With more than 25 years of experience, Benites, Vargas & Ugaz is a leading firm in the Peruvian legal market. Our partners, among other positions, are a former minister of justice, constitutional judges, state prosecutors, senior public officials and directors of international institutions, which provides the firm with a deep knowledge and understanding of the regulatory context and the legal sector in Peru.
We are also renowned for our firm’s commitment to ethics, leadership, integrity, teamwork and social responsibility, being the only Peruvian firm recognised by TRACE International for our compliance with anti-bribery policies and the fulfillment of the highest ethical standards and professional transparency.
Our firm provides comprehensive advisory through multidisciplinary solutions. We see ourselves as strategic partners of our clients and aim at mitigating all possible risks and contingencies while enabling our clients to develop their businesses as effectively as possible. To do so, we have a team of more than 50 lawyers and encourage and develop their strategic vision, professional excellency and a deep understanding of businesses and in-depth knowledge of specific industries.
Latin Lawyer 250 has highlighted the leadership of Benites, Vargas & Ugaz in white-collar crime and compliance, and Latin Lawyer refers to our firm as ”a highly respected team, considered an authority in the field of white-collar crime. Consequently, it is the first choice for many companies […]”.
Furthermore, Latin Lawyer also praises other practice areas of Benites, Vargas & Ugaz such as litigation, administrative law and labour law, key areas in the Peruvian market.
Our consistent work has also been recognised by other prestigious international directories such as Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, which refer to our firm as a “Leading firm”.
Our main area of practice
Our white-collar crime practice is the reference in Perú. We provide preventive advisory to mitigate any possible criminal contingencies in corporate, contractual or tax matters. When needed, and only as a last resort, we represent our clients’ interests before the attorney general’s office and the courts.
Other areas of practice
- Administrative law
- Banking and finance
- Capital markets
- Constitutional law
- Corporate and contract law
- Infrastructure and construction
- Intellectual property
- Labour law and social security
- Litigation and arbitration
- Real estate
- Tax and customs
In recent years, the firm has been involved in various cross-border transactions
including restructuring of Brazilian debt (US$30 million) and a syndicate loan (€300 million) led by Citigroup Global Markets Limited and granted to Intralot Finance Luxembourg SA, including an issuance of US$432 million on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.