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Expert professionals in banking, financial and FinTech regulation

VODANOVIC LEGAL

We are known for providing personalized attention to our clients, serving as legal support in their decision-making process.

LJUBICA VODANOVIC

Posición: FOUNDING PARTNER
Categoría: Team

Leading expert in the Peruvian market in financial regulation advisory, with more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector, both in the private and public sectors, leading projects related to:

  • The legal design of innovative financial products.
  • The attention of all types of consultations related to the banking and financial sector.
  • Obtaining licenses before the SBS.
  • The design and implementation of anti-corruption compliance systems and LAFT riskprevention systems in the financial sector.

Professional Career

  • Founding partner of Vodanovic Legal, boutique specialized in advising financial entities and FinTech companies, both local and foreign, in legal and regulatory aspects (2017-2019 and 2021 to date).
  • Partner at EY Peru, being Leader of the Financial Regulation and FinTech area (2019-2021).
  • Legal analyst for 13 years at the Superintendency of Banking, Insurance and AFP (SBS) (2004-2017).
  • Independent Director of a prestigious microfinance institution (2015- 2019).

Recognitions

  • In the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 rankings published by Chambers and Partners, Ljubica Vodanovic has been considered one of the leading banking and financial regulation lawyers in Peru.
  • In 2020, EY Law’s Financial Regulation and FinTech team under the leadership of Ljubica Vodanovic, was recognized in the Leaders League ranking as a leader in Financial Regulation and FinTech in Peru.

LJUBICA VODANOVIC

FOUNDING PARTNER

Lawyer expert in banking, financial and FinTech regulation and promoter of innovation and new technologies for the development of the financial system. She has more than 20 years of experience in the sector.

MARÍA DEL CARMEN YUTA

Posición: PARTNER
Categoría: Team

Expert in financial regulation. She has worked 7 years (2005- 2012) as Senior Analyst in the legal area at SBS (Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFP). She followed an Executive Master at Nuovo Istituto di Business Internazionale, Milan, Italy (2013). She has been Senior Manager at EY Peru, integrating the Financial Regulation and Fintech area (2019-2021).

Her experience includes specialized legal advice on financial and insurance regulatory matters; providing expert legal support from the design of innovative financial businesses to both financial institutions and the FinTech industry, to the implementation of innovative financial products. Likewise, she leads several administrative licensing procedures before the SBS, providing specialized support to companies in the different phases of their landing process in Peru.

She has been a professor of the Consumer Protection in the Financial Market Course at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP).

MARÍA DEL CARMEN YUTA

PARTNER

Lawyer expert in banking, financial and FinTech regulation; with more than 15 years of experience in the sector, especially in the legal area of the Superintendency of Banking and Insurance (SBS).

ERIKA RIOS

Posición: Senior Associate
Categoría: Team

She is a lawyer graduated from the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. She has experience in banking regulatory advice and financial transactions of various types, with emphasis on financing with local and foreign financial institutions.

Legal assistant at Delmar Ugarte Abogados Law Firm (which today is part of Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero, DU & Uría Law Firm) for three years (2012-2015), in charge of reviewing diverse banking and finance regulatory issues, structuring and negotiating financing transactions and trusts in general. Prior to Vodanovic Legal, she worked as a lawyer in the legal area of La Fiduciaria S.A. (2015-2018), one of the leading trust services companies in Peru; and in the Legal Division of Ernst Young, where as a manager she provided advice on financial regulation and Fintech.

ERIKA RIOS

Senior Associate

Lawyer graduated from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Experienced in banking regulatory advice and financial transactions.

KARINA CHINGUEL

Posición: ASOCIADA SENIOR
Categoría: Team

Abogada especializada en derecho corporativo, bancario, fintech y mercado de capitales.

Tiene 15 años de experiencia profesional asesorando a compañías nacionales e internacionales, principalmente del sector financiero, industrial, inmobiliario y de consumo, en temas relacionados al derecho corporativo, bancario, fintech y mercado de capitales.

Es abogada titulada con mención “sobresaliente” por la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú y cuenta con un Magister en Derecho (LLM), con especialización en Derecho Bancario y Financiero en la Universidad Queen Mary de Londres, donde se graduó con “distinción”.  Además, tiene un diploma de posgrado en Mercado de Capitales y Finanzas Corporativas por la Universidad ESAN.

Ha brindado servicios de asesoría legal y regulatoria a diversas compañías nacionales y multinacionales, inversionistas, fondos de inversión, del sector inmobiliario, industrial, minero, logístico, tecnología, transporte, textil, construcción y comercio. También a entidades del sistema financiero supervisadas por la Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFPs (SBS), principalmente en procesos de constitución, obtención de autorización de organización y funcionamiento, apertura de oficinas y agencias y procesos de reorganización societaria. Asimismo, ha brindado servicios consultoría en regulación financiera, de diseño de modelos de contratos financieros y de defensa legal en procedimientos sancionadores o de fiscalización iniciados por la SBS y el INDECOPI.

Ha sido profesora adjunta de los cursos de: “Regulación del Sistema Financiero”, “Contratos y Operaciones Financieras”, “Derecho Corporativo” y “Responsabilidad Extracontractual” en la PUCP y la Universidad del Pacífico.

KARINA CHINGUEL

ASOCIADA SENIOR

Abogada especializada en derecho corporativo, bancario, fintech y mercado de capitales.

ALEJANDRA HUACHACA

Posición: Senior Associate
Categoría: Team

Lawyer by the School of Law of the Universidad del Pacifico. She has experience in Financial Regulation, Financial Law and Financial Consumer Protection.

Prior to becoming an Associate at Vodanovic Legal, she worked at EY Law as a lawyer in the Financial Regulation and FinTech area (October 2019 – February 2021). Prior to that, she was a Legal Practitioner and then a Legal Assistant at Vodanovic Legal (January 2017- September 2019).

She is a member of the Lima Bar Association. Alejandra participated in an academic exchange program at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris – Sciences Po (2016). Additionally, she is a former member of FORSETI, Law Review of the Universidad del Pacifico.

ALEJANDRA HUACHACA

Senior Associate

Lawyer by the School of Law of the Universidad del Pacifico. She has experience in Financial Regulation, Financial Law and Financial Consumer Protection.

DIEGO SIERRA

Posición: ASSOCIATE
Categoría: Team

Lawyer in financial regulation, Fintech and securities market. Prior to Vodanovic Legal, he has been Senior at EY Peru (2020-2021), as well as Investment Legal Analyst at AFP Habitat (2018-2020). She followed the Securities Market Specialization Program at SMV (Superintendencia del Mercado de Valores) (2018) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Financial Law at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP) (2020).

Her experience includes legal advice in financial regulation, AFP and securities market; participating in innovative financial product initiatives in both financial entities and fintechs as well as in complex regulatory consultations. In addition, he has led negotiation processes of local and foreign investment instruments such as stocks, bonds, investment funds, private equity funds, real estate and infrastructure. He is adjunct professor of Banking Regulation and Capital Markets at Universidad del Pacifico (UP); and of Securities Market Regulation at the Graduate School of Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP).

DIEGO SIERRA

ASSOCIATE

Lawyer in financial regulation, FinTech and securities market. Before joining Vodanovic Legal, he has been Senior at EY Peru.

MÓNICA SALDAÑA

Posición: Assistant
Categoría: Team

Bachelor in Law from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (2019). Member of the Círculo Financiero Corporativo and teaching assistant of the Commercial Law I (General Part) course at the same university.

Before becoming a Legal Assistant at Vodanovic Legal, she worked as a Legal Assistant in the Financial Regulation and FinTech area of EY Law Peru (2020-2021), Junior Legal Analyst at Edifica Investments of Edifica Group (2020) and Junior Legal Analyst at Core Capital SAFI of Edifica Group (2019). She completed her pre-professional internship at Core Capital SAFI of Edifica Group (2018), Financiera Credinka (2017-2018) and Estudio Fernández Cartagena & Rosillo (2017). She has been teaching assistant of the Commercial Law II (Corporate Law) course at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (2017-2020).

MÓNICA SALDAÑA

Assistant

Bachelor of Laws from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (2019). Member of Círculo Financiero Corporativo

ALESSANDRO HEREDIA

Posición: Law Practitioner
Categoría: Team

Law student at Universidad del Pacifico. Prior to becoming a Legal Intern at Vodanovic Legal, he completed a pre-professional internship in the Financial Area of Muñiz Law Firm (2019-2021), participating in debt issuances, public securities offerings and focusing on banking regulation.

ALESSANDRO HEREDIA

Law Practitioner

Law student at Universidad del Pacifico. Prior to becoming a Legal Intern at Vodanovic Legal

Miguel Rosas

Posición: Law Practitioner
Categoría: Team

Law student at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and extrajudicial conciliator. Teaching assistant for the courses of Real Rights (2020), General Tax Law (2021), Income Tax and General Sales Tax (2021-current) and Corporations (2022-current).

Second place as student speaker at the XVI National Congress and VIII International Congress of Civil Law of the Peruvian Institute of Civil Law. He participated in the academic exchange program at the University of Deusto – Spain (2021) and was a member of the Board of Directors of Themis, Law Review of the PUCP.

Prior to becoming a legal intern at Vodanovic Legal, she completed a pre-professional internship in the tax-corporate area of Estudio Santivañez.

Miguel Rosas

Law Practitioner

Law student at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and extrajudicial conciliator.

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