Patricia M. Ostolaza

Of Counsel*
  • Biography

    Patricia has extensive knowledge of Civil Law, Legal Entities, International Technical and Financial Cooperation, as well as of Civil Notarial Law and Registry Law.

    Extensively advised any type of legal characters and non-profit organizations, associations, foundations, universities and educational institutions, social clubs, etc., including advice on all operations of these entities.

    Patricia also has experience in inheritance and related matters, including succession planning.

    What is more, Patricia has wide experience in International Technical and Financial Cooperation matters, advising local and foreign NGO (ENIEX), Governmental Agencies, and International Organizations.

    Actively participates as speaker in local and international conferences in matters related to her expertise.

  • Experience

    Some of the most important transactions in which Patricia has participated include:

    • Lawyer of the leading universities in Peru. Advice on aspects of the new University Act, adjustments of By-laws, and in general all legal aspects related to their function and operation, according to the legal type of legal character, etc.
    • Advice on changing partners of Instituto de Formacion Bancaria (IFB). Overall, several advises in operations of associations, considering its special rules and quality of non-profit entities.
    • Legal advice to the main associations, ENIEX and NGOs in Peru. Involved in the process of implementing the electronic cash system promoted by Centro de Estudios Financieros CEFI of Asociacion de Bancos del Peru.
    • Succession planning's, taking into account the various applicable laws and the various assets included in the hereditary estate (real estate, shares, etc.)
    • Legal advice to CONITE in the arbitration process against Luz del Sur S.A., in connection with a tax stability agreement.
    • Legal advice to the Ministry of Industry, in the formation and implementation of Small business project.
    • Participation in the incorporation of many EDPYMEs advising them in commercial and financial matters.
    • Legal Advice to the Peruvian Government through the FONDEPES of the Ministry of Production, in the implementation and financing of the Project of the "Fishing Dock of Talara" with funds donated by the Japanese Government. This advice included constitutional matters regarding international treaties, the designing of the project, the preparation of international agreements, the analysis of the tax consequences of the transaction, the importation of tax-free goods, among others.
    • She lead the team that provided legal advise to COFIDE in the implementation, incorporation and management of Management Trust of the Assets and Liabilities of Empresa Agroindustrial Cayalti S.A.A (2003), designing the business model of the trust used and the assisting in the implementation. This included the assistance in the assignment of rights of the shares of the company to COFIDE and in general the preparation of several commercial and financial agreements.
  • Publications

    • "Supervising the Supervisor. On the Faculties of supervision and control of the APCI". Legal Express Magazine No. 73, by Gaceta Juridica. 2007.
    • "NGOs in Peru". In Teaching Materials, of the subject of Legal Entities, in Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, 2005.
    • "Conceptualization of International Technical Cooperation regarding the right to development". In Teaching Materials, of the subject of Legal Entities, in Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, 2005.
    • Thesis: Current Issues regarding Development Non Governmental Organizations in Peru: Current Laws Analysis and Proposal for a Special Regulation.
    • "Non-corporate legal entities and the Public Records". Extensive article written with Dr. Javier de Belaunde about the new Registry Regulation of Non-corporate legal entities, published in JUS Legislation Magazine, April 2009.
    • Periodical informative for NGOs and ENIEX regarding new and notable issues.
    • "About NGOs – Analysis of the NGOs by the end of the first decade of the new century". In DESCO- Bulletin.
    • "International Cooperation and its actors". ASHOKA's Monthly Bulletin.
  • Industries

    • Education
    • Private Equity
    • Real Estate


    • Swedish Government Agency ASDI, Certificate in Democratic Institutions and Democratic Participation, Stockholm and Quito, 2006.
    • Center of Securities and Financial Studies, Certificate on Bancarization and ITF, Lima, 2004.
    • Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Law Degree, Lima, 2001.


    • Lima Bar Association, 2002.


    • Member of the Alumni Association of Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.
  • Additional Information


    • Associate at Estudio Echecopar since 2006.
    • Associate at Estudio Javier de Belaunde Abogados (2001 – 2006).

    Teaching experience

    • Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Professor of Legal Entities at Law School, since 2004.
    • Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Assistant Professor of Legal Entities at Law School, 2001 - 2003.
    • Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Assistant Professor of Contracts at Law School, 1994 and 1995.