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 for the third time by IFLR, and Peru Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review.
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 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 biggest, most sophisticated and innovative transactions in the Peruvian and Latin American market, particularly cross-border deals. It has participated in the past five years in finance and capital markets transactions with an aggregate value of more than US$30 billion. Its capital markets practice is unrivalled, participating in approximately 70 per cent of all international offerings made by Peruvian issuers. It also has a unique experience in banking regulation, as it has participated in the formation of five Peruvian banks in the past 15 years, more than any other firm in Peru.
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, 2016 and 2017 the firm advised on around 40 high-end and/or complex M&A deals with a total value of around US$5 billion, including all the market’s headline deals. Other matters include high-end JVs, corporate reorganisations, strategic contracts, structuring and implementing real estate investments, 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, focused in the prevention and resolution of labour conflicts. 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.