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César Arbe Saldaña
Partner

 

Education

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.):  The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London, England (2000).
  • Law degree, Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru (1992).

Acknowledgements

  • In 2014 and 2010, Mr. Arbe was recognized as a leading lawyer in corporate, banking and finance matters, in Peru,  by Chambers and Partners Latin America´s Leading Lawyers for Business. This publication mentions that Cesar Arbe "impresses his legal points without losing sight of commercial perspective on the issues. He is very experienced – an authority in the field.".
  • In 2007, Mr. Arbe was incorporated as a member of Who’s Who Historical Society (an organization that incorporates well-known lawyers as its members).
  • In 2004, Mr. Arbe was nominated by Latin Lawyer review as one of the top twenty lawyers, under forty years-old in the Peruvian legal market.

Professional practice

Mr. Arbe is specialized in corporate, financial and civil law; mergers and acquisitions, project financing, international financing, investments funds, public and private offerings of securities and securitizations. He has a vast experience in financial transactions such as syndicated loans, public bond issues, initial public offerings, legal structuring of financings, legal due diligence, incorporation of collateral – asset and cash flow- trusts, pledges, mortgages, as well as drafting and negotiation of several commercial agreements.

To see the list of relevant transactions where César Arbe Saldaña has participated, please click here

Academic experience

Mr. Arbe is a professor of corporate and financial law in the post graduate programs of Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Perú (PUCP) and Universidad Privada San Martin de Porres.

Experience

  • Partner at Arbe Abogados Corporativos Financieros (2011 –  as of today).
  • Partner at Jorge Avendaño, Forsyth & Arbe Abogados (2009 – 2011).
  • Partner at Forsyth & Arbe Abogados (2005 – 2009).
  • Partner at Muñiz, Ramírez, Pérez-Taiman & Olaya (2002 – 2005).
  • Senior Associate at Muñiz, Ramírez, Pérez-Taiman & Olaya (1995 – 2002).
  • Associate at Luna Victoria Abogados (1991 – 1995).

Memberships

  • Lima Bar Association (1992).
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA).
  • Member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).

Languages

Spanish and English.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Acquisition of Gesfor Osmos Peru, by Gesfor Spain.
  • Acquisition of 100% of shares of Embotelladora Concordia de la Selva S.A., Comercializadora del Valle S.A.C., Mar Caribe S.A.C., Inversiones Medio Mundo S.A.C., Inversiones Costa del Norte S.A.C., Servicios Generales del Norte S.A.C., Distribuidora Mochica S.A.C., Distribuidora Transamazónica S.A.C by Embotelladora Rivera S.A.C.
  • Sale of 20% of shares owned by Ernesto Furukawa in different companies of the Furukawa group (Vidriería 28 de Julio S.A.C., Templex S.A.C. y Aristía Ingenieros S.A.C.).
  • Acquisition of 100% of shares of Compañia Distribuidora Nordisa by Habsbourg Trading Inc.
  • Sale of Camposol S.A. and its subsidiaries to Camposol AS (Dyer Coriat group).
  • Sale of real estate owned by Concordia group to Wong and Falabella, for the construction of department stores (Sodimac and Tottus).
  • Acquisition of a local bank by The Bank of Nova Scotia, for US$600´000,000.
  • Acquisition of pharmacy “Salud Farma” by Eckerd Perú S.A. (Inkafarma).
  • Acquisition of stock in Camposol by Peru Land and Farming ( a subsidiary of Mission Produce USA), for US$ 5´000,000.
  • Acquisition of Austral Group S.A.A. by Octagon Financial Services International, LLC.
  • Acquisition of Generali Perú Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A. by Latina Seguros y Reaseguros S.A.
  • Acquisition of Miraflores Park Plaza Hotel by Orient-Express Group.
  • Sale of Telecable S.A. (a subsidiary of Bellsouth) for US$ 25´000,000.
  • Local merger of Compaq and Hewlett Packard.
  • Merger of the Austral group for US$250´000,000.
  • Acquisition of 50% of the shares of Eckerd Peru and Drogueria Los Andes by Pharmacies Europeennes (holding of Salcobrand-Chile).
  • Fusión de empresas Camposol S.A. y Sol Produce S.A.
  • Merger of Camposol S.A.,  Terra S.A., Agricultor S.A. and Frusol S.AC.
  • Merger of Camposol S.A. with Servicios Aéreos Occidentales S.A.
  • Acquisition of 50% of the shares of companies the comprise the Iaccsac group.
  • Transfer of 50% of the shares of Fins Perú S.A.C.
  • Acquisition of Messer Gases S.A. by Messer Grieshiem GMBH (Germany).
  • Acquisition of Asociacion Editorial Stella (currently Quad Graphics S.A.) by Quebecor Printing S.A.
  • Acquisition of Vitaminica S.A. by Laboratorios Hersil S.A. (World Nutrition Inc., a Chamar Trading Inc.)

Financing

  • Syndicated loan granted by Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. – FMO  and DEG – Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft, on behalf of Nextel Peru S.A., for US$150´000,000.
  • Loan Agreement, in Peruvian Nuevos Soles, for US$6´000,000, granted by Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. –FMO on behalf of Edpyme Edyficar S.A.
  • Senior Term Facility Agreement for US$7´000,500, granted by Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. –FMO, on behalf of Mibanco.
  • Syndicated loan granted by Citibank N.A., Banco de Credito del Peru, Banco Continental y Banco Santander Central Hispano on behalf of Energia del Sur S.A., for US$100´000,000.
  • Financing granted by Banco del Credito del Perú on behalf of Kallpa Generacion S.A. to implement a generation plant (Kallpa II), for US$ 81´500.000.
  • Financing granted by Scotiabank Peru S.A.A, on behalf of Kallpa Generacion S.A. for the construction of a generation plant (Kallpa III), for US$ 88´000,000.
  • Syndicated loan structured by Bank of Nova Scotia y Banco de Credito del Peru, on behalf of Kallpa Generacion S.A. for the financing of Kallpa IV, for US$150´000,000 ; local corporate bond issuance for US$ 250´000,000 to finance a conversion of a generation plant.
  • Loan term loan granted by Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. – FMO on behalf of Quimpac S.A., for US$ 25´000,000.
  • Second financing granted by Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. – FMO on behalf of Quimpac S.A, for US$ 15´000,000.
  • Financing granted by Citibank, N.A. Sucursal de Lima on behalf of Red de Energía de Perú S.A. for US$ 30´000,000 in the privatization process of Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica Centro Norte S.A. - Etecen y Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica del Sur S.A. - Etesur.
  • Loan for US$ 30´000,000 granted by Citibank del Peru S.A. on behalf of Compañia Minero Milpo S.A.A..
  • Credit facility granted by Westdeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (West LB) on behalf of Compañia Minera Milpo S.A.A., for US$ 60´000,000.
  • Loan for US$ 2´800,000 granted by Corporacion Inter-Americana de Inversiones (CII) on behalf of American Quality Aquaculture S.A. (a subsidiary of Tethys Aquaculture S.A. de Italia).
  • Financing - with cash flow collateral - granted by Interbank on behalf of American Quality Aquaculture S.A., for US$ 930,000.
  • Financing granted by BNC Bank (USA) Eximbank (USA) on behalf of Vivargo S.A.
  • Incorporation of trusts for Fondo Mivivienda (a real estate and housing fund) for a housing social program (“Techo Propio”).
  • Advice Vivargo in a leasing transaction for US$ 4´000,000.

Hostile Take over

  • Adviced Compañia Minera Milpo S.A.A. in the hostil take over of Compañia Minera Atacocha S.A.A., (the first one in Peru).
  • Public offering launched by Industrias Peñoles S.A. de C.V. for 51%) of the shares of Compañia Minera Milpo S.A.A.

Capital Markets

  • Bond issuance by Southern Cone Power Perú and bilateral financings for mining projects.
  • International exchange offer of Pesquera Austral S.A. eurobonds for (i) corporate bonds and shares issued by Austral Group S.A.A., for US$ 20´000,000.

Securitization

  • Securitization of tolls collected by the Lima Municipality, for approximately US$ 83´000,000.
  • Securitization bonds of Graña y Montero S.A.A. and its subsidiaries up to US$ 50´000,000 (first securitization guaranteed by the international Development Bank – IDB – and Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. –  FMO.

Private equity fund

  • Incorporation of “Dynamis”, a private equity fund, advising the manager, Krese Sociedad Administradora de Fondos.
  • Incorporation of “Savile”, a prívate equity fund, advising the manager, Krese Sociedad Administradora de Fondos.
  • Advised Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. –FMO in its participation in a mezzanine fund, managed by Summa SAFI.

Other transactions

  • Provide legal counsel to Grupo Giorgio S.A.C. in the trading and distribution of Givenchy products in Peru.
  • Trading and distribution of Adolfo Dominguez products in different countries of Latin America.
  • Provide legal counsel to Boulware (Uruguay) in distribution of Abercrombie & Fitch products in Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina.
  • Provided legal counsel in establishing Ripley (Chilean department stores) in Peru.
  • Reestructuring of the debt of Quebecor World Inc. (Canada) and Quebecor World Inc. (USA) under a Chapter 11 procedure, for US$1 billion.
  • Transfer of communication rights by TC Siglo 21 S.A.A. on behalf of Nextel del Peru S.A.