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Provided by María Teresa Quiñones

Latin America

Practice Areas

• Arbitration

• Energy Law & Regulation

• Infrastructure Law - PPP

•. Public and Constitutional Law

•. Telecommunications Law & Regulation

•. Transport Law



• Harvard University School of Law LL.M. (1991).

• Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (JD.: 1990)

Professional Experience:

•. Founder of QA LEGAL (July 2018 to date).

•. Member AMCHAM PERU International Arbitration Court (January 2020 to date).

• Professor of Administrative Law and Regultated Industries at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and Pacific University.

• Former Director of the LL.M. Program on Economic Administrative Law – Universidad del Pacífico (March 2019-March 2020)

•. Former Senior Partner at Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano (1996-2018).

Maria Teresa (Maite)'s practice comprises all legal matters relating to the development of infrastructure projects and network industries (telecommunications, energy, sanitation, transport) including Public-Private Partnerships. She is an expert in the negotiation, award and performance of BOOT, PPP and RER projects, power purchase agreements, third party access, tariff-setting, interconnection, and licensing. Her practice covers the issuance of expert legal opinions on Public Law & Regulation, analysis and drafting of proposed industry regulations, as well as expert opinions and litigation in administrative, as well as in domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

She has been ranked por the past 14 years as a top leading lawyer by Chambers, in the area of Regulatory Energy. She is also top ranked in the areas of Telecommunications, Projects and Public Law. In June 2017, Euromoney awarded her the “Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards” in Energy.

Maite has been appointed as an expert on PublicLaw, Energy and Infrastructure law in 8 ICSID cases and as arbitrator in 22 domestic and international arbitration cases.

In 2020, she was appointed as a member of AMCHAM Peru International Arbitration Court. She is also a board member of the Construction Law Society of Peru.

The World Bank retained her as a legal external consultant, in connection to the following matters: i) analysis and proposed reforms to the existing regulatory framework for the deployment and consolidation of the Fiber Optic National Backbone in Peru, ii) Proposals on the implementation of a “911” emergency service in Peru; iii) Proposals to the National Telecommunications Plan of Peru; iv) Proposals on Infrastructure sharing between electricity and telecommunication operators.

She is a professor of Network Industries and Public Utilities Regulation at the LL.M. Program of Economic Administrative Law at Pacific University and a professor of Administrative Law at the Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru.

Professional Memberships

• Lima Bar Association.

• Harvard Club of Peru

•. Women in the Profession (WIP) Peru

•. Construction Law Society of Peru

• Themis – Law Review.

• Registered arbitrator with the Lima Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Center, AMCHAM PERU and Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru Arbitration Centers


•. Asociacion Iberoamericana de Estudios de la Regulacion (ASIER).


“Renegotiation of Concession Contracts in Peru. Theorical and empiric approach to the causes and consequences”. Coauthored with Jenny Aliaga . Ius et Veritas, Nº 58, agosto 2019.

“Foreign Investment in the Energy Sector in Peru”, in ESPLUGUES MOTA, Carlos (Editor): Inversiones Extranjeras en el Sector Energético en Latinoamérica, Tirant lo Blanch, Ciudad de Mexico, 2016.

“Peru: Recent developments in the electricity markets”, en Energy Expert Guides, Euromoney Trading Limited, March 2016.

“State entepreneurship activity: Unloyal competition and Public utilities” in Revista de Derecho Administrativo N° 12 – Círculo de Derecho Administrativo, Lima 2012.

“Arbitration, Ius Imperium and Concession Contracts”, in Derecho Administrativo y Regulación Económica. Liber Amicorum Gaspar Ariño Ortiz. La Ley. Madrid, September 2011.

“Annotations on the relevance of Universal Service in a Competitive System”. Coauthored with Verónica Sattler. Revista de Derecho Administrativo. Lima, January 2008.

“Electricity Market in Peru: ¿A Uthopy?. Themis No. 50, Revista de Derecho, Lima, August 2005

“Proposed Reforms to the Electricity Regulatory Framework In Peru”, in Latin American Energy Report, July 2005.

“Round Table: Public Utilities on Debate”, in Derecho y Sociedad N° 26. Lima, 2006.

“Licences in Telecommunications”, in La Sociedad de la Información. Nuevas Tendencias de las Telecomunicaciones. Fondo Editorial UPC. Lima, 2003.

 “Concessionaires liability and Force Majeure en the Electricity Sector Laws”. Coauthored with Ramón Vidurrizaga. In Informativo Mineroenergético, Año X, No.1. Enero 2002.

 “In connection to the Legality of the Techical Norm on Electrical Services Quality”. In Informativo Mensual de la Sociedad Nacional de Minería, Petróleo y Energía. Year VIII, N° 7, 1999.

 “Country Analysis - Peru”. In Business Briefing. Emerging Market Investments, World Markets Research Centre. London, 1996.

 “Administrative Proceedings”. In Business Legal Guide – Investing in Peru. 1993.

Chambers Review

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Energy & Natural Resources: Power - Peru
Band 1

Partner María Teresa Quiñones continues to enjoy a stellar reputation in the Peruvian power market.

Public Law - Peru
Band 2

María Teresa Quiñones of QA Legal is frequently seen handling a range of regulatory public law matters for clients from the energy, infrastructure and telecommunications industries. She is also sought out by peers to provide expert opinions on international investment arbitrations before ICSID.

TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) - Peru
Band 3

María Teresa Quiñones of Quiñones Alayza Abogados is routinely involved in telecommunications regulatory and licensing matters.


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