Mr Abastos is a leading corporate lawyer who has extensive experience in M&A, capital markets, banking and finance, sovereign financing, projects, PPPs and infrastructure. He has been a partner at the firm since 2005.
José Manuel was general counsel at Citibank Perú, covering its corporate and consumer businesses. He has worked in landmarking transactions. He was a foreign associate in New York at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in New York (2001–2002) and at Baker & McKenzie (1995–1996). He was also head of the legal department at COPRI (today Proinversión), among other positions.
He has been ranked by prestigious legal directories such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500; LACCA and IFLR1000.
Mr Abastos graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru and has a postgraduate diploma on legal aspects of privatisation by the International Law Institute of Washington, DC (1993), and on construction contracts by the International Development Law Institute of Rome (1991).
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