Established over 48 years ago, Barrios & Fuentes Abogados is one of the most prominent law firms in Peru. Their experience accumulated over this period of time places the firm in a unique position to offer its clients with a variety of legal services not only in Peru but also abroad through the presence of lawyers in foreign countries for the convenience of its clients.
The firm provides the best quality legal services, not only because of the outstanding technical skills of its lawyers but also for the close dedication to its clients which has resulted in long-standing relationships with them.
The main areas of practice are oil and gas, energy, taxation, labour, immigration, administrative, arbitration, antitrust and regulatory, bankruptcy, financial, banking and insurance, environmental and natural resources, civil, corporate, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, labour, pension funds, fishing, litigations, foreign investments, bids, concessions and contracts with the government, mining, industrial property, intellectual property, ports and infrastructure, telecommunications and transportation.
The firm is currently working with Dragados on the building of Line 2 of the Lima Metro, a project with an investment of US$700 million. Additionally, the firm has assessed Rohds & Schwarz Companies in a public tender for US$13,000 which was successfully awarded.
The firm is very well-reputed in the field of labour law and specialises in advising international clients, with a special emphasis on labour, tax-labour, pension and immigration matters and related aspects regarding national and foreign staff, providing consultancy and legal assistance from the start, while the labour relationship is in force and until its ceases.
Barrios & Fuentes is dedicated to answering all types of inquiries regarding labour, pension and immigration matters and to providing legal assistance in all types of judicial and/or administrative proceedings, as well as obtaining and keeping current the immigration status and visas, enabling a large number of foreign employees to provide services within the national territory and thus helping different global and local companies, such as: Fragomen, BAL, Emigra, Pearl Law Group, Foster Quan, Acciona, Netafim, Terratest, FLS, Ferreyros, Dragados, Geopark, Scania, Knight & Piesold and Mayo Publicidad.
The firm has an excellent reputation for expertise assisting clients in a wide range of tax-related issues, complex domestic and international tax structures, cross-border transactions and litigation before the tax administration and all levels of the judicial system. Among its most important clients are Chemsupply, Surpack, Tecpetrol del Peru, Shohin, FLS, Disan, Inmobiliari, Mayo Publicidad, Gran Tierra, etc.
We have successfully advised Karoon Gas in obtaining nominal security to ensure only the signature of its representative, making it possible to import a drilling ship into Peru, Tecpetrol on the sale of 100 per cent of its shares in the Gas Operating Company Amazon (COGA) and 10 per cent of Conveyor Gas del Peru (TGP), Petrobras in a proceeding with the City of Piura, obtaining a favourable result in the tax court for considerable-cash amounts, more than 20 companies in examination processes initiated by SUNAT for technical assistance, and more than 30 companies in their tax returns.
The firm advised the biggest gas pipe in the southern zone of Peru, Energy Transfer Partners, specifically on the international bidding process for awarding the concession. We also advised the Geopark Limited in the acquisition of a 75 per cent participating interest in the licence contract of Block 64 and in the negotiation of the licence contract with PetroPeru.
The corporate division has a recently incorporated real estate area that provides legal and technical advice on rights diagnostics, urban and rural land throughout Peru.