Kennedys strengthens global expertise with Peru team hire

We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened our commercial litigation capabilities with the arrival of a four-strong team to our Lima office, headed by Tabata Arteta who joins as a partner.

Arriving from Peruvian firm Barrios & Fuentes Abogados (BAFUR) with Tabata are associates Pablo Espinoza, Micaela Aleman and Kristian Cifelli. The team’s focus on highly complex corporate, civil and commercial disputes, including recoveries, will complement our Lima office’s existing insurance, reinsurance and regulatory practice.

Tabata is a litigator whose practice area is finance. She has a particular focus on the banking, energy, insurance and healthcare sectors. Acting for a number of large corporate and commercial organisations, she is also an arbitrator at the Center of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima and at the International Center of Arbitration of the Peruvian - American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham).

Alex Guillamont, Head of Kennedys’ Latin America and the Caribbean practice, says:

“Strengthening our commercial litigation and arbitration capabilities was the natural step forward after consolidating our practice in insurance and reinsurance in Lima.

“Our clients were increasingly asking for advice on dispute resolution, and Tabata’s team fulfils our ability to service that. They are collaborative and efficient and live by the same type of values to Kennedys’, so are an ideal addition to the firm.”

Tabata Arteta added:

“Kennedys has earned an incredible reputation in Peru. They are very strong in what they do and the human quality of the team is unique. Its global expansion, particularly in Latin America, is something that caught my attention. I have had the pleasure of working with Kennedys in the past and I have always been impressed by their dedication to work and care for the details.”

Our Peru office, which is led by Marco Rivera Noya and was one of four office openings in the region in 2016 alongside Brazil, Chile and Colombia, now includes two partners and ten lawyers – complementing existing offices within Latin America and the Caribbean in Argentina, Bermuda, Mexico and our regional Miami hub that opened in 2010.

This is the latest in a long line of global developments for us, including office openings last year announced in Argentina, Bangkok, Bermuda, Melbourne, Mexico City and Paris; as well the completion of our merger with leading US insurance law firm Carroll McNulty & Kull, creating a global insurance practice.

Earlier this week, we announced that we had boosted our healthcare and employment practices in Australia with a nine-strong team from TressCox to our Melbourne office.