Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has strengthened its disputes group by hiring a former practice head from Benites, Vargas & Ugaz Abogados, while at the same time boosting its corporate practice with a promotion.
Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is betting on work stemming from anti-corruption investigations, strengthening its hand with a partner hire from respected white-collar crime firm Benites, Vargas & Ugaz Abogados.
Peruvian prosecutors signed a collaboration agreement with Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, which has agreed to provide investigators with information related to ongoing corruption investigations in the country.
Law firms that stand out for the pro bono work done by their lawyers and for their efforts to build a lasting pro bono infrastructure, both internally and in their legal market.
The Ethics Council of the Lima Bar Association has suspended Attorney General Pedro Chávarry five days after he was forced to U-turn on a decision to dismiss two Operation Car Wash prosecutors.
Jones Day in Miami and Madrid, and Benites, Vargas & Ugaz Abogados in Lima have helped Spanish and Brazilian concessionaire Terminal Portuario Paracas (TPP) obtain US$185 million to finance the construction and maintenance of the San Martín port terminal in Peru.
Four firms have made lateral hires and three others have made promotions in a lively start to the year for Peru’s legal market.
Peruvian prosecutors have raided the offices of three construction companies as part of a major bribery investigation – just 12 days after the country introduced corporate criminal liability for corruption and money-laundering.
As Peru’s government takes steps to crack down on corruption, Pizarro, Botto & Escobar Abogados is the latest Peruvian firm to launch a white-collar crime and compliance area.
Gustavo Rodríguez García has departed Benites, Forno & Ugaz Abogados to form a new boutique in Lima, which will specialise in competition law and intellectual property.