Firm profile submitted by Osterling Abogados
Partners: Enrique Ferrando, Arturo Tello, Ary Alcantara, Madeleine Osterling, Mauricio Martinez, Ximena Souza Ferreira, Kodiak Semsch, Joyce Cieza, Jose Del Castillo, Patricia Mendoza
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 30
Memberships: Insuralex, AIDA, ICC, ALAE, APPI, ASIPI, INTA, ECTA, AIPPI
Insurance Reinsurance: Enrique Ferrando, Gabriel Loli
Construction: Miguel Delgado
Contracts & Civil Law: Enrique Ferrando
Corporate & M&A: Enrique Ferrando, Patricia Mendoza
Labour, Human Resources & Social Security: Ary Alcantara, Joyce Cieza
Dispute Resolution – Arbitration & Litigation: Enrique Ferrando, Mauricio Martinez, Kodiak Semsch
IP: Arturo Tello, Ximena Souza Ferreira
Public Law: Enrique Ferrando, Gabriel Loli
Tax: Jose Del Castillo, Gonzalo Echevarria
Osterling Abogados was established in 1980 by a group of notable attorneys with remarkable experience. It is recognised for providing consistently quality service in all areas of practice. This full-service law firm has a wide experience representing prestigious local and foreign clients, who are offered a complete range of litigation, legal and business services. The goal is to maintain client satisfaction with timely, practical and business oriented legal advice. Osterling is well known for high quality standards combined with rapid actions and is uncompromising in its commitment to quality in everything it does, focused on creating sustainable value for its clients, people and communities. The insight gained through understanding what really matters to clients and their businesses, together with the technical expertise and valuable experience of its own people, enables Osterling to identify the best course of action for clients to achieve their business objectives.
Insurance & Reinsurance & Banking:
Osterling successfully provides comprehensive legal and regulatory assistance to leading insurance and reinsurance companies in Peru, such as Rimac, Pacífico and Spanish multinational Mapfre in Peru and Mapfre Global Risk, APESEG (Association of Peruvian Insurance Companies), as well as brokers, adjusters, and policy holders. It has rendered legal counsel reviewing and analysing insurance and reinsurance claims in excess of US$810 million to the date, and is considered the leading insurance team in Peru. Work includes different aspects of this business, such as preventive evaluation of insurance coverage, analysis of claims during the policy term, coverage issues, legal defence of clients both in judicial and arbitral jurisdictions. It also has a strong background in banking, advising UBS AG, BBVA Continental, among others.
Contracts & Civil Law:
Osterling is a leader in contract and civil law. Recognised by its peers and clients as a firm distinguished for its knowledge of civil law, which is a key issue in closing a deal, from the initial stage through actual negotiations to finalising an agreement.
The firm has a long history of involvement with corporate, financial, and trade law deals as well as advising local and foreign clients through their ventures and investments. Grupo Breca (the most important economic Peruvian Group) currently retains Osterling in this area of expertise. Osterling is also proficient in dealing with complex shareholders disputes.
Labour, Human Resources & Social Security:
The firm’s integral legal advice in this field includes the design of recruitment (direct and indirect), renumeration, compensation, and termination (individual and collective) policies. In occupational health and safety matters, the firm advises on all preventative and corrective aspects needed to comply with current regulations, which includes precautionary measures such as legal audits. Furthermore, the firm has a solid understanding of immigration law matters, especially on expats hiring processes and international allocations regulations. The firm’s counselling includes all procedures needed to obtain work visas and residence permits. In addition, the firm gives thorough council advice in negotiations with unions to benefit clients both financially and legally. The firm has a solid group of professionals specialised on labour matter disputes (judicial and administrative).
Dispute Resolution – Arbitration & Litigation:
This is an area in which the firm is widely recognised for its accurate analysis of legal risks, liabilities and potential for successful outcome of each case. The firm provides responsive, creative and expert litigation representation in lawsuits, arbitration and administrative proceedings. Osterling recently handled disputes for an amount over US$558 million, encompassing insurance and reinsurance, shareholders disputes, mining, and real estate, among others.
Intellectual Property, Competition & Consumer Protection & Advertisement:
The firm provides efficient legal services for the protection of trademarks, commercial slogans, industrial designs, patents, utility models, copyrights, domain names and other industrial and intellectual property materials. The firm is member of INTA, AIPPI, ECTA, ASIPI, and APPI. The IP practice also extends to dealing with sophisticated competition, advertisement and consumer protection cases, also providing compliance preventative advice, contract advice and corporate advice.
Osterling Abogados has an outstanding construction law practice in Peru, recognised by legal peers and clients as one of the most regarded law firms within the market. Its assessment in construction law is widespread and complete, considering the contract negotiation, its legal administration, management of claims and dispute resolution by arbitration or alternative means. Osterling Abogados seeks complete satisfaction and trust from its clients in order to consolidate its brand as an expert law firm worldwide.
The firm offers a comprehensive and clear view of tax issues needed for corporate decisions, clarifying tax implications, possible alternatives, and the bestway to optimise the incentives provided by current regulations. The tax team also deals with the design of efficient tax structures related to M&A, financing operations, project finance, among others. Osterling Abogados is orientated to maximise the benefits of clients while avoiding tax contingencies, providing comprehensive advice in tax law. Lawyers also have great administrative and judicial cases.
Advising on transactions and litigation, the public law team covers all aspects of public economic law including administrative contracts and public bids, freedom of information, government-owned assets, human rights, permits and authorisations, public and mixed entities/structures, public law litigation, public-private partnerships and regulatory.