Juan Aquije

Since 1989, our Firm AQUIJE CHUNG & Asociados has been providing its professional services in Peru through the Audit and Financial and Tax Consulting divisions.

Since 1998 he was incorporated to Morison International as an independent member, with headquarters in London-England until 2012; and later join BBCG International, with Headquarters in Canada. He is currently a member of the IR GLOBAL international network with Headquarters in England – London, allowing him to be linked with professionals from different offices in the world to face the challenge of globalization.

Spanish Translation Below:

Desde el año 1989 nuestra Firma AQUIJE CHUNG & Asociados viene prestando sus servicios profesionales en el Perú a través de las divisiones de Auditoría y Consultoría Financiera y Tributaria.

Desde el año 1998 estuvo incorporado a Morison International como miembro independiente, con Sede en Londres–Inglaterra hasta el año 2012; y posteriormente incorporarse a BBCG International, con Sede en Canadá. Actualmente es miembro de la red internacional de IR GLOBAL con Sede en Inglaterra – Londres, permitiendo estar vinculado con profesionales de diferentes oficinas del mundo para enfrentar el desafío de la globalización.

Alberto Vargas Pareja

Alberto is a founding partner of the firm Vargas Pareja Abogados & Consultores and leader in the areas of mining, corporate and taxation with more than 20 years of experience advising his clients. Alberto is always totally focused on his clients and provides cutting-edge technical advice to every issue in which he works, with a proven ability to keep his eyes on “the whole picture”.

Alberto is a lawyer from the University of Lima (1998), graduated with honors (Magna Cum Laude) with specialization courses on Mining Law, Taxation, Finance and Corporate Law at Universidad del Pacífico (2011), Universidad de Lima (2004), and ESAN (2002) respectively. University Professor in subjects related to Mining and Corporate Law. Arbitrator before diverse entities like Center of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima and National Institute of Mining, Petroleum and Energy. Ability to analyze, make decisions and manage personnel.

Prior to Vargas Pareja Abogados & Consultores, Alberto advised companies and investors in the areas of Civil Law, Contracts, Property and Investment Negotiations, specializing in the Mining and Infrastructure sectors, in national, foreign and multinational companies, including Minera Barrick Misquichilca SA, leader in exploration, exploitation and marketing of gold, with successful results through leadership in the Headquarters in charge with close coordination with Legal Management and General Management in order to clearly establish the ways to carry out corporate objectives . Ability to analyze, make decisions and manage personnel.

Then, negotiator on behalf of Perupetro (Peruvian State) to enter into Exploration License and Oil Exploration contracts, taking into account contingencies in environmental matters.

Subsequently, Legal Manager of Activos Mineros SAC, company responsible for the remediation of environmental liabilities and contribute to the actions of Proinversión in the process of promotion of private investment, in charge of the preparation of transfer of surface land, assignments of contractual position and transfer of mining concessions. Also, in charge of organizing the legal department of Assets Miners S.A.C

His professional approach includes topics specifically related to general practice with a concentration in corporate law, socio-environmental negotiations, property and investment, tax law, arbitration and mining.

Practice Areas:

  • Arbitration.
  • Legal Audits.
  • Contractual Law.
  • Corporate Financial Law.
  • Tax Law.
  • Mining Law.
  • Rights in Property and infrastructure.

Cecilia Calderón

Cecilia Calderón is an associate in the firm’s labor and employment law practice. Before joining Garrigues, she practiced labor law at the firm Estudio Echecopar – Asociado a Baker & McKenzie International (2012 – 2016).

She has extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Advising on the implementation of labor law aspects of transactions involving the acquisition, transfer or dissolution of large companies.
  • Advising companies on the hiring of domestic personnel and the structuring of their income.
  • Advising on production outsourcing processes (labor outsourcing).
  • Advising on social security matters.
  • Advising on the implementation of compensation systems and labor cost reduction policies and wage planning.
  • Advising on dismissals, both individual and collective.
  • Advising on the preparation of Labor Law Due Diligences.
  • Advising entities, institutions and domestic and international companies on labor law litigation matters.

Academic background:

01/2016 UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA – LA MANCHA, Spain

  • Postgraduate specialization – Course on Social Constitution and Human Labor Rights. Current Global Trends.

03/2015- present PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL PERÚ

  • Master’s Degree in Labor and Social Security Law.

03/2013- 12/2014 PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL PERÚ

  • Degree of Second Specialization in Labor and Social Security Law.

03/2005-12/2010 PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL PERÚ

  • Lawyer – December 2011.
  • Bachelor of Law – December 2010.

Publications:

  • The non-existence of labor stability in the part-time work system as a sign of the infringement of the decent work provision in Peru (*). In: Book by the 6th National Labor Law Conference entitled “Employment Stability, Labor Inspections, Self-employed Workers’ Retirement and Arbitration in Collective Bargaining” (*). Publisher by El Búho EIRL. Lima: 2015. PP. 293-309.
  • Impacts of company mergers on employment relationships (*). In: Book by the 6th National Labor Law Conference entitled “Labor Trends and Outlooks: Trial. Labor Union Relations and Interdisciplinary Framework” (*). Publisher El Búho EIRL. Lima: 2012. PP. 129-145.

Firm Overview:

Garrigues is a fully-integrated international law firm. It has been present in Latin America for more than 40 years, through alliances with various firms in the region. The firm is now growing its Latin American legal practice by rolling out a network of own offices which constitutes one of the major direct presences in Latin America, with offices in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Chile and Brazil.

Our office in Lima offers a broad range of business law advisory services. Garrigues Peru offers expert multidisciplinary advice, providing support to both local clients and investors on entering and pursuing their business activities in the Peruvian market.

The Lima team is made up of a solid group of multidisciplinary Peruvian lawyers. In addition to their extensive experience in the Peruvian market, the Lima professionals have worked at major law firms in other jurisdictions such as Madrid or New York.

Our Peruvian lawyers, alongside professionals from the rest of the Garrigues offices and network, ensure that a uniform service of the very highest quality is provided, irrespective of the client’s location or the complexity of the transaction.

From Lima, the Firm offers tax and legal advisory services in all areas of local law.

Miyanou Dufour

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2005.

Career:

  • Hernández & Cía. Abogados (January 2018 – to date).
  • Estudio Osterling (July 2006 – December 2017).

Teaching Experience:

Professor of Contract Law 2 at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas – UPC (2006 – 2013).

Recognitions:

Recognized by the prestigious publication Chambers & Partners as a Band 3 lawyer in the Environment category and by Legal 500.

Memberships:

Lima Bar Association.

Languages:

Spanish, English and German.

Firm Overview:

Since 1992, we have accompanied Peru in its growth process with our team of professionals, who are prepared to provide high-level legal counsel in order to achieve efficient solutions for consultancies, settlement of disputes, and the most complex and sophisticated operations in all areas of law.

Our professional excellence is grounded in the preparation and experience of our attorneys, who are graduates of the best universities, holding graduate degrees from prestigious international institutions and taking part in internships at law firms around the world.

As a law firm, we encourage our members to teach and conduct research. Our attorneys are faculty members at Peru’s most important law schools and master’s programs.

We are one of the most widely-recognized general practice firms in the Peruvian market. Our leadership is the result of our consistent hard work over time, based not only on a comprehensive legal perspective, but also on the commitment, backing, and trust of our clients.

José Antonio Olaechea

Attorney from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and member of the Lima Bar Association. Board member of several listed and unlisted companies, and he is Honorary Consul General of Denmark in Peru. Focuses his practice in Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, Civil, Commercial, Foreign Investment, Project Financing and Constitutional Law.

Firm Overview:

Estudio Olaechea was founded on October 4, 1878. It was the first law firm incorporated in Peru and one of the first firms established in South America. Currently, we are the firm with the most years of experience and one of the largest in the country. Estudio Olaechea remains as one of the most renowned and prestigious firms in the country and our clients find in us a strategic advisor, with whom to work on a long term basis. Our objective and main responsibility are to promote growth and business development of our clients. Therefore, our professionals have a personal commitment with excellence which is reflected in coming from the main law schools of Peru, USA, and Europe. Our lawyers are constantly innovating and training through complementary courses and masters taken in Peru and abroad.

Testimonials:

“These are good corporate lawyers who perform well in all areas. They are excellent in terms of client service and they understand the US legal perspective and expectations.” ~ Chambers Latin America 2015

“The firm delivers great service and helps the client to create new business opportunities.” ~ Chambers Latin America 2014

“This was the first time we had worked in Peru and we would undoubtedly go to Olaechea again.” ~ Chambers Latin America 2011

“They always provided me with sound and solid legal advice trying to explore as many alternatives as posible to succesfully achieve the objective.” ~ IFLR1000 2014

“The firm that was the first to dedicate itself largely to international clients.” ~ IFLR1000 2013

Vision:

Be the law firm in Peru with the highest level of excellence and professionalism, providing comprehensive legal advisory services to the business community and society.