Berninzon & Benavides is one of the leading business law firms in Perú. Although the client base of the firm is very broad and diverse, we specialize in giving full service legal advice to foreign companies doing business in Perú.
The firm was established in 1999 and over the last nine years has built a reputation for the quality of legal practice, inside knowledge of different industries, and for the provision of high-value specialized services.
Berninzon & Benavides has a strong reputation for outstanding expertise in projects, working with key industries such as transport and logistics mining, telecoms, construction and tourism, energy, infrastructure, natural resources, foreign trade, agriculture, and all highly regulated industries.
Our team has 29 lawyers graduated from top law schools in the country, most of them with LLMs and postgraduate studies abroad, and 40 staff personnel. The firm sponsors a five week legal seminary in me US and foreign internship programmes abroad in order to provide international training to young attorneys involved in international work.
Besides all standard areas of general practice, the capacities of the law firm include mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure projects, corporate, local and international taxation, employment law and immigrations, commercial litigation and arbitration, trademarks and patents, IP infringement, capital markets, international transactions, corporate and project finance, antitrust, regulated products, customs, government procurement, bankruptcy, privatizations, consumer law, Foreign trade and all areas of business law.
We work closely with clients in building long term relations and adding value to their business. Our clients like to see us as their “legal partners in Perú”. Our contribution to their business strategy includes protecting their investments, managing political risk, understanding the local legal and business environment, pursuing new opportunities, anticipating liabilities and planning a successful tax scenario.
The law firm has developed a solid international practice, specializing in international transactions, cross border investment, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure projects and complex deals. We have structured a network of international relations with top tier law firms in all major jurisdictions ensuring global coverage.
In December 2007, the firm was ranked by Semana Económica, the leading Peruvian business magazine, as one of the top M&A law firms in Perú and 10 deals in which we acted as counsel were listed among the top deals of the year.
Berninzon & Benavides runs successful pro-bono and social responsibility programmes and has implemented advanced policies to guarantee diversity within the firm.