Mr Avendaño has been a partner since 2003 and co-managing partner since 2010. He does extensive work for financial institutions in all types of lending, derivatives and capital market financings. He has participated in almost all cross-border issuances by Peruvian banks, assisting foreign investment banks in structuring the first tier one hybrids, tier two subordinated notes and MT-100 securitisations (for approximately US$20 billion) and different structured instruments and derivatives. His regular clients include Citi, BBVA, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, IIC, JP Morgan, Bank of America – Merril Lynch Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered, Sumitomo Mitsui and Interbank,. Mr Avendaño is also a counsellor in banking and financial regulation.
He received an LLM degree from Yale Law School and a JD degree from Universidad de Lima, and was an associate with Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle in New York from 1998 to 2000. He is fluent in English.