Enrique Johanson

Principal Associate
  • Biography


    Lawyer, arbitrator and university professor with solid background in arbitration, construction law, energy law, public procurement and litigation. He has wide experience in the design of strategies and in providing specialized advice in dispute resolution.

    According to the Legal 500 (2016 edition): "senior associate Enrique Johanson Cervantes is praised as an ‘excellent lawyer with great command on strategy, litigation and arbitration matters’.

    Practice focus

    Enrique focuses on arbitration and dispute resolution, construction law and public procurement.

  • Experience


    • Successful defense to a transnational company in a commercial arbitration. Our client eliminated a USD 5 million contingency (2019).
    • Successful defense in arbitrations related to road infrastructure projects of more than 360 million dollars (2015-2018).
    • Part of the team that successfully represented the Republic of Peru together with White & Case LLP in the civil complaint filed against Yale University for the recovery of the archaeological artifacts of Machu Picchu.
    • Participation in the successful defense of mining, agro industrial and energy companies, in arbitration and judicial procedures (2007 to date).
    • Permanent advisor in contracting matters of a real estate company (2007-2015).
  • Publications


    • Speaker in academic events related to arbitration and public procurement. Law professor with "Silver Talent" recognition, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas.
    • ¿Todavía es útil analizar la "necesidad" de una ampliación de plazo en arbitrajes de obra pública? In: Justicia en un Click N° 4: Estudio Echecopar - Dispute Resolution Newsletter, April 2018.
    • ¿Arbitraje ad hoc o institucional? Criterios de elección en base a sus propuestas de valor. In: Justicia en un Click N° 2: Estudio Echecopar - Dispute Resolution Newsletter, October 2017.
    • Participation in the translation of "Protocolo de demoras y disrupción de la Sociedad de Derecho de la Construcción del Reino Unido". Published on the website of the Peruvian Society of Construction Law, April 3, 2017.
  • Additional Information

    Additional Information


    • Listed Arbitrator in the State Contracting Supervisory Agency, since 2009.
    • Principal Associate, Estudio Echecopar since 2014.
    • Senior Associate, Estudio Echecopar since 2011.
    • Associate, Estudio Echecopar since 2006.
    • Associate Lawyer, Estudio Javier de Belaunde Abogados, 2006.
    • Ad Hoc Secretary Arbiter in arbitrations related to the contracting and acquisitions conflicts of the State, 2005 – 2006.