Firm profile submitted by Gálvez & Dolorier Abogados
Managing Partners: Javier Dolorier, José Gálvez
Senior Partners: Karina Arbulú, Martín Mantilla, Silvia Muñoz, Flor Villaseca, Karen Céspedes
Number of partners: 7
Number of other lawyers: 20
Labour: Javier Dolorier
Tax: José Gálvez
Transfer Pricing: Silvia Muñoz
Gálvez & Dolorier Abogados (G&D) is an innovative and modern state-of-the-art boutique law firm specialising in labour and tax. The tax department is led by partners José Gálvez and Silvia Muñoz, former officials at the Peruvian Tax Administration (SUNAT) in managerial positions (e.g. Chief of Legal Affairs Division at both, the Large National Taxpayers Intendency and Lima Taxpayers Intendency). G&D has participated along those years in several tax legislation reforms related to income tax, and has also contributed to tax reforms in the Peruvian capital market as advisor to the Lima Stock Exchange. The labour and employment area is led by partners Javier Dolorier, a former advisor to both the Labour National Council and the Supreme Court in labour matters, who has been acting as arbitrator in labour and commercial matters, and Flor Villaseca an experienced labour litigator and a specialised lawyer in safety and health at work.
The age range of partners is between 40-50, and 24- 40 of associates. The firm is committed to the longterm professional development of its associates who regulary attend courses and programs at prestigious institutions (Vienna University of Economics and Business; International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation) Their experience in the Peruvian public sector and in the private legal practice is a perfect match and a key value for clients. Another competitive strength is the combination of in–depth knowledge and strong litigation skills as well as in tax law and in labour law, with a cost efficient and commercially oriented approach, which is an unusual feature at larger law firms. Following recent trends in international law practice, the firm has been working with clients in the implementation of compliance programs and good practices.
Labour & Employment:
The department’s specialisation areas are:
■■ Litigation & Labour Arbitration
■■ Labour Union Matters
■■ Labour Audits
The firm represents clients in employee relations and advises on all matters related to employment and labour law. The team’s regular work includes drafting policy papers for clients on pay equity, sexual harassment prevention and complaints procedures, and LGTB inclusion initiatives. As well as this, the firm advises corporate clients on the impact of new technologies on job reduction.
The firm has been participating in highly sophisticated tax consulting with a focus on cross-border transactions, taxation of institutional investors and tax litigation representing domestic and foreign companies before the administrative and judicial local authorities, primarily in transfer pricing and taxation of multinational economic groups matters.
Other specialisation areas are:
■ General tax advisory and tax litigation
■ Tax planning (includes fiscal planning and wealth management)
■ Technology and e-commerce (high specialisation in taxation of digital services, technical assistance, royalties, software and other e-commerce and IT-related operations)
■ Capital markets taxation
Gálvez & Dolorier Abogados’ tax and labour law departments are supported by corporate law specialists and by auditing accountants specialised in compliance programs.
Languages: English, Spanish
Large taxpayers, sectors such as mining and mineral trading, construction and real estate, pharma industry, broadcasting, beauty and personal care, international maritime transportation, energy; investment funds, manufacturers, technology and telecommunications, the Lima Stock Exchange and its clearinghouse; government agencies, state-owned companies.
Companies and C-executives. State-owned companies (airports, oil company and regulatory agencies), health centres and health services providers, agribusiness, higher education, retail, automotive, food and beverage, broadcasting, telecommunications, transportation and infrastructure operators.services, agribusiness’, higher education, retail, automotive, food and beverage, telecommunications, transportation and infrastructure operators.