Garrigues bolsters practice in Peru with the addition of four experts in corporate and finance law


The Garrigues team in Peru has bolstered its practice with the addition of four specialists in corporate and finance law from Estudio Rubio. This group of lawyers, led by Oscar Arrús, also comprises Sergio Amiel, Thomas Thorndike and José Francisco Meier. These four professionals, renowned in the Peruvian legal market, will form part of a team headed by the Spanish partner Álvaro Valle which is already comprised of fifteen lawyers who cover the key business law areas (M&A, corporate, finance, tax, public/infrastructure law and labor law).

These new additions to Garrigues form a professional team with an international outlook and a proven track record in the area of foreign investments. Oscar Arrús, who coordinates the team, has a law degree from the University of Lima and is a leading figure in the Peruvian legal profession where he has practiced for practically his entire career, focusing on both domestic and international matters. He has over twenty years of experience as an expert in banking and finance law and capital markets and projects, areas where he holds top-tier status in the main international directories. Of particular note is his work in finance, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and energy projects, and also providing advice to foreign clients who seek to invest in Peru. For their part, Sergio Amiel, Thomas Thorndike and José Francisco Meier are also noteworthy practitioners in the field of corporate transactions, finance and project development.

“We are very proud of the team joining our firm and we are convinced that, with their talent, Garrigues’ clients will be able to count on the level of quality expected by those who engage our firm’s services,” declared Fernando Vives, chairman and managing partner of Garrigues.

Oscar Arrús has in turn expressed his satisfaction at joining Garrigues and his desire to contribute his experience to the firm, providing clients with solid strategic legal advice for their investments in Peru.

These additions to the Lima office complete the first phase of Garrigues’ establishment in Latin America, announced a year ago. The firm has fully operational offices, made up of renowned teams of professionals, in Colombia, Mexico and Peru, in addition to the foreign law firm in São Paulo. In a second phase, Garrigues will explore its establishment in other countries of the area which may be of interest to its clients.


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