Diego Peschiera > CMS Grau > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

CMS Grau

Work Department

Banking, Finance, Capital Markets, M&A, Project Finance


Partner and cohead of the Banking and Finance, Corporate M&A and Capital Markets practice areas.


Diego is a BAF and capital markets reference in the Peruvian market with more than 20 years of experience dealing with global investment banking, securities and investment management firms and participating in most of the more complex banking and capital markets deals executed during the last years.

Diego advises financial institutions and borrowers on structured finance transactions, represents underwriters and issuers on project finance, capital markets and lending deals, participates in cross border transactions, 144A/RegS issuances, project bonds, international syndications, among others.

Former Assistant General Counsel at BCP, Chairman of the Banking Committee – Peruvian Banking Association; former Partner at Rodrigo, Elías Medrano (11 years). Professor and frequent speaker at international and local events.


Spanish, English


Lima Bar Association (CAL)


  • 2004 – Legal Issues and Documentation in Swaps and other OTC Derivatives – Nueva York, Euromoney Training Programs
  • 2003 – Loan Documentation, Nueva York – Nueva York, Euromoney Training Program
  • 2000 – LL.M. en Derecho Comparado, Concentración en Derecho Corporativo, Financiero y Transacciones Internacionales – New York University School of Law
  • 1997 – Law degree with honours – Universidad de Lima
  • 1994 – Complete studies for obtaining the Bachelor in Philosophy – Pontifical and Civil Theology Faculty of Lima  

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Capital markets

CMS Grau welcomed a number of new clients to the practice over the past year, including investment management company Banchile Administradora General de Fondos, Acres and Kallpa Securities, among others. Capital markets work at the firm is led by Diego Peschiera, who has experience of syndicated loan operations, debt issues on the local and international markets and international securitisations; while fellow practice co-head Miguel Viale has former in-house experience at an investment company and advises on debt transactions, trust structures and securitisations, among other matters.

Peru > Banking and finance

A comprehensive offering at CMS Grau provides solid capability across all types of financing, with specialist expertise in mining projects, energy, infrastructure investments and concessions, real estate and retail financing. Managing partner Juan Carlos Escudero oversees the practice alongside Diego Peschiera, a banking and finance specialist with considerable expertise across a broad range of financial matters. Peschiera led advice to Chilean private fund Volcom Capital on $200m-worth of loans and refinancing on behalf of a portfolio of companies during the past year. The team also includes the talents of Miguel Viale, who takes the lead in multiple deal highlights at the firm.