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Firm Profile

Osterling Abogados

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Av Santo Toribio 143
  • Piso 3
  • San Isidro
  • Lima
  • Lima
  • Peru
  • 27

Firm profile submitted by Osterling Abogados

Senior Partners: Enrique Ferrando, Arturo Tello, Ary Alcántara
Partners: Madeleine Osterling, Mauricio Martínez
Junior Partners: Ximena Souza-Ferreira, Kodiak Semsch, Joyce Cieza, Jose Del Castillo, Patricia Mendoza
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 30
Member of: 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
Intellectual Property: Arturo Tello, Ximena Souza-Ferreira
Public Law: Enrique Ferrando, Gabriel Loli  
Tax: Jose Del Castillo


Insurance & Reinsurance & Banking: Osterling Abogados 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$790 million to the date, and is considered the leading insurance team in Peru. The firm’s 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. The firm has also a strong background in banking, advising UBS AG, BBVA Continental, among others.

Contracts & Civil Law: Osterling Abogados lis 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.

Corporate/M&A: 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 Abogados 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 adequate labour contracts and corporate labour policies, as well as council in negotiations with unions to benefit clients both financially and legally. The labour department includes social security law, immigration issues, and labour and pension disputes.

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 Abogados 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 team also deals with sophisticated competition, advertisement and consumer protection cases.

Mining, Natural Resources, Environmental: Osterling is recognised in Peru as a leader in natural resources, mining and environmental law. With strong leadership from its senior lawyers and the support of its corporate, labour, tax and litigation preactices, Osterling has developed a reputation for its excellent representation of national and international clients in the environmental, natural resources and mining sectors. The frims’ team represents and advises an international and national client base, including mining companies, manufacturers, investors, insurance companies, conservation funds and environmental consultants. Osterling has a diversified industry expertise, which includes mining, chemical, manufacturing, water, petroleum, gas, waste management and transportation.

Tax: The firm offers a comprehensive and clear view of tax issues needed for corporate decisions, clarifying tax implications, possible alternatives, and the best way to optimise the incentives provided by current regulations. The tax team also deals with administrative and judicial cases. Public Law: 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.

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish.