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Victor Farro


CMS Grau
Av. Santa María 130
Miraflores, L18
Languages Spanish, English

Víctor Farro co-heads the Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency area of CMS Grau and specializes in restructuring, insolvency and liquidation of companies, as well as prevention and management of economic and financial crisis situations. He has more than 20 years of experience in legal management of public and private entities.  

He advises local and international companies in bankruptcy and corporate reorganization matters, including complex cases with social, political and regulatory components.  

He has served as former General Counsel of INDECOPI and member of different Commissions of such Institution with competence in Bankruptcy, Elimination of Bureaucratic Barriers and Consumer Protection.  

In the private sector, he provided advice to the Insolvency Administrations in charge of the ongoing liquidation process of Doe Run Peru (a mining company with liabilities exceeding USD 600 MM), contributing to reduce the number of legal contingencies of the company and collaborated with its legal and environmental reorganization. He was also a member of the Dispute Resolution Tribunal of Osinergmin.  

Víctor is a speaker in several academic symposiums related to Bankruptcy Law and Consumer Protection, as well as a professor at the National School for the Defense of Competition and Intellectual Property Protection. He also has a specialization in Legal Management from the Yale School of Management. 

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Relevant experience

  • Grupo Enagás | Advising on bankruptcy filing and litigation against a concessionaire company that was awarded one of its most important investments (oil and gas) in Peru (the investment value of the project was US$7.4 billion).
  • Ocean Partners | Design and execution of a credit recovery strategy against its debtor, Planta Procesadora María Mercedes S.A.C.
  • Telefónica Del Perú | Advising clients undergoing bankruptcy proceedings in Peru.
  • Hotchief Solutions | Advise on the liquidation procedure, seeking the most viable and beneficial legal alternatives. Continuous advice on all aspects of the insolvency proceedings. 
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Memberships & Roles

  • Lima Bar Association (CAL).
  • Member of the Dispute Settlement Tribunal of OSINERGMIN.
  • Former General Representative of INDECOPI.
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Awards & Rankings

  • Band 3 en Chambers Latin America 2024 - Bankruptcy/ Restructuring.
  • Next Generation Partner en The Legal 500 2024 -  Restructuring and Bankruptcy.
  • Categoria de ‘Leading’ en Leaders League 2025 - Bankruptcy/ Restructuring.
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  • 2013 - Diploma in Mining Law, Management and Accountability, Yale School of Management.
  • 2001 - Master's degree in Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
  • 2000 - Specialization in Antitrust Law and Distinctive Signs, University of Salamanca.
  • 1997 - Law Degree, Universidad Privada San Martín de Porres.
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