MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Mergers & Acquisitions: Recent highlights include advising: Axxion Asset Management in the tender offer in order to acquire 100% of the shares of Textil Piura; AmBev Group in the transfer of 100% of Compañía Cervecera Ambev Perú S.A.C. to a subsidiary of AB InBev; Glencore in the acquisition of Contonga Mine from Nyrstar; Sura Asset Management and Grupo Wiese in reaching an agreement with Intercorp for the sale of Seguros Sura and Hipotecaria Sura; WWG del Perú in its joint acquisition with Quironsalud of 50% stake in the Peruvian private clinic Clínica Ricardo Palma; Rigel Peru and its shareholders in the transfer of 50% of stake in Rigel Peru, an insurance company listed in the Lima Stock Exchange.
Banking & Finance: Recent highlights include advising: Coller International Partners in launching its 7th new PEF which raised US$7.5 billion; Altamar Capital Partners in the raise of $80 million from Peruvian pension fund man- agers;JP Morgan, leading bank, in international $200 million non-guaranteed syndicated loan in favor of Promigas; Grupo Ezentis S.A. in the $140 million loan granted by Wilmington Trust London UK Limited; La Virgen y Alupar Investment in the $80 million facility project finance granted by CAF and DEG Bank (Germany); EGESA in long term $45 million hydropower financing; Banco Sabadell in the granting of a $30 million credit line; Peruvian Department of Social Security in the portfolio management contracts of $100 million with BTG Pactual Brasil, Compass Group LLC-NY, BBVA Spain; First Peruvian Operation Authorisation to JP Morgan Investment Bank.
Capital Markets: Recent highlights include advising: HudBay Minerals in the $1000 million senior bonds issuance; Camposol obtaining $145million by the exchange of their private bonds; Inmuebles Panamericana structuring of its $100 million Second Program of Bonds; Inmuebles Panamericana in the $91 million asset-backed bonds securitization; Scotiabank Perú, as arranger, in the $60 million third issuance of short-term securities of Banco GNB; Lumni Peru and W Capital SAFI structuring a public investment fund for education purposes; Fondo MiVivienda in the $40 million first issuance of its First Pro- gramme of Corporate Bonds.
Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganisation: Recent highlights include advising: Glencore International AG in the liquidation proceeding of Doe Run Perú and its subsidiary; Abengoa Perú S.A. in the negotiation for private restructuring with its main financial creditors; Automotores Gildemeister in the development of a structure of local guarantees to restructure the debt of the parent company (US$700MM); Deloitte Restructuring Inc., as liquidator of Century Mining Corporation of Canada, in the sale of shares (US$8MM); among others.
Projects & Infrastructure: Recent highlights include advising: an international consortium for the presentation and carryout of the first co-financed private initiative called “Anillo Vial Periférico” (Peripheral Ring Road) which seeks to construct 33.2 km highway optimising connections between several districts of the northern and eastern areas of Lima City to the rest of the metropolitan area; The Peruvian Government to set to encompass public-private partnership matters as well as administrative, customs infrastructure, labor and tax law for Pan American Games; An international consortium in the submission of unsolicited proposal for two toll roads in the north of Peru; The Peruvian Private Investment Promotion Agency- PROINVERSION- during the re-launching of the tender process for the concession granting of the first Amazon Waterway Project; A international consortium as Project Manager for Petroperu Talara’s Oil Refinery modernisation which is being executed by Técnicas Reunidas (Spain).
Tax: Design of efficient tax structures related to M&A, domestic and foreign trusts, investment funds, financing operations, public and private concessions, project finance, among others, oriented at maximizing the benefits of clients while avoiding tax contingencies; providing comprehensive advice in tax law.
Labour: Full preventive labor advice to clients and vast experience in labour litigation, labour inspections and conducting reviews and assessments of the labour situation of local and multinational corporations, as required in M&A transactions, financings, corporate reorganisations and restructuring operations.
White Collar Crime: Assistance in financial crimes, antitrust crime, securities fraud, tax evasion, commercial crime, embezzlement, criminal product liability, corporate fraud, environmental law violations, money laundering, labour crime, criminal compliance, among others.
Corporate Litigation: Complex financial and corporate litigation and arbitration, and leading cross-border teams in multi-jurisdiction litigation.
Private Clients: Personalised assistance to high net worth individuals and families, designing and setting up efficient investment structures aimed at the protection of assets, preservation of wealth and estate. Venture Capital: Due to the sustained growth of the Peruvian entrepreneurial ecosystem, the firm decided to put together a team specialising in venture capital to respond to the market needs and contribute to ecosystem growth. The firm provides full advice to entrepreneurs in their seed financing and follow on rounds, to angel investors or venture capital funds to execute their investments in startups, and to incubators, accelerators and angel investors’ networks in structuring efficient processes for the integration between entrepreneurs and investors.
Mining: The firm advises mining companies, investors, financial institutions and other stakeholders in the mining industry, with special focus on transactional, corporate finance, taxation, regulatory and environmental matters. The expertise of the firm in mining affairs includes sophisticated M&A, joint venture, financing, metal streaming and mining royalty transactions.
Competition & Consumer Protection: Recent highlights include advising: Agroselva, Armas Doomo, among others.
International Work: The firm frequently deals with international clients and has considerable experience in cross border transactions and representing Peruvian companies investing in and acquiring companies abroad.
Languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish.