Sheilah Vargas

Principal Associate
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  • Biography

    Biography

    Sheilah Vargas Soto is a lawyer with extensive experience in national and international arbitrations with companies in the mining, construction, hydrocarbon and telecommunications sectors, among others, in controversies related to civil and commercial matters. She has provided advice to various companies in the annulment and enforcement of arbitration awards.

    Sheilah also provides advice on contentious-administrative processes (derived from sanctioning procedures, tax procedures and administrative procedures in general).

    Added to her experience in arbitration matters is her performance as a sole arbitrator and as a member of Arbitration Tribunals.

    In 2020 and 2019, Chambers & Partners magazine recognized Sheilah as one of the lawyers who will lead the area of ​​litigation and dispute resolution. In 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017, specialized magazine Legal 500 recognized her in the same category. In 2021, 2020 and 2019, Best Lawyer magazine recognized her in the area of ​​dispute resolution.

    Sheilah is a member of Women in the Profession (WIP) - Peru.

  • Experience

    Experience

    • Advises diverse companies from the construction, mining, electricity, hydrocarbon and telecom sectors on local and international arbitration and civil and commercial matters.

    • Participated in the defense of the validity of arbitration awards in proceedings of annulment used by companies related to the mining, electricity and telecommunications sector. She has provided advice to a foreign company in the annulment proceedings of an arbitration award, successfully annulling the award.

    • Participated in the defense on a judicial process involving different companies regarding civil, commercial and administrative matters.

  • Publications

    Publications

    • "El derecho a la pluralidad de instancia y algunos alcances sobre el recurso de apelación" In: Actualidad Civil No. 82. Lima: Instituto Pacífico, April 2021, pp. 17-32.
       
    • "¿Cuándo nos encontramos ante un laudo arbitral firme?" In: FORSETI - Universidad Pacífico Law Review. August 2018, pp. 100 and ff.
       
    • "¿Es posible interponer demanda contenciosa administrativa contra lo resuelto en una queja administrativa?" In: Actualidad Civil No. 82. Lima: Instituto Pacífico, March 2018, pp. 189-200.
       
    • "Algunos apuntes respecto a la interrupción de la prescripción extintiva. A propósito de jurisprudencia de la Corte Suprema" In: La Prescripción, caducidad y otras excepciones, Lima: Instituto Pacífico, January 2018.
       
    • Participated in the collective work "Código Procesal Civil comentado por los 100 mejores especialistas" Articles 688 a 692-A (Execution Procedures), Arequipa: Editorial Adrus S.R.L., September 2017.
       
    • "¿Es posible cuestionar la validez de un acto jurídico en un proceso de otorgamiento de escritura pública? A Propósito del IX Pleno Casatorio " In: Magazine Actualidad Civil, No. 27, September 2016.
       
    • "La intervención de terceros en el proceso contencioso administrativa," Revista del Circulo de Derecho Administrativo, July 2012.
       
    • Participated in the collective work "Civil Proceedings Code commented by the 100 best specialists," Articles 459-464 (Rebellion), Arequipa: Editorial Adrus S.R.L, January 2012.
  • Additional Information

    Additional Information

    Experience

    • Principal Associate at Estudio Echecopar since January, 2012.
    • Associate at Estudio Echecopar since November, 2007.
    • Associate at Estudio Javier de Belaunde Abogados, 2005 - 2006.
    • Partner at Estudio Vargas & Soto Abogados, 2002 - 2005.

    Teaching Experience
    Academics Events

    • Speaker at the Civil Procedural Law Course, organized by Themis magazine, with the topic "Structure and features of the sentence," organized virtually on November 11, 2021.
    • Speaker at the II IPA Specialization Course "Annulment of Arbitration Awards," with the topic "Jurisprudence on article 63.f and 63.g of the Arbitration Law," organized by the Peruvian Arbitration Institute, on August 13, 2021, virtually – Zoom platform.
    • Speaker at the X Regional Arbitration Congress, organized by the Peruvian Arbitration Institute, from July 21 to 23, 2021, in the panel "The annulment of arbitration awards: Mainly alleged grounds," virtually – Zoom platform.
    • Speaker at the IV Congress of Public Contracting and Arbitration, organized by the State Arbitration Circle (CAE), from July 19 to 24, 2021, in the panel "Reform Project of the Law of Contracting with the State," virtually – Zoom platform.
    • Speaker at the Event "Procedural Law between innovation and tradition: Perspectives for the new decade," organized by the Lima Law Review Magazine, on June 24 and 25, 2021, in the panel "The dynamic burden of test," virtually – Zoom platform.
    • Speaker at the Event "Comments on the Draft Law on State Procurement," organized by the State Procurement Research Group, on May 24, 2021, on the Facebook Live platform.
    • Speaker at the Interdisciplinary Course on Civil and Criminal Law, organized by the Themis Magazine of the PUCP and the Chipana & Moreno Abogados Law Firm, on January 28, 29 and 30, 2021, in the panel "Origin of evil: Enrichment without cause and washing of assets".
    • Speaker at the Third Summit of Women in the World of Arbitration, with the topic "Enforcement of arbitration awards against State," organized by the State Arbitration Circle - CAE, held on November 26, 2020, virtually – Zoom platform.
    • Speaker at the Solidarity Arbitration Seminar, organized by the Legal Exegesis Association of the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences, Mayor de San Marcos, with the topic "Arbitration process," dictated on October 12, 2020, virtually – Zoom platform.
    • Speaker at the Academic Session of the "Innova Derecho" Study Circle of the Universidad Nacional José Faustino Sánchez Carrión, with the topic "Arbitration award and grounds for annulment," issued on October 7, 2020, virtually.
    • Speaker at the Academic Session of the Arbitration Studies Group - GEAR of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, with the topic "Recognition and Enforcement of Award," dictated on August 8, 2020, virtually – Google Meet platform.
    • Speaker at the Eighth IPA Webinar on "Evidence in arbitration; production, performance and evaluation," organized by the Peruvian Arbitration Institute, held on July 10, 2020.
    • Speaker at the Congress "Current Arbitration Challenges International," in the panel "Mandatory arbitration in Peruvian Public Procurement," organized by the Latin American Network of Young Associations in Arbitration, held on August 14, 15 and 16, 2019 in the city of Lima.
    • Speaker at the VIII Regional Arbitration Congress entitled "Importance and need to differentiate public procurement arbitration from commercial arbitration," in the panel "The arbitration agreement in a commercial arbitration and in a public procurement arbitration".
    • Scope and limits of autonomy, "Arbitrability in public procurement," organized by the Peruvian Institute of Arbitration and the Lambayeque Chamber of Production and Commerce, held in the city of Chiclayo on August 8 and 9, 2019.
    • Speaker at the I International Conference Women in Arbitration IPA 2019, in the panel "Relations between the members of the Arbitration Tribunal (president, co-arbitrators and administrative secretaries)," organized by the Peruvian Arbitration Institute and the Peruvian Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club, held in the city of Lima, Peru on January 31, 2019.

    Postgraduate

    • Professor, "Administrative contesting and judicial contesting of administrative decisions," Course of Administrative Law at Program Specialized on Training Arbitrators on State Hiring 2014-I, February 2014.
    • Professor, "Collection lawsuit in the civil judicial process," Course of de Coercive Collection on Supervision National of Taxes Administration (SUNAT), February 2014.

    Undergraduate

    • Professor, civil procedures law, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas – UPC Law School, Semester 2013-II.
    • Professor, civil procedures law, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas – UPC Law School, Semester 2011-I.
    • Course assistant, Civil procedures law, Universidad Pacifico - Law School, Semester 2011-II y 2010-II.
    • Professor of civil procedure law 2, Law School, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas - UPC, Semester 2009-II.