Our professionals have specialized studies in competition and intellectual property law. In addition, members of our team have served as officers at the Peruvian competition and intellectual property agency, the telecommunications regulatory agency (OSIPTEL), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Bank (WB), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Andean Court of Justice. We are actively involved in providing legal opinions to national and international corporations, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations. We also are actively involved litigating in the most important antitrust (including leniency and compliance programs), unfair competition, bureaucratic barriers, dumping and subsidies cases in Peru and the Andean Community. Our practice also involves regulatory, advertising and marketing law, consumer protection, data privacy and life sciences. Finally, we have a strong practice in all fields of Intellectual Property law. At the academic level, our team have not only strong academic credentials, which include Master´s degrees in Peru, the United States and Europe, and are professors and lectures at Peruvian most prestigious universities such as the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), the Universidad Nacional de San Marcos (UNMSM) and the Universidad del Pacífico (UP).
Luis Diez Canseco Núñez
Lawyer Degree by the Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Holds a Master of Laws Degree in Comparative Law awarded by the George Washington University Law School. Has been a Fulbright and Hubert H. Humphrey Scholarship. Dean of the Law School of the Universidad Tecnológica del Perú (UTP). Professor at the PUCP, the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM), the Universidad del Pacífico (UP) and the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), Graduate and Law Schools. Until 2016 served as Judge and later President of the Andean Court of Justice, was International Officer at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Also was General Coordinator in the Program for the Promotion of Competitiveness of the World Bank at the Office of the Peruvian Prime Minister, Member of the Competition Tribunal (INDECOPI) and Member of Collegiate Body of the Peruvian telecommunications agency. He was Partner and Head of the Competition Law, Consumer Protection and Data Privacy Department in Muñiz,Law Firm as well as associate lawyer at Alayza Consultores and Estudio Duany & Kresalja.
Robert Venero Peralta
Lawyer Degree by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Has Master´s studies in Public Utilities, Regulation and Infrastructure Management from the Universidad del Pacífico (UP). Professor at the UP Graduate School. Professor at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) and the Universidad Científica del Sur law schools. He was Legal Coordinator at the Competition Tribunal (INDECOPI) and Senior Lawyer at the Dumping and Subsidies Commission (INDECOPI). He also was Senior Associate of the Competition Law, Consumer Protection and Data Privacy Department in Muñiz Law Firm, and worked at Priori & Carrillo Abogados and the Regulation Area of Telefónica Móviles. He awarded with a internship program at the Brazilian competition agency, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)
José Gonzáles Cucho
Lawyer degree by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Holds a Master Degree in Economy and Consumer Protection Law awarded by the Universidad Castilla La Mancha, Spain, and a Master Degree in Regulation and Public Utilities awarded by the PUCP. Professor at the Universidad del Pacífico (UP) Graduate School, and at the PUCP and the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) law school. He was a Senior Lawyer at the Competition Tribunal (INDECOPI), Legal Analyst at the Consumer Protection Tribunal (INDECOPI) and worded at the Collegiate Body of the Peruvian telecommunications agency (OSIPTEL). He was Associate Lawyer of the Competition Law, Consumer Protection and Data Privacy department at Muñiz Law Firm.
Juli Gutierrez Zanelli
Lawyer Degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Holds a Master Degree in in European Union Law awarded by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. Has studies of National and Federal Law at the City University of New York (CUNY). Worked as Advisor at the Justice Commission of the Peruvian Congress and at the Commission of Unfair Competition of INDECOPI. In 2008 she joined the international lawyers program of one of the most important law firms in Beijing, China. Awarded with a scholarship granted by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Beijing, China. Director at the Peruvian Chamber of Commerce of China (CAPECHI) until 2018. Partner at Estudio Muñiz as Director of the International Department for Intellectual Property Area. Member of several national and international intellectual property associations, and elected as National Delegate of Peru before the Interamerican Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) and Director of the Peruvian Association of Intellectual Property (APPI).
Daniel Schmerler Vainstein
Lawyer by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, with master degree studies ended in Intellectual Property and Competition Law. Certificated as Director, with dual degree issued by High Direction Program of Universidad de Piura (Perú) and IESE Business School (New York, USA). Studied to the Harvard Environmental Energy Program (HEEP) that was held in Cambridge, Massachusetts – USA in the classrooms of Harvard Kennedy School, sponsored by Harvard University. Member and President of the Administrative Bankruptcy Court in INDECOPI, the Peruvian competition agency. Also President of the Full Courtroom of that court. Before that, he was member of the Insolvency Procedures Commission. He is member of INSOL (International association of specialized professionals in turnaround and insolvency). He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of OSINERGMIN (the Peruvian energy regulatory agency), and Member of the Collegiate Bodies of OSIPTEL (the Peruvian telecom regulatory agency). He has been Chairman of the International Confederation of Energy Regulators – ICER, and, before of that, was Chairman of the Iberoamerican Energy Regulators Association – ARIAE. Also he has been a Consultant for the Organization of American States. He has been university professor in Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and Universidad del Pacífico, an also speaker in important events in America, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Verónica Carrasco Núñez
Lawyer Degree by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Specialization studies in Consumer Protection by the Universidad del Pacífico and in Competition Law by Universidad ESAN. She has worked as Assistant at the Intellectual Property, Consumer Protection and Competition Department of the Fernández-Dávila & Bueno Firm and has been Associate at the Intellectual Property, Consumer Protection and Competition Department in Berninzon & Benavides Firm and Rubio, Leguía, Normand Firm, respectively. She has been member of the Board of Directors of the Civil Association THEMIS of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Teaching Assistant at the Competition Law 2 course at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).
Danny Alcarraz Serna
Lawyer Degree by the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Has Master´s studies in Regulation from the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC). Also has completed postgraduated study programmes such as Public Private Partnerships in Public Utilities (UPC), Energy Law (PUCP) and Enviromental Law (UPC). Likewise, has taken different courses as Compliance and Competition Policy (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Competition Policy Tools (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú), Infrastructure Regulation (OSITRAN), Energy Law (OSINERGMIN) and Telecommunications Law (OSIPTEL). He has served as Technical Secretary of the Dispute Resolution and Competition Appeal Court at OSIPTEL and Senior Lawyer focused on antitrust, dumping, fair competition and consumer protection in different areas at INDECOPI. Previously, he was former Associate Attorney at Payet Rey Cauvi Law Firm and Legal Counsel at Tariffs Regulation Department of OSINERGMIN.
Janny Lopez Acosta
Lawyer by the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (IGV). Holds a Master in Business Law by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Participated in the Plant Variaties course organized by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Gimcheon, Republic of Korea. Also participated in the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) training program organized by the Instituto Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial (INAPI), Santiago de Chile. Has taken courses of Intellectual Property Management, the UPOV System for the Protection of Plan Varieties, as well as Patents organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Worked at the Special Chamber for Intellectual Property of the Peruvian Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) as well as in the Inventions and New Technologies Office of INDECOPI. She has also worked as part of the Peruvian Magistrates team at the Andean Tribunal of Justice, Quito, Ecuador.
Ricardo Rizo Patron Olaechea
Bachelor of Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Specialization studies in Intellectual Property Law at the Universidad del Pacifico (UP) as well as Commercial and Corporate Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Has been an associate in the corporate law area of Estudio Olaechea. Teaching assistant in Administrative Law and Competition Law at the Faculty of Law of PUCP as well as in the Unfair Competition and Advertising Law course of the Masters Program in Intellectual Property the Competition of PUCP. He has been a member of the Themis Civil Association (Magazine of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru).
María Lyliana Ongaro De Vettori
Bachelor in Law by the Lima University (UL). Study emphasis in unfair competition and the law of advertising. Exchange studies at the University of Salamanca, Spain. Has worked at the Unfair Competition Commission of INDECOPI, as well as in the areas of trial and regulatory law of Estudio Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados, which provided her with relevant experience in the private and public sectors. Founder and coordinator of the Circle for Competition Studies of the UL, as well as Member of the Board of Directors of Advocatus law review. Teaching assistant at the Quality and Regulatory Control course at the UL
Piero Cruzado Merino
Lawyer by the Universidad de Lima, specialized in Intellectual Property, Competition Law and Consumer Protection. Has been an Associate in the Intellectual Property and Competition Law Area of Casahierro Abogados. Has worked at the Technical Secretariat of the Specialized Chamber for Defense of Competition of the INDECOPI, Peruvian Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI); thus having experience in both the public and private sectors. Has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Association ADV Editores.
Camila Chamorro Poma
Bachelor in Law by the National University of San Marcos (UNMSM). Exchange studies at the Université de Montréal, Canada (Scholar at the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program). Scholar at the XIV Extension Course for University Students organized by the Supervisory Board for Investment in Public Transport Infrastructure (OSITRAN). Worked at the Technical Secretariat of the Specialized Chamber for the Elimination of Bureaucratic Barriers of INDECOPI and in the Office of Regulatory and Administrative Legal Affairs of OSITRAN. Has been teaching assistant of Civil Law I in the UNMSM. Member of the winning team of the Antitrust Moot Court Competition 2018.
Dario Morales Herrera
Bachelor in Law at the National University of San Marcos (UNMSM). Scholar at the XX Securities Market Specialization Program of the Superintendence of Securities Markets. Studying towards a LLM in Business Law at the UNMSM. Worked at the Secretariat of the Commission for the Defense of Free Competition of INDECOPI and at the Competition and Intellectual Property Area of BELCORP. Has been teaching assistant in the Law of Contracts, Bankruptcy and Administrative Law courses at the UNMSM, also in Consumer Protection in the Telecommunication Sector course at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Member of the winning team of the Antitrust Moot Court Competition 2018.
Yhohanna Valladares Rojas
Pharmaceutical Chemist by the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM). Attending currently the Master in Intellectual Property with mention in Pharmaceutical Law by the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH). Obtained the International Certificate for Medicine Evaluation Dossiers by the UNMSM. Worked at the Peruvian pharmaceutical administration, the Dirección General de Medicamentos, Insumos y Drogas (DIGEMID). Has worked at the regulatory area for AC FARMA Laboratories, as well as in companies such as Food Solutions Group and Droguería La Victoria. Her specialization areas are sanitary regulation of pharmaceutical establishments and pharmaceutical products, medical devices, cosmetics, sanitary products, foods and beverages.