Estudio Olaechea
Member firm for Peru

Firm Overview

Estudio Olaechea is committed to high-quality, creative and effective legal assistance, sensitive to the particular needs of every client. Founded in 1878, the firm is one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in Peru. For more than 135 years, it has provided practical and innovative solutions in a timely and efficient manner to a broad base of local and international clients.

Estudio Olaechea is an independent, full-service law firm, dedicated to providing legal services to companies, financial institutions and individuals seeking the highest professional standards in Peru. The firm particularly enjoys national and international prominence in the areas of: finance; general corporate work; mergers and acquisitions; privatizations and concessions; securities; and taxation. It represents buyers, sellers, investors, shareholders’ groups and financial advisers in structuring, negotiating, and consummating complex domestic and international business combinations and other commercial transactions. The firm has assisted many leading transnational companies in establishing and performing their businesses in Peru with first-class legal services and has longstanding and valued professional relationships with banks, financial institutions and industries representing customers from all around the world.

The firm’s general practice areas include: administrative law; advertising; agency, distribution and franchise; aviation and aviation financing; banking and financing; capital markets; competition; construction; corporate restructuring; energy; environmental; foreign investment; ICC and general national and international arbitration; insurance; intellectual property; international and civil law; labor and immigration; litigation; mining; oil and gas; project finance; real estate; telecommunications; transportation; and water management and treatment.

As a policy, Estudio Olaechea has a teamwork approach from a broad and interdisciplinary perspective to achieve careful budgeting and strict cost controls. The firm encourages this strategy when necessary, often combining legal and business skills to develop constructive and pragmatic solutions.

All of the firm’s lawyers and permanent staff are fluent in English and Spanish, and some of them are also fluent in French, German, Italian and Portuguese. Its professionals have worked, studied and/or lived abroad and are familiar with international business customs and legal working schemes. Currently, the firm is composed of 50 high-level professionals (13 partners and 37 associates) and 17 top law school students who are being trained at the firm.

The firm has always participated in pro bono activities by legally assisting social entrepreneurs and religious, cultural, charitable and sports organizations. Its members advise ad honorem several national and foreign institutions devoted to fostering general well-being. In 2010, Estudio Olaechea received the “Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Award” in recognition of its outstanding pro bono contributions.

Finally, Estudio Olaechea has implemented state-of-the-art technology that enables all of its professionals to communicate online with national and international clients.