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Fernando Sam

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Fernando is a senior associate and has a wide experience on different matters of Business Law, acquired throughout his more than 6 years of professional experience developed in both in our Firm and as in house advisor for a multinational utility with operations in the energy business (oil, gas and electricity).

Specialized in tax planning, investment and divestment strategies in energy and infrastructure projects, Fernando has also developed a strong knowledge of Peruvian law and notions of English law with a financial and economic approach, which have been favored with a continued participation in the academic field.

He keeps a special focus in advisory tasks regarding Corporate, M&A and Banking and Finance Law, which complemented with his solid background in taxation; have enabled him to provide clients with thorough advice oriented towards the identification of creative solutions in transactions of diverse complexity within multi-disciplinary teams.

Representative Legal Matters

M&A and Private Equity

  • Advice to a Fortune 500 company in the acquisition of 100% of a Peruvian oil wholesaler in a cross border transaction. (2018)

  • Advice to Salkantay Partners through UCX Holding S.A.C. in the investment and initial offering process to a strategic partner to develop Universidad Privada Peruano Alemana S.A.C., a higher education project. (2018)

  • Advice to Sensient Technologies Company, in the acquisition of 100% of the shares issued by GlobeNatural Colors S.A.C. spin off from Globe Natural International S.A. following a corporate reorganization spinning off its natural colors business. (2018)

  • Advice to an important American chemical and construction products corporation tranche of the sale of their Darex Packaging Technologies business for US$ 1,065 million (globally) to Henkel AG & Co. KGaA. (2018)

  • Advice to Salkantay Partners through UCX Holding the acquisition of 100% of the shares issued representing the share capital of Universidad Privada Peruano Alemana S.A.C., a higher education project. (2017)

  • Advice to an American multinational conglomerate company in the Peruvian tranche of the global reorganization with Baker Hughes. (2017)

  • Advice to the shareholders of SERFI in the sale of 100% of their capital stock to Quimica Suiza Group, through QSI Internacional S.A. (2017)

  • Advice to Inversiones Nacionales de Turismo S.A. - INTURSA in the acquisition of 99.97% of the outstanding shares of Inversiones La Rioja S.A., owner of assets of the Marriott International Inc. hotel chain in Peru, for an amount of US$ 218 million. (2017)

  • Advice to Mitsui Group (through AnMit SpA) in the investment in the capital stock of Equilibra Peru S.A., to obtain a controlling stake. (2017)

  • Acquisition by Parque Arauco S.A., of an equity package representing 100% of the capital stock of Fashion Center, owner of Larcomar shopping center. Our firm advised the purchaser. (2010)


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lima Bar Association


  • Peru (2015)


  • Bucerius Law School (Summer Program in Legal technology and Operations) (2018)
  • University of Oxford (Oxford Fintech Program) (2017)
  • University of Oxford (Master of Science in Law and Finance) (2016)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Attorney, Summa Cum Laude) (2015)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Bachelor of Law) (2012)


  • English
  • Spanish

Author "System: State | Freedom | Information"

Author "Clayless Bricks: The usefulness of 'law and economics' as an explanatory tool of the particularities of the design and operation of the currently existing Peruvian local tax system, with emphasis on municipal taxes related to real estate" ("Ladrillos sin arcilla: La utilidad del 'derecho y economia' como herramienta explicativa de las particularidades del diseño y funcionamiento del sistema tributario municipal peruano actualmente vigente, con enfasis en los tributos municipales vinculados a la propiedad predial". (2015)