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

CMS Grau
AV. SANTA MARÍA 110
MIRAFLORES
LIMA 18
Peru

Work Department

Banking & Finance, M&A

Position

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

Career

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).

Languages

Spanish and English.

Memberships

Callao Bar Association (CAC). Advocatus Civil Association.

Education

Universidad de Lima – Law Degree.

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Miguel VialeCMS Grau

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.

Peru > Corporate and M&A

Combining long-established local expertise with extensive international muscle, CMS Grau is an obvious choice for cross-border transactions and regional corporate planning. Managing partner Juan Carlos Escudero V heads the practice alongside the more junior but highly-regarded Miguel Viale. Clients appreciate the ‘proactive’ and ‘very empathetic team‘ that gets to grips with clients’ business quickly, with lawyers who prove ‘highly imaginative in their strategies‘. Clients are drawn from a broad sector-base, but the firm has particular strength in the energy, mining, real estate, technology, telecom and life sciences areas. Recent highlights include acting for a significant Chilean electricity transmission company on its acquisition of the Peruvian subsidiaries of Orazul Energia (UK) Holdings, controlled by I Squared Capital; the advice was led by Viale.

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 > Bankruptcy and restructuring

CMS Grau excels in international and cross border insolvencies, where practice head Michelle Barclay is a leading light on Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Building on experience and exposure gained acting for William Brandt as Chapter 11 Trustee of the ongoing China Fishery case, she is now leading advice to creditors in both the LATAM Airlines and Avianca Chapter 11 bankruptcy matters. The team’s work for Enagás in the Gasoducto Sur Peruano matter demonstrates its energy-sector expertise. The seven-lawyer team also includes banking and finance partner Miguel Viale and the increasingly experienced Victor Farro, promoted to counsel in 2021.