Rafael Picasso

  • Biography

    Rafael Picasso has participated in numerous company acquisitions and sale transactions including mergers and spin–off in Peru. Rafael has been recognized by Chambers & Partners for his work as one of the country's first generation of legal advisers focusing on bankruptcy. He also advises insurance and reinsurance companies and Pension Fund Administrators (AFPs) in their constitution and organization process.

    Practice focus

    Rafael has participated in takeovers and sales of Peruvian companies, including mergers and spin-offs. He has designed company restructuring strategies for both creditors and debtors, as well as advised on diverse types of company financing. Rafael's broad experience in capital markets includes advising on primary and secondary public tenders for short-term and long-term debt instruments, fixed and variable income shares and real estate securities, and related administrative sanctioning procedures.

  • Experience


    • Advised Diviso Grupo Financiero establishing a new insurance company in Peru called Trevia Compañia de Seguros. The workload includes helping Diviso go through all the regulatory requirements and obtain a license to start operations from the Superintendence of Banking, Insurance and Pension Funds Administrators and the Capital Markets Superintendence.
    • Acted as permanent counsel to Compañia de Seguros de Vida Camara on regulatory issues related to their operations as an insurance company in Peru. This involves corporate and regulatory advice, capital increases and decreases, transfer of shares (all which require previous authorization from the local regulatory authority).
    • Provided advice to HDI Seguros and its shareholders in obtaining all pertinent authorizations from the local regulator in connection with the acquisition made by German insurer Talanx AG (Germany's third–largest insurer) of a majority stake in Chilean Inversiones Magallanes (which was the major shareholder of Aseguradora Magallanes Peru). This transaction marks also the entering of Talanx AG in the Peruvian market, as major shareholder of HDI Seguros.

    Stock market

    • Advised Banco Santander in the Public Bid for the Acquisition of Bancosur and later merger process.
    • Advised Corporacion Andina de Fomento in the Issuance of the Condor Bonds, which shall be placed through international tender in other markets, among them the Peruvian market also, under the program "Medium Term Note Program". This program is listed on the Luxembourg Stock Market and allows issuance up to an aggregated amount of USD 500 millions. This transaction is ongoing.
    • Advised Santander Investment S.A. SAB in the custody of Backus shares for the loan from Santander Investment International Inc. to Bavaria.


    • Advised Fima S.A. in the corporate restructuring processes or dissolution and liquidation processes of Corporacion Pesquera San Antonio S.A., Pesquera Hayduk S.A. and Pesquera Austral S.A.
    • Advised Cosapi S.A. in its condition as important creditor in the private restructuring process of Centros Comerciales del Peru S.A.
    • Advised Define S.A. in its condition as Liquidator of Corporacion Pesquera San Antonio S.A., regarding the payment of contingent credits. The report prepared by our Firm has become a permanent consultation material for the liquidating entities.
  • Industries

    • Financial Institutions
    • Industrials, Manufacturing & Transportation
    • Private Equity


    • Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Law Degree, Lima, 1987.


    • Lima Bar Association, 1987.