Orihuela Abogados | Attorneys at Law was founded in July 2007, as a boutique law firm primarily dedicated to advising international clients doing business in Peru and in Latin America. Over the years our firm gained important expertise on complex M&A transactions involving mining, pharmaceutical and general corporate matters. Due to the increasing international enforcement of anti-corruption regulations from the U.S., Canada and the U.K., as well as the enhancement to local laws underway in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru demonstrating the region’s greater interest in also establishing serious enforcement regimes, we became educated, well-trained and developed a unique expertise in anti-corruption compliance in Latin America. Given the firm’s international corporate experience, we feel strongly – as do most of our clients — that investing in anti-corruption compliance allows companies to stay ahead of the curve.
The firm is comprised of four lawyers, two are associate lawyers licensed in Peru, the founding partner of the firm, Sandra Orihuela, is licensed in Peru and in the United States (Colorado), and Ms. Michelle Blaine is licensed in the United States (Texas) and serves as Special Counsel. Orihuela has a multidisciplinary team that includes lawyers who have studied in the United States, Europe and Latin America, with extensive work experience in local and international law firms, and who have also served as in-house lawyers for multinational companies. All the lawyers of the firm speak at least two languages fluently and altogether the firm speaks English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Our knowledge and experience in various jurisdictions as well as our strong understanding of the legal implications of cross-border transactions and projects, allows us to give an added value to the businesses of our clients. The firm has clients in Australia, Canada, United States, Hong Kong, England, Japan, Malaysia, Switzerland and Peru, among others.
The main areas in which we offer advice are: Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, Mining, Pharmaceutical, Immigration and Anti-Corruption Compliance. We advise on corporate anti-corruption compliance throughout Latin America, with special expertise on the application of the FCPA – the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of the United States and the CFPOA, Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.