We are pleased to announce the joining of four partners and two senior associates to strengthen our Dispute Resolution practice area.

22 - May - 2023

Javier de Belaunde, Samuel Abad, Enrique Johanson and Sheilah Vargas join the firm as partners while Federico de Cárdenas and Javier Alonso de Belaunde join as senior associates.

These lawyers, coming mainly from Estudio Echecopar – member of Baker & McKenzie, bring years of collective leadership experience in high-profile cases in litigation, local and international arbitration as well as complex constitutional matters.

The team has a standing reputation and wealth of talent that fulfills the firm’s ongoing commitment to supporting our clients with bold, strategic, and in-depth solutions.

Javier de Belaunde is considered an eminence in the country in both litigation and arbitration having participated in numerous milestone cases as well as constitutional proceedings.

«Seasoned practitioner Javier de Belaunde López de Romaña continues to receive strong endorsement from interviewees for his longstanding presence in Peru's dispute resolution arena. One interviewee reports: "He will always be a reference in this field", while another adds: "Javier de Belaunde López de Romaña is a brilliant professional".»
Chambers 2023

Samuel Abad holds a long-lasting prestige in constitutional law. Sheilah Vargas has more than 20 years of professional experience in judicial litigation and national and international arbitration. Enrique Johanson is a recognized expert in arbitration, litigation, and highly complex negotiations.

The new members join the firm as they consider Hernández & Cía. to be the ideal place to continue developing their professional careers by offering new challenges and an attractive business model.

Partner Javier de Belaunde comments “Hernández & Cía. is a vigorous and growing firm with high ethical standards.

Samuel Abad adds that Hernández & Cía. “It is a firm of recognized prestige, in constant growth, whose principles and values I personally share.” For her part, Sheilah Vargas noted that the new team "Is aligned with the expectations of the firm's clients, who seek for specialists in every matter as well as efficiency in every sense," while Enrique Johanson added that "The current context demands experience and sophistication in the resolution and prevention of highly complex disputes, and we are very excited about what we can contribute to Hernández & Cía."

25 partners / +100 lawyers

Juan Luis Hernández, Managing Partner at Hernández & Cía. says “Our firm has been growing considerably in the last years, gaining important market share in the Peruvian legal market, and the incorporation of this highly qualified judicial, arbitration and constitutional litigation team will significantly bolster our Dispute Resolution practice area. With this move, we restate our strategy of building the best firm possible.”

With this strategic move, Hernández & Cía. showcases once again its leverage to capture well-rounded talent following its strategical plan of reinforcing key practice areas to enable the firm to consolidate its position as a leader in the market.