Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro Ono & Herrera houses a sizeable team of 10 highly specialised partners and 26 other qualified lawyers exclusively dedicated to corporate work and mergers and acquisitions.

It is the largest full-service outfit in Peru and, with 10 offices established throughout the country, is the only firm with a national presence. The firm has around 300 lawyers covering 37 different practice areas, which allows the firm to assist clients with a widespread presence in many industry sectors across the entire region.

The firm is widely recognised by specialised transactional publications. According to TTR – Transactional Track Record ­– it has led the ranking by number and volume of M&A transactions in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 with a notable advantage over other law firms in the country. Furthermore, according to Mergermarket, the firm has been the leading M&A firm in the Peruvian market during 2018 and ranked sixteenth in Latin America, only surpassed by Brazilian, Argentinian and international law firms.

The team has participated in the biggest transactions ever held in the country such as: (i) the acquisition by Arca Continental of a controlling stake in Corporación Lindley for US$760 million; (ii) the acquisition by China Three Gorges and Ace Investment Fund LP in the acquisition process of the 456MW Chaglla Hydroelectric Plant from Odebrecht for US$1,400 million; (iii) the acquisition by Arca Continental of the remaining stake of Corporación Lindley for US$506 million; the (iv) recapitalisation of Enfoca funds by CPPIB and Goldman Sachs for US$1 billion; and (v) the sale of Sempras Energy's peruvian business (Luz del Sur) to China Yangtze Power (CYP), a subsidiary of China Three Gorges (CTG) for US$3.6 billion.

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