Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados is a full service firm with 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 the country. We have extensive experience handling cross-border matters, including award-winning deals and international litigation and arbitration claims.
We have received the “Law Firm of Year: Peru” by Chambers and Partners, five times in the past eight years, and the last 11 years by Who’s Who Legal.
2016 highlights include advising:
Aviation : Lenders in the industry of aircraft finance structures concerning wide-body aircraft; local carriers on permits and authorisations required for their operations; international reinsurers on claims handling related to aviation losses.
B&F : Scotiabank and Credicorp on a S/295MM bond offering and liability management effort of Coazúcar; Credicorp on the US$600MM securitisation of CRPAOs for Aeropuertos del Peru; Scotiabank on a S/220MM financing to Auna; The Bank of Nova Scotia SMBE on a US$365MM financing to Fenix Power; Orazul Energía on a US$450MM acquisition financing; Natixis on a US$150MM facility to Chinalco Peru.
Bankruptcy : Trafigura on the ongoing US$660MM bankruptcy of Doe Run Peru; HSBC in the cross-border insolvency of China Fishery Group/Copeinca worth US$1.5Bn.
Energy : Tesur on the development of its Tintaya-Socabaya, Azángaro-Juliaca-Puno, and Montalvo-Los Héroes transmission-lines; AEF Pipeline on its natural liquid gas thermal project; renewable power generation companies on project implementation.
Litigation : Successful representation of a mining company on a US$200MM claim; public transportation company on an arbitration claim against the Lima City Council involving the termination of concession agreements.
M&A : I Squared Capital on its acquisition of Duke Energy International’s regional business for US$1.2Bn; Prudential on the indirect acquisition of a 40% stake in AFP Habitat for US$529MM; Brookfield on the acquisition of a majority stake in Rutas de Lima; Mifarma in the acquisition of Boticas Arcángel; AEI in the sale of Fenix Power for US$786MM.
Mining : MMG on its US$5.85Bn investment in Las Bambas mine; Chinalco on the development of its US$4.8Bn Toromocho mine; Antamina on its US$1.5Bn expansion; HudBay on its US$1.79Bn Constancia copper project; Freeport McMoRan on the US$4.7Bn additional expansion of its Cerro Verde mine; Tahoe Resources on the operation of its Rio Alto and Shahuindo mines; successful representation of Chinalco, Pan American Silver, Bechtel and MINSUR on the defense against alleged breaches of mining, security and environmental regulations.
O&G : Exxon Mobil on the sale of its lubricants and fuels business for US$747MM; Sempra on its intended acquisition of GSP; Gases del Pacífico on the US$250MM transport and commercial distribution of LNG.
Project-Finance : Termochilca on its US$136MM expansion of its gas-fired power plant; PeruRail on its US$131MM expansion of its railways; Natixis on the US$173MM financing of the Carhuaquero-Cajamarca-Norte-Caclic-Moyobamba transmission-line; BNP Paribas and CAF on the US$210MM notes financing of Lima metro’s Linea-1.
Tax : Hudbay on a US$3.5MM tax audit and subsequent challenge of VAT credit; representation on tax matters and proceedings of Antamina, Hudbay, Antamina, Las Bambas, Panasonic, Microsoft, among others.