Born in Chiclayo, Peru, in 1951.
Education: Mr. de la Flor earned his law degree at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and was admitted to the Lima Bar of Lawyers in 1978. His principal areas of practice are Corporate, Tax, and Constitutional Law, and he assists the litigation area.
Experience: Mr. de la Flor has held important public positions, including legal counsel to the Minister of Homeland Security (Ministro del Interior) and legal counsel and Chief of Staff to the President of Peru. He has also served as the Peruvian ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS).
He is board director of several institutions and arbitrator of the Lima Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce of Peru.
He was outside legal counsel to the Central Bank of Peru (BCR) in its legal dispute with Southern Peru Copper Corp. over the Cuajone Mining Settlement, achieving a satisfactory result for both parties.
Additionally, Mr. Arbulu's practice includes an emphasis in corporate law and he has designed and overseen the legal structure of merger processes. Among the most prominent cases in which he has participated is the acquisition of Peru's Champion Group (manufacturers of oxygen and acetylene) by Messer Griesheim, a German corporation, which marked the beginning of the multinational presence of that company in Peru.
Attorney De la Flor has also actively participated in major litigations, such as the Backus Brewery control case, which involved some of the most prominent business groups in Latin America (Polar, Bavaria, and Cisneros).
He has also represented the Canadian mining Company Sulliden in litigation and arbitration against the mining company Algamarca, regarding the property rights of the Shahuindo project. Mr. de la Flor's work in this case resulted in several binding precedents.
Since 2016, he develops his activities as Consultant Partner, after having participated in the foundation of the Firm in 1987