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).
Carlos Beraún Mac Long
Lawyer degree by the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM). He holds a Master Degree on Science (Msc) in Comparative Law, Economics and Finance awarded by the International University College of Turin (IUC), Italy. Also holds a Diploma in Regulation and Competition Law from the Universidad de Valladolid, Spain and studies at the Master in Intellectual Property and Competition Law (PUCP). Professor in Consumer Protection Law and Public Utilities at the Universidad San Martin de Porres. He was Legal Coordinator in the Competition Tribunal, as well as analyst in the Consumer Protection Commission and in the Consumer Protection Tribunal (INDECOPI). He was a Senior Lawyer in the legal department of Ripley Group, where he was in charge of the legal counsel in consumer protection and unfair competition law procedures.
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.
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.
María Ángela Sasaki Otani
Lawyer by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Postgraduate studies at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina and the Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar, Quito, Ecuador, obtaining the Highest Diploma in "Regional Integration" and a Master in "International Economic Law". In Germany, she was a fellow of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for International Law and Comparative Law. She completed the Doctorate Program in International Law and International Relations at the Universidad Ortega y Gasset, Madrid, España. She holds a PhD from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España. She worked at the Peruvian Trademark Office (INDECOPI) as well as in the Andean Court of Justice. She is a registered researcher at the National Council for Science and Technology and Technological Innovations (CONCYTEC) of Peru. Member of the "Ibero-American Network of Judges and Prosecutors of Intellectual Property" and of the "International Network of Jurists for American Integration" (Mexico). She is a professor of the Master of International Economic Law at the PUCP and the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Peru.
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.
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).