Peru’s Hernández & Cía strengthens dispute resolution team

Peruvian law firm Hernández & Cía continues its growth with the strengthening of its dispute resolution practice and the incorporation of a team of six lawyers (four partners and two senior associates).

Posté le mercredi, mai 24 2023
Peru’s Hernández & Cía strengthens dispute resolution team

Most of the new lawyers move to Hernández & Cía from local firm Estudio Echecopar, a member of Baker McKenzie, which maintained a leading litigation practice area.

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

The team of lawyers brings years of collective experience leading high-profile cases in court litigation, arbitration litigation constitutional litigation and consulting.

Javier de Belaunde is recognized nationally and internationally as an eminent litigation lawyer, both in judicial and arbitral litigation, as well as in civil and constitutional law. He has sponsored numerous emblematic cases for both local and foreign investors of the most diverse economic sectors and has also conducted important advisory work for Peruvian state entities.

He began his professional career at Javier de Belaunde Abogados, having moved in 2006 to lead the litigation practice area at Estudio Echecopar, where he formed a dispute resolution team that has been considered the most solid in the Peruvian market by specialized legal guides and publications.  

Samuel Abad has a long career as one of the main specialists in constitutional law and constitutional procedural law in Peru.  During the last 15 years, he has sponsored numerous cases related to the defense of companies and individuals, designing sophisticated procedural strategies in which the constitutional component is crucial to achieve quick and effective results before either of both, the Peruvian Judiciary, and the Constitutional Court. 

He also provides specialized consultancy in constitutional and public law matters to various public and private 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”.

Regarding the new additions to the firm’s team, partner Javier de Belaunde said: “Hernández & Cía. is a growing firm and we have always known of their excellent reputation as practitioners. In addition, their array of specialties will allow a rounded development of the Dispute Resolution practice area”.

For his part, Samuel Abad added that Hernández & Cía “is a firm of recognized prestige, in constant growth, whose principles and values I personally share. I join to contribute, as a team, in the defense of both constitutional rights and principles focusing on providing exceptional service to our clients”. 

Sheilah Vargas and Enrique Johanson said they are aligned with the expectations of the firm's clients, who seek for specialists in every matter as well as efficiency in every sense, adding that the current context demands experience and sophistication in the solution and prevention of highly complex controversies.

Juan Luis Hernández added: “We are very pleased with these additions of the highest professional and personal quality; Javier de Belaunde is probably the most prominent Peruvian lawyer in litigation in the last 25 years in Peru; Samuel Abad is a reference in constitutional matters in Peru, both in consulting and constitutional litigation; and Sheilah Vargas and Enrique Johanson have extensive judicial and arbitration experience".

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 top of the market, the firm said in a statement.