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Banking & Finance — Peru


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

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding department benefiting from significant experience handling high-level, multijurisdictional matters. Enjoys experience advising on a variety of syndicated credit facilities. Frequently sought out by key lenders, both domestic and international, as well as various companies deriving from the infrastructure and hospitality industries. Team also offers notable expertise in regulatory banking mandates.

Strengths Clients laud the firm's service, commenting: "It is excellent; the opinions they give are always highly accurate and explained clearly. Truthfully they couldn't get any better."

Another interviewee enthuses: "For complex, cross-border transactions they are my first choice. They provide close support and are very involved in the day-to-day work; they also manage complicated closings well."

Work highlight Represented VINCI Highways in obtaining a syndicated ten-year loan to finance the construction of the Vía Expresa Línea Amarilla. The matter was valued at USD65 million.

Notable practitioners

Pablo Berckholtz continues to be lauded by clients, who comment: "He is always available when we need him." He has a broad banking and finance practice, advising on both transactional and regulatory mandates. Berckholtz is frequently retained by major multinational investment banks and prestigious corporate borrowers.

Juan Carlos de los Heros Echecopar is recognised as a skilled and active practitioner by market commentators. He handles an array of transactional mandates, with particular expertise in syndicated credit agreements to finance projects. He is experienced representing major companies, as borrowers, and notable financial institutions, as lenders.

Marco Alarcón Piana regularly advises significant national banks as well as multilateral lenders on a variety of finance mandates involving medium-term loan facilities. One source comments: "He knows his stuff; he has real expertise. He is also friendly and looks after his clients."

Javier Castro Salinas is a highly experienced practitioner within the Peruvian banking and finance arena. He offers clients specialised knowledge of regulatory banking issues and is praised by clients for his commitment to good service and ensuring that all deadlines are met.

Associate-to-watch Luis Ernesto Marín earns plaudits from market sources, who underline his activity and capabilities in the banking and finance arena. One client considers him a "hands-on and very co-operative lawyer."

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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Garrigues - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Admired international firm with a dynamic banking and finance department. Actively involved in major transactions, including corporate and acquisition finance deals. Also has particular strength in project finance involving syndicated credit facilities, particularly in the mining, infrastructure, gas and electricity sectors. Routinely instructed by leading financial entities along with prestigious project development companies.

Strengths Clients are impressed by the team's capabilities, commenting: "The service is excellent, they have an invaluable level of experience in project finance and the partners provide great service because they are always readily available."

Other sources highlight the team's efficiency and thoroughness, with one interviewee stating: "They are always available for consultations and they respond immediately. Their advice is always well substantiated and legally solid, which means we can be sure about the decisions we take."

Work highlight Assisted Citibank and J.P. Morgan with the provision of financing to Eckerd Peru for the acquisition of Quicorp. The matter was valued at USD1 billion.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed practice head Oscar Arrús "has a wealth of experience and it is highly valuable to have a lawyer at your side who has dealt with so many similar transactions before, especially when you need to negotiate specific points relating to certain structures," report sources. He has significant expertise in a plethora of project finance mandates, and is regularly sought out by major concessionaires and multinational financial entities.

Sergio Amiel comes highly recommended by clients, who remark: "He is extremely capable and has a strong command of banking and finance matters. He can resolve issues with ease, is very client-friendly and always pushes towards the finish line." Another source describes him as "a talented and experienced lawyer with a brilliant mind."

Clients are impressed by Thomas Thorndike and regard him as "an excellent, experienced and very able lawyer." One source commends his highly detailed approach, while another states: "He is dynamic and strives to solve issues in a practical and efficient way. He is always available to bounce ideas off and to come up with new business opportunities."

Partner José Francisco Meier continues to be well regarded by market sources. He acts on various transactional mandates with particular know-how in project finance. He routinely represents prestigious banking groups.

Associate-to-watch Jorge Fuentes Tamagno is very active in a range of project and acquisition finance mandates. He has experience assisting major local and international lenders and corporate borrowers.

Associate-to-watch Diego Harman earns plaudits from clients, one of whom lauds his knowledge of New York law. Another market source commends his "fantastic service" and describes him as "highly professional, very organised and prompt in his responses."

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Miranda & Amado Abogados - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Top-tier banking and finance department regularly involved in an array of complex, cross-border mandates, spanning corporate refinancing, acquisition and project finance. Has additional expertise handling regulatory matters, such as the issuing of electric money. Acts as lender's counsel to a roster of major local and international banks and other multinational financial institutions. Also represents prestigious corporations acting as borrowers.

Strengths One client underlines the firm's strength in complex financing, commenting: "We have had a great experience with them. The team is very capable and their research is extensive and of a high-quality. They are one of the best firms in the market."

Others also single out the firm's efficient client service and reputation as a leading player in the field.

Work highlight Advised Natixis and ABN AMRO on the refinancing of a credit facility for Trafigura Peru. The matter was valued at USD475 million.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Juan Luis Avendaño Cisneros maintains his reputation as a frontrunner in the Peruvian banking and finance arena. Interviewees describe him as a "prestigious" figure in the market, with one client commenting: "He is able, a pleasure to work with and highly intelligent." He boasts ample expertise in a plethora of transactional mandates, including complex structured finance work. He also possesses a solid understanding of regulatory banking issues.

Rafael Corzo maintains his reputation as an outstanding regulatory practitioner. He garners effusive praise from peers, who regard him as "an institution" and "one of the most knowledgeable and dedicated specialists." Clients are equally impressed, reporting: "We feel so comfortable working with him because he has a great knowledge of Peruvian finance laws and is skilled and determined."

Head of department José Miguel Puiggrós is appreciated by clients for his proactive approach and "the great solutions" he proposes in negotiations. He is regularly retained by major lenders to assist with a range of transactional mandates, including syndicated loans to finance energy and real estate projects.

Associate Gabriela Dañino Sinclair is well regarded by peers, who describe her as "a great lawyer." Clients share this view, with one source commenting: "She's very bright, I like working with her." She routinely assists significant banks with various loan agreements.

Sources are impressed by associate-to-watch Álvaro Del Valle with one enthusing: "He is highly capable." He is well positioned to advise national companies, as borrowers, on the negotiation and structuring of loans.

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)

What the team is known for Acclaimed practice active in a range of local and multijurisdictional transactions. Expertise encompasses structured finance, secured and unsecured syndicated loans, and debt recognition agreements. Boasts notable experience advising on project finance related to the renewable energy and mining sectors. Maintains a prestigious clientele, featuring major banking groups and investment funds as well as renowned companies.

Strengths Clients endorse the firm's bench, with one source noting: "They have a highly capable team comprising top-level professionals," before adding: "The service is really very good, they give us accurate solutions to different issues and meet deadlines."

Another interviewee reports: "We feel very comfortable working with them because they have an excellent team of partners who get very involved in the transactions."

Work highlight Acted as lender's counsel to China Development Bank in a structured financing granted to Hydro Global Peru for the construction and operation of a 209 MW hydro power plant. The matter was valued at USD365 million.

Notable practitioners

Name partner José Antonio Payet co-heads the firm's banking and finance practice. He is admired by peers and clients alike, with one source underlining his skill and dedication: "Apart from being a highly capable lawyer, he is very committed and takes on your project as if it were his own." He has significant experience across the full spectrum of transactional mandates, with a proven track record in acquisition finance.

Eduardo Vega is well regarded by market observers, with one client describing him as "a very practical lawyer and a highly skilled negotiator." He frequently represents renowned local banks in various lending mandates, including bilateral and syndicated term loans.

Susan Castillo garners praise from clients, one of whom enthuses: "She strikes me as fantastic in financing mandates." Another client values her dedication, reporting: "She is professional and always available and willing to do whatever it takes to achieve our goals in the set time."

José Cúneo is well regarded by clients, one of whom says: "He is very good, very proactive and always gets really involved." He routinely advises major lenders on an assortment of transactional mandates, ranging from acquisition finance to debt refinancing, particularly in relation to the mining sector.

Juan Antonio Egüez earns plaudits from clients, one of whom reports: "This man is a machine! His knowledge and depth of analysis are incredible." Another source values his practical approach. His recent work includes handling a range of financing mandates for Graña y Montero.

Associate-to-watch Alan García enters the rankings after impressing clients with his efficiency and willingness to attend their needs. One source points out: "He is a well-rounded professional who has comprehensive knowledge of the area."

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)

What the team is known for Heavyweight full-service firm boasting a strong banking and finance department. Delivers on an array of project and acquisition financing mandates, involving syndicated term and revolving loans. Also acts on corporate refinancing and restructuring matters. Retained by a prestigious clientele encompassing major investment banks and significant corporate borrowers, particularly in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors.

Strengths A client values the team's approach, reporting: "I think they are leaders in the market because the way they work inspires a lot of confidence. I use them for very important, complex projects."

Another one says: "We consider them one of the best practices in Peru because they are highly able and very dedicated."

Work highlight Represented Trafigura Peru in obtaining a USD475 million revolving facility from Natixis and ABN AMRO.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Jean Paul Chabaneix is regarded by peers as one of the leading banking and finance practitioners. Clients also hold him in high esteem, noting: "We trust him a lot; he provides us with first-rate advice and we value his opinions. He is an important point of reference in the market." He has significant experience representing lenders, including major multilaterals and investment banks. He also advises banks on liquidation processes.

Fernando Molina garners praise from one client who reports: "He is my first port of call because he is practical, works quickly and really understands the particulars of cross-border financing. He always considers our wider interests when giving advice and not simply the specific matter at hand." Another interviewee considers him "a driving force" at the firm.

Partner Eduardo López is well regarded by peers within the banking and finance field. He offers expertise in various transactional mandates, often advising banks on syndicated credit facilities. His recent work highlights include leading the team advising Scotiabank on USD261 million financing granted to Graña y Montero

Luis Enrique Palacios is identified by market sources as a relevant practitioner in this area. His practice encompasses a variety of transactional matters, including corporate refinancing, as well as project and acquisition finance deals often emanating from the energy and natural resources arena.

Gino Sangalli retains a strong reputation amongst market sources, particularly for his expertise in regulatory banking matters. He is experienced in handling liquidation processes for major local banks, and previously served as central manager and legal counsel at Banco Wiese, now Scotiabank Peru.

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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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Regional firm with a well-regarded banking and finance department in Peru. Regularly acts as lender's counsel on a variety of loan arrangements granted by major local and international banking groups. Also boasts significant experience handling project finance mandates for corporate borrowers from the gas, mining and construction industries.

Strengths Market observers commend the team's abilities, stating: "They are highly capable, responsive, bilingual and proactive in identifying issues and developments that might affect our negotiations with the borrower and our ultimate recovery."

Work highlight Assisted BBVA Banco Continental, Banco de Crédito del Perú, Scotiabank, Banco Internacional del Perú - Interbank, Citibank del Perú and Citibank as lenders, with several loan facilities granted to Graña y Montero. The combined value of the matter was USD311 million.

Notable practitioners

Partner Ronald Fernández-Dávila is singled out by one client for his significant expertise in handling finance mandates related to concessions. He is routinely instructed by prestigious banking entities and significant companies from the construction sector to deliver on a range of project finance mandates.

Clients value head of department Miguel Ronceros's dedication and attentiveness, and highlight his significant expertise in finance-related mandates. He also enjoys a strong reputation amongst peers. He frequently advises major investment banks and development agencies on bridge loans to finance projects.

Clients are impressed by Ignacio López de Romaña, with one describing him as "a well-rounded and proactive lawyer who pays attention to the details of transactions without getting lost in them. He is always readily available and has a good understanding of the finance industry and its regulations."

Rafael Puiggrós enters the rankings after impressing clients, with one source stating: "He is a versatile lawyer who is both analytical and detailed, as well as being practical and business-oriented." Another source considers him "highly capable and responsive."

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

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy banking and finance practice delivering on an array of financing and refinancing mandates. Team has notable expertise in project finance and is also experienced in acquisition finance deals. Regularly sought out by significant corporate borrowers from the mining and energy sectors. Also provides counsel to international lenders.

Strengths Interviewees value the team's approach, as one client notes: "The main strengths of the firm are the specialised experience they have in finance-related matters, the quality of their advice and their fast response times. I would highlight that they imbue their legal advice with commercial insight."

Work highlight Represented HudBay Minerals and Hudbay Peru in the restructuring of two credit facilities valued at USD350 million and USD200 million respectively.

Notable practitioners

Sources value head of the practice Rafael Alcázar's ample experience and eagerness to serve the client. One interviewee describes him as "phenomenal," while another observer highlights: "He is a proactive and very attentive lawyer who quickly understands the needs of the company." He has significant expertise in handling project finance mandates on behalf of energy companies.

Juan José Cárdenas is well regarded in the market for his finance practice, particularly in relation to projects. One client underlines the quality of his advice, and adds: "I think he is a well-rounded lawyer with stand-out commercial insight and ample expertise and experience in project finance matters. I would also highlight his skills as a negotiator and his versatility."

Associate-to-watch Cinthia Cánepa impresses clients, who say that "she is detail-oriented, diligent and highly able. She is completely dedicated to the matters at hand and really covered our backs to make sure there would be no problems later on."

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 Capital Partners in the raise of $80 million from Peruvian pension fund managers;
  • 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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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Key department benefiting from experience in a range of banking and finance mandates, such as structured financing, syndicated lending and debt restructuring. Client roster comprises multinational investment banks and funds, as well as a host of corporate borrowers.

Strengths Sources value the firm's service, with one reporting: "They offer a specialised, top-quality service, and the partners have vast experience."

Work highlight Advised Credicorp Capital Servicios Financieros on the structuring of a USD46.8 million credit facility to Electro Dunas and a linked financing worth USD14 million to Peru Power Company.

Notable practitioners

Partner Juan Luis Hernández enjoys a strong reputation in the market. He benefits from ample experience in both transactional and regulatory banking and finance mandates, as well as complementary expertise in capital markets and M&A. Hernández is well versed in assisting with structured financing and debt restructuring for major insurance companies and banking entities.

Partner José Manuel Abastos continues to receive commendations from sources for his activity and capabilities in the banking and finance sphere. He primarily focuses on project financing, but also has experience assisting investment funds and banks with acquisition finance deals.

Alfredo Filomeno Ramírez remains a visible presence in the Peruvian banking and finance arena. He is routinely retained by renowned investment banks and development agencies acting as lenders in major project finance mandates.

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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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Significant banking and finance practice regularly acting as counsel to key local lenders on various credit facility agreements. Frequently sought out by major investment funds, insurance companies and banking groups for assistance with regulatory issues.

Strengths Clients enthuse over the technical capabilities of the team, as one reports: "Their experience in banking matters stands out. I would also highlight their flexibility, efficiency and specialised knowledge of the Peruvian financial system."

Work highlight Advised Banco de Crédito del Perú and Credicorp Capital Servicios Financieros on the structuring and negotiation of a loan granted to Attko Perú for the construction of a hotel. The matter was valued at USD26 million.

Notable practitioners

Head of the practice Jorge Lazo maintains a solid reputation within the Peruvian banking and finance arena. His practice encompasses a wide array of financing mandates, and he has ample experience advising multilateral development agencies and important corporate banking groups.

Peers attest to Fátima De Romaña's visibility in the market. She has experience advising corporate and development banks on secured and unsecured syndicated loans. She recently acted as counsel to Goldman Sachs in its role as financial adviser to ProInversion on a tender offer for the Michiquillay Project.

Freddy Escobar Rozas is endorsed by clients, who consider him "a practical and highly able practitioner who has assisted us with complex mandates," adding: "He is a fantastic lawyer." Another source underlines his ability to deliver on cross-border deals. He routinely advises lenders and borrowers on secured and unsecured loans.

Bruno Gonzáles is highly regarded for his regulatory banking expertise, with one source declaring: "He is an outstanding, skilled and above all pragmatic lawyer. He provides well-considered, technically sound advice which adds value." Another states: "He has a very thorough knowledge of the regulatory framework."

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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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid banking and finance department with expertise in a range of transactional and regulatory mandates. Experienced assisting key local players in the energy and infrastructure industries and significant banking entities with project and acquisition financing,

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the firm, as one underlines: "The department provides us with expert knowledge of the area and is experienced in similar transactions, which often facilitates negotiations and makes co-ordination more fluid."

Work highlight Advised Credit Suisse, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, Banco de Occidente Panamá, Banco de Crédito del Perú, Inteligo Bank and ICBC Perú Bank on a refinancing between Graña y Montero and 16 local and international creditors. The matter was valued at USD340 million.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe Andrés Kuan-Veng Cabrejo as "a meticulous, analytical and creative lawyer with ample knowledge." His practice spans various transactional mandates, including asset-backed facilities to finance energy projects. He is also well versed in regulatory issues, as illustrated by one client who states: "He has an excellent understanding of banking regulations and impeccable negotiation skills which foster confidence."

Gillian Paredes Guerrero is singled out by one client who states: "Her expertise and experience together with her empathy and her pragmatism significantly strengthens the team." She is active in various project finance matters related to the energy and hospitality sectors.

Associate-to-watch Guillermo Flores Borda is appreciated by clients for his knowledge of the discipline and for delivering everything that is expected of him. He has experience assisting both lenders and borrowers.

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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CMS GRAU - Banking & Finance Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Offers noteworthy expertise in finance deals related to the mining, energy, real estate and infrastructure sectors. Particularly active advising borrowers on project financing and corporate refinancing deals. Team is strengthened this year with the addition of Diego Peschiera.

Strengths Clients report: "The service has been excellent. The professionals that advise us have always demonstrated technical prowess, commercial experience, agility and attentive service. They always add value."

Work highlight Represented Falabella Perú in the financing of Falabella Group's holding through a medium-term credit facility. The matter was valued at USD50 million.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees consider Diego Peschiera Mifflin a highly visible figure within the banking and finance arena. He enjoys noteworthy experience advising banking groups on an assortment of transactional mandates. He also possesses significant expertise in regulatory banking matters, having previously served as assistant general counsel at Banco de Crédito del Perú.

Sources praise Juan Carlos Escudero Velando's capabilities in the Peruvian banking and finance arena. He is involved in various corporate and project financing mandates, acting for local and international banks, as well as multilateral lenders.

Associate-to-watch Miguel Viale Leo is endorsed by clients, who call him "a very reliable, creative and technical lawyer with commercial insight - an excellent professional." He is particularly active in project finance mandates.

About the Team (content provided by CMS GRAU)

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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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected practice advising on transactional and regulatory issues. Retained by international development agencies, banks and corporate borrowers for financings relating to infrastructure, agriculture and manufacturing. Team offers additional expertise in debt restructuring.

Strengths Clients praise the team, reporting: "They are very organised, always available and really understand the needs of the clients, which means everything flows as smoothly and quickly as possible."

Work highlight Advised Inter-American Investment Corporation on a USD20.7 million secured loan granted to Danper Trujillo to finance the expansion of its agriculture production by acquiring land, improving its industrial plants and providing working capital.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Ricardo Escobar is singled out by market commentators for his focus on project finance mandates. He routinely acts as counsel to prestigious, multilateral banks and development agencies on corporate loans and project financing.

Sergio Barboza "is very experienced and efficient. A professional through and through," according to one interviewee. Other sources value his diligence and highlight his expertise in regulatory banking. He is also active on the transactional side, assisting corporate and development banks with a range of loan agreements.

Associate-to-watch Melissa Padilla remains active within the Peruvian banking and finance arena. She routinely assists multilateral development banks with an assortment of financing mandates.

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

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established practice with notable activity in the local market. Routinely represents lenders, including banks and funds in a range of corporate and acquisition finance matters. Also advises corporate borrowers from the agricultural and real estate sectors.

Strengths Clients commend the lawyers, with one source stating: "They are very professional, capable, and highly detailed in their analysis."

Work highlight Acted as counsel to Global Financial Inclusion Fund on the granting of a loan to Edpyme Acceso Crediticio. The matter was valued at USD14 million.

Notable practitioners

Christian Castellares is recognised by market sources for his activity in this sphere. He regularly advises lenders such as Peruvian commercial banks, as well as multilateral development agencies and microfinance funds on an array of loan agreements.

Ricardo Haaker routinely advises multilateral lenders on mid-term loans granted to Peruvian companies. He also has notable experience representing corporate borrowers, particularly in the agribusiness and real estate industries.

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Estudio Olaechea - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Visible practice retained by a selection of funds, banks and asset management groups. Provides counsel on various regulatory banking and finance mandates, including advice regarding fintechs. Also represents corporate borrowers in finance deals.

Strengths Clients laud the firm's service, with one enthusing: "The advice and service have been impeccable. They have a full and thorough knowledge of local financial regulations. Above all, I would highlight their tremendously proactive approach."

Work highlight Advised Mizuho Bank on the design of an uncommitted loan facility as well as the granting of loans to Mitsui Auto Finance Peru.

Notable practitioners

Practice co-head Carlo Viacava elicits praise from interviewees, one of whom values his "solid expertise and astute advice." Another source highlights his knowledge and capabilities in regulatory banking mandates and the structuring of trusts.

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Rubio Leguía Normand - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted banking and finance practice well positioned to handle a variety of mandates relating to the financing of projects. Advice encompasses a variety of credit facilities and lease financing deals. Retained by important local banks and prominent mining companies.

Strengths Clients are impressed by the team's dedication, highlighting: "They were always available and really put in the hours. They provided an impeccably high-quality due diligence. It was an excellent service."

Work highlight Advised Credicorp Captal as structuring agent and Banco de Crédito del Perú as lender in the granting of a mid-term bridge loan to Cal & Cemento Sur. The matter was valued at USD21 million.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Carlos Arata heads the firm's banking and finance practice. He continues to earn plaudits from clients, who value his availability and report: "He gives very solid advice and is always flexible when it comes to looking for solutions." Another client describes him as "highly dedicated."

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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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Band 1

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed practice head Oscar Arrús"has a wealth of experience and it is highly valuable to have a lawyer at your side who has dealt with so many similar transactions before, especially when you need to negotiate specific points relating to certain structures," report sources.He has significant expertise in a plethora of project finance mandates, and is regularly sought out by major concessionaires and multinational financial entities.

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Juan Luis Avendaño Cisneros

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Juan Luis Avendaño Cisneros maintains his reputation as a frontrunner in the Peruvian banking and finance arena. Interviewees describe him as a "prestigious" figure in the market, with one client commenting: "He is able, a pleasure to work with and highly intelligent."  He boasts ample expertise in a plethora of transactional mandates, including complex structured finance work. He also possesses a solid understanding of regulatory banking issues.

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Band 1

Jean Paul Chabaneix

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice head Jean Paul Chabaneix is regarded by peers as one of the leading banking and finance practitioners. Clients also hold him in high esteem, noting: "We trust him a lot; he provides us with first-rate advice and we value his opinions. He is an important point of reference in the market." He has significant experience representing lenders, including major multilaterals and investment banks. He also advises banks on liquidation processes.

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Band 2

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources value head of the practice Rafael Alcázar's ample experience and eagerness to serve the client. One interviewee describes him as "phenomenal," while another observer highlights: "He is a proactive and very attentive lawyer who quickly understands the needs of the company." He has significant expertise in handling project finance mandates on behalf of energy companies.

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Band 2

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pablo Berckholtz continues to be lauded by clients, who comment: "He is always available when we need him." He has a broad banking and finance practice, advising on both transactional and regulatory mandates. Berckholtz is frequently retained by major multinational investment banks and prestigious corporate borrowers.

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Band 2

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rafael Corzo maintains his reputation as an outstanding regulatory practitioner. He garners effusive praise from peers, who regard him as "an institution" and "one of the most knowledgeable and dedicated specialists." Clients are equally impressed, reporting: "We feel so comfortable working with him because he has a great knowledge of Peruvian finance laws and is skilled and determined."

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Band 2

Juan Luis Hernández

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juan Luis Hernández enjoys a strong reputation in the market. He benefits from ample experience in both transactional and regulatory banking and finance mandates, as well as complementary expertise in capital markets and M&A. Hernández is well versed in assisting with structured financing and debt restructuring for major insurance companies and banking entities.

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Band 2

Andrés Kuan-Veng Cabrejo

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients describe Andrés Kuan-Veng Cabrejo as "a meticulous, analytical and creative lawyer with ample knowledge." His practice spans various transactional mandates, including asset-backed facilities to finance energy projects. He is also well versed in regulatory issues, as illustrated by one client who states: "He has an excellent understanding of banking regulations and impeccable negotiation skills which foster confidence."

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Band 2

José Antonio Payet

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Name partner José Antonio Payet co-heads the firm's banking and finance practice. He is admired by peers and clients alike, with one source underlining his skill and dedication: "Apart from being a highly capable lawyer, he is very committed and takes on your project as if it were his own." He has significant experience across the full spectrum of transactional mandates, with a proven track record in acquisition finance.

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Band 2

Diego Peschiera Mifflin

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees consider Diego Peschiera Mifflin a highly visible figure within the banking and finance arena. He enjoys noteworthy experience advising banking groups on an assortment of transactional mandates. He also possesses significant expertise in regulatory banking matters, having previously served as assistant general counsel at Banco de Crédito del Perú.

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Band 3

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sergio Amiel comes highly recommended by clients, who remark: "He is extremely capable and has a strong command of banking and finance matters. He can resolve issues with ease, is very client-friendly and always pushes towards the finish line." Another source describes him as "a talented and experienced lawyer with a brilliant mind."

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Band 3

Juan José Cárdenas

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan José Cárdenas is well regarded in the market for his finance practice, particularly in relation to projects. One client underlines the quality of his advice, and adds: "I think he is a well-rounded lawyer with stand-out commercial insight and ample expertise and experience in project finance matters. I would also highlight his skills as a negotiator and his versatility."

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Band 3

Juan Carlos de los Heros Echecopar

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Carlos de los Heros Echecopar is recognised as a skilled and active practitioner by market commentators. He handles an array of transactional mandates, with particular expertise in syndicated credit agreements to finance projects. He is experienced representing major companies, as borrowers, and notable financial institutions, as lenders.

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Band 3

DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Ricardo Escobar is singled out by market commentators for his focus on project finance mandates. He routinely acts as counsel to prestigious, multilateral banks and development agencies on corporate loans and project financing.

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Band 3

Ronald Fernández-Dávila

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ronald Fernández-Dávila is singled out by one client for his significant expertise in handling finance mandates related to concessions. He is routinely instructed by prestigious banking entities and significant companies from the construction sector to deliver on a range of project finance mandates.

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Band 3

Luis Gastañeta Alayza

García Sayán Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Experienced department head Luis Gastañeta Alayza of García Sayán Abogados is a widely recognised practitioner within the Peruvian banking and finance arena. He assists with a variety of finance deals, including loans and flow trust agreements, representing corporate and development banks, as well as major borrowers from the mining industry.

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Band 3

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of the practice Jorge Lazo maintains a solid reputation within the Peruvian banking and finance arena. His practice encompasses a wide array of financing mandates, and he has ample experience advising multilateral development agencies and important corporate banking groups.

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Band 3

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Fernando Molina garners praise from one client who reports: "He is my first port of call because he is practical, works quickly and really understands the particulars of cross-border financing. He always considers our wider interests when giving advice and not simply the specific matter at hand." Another interviewee considers him "a driving force" at the firm.

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Band 3

José Miguel Puiggrós

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department José Miguel Puiggrós is appreciated by clients for his proactive approach and "the great solutions" he proposes in negotiations. He is regularly retained by major lenders to assist with a range of transactional mandates, including syndicated loans to finance energy and real estate projects.

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Band 3

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients value head of department Miguel Ronceros's dedication and attentiveness, and highlight his significant expertise in finance-related mandates. He also enjoys a strong reputation amongst peers. He frequently advises major investment banks and development agencies on bridge loans to finance projects.

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Band 3

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are impressed by Thomas Thorndike and regard him as "an excellent, experienced and very able lawyer." One source commends his highly detailed approach, while another states: "He is dynamic and strives to solve issues in a practical and efficient way. He is always available to bounce ideas off and to come up with new business opportunities."

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Band 3

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eduardo Vega is well regarded by market observers, with one client describing him as "a very practical lawyer and a highly skilled negotiator." He frequently represents renowned local banks in various lending mandates, including bilateral and syndicated term loans.

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Band 4

José Manuel Abastos

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner José Manuel Abastos continues to receive commendations from sources for his activity and capabilities in the banking and finance sphere. He primarily focuses on project financing, but also has experience assisting investment funds and banks with acquisition finance deals.

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Band 4

Marco Alarcón Piana

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Marco Alarcón Piana regularly advises significant national banks as well as multilateral lenders on a variety of finance mandates involving medium-term loan facilities. One source comments: "He knows his stuff; he has real expertise. He is also friendly and looks after his clients."

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Band 4

DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sergio Barboza "is very experienced and efficient. A professional through and through," according to one interviewee. Other sources value his diligence and highlight his expertise in regulatory banking. He is also active on the transactional side, assisting corporate and development banks with a range of loan agreements.

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Band 4

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Susan Castillo garners praise from clients, one of whom enthuses: "She strikes me as fantastic in financing mandates." Another client values her dedication, reporting: "She is professional and always available and willing to do whatever it takes to achieve our goals in the set time."

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Band 4

Javier Castro Salinas

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Javier Castro Salinas is a highly experienced practitioner within the Peruvian banking and finance arena. He offers clients specialised knowledge of regulatory banking issues and is praised by clients for his commitment to good service and ensuring that all deadlines are met.

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Band 4

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Cúneo is well regarded by clients, one of whom says: "He is very good, very proactive and always gets really involved." He routinely advises major lenders on an assortment of transactional mandates, ranging from acquisition finance to debt refinancing, particularly in relation to the mining sector.

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Band 4

Fátima De Romaña

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers attest to Fátima De Romaña's visibility in the market. She has experience advising corporate and development banks on secured and unsecured syndicated loans. She recently acted as counsel to Goldman Sachs in its role as financial adviser to ProInversion on a tender offer for the Michiquillay Project.

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Band 4

Freddy Escobar Rozas

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Freddy Escobar Rozas is endorsed by clients, who consider him "a practical and highly able practitioner who has assisted us with complex mandates," adding: "He is a fantastic lawyer." Another source underlines his ability to deliver on cross-border deals. He routinely advises lenders and borrowers on secured and unsecured loans. 

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Band 4

Juan Carlos Escudero Velando

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources praise Juan Carlos Escudero Velando's capabilities in the Peruvian banking and finance arena. He is involved in various corporate and project financing mandates, acting for local and international banks, as well as multilateral lenders.

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Band 4

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Bruno Gonzáles is highly regarded for his regulatory banking expertise, with one source declaring: "He is an outstanding, skilled and above all pragmatic lawyer. He provides well-considered, technically sound advice which adds value." Another states: "He has a very thorough knowledge of the regulatory framework."

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Band 4

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Eduardo López is well regarded by peers within the banking and finance field. He offers expertise in various transactional mandates, often advising banks on syndicated credit facilities. His recent work highlights include leading the team advising Scotiabank on USD261 million financing granted to Graña y Montero

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Band 4

Luis Enrique Palacios

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Enrique Palacios is identified by market sources as a relevant practitioner in this area. His practice encompasses a variety of transactional matters, including corporate refinancing, as well as project and acquisition finance deals often emanating from the energy and natural resources arena.

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Band 4

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gino Sangalli retains a strong reputation amongst market sources, particularly for his expertise in regulatory banking matters. He is experienced in handling liquidation processes for major local banks, and previously served as central manager and legal counsel at Banco Wiese, now Scotiabank Peru.

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Band 4

Ljubica Vodanovic

VODANOVIC LEGAL

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ljubica Vodanovic of VODANOVIC LEGAL's practice encompasses loan-based crowd-funding, fintechs and the opening of new banks. She is commended by one client who points out that "her keenness, depth of perception and sharp insight are commendable." Another appreciates her thorough analysis and comments: "She is very dedicated and has an ample understanding of regulatory matters."

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Band 5

Arbe Abogados Corporativos Financieros

From the Chambers Latin America guide

César Arbe of Arbe Abogados Corporativos Financieros "possesses the experience and expertise to handle highly complex matters," according to clients.His expertise spans transactional and regulatory issues, and he is often retained by both funds and banks.

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Band 5

Christian Castellares

De Bracamonte, Haaker, Castellares Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Christian Castellares is recognised by market sources for his activity in this sphere. He regularly advises lenders such as Peruvian commercial banks, as well as multilateral development agencies and microfinance funds on an array of loan agreements.

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Band 5

Juan Antonio Egüez

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Antonio Egüez earns plaudits from clients, one of whom reports: "This man is a machine! His knowledge and depth of analysis are incredible." Another source values his practical approach. His recent work includes handling a range of financing mandates for Graña y Montero.

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Band 5

Alfredo Filomeno Ramírez

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alfredo Filomeno Ramírez remains a visible presence in the Peruvian banking and finance arena. He is routinely retained by renowned investment banks and development agencies acting as lenders in major project finance mandates.

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Band 5

De Bracamonte, Haaker, Castellares Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ricardo Haaker routinely advises multilateral lenders on mid-term loans granted to Peruvian companies. He also has notable experience representing corporate borrowers, particularly in the agribusiness and real estate industries.

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Band 5

Ignacio López de Romaña

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are impressed by Ignacio López de Romaña, with one describing him as "a well-rounded and proactive lawyer who pays attention to the details of transactions without getting lost in them. He is always readily available and has a good understanding of the finance industry and its regulations."

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Band 5

José Francisco Meier

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner José Francisco Meier continues to be well regarded by market sources. He acts on various transactional mandates with particular know-how in project finance. He routinely represents prestigious banking groups.

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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 singled out by one client who states: "Her expertise and experience together with her empathy and her pragmatism significantly strengthens the team." She is active in various project finance matters related to the energy and hospitality sectors.

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Band 5

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rafael Puiggrós enters the rankings after impressing clients, with one source stating: "He is a versatile lawyer who is both analytical and detailed, as well as being practical and business-oriented." Another source considers him "highly capable and responsive."

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Band 5

Estudio Olaechea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice co-head Carlo Viacava elicits praise from interviewees, one of whom values his "solid expertise and astute advice." Another source highlights his knowledge and capabilities in regulatory banking mandates and the structuring of trusts.

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Up and Coming

Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Carlos Arata heads the firm's banking and finance practice. He continues to earn plaudits from clients, who value his availability and report: "He gives very solid advice and is always flexible when it comes to looking for solutions." Another client describes him as "highly dedicated."

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Associates to watch

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Cinthia Cánepa impresses clients, who say that "she is detail-oriented, diligent and highly able. She is completely dedicated to the matters at hand and really covered our backs to make sure there would be no problems later on."

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Associates to watch

Gabriela Dañino Sinclair

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate Gabriela Dañino Sinclair is well regarded by peers, who describe her as "a great lawyer." Clients share this view, with one source commenting: "She's very bright, I like working with her." She routinely assists significant banks with various loan agreements.

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Associates to watch

Álvaro Del Valle

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources are impressed by associate-to-watch Álvaro Del Valle with one enthusing: "He is highly capable." He is well positioned to advise national companies, as borrowers, on the negotiation and structuring of loans.

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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 appreciated by clients for his knowledge of the discipline and for delivering everything that is expected of him. He has experience assisting both lenders and borrowers.

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Associates to watch

Jorge Fuentes Tamagno

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Jorge Fuentes Tamagno is very active in a range of project and acquisition finance mandates. He has experience assisting major local and international lenders and corporate borrowers.

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Associates to watch

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Alan García enters the rankings after impressing clients with his efficiency and willingness to attend their needs. One source points out: "He is a well-rounded professional who has comprehensive knowledge of the area."

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Associates to watch

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Diego Harman earns plaudits from clients, one of whom lauds his knowledge of New York law. Another market source commends his "fantastic service" and describes him as "highly professional, very organised and prompt in his responses."

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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 earns plaudits from market sources, who underline his activity and capabilities in the banking and finance arena. One client considers him a "hands-on and very co-operative lawyer." 

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Associates to watch

DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Melissa Padilla remains active within the Peruvian banking and finance arena. She routinely assists multilateral development banks with an assortment of financing mandates.

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Associates to watch

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Miguel Viale Leo is endorsed by clients, who call him "a very reliable, creative and technical lawyer with commercial insight - an excellent professional." He is particularly active in project finance mandates.

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