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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

Projects

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What the team is known for

Top-tier team boasting a highly respected practice assisting both lenders and borrowers in complex financing and development matters. Well equipped to advise on concession agreements, public bidding processes and regulatory mandates. Also highly skilled at tackling contentious issues and is regularly retained by clients with important activity in the construction, mining and energy sectors. New additions to the client roster include LatAm Logistics Properties.

Strengths

Clients say that the firm "always provides a high standard of service due to their technical expertise and commercial advice." Other sources like that "they were always present during the entire process; they were always close at hand, even beyond working hours."

Work highlights

Instructed by a syndicate of nine international banks lead by Mizuho Bank and BBVA Securities to advise on a USD355 million syndicated loan granted to Contugas for the refinancing of its existing energy projects.

Notable practitioners

Partner Fernando Molina elicits praise from clients, who affirm: "He is very clear in his explanations and analyses risks in a good manner, because he is very thorough and doesn't complicate things; for me he is excellent."

Co-head of department and partner Jean Paul Chabaneix earns the plaudits of clients, who report he has "provided out-of-the-box thinking in a difficult matter and his knowledge of the market is useful." Other interviewees state: "I think he is a high-quality lawyer and we have a good relationship with him." He has proven expertise in project finance mandates.

Partner Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado acts as co-head of department and market commentators deem him to be "an excellent lawyer," while other sources go on to recognise his expertise in financing operations for mining projects, as well as his reputation in this field.

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Overview

Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados has had a significant presence in the Peruvian project finance market for over four decades, throughout which we have represented scores of international and local players.  We have a wealth of experience representing all sides of a deal, whether commercial lenders, multilaterals lenders, export-credit agencies, debtors, underwriters, issuers, sponsors, guarantors, agents, financial advisors or others.

Our lawyers typically participate in project finances since their earlier stages, from the due diligence and bankability analysis to the drafting of the relevant financing documentation, the design of the security package and its applicability to cover different groups of lenders, and the satisfaction of the disbursement conditions.  We are regularly entrusted with complex project financings in Peru.

Our Project Finance practice group is currently the largest in the Peruvian market in terms of number of lawyers. This allows us to advice in several large transactions simultaneously without reducing the work place which project financings typically require. Also, we are one of the very few Peruvian law firms with truly specialized practice groups in order to provide a comprehensive legal advice in project financing transactions, irrespective of industry.  These two strengths, together with our solid tax practice, have proven invaluable to project finance clients.

Members

Araujo, Alejandro

Baldeón, Francisco

Benavides, Óscar

Cáceres, Augusto

Carrano, Ítalo

Chabaneix, Jean Paul

Cornejo, Nicolás

De Vinatea, Juan Diego

Ferrero, Claudio

Molina, Fernando

Projects Department

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

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Department location

Avenida San Felipe 758

Lima

Lima

Peru

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Peru

Projects


Fernando Molina
Band 3
Jean Paul Chabaneix
Band 2
Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado
Band 3