Practice Areas:

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions

In the dynamic Peruvian economy, companies need specialized legal support to effectively adapt to the different needs and changes that will arise during the development of their activities.

At Hernández & Cía. we aim to ensure that our clients find the legal framework most efficient for their particular requirements, whether they are local companies or foreign investors seeking to commence activities in Peru. We therefore advise them on corporate structures, operation, compliance with the laws on operations and decision-making within companies, development of corporate governance policies, formation of consortia and partnerships, joint ventures, and other types of organizations. In addition, we have extensive experience in corporate disputes, either avoiding litigation through negotiations or sponsoring our clients in judicial or arbitration disputes.

Likewise, we are leaders in mergers and acquisitions, with an interdisciplinary team specialized in business purchase operations, whether through the transfer of shares, assets, corporate reorganizations, or other modalities. Participating from either the seller or the buyer side, our team focuses on achieving the closing of transactions based not only on a sophisticated knowledge of the legislation but also on the standards of the international M&A practice.

We have extensive experience in transactions carried out on companies listed on the stock exchange and unlisted companies, including specialized advice to local and foreign investment funds in private equity operations.

Our advice covers corporate and tax planning of operations and subsequent stages: due diligence, contract negotiation, and post-closing direction.

  • “Business savvy, creative, comprehensive.”"
    IFLR1000 (30th edition)

  • “Excellent professional team.”
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • “Accuracy, reliability, confident, good negotiators.”
    IFLR1000 (30th edition)

  • “Their competitive advantage is their understanding of the needs and concerns of customers in order to find the best solution.”
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • "It is a very experienced team with a lot of knowledge of the local and international market. They are very dedicated, detailed and concerned with maximizing the benefits of their clients.”
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • “The team has a culture of customer service. They are sophisticated and capable of focusing on detail in complex operations. They are a reliable and highly-trained team.”
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • “A client praises the firm's service as being ‘of the highest level,’ adding: ‘They have a comprehensive approach to our business and thus are able to provide advice that goes beyond just the legal aspects of the case, incorporating commercial elements.’”
    Chambers 2022

  • “The team has specialisms in particular areas, so they can provide accurate advice on these matters. Indeed, in tax matters, they stand out in relation to other firms.”
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • “The Hernández Law Firm is made up of lawyers of the highest professional and personal level, all lawyers specialized in the branch of law whose services they offer, all with master's degrees abroad and/or in the best universities in Peru. Corporate and M&A lawyers have these same qualities and the recent audit work was excellent.”
    IFLR1000 (30th edition)

  • “They have a very good technical knowledge and good advice. They also have very good client service.”
    IFLR1000 (30th edition)

  • "It is a team of lawyers who are committed to their client and have good experience and know how to negotiate with the other party. It gives confidence to have them on your side of the table.”
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • “The added value of the firm Hernández is that they have the ability to take over the deals as if they were their own. Furthermore, they understand the client’s needs without dwelling on insignificant aspects that lead to a delay in closing the deal. We consider that they compare favourably with the other firms, especially with the care they take in the details and aspects related to the deal.”
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • “They are always available for their clients.”
    The Legal 500 (2022)