Firm Profile

Rubio Leguía Normand


Corporate firm with mining strength

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 1980

Partners: 17

Lawyers: 78

Work areas

This firm is highly recommended for services in the following work areas.

Rubio Leguía Normand is a respected member of the Peruvian legal market. Its mining practice packs a punch and is complemented by sound environmental and administrative law advice. Labour and tax are consolidated, and the firm’s position in financing transactions is constantly growing.

The firm’s profile on M&A deals is also on the rise. In a recent highlight, the firm helped shareholders sell a stake in Peruvian infrastructure company Aenza to Brazilian private equity group IG4 Capital. The transaction won Latin Lawyer’s Deal of the Year in the private equity category.

With several hires from local competitors over the past few years, the firm has further strengthened its mining and finance practices, while it opened a stand-alone real estate department too. However, a seasoned tax and corporate partner left in 2022 for a local counterpart.

In management, Rubio Leguía has undergone internal changes in recent years where the older generation has handed the helm over 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: nearly a third of the firm’s current partners are women, which is significantly above this market’s average.

The firm’s modernity is seen in other areas too. Clear compensation systems and career tracks are in place, while Rubio Leguía has fully moved its system to the cloud and changed its entire documentation software. These changes have enabled a more collaborative environment, internally and with clients, and made processes more efficient.

Clients working with the firm are clearly happy with what they get. Several in-house counsel praise Rubio Leguía’s lawyers for their quick responses, practical advice, accuracy and experience.

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