Electricity in Peru

Miranda & Amado

Advising on the whole chain of electricity production, transmission and distribution, Miranda & Amado acts for numerous lead companies in the sector, whether electricity producers and distributors or major purchasers of power and its infrastructure, such as mining companies. The team is playing a key role in discussions concerning regulatory changes to the country’s tariff regime in the natural gas market, which will impact significantly on electricity generation projects. Integral to its success is practice head Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis, who has deep industry expertise and is exceptionally hands on. Continuing to raise her profile, Marifé Martinelli has many years’ experience advising on the regulatory and administrative aspects of the sector, while senior associate Pedro A Morales is also specialised in the sector.

Practice head(s):

Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis


The firm’s lawyers have extensive knowledge of the electricity sector, advising the main companies of the same in their most complex cases.’

They differ in that they have a holistic view of the sector, focusing on the needs of the client, beyond the purely legal analysis.’

Key clients

Engie Energia Peru

IC Power/Kallpa Generacion/Cerro del Aguila/Samay/ORAZUL Energy

Enel Generación/Enel Distribución

Cálidda Energía


ISA REP – Red de Energía del Peru

Atlántica Yield / Aby Concession Perú/ATN/Aby Transmisión Sur/ATN2 )

Abengoa Peru

Minera Chinalco Peru

Petroperu (Proyecto de Modernización de la Refineria Talara)

El Pedregal

Clorox Peru

Aqua Energía


Vanguard International

Work highlights

  • Advising Minera Chinalco Peru on all the regulatory issues and procedures related to the supply of electricity to the Toromocho mining-project extension.
  • Advising Petroperu in relation to the development of the modernisation project of the Talaras Refinery, a nationally important infrastructure project.
  • Acting for IC Power Group/Engie/Enel Generación in regulatory procedures to set the tariff of important regulated companies in the transmission and distribution segment.

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados remains dominant in this arena, excelling across the board in regulatory and transactional advice. It completed the headline sale of electricity distributor Luz del Sur to China Yangtze in April 2020, acting for seller Sempra Energy and notably, remains lead counsel to Luz del Sur. Heading the practice is regulatory and projects specialist Verónica Sattler, supported by a strong team of regulatory lawyers, particularly Alejandro Manayalle and counsel María del Rosario Quiroga; all three devote a significant portion of their practice to this sector. Significant changes at associate level saw the departure of respected senior Eduardo Ramos and the experienced Laura Zuñiga in December 2020 and January 2021 respectively.

Practice head(s):

Veronica Sattler


Strengths: broad knowledge of the law and its application; knowledge of government procedures that allows you to advance correctly and smoothly in obtaining permits; their knowledge of the subject as well as methodology, allows them to maintain an order and structure superior to that of other practices.’

I emphasise that they carry out a cross-sectional analysis of the issues, analyse the regulatory aspects but also identify other aspects that can be evaluated in favour of the clients. I highlight Veronica Sattler as an attorney with outstanding performance in practice.’

The lawyers have extensive experience and knowledge in the matter and work as a team, standing out when they assume the defence of our interests.’

The plus is the seniority they have. That is, they have the ability to interact with high-level officials, which gives you confidence. The outstanding partner is Veronica Sattler.’

The most detailed and in-depth lawyers on the market. Very experienced and trained. The best lawyers in natural resources and electricity matters in Peru. Used to handling big legal problems.’

Detailed, the best in Peru.’

Support for contracts with transmission companies and advice for procedures before authorities such as the General Directorate of Electricity. Likewise, they have helped us a lot in the negotiations with transmission companies and with third parties related to the purpose of complying with Peruvian regulations.’

Much review and analysis in detail. Very fast and adequate responses. Veronica Sattler has been very supportive of very delicate negotiations on electrical issues. Likewise, Diego Pachas has shown great support in electrical regulatory matters.’

Key clients

Sempra Energy

Luz del Sur

Fénix Power Perú

Grupo Red Eléctrica (Red Eléctrica del Sur, Transmisora Eléctrica del Sur, Transmisora Eléctrica del Sur 2 and Transmisora Eléctrica del Sur 3)

Marcobre (Minsur)

Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde

Compañía Minera Antamina

Pan American Silver – Shahuindo, Yamobamba, Argentum, La Arena and ETC (ex-TAHOE Resources’ companies)



Celeo Redes

Southern Peru Copper Corporation

Latin America Power Peru

Canadian Solar

Work highlights

  • Acting for Fenix Power on all of its regulatory/power obligations related to the operation of its gas-fired, combined cycle, power plant located in Chilca, including recent force majeure requests made in relation to its natural gas supply, transport and distribution agreements, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Providing ongoing advice to Luz del Sur regarding all electrical and regulatory matters, including a judicial process before the Supreme Court questioning the legality of a regime that applies to gas-fired thermal plants regarding the declaration of variable costs for the energy dispatch performed by the system operator (COES).
  • Advised Sempra Energy on the sale of its Peruvian businesses, including the electricity merger-control processes before the anti-trust agency, INDECOPI; the £3.6bn deal completed in April 2020.

Santiváñez Abogados

Pre-eminent power boutique Santiváñez Abogados remains hard to beat for sheer partner-level expertise and command of the sector. Founding partner Roberto Santivañez is widely acclaimed for both his specialist knowledge and legal ability, while fellow practice heads Paul Súmar and Fidel Rocha are also highly focused and experienced in the field. The firm acts on some of the largest projects in this sector, retaining electricity suppliers, public bodies and major company consumers as clients. Government investment organisation ProInversión and the Ministry of Energy and Mines also both instruct the firm. A well-resourced pool of eight junior and senior associates provide valuable support, among whom Abel Venero is worthy of mention for his integral role in key matters.

Practice head(s):

Fidel Rocha; Roberto Santiváñez; Paul Súmar


Knowledge not only legal but also commercial is what distinguishes the firm from the rest. It is not just about giving legal advice, the important thing is advice that can be put into practice and based on extensive experience, which is precisely what this firm offers.’

Roberto Santiváñez is probably the best energy lawyer in Peru because he combines not only a deep knowledge of the regulations, but also of the operation and energy market, which distinguishes Roberto from the rest of his colleagues.’

Key clients

Electro Dunas

Agencia de Promoción de la Inversión Privada (ProInversión)

Electro Nor Oeste

Compañía Eléctrica El Platanal (CELEPSA)

SDF Energia

Cosco Shipping Ports Chancay Perú

Ministerio de Energía y Minas

San Miguel Industrias PET

Gaz et L’Energie

Electro Sur Este

Work highlights

  • Advising state agency ProInversión, focused on the promotion of public-private investment, on the design, promotion and execution of several projects; aggregate value, $916m.
  • Advising Cosco Shipping Ports Chancay Peru, a subsidiary of a multinational transportation and logistics conglomerate, in the award and execution of a $3bn contract of power transmission services for the development of a port terminal.
  • Acted on power procurement for Softys Peru paper mills and industrial plants located in Lima and Arequipa, structuring and conducting the competitive bidding processes to select a power supplier for each of the plants.

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

Infrastructure and power specialist Maria del Carmen Tovar Gil leads a solid and highly-capable team at Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International, servicing the corporate, finance, regulatory, infrastructure and dispute resolution needs of electricity producers, consumers and investors. A balanced mix of domestic and international clients include Interconexion Electrica ISA Peru, Grupo Energía Bogotá and Electricité de France, advising the latter, through its Peruvian subsidiary EDF Peru, on a joint agreement to build and develop three hydroelectric power plants with an aggregate capacity of 195MW. Disputes partner Ines Vazquez Vargas has previously worked in-house at a significant power company.

Practice head(s):

Maria del Carmen Tovar Gil


Timely attention to requirements, multidisciplinary teams.’

Ines Vazquez stands out for her commitment, experience, kindness and availability to meet requirements.’

Strong points: experience and youth.

They are thorough and questioning in reviewing documents.’

Key clients

Interconexion Electrica ISA Peru

Brookfield Asset Management

Electricité de France

TRE Perú

Grupo Energía Bogotá

Consorcio Transmantaro

Consorcio Eléctrico de Villacurí

Infraestructuras y Energías del Perú

Compañía Minera Santa Luisa

Mall Aventura

Work highlights

  • Advised Interconexion Electrica ISA Peru on the acquisition of Orazul Energy Group from Inkia Energy; Orazul Energy Group controls Etenorte and Eteselva, which operate six transmission lines in Peru.
  • Advised Brookfield Asset Management on a $27m refinancing to a subsidiary of Polaris Infrastructure
  • Advised Electricité de France on the negotiation and execution (through its Peruvian subsidiary EDF Peru), of a joint development agreement with a local developer for a hydroelectric project that consists of the owning, developing, financing, constructing and operating of three hydroelectric power plants with an aggregate capacity of 195MW, and a transmission line for the project, in the region of Cusco, Peru.

Hernández & Cía

Hernández & Cía. Abogados provides a panoramic offering to electricity companies and related parties doing business in the sector, combining regulatory expertise with corporate, finance, projects, real estate and disputes advice. Head of practice Brendan Oviedo has a high profile in the market, particularly in the renewables arena where he recently led advice to Sojitz Arcus Investment in the $36m acquisition of a majority shareholder participation in two Peruvian solar energy project vehicles: GTS Majes and GTS Repartición. Senior associate Evelyn Lopez is a key adviser, although last year's highlighted associate Daniela Falcone moved in-house at Enel Perú in late 2020. She was replaced by Geraldine López from QA Legal in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Brendan Oviedo

Key clients

Sojitz Corporation of America

Concesionaria Línea de Transmisión La Niña

Consorcio Transmantaro

Grenergy Renovables

Bow Power

Acciona Concesiones

Alupar Investimento


Energy Development Corporation Perú


Carbon Latam Peru

Minera Yanacocha

Empresa de Generación Huallaga

Unión de Cerverías Peruanas Backus & Johnston

Electro Ucayali

Planta de Reserva Fría de Generación de Etén

Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)

Compañía Minera Poderosa

Empresa Línea Transmisión CCNCM

Fenix Power Perú

Compañía Minera Antapaccay

Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Junín

RP Global

Acciona Energía

Empresa de Generación Huallaga

Cía Minera Poderosa

Verano Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Sojitz Arcus Investment on the $36m acquisition of the majority shareholder participation of its partner Grupo T-Solar in two Peruvian solar energy project vehicles: GTS Majes and GTS Repartición, holders of photovoltaic power generation plants with a capacity of 20MW each.
  • Advised Consorcio Transmantaro (CTM) as defendant in an arbitration proceeding concerning the perpetual possession of a 7,138.08m² area for a project construction in Chilca, Lima region; the arbitration award was issued in favour of defendant.
  • Representing Concesionaria Línea de Transmisión La Niña in obtaining the required permits, licenses and authorisations for the construction of the 500kV La Niña – Piura, 220kV Pariñas – Nueva Tumbes and 220kV Tingo María – Aguaytía transmission line projects and associated substations, from the Ministry of Energy and Mines, COES and OSINERGMIN, including all the regulatory and administrative matters involved in such construction.

LQG Energy & Mining Consulting

LQG Energy & Mining Consulting has a high profile in the local market, providing a comprehensive offering of legal, engineering, economic and project management consultancy work on behalf of electricity companies, developers and project management companies. Heading up the legal side of the offering is Carlos Gomero, who is particularly strong on the regulatory and financing side, while former lead Anthony Laub remains a key figure and very well known in the industry. Other significant advisers include Gabriel Doeg, who is particularly focused on electricity regulation, and Titto Almora, who advises on the tax, civil and commercial aspects of major projects.

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

A small but experienced team at Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados punches above its weight, attracting significant players in the electricity sector as clients, such as Enel Group companies, Kallpa Generación (a recent gain) and Electroperú. The practice is particularly strong in everyday regulatory advice as well as administrative proceedings before relevant bodies, but also handles demanding transactions and projects with input from across the firm. Gerardo Soto is overall head of regulatory and administrative law, with a strong track record in power matters. He is the sole partner of this specialist team, supported by two associates, of which Mayra Aguirre is particularly prominent.

Practice head(s):

Gerardo Soto


Because of their experience and knowledge, they are comparable to other experienced teams from other law firms.’

We have worked in previous years with Gerardo Soto and Mayra Aguirre. Gerardo is an experienced lawyer in matters of the electricity sector, with solid knowledge and a quick ability to understand the questions that arise. Mayra is a lawyer who seeks to deepen the analysis; identifying, on some occasions, relevant aspects not initially considered.’

They are experienced in regulatory matters.’

Quick response and they know our business and its peculiarities.’

There is a broad multidisciplinary team within the area itself, with highly-experienced lawyers. It is an agile and proactive team.

In general, all professionals have a high degree of experience, which impacts on the reduction of the explanations that must be given to achieve the expected results when transferring a problem to them. I think the quality/fees ratio is very good. The best qualities are the speed and high efficiency in solving the client’s problems.’

Adequate knowledge of the sector and they propose creative outlets.’

Key clients

Enel Generación Perú

Enel Generación Piura (formerly EEPSA)

Enel Green Power Perú

Enel Distribución Perú (formerly Edelnor)

Enel Americas

Genrent del Perú

Conelsur LT (Group Transelec)

Grupo T-Solar Global

Parque Eólico Marcona/Parque Eólico Tres Hermanas


Volcan Compañía Minera

Perú Energía Renovable

German Kruger, Augusto Kruger and Sergio Kruger

Kallpa Generación

Red Eléctrica del Sur/Transmisora Eléctrica del Sur


Gold Fields La Cima/Compañía Transmisora Norperuana

Work highlights

  • Advising Genrent del Perú on day-to-day matters regarding its operations, including the requirements and obligations that the company must fulfil as concessionaire for the Iquitos Cold Reserve Generation plant and transmission facilities.
  • Advising Grupo T-Solar Global on all regulatory, electricity and corporate matters related to its operation of two photovoltaic power plants in southern Peru.
  • Acting for Enel Group and its Peruvian subsidiaries on a day-to-day basis, including Enel Generación Perú, on all regulatory issues, including rate revision procedures, compliance with the regulatory requirements to operate as power generation concessionaires and representation in sanctioning and administrative proceedings before the Ministry of Energy and Mines,  environmental authority OEFA and the regulatory agency OSINERGMIN, as well as other government authorities

QA Legal

QA Legal fields a top-notch team in pre-eminent power specialist Maria Teresa Quiñones and fellow partner Lucia Olavarría, who focuses on regulatory and dispute management, including litigation and arbitration. The three-year-old boutique already boasts an impressive client roster that includes Kallpa Generación (which it advises on its everyday operations), Statkfraft and Nexa Resources. The firm has notable capability in electricity infrastructure projects, as well as the provision of expert opinion for domestic and international arbitration. At associate level, Marco Castañeda and Leslie Velasquez are recent hires, but seniors Geraldine Izaguirre and Margarett Matos both departed in December 2020.

Practice head(s):

María Teresa Quiñones


Excellent knowledge of the energy sector.’

Excellent handling of technical and legal issues.’

Key clients

Kallpa Generación


Agroindustrias San Jacinto

Esmeralda Corp

Nexa Resources


Work highlights

  • Frequent regulatory advice provided to prower generation company Kallpa Generación in connection with energy laws, regulations and investments in the electricity sector, including advice relating to the Supreme Court decision on gas prices applicable to variable costs in the electricity power market.
  • Ongoing regulatory advice to power generator Statkfraft, including representing the client in arbitration proceedings against COES, the power grid operator, in connection with capacity payments.
  • Acting for Corporacion Azucarera Del Peru – COAZUCAR (part of Gloria Group) on legal and regulatory matters in respect of several cogeneration power plants and transmission lines at their sugar complex.

CMS Grau

CMS Grau fields an experienced team led by Ramón Huapaya, an administrative and regulatory specialist, and energy partner Carlos Hamann, and draws some stellar clients to the practice including Luz del Sur and Enel Distribución. The practice complements the firm's high-ranking hydrocarbon and mining practices demonstrating strength across the board of energy mandates, as demonstrated in its work for Luz del Sur in sanctioning administrative procedures before energy agency OSINERGMIN and OEFA, the environmental agency. Senior associate Nestor Shimabukuro is an integral member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Ramón Huapaya; Carlos Hamann

Key clients

Luz del Sur

Enel Distribución

Empresa De Generación Huanza

ISA Interconexión Electrica


Engie Energia Peru

Inland Energy

Sociedad Nacional Mineria Petroleo Y Energía

Aluz Clean Energy

Corporacion Andina De Fomento (CAF)

Work highlights

  • Representing Luz del Sur in all its sanctioning administrative procedures before OSINERGMIN (the energy agency) and OEFA (the environmental agency) and in a case involving the adequate reimbursement of contributions made by citizens.
  • Providing advice to Luz del Sur on the regulatory process for the approval of the Electric Power Transmission Investment Plan for the 2021-2025 period, which includes several electric power transmission projects valued at more than $100m.
  • Advising Engie Energía Perú on matters regarding the imposition of bureaucratic barriers.

MOAR Abogados

MOAR Abogados joins the ranking, having significantly bolstered its electricity team with the January 2021 hire of new partner Eduardo Ramos, a highly-respected former senior associate from the leading practice at Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados. He joins public and regulatory partner Carlos Monteza in heading the power team at the firm which is made up of five associates, an increase of two over the past year. Notably, over 50% of the entire firm's practice is dedicated to administrative and regulatory law.  Electricity work examples include commercial contracts, regulatory procedures and arbitration, among other matters.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Monteza; Eduardo Ramos


Great attention and knowledge on the subject.’

Eduardo Ramos knows a lot about the field, asks the right questions and has made us notice many points that would have generated important headaches if they were not taken into account from the beginning.’

It is essential that the firm’s lawyers not only know about the regulations of the sector but also the practical part of it as well as general knowledge of the technical subject. In this sense, the firm has an advantage over other firms as the MOAR team knows very well about this issue. In addition, they know the reality and background of our company very well.’

The recent incorporation of Eduardo Ramos is definitely an advantage because he is one of the best in the field but also makes an excellent complement to everything that MOAR represents and above all they know our company very well, so that communication and coordination is much more fluid and clear.

It is a team with solid knowledge on natural resources issues (water in our specific case), with a differentiated proposal in the market given that very few firms handle, at this level, issues related to water and agribusiness.

The knowledge and way of communicating issues related to water regulation and agribusiness is outstanding. Carlos Monteza, Favio Montenegro and Valeria Milla stand out.’

Carlos Monteza is a competent attorney, with solid regulatory knowledge. A very competent professional.’

Key clients

Hudbay Perú

Owens Illinois



Grupo Hochschild

Atria Energía

Fenix Power Perú

The Safe Storage

Latam Logistic Properties


Work highlights

  • Advised Hudbay Perú on the private tender structuring for contracting a 100MW electricity supply, as well as regarding the new regulations that seek to audit the natural gas costs for thermoelectric plants.
  • Advised Camposol and Marinasol on the private tender structuring for contracting a 25MW electricity supply.
  • Acted for Fenix Power on matters of administrative law and electricity regulation, including procedures before COES, specialised consultancy matters regarding firm power regulation, contracts with different natural gas and electricity players, and key contracts and Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with different distributors.

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados advises on all phases of significant power projects, from obtaining concessions, licences and permits through to investment and project development. Fresh from advising on 2020's headline electricity transaction - representing China Yangtze Power Co (CYPC) on its $3.6bn acquisition of Luz del Sur from Sempra Energy - the firm continues to advise the company on its ongoing business matters in Peru. Firm senior partner Rolando Salvatierra has a strong focus on this sector, particularly from an administrative law perspective.

Practice head(s):

Rolando Salvatierra

Key clients

Hydro Global Peru

China Yangtze Power International Company

Empresa Agroindustrial La Punta and Minera Vicus

CBB Peru

Electro Puno

RP Global Peru

Sociedad Eléctrica del Sur Oeste


Pesquera Caral

Invenergy Group

Distriluz Group

Consorcio Electrico de Villacuri (COELVISAC)

Work highlights

  • Advised Hydro Global Peru on contractual matters concerning the San Gaban III power plant project, as well as matters associated with a force majeure qualification request at the Ministry of Energy and Mines due to delays in the construction of the Transmission Line 22.9kV for the San Gaban III Project due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Acted for the purchaser China Yangtze Power International Co on the sale of Sempra Energy’s equity interests in Peruvian businesses, including 83.6% of its interests in Luz del Sur, the largest electricity company in Peru; as well as ongoing support on electricity regulatory matters since the April 2020 closing of the transaction.
  • Advising Empresa Agroindustrial La Punta and Minera Vicus which are acting jointly on an electrification project in the valley of Caral, in northern Lima, including advice on the construction of a 50km transmission line, power purchase agreements and electricity systems.

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Active across a broad range of mandates within the power sector, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria is able to support its corporate and financing work in this sector with a high degree of regulatory capability. It recently concluded advice to Transelec on its acquisition of three transmission installations from Consorcio Energético de Huancavelica, which included advice on regulatory status and risk. The multidisciplinary team is co-led by corporate partner Rafael Puiggros and energy specialist Rafael Lengua. However, lead associate and key team member Carolina de Trazegnies departed in December 2020 to become a sole practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Rafael Puiggros; Rafael Lengua


PPU has a greatly-skilled team of partners and associates that know the energy industry and see transactions as a whole. This allows them to provide great advice on every stage of the process be it during development, financing or construction and operation of the projects.’

Rafael Puiggros is our main point of contact and he is great. He is always available for any questions we have and organises his team and other departments very efficiently which results in receiving great advice in a timely manner.

Key clients

Transelec (Conelsur LT)

Grenergy Renovables

Ardian Infrastructure Group

Eléctricas de Medellín Peru

Inter-American Development Bank

Mall Plaza Peru

Kallpa Generación

Macquire Capital (USA)

IFM Investors

Fenix Power Peru

Grupo Falabella (Chile)

Magna Asesores Financieros

IC Power

Work highlights

  • Advised Transelec and its subsidiary, Conelsur on acquiring three transmission installations from Consorcio Energético de Huancavelica (a transmission line company and subsidiary of Buenaventura), including establishing the regulatory status of the transmission installations and potential regulatory risk.
  • Advised Ardian Infrastructure Group on the partial acquisition of two renewable generation projects in Peru from Solarpack.
  • Advised Electricas de Medellín on its participation in the international bid for the comprehensive projects of the 220/60kV Chincha Nueva substation and 220/60 kV Nazca Nueva Substation projects called by Proinversion.

Rubio Leguía Normand

Daniela García Belaunde is cultivating her expertise and profile in this arena and building a successful practice at Rubio Leguía Normand, which is distinguished by its genuine focus on the electricity sector. As a result, the firm is attracting significant market participants as clients, this year adding the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Siemens Energy and Grupo Costa del Sol to the roster. Also worthy of mention is associate Katherine Yesquén Lihim, who -formerly at Luz del Sur and COES- has considerable experience with regard to electricity generation, transmission lines and natural gas transportation infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Daniela García Belaunde

Key clients

Red Eléctrica de España

Terna Plus

Terna Perú

Grupo Costa del Sol

Ministerio de Energía y Minas

Fénix Power

Olympic Perú (sucursal del Perú)

Cori Puno

Siemens Energy

Work highlights

  • Advising the Ministry of Energy and Mines on the design of the natural gas market organisation and the primary and secondary natural gas market conditions, to build a strong legal and regulatory framework to organise transactions in the Peruvian natural gas market.
  • Acted for Terna Plus on the public tender called by ProInversión for the design, construction, operation and maintenance activities of the Chincha Nueva and Nazca Nueva substation-projects.
  • Providing ongoing regulatory advice to Terna Perú as concessionaire for the development of the Aguaytia – Pucallpa 138kV transmission line infrastructure project.