Rubio Leguía Normand is a respected member of the Peruvian legal market. It is predominantly known for its mining practice, which is complemented by sound environmental and administrative law advice. Labour and tax are well consolidated, and the firm’s position in project finance and banking is constantly growing. Perhaps less visible on big transactions is the firm’s M&A practice, but it is increasing its visibility.
After several hires in 2019 from local competitors, which strengthened the firm’s mining practice and saw it open a standalone real estate department, Rubio Leguía continued that spree the year after by hiring a regarded finance partner from Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera. The partnership says this arrival has significantly boosted the firm’s work in the area and expects more is to come.
Rubio Leguía has undergone internal changes in recent years where the older generation has handed over the helm to younger partner talent. The result is a firm that is modern, proactive and business-orientated. The younger partnership also values work-life balance and flexitime, and there are measures in place to promote that, meaning lawyers can come early and leave early. The proactiveness is also seen in the diversity field: about a third of the firm’s current partners are women, which is significantly above this market’s average. Meanwhile, the firm has a committee tasked with constantly looking for ways to improve the internal work culture.
The firm’s modernity is seen in other areas too. Clear compensation systems and career tracks are in place, while Rubio Leguía fully moved its system to the cloud in early 2020 and changed its entire documentation software. These changes have enabled a more collaborative environment, both internally and with clients, and made processes more efficient, reports the leadership.
Following the implementation of Peru’s new merger control at the start of 2021, the firm expects a growing workload of antitrust mandates and it is preparing accordingly. Meanwhile, as reported by many other firms, insolvency work is on the rise and so are liability management transactions, two areas the outfit is ready to cash in on.