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Projects — Peru


Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International - Projects Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Renowned international firm with a strong projects team acting in Peru. Broad practice covers the financing and development of transport infrastructure ventures, as well as projects in healthcare, telecommunications and mining, in addition to conventional and renewable energy sectors. Experienced assisting with unsolicited proposals as well as construction and operation agreements. Team acts for domestic and international lenders, sponsors and borrowers.

Strengths Sources highlights the team's "recognised prestige in the energy sector," adding: "they provide a service of the highest professional and personal standards, being proactive, flexible and quick in attending to our needs."

Another client enthuses that the firm is "excellent, professional and committed." The same interviewee goes on to laud that their lawyers are "very professional and diligent."

Work highlights Assisted Ergon Perú with the USD430 million installation and financing of solar panels in areas of Peru not connected to the national electricity network.

Notable practitioners

Outstanding department co-head Juan Carlos de los Heros Echecopar offers lengthy experience in the negotiation of cross-border project financing, as well as in the drafting of complex PPP-related agreements. One interviewee enthuses: "He is an excellent lawyer, with great experience," with another client adding: "Juan Carlos is our main legal counsel in Peru and we are very happy with his work."

María del Carmen Tovar Gil is experienced counselling public and private entities on concession agreements. One client reports: "She is a very good lawyer." Another interviewee comments on her involvement in construction and infrastructure organisations in Peru.

Javier Tovar Gil regularly advises clients on the negotiation of concession contracts and the structuring of unsolicited proposals. Sources call him "a very experienced lawyer, with an excellent ability to resolve problems in negotiations."

"Very good" associate-to-watch Ana Sofía Reyna Palacios is noted by market sources for her activity and experience in both project development and financing mandates.

About the Team (content provided by Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International)

Our project finance practice is specialized in energy, mining and infrastructure projects worldwide, we understand the needs of both investors and financiers. Our transactional capability, coupled with our broad-ranging skills in finance, corporate, tax, Telecommunications and environmental and competition law, delivering commercially effective solutions at every stage of the process.
Our multidisciplinary team of lawyers have different specializations and backgrounds: Public law, Banking & Finance, Corporate, Energy, Mining and Infrastructure. Our approach allows us to fully understand our clients' needsand provide practical and timely solutions to the largest and most complex transactions such public biddings and private initiatives through its financing and execution.
Our extensive experience and knowledge of the regulations related to projects, public private partnerships and industry regulations in Peru is highly regarded by our clients (both local and foreign) as a valuable criteria when deciding which team will handle their matters and reflect in a higher value-added service, being top-pick counsel on the bank and investor side as well as on the sponsor’s.

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Miranda & Amado Abogados - Projects Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Top-tier practice group regularly retained by prestigious financial institutions such as investment banks and multilateral organisations to advise on sophisticated project finance mandates involving bilateral and syndicated secured loans as well as securities packages including project bond offerings. Also advises sponsors and SPVs on the development of large-scale energy and transport infrastructure projects, as well as contractors and operators involved in PPP projects.

Strengths One client highlights the "quality, dedication, availability and precision of the work," adding: "As well as being an important firm, the team has a lot of experience and knowledge in projects."

Other sources are quick to point out that the firm provides "an excellent service," adding that "they always provide good solutions when conflicts arise between counterparties, as well as offering a strong knowledge of our industry."

Notable practitioners

Front-running practitioner Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis is esteemed for his expertise in project financing and also advises on development aspects particularly in relation to energy projects. De-Bernardis is well known to clients, one of whom enthuses: "I would describe him as a professional of the highest level, resolving complications with ease." Another interviewee further notes: "He has very good experience in project finance and he is very specialised in energy."

José Miguel Puiggrós is known to advise domestic and international lenders and borrowers on project financing. He is repeatedly highlighted by sources as "an excellent lawyer," with one client adding: "He is technical and business-oriented."

Associate-to-watch Isabel Lira Miro Quesada assists with the development and financing of infrastructure projects. One interviewee reports: "She is a very good lawyer and is very active in projects."

About the Team (content provided by Miranda & Amado Abogados)

The firm advises on the biggest, most complex and innovative projects. In recent years, the firm has advised on dozens of major projects and related transactions, involving total investments and financing in the tens of billions of US dollars. It is a top choice for projects that have never been tried before in Peru, currently advising on the largest infrastructure project ever in Peru and the first project of its kind in the oil and gas sector. The firm has a fully integrated approach, serving as a ‘one-stop shop’ for clients seeking to develop or finance any kind of project and stands out for advising sponsors and financial institutions on major energy, mining and infrastructure projects.


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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Eminent firm with a front-running team acting on high-value and standout projects in Peru with noteworthy expertise in the mining, energy and transportation sectors. Frequently called upon to represent market leading clients in sophisticated greenfield and brownfield infrastructure projects. Boasts particular expertise in project financing assisting international corporate banks and multilateral development banks. New client wins include Mizuho Bank, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan and LatAm Logistics Properties.

Strengths Interviewees insist: "It is one of the best law firms in Peru, with an excellent reputation."

One client enthuses: "It's like working with a top international firm, but based in Lima. They know how international players think and what they want, and they always go the extra mile to provide it."

Work highlights Acted for Hudbay Minerals on the development of the USD1.7 billion Constancia copper mine in the Andes mountains.

Notable practitioners

Head of project finance Jean Paul Chabaneix offers top-tier expertise in this practice area. Chabaneix is highlighted as an "exceptional lawyer," with one source adding: "He is a magnificent person with a good reputation." Recent accomplishments include representing lenders Bancolombia and CAF on the development of an energy infrastructure project.

Co-head of department Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado is a pre-eminent figure in mining projects. Sources hold him in high regard, describing him as "excellent" and "very well-known partner." A client enthuses that "he is a very well-rounded lawyer." He recently advised Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde on the expansion of its USD4.7 billion copper and molybdenum mine in Arequipa.

Fernando Molina offers experience in project finance, with particular activity in power financing. He is noted as being "client-focused, creative and legally solid," with one client enthusing: "Fernando is a terrific project finance lawyer."

About the Team (content provided by Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados)

Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados has had a significant presence in the Peruvian project finance market for over four decades, throughout which we have represented scores of international and local players.  We have a wealth of experience representing all sides of a deal, whether commercial lenders, multilaterals lenders, export-credit agencies, debtors, underwriters, issuers, sponsors, guarantors, agents, financial advisors or others.

Our lawyers typically participate in project finances since their earlier stages, from the due diligence and bankability analysis to the drafting of the relevant financing documentation, the design of the security package and its applicability to cover different groups of lenders, and the satisfaction of the disbursement conditions.  We are regularly entrusted with complex project financings in Peru.

Our Project Finance practice group is currently the largest in the Peruvian market in terms of number of lawyers. This allows us to advice in several large transactions simultaneously without reducing the work place which project financings typically require. Also, we are one of the very few Peruvian law firms with truly specialized practice groups in order to provide a comprehensive legal advice in project financing transactions, irrespective of industry.  These two strengths, together with our solid tax practice, have proven invaluable to project finance clients.

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DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar - Projects Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Renowned international firm with great track record in the development of sophisticated projects in Peru. Multidisciplinary practice well positioned to advise leading international lenders on project financing and to assist sponsors, contractors and operators with the negotiation of EPC and O&M agreements, as well as with unsolicited proposals. Expertise encompasses the transportation, healthcare and energy sectors.

Strengths One client reports that the team is "outstanding," going on to add: "They have all the necessary strengths for project development, a great network and experience working with banks. They are able to handle entire projects, from contract to implementation."

Work highlights Advised the EPC consortium and concessionaire on the USD5.4 billion construction of Metro de Lima Line 2.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Carlos Núñez has superb experience in project development and financing, including the negotiation of unsolicited proposals. Clients know him to be "efficient and extremely competent" as well as "committed and focused on the clients' needs." Market onlookers also commend "his abilities dealing with construction issues."

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Garrigues - Projects Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished practice with particular strength in project financing, acting on relevant infrastructure mandates across the transportation, healthcare and energy sectors. Impressive track record assisting commercial and investment banks as well as multilateral development banks. Also highly regarded by sponsors and contractors for its expertise in negotiating and drafting PPP-related agreements. Auna is a new client win.

Strengths One client enthuses: "The service is excellent and defined by its clarity, without compromising the level of depth, detail and the ability to provide responses within tight deadlines."

Work highlights Represented Indian electricity transmission company Sterlite Power Grid in a public tender for the award of the USD509 million Nueva Yanango transmission line PPP project.

Notable practitioners

An interviewee describes head of department Oscar Arrús as "one of the leaders in the market." Arrús has a wealth of experience in project finance, representing lenders, sponsors and government bodies in infrastructure projects, specialising in mandates involving power plants, toll roads and railways. A client lauds that Arrús is "a lawyer of excellent standing."

Sergio Amiel advises lenders, sponsors and private equity firms on infrastructure projects, with particular experience in toll road and power ventures. One source reports: "He has an effective, practical and pro-business style approach to getting things done."

Thomas Thorndike regularly acts for lenders and sponsors from key infrastructure areas. One interviewee notes: "He is an excellent lawyer with broad experience of structuring transactions and financings, as well as an absolute willingness to hear clients' concerns and come up with strategies."

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Projects Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly respected regional firm with an esteemed projects department. Established team of practitioners offers experience in the development and financing of transportation, energy and water infrastructure projects. Remarkable client roster comprises SPVs, key international and domestic constructors and operators as well as prestigious lenders. Besalco, Transportadora Callao and Benito Roggio are new client wins.

Strengths One source notes that the firm is "very dedicated, attentive and proactive to our requirements," with another client adding: "The firm's specialists in diverse areas simplify the management of integral projects."

Work highlights Advised APM Terminals Callao on the USD335 million financing of the Multipurpose North Terminal in Callao.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Ronald Fernández-Dávila specialises in transportation infrastructure projects, acting across the entire project development life cycle. He offers significant expertise in project financing. Fernández-Dávila is highly regarded as "a pro-deal lawyer," with one source adding: "His legal analysis is superb and helps a lot with project financing."

Miguel Ronceros has noteworthy experience in project financing and the development of projects, with industry expertise spanning the health and education, transportation and energy sectors. A client describes Ronceros as "very professional" and "outstanding."

Mariana Simoes advises on the negotiation and execution of infrastructure projects involving PPP agreements. One interview reports: "She has very good experience developing projects."

Manuel Ugarte is praised as "having a lot of skill and involvement in this area." Ugarte has expertise working on infrastructure project development, with knowledge across sectors, including water, sanitation and transport.

About the Team (content provided by Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría)

Our Projects area is composed by a solid team of highly specialized lawyers in public procurement processes, public law, infrastructure and project finance.

Has an adequate mix of partners, senior associates and junior associates, in order to provide our clients efficient legal services to cover all project needs.

Advises local and international clients, including construction companies, sponsors, local and international lenders, multilateral credit agencies, private equity funds, export/import financing agencies, governmental entities, institutional investors, among others.

Provides counsel to clients in connection with transportation infrastructure (toll roads,  ports, airports, and railways), social infrastructure (hospitals, jails, schools), public  utilities infrastructure (telecommunications, water and sewerage systems, energy)  and real estate developments (hotels, buildings, urban renovation), among others.

Advises clients in the engagement of strategic and financial investors who join the  projects as part of the financing scheme

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Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas - Projects Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dedicated projects practice group assisting with every stage of the project development life cycle, with a special focus on the drafting and negotiation of financial documents as well as construction, and operation and maintenance agreements. Also experienced dealing with unsolicited proposals matters. Team is particularly active in the energy, transportation and sanitation sectors. New client wins include GyM Ferrovías, Promigas and Taryet.

Strengths One interviewee values the "speed and reliability of responses and the involvement and availability of the team."

Work highlights Assisted a Dutch investment fund with the provision of a USD34 million loan for the financing of the second stage of the Muelle Norte Callao port redevelopment project.

Notable practitioners

Department head Juan José Cárdenas "is agile, dynamic and proactive. His advice goes beyond the pure legal, as he has a great ability to detect problems and provide immediate solutions" report clients. He offers in-depth expertise in the negotiation of PPPs, including concession agreements for major energy and infrastructure projects.

Associate-to-watch Diana Tassara advises on the development and financing aspects of projects. She is highlighted by market commentators as "a very solid lawyer in projects."

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CMS GRAU - Projects Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Reputable international firm with a solid Peruvian projects team. Advises lenders and borrowers on the financing and development of infrastructure projects, including on the structuring of unsolicited proposals. Sector expertise encompasses the healthcare, transportation and energy sectors. New client wins include Ghesa Ingeniería y Tecnología, Antyl Perú and Urbanova.

Strengths One source praises the team's "agile, precise and efficient responses," going on to add: "Without doubt they meet the standards of a credible international firm due to the quality of service they provide and the availability and professionalism of their lawyers."

Work highlights Assisted Acciona Ingeniería with the structuring of the USD215 million Salaverry Port Terminal unsolicited proposal presented to ProInversion.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Michelle Barclay Thorne is well appreciated by both clients and market observers. One interviewee enthuses: "She is a magnificent lawyer, with a broad knowledge of investment projects."

Co-head of department Giancarlo Villafranqui advises on the development of infrastructure projects. One market onlooker says: "He is very analytical and a connoisseur of the infrastructure and PPP market."

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Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados - Projects Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known firm with an active projects practice group particularly active advising on project finance issues as well as on the operation and termination of concession agreements. Team also enjoys solid expertise drafting and negotiating PPP-related agreements, particularly in connection with transportation, energy and social infrastructure. Inca Rail and Conelsur are new client wins.

Strengths One interviewee enthuses: "They are always a step ahead, anticipate requests and take on projects as their own. Furthermore, they are practical and focused on results."

Work highlights Advised China Development Bank on the structuring of a USD365 million financing for the maintenance and construction of the San Gaban III hydropower plants.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Aldo Reggiardo is praised by a client as being "very experienced, really easy to communicate with and capable of explaining complex issues, which is very important for clients who do not have a legal background."

Alonso Rey Bustamante focuses his practice on project financing and the negotiation of concession agreements. He is repeatedly highlighted as "a very good lawyer," with one source noting: "He is an important partner with important clients."

About the Team (content provided by Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados)

We are a point of reference for legal services in connection to project development and project financing (non-recourse and limited recourse) of highways, ports, airports, pipelines, power plants, electrical transmission lines, waste water treatment plants, dams and water deviation projects, among others.

Our team accompanies private, domestic and foreign corporations in their endeavors in different economic sectors, regularly advising investors in bidding processes related to concessions, privatizations, unsolicited proposals (private initiatives), public-private partnerships, management and consulting contracts, among others.

We have extensive experience advising throughout all the stages of a project, from its initial legal planning and structuring, subsequent financing, pre-operative and developing stages, providing support for the initiation of operations and eventual sale, providing legal services in connection to the following:

  • Tendering for infrastructure concessions and private initiatives.
  • Project design, including contractual, tax, environmental and regulatory aspects.
  • Project contracts (including construction, supply and sale contracts).
  • Due diligence analysis of the corporate, contractual, environmental, regulatory and tax aspects of projects.
  • Mandate letters and term sheets for senior facilities and inter-creditor agreements, security packages and sponsor support contracts.
  • Syndication contracts, debt indenture and warranty agreements.

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Rubio Leguía Normand - Projects Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced projects practice group especially active advising on infrastructure project development, including assistance with unsolicited proposals. Expertise covers a wide range of sectors such as the energy, healthcare and transportation sectors. Clients include key local and international developers as well as relevant financial institutions. China Development Bank is a new client win.

Strengths A client highlights that the service is "quick, timely and accurate," further noting: "They are proactive; they don't just wait for us to come to them, if they see an opportunity they contact us."

Work highlights Advised Terna Group on its successful bid for the USD8.8 million Transmission Line Aguaytia Pucallpa project.

Notable practitioners

According to sources, department co-head Milagros Maraví Sumar has notable experience in this arena. One interviewee says: "Milagros is active in the market and is a national reference in PPPs."

About the Team (content provided by Rubio Leguía Normand)

Our Projects team has worked on the most relevant toll road, sanitation, water treatment, hospital, mining and energy projects and project financings in our jurisdiction in the past years, among others. Our experience in complex development and financing of projects involving certificates of payment for advancement of works (CRPAO, RPICAO and CR-RPI structures) makes us pioneers in deals using these payment methods, which have been recognized across the board in the region as innovative and complex.

Our team includes experts from our financing, energy, mining and public law department´s, all of whom are involved in the advice we render, comprising all stages of the project, from the granting of concession rights to obtaining all applicable permits and authorizations and the drafting and negotiation of all key contracts for project development (EPC, O&M, etc.). This allows us to give our clients a more complete and in depth advise.

We are currently working with bidders in the most important PPP processes that have been called for bids, including transmission lines, sanitation projects, toll roads, trains, subways, etc. In these cases, the advice of our practice include all public law matters during the contest as well as in the structuring of the financing facilities.

Key recurrent clients of our firm in projects include all major local and international banks involved in project financing of projects in Peru, multilateral entities and major project developers.

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Santiváñez Abogados - Projects Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded boutique firm advising significant clients on project development mandates, including the negotiation and drafting of design and construction agreements. Particulary reputed for its expertise handling mining and energy projects, with a particular focus on power and natural gas projects. Often acts for clients hailing from both the private and public sector.

Strengths The team is praised for its "broad knowledge and experience in the energy sector, especially in the design of PPPs."

Work highlights Advised Anglo American Quellaveco on the construction of transmission lines for the USD120 million Quellaveco copper mine.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of deparment Roberto Santiváñez Seminario regularly advises on infrastructure projects. Clients appreciate his "assertive and practical style, supported by a profound knowledge of the projects he manages."

About the Team (content provided by Santiváñez Abogados)

Our firm has vast experience in the conception, development and execution of projects of diverse nature, with emphasis on the energy and network infrastructure sectors.

The requirements of our clients have allowed us to have a complete picture of the development of projects in our country, since inception to its commercial operation. 

Our broad experience includes public as well as private entities. 

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Carrizales Infraestructura y Servicios Públicos - Projects Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded boutique firm regularly advising on the structuring and management of PPP projects, with particular experience in healthcare, mining and sanitation infrastructure. Represents public local and national organisations as well as private companies. Municipalidad Distrital de Machupicchu, Volvo Group and Prepacol.

Strengths Clients value the firm's "expertise and knowledge," with one source appreciating that the firm is "specialised in health."

Work highlights Assisted Compañía de Minas Buenaventura with the structuring of an unsolicited proposal presented to ProInversion.

Notable practitioners

According to sources, department co-head Carlos Carrizales Recio possesses good abilities in the structuring of public infrastructure matters. A client praises him as being "a very good professional, empathetic and rigourous."

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Hernández & Cía. Abogados - Projects Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy firm with a solid team advising public and private entities on the financing, construction and maintenance of infrastructure projects. Also offers noted capabilities assisting clients with construction and operation contracts. Team has significant experience in the energy, transportation and telecommunications sectors.

Strengths One client enthuses: "The firm is results-oriented and proactive. They know the practice area very well and propose creative solutions."

Work highlights Assisted Interbank with the evaluation and structuring of long-term financing to be granted to Electro Zaña as part of the 13.2 MW Zaña hydropower plant project and its 60 kV transmission line.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Brendan Oviedo has experience in project development and financing, with particular knowledge of mandates relating to energy infrastructure. Clients appreciate "his commercial style."

Associate-to-watch Gracy Zapata is praised as being "highly proactive and professional," with market sources noting her track record in this practice area.

About the Team (content provided by Hernández & Cía. Abogados)

This practice area includes the services of structuring, negotiating and implementing the financing properly in any modality, such as direct, syndicated or structured transactions, among others, including the definition and constitution of the securities mechanisms appropriated for each operation. The firm advised an important construction company in Perú to participate in the public bidding process for the ‘Carretera Longitudinal de la Sierra Tramo 4’. The project comprises the improvement and rehabilitation of a 970 km long highway that crosses several regions in Perú. 

The firm also advised to Banco Santander S.A. (Spain), SMBC and other banks regarding the syndicate process of the $200 million long term financing in favor of Concesionaria Vial Sierra Norte S.A (CONVIAL), concessionaire of ‘Carretera Longitudinal de la Sierra Tramo 2’ project.

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Laub & Quijandría Energy Group - Projects Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced boutique firm with a well-regarded practice group advising on energy infrastructure projects in Peru, particularly related to power generation and transmission projects. Expertise includes the drafting and negotiation of construction as well as operation and maintenance agreements.

Strengths A market observer remarks that Laub & Quijandría Energy Group is "very important in projects, particularly in energy."

Notable practitioners

Anthony Laub is the main client contact.

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Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados - Projects Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognised full-service firm with a noted projects department. Represents developers and lenders in financing deals as well as public entities in the development of projects. Team has notable involvement in the energy sector. New client wins include Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Santa Lorenza, Hydro Global Perú and Peruana de Inversiones en Energías Renovables.

Strengths One client praises the team's "practicality and vast knowledge," going on to add: "Amid the complexity of operations, they make things simple."

Work highlights Assisted Ace Investment Fund, a member of a consortium led by state-owned China Three Gorges, with the USD1.39 billion acquisition of a hydroelectric plant from Odebrecht.

Notable practitioners

Andrés Kuan-Veng is the key client contact.

About the Team (content provided by Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados)

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Navarro Sologuren, Paredes & Gray - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Specialist practice group with a strong focus on infrastructure project development, particularly related to complex engineering, construction as well as operation and maintenance aspects. Expertise encompasses energy, transportation and social infrastructure projects. Esmetal is a new client win.

Strengths The lawyers are known as a "very highly regarded construction law specialists," with one interviewee adding: "They have a lot of strengths, but their analytical ability and preparation of strategies stand out."

Work highlights Advised an energy company on construction contracts and subcontractor negotiations relating to the USD23 million development of a hydropower plant and transmission line.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner and co-head of department Jaime Gray enjoys great abilities dealing with complex construction issues. One client enthuses: "Jaime is very sharp, approachable and client-focused."

Founding partner and co-head of department Enrique Navarro Sologuren has lengthy experience in the construction sector. One interviewee says: "He is intelligent, a true leader, who is able to see many options in any situation."

About the Team (content provided by Navarro Sologuren, Paredes & Gray)

NPG is a Construction Law firm which added value lies in its in-depth knowledge of the infraestructure core business of its clients, whether they are engineering consultants, contractors, owners or concessionaires. 

The firm is involved in many of the most important infrastructure projects in Peru as the expansion project of Jorge Chavez International Airport rendering services of design and draft of the bidding process documents and the EPC FIDIC Silver Book inspired contract to the concessionaire Lima Airport Partners (LAP); the Pan American Vila for the XVIII Pan American Games - Lima 2019 project rendering services of design and draft of the NEC 3 Management Construction - Option f contract to the special project public entity for the games; in the arbitration area has successfully represented contractors, owners, and concessionaires in arbitration processes related to construction of pipelines, power plants, highways, hospitals, ports, airports, etc.


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Band 1

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

An interviewee describes head of department Oscar Arrús as "one of the leaders in the market." Arrús has a wealth of experience in project finance, representing lenders, sponsors and government bodies in infrastructure projects, specialising in mandates involving power plants, toll roads and railways. A client lauds that Arrús is "a lawyer of excellent standing."

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Jean Paul Chabaneix

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of project finance Jean Paul Chabaneix offers top-tier expertise in this practice area. Chabaneix is highlighted as an "exceptional lawyer," with one source adding: "He is a magnificent person with a good reputation." Recent accomplishments include representing lenders Bancolombia and CAF on the development of an energy infrastructure project.

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Band 1

Juan Carlos de los Heros Echecopar

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Outstanding department co-head Juan Carlos de los Heros Echecopar offers lengthy experience in the negotiation of cross-border project financing, as well as in the drafting of complex PPP-related agreements. One interviewee enthuses: "He is an excellent lawyer, with great experience," with another client adding: "Juan Carlos is our main legal counsel in Peru and we are very happy with his work."

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Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Front-running practitioner Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis is esteemed for his expertise in project financing and also advises on development aspects particularly in relation to energy projects. De-Bernardis is well known to clients, one of whom enthuses: "I would describe him as a professional of the highest level, resolving complications with ease." Another interviewee further notes: "He has very good experience in project finance and he is very specialised in energy."

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Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado is a pre-eminent figure in mining projects. Sources hold him in high regard, describing him as "excellent" and "very well-known partner." A client enthuses that "he is a very well-rounded lawyer." He recently advised Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde on the expansion of its USD4.7 billion copper and molybdenum mine in Arequipa.

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Band 2

Campos / Abogados en Infraestructura

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Alexander Campos of Campos / Abogados en Infraestructura is held in high regard by sources for his experience in complex construction issues. According to market commentators, "he is a very analytical, organised and thorough lawyer" as well as "an extremely intelligent practitioner, with expertise in construction issues."

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Band 2

Juan José Cárdenas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Juan José Cárdenas"is agile, dynamic and proactive. His advice goes beyond the pure legal, as he has a great ability to detect problems and provide immediate solutions" report clients. He offers in-depth expertise in the negotiation of PPPs, including concession agreements for major energy and infrastructure projects.

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Band 2

Ronald Fernández-Dávila

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Ronald Fernández-Dávila specialises in transportation infrastructure projects, acting across the entire project development life cycle. He offers significant expertise in project financing. Fernández-Dávila is highly regarded as "a pro-deal lawyer," with one source adding: "His legal analysis is superb and helps a lot with project financing."

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Band 2

DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Carlos Núñez has superb experience in project development and financing, including the negotiation of unsolicited proposals. Clients know him to be "efficient and extremely competent" as well as "committed and focused on the clients' needs." Market onlookers also commend "his abilities dealing with construction issues."

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Band 3

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sergio Amiel advises lenders, sponsors and private equity firms on infrastructure  projects, with particular experience in toll road and power ventures. One source reports: "He has an effective, practical and pro-business style approach to getting things done."

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Band 3

Michelle Barclay Thorne

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Michelle Barclay Thorne is well appreciated by both clients and market observers. One interviewee enthuses: "She is a magnificent lawyer, with a broad knowledge of investment projects."

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Band 3

Navarro Sologuren, Paredes & Gray

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner and co-head of department Jaime Gray enjoys great abilities dealing with complex construction issues. One client enthuses: "Jaime is very sharp, approachable and client-focused."

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Band 3

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Fernando Molina offers experience in project finance, with particular activity in power financing. He is noted as being "client-focused, creative and legally solid," with one client enthusing: "Fernando is a terrific project finance lawyer."

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Band 3

Rosselló Abogados - Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Hugo Morote of Rosselló Abogados - Attorneys at Law is highly regarded for his experience in infrastructure concession agreements. Peers agree that "he is a very respected and very capable lawyer," with one source adding: "He is very strong in his specialism."

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Enrique Navarro Sologuren

Navarro Sologuren, Paredes & Gray

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner and co-head of department Enrique Navarro Sologuren has lengthy experience in the construction sector.  One interviewee says: "He is intelligent, a true leader, who is able to see many options in any situation."

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Band 3

José Miguel Puiggrós

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Miguel Puiggrós is known to advise domestic and international lenders and borrowers on project financing. He is repeatedly highlighted by sources as "an excellent lawyer," with one client adding: "He is technical and business-oriented."

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Band 3

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Miguel Ronceros has noteworthy experience in project financing and the development of projects, with industry expertise spanning the health and education, transportation and energy sectors. A client describes Ronceros as "very professional" and "outstanding."

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Band 3

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Thomas Thorndike regularly acts for lenders and sponsors from key infrastructure areas. One interviewee notes: "He is an excellent lawyer with broad experience of structuring transactions and financings, as well as an absolute willingness to hear clients' concerns and come up with strategies."

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Band 3

María del Carmen Tovar Gil

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

María del Carmen Tovar Gil is experienced counselling public and private entities on concession agreements. One client reports: "She is a very good lawyer." Another interviewee comments on her involvement in construction and infrastructure organisations in Peru.

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Band 3

Giancarlo Villafranqui

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Giancarlo Villafranqui advises on the development of infrastructure projects. One market onlooker says: "He is very analytical and a connoisseur of the infrastructure and PPP market."

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Band 4

Carlos Carrizales Recio

Carrizales Infraestructura y Servicios Públicos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to sources, department co-head Carlos Carrizales Recio possesses good abilities in the structuring of public infrastructure matters. A client praises him as being "a very good professional, empathetic and rigourous."

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Band 4

Milagros Maraví Sumar

Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to sources, department co-head Milagros Maraví Sumar has notable experience in this arena. One interviewee says: "Milagros is active in  the market and is a national reference in PPPs."

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Band 4

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Brendan Oviedo has experience in project development and financing, with particular knowledge of mandates relating to energy infrastructure. Clients appreciate "his commercial style."

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Band 4

María Teresa Quiñones

Quiñones Alayza Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

María Teresa Quiñones of Quiñones Alayza Abogados is noted for her work in projects related to highly regulated industries. Sources underline her involvement in projects and add: "She is a strong reference in electricity project matters."

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Band 4

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Aldo Reggiardo is praised by a client as being "very experienced, really easy to communicate with and capable of explaining complex issues, which is very important for clients who do not have a legal background."

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Band 4

Alonso Rey Bustamante

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alonso Rey Bustamante focuses his practice on project financing and the negotiation of concession agreements. He is repeatedly highlighted as "a very good lawyer," with one source noting: "He is an important partner with important clients."

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Band 4

Roberto J Santiváñez Seminario

Santiváñez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of deparment Roberto Santiváñez Seminario regularly advises on infrastructure projects. Clients appreciate his "assertive and practical style, supported by a profound knowledge of the projects he manages."

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Band 4

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Mariana Simoes advises on the negotiation and execution of infrastructure projects involving PPP agreements. One interview reports: "She has very good experience developing projects."

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Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Javier Tovar Gil regularly advises clients on the negotiation of concession contracts and the structuring of unsolicited proposals. Sources call him "a very experienced lawyer, with an excellent ability to resolve problems in negotiations."

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Manuel Ugarte is praised as "having a lot of skill and involvement in this area." Ugarte has expertise working on infrastructure project development, with knowledge across sectors, including water, sanitation and transport.

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Band 4

Luis Miguel Yrivarren

Yrivarren & Quiroga Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Luis Miguel Yrivarren of Yrivarren & Quiroga Abogados has experience acting on both public and private infrastructure initiatives, with notable activity in the transportation sector. One client reports: "Luis is a sharp, committed and knowledgeable lawyer."

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Associates to watch

Isabel Lira Miro Quesada

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Isabel Lira Miro Quesada assists with the development and financing of infrastructure projects. One interviewee reports: "She is a very good lawyer and is very active in projects."

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Associates to watch

Ana Sofía Reyna Palacios

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Very good" associate-to-watch Ana Sofía Reyna Palacios is noted by market sources for her activity and experience in both project development and financing mandates.

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Associates to watch

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Diana Tassara advises on the development and financing aspects of projects. She is highlighted by market commentators as "a very solid lawyer in projects."

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Associates to watch

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Gracy Zapata is praised as being "highly proactive and professional," with market sources noting her track record in this practice area.

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