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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

Latin America 2023
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Provided by Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados
Latin America

Head Partner: Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado
Number of partners: 48
Number of lawyers: 180
Languages: Mandarin, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
We are a full-service firm with more than 30 practice groups, covering all areas of corporate law. All of our teams are at the forefront of the market and regularly participate in the most complex and sophisticated transactions in Peru. We have extensive experiencehandling cross-border matters, including award-winning deals and international litigation and arbitration claims.We have been awarded “Latin American Law Firm of the Year 2018 and 2021”, by Chambers and Partners and have further been recognized as “Law Firm of Year: Peru” repeatedly byWho’s Who Legal, Chambers and Partners and IFLR, among other leading international publications for more than a decade.

Recent Accolades:
The firm was awarded ‘Latin America Law Firm of the Year 2018 and 2021’ and ‘Law Firm of the Year 2020’ in Peru by Chambers and Partners (repeating the award also won in 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012 and 2010); ‘Law Firm of the Year 2021’ in Peru by Who’s Who Legal (uninterruptedly since 2006); ‘Law Firm of the Year 2021’ in Peru by IFLR and ‘Law Firm of the Year 2019’ by ITR.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Banking, Corporate Finance & Capital Markets:
The firm covers bank finance, debt and equity capital markets, structured finance, trade finance, acquisition finance, derivatives and regulatory matters. Recent highlights include advising Compañía Minera Antamina in the US$ 1 billion financing granted by a lenders syndicate comprised by Bank of Nova Scotia, MUFG Bank, Bank of China, BBVA, ICBC, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH, Citibank and JP Morgan; Minsur, in a US$ 300 million refinancing granted by Bank of America and Banco Santander; Aenza, in its offering of US$ 90 million convertible bonds, becoming the first publicly listed company to issue convertible bonds in Peru.

Corporate & M&A:
The firm regularly participates in the largest, most complex and sophisticated M&A transactions. It also provides regular corporate counseling to a significant number of the most important companies operating in Peru. Recent highlights include advising Grupo Werthein in its regional acquisition of entertainment company Vrio from US telecommunications group AT&T. Vrio operates the DirecTV and Sky entertainment systems; DP World Group and DP World Peru in the sale of portoperator Cosmos Agencia Marítima to Andino Investment Holding.

Energy:
The firm has been involved in the development and financing of some of the most important energy projects in Peru. Recent highlights include hydropower and other renewable projects: Solarpack, in the planning, execution and development ofthe San Martín Solar project (former “La Joya” Power Plant) located in the southern regions; Marcobre, in all the regulatory aspects in connection with the legal strategy for securing reliable energy supply of its “Mina Justa” mining project.

Infrastructure:
The firm has extensive experience in the development, financing and regulatory aspects involving ports, airports, toll roads, railways, transmission lines and sanitation, among other areas. It provides regular advice to BBVA, Banco de Sabadell and Banco Santander in a US$150 million revolving construction loan granted to Metro de Lima Linea 2; Cifi Latam, in a US$65 million project financing transaction; Lima Airport Partners, in the financing for the design, finance, engineering, construction, commission, and completion of the expansion of the Jorge Chávez International Airport.

Intellectual Property:
The firm provides a full range of services, including consultancy, protection and enforcement of rights involving patents, trademarks, trade names, copyright, domain names and related rights. The firm’s portfolio includes some of the most valuable brands worldwide.

Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm’s litigation and arbitration practice group is also recognised as the clear market leader by clients and peers alike. It covers disputes in all areas of law, including civil, commercial, insurance, insolvency, antitrust, labour, energy and regulatory litigation and tax, as well as white collar crime in high-profile leading cases. The firm’s lawyers have acted as counsel, arbitrators, legal experts and consultants in proceedings before local and international arbitration institutions. Representation an US energy subsidiary in an arbitration proceeding against local Generation Company. Successful representation of a mining company in a procedure to release a letter of guarantee in the legal process against Tax Authority.

Natural Resources & Environmental:
Premier mining and oil and gas companies with large-scale projects in Peru have entrusted the firm with their regulatory, social, environmental, contentious and transactional matters. Recent highlights include advising Barrick Gold Corporation- In the sale of Minera Barrick Misquichilca S.A. (“MBM”), the owner of the Lagunas Norte mine in Peru ("Lagunas Norte") to Boroo Pte Ltd (Singapore); Matheson Tri-Gas to operate Petroperu’s Hydrogen and Nitrogen plants in the new Talara Refinery, in northern Peru.

Tax:
The firm is recognised as the leading tax practice in the country for its advice on tax planning, tax litigation and transfer pricing, as well as for its experience in tax matters in domestic and cross-border M&A, financial and reorganisation transactions. Recent highlights include representation on tax matters and proceedings of Rimac Compañía de Seguros (US$30MM) and Minsur (US$100MM); Hudbay on challenging US$3.5MM in tax credits by the tax authority.

Pro-Bono Work:
The firm is a signatory of the Vance Center’s Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas, is member of Thomson Reuters’s TrustLaw Connect and provides probono advice to, among others, Agora Partnertships, Corporación Instiglio, Waves for Development and Osgoode Hall Law School of York University (Canada).

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados rankings

Latin America Guide 2023
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Peru
Banking & Finance
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance
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Banking & Finance
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Lawyers
Jean Paul Chabaneix
1
Jean Paul Chabaneix
1
Band 1
Fernando Molina
2
Fernando Molina
2
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Luis Enrique Palacios
4
Luis Enrique Palacios
4
Band 4
Bankruptcy/Restructuring
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2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Bankruptcy/Restructuring
2
Bankruptcy/Restructuring
2
Band 2
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Guillermo Puelles
1
Guillermo Puelles
1
Band 1
Renzo Rossi
Renzo Rossi
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Capital Markets
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
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Capital Markets
2
Capital Markets
2
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Nydia Guevara Villavicencio
2
Nydia Guevara Villavicencio
2
Band 2
Competition/Antitrust
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Competition/Antitrust
3
Competition/Antitrust
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Band 3
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Verónica Sattler
3
Verónica Sattler
3
Band 3
Corporate/M&A
1 Department
5 Ranked Lawyers
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Corporate/M&A
1
Corporate/M&A
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Band 1
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Jean Paul Chabaneix
2
Jean Paul Chabaneix
2
Band 2
Luis Enrique Palacios
3
Luis Enrique Palacios
3
Band 3
Eduardo López
4
Eduardo López
4
Band 4
Jorge Trelles
5
Jorge Trelles
5
Band 5
Nicolás Cornejo
U
Nicolás Cornejo
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Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
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3 Ranked Lawyers
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Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
2
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
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José Tam
2
José Tam
2
Band 2
Italo Carrano
3
Italo Carrano
3
Band 3
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