares: "He's one of the best lawyers in Peru, particularly in the way he presents his arguments. He has that extra spark that no one else has." Another source also underlines "his great analytical power, knowledge, and powerful and persuasive discourse."

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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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María del Carmen Tovar Gil

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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.

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Band 2

José Daniel Amado

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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."

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Campos / Abogados en Infraestructura

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to clients, established head of department Alexander Campos"is an experienced, audacious and creative lawyer, with solid knowledge and persuasive abilities." They go on to add that "he is always available and shows a clear and effective leadership of his team." Peers alike also identify him as "an expert in construction matters."

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Band 2

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 2

Bullard Falla Ezcurra+

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are highly impressed by arbitration counsel and department co-head Huáscar Ezcurra, asserting that "he knows very well all the regulation related to arbitration." They go on to consider him as "a dynamic, thoughtful and intelligent lawyer," as well as "a leader in arbitration matters."

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Band 2

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 2

DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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."

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Band 2

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

Osterling Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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.

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Band 3

Navarro Sologuren, Paredes & Gray

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Jaime Gray is lauded by market sources for being "a reputable" and "an excellent lawyer." A client also endorses his "deep knowledge of construction matters which is complemented with a great understanding of the Peruvian framework and business culture."

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Band 3

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

Navarro Sologuren, Paredes & Gray

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Well-known" department co-head Gustavo Paredes is perceived as an "excellent professional" by interviewees. Paredes advises important clients of the firm on arbitration proceedings involving large-scale public infrastructure developments.

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Band 4

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 4

Ramón Vidurrizaga

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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.

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Band 4

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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Up and Coming

Carolina de Trazegnies

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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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Up and Coming

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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.

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Associates to watch

Campos / Abogados en Infraestructura

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Ahmed Manyari enters the rankings following solid endorsement from clients, one of whom observes that "he knows how to listen and quickly grasps the ideas the client wants to portray in the arbitration."

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Associates to watch

Bullard Falla Ezcurra+

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Pablo Mori enters the rankings due to solid endorsement from market sources, who recognise his involvement in arbitration proceedings and describe him as "a very good lawyer to be highlighted."

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