We accompany our clients at all stages of their operations and business, preventing the appearance of conflicts and seeking a satisfactory result for their interests. Being a multi-practice law firm with several specialized practices in different industries, the Dispute Prevention and Resolution team works together with the other areas to accompany our clients in all the scenarios in which they need us. We are prepared to face the most complex situations, using alternative methods of conflict resolution (negotiation, conciliation, dispute boards, among others) and obtaining efficient results that allow our clients to continue with their operations and businesses.
When a dispute arises, our prior advice allows our clients to be in the best position to resolve the conflict satisfactorily, whether through arbitration or the judiciary.
The prestigious publication Chambers & Partners has described our Dispute Prevention and Resolution Practice as an "International powerhouse with a stellar presence in both the arbitration and litigation arenas. Impressive client roster encompasses local and international entities from sectors such as mining, oil and gas and telecommunications. Adept at handling complex constitutional and commercial disputes at various levels, including amparo proceedings. Vast experience in domestic and cross-border arbitrations, advising both state and private clients. New client wins include Gilat Networks Perú, Metro de Lima Línea 2 and Compañía Minera Ares" (Chambers Latin America, 2020: Dispute Resolution).
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Band 1: Chambers and Partners — 2023
Estudio Echecopar - Baker McKenzie's highly acclaimed department boasts a broad multinational network that is well placed to handle complex matters related to both the litigation and arbitration fields. Their deep bench of strong practitioners is highly skilled in contentious commercial and constitutional proceedings, as well as offering extensive experience acting as counsel in international arbitrations under several procedural rules, including ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL. The firm is regularly retained by an impressive roster of domestic and international clients with important presence in the infrastructure, energy, and banking and finance sectors. Mondelez, IBM and Oracle are among the firm's notable client wins.
Strengths "Estudio Echecopar - Baker McKenzie's team of professionals have always been available and attentive to the needs that have arisen during the process, which has been long and complex. They have a team of lawyers that have a high level of service and performance based on their role in the matter." "You have to recognise their position at the top of Peru's dispute resolution market. They have a team of very good litigators who boast a good prestige in the area and a strong practice representing clients in international arbitration proceedings."Work highlights Estudio Echecopar - Baker McKenzie represented ELECTROPERÚ in a judicial process initiated by ENEL, seeking to challenge an arbitral award which granted ELECTROPERÚ a payment of USD41 million.
Band 1: Chambers and Partners — 2020
"The service is excellent in terms of the lawyers' knowledge and the way they develop the matters they work on," a client states, adding that "the solutions they provide are practical and their responses are timely."
Another source praises the team's "excellent" offering, particularly its capacity to meet deadlines "without sacrificing the quality, innovation and strength of its recommendations," and its "commitment to looking for alternative arguments" in arbitration proceedings.
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Band 1: The Legal 500 — 2023
Well known in the market for the strength and depth of its bench, Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International‘s team stands out particularly for its experience in constitutional litigation. Utilising its strong international capabilities, the firm is well placed to handle cross-border arbitrations and large high-value disputes. It is experienced in arbitration under UNCITRAL and ICSID rules, and has a particular focus on the energy and construction sectors, and the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) segment. Practice head Ana Maria Arrarte has notable experience in civil procedures, arbitration and litigation, and also offers advice on the prevention of conflicts; while Javier De Belaunde is the name to note for civil, commercial, administrative litigation. Other key practitioners include Maria Del Carmen Tovar, who is recommended for state contracts work and arbitration related to investments, public services and public works; and Yvo Cuba, who handles judicial proceedings and arbitrations pertaining to civil, tort and commercial law. At the associate level, senior Sheilah Soto is experienced in civil and commercial matters in the mining, construction, hydrocarbon and telecoms sectors. Constitutional specialist Samuel Abad re-joined the team in September 2021; and Enrique Johanson (promoted to of counsel in July 2021), focuses on arbitration, commercial litigation and negotiation.
‘My experience is mainly with the Arbitration area led by Maria Carmen del Tovar. I think they are a top team‘.
‘They are the best in their practice at the Peruvian level and are at the same level as large international firms such as White and Case‘.
‘They are very committed to the case, they are scholars of the company and they know all the details‘.
Band 1: The Legal 500 — 2019
"One of the best in the Peruvian market", Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International houses "excellent lawyers" who ensure a "high quality representation of clients' interests".