JORGE LÓPEZ FUNG

senior Associate

Practice areas
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
Education
  • Juris Doctor by Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, 2014.
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in ‘Comparative and International Dispute Resolution’ by Queen Mary University of London (graduated with ‘Distinction’), United Kingdom, 2020.
  • Specialist in ‘International Commercial Arbitration and Investment Arbitration’ by American University Washington College of Law, United States, 2019.
  • Specialist in ‘International Arbitration’ by Universidad del Pacífico and AMCHAM Perú, Peru, 2015.
  • Specialist in ‘Energy Management and Supervision’ by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru, 2014.
Experience
  • Representation of a Peruvian energy group in three international commercial arbitrations against a Brazilian concessionaire of a power plant valued at US$ 140’000,000.00. These arbitrations were administered by ICC. The scope of EPC construction contracts on civil works, hydromechanical works and transmission lines was disputed.
  • Representation of a Chilean state-owned company in an international commercial arbitration brought by a Spanish construction company. This arbitration is administered by the ICC. Various problems related to the operation of a power plant, steam production and delays in the performance are in dispute. The amount in controversy is more than US$ 160’000,000.00.
  • Representation of a telecommunications company in two arbitrations initiated against the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Peru, under UNCITRAL rules, regarding regulatory contributions and various tax concepts. The approximate amount in dispute is US$ 250’000,000.00.
  • Representation of a Spanish investor in the oil & gas sector in the preparation stage of international investment arbitration against a South American State. Arbitration under ICSID rules. The effects of the State’s decision to terminate a concession contract are disputed. The amount in dispute is more than US$ 260’000,000.00.
  • Representation of a Peruvian energy group in two international commercial arbitrations initiated by a Brazilian construction company. These arbitrations were administered by the CCL. The scope of PPA and AOM energy contracts (related to the commercial operation of a power plant) was discussed.
  • Representation of a telecommunications company in an international arbitration against a Chinese company. This arbitration is administered by the CCL. The civil scope of a consortium contract and corporate matters of the SPV formed by the consortium members are in dispute. The amount in controversy is more than US$ 20’000,000.00.
  • Representation of a State in three investment arbitrations initiated by a Spanish investor. Arbitrations under ICSID rules. Extensions of time, delay, additional, and economic equilibrium of the business are controverted. The amount in dispute for the arbitrations is more than US$ 563’000,000.00.
  • Representation of a Chilean owned company in an arbitration initiated by a Peruvian construction company. This arbitration was administered by the CCL. The civil scope of a construction contract was disputed, including extensions of time and payment of additional works. The amount in dispute was US$ 18’000,000.00.
  • Representation of a Spanish construction company against a Peruvian real estate company. This arbitration was administered by the CCL. The scope of a construction contract was disputed, including unpaid valuations and compensation for damages. The amount in dispute was US$ 23’000,000.00.
  • Representation of a USA investor in the oil & gas sector in an international investment arbitration initiated against a Latin American State. Arbitration under ICSID rules. Various investment treaty guarantees are at issue (fair and equitable treatment, denial of justice, among others).
  • Representation of a Peruvian state-owned company in an arbitration initiated by a private company in the environmental sector. This arbitration was administered by the CCL. The civil scope of an environmental remediation contract within an oil field operated by a foreign company was discussed.
  • Representation of a Peruvian state-owned company in an arbitration initiated by a consortium in charge of the supervision of an environmental remediation project. This arbitration was administered by the CCL. The civil scope of a supervision contract for an oil field operation was disputed.
  • Representation of a Peruvian state-owned company in an arbitration initiated by a construction consortium. This arbitration was administered by the CCL. The scope of a works contract under rules approved by the OSCE was disputed. Construction cost overruns were also in controversy.
  • Legal advice to a Peruvian state-owned company for drafting memorials in an arbitration process initiated by a private company in the construction sector. This arbitration is administered by the CCL. The procedure for determining the price of energy and power in an electricity supply contract is discussed.
  • Representation of a foreign capital company (China) in an arbitration initiated against a regional entity of Peru. In this arbitration, the validity of the refusal of an extension of time, construction cost overruns and penalties are discussed.
  • Representation of a foreign-owned company (China) in an arbitration brought against a construction company. In this arbitration, breach of contract, delay in the performance of the works and additional are disputed.
  • Representation of a telecommunications company in an arbitration initiated against a Peruvian State entity. This arbitration is administered by Amcham Peru. Penalties for non-compliance in the execution of telecommunications services are in dispute.
  • Representation of a telecommunications company in an arbitration initiated against a Peruvian State entity. This arbitration is administered by the CCL. Penalties for alleged delays in installing equipment and extensions of time are in dispute.
  • Representation of an equestrian association in an arbitration brought by a construction company. This arbitration is administered by the CCL. The civil scope of a sales contract and compensation for damages are at issue.
  • Representation of a university in two arbitrations initiated against a Peruvian State entity. In both cases, the effectiveness of a contractual termination and outstanding payments for the provision of educational services to various employees of the entity were disputed.
  • Representation of a telecommunications company in an arbitration initiated against a municipality of Peru. The effectiveness of contract termination, time extensions, and penalties payment were discussed.
  • Representation of a former CEO of a fishing company in an arbitration against his former employer. This arbitration was administered by the CCL. The scope of a mutual dissent and various benefits that had not been paid to the former employee were disputed.
  • Representation of a consortium of Colombian capital in an arbitration initiated against a Peruvian state-owned company. This arbitration was administered by CARC PUCP. Various unpaid valuations, extensions of time, return of guarantees, and performance conformity were disputed.
  • Representation of a US company in an arbitration brought against former owners of a mining concession in Peru. This arbitration was administered by the CCL. The scope of a termination of a mining concession share transfer contract was disputed.
  • Representation of a US company in an arbitration brought against various fruit producers and exporters. This arbitration was administered by the CCL. The scope of an international sales contract was disputed, including profits in the form of commissions, additional and penalties.
  • Representation of a construction company in an arbitration brought against a subcontractor. This arbitration was administered by the CCL. The scope of a construction contract was disputed, including contractual termination, penalty for the delay and liquidated damages. The amount in dispute was over US$ 10’000,000.00.
  • Representation of a concessionaire for the construction of car parks in an arbitration initiated by a subcontractor. This arbitration was administered by the CCL. Pre-contractual and civil liability issues were discussed.

contact

secretary

Irma Noriega
T: 4425100 A: 277
irma.noriega@rebaza-alcazar.com

Jorge López Fung is a Peruvian qualified lawyer graduated with honours from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC). He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in ‘Comparative and International Dispute Resolution’ (School of International Arbitration) from Queen Mary University of London (UK), where he received honours in all courses and graduated with the British highest mark ‘Distinction’. He is a specialist in ‘International Commercial Arbitration and Investment’ from American University Washington College of Law (USA) and Universidad del Pacífico, as well as in ‘Energy Management and Supervision’ from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).

Jorge is a Senior Associate of the Firm and has more than ten years of experience in litigation and dispute resolution. He advises and represents Peruvian and foreign clients in domestic and international commercial arbitration in civil-commercial, energy, construction, mining, transport, telecommunications, among others. He drafts and implements preventive measures to avoid foreign and local investment disputes. Jorge works from our office in Santiago-Chile but regularly is also in our office in Lima.

He has been a Senior Associate of renowned international arbitration practices, first chair and co-counsel in an international commercial arbitration with the Chilean firm Albagli Zaliasnik, as well as an international intern at Wilmer Hale (London office). Jorge has participated in arbitrations under the rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Arbitration Centre of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL), the American Chamber of Commerce of Peru (AMCHAM Peru), the Dispute Resolution Centre of the PUCP (CARC PUCP), among others. He is a member of the list of national arbitrators of CARC PUCP. He has participated in emergency arbitration proceedings and judicial litigation such as: annulment and enforcement of awards, recognition and enforcement of foreign awards.

Jorge is Professor of arbitration and dispute resolution courses at PUCP and UPC. He actively participates in arbitration conferences and has several academic papers published in renowned national and international journals. Jorge is Founder and former President of Arbitraje Alumni, as well as Founder and Executive Director of Lima Very Young Arbitration Practitioners (LVYAP). He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and other global arbitral associations.

He has coached the UPC arbitration team for various arbitration competitions, winning the First Place at the Moot Latino in Santiago-Chile (2015).

Fluent in Spanish and English.