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Banking & Finance — Peru


Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Rafael Picasso
- 8 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Stellar practice group with considerable expertise in sophisticated cross-border deals. Has experience advising on a variety of loans and credit facilities, including bilateral and syndicated arrangements, term loans and lease facilities. Routinely retained by a notable roster of domestic and international financial institutions acting as lenders, and corporations acting as borrowers. Additionally assists with compliance matters related to financing transactions and boasts a strong regulatory banking practice.

Strengths A client is quick to highlight the team, saying: "The lawyers provide excellent advice; the legal work that they put together is accurate and they have an understanding not only of local law, but also of what international clients expect."

Another adds: "The lawyers are committed - the partners in charge of the transactions are always present, it is very easy to contact them and they are extremely available. Their main strengths are their dedication and experience."

Work highlights Assisted MetLife, acting as creditor, with the structuring of a secured credit facility of USD41 million granted to Complejo Agroindustrial Beta.

Advised Pagos Digitales Peruano on the regulatory framework and contractual aspects of a mobile banking platform for the users of the major Peruvian financial institutions and telecommunications providers.

Significant clients Fondo MIVIVIENDA, Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries, Banco Internacional del Perú, International Swaps & Derivatives Association, Inversiones Centenario.

Notable practitioners

Javier Castro Salinas is a highly recognised practitioner in the Peruvian market, with interviewees commending him for his strength in regulatory mandates. Clients appreciate his "great experience" in this field, as well as his abilities in handling complex issues. He is well versed in the regulatory elements of M&A transactions and financings, often assisting an international clientele.

Pablo Berckholtz maintains a respected practice in the banking and finance market and is praised by his clients, who say: "He is very good - he has the expertise in this practice area that we need." He has considerable experience acting for major financial institutions on corporate and project financings, with additional expertise in regulatory mandates related to these transactions.

A client singles out Juan Carlos de los Heros Echecopar for his strength in financing transactions, most notably those related to the projects sector, describing him as an "amazing lawyer with great expertise." He is regularly called upon to advise financial institutions in their capacity as lenders, as well as various corporations on the borrower side of transactions.

Marco Alarcón Piana has considerable knowledge of financings, advising companies from a variety of industries. He is acknowledged by a client as "an experienced lawyer who provides alternative solutions that clearly fit with the needs of his clients, and he aligns his efforts to achieve their objectives."

Up-and-coming partner Rafael Berckholtz is a recognised player in the Peruvian market, with his strengths lying in credit and financing transactions for a variety of banks and corporations.

Associate-to-watch Luis Ernesto Marín is highly regarded by clients. One of them says: "He gives thorough advice and knows the banking industry well," before adding: "I like to work with him; he is a very good associate."

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

Our Banking & Finance Practice is noted for its proficiency in acquisition finance, restructuring and insolvency, derivatives, project finance, financial services and regulation, and securitization. We regularly advise clients such us leading local and international banks as well as major multinationals companies in the oil and gas, renewable energy, transportation, water and social infrastructure industries.
We represent financial sponsors, corporations, financial institutions at all stages of transactions, from origination, negotiation and documentation to closing.

We work in multidisciplinary teams for each transaction, taking into account the industry/sector involved in the transaction. Our team is form by partners that can practice under New York law, most of them have work experience abroad and holds a Master Degree either locally or abroad.

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Miranda & Amado Abogados - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: José Miguel Puiggrós
- 9 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Outstanding banking and finance practice boasting a deep bench of experienced practitioners. Has considerable abilities in complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, including corporate and project financings, term loan agreements and revolving credit facilities. Additionally well versed in banking M&A deals, as well as in a range of regulatory mandates. Represents a number of high-profile international banks, funds and asset management groups, as well as multinational companies.

Strengths Clients attest to the strength of the team in this practice area, as one declares: "The lawyers do an excellent job - the partners are all very commercial and sophisticated, with broad knowledge of cross-border deals. I think they are indeed one of the best firms in Peru."

Others go on to highlight: "The team is extremely competent. The lawyers are very responsive, professional and knowledgeable of the Peruvian financial market."

Work highlights Represented Scotiabank Perú in an USD83 million finance lease granted to Interproperties Peru, for the construction of a shopping centre.

Acted for Santander, as lead arranger, and a syndicate of financial institutions on a USD252 million loan to Refinería La Pampilla.

Significant clients Grupo Crédito, BBVA Continental, Citibank, IFC, JPMorgan Chase.

Notable practitioners

Rafael Corzo is considered by clients to be "an extraordinary regulatory practitioner - the best in the country." They appreciate his understanding of the financial services industry and highlight his long-standing experience in this market. He acts for a broad range of clients, including corporations linked to the banking sector, as well as a number of financial entities.

The "excellent" Juan Luis Avendaño Cisneros is widely endorsed by clients and peers alike. He is considered to be "particularly good in financing transactions," with one client commenting that they are "always impressed by him." He has long-standing experience in the market, with expertise spanning the full range of financing deals, alongside an in-depth knowledge of banking regulatory matters.

The "exceptional" department head José Miguel Puiggrós is valued by interviewees for being "very client-focused and having excellent commercial awareness." They go on to note that "he has a lot of talent in this sector, as well as a good deal of experience. He is patient and works well alongside his clients."

Roberto MacLean is "experienced, highly committed and proactive," in addition to "immediately understanding situations," according to a client. He has knowledge of matters across the banking and finance spectrum, with a particular practice focus on project financings.

Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis has standout activity in the project financing space and is considered by market sources to have a "client-oriented" practice. His client roster includes investment trusts, financial institutions and corporations.

"Extraordinary" star associate Gabriela Dañino Sinclair is praised by clients for her "solid legal grounding, good experience and great service." They also value that "she provides clear and simple answers."

Market commentators report that associate-to-watch Álvaro Del Valle is "a good lawyer," and they go on to highlight him for his "responsiveness, precision and clarity." He centres his practice on financing transactions.

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

The firm is consistently involved in the biggest, most sophisticated and innovative transactions in the Peruvian and Latin American market, particularly cross border deals. It has participated in the last 5 years in finance and capital markets transactions with an aggregate value of more than USD30 billion. Its capital markets practice is unrivalled, participating in approximately 70% of all international offerings made by Peruvian issuers. It also has a unique experience in banking regulation, as it has participated in the formation of 5 Peruvian banks in the last 15 years, more than any other firm in Peru.

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Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Cúneo and José Antonio Payet
- 7 partners
- 24 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned firm with a distinguished banking and finance practice involved in a variety of complex transactions. Well positioned to advise on both local and cross-border project, corporate and acquisition financings, as well as term loans and syndicated credit facilities. Boasts an impressive roster of global financial institutions, acting for them in their roles as creditors and guarantors, as well as assisting borrower-side companies from a range of sectors.

Strengths A client says: "We have a very high regard for the firm. I am impressed with the team's quick responses and its knowledge of the business, as well as the legal aspects involved. Their drafting is solid and the explanations provided are invaluable."

Another remarks upon the team's knowledge of the banking and finance market, stating: "The lawyers are very good; they have a great deal of experience in financing deals and are also very good at handling the regulatory aspects."

Work highlights Advised China Development Bank, as lender, on the structuring of a USD125 million loan granted to Minera Chinalco Perú. The guarantee agreement of the transaction is governed by Chinese law.

Assisted Scotiabank Perú with the structuring and authorisation of a USD120 million loan to Trastiendas Integradas. This was granted to repay a pre-existing debt with Banco BTG Pactual.

Significant clients Graña y Montero, The Carlyle Group, Credicorp Capital Servicios Financieros, Itaú Unibanco, Coöperatieve Rabobank.

Notable practitioners

José Antonio Payet receives strong feedback from market commentators, who say he deserves the best recognition. "He is one of the more experienced lawyers in the market," according to a client, who adds: "He is the lawyer I go to when I have very complex issues." He is well versed in a variety of banking, finance and corporate mandates.

Eduardo Vega receives praise from clients for his banking and finance practice, as one remarks: "He not only has vast experience, but also good knowledge of the common problems that usually arise in this field." He is well placed to advise major international financial entities on the structuring of complex transactions.

Susan Castillo is described by clients as a lawyer that "gives 100%, is detail-oriented, highly involved and easy to reach." She centres her practice on financings and corporate mandates, with considerable experience in cross-border transactions.

José Cúneo is considered by market commentators to be "a good leader in transactions." He has an in-depth knowledge of project and acquisition financing, with a focus on assisting clients from the mining and energy sectors.

Juan Antonio Egüez is recognised by clients for his practice in this area, with one considering him to be "a detailed lawyer, who gives sound advice and gets very involved in transactions." They add: "He is incredibly responsive and very reliable."

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

Our practice in finance law and securities specializes in the design and implementation of complex financial products and transactions. Of particular relevance is our vast experience in international offerings, in which we have interacted with the leading firms, auditors and investment banks of the different international markets.

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados’ attorneys regularly advise financial institutions, corporate borrowers and guarantors in the most important lending and syndicated loans, as well in asset finance, project finance and asset securitization transactions. Similarly, the firm has actively participated in the structuring of public offerings of shares and corporate bonds, take-over bids, exchange offers, delisting of securities, employee stock option plans and trusts, among others.

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados regularly advises private pension fund administrators, mutual funds and other institutional investors participating in the stock market, as well as clearing and settlement institutions.

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Jean Paul Chabaneix
- 9 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Powerhouse full-service firm with a standout banking and finance practice. Maintains a roster of market-leading international financial institutions, including investment banks, development banks and export credit agencies. Expertise encompasses complex cross-border project, acquisition and corporate financings, involving syndicated loans and revolving credit facilities amongst other financial instruments. Also experienced handling deals in the microfinance sector.

Strengths The banking and finance team garners praise from clients, who describe it as "outstanding - the lawyers are always responsive and provide great advice. They have an in-depth knowledge of this market and offer a fast turnaround time."

Another client says: "I have the best opinion of the firm. Their performance is always remarkable. The team offers in-depth legal analysis and a high level of integrity."

Work highlights Counselled Banco de Crédito del Perú, Interbank and COFIDE, as creditors, on a loan of approximately USD250 million to a road concessionaire.

Represented a consortium of major international banks in the amendment of the local security package to secure the repayment of a financing of approximately USD900 million granted by Israel Corporation for the construction of the Cerro del Aguila power plant.

Significant clients BBVA Continental, HSBC, ICBC, Goldman Sachs, DNB Bank.

Notable practitioners

Department head Jean Paul Chabaneix "has a great knowledge of the market," according to clients. They also highlight his "excellent organisation," and single him out for his experience assisting with transactions related to the infrastructure sector in particular. His practice spans a range of financings, often acting for global banking institutions. He led the team on the aforementioned Banco de Crédito del Perú, Interbank and COFIDE work highlight.

Diego Peschiera Mifflin is a highly recognised figure within the Peruvian market, with interviewees highlighting his financing practice in particular. He is well versed in both transactional and regulatory mandates within this field, with experience advising on syndicated credit facilities to finance projects, as well as corporate loans related to debt restructuring and refinancing.

Fernando Molina is a well-known player in the Peruvian legal market, with market commentators singling him out for his expertise in project financing. He has in-depth knowledge of mandates related to both the energy and natural resources industry and the infrastructure sector.

Gino Sangalli is held in high esteem by sources for "his regulatory banking expertise." He has considerable knowledge of a variety of transactional and advisory mandates, with recent experience including assisting clients with liquidation processes and debt restructurings.

Eduardo López receives praise from clients, who believe that he "stands out" for his practice in this area, and go on to mention: "He is a very good negotiator." He is particularly well placed to act on project, corporate and acquisition financing, as well as debt refinancing.

Luis Enrique Palacios is a highly regarded practitioner in the market, with clients highlighting "his knowledge and ability to stay ahead of the game." He centres his practice on project financing, often advising both corporations and financial entities.

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

Our experienced Banking and Finance team handles complex processes on corporate finance, structured finance, capital markets, mutual and investment funds, as well as on banking regulation.

We advise on financial transactions structuring, negotiation and implementation. We further assist banks and other local and foreign clients on the application of banking legislation, the incorporation of banking and financial entities and on establishing representative offices for foreign banks.

Our firm has participated in the most relevant operations related to the capital market deals for over five decades, We have a vast experience that goes back to the accompaniment of the first Peruvian companies and banks that started issuing simple and subordinated bonds abroad.

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Garrigues - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Óscar Arrús
- 4 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prestigious Iberian firm with a respected banking and finance practice. Routinely acts on complex finance operations, such as secured, syndicated and structured loans. Often called upon to represent stellar multinational financial entities as project lenders, as well as industry giants from the infrastructure and real estate sectors, among others, as borrowers and sponsors.

Strengths Clients value that "they have a very complete team; the advice the lawyers provide is accurate, they are highly experienced and always responsive."

Work highlights Assisted Banco de Crédito del Perú, Scotiabank, Deutsche Bank and Interbank with a USD450 million loan granted to finance I Square Capital's acquisition of Duke Energy’s power business in Peru.

Significant clients Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BBVA, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Metro de Lima Línea 2.

Notable practitioners

Market sources are full of praise for Óscar Arrús's practice in this field, as one client highlights: "He is one of the top lawyers in Peru." He is singled out for his expertise in financing, with interviewees mentioning his focus on project financing mandates in particular. Arrús is regularly retained by both major international investment banks, as well as concessionaires and corporations.

Thomas Thorndike is highly recommended by clients, who describe him as a "very experienced lawyer in corporate financings." Another goes on to appreciate that he "is very involved, available and delivers work on time." He is well positioned to represent both borrowers and lenders in a variety of transactions.

Clients note that Sergio Amiel has a "strong knowledge of domestic and international transactions, including M&A and corporate finance." He has experience in a number of different financing structures often involving securities.

José Francisco Meier is valued by clients, with one asserting: "He has considerable experience in financings," while another praises "his technical expertise, good judgement and level-headed approach to matters."

Market commentators see associate-to-watch Jorge Fuentes Tamagno as a "very active practitioner" in the Peruvian market, and they appreciate that "he is doing good work in the banking and finance field."

About the Team (content provided by Garrigues)

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Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Rafael Alcázar
- 7 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned banking and finance practice with particular expertise assisting clients with project, acquisition and asset financing. Acts for an impressive roster of corporate clients from the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors, on domestic and cross-border term loans and revolving credit agreements, as well as for leading multilateral lenders and investment banks.

Strengths One client singles out the team for its strength in this practice area, affirming: "The team is very good for financing transactions. I feel that they are heavily involved in the transactions, prioritising the agreed deadline and looking to provide us with the best possible outcome."

Work highlights Counselled General Motors Financial Group on a USD30 million auto finance operating agreement with BCP Bank and MiBanco Bank, as well as with various dealers of Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu vehicles, to offer direct vehicle credits to clients of GM at the point and time of purchase.

Significant clients Alupar Investimento, Hudbay Minerals, Mercantil Commercebank, Capital Center, Scotiabank.

Notable practitioners

Clients are impressed by department head Rafael Alcázar's "knowledge of regulatory mandates in the country." Another goes on to highlight "his ability to see beyond the transaction and his flexibility to adapt to unexpected changes." They also say: "He looks for creative solutions to complex problems that suit the interests of both parties." He has considerable experience assisting with a variety of financings, including bridge and syndicated loans.

Juan José Cárdenas is recognised by market commentators for his expertise handling financing mandates, with a particular focus on project-related transactions. He acts for a number of domestic and international clients, most often hailing from the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Alberto Rebaza is considered to be a solid lawyer for transactional mandates, as he is seen by clients to be "very helpful for closing deals and able to handle the more complex issues." He regularly assists with corporate financing, including M&A deals.

About the Team (content provided by Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas)

Banking & Finance: Recent highlights include advising: Coller International Partners in launching its 7th new PEF which raised US$7.5 billion; Altamar Capi- tal Partners in the raise of $80 million from Peruvian pension fund man- agers;JP Morgan, leading bank, in international $200 million non-guaranteed syndicated loan in favor of Promigas; Grupo Ezentis S.A. in the $140 million loan granted by Wilmington Trust London UK Limited; La Virgen y Alupar Investment in the 80 million facility project finance granted by CAF and DEG Bank (Germany); EGESA in long term $45 million hydropower financing; Banco Sabadell in the granting of a $30 million credit line; Peruvian Department of Social Security in the portfolio management contracts of $100 million with BTG Pactual Brasil, Compass Group LLC-NY, BBVA Spain; First Peruvian Operation Authorisation to JP Morgan Investment Bank.

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Hernández & Cía. Abogados - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Manuel Abastos, Alfredo Filomeno and Juan Luis Hernández Gazzo
- 4 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected practice group with experience advising both lenders and borrowers on syndicated and secured financing operations for projects. Roster includes a variety of investment and development banks, as well as concessionaires, corporations and domestic and international investment funds.

Strengths Market commentators highlight the team for its broad-ranging transactional abilities, as one asserts: "I consider Hernández & Cía. Abogados to be a great firm in Peru for assistance with project financing and capital markets matters, as well as corporate and M&A deals."

Work highlights Represented Santander in a USD200 million financing granted to Concesionaria Vial Sierra Norte for the construction and operation of an 875 km highway.

Significant clients Terminal Internacional del Sur, Vanguard International Group, Citibank, The Carlyle Group, Highbridge Capital Management.

Notable practitioners

Juan Luis Hernández is lauded by market commentators as a "great lawyer in this field." He has a broad-ranging practice, with expertise spanning banking and finance transactions, regulatory mandates and capital markets. His recent experience includes advising on syndicated credit facilities, debt restructurings and refinancings for major financial entities, investment funds and international corporations.

José Manuel Abastos is extolled by one interviewee, who declares: "He is one of our go-to lawyers in Peru, with experience in a variety of transactions." He is particularly well versed in domestic and cross-border project financing matters.

Diego Carrión is a recognised player in the Peruvian banking and finance market, with particular expertise in corporate and acquisition financing. He predominantly assists well-known international corporations and investment funds.

Alfredo Filomeno Ramírez is a "good lawyer in the domestic market," according to sources. He is notably well positioned to represent state-owned financial entities in a variety of financing transactions.

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

This firm’s practice covers a wide range of areas in finance such as project finance, commercial and investment banking, loans and syndicated loans, structured finance and security structures. The firm advised Chubb Seguros in the restructuring of a debt it held with Graña y Montero S.A.A. (‘GyM’), resulting from the execution of a surety bond issued by Chubb

Seguros securing Gasoducto Sur Peruano in favor of the Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Republic of Peru.

In addition, the firm advised Terminal Internacional del Sur S.A. – TISUR - in the Project Financing of US$280

MM provided by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, New York Branch, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Natixis New York Branch, for the expansion of the Matarani Port.

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Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Fátima De Romaña and Jorge Lazo
- 4 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly recognised practice group with considerable experience assisting with a range of bilateral and syndicated credit facilities. Often retained to handle cross-border and domestic transactions for a variety of clients, including borrowers and lenders. Additionally well positioned to represent clients in regulatory mandates.

Strengths Clients appreciate the banking and finance practice at the firm, as one acclaims: "The lawyers are very collaborative at all times and work diligently. They help to find solutions and are meticulous in their assessments and responses. We particularly value the team's experience and knowledge of regulatory mandates."

Work highlights Advised the Inter-American Investment Corporation on the negotiation of a USD13.4 million medium-term loan agreement granted to Los Portales.

Significant clients LarrainVial, Banco Financiero, Itaú CorpBanca, Interbank, COFIDE.

Notable practitioners

According to one client, Fátima De Romaña is "super-good - she is fast at understanding the client's needs and provides good solutions." She has considerable experience assisting domestic and international financial entities with complex credit structures.

Jorge Lazo is considered by commentators to be a "voice of experience in this field." One goes on to affirm: "He has in-depth knowledge of a wide range of banking and finance matters, which is very helpful." He has expertise in a variety of complex transactions for clients, including state-owned and governmental entities.

Freddy Escobar Rozas is valued by clients, who say he is "a very good and reliable practitioner." He centres his practice on secured and unsecured loan facilities, with experience acting for both lenders and borrowers.

Up-and-coming partner Bruno Gonzáles is held in high esteem by clients, with one highlighting "his experience advising investment funds and banks," while another singles out "his availability and responsiveness." He handles both transactional and regulatory mandates.

About the Team (content provided by Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados)



The area of banking, finance and capital markets provides counsel to companies in the different funding operations in the financial system and/or through capital markets. Thus, our area is ready to provide counsel in direct financial matters, credits, unions, subordinate credits, financial derivatives, trusts, issuances of shares, issuances of bonds of different natures according to the needs and characteristics of each client, title operations, financial operations of public and private projects, as well as stock market intermediation.

Furthermore, Lazo, De Romaña & CMB provides agents participating in banking, stock markets and capital markets with counsel in regulation processes and relationship to the control entities of the State so that such agents can meet legal local and international standards.

We have cross-functional teams that provide counsel to the financial agents and those of capital markets in the creation of new products. The area of Banking, Finance and Capital Market also offers counsel on topics of mutual funds and investments.




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Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Andrés Kuan-Veng Cabrejo
- 5 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Significant banking and finance practice with long-standing experience advising on a variety of regulatory and transactional mandates. Expertise spans acquisition and project financing, with the team often assisting both borrowers and lenders with syndicated and secured loan arrangements.

Strengths A client considers the firm to have "very good lawyers that are committed to the client and with a remarkably complete understanding of the issues they handle. They additionally possess the ability to see issues from the client's perspective, with an extraordinary focus on detail."

Work highlights Acted for Banco General Panama on several working capital loans, totalling over USD50 million.

Significant clients Arca Continental, BBVA Banco Continental, SuAval Chile, Morgan Stanley, Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior.

Notable practitioners

Andrés Kuan-Veng Cabrejo "provides an excellent service," according to clients, who go on to highlight him for "his experience and knowledge of business structures, as well as his proactive approach to finding solutions." He is well versed in international mandates, often assisting clients from the Chilean market in particular.

Gillian Paredes Guerrero "is a dedicated lawyer with an in-depth understanding of the issues she handles," according to clients. They go on to praise her for "her ability to push the transaction forward."

Associate-to-watch Guillermo Flores Borda is described by clients as a "very intelligent and competent lawyer." Another says that "he always responds in a timely manner and with an accurate answer."

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

We specialize in international and domestic financial transactions related to the different sectors of the economy. We provide legal advice on international security offerings (i.e. Reg. S. 144-A and initial public offerings -IPOs), domestic security offerings (bonds, commercial papers and asset securitization), investment fund structuring, listing of companies on the stock exchange (national or foreign companies), broker advice, bank regulation (including the incorporation of banks), financial derivatives, and compliance with money laundering regulations. 

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Miguel Ronceros
- 9 partners
- 16 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong regional firm with a well-known banking and finance practice often acting for lenders and borrowers on complex transactions. Has experience handling cross-border secured and unsecured loans, including syndicated lending. Particularly strong in project financing and regulatory banking matters.

Strengths A client singles out the team for its "common sense, practical approach and availability. They have the capacity to go into detail but don't waste time with inconsequential points."

Work highlights Assisted COFIDE and Banco de Crédito del Perú with a USD33 million financing to Empresa Generación Eléctrica Santa Ana for the repayment of USD22 million debt to BBVA Banco Continental and the financing of the construction of a hydroelectric power plant.

Significant clients MetLife, Graña & Montero, Aeropuertos del Perú, Banco Sabadell, Banco de la Nación.

Notable practitioners

Ronald Fernández-Dávila is considered by market commentators to be a "strong lawyer" in this field. He is particularly well positioned to assist both financial entities and corporate clients from the energy and natural resources and infrastructure sectors with complex project and acquisition financings.

Miguel Ronceros is recognised by market sources for his expertise in project financing transactions. He has advised major players from the transportation, energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as leading international investment and development banks.

Ignacio López de Romaña has considerable experience advising clients on banking and finance mandates, with noteworthy strength in project financing. He has assisted with a number of deals involving syndicated credit facilities and securities offerings.

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

The Banking, Finance and Capital Markets area provides advice in financial transaction and in regulatory issues to financial entities, as well as to sponsors and borrowers, in each case local and foreign.

In relation to its participation in financial transactions, the firm has broad experience in banking, capital market and structured finance transactions. Among such transactions, we can mention the following, for which there are specialized lawyers in each of the jurisdictions:

       Project financing;

       Corporate financing, including acquisition financing;

       Asset financing, including aircraft financing;

       Debt and equity issuances in both local and international markets;

       Structuring Collateral

       Financial due diligence in respect of both banking and non banking entities;

       Structuring of mutual investment funds and private equity funds;

       Securitizations and creation of structured instruments;

       Derivative transactions

As to regulatory issues, the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets area provides advice in a wide range of processes before the regulatory authorities, including, among others, the structuring of products, the incorporation of financial entities and the authorization for the acquisition, merger and/or division of such entities. It also represents local and foreign financial entities in all kind of administrative proceeding before the supervising authorities.

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CMS GRAU - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Juan Carlos Escudero Velando
- 1 partner
- 14 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Recognised banking and finance practice with standout strength in matters related to the energy, mining, real estate and infrastructure sectors. Project finance and debt refinance deals are areas of particular expertise. Routinely advises on secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated loans.

Strengths Clients praise the firm for "having a good understanding of how lenders can achieve secure positions on assets and properties. We are pleased with their overall performance."

Work highlights Represented Fondo de Inversión Inmobiliario Credicorp, as lender, in a USD22 million financing granted to Northing for the development of a real estate project.

Significant clients FMO, DEG, Westpac, Interbank, Silver Wheaton.

Notable practitioners

Juan Carlos Escudero Velando is valued by a client for his ability to "quickly understand the needs and objectives and his clients, as well as providing clear explanations of the Peruvian banking regulatory framework."

Associate-to-watch Miguel Viale Leo is highly regarded by interviewees for "his client service and professional, expert and timely advice." He is additionally acknowledged for his strength in project finance.

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CMS Grau Banking and Finance Practice advises clients from all types of extractive, commercial and industrial divisions, specialising on financing mining projects, energy and renewable energy projects, oil & gas, infrastructure investments and concessions, as well as real estate projects and retail financing.

The solid and diversified client portfolio of CMS Grau composed by both local and foreign clients, in addition to the experience and well-rounded training of the team members – whom have previous experience as in-house lawyers in banks, hotel chains and trustee´s companies – allows CMS Grau to offer a comprehensive approach and advisory services tailored to the client’s needs. Moreover, such experience plus the number of members of the team allows CMS Grau to satisfy the clients' expectations regarding executive, concise and efficient solutions to their issues. As a result, CMS Grau focuses not only on the individual transaction and financing, but in all aspects of legal and tax implications associated with each operation.

The Banking and Finance Practice offers advice on different kinds of financing: banking, stock market, equity and projects through various financial and legal structures, with significant experience in financing operations with a cross border component. 

CMS Grau is a regular advisor for international and local financial institutions such as, respectively, DEG, CAF and FMO and Credicorp Capital, Interbank and Banco Falabella. 

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DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Sergio Barboza and Ricardo Escobar
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Visible practice most notably active in project finance and regulatory banking mandates. Maintains an impressive roster of investment and development banks, advising them on loans to companies in the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Bilateral and syndicated credit facilities are areas of particular strength.

Strengths Clients appreciate the service provided by the firm, with one saying: "It is extremely good. The team is very responsive and always willing to help with issues, even those that go beyond legal matters. They are responsive, efficient and professional."

Work highlights Counselled Proparco on a USD10 million secured loan to finance Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Pacífico's lending activities.

Significant clients Gasoducto Sur Peruano, Inter-American Development Bank, Inter-American Investment Corporation, Corporación Andina de Fomento, Bank of China.

Notable practitioners

Sergio Barboza "is business-oriented and always available," according to one source, while another asserts that he "finds creative solutions to problems and gets very involved in the matters." He has a broad-spanning practice, covering banking regulatory mandates, as well as financing transactions for a roster of domestic and international clients.

Ricardo Escobar is well recognised by interviewees for his "sound practice" in this field, with them particularly singling out his strength in financing mandates. Clients value "his in-depth experience, availability, attention to detail and level of involvement." He has a noteworthy focus on project financing.

Associate-to-watch Melissa Padilla is held in high esteem by clients, with one noting that she "provides top-quality advice, is client-focused and has outstanding knowledge of the Peruvian market."

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Arbe Abogados Corporativos Financieros - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Heads of department: César Arbe, Francisco Gálvez and Jessica Valdivia
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced assisting clients hailing from the real estate, energy and construction sectors with local and cross-border loan agreements. Has further abilities advising financial institutions on credit facilities, such as syndicated and secured loans.

Strengths A client is quick to enthuse: "The team provides a good service - we particularly appreciate the clarity of its analysis of the problem or scenario and the quality of its proposals."

Work highlights Advised Inmobiliaria HMC Perú on a joint venture with My Home Organización Inmobiliaria and Inveb Inmobiliaria for the development of housing projects in Lima.

Significant clients Inmobiliaria HMC Perú.

Notable practitioners

César Arbe receives market recognition for his practice in this field, with one client declaring: "He has extensive knowledge of the local and international regulations in this field, which allows him to competently handle cross-border issues."

About the Team (content provided by Arbe Abogados Corporativos Financieros)

Arbe Abogados represents financial institutions - including commercial, merchant, and investment banks; insurance companies; investment funds; leading, placement, administrative, collateral and other agents in a facility; trust companies-as well as borrowers, lessees and other capital users, in a broad range of commercial financing transactions.

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De Bracamonte, Haaker, Castellares Abogados - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Christian Castellares and Ricardo Haaker
- 2 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Key banking and finance practice assisting lenders and borrowers with loan agreements, with a focus on project financing credit facilities. Additionally well versed in trust structures, often advising funds, as well as banks and companies.

Strengths Clients acknowledge the team's strength in this field, asserting: "The lawyers' advice and solutions always meet our expectations. Moreover, they offer their clients a very personal and direct service, always keeping us updated about the progress of the issues they're handling."

Work highlights Acted for Interbank on a USD30 million mid-term loan granted to Pesquera Diamante.

Significant clients San Martín Contratistas Generales, Banco Santander Perú, COFIDE, Corporación Agrícola Olmos, Peruvian Ministry of Energy & Mines.

Notable practitioners

Ricardo Haaker is highlighted by clients for his "ability to analyse complex financial structures." He has considerable experience in this market, regularly acting for financial institutions, corporations and regulatory bodies.

Christian Castellares "is a renowned lawyer with great experience in banking and finance transactions," according to a client, who continues: "His commercial awareness and negotiation skills are outstanding."

Associate-to-watch Luis Fernando Edwards is well regarded by clients, with one noting: "We trust his advice and appreciate that he is always available to support any requirement we may have."

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García Sayán Abogados - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Luis Gastañeta Alayza
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active team with a recognised practice acting for lenders on a variety of financing transactions. Supports a roster of domestic and foreign development and investment banks as well as corporate clients from industries including agriculture and mining.

Strengths "García Sayán Abogados is a highly recognised firm in Peru, due to both the professionalism of the team, as well as its reputation as a solid law firm," according to a client.

Work highlights Represented Standard Chartered Bank in the refinancing agreement for a USD120 million loan granted to Compañía Minera Chinalco.

Significant clients Credicorp Capital, DEG, FMO, IFC, AFD.

Notable practitioners

Luis Gastañeta Alayza is a well-known player in the Peruvian banking and finance market, with one client singling him out as "a good lawyer who gets involved in the transactions and has considerable experience in this field." Another declares: "He knows the market well and provides excellent responses in a timely manner." He is very experienced providing counsel to development banks investing in Peru.

About the Team (content provided by García Sayán Abogados)

Our firm has more than 120 years since its creation and more than 50 years with its current name, structure. Such circumstance has allowed us to have a very important portfolio of clients related to the financing industry such as IFC (more than 50 years with us), DEG, Standard Chartered, Proparco, AGENCE FRANCAISE DE DEVELOPPEMENT (AFD), Credicorp Capital Servicios Financieros, Banco de Crédito del Peru, etc.  

Our main characteristic continues to be the protection of our client’s interest, to simplify the legal problems that appear in each transaction and not make a snowball nor prepare a lot of documents to solve them as many times it occurs.  We are very straight-forward. Our clients like how we manage negotiations on legal issues and our flexibility to solve problems, be cost efficient and time efficient.

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Estudio Olaechea - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Jesús Matos and Carlo Viacava
- 3 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Dynamic team with a recognised presence in the market and noteworthy strength acting on private equity matters. Well positioned to advise on regulatory mandates, as well as credit facilities for asset managers, commercial and private banks and a variety of funds.

Strengths The firm is lauded by clients, with one affirming: "Estudio Olaechea has an amazing team that always help to solve our legal and commercial issues. They respond on time, have an understanding of our company and provide a good client service."

Work highlights Provided Fidelity Investments with regulatory advice regarding the disclosure obligations and investment limits applicable to shareholders of Peruvian financial companies operating under the framework of the Superintendence of Banking, Insurance & Private Pension Funds.

Significant clients BlackRock, HSBC, BBH, Profuturo AFP, Goldman Sachs.

Notable practitioners

Carlo Viacava is praised by clients and peers alike for his involvement in regulatory matters, with one asserting: "He gives sound advice and has the capacity to see the bigger picture; he is our go-to lawyer for regulatory issues."

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Rubio Leguía Normand - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Carlos Arata
- 2 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Significant practice group with considerable strength acting on acquisition and project finance mandates. Has abilities in domestic and international credit facilities, often assisting banks and multilateral credit agencies, as well as borrowers from sectors including energy and natural resources.

Strengths Clients endorse the firm's abilities when handling complex matters, with one citing: "The team is good; the lawyers are on top of things and they adapt to the client's rhythm."

Work highlights Advised Banco de Crédito del Perú, as lender, on the granting of a USD250 million non-recourse loan to Gre Ves for the financing of the construction of the first and second stage of an industrial logistic park.

Significant clients Minera Chinalco, Interbank, BBVA Banco Continental, Banco Sabadell, JPMorgan Chase.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Carlos Arata is recognised by market commentators for his expertise and activity in this sector. He assists clients from a variety of industries, including infrastructure, retail, energy and mining, with financing structures.

About the Team (content provided by Rubio Leguía Normand)

Frequent work with national and international financial entities has enabled us to consolidate our position as one of the leading Peruvian law firms in the banking and financial area. Our practice includes advice in bilateral loans and syndicated loans, structured finance and sophisticated security structures, securitizations and derivative transactions on the local and international market.

In addition to corporate borrowers, key recurrent clients of our firm include all major international and domestic banks involved in Peru, as well as multilateral institutions, such as Credit Suisse, Bank of America, JP Morgan, Citibank, BBVA, Bank of Tokyo, Sumitomo, Scotiabank, Santander, BTG Pactual, Interbank, ICBC, Interbank, Banco de Crédito del Perú, Corporación Andina de Fomento – CAF, among others.

During the last year our firm has advised China Development Bank in granting a credit facility to Shougang, Triple Flag Mining in a stream transaction with Minera Milpo, Banco de Crédito del Perú in the financing of the development of a logistic center, JP Morgan in granting a credit facility to a local company, Chinalco in the negotiation of different credit facilities for a total amount of approximately US$ 600 millions, BBVA Banco Continental in the financial of a transmission line, among other relevant transactions.

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Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources are full of praise for Óscar Arrús's practice in this field, as one client highlights: "He is one of the top lawyers in Peru." He is singled out for his expertise in financing, with interviewees mentioning his focus on project financing mandates in particular. Arrús is regularly retained by both major international investment banks, as well as concessionaires and corporations.

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Juan Luis Avendaño Cisneros

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "excellent" Juan Luis Avendaño Cisneros is widely endorsed by clients and peers alike. He is considered to be "particularly good in financing transactions," with one client commenting that they are "always impressed by him." He has long-standing experience in the market, with expertise spanning the full range of financing deals, alongside an in-depth knowledge of banking regulatory matters.

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Jean Paul Chabaneix

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Jean Paul Chabaneix "has a great knowledge of the market," according to clients. They also highlight his "excellent organisation," and single him out for his experience assisting with transactions related to the infrastructure sector in particular. His practice spans a range of financings, often acting for global banking institutions. He led the team on the aforementioned Banco de Crédito del Perú, Interbank and COFIDE work highlight.

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Juan Luis Hernández

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Luis Hernández is lauded by market commentators as a "great lawyer in this field." He has a broad-ranging practice, with expertise spanning banking and finance transactions, regulatory mandates and capital markets. His recent experience includes advising on syndicated credit facilities, debt restructurings and refinancings for major financial entities, investment funds and international corporations.

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Diego Peschiera Mifflin

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Diego Peschiera Mifflin is a highly recognised figure within the Peruvian market, with interviewees highlighting his financing practice in particular. He is well versed in both transactional and regulatory mandates within this field, with experience advising on syndicated credit facilities to finance projects, as well as corporate loans related to debt restructuring and refinancing.

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Band 2

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are impressed by department head Rafael Alcázar's "knowledge of regulatory mandates in the country." Another goes on to highlight "his ability to see beyond the transaction and his flexibility to adapt to unexpected changes." They also say: "He looks for creative solutions to complex problems that suit the interests of both parties." He has considerable experience assisting with a variety of financings, including bridge and syndicated loans.

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Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pablo Berckholtz maintains a respected practice in the banking and finance market and is praised by his clients, who say: "He is very good - he has the expertise in this practice area that we need." He has considerable experience acting for major financial institutions on corporate and project financings, with additional expertise in regulatory mandates related to these transactions.

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Luis Gastañeta Alayza

García Sayán Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Gastañeta Alayza is a well-known player in the Peruvian banking and finance market, with one client singling him out as "a good lawyer who gets involved in the transactions and has considerable experience in this field." Another declares: "He knows the market well and provides excellent responses in a timely manner." He is very experienced providing counsel to development banks investing in Peru.

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Band 2

José Antonio Payet

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Antonio Payet receives strong feedback from market commentators, who say he deserves the best recognition. "He is one of the more experienced lawyers in the market," according to a client, who adds: "He is the lawyer I go to when I have very complex issues." He is well versed in a variety of banking, finance and corporate mandates.

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Juan José Cárdenas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan José Cárdenas is recognised by market commentators for his expertise handling financing mandates, with a particular focus on project-related transactions. He acts for a number of domestic and international clients, most often hailing from the energy and infrastructure sectors.

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Juan Carlos de los Heros Echecopar

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

A client singles out Juan Carlos de los Heros Echecopar for his strength in financing transactions, most notably those related to the projects sector, describing him as an "amazing lawyer with great expertise." He is regularly called upon to advise financial institutions in their capacity as lenders, as well as various corporations on the borrower side of transactions.

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Fátima De Romaña

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to one client, Fátima De Romaña is "super-good - she is fast at understanding the client's needs and provides good solutions." She has considerable experience assisting domestic and international financial entities with complex credit structures.

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Band 3

DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ricardo Escobar is well recognised by interviewees for his "sound practice" in this field, with them particularly singling out his strength in financing mandates. Clients value "his in-depth experience, availability, attention to detail and level of involvement." He has a noteworthy focus on project financing.

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Ronald Fernández-Dávila

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ronald Fernández-Dávila is considered by market commentators to be a "strong lawyer" in this field. He is particularly well positioned to assist both financial entities and corporate clients from the energy and natural resources and infrastructure sectors with complex project and acquisition financings.

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Band 3

Andrés Kuan-Veng Cabrejo

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Andrés Kuan-Veng Cabrejo "provides an excellent service," according to clients, who go on to highlight him for "his experience and knowledge of business structures, as well as his proactive approach to finding solutions." He is well versed in international mandates, often assisting clients from the Chilean market in particular.

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Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jorge Lazo is considered by commentators to be a "voice of experience in this field." One goes on to affirm: "He has in-depth knowledge of a wide range of banking and finance matters, which is very helpful." He has expertise in a variety of complex transactions for clients, including state-owned and governmental entities.

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Roberto MacLean M

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Roberto MacLean is "experienced, highly committed and proactive," in addition to "immediately understanding situations," according to a client. He has knowledge of matters across the banking and finance spectrum, with a particular practice focus on project financings.

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Fernando Molina is a well-known player in the Peruvian legal market, with market commentators singling him out for his expertise in project financing. He has in-depth knowledge of mandates related to both the energy and natural resources industry and the infrastructure sector.

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José Miguel Puiggrós

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "exceptional" department head José Miguel Puiggrós is valued by interviewees for being "very client-focused and having excellent commercial awareness." They go on to note that "he has a lot of talent in this sector, as well as a good deal of experience. He is patient and works well alongside his clients."

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Miguel Ronceros is recognised by market sources for his expertise in project financing transactions. He has advised major players from the transportation, energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as leading international investment and development banks.

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gino Sangalli is held in high esteem by sources for "his regulatory banking expertise." He has considerable knowledge of a variety of transactional and advisory mandates, with recent experience including assisting clients with liquidation processes and debt restructurings.

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Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Thomas Thorndike is highly recommended by clients, who describe him as a "very experienced lawyer in corporate financings." Another goes on to appreciate that he "is very involved, available and delivers work on time." He is well positioned to represent both borrowers and lenders in a variety of transactions.

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Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eduardo Vega receives praise from clients for his banking and finance practice, as one remarks: "He not only has vast experience, but also good knowledge of the common problems that usually arise in this field." He is well placed to advise major international financial entities on the structuring of complex transactions.

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José Manuel Abastos

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Manuel Abastos is extolled by one interviewee, who declares: "He is one of our go-to lawyers in Peru, with experience in a variety of transactions." He is particularly well versed in domestic and cross-border project financing matters.

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Marco Alarcón Piana

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Marco Alarcón Piana has considerable knowledge of financings, advising companies from a variety of industries. He is acknowledged by a client as "an experienced lawyer who provides alternative solutions that clearly fit with the needs of his clients, and he aligns his efforts to achieve their objectives."

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Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients note that Sergio Amiel has a "strong knowledge of domestic and international transactions, including M&A and corporate finance." He has experience in a number of different financing structures often involving securities.

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Band 4

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Susan Castillo is described by clients as a lawyer that "gives 100%, is detail-oriented, highly involved and easy to reach." She centres her practice on financings and corporate mandates, with considerable experience in cross-border transactions.

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Band 4

Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis has standout activity in the project financing space and is considered by market sources to have a "client-oriented" practice. His client roster includes investment trusts, financial institutions and corporations.

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Band 4

Freddy Escobar Rozas

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Freddy Escobar Rozas is valued by clients, who say he is "a very good and reliable practitioner." He centres his practice on secured and unsecured loan facilities, with experience acting for both lenders and borrowers.

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Band 4

Juan Carlos Escudero Velando

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Carlos Escudero Velando is valued by a client for his ability to "quickly understand the needs and objectives and his clients, as well as providing clear explanations of the Peruvian banking regulatory framework."

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Band 4

De Bracamonte, Haaker, Castellares Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ricardo Haaker is highlighted by clients for his "ability to analyse complex financial structures." He has considerable experience in this market, regularly acting for financial institutions, corporations and regulatory bodies.

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Band 4

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eduardo López receives praise from clients, who believe that he "stands out" for his practice in this area, and go on to mention: "He is a very good negotiator." He is particularly well placed to act on project, corporate and acquisition financing, as well as debt refinancing.

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Band 4

Luis Enrique Palacios

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Enrique Palacios is a highly regarded practitioner in the market, with clients highlighting "his knowledge and ability to stay ahead of the game." He centres his practice on project financing, often advising both corporations and financial entities.

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Band 4

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alberto Rebaza is considered to be a solid lawyer for transactional mandates, as he is seen by clients to be "very helpful for closing deals and able to handle the more complex issues." He regularly assists with corporate financing, including M&A deals.

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Band 4

Carlos Saco-Vertiz

BBGS Sacovertiz & Landerer

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carlos Saco-Vertiz of Sacovertiz & Landerer is widely recognised in the market. Clients praise his debt structuring abilities and other interviewees single out "his financing experience and sound technical knowledge."

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Band 5

Arbe Abogados Corporativos Financieros

From the Chambers Latin America guide

César Arbe receives market recognition for his practice in this field, with one client declaring: "He has extensive knowledge of the local and international regulations in this field, which allows him to competently handle cross-border issues."

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Band 5

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Diego Carrión is a recognised player in the Peruvian banking and finance market, with particular expertise in corporate and acquisition financing. He predominantly assists well-known international corporations and investment funds.

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Band 5

Christian Castellares

De Bracamonte, Haaker, Castellares Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Christian Castellares "is a renowned lawyer with great experience in banking and finance transactions," according to a client, who continues: "His commercial awareness and negotiation skills are outstanding."

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Band 5

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Cúneo is considered by market commentators to be "a good leader in transactions." He has an in-depth knowledge of project and acquisition financing, with a focus on assisting clients from the mining and energy sectors.

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Band 5

Juan Antonio Egüez

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Antonio Egüez is recognised by clients for his practice in this area, with one considering him to be "a detailed lawyer, who gives sound advice and gets very involved in transactions." They add: "He is incredibly responsive and very reliable."

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Band 5

Alfredo Filomeno Ramírez

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alfredo Filomeno Ramírez is a "good lawyer in the domestic market," according to sources. He is notably well positioned to represent state-owned financial entities in a variety of financing transactions.

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Band 5

Ignacio López de Romaña

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ignacio López de Romaña has considerable experience advising clients on banking and finance mandates, with noteworthy strength in project financing. He has assisted with a number of deals involving syndicated credit facilities and securities offerings.

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Band 5

José Francisco Meier

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Francisco Meier is valued by clients, with one asserting: "He has considerable experience in financings," while another praises "his technical expertise, good judgement and level-headed approach to matters."

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Band 5

Gillian Paredes Guerrero

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gillian Paredes Guerrero "is a dedicated lawyer with an in-depth understanding of the issues she handles," according to clients. They go on to praise her for "her ability to push the transaction forward."

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Band 5

Estudio Olaechea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carlo Viacava is praised by clients and peers alike for his involvement in regulatory matters, with one asserting: "He gives sound advice and has the capacity to see the bigger picture; he is our go-to lawyer for regulatory issues."

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Up and Coming

Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Carlos Arata is recognised by market commentators for his expertise and activity in this sector. He assists clients from a variety of industries, including infrastructure, retail, energy and mining, with financing structures.

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Up and Coming

Rafael Berckholtz

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Rafael Berckholtz is a recognised player in the Peruvian market, with his strengths lying in credit and financing transactions for a variety of banks and corporations.

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Up and Coming

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Bruno Gonzáles is held in high esteem by clients, with one highlighting "his experience advising investment funds and banks," while another singles out "his availability and responsiveness." He handles both transactional and regulatory mandates.

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Star Associate

Gabriela Dañino Sinclair

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Extraordinary" star associate Gabriela Dañino Sinclair is praised by clients for her "solid legal grounding, good experience and great service." They also value that "she provides clear and simple answers."

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Associates to watch

Álvaro Del Valle

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators report that associate-to-watch Álvaro Del Valle is "a good lawyer," and they go on to highlight him for his "responsiveness, precision and clarity." He centres his practice on financing transactions.

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Associates to watch

Luis Fernando Edwards

De Bracamonte, Haaker, Castellares Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Luis Fernando Edwards is well regarded by clients, with one noting: "We trust his advice and appreciate that he is always available to support any requirement we may have."

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Associates to watch

Guillermo Flores Borda

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Guillermo Flores Borda is described by clients as a "very intelligent and competent lawyer." Another says that "he always responds in a timely manner and with an accurate answer."

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Associates to watch

Jorge Fuentes Tamagno

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators see associate-to-watch Jorge Fuentes Tamagno as a "very active practitioner" in the Peruvian market, and they appreciate that "he is doing good work in the banking and finance field."

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Associates to watch

Luis Ernesto Marín

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Luis Ernesto Marín is highly regarded by clients. One of them says: "He gives thorough advice and knows the banking industry well," before adding: "I like to work with him; he is a very good associate."

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Associates to watch

DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Melissa Padilla is held in high esteem by clients, with one noting that she "provides top-quality advice, is client-focused and has outstanding knowledge of the Peruvian market."

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Associates to watch

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Miguel Viale Leo is highly regarded by interviewees for "his client service and professional, expert and timely advice." He is additionally acknowledged for his strength in project finance.

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