Practice Areas


  • General Business contracts
  • Advise and negotiate
  • International sale of goods
  • Distributors and Agents
  • Licensing contracts
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Joint ventures                                                           Overview                                                         

                                                                           DEBT COLLECTION 

  • Free evaluation
  • No cure no pay 
  • Negotiation instruments
  • Debtor ‘s current evaluation 
  • Assets investigation  
  • Debt settlement service
  • Debt collection lawsuit                                            Overview                                                         


  • Company law
  • Board/Shareholder´s
  • Board´s responsibilities
  • CEO ‘s responsibilities
  • Mergers  & Acquisitions
  • Due diligence
  • Compliance                                                              Overview                               

                                                                            INTERNATIONAL TRADE

  • Buyers/sellers evaluation
  • Cross border agreements
  • Imports/Exports 
  • Licenses
  • Means of payment
  • PO, Bill of lading, Airway bill
  • Customs proceedings                                                Overview                 


  • Compliance
  • Due diligence
  • Handbooks, manuals, and policy statements
  • Hiring and firing 
  • Rights and duties
  • Labor dispute
  • GDPR, Health and Safety                                            Overview                 


  • Tax  planning
  • Tax-exempt org. 
  • Mining, agriculture and manufacturing taxation
  • Customs duties
  • Transfer price
  • Tax dispute                                                                                                                 Overview                                 

                                                                   GOVERNMENT    PROCUREMENT 

  • Local and International tenders
  • Authorizations
  • Paper work 
  • Government contracts
  • Bonds
  • Breach of contract
  • Arbitration                                                                                                                 Overview                                              

                                                                          BUSINESS LITIGATION

  • Damage compensation
  • Distributorship and Agencies disputes
  • Breach of contracts
  • Buying and selling disputes
  • Insurance coverage disputes                                                                                                                                         Overview             

                                                                    INTELLECTUAL      PROPERTY 

  • Trademarks registration
  • Patents and Copyrights applications
  • Trade secrets and confidential information
  • Licensing
  • Trademark infringements                                                                                             Overview             


  • Work permit
  • Visa
  • Income tax
  • Family 
  • Allocating employees
  • House leasing
  • Customs: household goods                                       Overview               

                                                                                 COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS

  • Purchase & Sale Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure & Confidentiality Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Securities transactions
  • Negotiable instruments
  • Foreign investment                                                    Overview                                                                                       

                                                                                REGULATED INDUSTRIES

  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Fishing
  • Telecommunications
  • Entertainment
  • Energy
  • Transportation                                                          Overview                      

Doing business in Peru

Legal system

Peru is a civil law country. It is a democratic unitary government with 24 decentralized   regions (states), the Provincia de Lima (metropolitan area) and the Provincia Constitucional del Callao . Each region has its own budget,  rules and a Governor. The Governor and its Council, elected by the local residents. constitutes the  executive body.  “Local” laws are those made by Regions that apply in those geographic regions.  Some areas of law, such as patent and copyright, foreign relations  are governed exclusively by central government.  

Foreign Investment

The Peruvian government is set on attracting foreign investors. Peruvian laws promote the basic principle that national and foreign capital are treated equally. Therefore, foreign capital can be invested in all sectors of economic activity  without prior authorization, with the exception of certain activities.

Entity Choice

A foreign company entering Peru  must decide on the form of business it will use to conduct its  operations. The two most popular types are the Sociedad Anonima, or S.A. (also the  Sociedad Anónima cerrada) (Corporation) and the Sociedad  Comercial de Responsabilidad Limitada, or S.C.R.L (Limited Liability Company).  Each business entity has its own regulations and the choice of form depends on case-specific legal and business factors.  A foreign company is not required to conduct business through an  entity and could instead open a branch office.  A branch office, unlike a subsidiary, is not a separate legal entity of the parent company. A branch office is considered to be the foreign company operating in Peru. Foreigners are allowed to be appointed as Directors or Managers. 

Obtaining a R.U.C (Registro Unico del Contribuyente)

A new company must obtain a Registro Unico del Contribuyente  Number (R.U.C.) from SUNAT (The Tax agency). The R.U.C. is required  to identify the company and to do business  or open a bank account. 


Companies are subject to  income tax, capital gains tax, tax on dividends, interest, and other passive income, and employee payroll taxes. Goods and services tax in Peru is known as I.G.V. (Impuesto general a las ventas)  . It is a type  of tax that is assessed incrementally. It is levied on the price of a product or service at each stage of production, distribution, or sale to the end consumer. It is quite similar to the VAT (value added tax), used all over the world. I.G.V. tax rate: 18%.


Three ways to hire personnel: No fix-term, fix-term and part-time contracts. Independent contractors may be also hired for certain specific jobs. As part of the hiring process, no fix- term employees  undergo a trial period that generally lasts three months. During this period, workers can be dismissed without the right to indemnity. In some specific cases, it can be extended up to six months.