Miguel Viale > CMS Grau > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

CMS Grau

Work Department

Banking & Finance, M&A


Partner at CMS Grau. Miguel specialises on Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Corporate law and Mergers & Acquisitions.


Miguel has more than 15 years of experience and specializes on international financial transactions, capital markets an M&A with emphasis on bank loans to financial entities and foreign and national security issues, including transactions in the stock market and project finance. He advises local and foreign clients, including multilateral and development banks, financial institutions and investment funds.

Miguel has important experience in dealing with complex international transactions involving collateral structures and financing. He led several project-finance as well as M&A deals regarding mining, gas and Hydro-electric projects and has broad experience in corporate conflicts. He also advises cases dealing with distressed assets.

Formerly, Miguel was senior attorney at La Fiduciaria S.A (Peruvian leading company on trust management).


Spanish and English.


Callao Bar Association (CAC). Advocatus Civil Association.


Universidad de Lima – Law Degree.

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Corporate and M&A

CMS Grau‘s international network allows it to handle a considerable volume of cross-border matters, with work involving European nations as well as other Latin American jurisdictions. The practice is led by Juan Carlos Escudero, whose recent mandates include advising Argentinian e-commerce site Mercado Libre on the modification of its business model for Peru; and Miguel Viale, a transactional specialist who handles banking, finance and capital markets matters, as well as M&A. Recent matters include the structuring of share sales, the reorganisation of the composition of shareholdings, due diligence on M&A targets and both acquisitions and sales. The lead partners can also call on finance specialist Diego Peschiera ; dual-qualified (Peru / New York) insolvency and restructuring expert Michelle Barclay; and energy specialist Carlos Hamann. Key support comes from younger partners Carolina Gajate  (real estate and corporate law); Marité Aragaki (corporate M&A / project finance); and senior associate Carlos Calderón, who handles corporate finance and M&A with an emphasis on the hospitality, manufacturing, natural resources, agricultural and IT sectors.

Peru > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Miguel VialeCMS Grau

The seven-strong banking and finance practice at CMS Grau handles a broad range of financing types and instruments, including traditional and syndicated lending, capital markets matters, trusts and trust bonds, equity and project finance, among others, acting for a consolidated client roster which reflects a notable focus on mining, energy and renewables, oil and gas, and infrastructure projects. The team is jointly led by Juan Carlos Escudero, Diego Peschiera and Miguel Viale; managing partner Escudero acts for financial institutions and a broad range of companies on banking and corporate matters; Peschiera focuses on capital markets, M&A, and both corporate and project finance; while Viale specialises in bank lending, trusts and securitisation. Key support is provided by senior associate Carlos Calderón; the co-founder and director of a small investment fund, his practice focuses on M&A, financings, capital markets, joint ventures and cross-border transactions. Since the conclusion of research, the practice has been further strengthened with the September 2022 hire of Juan José Hopkins, formerly the founding partner (and director) of SUMARA Hub Legal.

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance

CMS has a wide-ranging banking and finance practice in Latin America, given additional geographic coverage by its multiple offices in the region (Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico). From acquisition financings to the development of fintech markets in key jurisdictions, the Latin America team benefits from the global firm’s standing and expertise in key segments, along with strong connections to top law firms in New York and elsewhere in North America. Its impressive client base includes private equity houses, corporates, government entities, banks and DFIs. Key partners include Fernando De Cárcer and Jorge Allende Destuet in Santiago, Daniel Rodríguez and Sergio Rodríguez-Azuero in Bogota, and Miguel Viale and Diego Peschiera  in Lima.