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Hernan Velarde

Hernan Velarde


Hernán Velarde has extensive experience in zoning, urban planning, construction, administration, municipal and corporate law. He focuses on merger and acquisition transactions catered to real estate as well as financing. Hernán has gained relevant experience in the hospitality and leisure industry advising clients in the development and operations of hotels, marinas, gyms and country clubs.

In addition, he provides advice on legal project planning, drafting and negotiation of complex and everyday contracts such as land purchase and sale contracts, lease agreements, real estate trust agreements, surface contracts, usufruct and easement, credit agreements and building contracts.

Bar admissionsNew YorkPeru
  • Spanish
  • English
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law 2005
  • Advanced Professional Certificate in Law and Business, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business 2005

  • Diploma of Advanced Studies in Taxation, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú School Of Management and Accounting


The Legal 500 Latin America

  • Leading Lawyer, Peru Real Estate (2023 – 2024)
  • Recommended, Peru Real Estate (2018 – 2019, 2021 – 2022)
    The Legal 500 comments, "Hernán Velarde brings 20 years' experience to the market and leads both the practice and the majority of headline mandates at the firm.." Clients say, "I highlight the direct involvement of the partner, Hernán Velarde, accompanying the team in the acquisition processes." "Great knowledge of Hernán Velarde and his entire team in contract negotiation, real estate law, civil law, tax related to construction and real estate businesses. I feel very very secure that Hernan and his team are my advisers when negotiating the purchase or sale of real estate, and in negotiations with investment funds and banks to obtain financing for projects." "Hernán Velarde, partner of the firm, is a person with marked experience and management, with a very appropriate and intelligent approach."

Chambers Latin America

  • Band 2, Peru Real Estate (2022 – 2024)
  • Band 3, Peru Real Estate (2019 – 2021)
  • Band 4, Peru Real Estate (2018)
    Chambers comments, "A client raves about Hernán Velarde Schwartzmann 's 'knowledge and experience in real estate matters,' while also reporting: 'Even though he is a partner at the firm, he is always available and fully committed to our work.' Another interviewee describes his work as 'outstanding,' while an observer further adds: 'He is a technical lawyer who offers excellent strategic advice.'"
Additional Recognitions
  • Leaders League
    • "Excellent" in Real Estate (2021 – 2022)

Prior Experience

Previously, Hernan was legal counsel at BBVA Banco Continental.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member of the Lima Bar Association
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association