Firm profile submitted by Bullard Falla Ezcurra+
Dispute Resolution: Alfredo Bullard, Huáscar Ezcurra, Mario Reggiardo
Competition & Regulation: Alejandro Falla, Eduardo Quintana
Corporate, Restructuring & Insolvency: Huáscar Ezcurra, Pablo Mori
Consulting & Economic Analysis of Law: Alejandro Falla, Gabriela López, Eduardo Quintana
Civil Law & Contracts: Alfredo Bullard, Huáscar Ezcurra, Pablo Mori
Founded in 2000 with a simple vision: to enjoy what it does. BFE+ is a firm that breaks paradigms on how to practice law, developing its own legal and economic consulting model. The firm is convinced that it can arrive at better solutions when facing legal or economic issues by complementing practice with theory. Hence why it also combines professional practice with academic activity. The firm is focused on its people. With a horizontal and informal environment where ‘having a good time’ and ‘working effectively’ are interchangeable, BFE+ has confirmed the positive effects of having a motivated and interdisciplinary team, formed by specialised lawyers and economists. With such principles in mind, the firm is pleased to announce the strengthening of its team within the past years through the incorporation or return of:
■ Mr Mario Reggiardo, as partner in the dispute resolution — arbitration area
■ Ms Lucía Villarán as senior associate in the regulatory and competition area
■ Mr Pablo Mori as senior associate in the dispute resolution — arbitration area
■ Mr Agustín Valencia-Dongo and Mr Milan Pejnovic, both as associates in the regulatory and competition and the dispute resolution areas respectively
■ The promotion of Ms Andrea Cadenas and Ms Maribel Aparicio, both as senior associates in the regulatory and competition and the dispute resolution areas respectively
■ Economist Ms Gabriela López as senior associate and chief of the economic consulting area
Competition/Antitrust, Public Law & TMT:
The firm combines legal and economic theory to provide specialised advice in the application of antitrust rules in regulated markets. It also has extensive experience and is a pioneer in the application of mechanisms such as leniency and commitments to cease activities in antitrust matters. This team comprises economists and lawyers expert in both legal and economic theory. Partners are former members of various decision-making and supervisory bodies for free competition and economic regulation in Peru. They regularly act as counsel in proceedings brought before those organisations, mainly in telecommunications, energy and public transportation infrastructure. Therefore the firm has gained know-how in topics such as tariff, interconnection, access conditions regulation, and in controversies between regulated companies. Partners also have extensive experience in areas such as free competition, unfair competition, removing bureaucratic barriers, and consumer protection. Members of this team have actively participated in drawing up the legislation related to these topics.
Dispute Resolution — International Commercial & Investment Arbitration:
As counsel, the firm has extensive experience in local and international spheres designing effective and comprehensive legal strategies. Members of this team take a cross-functional approach with economic analysis to focus on the cost-benefit ratio of the various aspects each case involves. They have been counsel in various international commercial and investment arbitration proceedings in matters related to oil and gas contracts; energy, generation and distribution; telecommunications; general risk insurance; construction of large infrastructures such as highways, airports, hydrocarbon facilities, hydroelectric plants, among others; as well as expropriations of different kinds of projects. The team regularly represents clients in controversies linked to international contracts signed based on FIDIC model construction contracts before the most important institutions such as ICC, ICSID, CIAC, CCL, AMCHAM, PUCP and under other international arbitration rules such as UNCITRAL.
Members of this team also act as arbitrators in domestic as well as international commercial and investment arbitrations in different types of controversies related to commercial disputes, breach of shareholders’ agreements, or issues linked to construction contracts and contracts for supply of goods.
Furthermore, the firm provides specialised advice in corporate affairs for different types of arbitrations involving companies in insolvency or liquidation. It acts as a facilitator in negotiations between debtors and creditors, not only designing plans for corporate restructuring or liquidation agreements but also assembling strategies for further arbitrations. Finally, members of this team have extensive experience in cases related to contracts, property, torts and privatisation.
The firm is known for having a team of economists who solve complex problems with quantitative and qualitative economic analysis. This, complemented with a honed legal approach, guarantees innovative solutions to clients. The economic consulting area has experience in market analysis for merger control procedures, estimation of fines and damages derived from anticompetitive conducts and the economic approach of regulatory tariff procedures, among others. In relation to judicial, arbitral and administrative proceedings, the team uses an economic approach in handling contract interpretation, damage calculation and the overall legal and economic strategy of each case. In relation to regulation procedures, the economic team of BFE+ has also provided advice for the application of quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the impact of regulations in the market.
The firm’s expertise includes domestic and international arbitration proceedings related to commercial law, construction of highways, pipelines and others, energy and telecommunications industries, hydrocarbons, insurance, etc. In competition and regulatory, the firm is knowledgable on matters related to industries such as telecommunications, transportation, hydrocarbons, agro-export products, financial and port services, retail, food sector, cement, beer, among others.