Miranda & Amado is a full-service firm with an international outlook. A market leader across a range of practice areas, it is renowned for its expert handling of highly sophisticated transactions and cross-border deals for a predominantly multinational clientele. The firm also stands out for its experience as lead counsel coordinating regional cross-border M&A transactions.
Miranda & Amado has won the Peru Law Firm of the Year and the Client Service awards at the Chambers Latin America Awards and has been shortlisted for Latin America Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Global Awards. The firm has also recently been named Peru Law Firm of the Year by IFLR.
Miranda & Amado covers all practice areas while maintaining its boutique approach to highly sophisticated matters in sectors such as electricity, oil and gas, telecoms, mining, infrastructure, real estate and banking and finance. Expertise in these fields is supplemented by market leading practice groups in finance, M&A, litigation, labour, tax and antitrust.
Alliances: The firm is a founding member of Affinitas, an alliance of leading Latin American law firms that includes Barros & Errázuriz Abogados in Chile; Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta in Colombia; and Mijares, Angoitia Cortes y Fuentes in Mexico. It is also a member of the global tax network Taxand, which has independent member firms in more than 40 countries.
Main practice areas
Banking, finance and capital markets: The firm is consistently involved in the market’s biggest, most sophisticated and innovative transactions, particularly cross-border deals; the firm advised on banking, finance and capital markets deals totalling USD21 billion from mid-2014 to mid-2015. Its capital markets practice is unrivalled, participating in more international debt offerings than any other Peruvian firm in recent years and almost all international offerings by Peruvian banks. It also stands out for its unique regulatory banking experience, having advised on the formation of five banks in Peru, more than any other firm.
Projects and natural resources: The firm advises on the biggest, most complex and innovative projects. In recent years, the firm has advised on dozens of major projects and related transactions, involving total investments and financing in the tens of billions of US dollars. It is a top choice for projects that have never been tried before in Peru, currently advising on the largest infrastructure project ever in Peru and the first project of its kind in the oil and gas sector. The firm has a fully integrated approach, serving as a ‘one-stop shop’ for clients seeking to develop or finance any kind of project and stands out for advising sponsors and financial institutions on major energy, mining and infrastructure projects.
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions: The firm is consistently involved in the market’s biggest, most sophisticated and innovative M&A deals. During 2015 and 2016, the firm advised on around 25 high-end and/or complex M&A deals with a total value of around 3.5 billion, including all the market’s headline deals. Other matters include high-end JVs, corporate reorganisations, strategic contracts, solving complex problems and creating complex corporate structures. The firm is highly active in cross-border deals and stands out for its experience as lead counsel coordinating regional cross-border M&A.
Labour and employment: The firm participates in the market’s most complex, sensitive and strategic matters. It handles general labour and social security matters, legal opinions, planning and strategy, restructuring, collective bargaining and negotiations with unions and the government, and has participated in many of the biggest litigation cases in Peru in recent years.