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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)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Verónica Sattler
- 3 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Eminent full-service firm with a highly respected team routinely called upon to assist with regulatory and operational mandates in the power sector. Boasts an impressive client roster made up of transmission concessionaires and grid operators, as well as energy producers and suppliers. Project financing and sector-related disputes are areas of strength for the team, alongside advising on power purchase and interconnection agreements as well as bidding processes for PPPs.

Strengths Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados is highly recognised for its practice in the power sector, with clients describing it as a "leading firm in the regulatory field."

Work highlights Assisted Sempra Energy with the private bidding proceeding and due diligence for the acquisition of a USD1.2 billion 450 MW hydroelectric project.

Advised Luz del Sur on a variety of legal issues related to the operation of the Santa Teresa hydroelectric project, granted under a public private partnership. This included a capacity expansion strategy, as well as regulatory assistance.

Significant clients Grupo Red Eléctrica, Termochilca, Marcobre, Southern Peru Copper, Asociación de Propietarios de Tierras Nuevas de Olmos.

Notable practitioners

María Teresa Quiñones is considered by clients to be a "great lawyer for regulatory mandates within the power sector." She centres her practice on the negotiation and development of BOOT contracts and PPPs, as well as assisting clients with tariff-setting, power purchase agreements, licensing and sector-related arbitrations. She led the team on the aforementioned Sempra Energy work highlight.

According to clients, head of department Verónica Sattler "provides great and intelligent solutions and is well-versed in handling issues with the regulatory authorities." They go on to praise her "excellent experience" in the power sector. She has in-depth knowledge of bidding processes, concession agreements and PPPs.

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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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Fidel Rocha, Roberto Santiváñez Seminario and Paul Súmar
- 3 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Dominant practice group fielding a deeply experienced bench of practitioners with considerable expertise acting for clients within the power sector. Regulatory mandates are an area of stand-out strength for the team, often assisting with issues related to power production and distribution for both public and private clients. Additionally skilled in contractual and transactional matters, including bidding processes, PPAs, PPP negotiations and transmission interconnection agreements.

Strengths Clients highlight the main strengths of the firm as being its "specialisation in energy issues, as well as its ability to provide advice and support that meet the needs of its clients. They search for innovative solutions and permanently monitor the tasks that they handle."

Another client affirms: "The firm delivers extraordinary work – I believe that they are one of the best in this sector."

Work highlights Advised Proinversión on all the regulatory aspects regarding the construction of the USD180 million Central Térmica Quillabamba project and assisted with drafting the contract to present to the concessionaire.

Acted for I Squared Capital on due diligence matters related to the Peruvian subsidiaries of Duke Energy, which were acquired for USD500 million by I Squared Capital's subsidiary, Orazul.

Significant clients Inversiones Centenario, Grupo Dunas, Latam Hydro, Grupo Parque Arauco, Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston.

Notable practitioners

Star individual Roberto Santiváñez Seminario has in-depth knowledge of the power sector and is lauded by clients for his "search for ingenious solutions to problems." They go on to highlight his strategic expertise and consider him to be "a great adviser, who is easy to work with both on domestic matters, as well as those on an international level." He boasts a wide-spanning practice, encompassing regulatory and transactional mandates for public and private clients.

Paul Súmar enjoys considerable recognition from market commentators for his practice in this field. They recognise him as a "solid lawyer, who is well known and has extensive experience in the power sector." His practice covers contractual and regulatory mandates, with particular knowledge of PPPs.

Associate-to-watch Licy Benzaquén has a strong focus on regulatory matters related to the power sector. She is singled out by impressed clients for her "great knowledge and proactive approach."

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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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: María del Carmen Tovar Gil
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Recognised practice advising clients involved in energy generation and transmission activities, with particular expertise in hydroelectric mandates. Has broad spanning knowledge of the market, with experience acting on PPAs, interconnection agreements and project development. Additional areas of focus include sector-related financing and M&A transactions, as well as regulatory and environmental issues.

Strengths Clients are highly satisfied with the service provided by the firm, with one enthusing: "I am very impressed with the work they have provided. The lawyers possess an in-depth knowledge of the power sector."

Work highlights Advised Termochilca on the modifications of generation regulations in Peru following the government's issuance of a new legislation.

Significant clients Constructora Andrade Gutierrez, International Business and Trade, Sunco Energy, Latin America Power, Brexia Goldplata.

Notable practitioners

Department head María del Carmen Tovar Gil is well-versed in power mandates, with her practice covering concession agreements, regulatory matters, contractual negotiations and bidding processes. She has additional expertise in sector-related disputes and is described by a client as "a very capable lawyer, who analyses situations in depth in order to find a positive solution."

Associate-to-watch Inés Vázquez Vargas is held in high regard by market commentators, who note that "she is very responsive and a solid practitioner." Another client adds: "She is a power specialist, with good knowledge of both the industry and the relevant legislation."

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

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 9 partners
- approximately 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Boutique practice group reputed for its abilities in the regulatory aspects of power projects. Has experience advising both public and private clients acting within the sector on public tenders, energy supply contracts and transmission interconnection agreements. Infrastructure projects are a further area of focus for the team.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's practice in this field, with one commenting: "The advice the firm provides is very helpful, particularly during the initial development of a project."

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Anthony Laub is recognised by market sources for his activity in this sector. They assert that he "specialises in power and gas matters." He is well-versed in contractual mandates related to the supply of energy, as well as power purchase agreements.

Carlos Gomero garners praise from interviewees, who mention that he has considerable strength in this area and have a "good impression" of his practice. He has experience advising clients on regulatory and financing mandates related to power projects.

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

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prestigious full-service firm with a strong offering in the energy and natural resources sector, including in-depth knowledge of power mandates. Practice encompasses sector-related M&A transactions, as well as project financing, PPP agreements and regulatory matters. Assists a number of high-profile international and domestic clients involved in power generation and transmission.

Strengths Clients describe Miranda & Amado as a "reliable firm with highly skilled practitioners that possess excellent knowledge of the legal proceedings in Peru, as well as the financial processes with lenders from the international markets."

Work highlights Assisted Duke Energy with the Peruvian aspects of the sale of its USD1.2 billion assets across Latin America to I Squared Capital.

Significant clients Engie Energía Perú, Abengoa, Isolux Infrastructure, Energía Eólica, Kallpa Generación.

Notable practitioners

"Strong" department head Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis is a highly recognised practitioner in this field. Clients appreciate the service he provides, with one asserting that "his advice is invaluable, particularly in situations where regulations are in the process of changing. He is able to draw on his experience and anticipate the possible impact on our activities, which is extremely helpful."

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)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Brendan Oviedo
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Significant energy and natural resources practice with considerable experience acting on power mandates, particularly those related to the financing and development of projects. Additional areas of focus include concession agreements, PPAs and transmission matters, alongside regulatory issues and M&A deals. Maintains notable strength in renewable energy, specifically hydroelectricity.

Strengths Clients are quick to identify that "the firm has a good team with an in-depth understanding of project financing transactions in the power sector, as well as knowledge of distribution, transmission and generation mandates."

Work highlights Represented Enel Green Power, concessionaire of the Nazca Eolic plant and the Rubi Solar plant, in the regulatory, tax and financing aspects of the projects. The firm also helped the client to obtain permits, licenses and authorisations from the Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Significant clients Electroperú, Generación Solar del Perú, General Electric, Denham Capital, Andean Power.

Notable practitioners

Brendan Oviedo is held in high regard by clients and peers alike. He is described as "a specialist in this field, who performs very well." Others go on to affirm that "he understands all areas of the power sector, including generation, distribution, transmission and regulatory issues." He is routinely retained by both local and international clients.

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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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Alonso Rey and Gerardo Soto
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises domestic and international generation, transmission and distribution companies on a range of power matters. Areas of focus include bidding processes for private initiatives, PPPs and concessions, as well as related regulatory mandates. Additionally assists with the development of projects, such as transmission lines and power plants.

Strengths The firm is held in high esteem by market commentators, with one remarking that they have an "excellent impression of the firm's work in this area."

Work highlights Counselled Genrent del Perú on its obligations as a concessionaire of the Iquitos Cold Reserve generation and transmission plant, including advising on permits and authorisations.

Significant clients Conelsur LT, Comité de Operación Económica del Sistema, T-Solar Global, Credicorp Capital Servicios Financieros, Sigma Sociedad Administradora de Fondos de Inversión.

Notable practitioners

Alonso Rey and Gerardo Soto are the key client contacts.

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 has in-depth knowledge of the power sector and is lauded by clients for his "search for ingenious solutions to problems." They go on to highlight his strategic expertise and consider him to be "a great adviser, who is easy to work with both on domestic matters, as well as those on an international level." He boasts a wide-spanning practice, encompassing regulatory and transactional mandates for public and private clients.

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Band 1

María Teresa Quiñones

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

María Teresa Quiñones is considered by clients to be a "great lawyer for regulatory mandates within the power sector." She centres her practice on the negotiation and development of BOOT contracts and PPPs, as well as assisting clients with tariff-setting, power purchase agreements, licensing and sector-related arbitrations. She led the team on the aforementioned Sempra Energy work highlight.

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Band 2

Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Strong" department head Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis is a highly recognised practitioner in this field. Clients appreciate the service he provides, with one asserting that "his advice is invaluable, particularly in situations where regulations are in the process of changing. He is able to draw on his experience and anticipate the possible impact on our activities, which is extremely helpful."

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Band 2

Laub & Quijandría Energy Group

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Anthony Laub is recognised by market sources for his activity in this sector. They assert that he "specialises in power and gas matters." He is well-versed in contractual mandates related to the supply of energy, as well as power purchase agreements.

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Band 2

María del Carmen Tovar Gil

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head María del Carmen Tovar Gil is well-versed in power mandates, with her practice covering concession agreements, regulatory matters, contractual negotiations and bidding processes. She has additional expertise in sector-related disputes and is described by a client as "a very capable lawyer, who analyses situations in depth in order to find a positive solution."

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Band 3

Laub & Quijandría Energy Group

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carlos Gomero garners praise from interviewees, who mention that he has considerable strength in this area and have a "good impression" of his practice. He has experience advising clients on regulatory and financing mandates related to power projects.

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Band 3

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Brendan Oviedo is held in high regard by clients and peers alike. He is described as "a specialist in this field, who performs very well." Others go on to affirm that "he understands all areas of the power sector, including generation, distribution, transmission and regulatory issues." He is routinely retained by both local and international clients.

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Band 3

Rolando Salvatierra

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rolando Salvatierra of Muñiz, Ramírez, Pérez-Taiman & Olaya stands out to market commentators for his practice within the power sector and is well regarded by a client who says that "he provides excellent support to the needs of my company." Others describe him as "a good lawyer with in-depth knowledge of this practice area."

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Band 3

Verónica Sattler

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to clients, head of department Verónica Sattler "provides great and intelligent solutions and is well-versed in handling issues with the regulatory authorities." They go on to praise her "excellent experience" in the power sector. She has in-depth knowledge of bidding processes, concession agreements and PPPs.

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Band 3

Santiváñez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Paul Súmar enjoys considerable recognition from market commentators for his practice in this field. They recognise him as a "solid lawyer, who is well known and has extensive experience in the power sector." His practice covers contractual and regulatory mandates, with particular knowledge of PPPs.

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Associates to watch

Santiváñez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Licy Benzaquén has a strong focus on regulatory matters related to the power sector. She is singled out by impressed clients for her "great knowledge and proactive approach."

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Associates to watch

Inés Vázquez Vargas

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Inés Vázquez Vargas is held in high regard by market commentators, who note that "she is very responsive and a solid practitioner." Another client adds: "She is a power specialist, with good knowledge of both the industry and the relevant legislation."

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