Professional Notice

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados


We are 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 Peru. We have extensive experience handling cross-border matters, including award-winning deals and international litigation and arbitration claims. 

We have been awarded “Latin American Law Firm of the Year 2018”, by Chambers and Partners, and have further been granted the “Law Firm of Year: Peru” award from Who’s Who Legal the past 13 years and six times in the past nine years by Chambers and Partners. Highlights of late include advising:

Banking and finance: VM Holding on its Rule 144A and Reg S US$700 million bond issuance; CBC on its US$500 million international issuance; Credicorp on the US$600 million securitisation of CRPAOs for Aeropuertos del Peru; I Squared Capital on a US$450 million financing; Nexa Resources on its US$570 million IPO in the New York and the Toronto Stock Exchanges.

Energy: Luz del Sur in their tariff fixing procedures, power purchase agreements and the development of their generation projects; successful representation of the Red Electrica Group in the public bidding and development of multiple transmission lines and project implementation; general counsel to various generation companies of both conventional and renewable energy; Tahoe Resources, Antamina, Cerro Verde, Marcobre, among others, on their energy demands to operate their mining activities and in the development of their own energy plants.

Litigation: Successful representation of an international client in an arbitration proceeding against a local energy developer. The tribunal included well-known international arbitrator and proceeding was conducted considering international standards. Successful representation an US energy subsidiary in an arbitration proceeding against a local energy generation company.

M&A: United health on the takeover of Banmedica’s regional business via public offering for US$2.8 billion; Sale of Quicorp for US$583 million; I Squared Capital on the acquisition of IC Power’s entire Latin American energy portfolio for US$1.2 billion; China Southern Power in its acquisition of Brookfield stake in Transelec for US$1.3 billion.

Mining: Southern Peru Copper in its successful bid to acquire Michiquillay with an expected investment of US$2.5 billion; Tahoe Resources on its sale to Pan American Silver for US$1.1 billion; Marcobre on the US$900 million financing of Mina Justa project; Antamina on its US$1.5 billion expansion; Freeport McMoRan on the US$4.7 billion additional expansion of Cerro Verde; and Barrick in its strategic plans to expand Lagunas Norte. 

O&G: Exxon Mobil on the sale of its lubricants and fuels business for US$747 million; Gases del Norte on the process for the award of the US$230 million concession for the distribution of natural gas; Gases del Pacífico on the US$250 million transport and subsequent commercial distribution of LNG; Karoon Gas on the permitting required for the first deepwater exploration in Peru.

Project finance: Natixis on the US$141 million financing of the transmission line of Concessionaire Transmission Line (Bow Power); PeruRail on the US$131 million financing for Las Bambas transport project; The Bank of Nova Scotia y Sumitomo on the US$366 million refinancing to Fenix Power; Mizuho and Sumitomo on the US$ 396 million financing of the expansion of Metro Line 1; Natixis on the US$173 million financing of the Carhuaquero-Cajamarca-Norte-Caclic-Moyobamba transmission-line.

Tax: Successful representation before the Tax Court concerning income tax refund of Rimac Compañía de Seguros (US$30 million) and Minsur (US$100 million); Hudbay on a US$3.5 million tax audit and subsequent challenge of VAT credit.

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