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Latin-America Guide

Energy & Natural Resources: Power — Peru


Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados - Energy & Natural Resources: Power Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Top-tier department advising on the development and operation of renewable energy projects, including hydropower. Advice covers the negotiation and execution of PPPs and BOOT contracts as well as PPAs and inter-connection agreements. Also assists developers and lenders with the financing of high-yield power projects and represents interested parties in litigation and arbitration. Offers additional expertise in competition mandates relating to the industry.

Strengths Sources say that "Rodrigo, Elías & Medrana Abogados are very strong in the power sector," adding that they boast "a very strong and aggressive team."

Another interviewee remarks: "They're very solid, combining a legal and a commercial perspective."

Work highlights Advised Luz del Sur on a regulatory mandate concerning the operation of the Santa Teresa Hydro Power Plant, developed through a PPP.

Notable practitioners

María del Rosario Quiroga advises on the negotiation of PPAs, interconnection and third party access agreements. A client enthuses that "she is a very tough lawyer and focuses very deeply on problems. She is very friendly and protective of her clients. She is a fantastic soldier to fight your battles."

Head of department Verónica Sattler has notable expertise in the negotiation and award of PPPs, including concession agreements. One client says: "She is a specialist in electricity regulation. She is very practical, with a commercial perspective."

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

Our Energy Law group advises clients on legal and regulatory aspects of electrical activities, as well as on the transport and distribution of gas through the pipeline network.

In the electrical field, we provide advice on the planning, fitting of and compliance with legal obligations related to the generation, transmission, provision, supply and distribution of electrical power; as well as on disputes settlement between companies, on challenging mandates and decisions made by regulatory entities, and on user claims.

We intervene in electricity tariff regulation proceedings and on mandates issued for the interconnection of electrical facilities.

In the natural gas field we advise on the legal aspects related to the supply and interconnection to transport and distribution networks.

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Santiváñez Abogados - Energy & Natural Resources: Power Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Front-running energy boutique with a particular focus on electricity generation, distribution and interconnection. Eminent team regularly advises on transactional and regulatory mandates, including private and public bidding processes, the negotiation and execution of concession agreements, as well as construction and service contracts. Also experienced in handing financing, dispute resolution and tax matters linked to the power sector.

Strengths Interviewees say the firm is "extraordinary and very active in electricity," with one client continuing that their advice "is not limited to the legal perspective, they also understand the commercial point as well."

Another client adds: "The service has been outstanding, especially due to the direct participation of the main partners. They always add value and feel a sense of accountability and loyalty to their clients. They also have a high level of specialisation when it comes to complex matters."

Work highlights Advised Anglo American Peru on bidding processes for the USD500 million power supply and transmission contracts for the Quellaveco mine project.

Notable practitioners

Star individual Roberto Santiváñez Seminario is a pre-eminent figure in Peru's power industry, offering expertise in regulatory and transactional matters relating to electricity generation and distribution. He receives enthusiastic feedback from sources for his "assertive and practical style, reinforced by a deep understanding of the matters he manages."

Paul Súmar receives plaudits for his "experience and in-depth knowledge of the power sector in Peru." He has particular expertise in the negotiation of PPPs. He also assists with ongoing regulatory issues affecting power generation projects.

Associate-to-watch Licy Benzaquén has experience in regulatory issues relating to the electricity grid, including distribution and inter-connection agreements. She previously worked in-house in a large power generation company.

About the Team (content provided by Santiváñez Abogados)

We give legal advice on transactional and regulatory matters to investors, operators, major consumers, regulating agencies and government institutions and corporations. This includes advice on project development and financing, acquisitions, investments, regulated and non-regulated business, rates and price regulation, interconnection and access to infrastructure networks, operating licenses, regulatory proposals, and disputes, among other matters.

Also, we help our clients obtain concessions, authorization, permits, licenses and authorization to carry out an economic activity in the national electric power market and to execute investment projects, sign/renegotiate electric power generation, transmission and distribution concession contracts, obtain/transfer electric power infrastructure rights through public and private competitive bidding and by signing/renegotiating the resulting contracts (including corporate due diligence), and sign/renegotiate construction and related service contracts.

We offer legal advice on commercial transactions in the regulated and unregulated energy infrastructure (electric power and gas) commodities and services market, such as: the physical supply of electric power and energy, self and co-generation, natural gas supply, gas distribution contracts, among other matters.

We help our clients to deal with any disputes (national or international) that could arise between them and other private companies or government institutions or corporations. 

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Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International - Energy & Natural Resources: Power Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for International firm with a potent power generation and transmission practice, particularly in relation to hydroelectricity. Routinely advises on project finance as well as the sale and purchase of assets and shares in energy companies. Also well versed in handling environmental, tax and administrative law issues, including defending clients in related disputes.

Strengths The team is praised by sources as having "a very strong practice in financing and day-to-day operations," with one interviewee affirming: "They provide excellent quality."

Work highlights Counselled Pacific Hydro Chile on the potential acquisition of all Peruvian assets of Latin America Power Holding, performing all the relevant due diligence.

Notable practitioners

Head of department María del Carmen Tovar Gil has notable expertise in public services regulations and enjoys a strong reputation amongst peers for her track record in international investor-state arbitration. One interviewee reports: "She is very well known, with a relevant energy practice," going on to note: "She is a very capable litigator."

Up-and-coming individual Inés Vázquez Vargas "is detailed and organised, as well as always available to handle matters with the necessary urgency and attention," according to clients. She has experience advising on privatisations and concession agreements in the power sector.

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

Our team is best known for its ability to provide the necessary interdisciplinary support to energy clients. As one of the top transactional and dispute firms in the region, clients from across the globe entrust us to get their deals done and with some of their most important matters in the region. Our team's vast experience in power related projects and the true connectivity each of our offices have with each other, is what clients value the most.

We have a large practice depth and capacity, lawyers who are locally-trained, know the key industry players very well and that are highly respected in the local market. 

We assist clients in all stages and aspects of power projects, transactions or disputes. Whether it is acquisitions and divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, project finance, concessions, tax, environmental, disputes, compliance and investigations, employment, or other areas of law, our energy team is fully integrated across practice areas and our different countries in Latin America to add value to any energy project.

We also advise for securing permits and concessions to perform such activities, as well as advising on and preparing the documentation required to participate in public and private bids called by the main energy entities in Peru and related due diligence processes in these areas, among others. We act on all aspects of the power business, including the obtaining of all permits and licenses, negotiation of the project agreements (EPCs, PPAs, O&Ms).

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Laub & Quijandría Energy Group - Energy & Natural Resources: Power Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Renowned energy boutique with notable expertise advising on regulatory power mandates, including network infrastructure. Significant team routinely represents public entities as well as clients from the private sector with energy supply contracts, transmission agreements and public bids. Lawyers are also supported by a team of engineers.

Strengths Sources say the boutique is "very focused on energy," with one interviewee noting: "We have been impressed by lawyers' high level of regulatory and energy market knowledge."

Notable practitioners

Anthony Laub has considerable experience in the energy sector and specialises in the development of power projects, He is well versed in the regulatory aspects of concession, transmission and inter-connection agreements. One source says: "Anthony is a recognised lawyer and well known in this area."

Carlos Gomero specialises in energy law and advises on the financing and regulation of energy projects, as well as on contentious administrative proceedings. One client affirms: "He knows the electricity market very well. He is a very solid lawyer."

About the Team (content provided by Laub & Quijandría Energy Group)

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Miranda & Amado Abogados - Energy & Natural Resources: Power Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Esteemed full-service firm with a strong track record advising on power projects. Frequently retained by key players to advise on project development and finance, including concessions and power purchase agreements. Also assists with regulatory compliance matters as well as acting on M&A and the sale and purchase of energy assets.

Strengths One client enthuses: "They have a very, very strong practice in the energy field," adding: "They're a very good firm with deep knowledge and they consider things from a business perspective, always keeping their eyes open for any changes to regulations."

Notable practitioners

Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis has considerable expertise in the development, regulation and financing of energy and infrastructure projects. He is highlighted for his "tremendous wealth of experience and knowledge," with another source adding: "He is a reference in the energy market."

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

We provide high quality advice on the market’s biggest, most complex and innovative power projects. We provide a fully integrated approach, drawing on the experience and expertise of its lawyers across various practice areas in order to serve as a ‘one-stop shop’ for clients seeking to develop and finance projects. We are one of the few firms in Peru with the resources and breadth of knowledge necessary to expertly handle large M&A deals and financings in the power sector, which invariably involved complex regulatory issues.


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Hernández & Cía. Abogados - Energy & Natural Resources: Power Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected practice with in-depth experience in electricity projects, notably in relation to hydropower. Team is particularly active in project financing deals. Also advises on concessions, PPAs and transmission agreements. Clients include prestigious multinational lenders, as well as project sponsors and developers.

Strengths One client affirms: "The firm is very pro-business, with a deep and solid understanding of the energy sector."

Work highlights Assisted Natixis with a USD51 million medium-term financing to Peruana de Inversiones en Energías Renovables, for the development of a hydropower plant and transmission line.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Brendan Oviedo rises in the rankings following solid feedback from clients, who highlight his "knowledge of the sector and every regulatory aspect." They continue: "He is very good on electricity matters, he's an excellent lawyer." He is active advising on the financing and acquisition of hydroelectric projects.

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

The energy practice provides 360° advisory on the development, finance, construction and operation of energy projects. Recent experience, among others, has consisted on advising Enel Green Power Peru on the development of its Solar (Ruby 144MW), Wind (Nazca 126MW) and Small Hydro (Ayanunga 20MW) renewable energy projects. Additionally, the firm counselled Grupo Distriluz (most important of public distributors in Peru) in their power acquisition strategy and

Empresa Línea Transmisión CCNCM (Cobra Group) on its 371 km Carhuaquero-Moyobamba project.

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Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados - Energy & Natural Resources: Power Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy practice group advising power generation, transmission and distribution companies. Assists with PPAs as well as bidding rounds for the award of PPPs. Also active representing companies in administrative proceedings as well as advising on regulatory matters affecting ongoing power generation projects.

Strengths Clients report that it is "a serious firm that complies with the requested deadlines," with one source adding: "It is a good service, with good availability and in general a good technical team."

Work highlights Counselled Electroperú on the negotiation and execution of PPP agreements concerning power generation.

Notable practitioners

Department head Gerardo Soto recognised by market sources for his regulatory expertise, with notable involvement in administrative proceedings related to the power industry. One client remarks: "He has a very good disposition, is always attentive and ready to help us."

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

We pride ourselves in our in-depth knowledge of the power market. Our Energy & Natural Resources practice represents some of the country's most important electric generation, transmission and distribution companies. Our attorneys are familiar with energy contracting and have taken part in the design and execution of some of the most important transactions carried out during the previous years in Peru.

Furthermore, the firm regularly advises investors in bidding processes relate to concessions, privatizations, unsolicited proposals (private initiatives), public-private partnerships, management and consulting contracts, and in all other forms of interaction between the private and public sectors in connection to the development of electrical transmission lines, power plants, among others.

In this sector, the firm provides legal counsel to Enel one of the largest private generators in Peru; (Enel Generación Perú S.A.A. and Enel Generación Piura S.A.; as well as other subsidiaries of Italy’s Enel S.p.A.)

Also, our firm counsels Conelsur LT S.A.C., part of the Chilean Energy Group Transelec. Conelsur LT began its operation of transmission lines in Peru in 2016. Currently we counsel Transelec in two bidding processes for the adjudication of concessions of transmission lines.

We also counsel Termochilca S.A., a private power company that uses natural gas as fuel, in its litigation with an electricity distribution provider.

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Star Individuals

Roberto J Santiváñez Seminario

Santiváñez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Star individual Roberto Santiváñez Seminario is a pre-eminent figure in Peru's power industry, offering expertise in regulatory and transactional  matters relating to electricity generation and distribution. He receives enthusiastic feedback from sources for his "assertive and practical style, reinforced by a deep understanding of the matters he manages."

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María Teresa Quiñones

Quiñones Alayza Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

María Teresa Quiñones of Quiñones Alayza Abogados has significant experience in highly regulated sectors such as power. She specialises in the negotiation and execution of various relevant agreements, such as PPPs, PPAs and BOOT contracts. One interviewee affirms: "Apart from being an excellent lawyer, she is an excellent person and has a good name in the sector."

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Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis has considerable expertise in the development, regulation and financing of energy and infrastructure projects. He is highlighted for his "tremendous wealth of experience and knowledge," with another source adding: "He is a reference in the energy market."

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Band 2

Laub & Quijandría Energy Group

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Anthony Laub has considerable experience in the energy sector and specialises in the development of power projects, He is well versed in the regulatory aspects of concession, transmission and inter-connection agreements. One source says: "Anthony is a recognised lawyer and well known in this area."

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Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice head Brendan Oviedo rises in the rankings following solid feedback from clients, who highlight his "knowledge of the sector and every regulatory aspect." They continue: "He is very good on electricity matters, he's an excellent lawyer." He is active advising on the financing and acquisition of hydroelectric projects.

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María del Carmen Tovar Gil

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department María del Carmen Tovar Gil has notable expertise in public services regulations and enjoys a strong reputation amongst peers for her track record in international investor-state arbitration. One interviewee reports: "She is very well known, with a relevant energy practice," going on to note: "She is a very capable litigator."

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Band 3

Laub & Quijandría Energy Group

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carlos Gomero specialises in energy law and advises on the financing and regulation of energy projects, as well as on contentious administrative proceedings. One client affirms: "He knows the electricity market very well. He is a very solid lawyer."

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Band 3

María del Rosario Quiroga

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

María del Rosario Quiroga advises on the negotiation of PPAs, interconnection and third party access agreements. A client enthuses that "she is a very tough lawyer and focuses very deeply on problems. She is very friendly and protective of her clients. She is a fantastic soldier to fight your battles."

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Band 3

Rolando Salvatierra

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Rolando Salvatierra of Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados has lengthy experience in power matters. He recently assisted Ace Investment Fund with the due diligence connected to the acquisition of a hydroelectric plant from Odebrecht.

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Band 3

Verónica Sattler

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Verónica Sattler has notable expertise in the negotiation and award of PPPs, including concession agreements. One client says: "She is a specialist in electricity regulation. She is very practical, with a commercial perspective."

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Band 3

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Gerardo Soto  recognised by market sources for his regulatory expertise, with notable involvement in administrative proceedings related to the power industry. One client remarks: "He has a very good disposition, is always attentive and ready to help us."

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Band 3

Santiváñez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Paul Súmar receives plaudits for his "experience and in-depth knowledge of the power sector in Peru." He has particular expertise in the negotiation of PPPs. He also assists with ongoing regulatory issues affecting power generation projects.

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Up and Coming

Inés Vázquez Vargas

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming individual Inés Vázquez Vargas"is detailed and organised, as well as always available to handle matters with the necessary urgency and attention," according to clients. She has experience advising on privatisations and concession agreements in the power sector.

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Associates to watch

Santiváñez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Licy Benzaquén has experience in regulatory issues relating to the electricity grid, including distribution and inter-connection agreements. She previously worked in-house in a large power generation company.

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