Next Generation Partners

Hydrocarbons in Peru

Barrios & Fuentes, Abogados

Barrios & Fuentes, Abogados is a boutique firm with strong expertise in the hydrocarbons sector; key areas of focus include the preparation and negotiation of farmout agreements, operation agreements and joint operation agreements, tax structures and environmental permitting. It also negotiates with communities in relation to the leasing of blocks and for damages stemming from operational issues. The team is jointly led by Germán Barrios and Renzo Roberti, with Barrios being a key contact for M&A, and Roberti noted for environmental compliance. Liliana Callirgos is recommended for commercial matters and contracts, and Oscar Sánchez handles both environmental and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Germán Barrios; Renzo Roberti


‘Good team, they respond quickly to queries.’

CMS Grau

CMS Grau is ‘very dedicated and recognised in the local oil and gas advisory market’. Strong in contentious and non-contentious mandates, the firm advises on licensing and permitting, land acquisitions, regulatory matters, administrative proceedings and arbitrations, and acts for major service providers and exploration, production and distribution companies. Following the departure of Augusto Astorga to an in-house role at Transportadora de Gas del Perú in October 2022, Eduardo Guevara joined the firm in November from Petroperú and now heads the team alongside Carlos Hamann and Jesús Abanto. Guevara brings notable expertise in development, investment and climate change issues; Hamann stands out in commercial matters, permitting, regulatory matters and day-to-day advice; and Abanto, who was promoted to partner in May 2022, advises private and state-owned companies on natural gas transportation regulations and distribution tariffs.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Hamann; Eduardo Guevara; Jesús Abanto


‘A team with good professionals which is very dedicated and recognised in the local oil and gas advisory market.’

‘Carlos Hamann is an excellent strategist, very well connected and always offers a practical approach to his clients’ problems.’

‘Jesús Abanto is a very meticulous, committed lawyer with excellent knowledge of the natural gas market.’

‘Extensive knowledge of industry and industry practices from both operators and regulators. Remarkable technical capacity, in regulatory and administrative aspects.’

‘Dedication and technical knowledge.’

Key clients

Enagás Internacional

Repsol Exploración, Sucursal del Perú

Schlumberger del Perú

Shell Operaciones Perú


SK Innovation, Sucursal Peruana

EDF Perú

BP Exploration Operating Company

Baker Hughes International Operations

Pluspetrol Perú Corporation


Repsol – Refinería la Pampilla


Gases del Norte del Perú – GASNORP

Petróleos del Perú – PETROPERÚ

Gases del Pacífico

Tullow Oil

Transportadora de Gas del Perú

Nouvo Pignone International – Peruvian Branch

SCDM Energy Limited

Compañía Operadora de Gas– COGA

Olympic Peru Inc., Sucursal del Perú

Okra Energy

Graña y Montero Petrolera

Savia Perú S.A. (KNOC & Ecopetrol)

Consorcio Terminales / Terminales del Perú (GMP + Oiltanking)

International Naval Surveys Bureau – INSB Class

Derco Perú

Petrolera Monterrico

T-Rex Engineering & Construction

Work highlights

  • Advised Enagás on an arbitration claim against the Peruvian Government at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), based on the breach of the Bilateral Investment Treaty between Peru and Spain.
  • Advised Tullow Oil and Tullow Peru, Sucursal del Perú on the termination of four oil exploration licenses in offshore Peru.
  • Advised Shell Perú on contractual and regulatory matters in relation to its natural gas commercialisation activities.

Miranda & Amado

Miranda & Amado provides clients with ‘a very timely, practical and professional service’ and handles both contentious and non-contentious work in relation to high-profile oil and gas projects. It offers broad expertise across corporate, finance and regulatory matters, and on the contentious side, acts in major disputes and administrative procedures before regulators. The team is led by Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis and Alberto Delgado, with De-Bernardis being a key name for infrastructure, energy and natural resources projects, particularly in relation to permitting and financing, and Delgado recommended for corporate and finance transactions. Guillermo Bracamonte handles contractual and corporate matters and environmental issues, while counsel Marife Martinelli is active in both the upstream and downstream segments and advises on regulatory and administrative issues. Associate César Ramírez is experienced in the pre- and post-operational phases of high-profile projects.

Practice head(s):

Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis; Alberto Delgado


‘A very timely, practical and professional service.’

‘They always give very objective recommendations.’

‘Guillermo Bracamonte is a partner who always gives very punctual, professional and objective advice.’

‘Guillermo Bracamonte is always available to meet the needs of his clients.’

Key clients

Petróleos del Perú (Petroperú)

Transportadora de Gas del Perú (TGP)

BPZ Exploración y Producción


Olympic Peru Inc.

Gas Natural de Lima y Callao

Refinería La Pampilla


Korea National Oil Company


Sterling Resources


CNPC International

Peru LNG



Work highlights

  • Advising Petroperú on the development and financing of the Talara crude oil refinery, as well as the development of the southwest natural gas distribution pipeline project.
  • Advising Transportadora de Gas del Perú (TGP), Peru’s main operator for natural gas transportation through pipes, on various corporate, finance, regulatory, administrative and dispute resolution matters.
  • Assisting Contugas (an Empresa de Energía de Bogotá subsidiary), on all land access matters, for an approximately 400km pipeline in the Coast of Peru to transport natural gas to its distribution network in and around the city of Ica.

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

Led by Jorge Pérez-Taiman, the oil and gas team at Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados advises on corporate, commercial and regulatory matters in the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of the industry. Particular areas of focus include contracts, joint venture agreements, environmental regulations, disputes with regulators and issues relating to pipelines and distribution, where it acts for oil and gas companies and large consumers. Pérez-Taiman is experienced internationally, having negotiated on cross-border contracts across Latin America and the Middle East, and Jenny Caldas is recommended for environmental matters and administrative procedures. Jean Paul Chabaneix is a name to note for M&A and financings, and Piero Scarafone, who was recently promoted to partner, handles licensing contracts and transactional issues. Beyond the partners, senior associate Carolina Noriega advises foreign and domestic investors on oil and gas projects, and associate Talia Hormaeche is another key contact for regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Pérez-Taiman


‘They have extensive and in-depth knowledge of the industry, so their recommendations go far beyond those related to how the standards should be interpreted, but rather include relevant technical and commercial details.’

‘The people at the firm are honest, supportive and excellent in what they do, they follow our internal philosophy and our vision. The lawyers of this firm become part of our team, working hand in hand, in a coordinated, close manner and highly aligned with the objectives.’

Key clients

Matheson Global HYCO Peru

Marathon International Products Supply

Gasvesubio Export

Ecombustible Energy

Gases del Pacifico

Gases del Norte del Peru


Promigas Peru

Aptim Peru

Gas Natural de Lima y Callao

Work highlights

  • Advising Marathon International Products Supply on the incorporation of a Peruvian subsidiary.
  • Advising Gasvesubio Export, an Ecuadorian company, on an investigation of the natural gas market in northern Peru.
  • Advised Ecombustible Energy on negotiations with Aqua Gas Tacna for the sale of ecombustible, a next generation, hydrogen-based fuel.

Vizquerra Córdova & Gálvez Abogados

Oil and gas specialist boutique Vizquerra Córdova & Gálvez Abogados offers clients ‘a very dedicated, highly competent team’ and advises clients on regulatory, transactional, tax, labour and environmental matters relevant to the hydrocarbons industry. The team is led by Carlos Raul Vizquerra and Luis Enrique Cordova: Vizquerra advises on corporate matters, M&A and advisory issues pertaining to the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons, as well as real estate projects and financing transactions, and the dual qualified (in Peru and New York) Cordova also handles corporate matters as well as investments in the sector.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Raúl Vizquerra; Luis Enrique Córdova


‘Carlos Raúl Vizquerra and Luis Córdova: They are very knowledgeable of the hydrocarbons laws and regulations and they are highly respected and regarded in the hydrocarbons sector. Their knowledge and their extensive experience are the pillars of their great advice.’

‘Vizquerra, Cordova & Galvez Abogados have a very dedicated, highly competent team and always render their services with high quality.’

‘What makes them stand out is their very high reaction speed and response capacity, putting the appropriate resources for each topic and matter submitted to their examination.’

Key clients

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Cnpc Perú

Gold Oil Peru

Hunt Oil Company Of Peru, Sucursal Del Perú

Perú Lng

Petrovietnam Exploration Production Corporation

Petrotal Perú

Sk Innovation Co

Sonatrach Perú Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Anadarko on obtaining the environmental permits for the acquisition of 3D seismic data in the areas of Blocks Z-61, Z-62, and Z-63
  • Advised Gold Oil Peru on the process of total relinquishment of Block XXI.

LQG Energy & Mining Consulting

LQG Energy & Mining Consulting has notable expertise in the energy and natural resources sectors and is a recommended practice for major projects work, including permitting, risk analysis, contracts and commercial operations. Anthony Laub and Carlos Gomero are key practitioners; they deal with regulatory, financing, concessions and privatisations, commercial contracts and administrative matters.

Santiváñez Abogados

Santiváñez Abogados has a particular focus on the gas sector and has a strong track record in the energy and natural resources industry more broadly. It advises foreign and domestic players on corporate and financial transactions, as well as project development, regulatory issues and litigation. It also advises government entities on public tenders for energy and infrastructure projects. The department is jointly led by three partners: infrastructure, mining and environmental law specialist Fidel Rocha; Roberto Santivanez, who previously practised in New York and draws on 25 years of experience in transactional work; and Paul Sumar, who stands out for his experience in electrical and natural gas issues, concession projects and contractual matters. Key associate Luigi Rossini specialises in gas supply contracts, transport agreements, distribution agreements and transactions.

Practice head(s):

Fidel Rocha; Roberto Santiváñez; Paul Sumar


‘Quality and personalised attention. Digital access channels. Access to information on topics of interest and current affairs through the virtual channels of the firm.’

‘Roberto Santivañez – Personalised attention and with a lot of knowledge of our sector and our business. Luigi Rossini – Very detailed in each step that he recommends. High knowledge of our sector and our business. Personalised and direct attention.’

Key clients

Electricité de France – EDF Perú


SDF Energía




Softys Peru

Sudamericana de Fibras

Olympic Perú, Sucursal del Perú


Work highlights

  • Advised EDF Perú on the structuring of gas procurement and the negotiation of gas supply agreements (commodity, transportation and distribution capacity) and project development for a new power generator (565 MW).
  • Providing legal advice to SDF Energía on the effects of the measures implemented by the Peruvian State to combat Covid-19.
  • Provided legal and commercial advice to Olympic Perú, Sucursal del Perú on the review and negotiation of the Natural Gas Supply Contract with Cementos Pacasmayo.

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International’s oil and gas team is led by Jorge Danós and Valentín Paniagua, and acts for domestic and international energy companies on corporate, finance, regulatory and administrative matters. Danós advises public and private sector clients on administrative and judicial processes, and Paniagua is a key name for project finance, corporate and commercial issues, and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Danós; Valentín Paniagua

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

The team at Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados is led by senior partner Daniel Palomino and is active in the up-, mid- and downstream segments of the oil and gas sector, with a focus on regulatory and corporate issues. Palomino is noted for permitting, compliance, commercial matters, administrative issues and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Palomino

Work highlights