Fernando Hurtado de Mendoza

Fernando Hurtado de Mendoza

Partner Lima, Peru

Fernando is a partner in Kennedys Lima’s office. He is qualified as lawyer in Peru before Lima’s Bar Association (2005) as an arbitrator before Lima’s Chamber of Commerce on transport and insurance matters.

Fernando specializes in (re)insurance law, aviation and corporate/commercial law.

He regularly acts as counsel to local and foreign clients from different sectors in an array of commercial and corporate matters, related to the initiation, continuation, expansion and exit of local operations, including the advice to Asian, European and North American investors for their potential entry into Peru.

On (re)insurance, he advises clients on regulatory and contractual aspects. In addition, he has broad experience advising re(insurers) on all types of property and casualty claims, and on structure, implementation and distribution of insurance products in the local market. He represents and advises foreign reinsurers and reinsurance brokers.

Fernando has recognized experience in aviation law, being continuously appointed as local expert to act on behalf of aircraft’s owners, lessors and international financing institutions for a set of transactions, in relation to the acquisition, sale and use of aircraft in Peru and Latin America by main regional carriers, as well as to aircraft repossession. He also advises air carriers on multiple civil aviation regulatory and corporate matters for commercial and private transport of passengers and cargo. Likewise, he continuously receives instructions from re(insurers) to handle claims related to aviation accidents and incidents.

Fernando is former vice-president of the Cross-Border Investment Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. He is vice-president of the Peruvian Association of Insurance Law, secretary of the reinsurance committee of the Iberoamerican Chapter of Insurance Law and professor of the Insurance Regulation Program of Universidad ESAN. Fernando is the Chair of the Aviation and Aerospace Law Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.

Fernando’s practice in aviation, corporate/commercial and (re)insurance has been praised since 2015 by prestigious publications such as Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500, Best Lawyers.

Market Recognition

  • Global Leader for ‘Aviation Contentious’ (Peru)
    Who’s Who Legal Transport 2021
  • Global Leader for ‘Aviation Finance’ (Peru)
    Who’s Who Legal Transport 2021

  • Global Leader for ‘Aviation Regulatory’ (Peru)
    Who’s Who Legal Transport 2021
  • Next Generation Partner and recommended lawyer for 'Insurance (Peru)'
    The Legal 500 Latin America 2021
  • Who’s Who Legal (2019) – Insurance

Rising star: “Has a growing profile in the sector”.

  • Legal 500 (2018) – Corporate / M&A

Next generation lawyer.

  • Chambers & Partners (2018) - Corporate and M&A

“Very commercially oriented, savvy and easy to deal with”.

  • Chambers & Partners (2018) - Insurance

“A good lawyer”.

  • Who’s Who Legal (2018- 2019 - 2020) – Transport / Aviation (Finance, Contentious, Regulatory)

Leading expert: “A first-rate aviation practitioner, highlighted for his impressive knowledge of sector-related regulatory and contractual matters”.

Work Highlights

  • Assisted in the reorganization of a major local construction company.
  • Responsible of the creation of the Doing Business in Peru guide issued by the Foreign Relations Ministry of Peru.
  • Advised leading local insurer on transfer of health insurance portfolio.
  • Claims handling on behalf of insurers regarding several aviation accidents and incidents, involving a total of more than 200 aviation claims.
  • Local counsel to major UK, US, Asian and European aircraft lessors.
Market recognition
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    Next Generation Partner

    The Legal 500 LATAM 2021

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 LATAM 2021