Banking Law

  • Description

    We provide legal advice on various fields, not only at a consultancy services level but also in structuring and executing operations. We advise on the daily operation of the most important banks of Peru.

    We regularly advise on matters related to the regulation of the financial system and the operations that the companies of that sector perform.

    We know the banking business deeply, the operations performed and the issues that banking employees deal with on a daily basis.

    We provide advice on the construction and application of the Financial System Law, as well as of the different legal regulations issued regularly by the Superintendency of Banking, Insurance and Private Pension Fund Administrators, and the Central Reserve Bank of Peru.

    We have experience in organizing, authorizing, and setting-up new banking entities in Peru. As regards the acquisition and merger of companies of the financial system, we advised in the most important operations carried out in the country.

    We have broad experience in matters related to structuring operations and restructuring companies’ debts.

    In addition, our practice also includes debt restructuring arising from operations of debt agreements, syndicated loans, and financial leases, among others. For this purpose, we use a combination of new and ingenious structures, which connect traditional methods of collateral restructuring and payment schedule, securities issuance structuring based on portfolio and critical assets; with the creation of different trust funds over assets, such as collateral trust funds, among others.

    Likewise, our wide experience in this sector allows us to advise on structuring operations never seen before in the local market, which, therefore, require special dedication and knowledge.
  • Publications
    0002-2020-BCRP Circular
    Foreign Exchange Transactions and Derivatives Reports | Spanish content
    New Cap to Interest Rates
    Spanis content
  • News
    News
    July 29, 2020
    Estudio Echecopar advises Interbank and Inteligo Sociedad Agente de Bolsa
    CMAC Cusco's First Program of Negotiable Deposit Certificates
    News
    July 15, 2020
    Estudio Echecopar advises INTERBANK in offering of subordinated notes
    News
    May 15, 2020
    Estudio Echecopar advises Grupo Energía Bogotá on the issuance and sale of senior notes
    News
    May 7, 2020
    Estudio Echecopar advises Credicorp Capital Servicios Financieros on financing Grupo Ferrocarril del Centro
    News
    March 12, 2020
    Estudio Echecopar advises on the refinancing of Camposol debt
    Spanish content
    News
    March 12, 2020
    Estudio Echecopar advises on the purchase of a social housing loan portfolio from Caja Sullana
    Spanish content
    Acknowledgments
    February 21, 2020
    6 practices and 14 recognized lawyers
    Chambers Global Rankings 2020
    Acknowledgments
    February 19, 2020
    Best Lawyers 2020
    Spanish content
    News
    January 13, 2020
    International IPO Index 2019
    Second Semester
    News
    December 16, 2019
    Peru Manages Liabilities with Bond Funds
    Spanish content
    Events
    December 2, 2019
    CLEX: Building the Future of Legal Services
    Spanish content
    Acknowledgments
    October 22, 2019
    LACCA Approved 2020
    Latin American Corporate Counsel Association | Spanish content
    News
    October 22, 2019
    Estudio Echecopar Advises Interbank in International Bond Issue
    Spanish content
    Acknowledgments
    October 4, 2019
    Estudio Echecopar advising on Two LatinFinance Awarded Projects
    Spanish content
    Acknowledgments
    September 30, 2019
    IFLR1000 Results | 2020 Edition
    Spanis content
    Acknowledgments
    September 25, 2019
    Leaders League 2020 Awards
    Spanish content
    News
    September 18, 2019
    Estudio Echecopar advises on the Registration of Cálidda’s Bonds Plan
    Spanish content
    Events
    August 23, 2019
    Corporate Government - Recent Changes to Legislation
    Spanish content
    News
    August 21, 2019
    BCRP Rises Interest Rate Cap for Nonbank Loans
    Spanish content
  • Acknowledgments
    • Chambers & Partners
      Practices201820192020
      Banking and FinanceBand 1Band 1Band 1

      Testimonials

      Band 1: Chambers and Partners — 2020

      "Their knowledge of cross-border transactions is very important, and just as important is their local understanding. They collaborate very well with lawyers around the world, as well as with the lenders and counterparties."

      "One particular strength is the Baker McKenzie digital platform. This means that you can connect any device – your laptop, tablet, etc – to the online platform and make slight modifications when you need to. This enables the process to be faster, more efficient and more agile."

    • The Legal 500
      Practices201720182019
      Banking and FinanceBand 1Band 1Band 1

      Testimonials

      Band 1: The Legal 500  2019

      Most notably, clients rate the firm's "extensive experience in capital markets and financing transactions", "strong market knowledge" and "cross-border transactional experience".

    • IFLR1000
      Practices201820192020
      Banking and FinanceBand 2Band 2Band 2

      Testimonials

      Band 2: IFLR1000 2020

      “Really high engagement of the partners involved in the transaction.  Very good knowledge of the issues related to the transaction, and creativity in order to provide solutions when facing dead ends during the structuring and negotiation of the deal.”

      “Very professional firm, offering the full range of legal experts required for this kind of transaction and remarkable specialised professionals, which were key in clarifying and solving very specific particularities of the Peruvian law.”

      “Estudio Echecopar provides excellent service and differentiates itself from other local firms based on the fact that is one of the few firms that has deep knowledge of the derivatives and custodial services markets.”

Key Contacts

Marco Alarcon
Partner
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8501
Pablo Berckholtz
Partner
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8508
Janett Burga
Principal Associate
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8506
Andrea Caceres
Senior Associate
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8517
Juan Carlos de los Heros
Partner
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8520
Luis Ernesto Marin
Principal Associate
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8557
Juan Francisco del Campo
Associate
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8435
Renzo Luna
Principal Associate
Lima
+51 (1) 618-8510
Alonso Miranda
Partner
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8532
Uldarico Ossio
Principal Associate
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8575
Fernando Sam
Principal Associate
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8528
Adrian Tovar
Associate
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8469
Katherine Zapata
Associate
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8543