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Mauricio Raffo

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Miranda & Amado

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Lawyer from Universidad de Lima. Partner since 2005, he joined the firm as an associate in 2003. His practice is focused in litigation and arbitration, with experience in regulatory disputes. Has participated in different and important disputes successfully counseling, among others, General Electric in constitutional and penal processes against various high executives; Enersur (Suez’s subsidiary) and Egenor (Duke Energy Internacional’s subsidiary) in one of the arbitral processes most important, that included every corporation of electricity generation in the country and “Electricity Grid Operator “; Natural Gas of Lima and Callao (Ashmore’ subsidiary) and Telefónica, among other local and overseas corporations in various judicial and arbitral processes.


English, Spanish


  • Universidad de Lima, Lawyer (1996).

Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Within: Local practitioners of note (by country)

According to clients, Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados’ Alfredo Bullard is ‘one of the best international arbitration practitioners in Latin America’, regularly acting as both an arbitrator and as counsel; his colleague Huáscar Ezcurra is also ‘a very seasoned arbitration specialist’. Miranda & Amado is noted for its expertise in the oil and gas, construction and transport sectors, and the team includes a number of highly regarded practitioners, such as José Daniel Amado, Mauricio Raffo, Luis Miranda and the ‘up-and-coming’ Martín Chocano. At Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados, Alejandro Manayalle ‘understands the business concerns of his clients and is able to effectively advocate to achieve their goals’; José Tam and Luis Bedoya are further names to note. The team handles a mix of commercial arbitration and investment treaty disputes. Juan José Cárdenas at Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is ‘extremely hard-working, business savvy, and a solid legal thinker’. President of the Peruvian Arbitration Institute, Carlos Soto is also noted.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Miranda & Amado stands out for the sheer size of its practice, strength-in-depth and proven expertise in complex and high-stakes litigation and arbitration. In particular, it has standout experience in regulatory disputes in the electricity, oil and gas, mining, real estate and telecoms sectors. Clients highlight the firm’s procedural knowledge, which is ‘outstanding’, its solution-driven approach and ‘strategic thinking.’ At the helm, Mauricio Raffo is a ‘very skilled trial lawyer’ noted for his creativity and honesty; Raffo and his team are ‘doing an extraordinary job’, while Juan Luis Avendaño V is widely acknowledged as a leading litigator. The practice was boosted by the arrival of eight associates and two partners – Giovanni Priori, who has ‘extensive experience in litigation’ and ‘knows the courts’, and Santiago Carrillo – from legacy dispute resolution boutique, Priori & Carrillo Abogados, which was absorbed by the firm. It also hired regulatory litigator Willy Pedreschi from Benites, Vargas & Ugaz. The team is defending Telefónica del Perú (TdP) in the Supreme Court in claims brought by America Móvil concerning interconnection infringements, claims which were thrown out at the lower court. Boasting a leading international arbitration practice, the firm is representing APM Terminals Callao, part of Maersk Transport and Logistics, in a variety of disputes including one against the state (concerning the construction of a Peruvian port), which was recently filed at the ISCID. The matter is led by arbitration specialist José Daniel Amado. Repsol Group, Siemens and Petroperu all instruct the firm.

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