Jaime Zavala

Partner / Peru
  • Practice areas / Labor
  • Languages / English, Spanish

PPU Partner consultant on labor issues and sponsorship work processes. Expert on union issues and collective bargaining, as well as strategies for resolving collective disputes. Arbitrator (or designated by the company as president appointed by agreement) in the private sector and in countless collective bargaining in state agencies since 1995.

Co-head of department and senior statesman Jaime Zavala Costa is lauded by clients as "very accurate" in collective bargaining matters. He is also a reputed practitioner among market commentators, who call him "a paragon in these types of negotiations". Labour & Employment, Chambers & Partners, Latin America.

Work experience

  • 2016 - present Patner

    Socio Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría

  • - present Founding partner

    Ferrero abogados

  • - present President of the Civil Service Tribunal Autoridad

    Nacional de Servicio Civil - SERVIR

  • 2000 - 2001 Minister of Labor and Social Development

    República de Perú

  • 2001 - 2001 President of the National Council of Labor and Social Development

    República de Perú




Featured Cases



  • May 2019 Lima - Perú

    The principles of the sanctioning procedure and labor inspection

    Jaime Zavala Costa and Luis Mendoza Legoas - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
  • November 2016 Lima - Perú

    The negotiation challenge

    Jaime Zavala Costa and Lidia Vilchez Garcés - Asesoramiento y Análisis Laborales


  • 1997 Master Universidad de San Martín de Porres Master of Law in Labor and Social Security

  • 1988 Graduated Universitá di Bologna and Johns Hopkins University Program for Latin American Experts on Labor Problems

  • 1972 Graduated Université de Bruxelles Diploma in Insurance and Commercial Law

  • 1969 Lawyer Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Law



  • State Capital (Global Law Firm Group),
  • National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy
  • American Chamber of Commerce of Perú (AMCHAM PERU)
  • Peruvian Society of Labor and Social Security Law
  • Lima Bar Association , Perú

Academic activities

  • Academic Activities - to date

    Labor law

    Teaching - Universidad de Lima

Seminars and Conferences