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Roberto MacLean

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Masters of Law from New York University Law School, Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Partner since 1999, with vast experience in diverse corporate, finance and capital markets transactions, mainly in acquisitions, project finance and infrastructure projects. Has recently advised Peru LNG in the finance of its project on construction of a pipeline of natural gas and a LNG plant for US$ 3,800 million. Currently counsels the promoters of a hydroelectric project of 1000MW; the promoters of a project for the distribution of vehicular natural gas and the promoters of a petrochemical project. Has advised Abengoa Transmisión Norte in the finance of its high-voltage transmission line of 700 kilometers. Has conducted the acquisition of diverse corporations, both under the regime of the Peruvian Corporation Law as under the General Law for Bankruptcy Proceedings.


English, Spanish


  • New York University Law School, Masters of Law – LL.M. (1993).
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lawyer (1991).


Banking and finance

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Roberto MacLean - Miranda & Amado

Within: Banking and finance

The ‘exceptional’ team at Miranda & Amado draws widespread praise both locally and internationally for its expertise in sophisticated transactions and bank regulatory work, including an impressive track record in establishing and licensing new banks in the jurisdiction. Indeed, it’s regulatory work is ‘at the highest level within Peru and compares very favourably with international firms’, while overall the firm is ‘among the best in Peru in banking and financial matters’. Accordingly, it is the preferred choice for an array of market-leading banks and financial institutions, such as JP Morgan Chase, HSBC and Citibank. The firm acted for Bank of America, Citigroup, Credicorp Capital and JP Morgan Chase as underwriters of Peru LNG’s $940m senior notes issue, and advised leading domestic bank trio BBVA Banco Continental, Banco de Crédito del Perú (BCP) and Scotiabank Peru on their $174m syndicated loan to the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima for its 2016-18 investment plan. Other showcase deals include advice to French investment bank, Natixis and ABN AMRO on their refinancing of a £475m credit facility for commodity trading and logistics company Trafigura Peru, while project finance work included advising Banco Santander and Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) on its $183m loan to Terminal Portuario Paracas for the development and upgrade of the Puerto General San Martín de Pisco project. Fees are ‘very reasonable for the quality of the work provided’. Key figures in the ‘knowledgeable’ and well-resourced team are: department head José Miguel Puiggros; Rafael Corzo and Nydia Guevara who together are noted for their ‘good knowledge of the industry’; Juan Luis Avendaño Cisneros, who is ‘very good, not only at providing legal advice but in explaining the regulatory environment’; Roberto MacLean; and Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Miranda & Amado remains hard to beat for complex, high-value and cross-border transactions, often earning the role of regional Latin American co-ordinator for deals. The heavyweight, 26-lawyer team, matched in resources by few firms in the market, provides ‘excellent industry knowledge, good response times and precise advice’. Clients also rate the personalised service: namely, attention from partners and an understanding of the client’s business. Luis Miranda succeeded Bruno Amiel as corporate head, with Amiel stepping up into the firm’s strategy committee. Miranda brings ‘commitment and creativity’ to the table and led advice to fuel retailer Primax on its $300m purchase of almost 450 petrol stations from competitor Grupo Pecsa. The experienced Roberto MacLean, assisted by banking and insurance specialist Rafael Corzo and head of tax Rocío Liu, acted for Intercorp Financial Services on its $268m acquisition of Peruvian insurance and mortgage companies Seguros Sura and Hipotecaria Sura from Sura Asset Management and Group Wiese respectively. The department’s six corporate and M&A-focused partners also include: the ‘very sharpBruno Amiel, who has a ‘strong character which is perfect in a tough negotiation environment’; Nathalie Paredes, who led TC Latin America Partners on its acquisition of Villa en El Polo real estate project, comprising the construction of 941 apartments in Lima; and Anahi Com. The 20-strong associate bench includes María Pía Talavera, who ‘stands out’ for her ‘relevant legal advice’. Clients include Telefónica del Perú, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Mexican pharmaceutical, Laboratorios Sanfer.

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