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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

Environment

3 ranked lawyersBand 1PeruLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Outstanding full-service firm boasting a top-tier environment team. Proven to be well versed in dealing with complex environmental compliance cases relating to the hydrocarbons industry, as well as assisting companies active in mining, forestry and infrastructure. Skilled in advising clients on environmental impact assessments, interactions with the competent authorities and litigation proceedings challenging sanctions. Impressive client portfolio sees the addition of Energy Development Corporation and Minera Hampton de Perú.

Strengths

"Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados has an elite team of lawyers that are well equipped to handle complex environmental matters," an interviewee enthuses, while another observer says: "They are indispensable to me in Peru. Their service is brilliant and their professional team is very responsive."

A client states: "I know I am with the best firm in the Peruvian environmental market because of their expertise, as well as their knowledge of the heavily regulated environmental legislation in Peru." They add: "We always go to them when we need to clarify how our matters will fit within the country's legal framework."

Work highlights

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados represented Pan American Silver Huaron in an administrative sanctioning procedure before the Environmental Court of the Agency of Environmental Assessment and Enforcement (OEFA) relating to alleged non-compliance with applicable environmental regulations.

Notable practitioners

A client endorses Francisco Tong for the "quality of his work," adding: "Not only does Francisco Tong offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in the environment arena, but he is also willing to patiently search for the right answers and go the extra mile for his clients."

Outstanding practitioner Jenny Caldas joins the top tier for the first time this year after receiving ample praise from interviewees for her front-running environment practice. One client describes her as "one of the best environmental lawyers in Peru," while another appreciates that "she is a multifaceted lawyer that not only offers extensive environmental experience but also has a vast knowledge of the law." An interviewee compounds such praise by stating: "When I am looking for a lawyer for an environmental sanctioning proceeding, her name is the first one that comes up."

Úrsula Zavala is commended by interviewees for her experience advising clients on the environmental aspects of mining transactions, with one reporting: "She has a very good knowledge of the Peruvian environmental legislation and great analytical skills." Another interviewee also appreciates that "she knows how we operate as a company and understands our business dynamics."

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Overview

Our Environmental Law team advises clients on compliance and monitoring of environmental and sanitation obligations, and the development of community relations strategies in mining, oil and gas, electricity and agroindustry, among other economic activities.

We participate in securing permits, in land purchase strategies, cadastral surveys, inspection and litigation processes and in our client’s interaction with the authorities. We conduct environmental due diligences for M&A transactions, for project finance and for obtaining environmental certifications.

Our advice covers design and qualification aspects for access to financing mechanisms for projects with high environmental impact, as well as on securing environmental certifications. Also, we work with business associations in drafting proposals for reforming environmental legislation.

Members

Barrios, Francisco

Benavides, Óscar

Caldas, Jenny

Del Busto, Juan Carlos

Delgado, Mariana

Pachas, Diego

Zavala, Úrsula

Zavala, Úrsula

Environment

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

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Location

Av. Felipe Pardo y Aliaga

652 piso 8

San Isidro

Lima

Lima

Peru

15073

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Peru

Environment


Francisco Tong
Band 3
Jenny Caldas
Band 1
Úrsula Zavala
Band 3