Established in 2004, after more than 15 successful years of sustained growth, we are currently one of the leading firms in the Peruvian market. The professional training of our members gives 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. We have built up a full-service firm, adding to our premier transactional practice a number of highly specialist legal areas.
Main practice areas
M&A: We represented Volcan Compañía Minera in their divestiture of mining operations in the Cerro de Pasco region; Grupo El Comercio along with the minority shareholders of Atracciones Coney Island in the sale of 100% of their shares and their stakes in Colombian and Chilean subsidiaries in favour of The Carlyle Group; the shareholders of Papelsa in the sale of their stake in favour of Grupo Gloria’s Trupal; Grupo Wiese in their US$25 million investment in the global hotel chain, Selina; Novatec Pagani in the sale of US$3.3 million-worth of fixed and current assets to Grupo Wenco’s Línea Plástica Perú; Grupo Wiese in the sale of a strategic minority interest in SURA Asset Management (SURA AM); Comtech Telecommunications Corp in the evaluation of the acquisition of Gilat Satellite Networks.
Arbitration and litigation: Our team is characterised by its expertise in litigation of complex and sensitive controversies, both in the judiciary and in arbitration (domestic and international). Our team has extensive experience in a wide range of matters such as commercial contracts, corporate disputes, administrative litigation, and concession and infrastructure contracts. The firm’s distinguishing characteristic within the Peruvian legal market is its strategic and comprehensive view of controversies, as well as a highly specialist approach supported by expert lawyers in litigation and procedural law as well as corporate law, M&A, securities, tax and infrastructure matters.
Banking and finance: We advised (i) a syndicate of six banks, with Mizuho Bank acting as administrative agent, on a US$300 million revolving credit facility granted to Luxembourg-based mining company Nexa Resources; (ii) BBVA and Banco Santander on a €285 million facility granted to Digital Data Center Bidco, SL (a vehicle owned by Asterion); (iii) Agrícola Andrea and Ozblu Perú (MIGIVA Group) on a US$53.1 million facility granted by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; (iv) CS Peru Infrastructure Holdings LLC (a vehicle managed by Gramercy Fund Management LLC), as initial lender, on a US$35 million facility granted to Graña y Montero SAA; (v) Camposol SA on a US$49 million long-term facility granted by Scotiabank Peru; (vi) Cooperative Rabobank UA on a US$20 million facility granted to Danper Trujillo SAC; and (vii) Instituto de Educación Superior Tecnológico Privado Toulousse Lautrec (TLS), and Desarrollo Educativo SA, companies of Enfoca Group, on a syndicated facility for US$80 million granted by Banco Santander Perú, Scotiabank Perú (who also acted as administrative agent), and Banco Interamericano de Finanzas.
Capital markets: We advised (i) Camposol SA on a US$350 million senior notes issuance due 2027 with Santander Investment Securities Inc, BofA Securities Inc, Scotia Capital (USA) Inc, UBS Securities LLC and BBVA Securities Inc as initial purchasers; (ii) Banco Ripley Perú SA on a US$100 million corporate bonds issuance with Scotiabank Peru SAA, as arranger; (iii) BTG Pactual SAFM in the structuring and registering of its first mutual fund directed exclusively to institutional investors; and (iv) Fondo MiVivienda SA in the sixth issuance of notes in the framework of its first programme of debt securities for an amount up to US$80 million with BBVA Banco Continental as arranger and BBVA Sociedad Agente de Bolsa as placement agent.
Corporate reorganisation and bankruptcy: We represented GyM SA in the negotiation with its subcontractors for the payment of financial obligations (US$90 million); Fima SA in the restructuring of its financial debts (US$50MM); C.A.M.E .Contratistas y Servicios Generales SA in the structure of a restructuring plan (US$33 million and Obras de Ingenieria in the filing of a preventive insolvency proceeding (US$200 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: Advisory to Proinversion, alongside with Hogan Lovells, in the elaboration of the guide and PPP template agreement that will be used for all future PPP projects in Peru. Furthermore, our advisory to Deloitte Talara Consortium), in the provision of Project Management Office services for the Petroperu’s US$4.9 billion Talara Refinery Modernisation Project. We also advised Corporación Monte Azul in the development of its storage and logistics infrastructure project in Mollendo, Arequipa. The project includes a maritime terminal for hydrocarbons that will supply the southern region of Peru.
Labour: Our practice provides legal advisory to companies leading the fishing, port industry, telecommunications, agro-industrial and aeronautical sectors, such as Tecnológica de Alimentos SA, Telefónica del Perú SAA, QUIMPAC SA, Monster Beverage Company Peru SRL, Cadena de Comercio Peru SC (OXXO Stores), DP World Callao SRL and LATAM Airlines Peru SA, which have entrusted us their most important judicial labour processes, labour inspections and complex legal advisory. Likewise, our team has an active role on gender equity actions within the workplace, advising our clients in the implementation of the new obligations set forth to employers on two main matters: (i) the application of remunerative policies for equal payment between men and women; and, (ii) the development of a culture of prevention and punishment of all behaviours that qualify as sexual harassment in the workplace.
Mining: Advise mining companies, investors, financial institutions and different stakeholders in the industry. With a special focus on transactional, corporate finance, taxation, regulatory and environmental matters, we have developed a unique knowledge in sophisticated and tailor-made mining contracts and related documentation. Our expertise in mining affairs includes sophisticated M&A, joint venture, financing, metal streaming and mining royalty transactions. Our key clients include the most significant players in the sector, such as Glencore International, Nexa Resources, Hudbay Minerals, Pandion Mine Finance, Trevali Mining, Mitsui and financial entities such as BBVA, BNP Paribas, Scotiabank, among others.
Private clients: Our private clients area provides integrated advice to families, individuals and business owners regarding the structuring and management of their assets and wealth. Our practice comprises investment structures, both domestic and international, and the preservation of individual or family wealth. These structures involve, domestic or foreign trusts, investment funds, private companies, among others, together with a particular tax advisory for the most efficiency of structures. Family offices: Creuza Advisors, El Dorado Asset Management, Credicorp, 360 Asset Management, W Capital, among others
Tax: Our tax practice area provides a personalised service to national and foreign companies, regarding the tax issues that are applicable to their businesses. We advise a wide range of clients and sectors in 2019; among others, Brescia Group, Wiese Group, El Comercio Group, Solupaper, Camposol, Pesquera Hayduk, Bolsa de Valores de Lima BVL (Lima Stock Exchange), AC Capitales SAFI, W Capital SAFI, DP World, Entel Group, Bolsa de Productos de Chile, Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), Abengoa SA, Indistrias Plásticas Reunidas, Mccann Erickson, Migiva Goup, Pesquera Cantabria, Sigma SAFI, Coril Group, Sura, Interbank, Scotiabank, CAVALI (Peruvian securities clearing house), Kallpa Fondos, Acres Investments, Adcap Securities, UBS, BTG Pactual, GNB Bank, Bonsurco, Big fit Data
Venture capital: We represented Chazki Holdings Inc, a startup that has developed and operates a platform designed to improve urban last-mile logistics and on-demand delivery, in the acquisition of TodoVa, a Chilean startup that operates in the same industry; Grupo Crédito SA and Banco de Crédito del Peru, in the acquisition of an equity stake in Comercio Digital Integral SAC, online marketplace developed by Grupo El Comercio and operated under the trade name “Lumingo”; Grupo Crédito SA in the acquisition of an equity stake in Wally POS SAC, a startup that has developed and operates a SAAS point of sale solution; and Facebook in the investment made, along with IDB Invest, Telefónica and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) in favor of the “Internet para Todos” project, to foster the provision of wireless internet services in rural areas of Peru.
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