Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados is a full-service firm with 30 practice groups, covering all areas of corporate law. All of its teams are at the forefront of the market and regularly participate in the most complex and sophisticated matters, including cross-border deals and international arbitration claims. The firm has represented clients in most major Peruvian projects and transactions in the past five decades, as well as in high-calibre legal matters in areas such as antitrust, aviation, banking and finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, corporate and M&A, employment, energy, environmental, infrastructure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation and arbitration, natural resources, privatisations and concessions, project development and finance, real estate, tax and telecommunications, among others. The firm is a member of Interlaw, World Services Group and Employment Law Alliance.
The firm was awarded ‘Latin America Law Firm of the Year 2018’ and ‘Law Firm of the Year 2020’ in Peru by Chambers and Partners (repeating the awards also won in 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012 and 2010); ‘Law Firm of the Year 2020’ in Peru by Who’s Who Legal (uninterruptedly since 2006); ‘Law Firm of the Year 2021’ in Peru by IFLR and ‘Law Firm of the Year 2019’ by ITR.
Main areas of practice
Banking, corporate finance and capital markets
The firm covers bank finance, debt and equity capital markets, structured finance, trade finance, acquisition finance, derivatives and regulatory matters. Recent highlights include advising Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Securities and Santander Investment in the US$563 million 144A/Reg S bond issuance by Metro de Lima Linea 2; Impala in its US$250 million financing granted by ING, Banco de Crédito del Perú, Citibank and The Bank of Nova Scotia.
Corporate & M&A
The firm regularly participates in the largest, most complex and sophisticated M&A transactions. It also provides regular corporate counselling to a significant number of the most important companies operating in Peru. Recent highlights include advising Sempra in its US$3.59 billion sale of Luz del Sur; Warburg Pincus in its US$500 million acquisition of Cambridge and Altair schools; GyM in its US$130 million equity issuance; Pan American Silver in its US$1.07 billion corporate reorganisation; Solarpack in its US$51MM acquisition of Tacna Solar and Panamericana Solar.
The firm has been involved in the development and financing of some of the most important energy projects in Peru. Recent highlights include hydropower and other renewable projects; Celeo Redes in the public bidding for three transmission lines; Red Eléctrica group on the development of transmission projects; Tahoe Resources, Antamina, Cerro Verde, Marcobre and Southern Peru Copper on the energy requirements for their mines and the development of power plants and transmission lines.
Natural resources and environmental
Premier mining and oil and gas companies with large-scale projects in Peru have entrusted the firm with their regulatory, social, environmental, contentious and transactional matters. Recent highlights include advising Southern Peru Copper in successful bid to acquire Michiquillay with an expected investment of US$2.5 billion; Tahoe Resources in its integration with Pan American Silver for US$1.1 billion; Marcobre on the development of the Mina Justa project for US$1.5 billion; Antamina on US$1.5 billion expansion.
The firm is recognised as the leading tax practice in the country for its advice on tax planning, tax litigation and transfer pricing, as well as for its experience in tax matters in domestic and cross-border M&A, financial and reorganisation transactions. Recent highlights include representation on tax matters and proceedings of Rimac Compañía de Seguros (US$30 million) and Minsur (US$100 million); Hudbay on challenging US$3.5 million in tax credits by the tax authority.
Pro bono work
The firm is a signatory of the Vance Center’s Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas, is member of Thomson Reuters’s TrustLaw Connect and provides pro bono advice to, among others, Agora Partnertships, Corporación Instiglio, Waves for Development and Osgoode Hall Law School of York University (Canada).
Av. San Felipe 758 - Jesús María - Lima 15072 - Perú
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