Patricia Castro

Patricia Castro

PATRICIA CASTRO

Partner | Maritime, Ports & Regulatory Law

Her professional practice focuses on providing comprehensive advice to domestic and foreign companies in various corporate matters, from their incorporation, start-up, reorganizations, mergers, spin-offs, establishment of branches of foreign companies, among others. Patricia has a particular focus on consulting on daily activities of a company, review of civil contracts, negotiation, structuring and execution of all types of commercial transactions.

She specializes in consulting on issues related to maritime, logistics and transportation. She has extensive experience in offering comprehensive advice to companies that provide transportation services, cabotage, towing, pilotage, logistics operators, shipping agents, public and private ports, from its incorporation, obtaining authorizations and licenses, review of private initiatives and concession contracts, administrative procedures and regulatory matters in general.

She is a lawyer by Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazón (UNIFE) and has a master’s degree in Business Law with mention in Corporate Law, by Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC).

PRACTICE AREAS
  • Aviation, Maritime and Ports
  • Infrastructure and Public Utilities
  • M&A
INDUSTRIES
  • Logistics 
  • Projects and Infrastructure
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Lima Bar Association
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
  • Universidad ESAN, Lima, 2019 – Specialization Program for Executives in Corporate Law with specialization in Administrative Law.
  • Fudan University, Shanghai, 2018- Doing Business in China
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, 2017 – Professional Development Program Management
  • Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), Lima, 2014 – Master in Business Law with mention in Corporate Law.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), Lima, 2013 – Accounting Course for Non-Accountants.
  • Universidad San Martín de Porres, Lima, 2012 – Specialization Diploma for Real Estate Agents.
  • Universidad San Martín de Porres, Lima, 2010 – Annual Course on Notary and Registry Law.
  • Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazón (UNIFE), Lima, 2008 – Lawyer
LANGUAGES
  • Spanish
  • English

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 María Eugenia Yábar

 María Eugenia Yábar

MARÍA EUGENIA YÁBAR

Partner | Aviation, Maritime, Port & Regulatory Law

María Eugenia’s practice area is Corporate, Aviation, Regulatory, Maritime and Port law. She has over 30 years of experience providing specialized legal advice to national and international clients throughout the industry.

Her broad experience includes regulatory compliance; local and international transactions; insurance; aircraft purchases, sales, financing and leasing; administrative processes before governmental authorities; operating authorizations and licenses; obtaining the required certificates in the airline industry, equipment and personnel, and all related matters that allow an airline or special aviation services company to meet its objectives.

She has been a speaker and panelist at various local and international conferences and seminars. Author of articles for legal journals and local press on regulatory issues. She has been included in the Experts Guide as a leading aviation lawyer in Peru and distinguished by the legal guide Latin Lawyer as one of the 50 most inspiring women in law in the Americas.

PRACTICE AREAS
  • Aviation, Maritime & Ports
  • Infrastructure & Public Utilities
  • M&A
INDUSTRIES
  • Aerospace
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Ports & Maritime
  • Projects & Infrastructure
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
  • Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima – Lawyer (1991)
LANGUAGES
  • Spanish
  • English

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Manuel Villa-García

Manuel Villa-García

MANUEL VILLA-GARCÍA

Partner | Litigation / Arbitration

Manuel has more than 30 years of legal experience. He is an expert in commercial litigation and arbitration, as well as in negotiations and dispute resolution. He is also an arbitrator of the Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce.

His legal experience includes advising national and international companies, as well as individuals in multiple and complex arbitration and judicial proceedings. He has broad expertise in Civil, Commercial and Constitutional Law, and extensive experience in Cultural Heritage Law, focusing on Numismatics.

He has participated with lawyers from 104 firms, from an equal number of countries, in a project led by the World Bank and the University of Harvard, and the University of Yale to analyze the legal structure and efficiency of the judiciary in the world.

Throughout these years, he has participated as a panelist and speaker in different national and international events related to arbitration, as well as in congresses on Cultural Heritage and Numismatics. Author of a book on an international arbitration conflict and maritime law, and numerous academic articles related to different areas of law.

PRACTICE AREAS
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Real Estate, Urban Planning, Hotels & Agribusiness
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • National & International Arbitration
INDUSTRIES
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Real Estate
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Mining, Oil & Gas
  • Projects & Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Technology & Telecommunications
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
  • Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru – Lawyer (1989)
LANGUAGES
  • Spanish
  • English

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Carlo Viacava

Carlo Viacava

CARLO VIACAVA

Partner| Banking and Financial, Capital Market and M&A

Carlo has more than 18 years of legal experience in banking, and finance and capital markets. He has extensive experience in M&A transactions.

His legal practice and advice include negotiations, structuring, and development of efficient corporate structures for the purchase or sale of companies, including the organization, founders’ agreements, venture financing; advice on shareholders’ agreements, investments, corporate reorganizations, corporate governance, proxy contests, shareholders’ proposals, and general corporate matters.

He has participated in securities offerings and listings in local and international markets; private and public offerings by foreign investors; as well as in the structuring of secured and syndicated loans, project finance for infrastructure projects, including 144A issuances in the United States, and corporate finance matters in general.

He has been a speaker at several domestic and foreign conferences where he has given presentations to executives, CLOs, law students, and the general public at venues such as the International Bar Association (IBA), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, New York Bar Association, American Stock Exchange, Lex Mundi institute, AMCHAM, Foro Legal, among others.

PRACTICE AREAS
  • M&A
  • Banking & Finance
  • Private equity / Asset Management
INDUSTRIES
  • Financial Institutions
  • Insurance
  • Technology
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
  • Universidad de Duke, North Carolina, USA – Master of Laws (2021)
  • Universidad de Lima, Lima, Peru – Lawyer (1997)
LANGUAGES
  • Spanish
  • English

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José Antonio Valdez

José Antonio Valdez

JOSÉ ANTONIO VALDEZ

Partner | Labor and Immigration Law, Data Protection and Telecommunications

His professional practice includes specialized legal advice to national and international clients in making strategic decisions on relevant aspects of labor relations and immigration matters. José Antonio also has extensive experience in matters such as: individual and collective labor law, social security, collective bargaining and different modalities of agreements between employees and employers; corporate restructurings, granting of extralegal benefits, labor contracting, outsourcing of personnel, review of compliance with labor regulations, occupational safety and health, representation in labor litigation, among others. He has a law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

PRACTICE AREAS
  • Labor and Immigration 
  • Data Protection
  • TMT
INDUSTRIES
  • Mass Consumption and Retail
  • Financial Institutions
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Ports and Maritime
  • Technology and Communications
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, 1986 – Lawyer
LANGUAGES
  • Spanish
  • English

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Martín Serkovic

Martín Serkovic

MARTÍN SERKOVIC

Partner | Competition & Antitrust, Administrative Law, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Insolvency and Restructuring

Martin has extensive experience in Corporate, Commercial and Administrative Law, focusing on Bankruptcy Law (insolvency and restructuring), competition & antitrust.

He specializes in project finance, collateral and trust financing structures, mergers and acquisitions, leasing, operating leases, factoring, supply and distribution, corporate restructuring, competition processes, and investigations. His legal experience includes issues related to government procurement and administrative processes in general, as well as specialized advice on the regulation of the education sector in the field of universities.

He is a lecturer and panelist in several seminars and conferences at the national and international level, a regular collaborator to the World Bank’s Doing Business Reports in the section “Obtaining Credit – Legal Rights”. Author of numerous articles in newspapers and legal journals.

Martin is a member of AMCHAM’s Ethics Tribunal, former president and current member of AMCHAM’s Legal Committee and recent member of AMCHAM’s Corporate Committee, which includes the CEOs or CFOs of the country’s main companies. Finally, he is an arbitrator of AMCHAM’s Arbitration Center.”

PRACTICE AREAS
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Administrative Law
  • Insolvency and Restructuring 
  • Banking & Finance
INDUSTRIES
  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail & Mass Consumption
  • Sport
  • Education
  • Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Health
  • Financial Institutions
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Technology and Telecommunications
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima – Peru – Lawyer (1990)

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