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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 at the IFLR Americas Awards.

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, labor, tax and antitrust.

International work: the firm is a member of Affinitas, an alliance of leading Latin American law firms that includes: Barros & Err?zuriz in Chile; G?mez-Pinz?n in Colombia; and Mijares, Angoitia Cortes and Fuentes in Mexico. Affinitas is one of only five leading regional law firm networks recognized by Chambers Latin America.

Main practice areas

Banking, finance and capital markets: during the last five years, Miranda & Amado has participated in finance and capital markets transactions with an aggregate value of more than USD 30 billion. The firm has advised on the formation of five banks in Peru, more than any other firm, and has participated in more international securities offerings than any other Peruvian firm in recent years and almost all international offerings by Peruvian banks.

Projects and natural resources: in the past two years the firm advised on 12 major mining, oil and gas, power and infrastructure projects and related transactions, involving total investments and financing in excess of $28bn. It is a top choice for projects that have never been tried before in Peru, and is currently advising on the largest infrastructure project ever in Peru and the first project of its kind in the oil and gas sector.

Corporate/M&A: from 2015 to 2017 the firm advised on around 40 high-end and/or complex M&A deals with a total value of around $5bn, including all the market's headline deals. The firm is highly active in cross-border deals and stands out for its experience as lead counsel co-ordinating regional cross-border M&A.

Labor and employment: Miranda & Amado is the market leader in labor law and has the largest department comprising 36 fully qualified lawyers, including five partners and two senior counsels. The firm participates in the market's most complex, sensitive and strategic matters. It handles the entire range of non-contentious and contentious labor and employment matters such as: specialized consultancy, including social security and safety at work matters; planning and strategy on employment restructuring; collective bargaining and arbitration; and has participated in many of the largest, most complex and high-profile cases in Peru in recent years, representing clients before the Labour Authority and all levels of the courts.

Dispute resolution: the firm has the largest department in the country, with over 25 lawyers, including six partners and two counsels, dedicated to dispute resolution, handling more than 300 proceedings, including litigation before all levels of Peruvian courts, as well as local and international arbitration. The firm is a pioneer in international investment arbitration and continuously advises foreign investors in ICSID arbitration.

  • Partners

  • 28

  • Other fee-earners: 100+
  • Total staff: 220+

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