Established in 2004, after more than 14 successful years of sustained growth, we are currently one of the leading firms in the Peruvian market. The professional training of our members give the discipline, knowledge and experience required to advise our clients in extremely complex transactions, with a very high level of effectiveness, as well as an intense commitment to their objectives.
Main practice areas
M&A: We represented the shareholders of Corporacion Pecsa in the sale of their stake in favor of Primax; Inversiones Educa in the acquisition of Grupo Toulouse; Shareholders of Artesco and Mova Industrial in the sale of 75% of their capital stock in favour of Staedtler; Grupo Cobra in the acquisition of 40% of Concesionaria Angostura Siguas from Cosapi SA; Cardinal Health Inc in the acquisition of the patient care business of Medtronic in Peru; Grupo Wiese in the business combination agreement with Grupo Parque Arauco; Energia del Pacifico in the sale of 25.1% of Kallpa: Generacion Samay I in favour of Nautilus Inkia Holdings.
Arbitration and litigation: Expertise in litigation of complex and sensitive controversies, both in the judiciary and in arbitration (domestic and international). Extensive experience in a wide range of matters such as commercial contracts, corporate disputes and concession and infrastructure contracts. The firm’s distinguishing characteristic in the legal market is its highly specialised approach and its strategic and comprehensive view of controversies, supported by expert lawyers in corporate, M&A, securities, tax and infrastructure matters.
Banking and finance: We represented JP Morgan in the US$200 million syndicated loan facility granted to Promigas; HudBay Minerals in the $550 million cross-collateralisation credit facilities; Termochilca in the refinancing of a $154 million loan granted by Scotiabank, BCP and Cofide; GMF Group in the $300 million international revolving credit; Scotiabank, BCP and BD Capital in the $56 million acquisition finance of Stracon GyM; BNP Paribas in the $50 million Master Trade Facility granted to Moly-Cop group; Monte Azul in the credit facility granted by BCP and shareholder co-financing for an aggregate of $48.8 million for construction and development of the Mollendo Hydrocarbons Terminal; Nexa Resources as borrower in the $100 million financing granted by Bank of Nova Scotia and as guarantor in the export facility agreement granted by ABN Amor Bank.
Capital markets: We represented Glencore in the US$1 billion tender offer to acquire majority shareholding in Volcan; FIRBI Metroport in the third FIRBI created in the Peruvian market; IPSA in the public offering of $51.5 million secured notes; Pluspetrol Camisea in the repayment and delisting of $50 million corporate bonds; Termochilca in the $55 million private offering of corporate bonds; Blanco SAFI in the registry of its first public investment fund; KOA SAFI in the registry of a new public investment fund under Simplified Regime; Angel Ventures Peru in the first Peruvian investment fund to finance start-ups; HMC SAFI in obtaining organisation licence as investment fund manager; Blanco SAFI in the authorisation process to obtain new organisation and function licences as investment fund manager.
Corporate reorganisation and bankruptcy: We represented Abengoa Peru SA in the obtainment of a loan from a private equity to repay existing debts, finance working capital and make capital expenditures (US$30 million); GyM SA in the negotiation with its subcontractors for the payment of financial obligations (US$53 million); Fima SA in the restructuring of its financial debts (US$50MM); CAME Contratistas y Servicios Generales SA in the structure of a restructuring plan (US$33 million). The firm has also represented a group of guarantors in the financing of a construction company under an insolvency procedure (US$30 million).
Infrastructure and PPPs: We represented Quimpac in the negotiation of three PPAs within the framework of the sale by Energia del Pacifico SA to a Peruvian company controlled by a private equity found; advice to a French transnational company during the development of a co-financed proposal for the construction and operation of a wastewater plant; advice to China Railway Tunnel Group in the execution of a consortium and trust agreement for the construction of a highway in Lima; advice to Petroperu along with Deloitte Talara Consortium, in the provision of PMO services for the Talara’s Refinery Modernisation Project; advice to an international consortium in the first cofinanced proposal called Anillo Vial Periferico to build a highway that will connect several districts of Lima; advice to an American transnational telecom company in the public tender called by PROINVERSION for the award of telecom projects to expand the broadband transportation networks in several regions in Peru.
Labour: Full preventive labour 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 andrestructuring operations.
Mining: Advise mining companies, investors, financial institutions and 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.
Private clients: We provide 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.
Project finance: In 2017, we represented FMO in a US$34 million loan granted to APM Terminals for the financing of the North Terminal of the Callao Port; we acted as counsel of La Virgen (a company owned by Alupar) in the financing of an 84MW hydropower plant (US$80 billion); and we advised JPMorgan Chase Bank (as leader of a 15 international bank syndicate) in a US$200 million unsecured financing to Promigas to finance the construction and operation of gas pipelines in Colombia and Peru.
Tax: Design of efficient tax structures related to M&A, domestic and foreign trusts, investment funds, financing operations, public and private concessions, project finance, oriented at maximising the benefits of clients while avoiding tax contingencies; providing comprehensive advice in tax law. Advisory regarding the application of the International Tax Transparency Regime and assessment of cross-border transactions and double taxation treaties.
Venture capital: Full advice to entrepreneurs in their seed financing and follow-on rounds; angel investors or venture capital funds to execute their investments in startups; incubators, accelerators and angel investors’ networks in structuring efficient processes for the integration between entrepreneurs and investors.
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.
Av. Víctor Andrés Belaúnde 147. Vía Principal 133
Pisos 2 y 3. Edificio Real Dos. San Isidro
Tel: +511 442 5100
Fax: +511 442 5100 – 237
Av. Apoquindo 3600, Piso 5
Los Condes Santiago de Chile
Telefax: 56 2 2244-68432