Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados is a full service firm with 30 practice groups, covering all areas corporate law. All of our teams are at the forefront of the market and regularly participate in the most-complex and sophisticated transactions in the country.
Aviation: Foreign lenders on aircraft finance structures concerning wide-body aircraft; major local and international carriers on permits and authorizations required for their operations and the establishment of offline carrier representation; international reinsurers on claims handling related to major aviation losses, including the largest aviation loss in Peru for the past 25 years; lessors on aircraft leasing and on grounding and repossession of leased aircraft; low-cost carrier in its entry to the Peruvian market.
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: VM Holding on its US$700MM bond issuance under Rule 144A and Reg S.; CBC on its US$500MM international issuance; Credicorp on the US$600MM securitization of CRPAOs for Aeropuertos del Peru; Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, Natixis, Hong Kong Branch, China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited, First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC Singapore Branch, ABN AMRO Bank N.V, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Hong Kong Branch, Postal Savings Bank of China Co., LTD., Beijing Haidian District Subbranch, and China Construction Bank on a US$395MM financing to Minera Chinalco Perú; I Squared Capital on a US$450MM financing; Nexa Resources (Votorantim group) on its US$570MM IPO in the New York and the Toronto Stock Exchanges; BBVA, Credicorp, JP Morgan and Citibank on the US$200MM financing of Tecpetrol.
Energy: Luz del Sur on the bidding process to develop a 426 MW hydroelectric plant (Majes project) with an estimated investment of US$ 610MM; an international mining company on a arbitration proceeding against its energy suppliers for charges in excess of US$ 25MM; successful representation of the Red Electrica Group on the bidding processes and project development of four transmission lines and on the Tintaya-Azángaro 220 kV Transmission Line bidding process; renewable power generation companies with general advice on the implementation of their projects; Tahoe Resources, Cerro Verde, Marcobre and Southern Peru Copper on their energy demands to operate and on the development of their energy plants.
Environment: Cerro Verde on proceedings related to its US$4.7Bn additional expansion; Consorcio Terminales, Marcobre and Luz del Sur on ongoing project developments; Graña y Montero Petrolera on environmental matters related to Blocks I, III, IV and V; Minera Chinalco, Minsur, Repsol Exploración, Compañía Minera Raura, Minera Antares, La Arena, Shahuindo, among others, before the environmental authority on sanctioning proceedings; CD Capital Natural Resources on the environmental legal assessment of “Los Calatos” mining project.
Insurance: International insurance company on the incorporation and regulatory set up of a local subsidiary; international reinsurers on claims handling involving property and casualty coverage; local insurer on regulatory aspects in relation to collective insurance policies; leading insurance companies on compliance with local laws by innovative potential products to be launched in the country; leading insurance company on the design of a strategy for health insurance portfolio transfers
Labor: LPG and mining companies on its union negotiations; two major mining economic groups in the restructuring of services provided between subsidiaries; Peruvian exporter on the progressive dismissal of employees; mining companies challenging amendments and administrative practices involving social security matters.
Litigation: A large transnational company in an arbitration proceeding under the Lima Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Centre related to an investment agreement for the financing and construction of large projects with Peruvian companies and several operations performed; successful representation of mining company on a US$200MM claim involving the annulment of a tax authority previous ruling; public transportation private company on an arbitration against the Lima City Council involving the termination of concession agreements by the latter; mining company on an arbitration claim against its subcontractor involving damages arisen from contractual obligations underperformance; international hotel operator on several arbitration and judiciary proceedings involving its local operations.
M&A: I Squared Capital on its acquisition of Duke Energy International’s regional business for US$1.2Bn; acquisition by CBC of a 100% interest in a subsidiary of Ambev Peru; I Squared Capital on the acquisition of IC Power’s entire Latin American energy portfolio for US$1.2Bn; United health on the takeover of Banmedica regional business via public offering for US$2.8Bn, China Southern Power in its acquisition of Brookfield stake in Transelec for US$ 1.3 Bn.
Mining: MMG on its US$5.85Bn investment in Las Bambas mine; Chinalco on the development of its US$4.8Bn Toromocho mine; Antamina on its US$1.5Bn expansion; HudBay on its US$1.79Bn Constancia copper project; Freeport McMoRan on the US$4.7Bn additional expansion of its Cerro Verde mine; Tahoe Resources on the operation of its Rio Alto and Shahuindo mines; successful representation of Chinalco, Pan American Silver, Bechtel and MINSUR on the defense against alleged breaches of mining, security and environmental regulations.
O&G: Exxon Mobil on the sale of its lubricants and fuels business to Empresas Copec for US$747MM; Sempra on its intended acquisition of GSP; Gases del Norte on the ongoing bidding process for the award of the US$230MM concession for the distribution of natural gas in northern Peru; Gases del Pacífico on the US$250MM transport and subsequent commercial distribution of LNG throughout northern Peru; Exxon Mobil on the regulatory treatment to two pipelines connecting the port of Callao to its lubricants’ plant; Shell on matters relating to LNG exports; Karoon Gas on the licensing and permitting required to undertaking the very first deep water exploration in Peru (valued at approximately 1 – 3 billion, depending on the results of drilling); and ENEL Generacion (ex EDEGEL) on a tariff-related dispute against the natural gas distribution concessionaire of Lima.
Project Finance: Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Securities and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on the US$ 396MM financing of the expansion of Metro Line 1; Termochilca on its US$136MM expansion of its gas-fired power plant; PeruRail on its US$131MM expansion of its railways; Natixis on the US$173MM financing of the Carhuaquero-Cajamarca-Norte-Caclic-Moyobamba transmission-line.
Tax: Hudbay on a US$3.5MM tax audit and subsequent challenge of VAT credit; representation on tax matters and proceedings of Antamina, Hudbay, Las Bambas, Panasonic, Microsoft, among others.