CMS names 3 new partners in Lima

Global law firm CMS has named three new partners in its Lima office, Juan Pulgar-Vidal, Roberth Rojas and Víctor Farro.

Posted Friday, December 3rd 2021
CMS names 3 new partners in Lima

Juan Pulgar-Vidal is a lawyer in the Lima office’s real estate area and has solid experience in negotiation, acquisition and land clearance processes for investment projects, as well as in the prevention and management of conflicts. He also has experience in the definition of administrative and procedural strategies for the legal clearance of real estate properties and their accreditation before governmental entities.

His international experience includes work in Peru, Central America and Africa in leading multidisciplinary teams for the execution of development programs and investment projects.

Previously, he had served as manager of community relations and corporate social responsibility, as well as chief legal officer in a number of mining companies. He has also been a senior advisor to the land titling project of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation.

Since 2000 he has been a lecturer at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, the Universidad San Antonio de Abad del Cuzco, the Academia Nacional de la Magistratura, the Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas, the University of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, the Universidad Privada del Norte, the Universidad Privada Antonio Guillermo Urrelo, and Universidad ESAN.

Roberth Rojas also works in the Lima office’s real estate area and has extensive experience in issues related to the acquisition and legal physical clearance of land for investment projects related to the extractive industries, as well as road infrastructure and power generation projects.

He has prepared and developed operational plans for resettlement, negotiation strategies between owners, associations, cooperatives, peasant communities or native communities, and has experience in proposing alternatives for the establishment of access agreements and permits for land use, with particular expertise in the management and management of dialogue tables with peasant communities, civil society, neighborhood and community associations and local authorities.

For his part, new partner Victor Farro has more than 20 years of experience in the legal management of public and private entities. He has extensive experience in restructuring, insolvency and liquidation of companies, as well as prevention and management of economic and financial crisis situations.

He advises local and international companies on bankruptcy and corporate reorganization matters, including complex cases with social, political and regulatory components.

He has served as former General Attorney of antitrust body INDECOPI, and is a member of a number of commissions with competence in bankruptcy and consumer protection, among others. 

In the private sector, he has counseled the bankruptcy administrations in charge of the ongoing liquidation process of Doe Run Peru, a mining company with assets exceeding $600 million. He was also a member of the dispute settlement tribunal of Osinergmin.

He has been a speaker at several academic symposiums on bankruptcy law and consumer protection, as well as a lecturer at the national school for the defense of competition and IP protection, and holds a specialization in legal management from Yale School of Management.