CONFLICT RESOLUTION & ARBITRATION
We view litigious action as a last resort, especially for our clients operating in Peru where corruption dominates the legal system. At Monteblanco & Associates, we work with clients who wish to solve specific issues outside of the courtroom, using conflict resolution and arbitration tactics that can both reduce costs and lead to a faster, more desirable outcome.
Operating any type of company without legal counsel can lead to losing your business due to a frivolous and avoidable lawsuit or overlooking a simple compliance matter. Our full-service corporate law practice attends to individual care and advice for start-ups, small companies, large corporations, and franchises. Some of the needs we address for clients include business and corporate transactions; franchise law; joint ventures; business litigation; purchase and sale negotiations and agreements; breach of contract and lease disputes; tax consulting; shareholder agreements; corporate malfeasance; mergers; and structured settlements and appeals.
We represent a broad range of clients in numerous cargo carriage disputes; vessel financing; operation, construction, and rebuilding conflicts; maritime liens; and commercial and contractual claims. Our team includes experienced maritime attorneys ready to support your company with issues of maritime contracts; damage to ships, freight, and freight items; pirates; poorly designed or built boats; payment disputes; vessel seizure and liens; and ocean cargo claims. In Peru, where maritime laws often go unregulated and illicit payments are the preferred method of conflict resolution, we earn wins for our clients while staying on the right side of the law.
Regardless of whether you currently operate a franchise or are exploring franchising opportunities, our team of attorneys is available to help. We are experienced in evaluating franchise opportunities in Peru and beyond and support both franchisors and franchisees in all legal matters.
As part of our environmental law services, we specialize in mining law and compliance. For our mining clients, the singular goal is to anticipate opportunities and challenges inherent to their projects, including matters of energy and hydrocarbons and regulatory, aboriginal, and industrial relations. We are here for clients looking to open a mining business by drafting and negotiating contracts, designing beneficial legal and tax structures, and advising them on local regulations and compliance, as well as established companies that need support for joint ventures and mergers, aboriginal disputes, strategic investments and partnerships, and marketing contracts.
Gaming regulations are incredibly nuanced and difficult to navigate without an experienced attorney. The same laws apply differently to the same slot machine, depending on whether it’s located in an arcade, a casino, or a multi-star hotel and restaurant. We are here to ensure your business obtains the correct licenses and adheres to the specific tourism, tax, and commercial regulations for casinos, online gambling, hotels, and arcades. Strict compliance requires an attorney well-versed in local gaming regulations and with a deep understanding of your business’s needs.
Our practice covers the entirety of intellectual property law by building strong patent and client portfolios for our clients, as well as obtaining value through licensing and enforcement of portfolio assets. We evaluate possible infringement risks for new technologies, services, and brands and conduct extensive due diligence when acquiring intellectual property assets. No client or project is too small — we work with individual entrepreneurs and international corporations. When establishing our relationship with new clients, we invest time in understanding their unique business objectives to ensure our strategy aligns with their goals. We serve them in all matters of copyrights, unfair competition, litigation, utility and design patents, trademarks, agreements, and portfolio analysis.
Our tax services frequently intersect with our corporate and real estate divisions, which benefits the client in that they consistently receive high-quality, collaborative, and cost-effective legal counsel. We provide clients with practical solutions to their concerns over tax structures that frequently arise in connection with construction, development, acquisition, financing, foreign investment and purchase, conversion, operation, and domiciled and non-domiciled dispositions of all types of commercial businesses and their assets and interests.
OIL, GAS, AND ENERGY
Similar to our mining services, we support clients in matters of oil, gas, and energy as part of our environmental law practice. Our attorneys regularly advise clients on international oil field services, natural gas and liquids pipelines, petrochemical refinery, investment, and lending. We are adept at solving cross-border and international issues and adding value to new and existing projects through contract negotiation, licensing, production payments, net profit interests, and concession and participation agreements with governments and state-owned natural resource companies.
We offer our local and foreign aviation clients a range of services that include technical aeronautical legislation and procedural regulations to obtain commercial air rights; aircraft leasing, sale, financing, and purchasing; compliance and regulation; damages stemming from aircraft accidents, including insurance and reinsurance claims; airline operation and flight permit procurement; government authorizations for transport and freight services; contract drafting and negotiation; and aviation-specific tax counsel. Additionally, we assist commercial clients with commercial transport services; freight operations; concession of regional airports; and construction and concession of airfields and heliports for companies engaged in gas, oil, and mining operations.
BANKING & INSURANCE
Developing new business ventures creates fresh opportunities for foreign insurance companies and regulations to which they must adhere. When a company approaches us with a new venture, one that likely involves substantial financial investment and loans, our team advises them on the intricacies of regional insurance requirements in order to develop a risk-management strategy, including an individualized tax-management plan.
Environmental laws are constantly evolving, so our trained specialists offer a range of support in matters of licensing, regulatory, and compliance; conservation and biodiversity matters; environmental impact assessments; environmental auditing; environmental management systems; environmental due diligence; sanctions management; air control permits, compliance, and licensing; water supply rights; conservation; hazardous waste management; training workshops; dispute resolutions; and negotiations between project stakeholders and indigenous communities. Our clients operate within a variety of industries that must adhere to nuanced environmental laws, including mining, energy, oil, fishing, forestry, electricity, retail, construction, aviation, hydroelectric, national heritage, and tourism./p>