Firm Profile > Miranda & Amado > Lima, Peru

Miranda & Amado
AV JOSÉ LARCO 1301
TORRE PARQUE MAR
MIRAFLORES, LIMA 18
Peru

Banking and finance Tier 1

Miranda & Amado truly excels in this arena, its nine-partner team and bench of experienced associates one of the largest in the market. Regularly working alongside top-tier law firms and banks on international deals, it offers expertise across all categories of finance transactions and regulatory issues. Representative deals included acting for a syndicate of banks, including Banco de Credito del Pérú, Citigroup Global Markets, ING Capital and Credit Suisse, among others, on a $755m loan granted to Impala Terminals Perú, operator of the Callao port in Lima, a deal led by former government adviser Enrique Felices. Juan Luis Avendaño Cisneros and Rafael Corzo are both market leading individuals; José Miguel Puiggros heads the practice and many headline deals; Gabriela Dañino was promoted to partner in January 2020; and Álvaro Del Valle is an associate to watch.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The firm is focused on detail and has a lot of experience.’

José Miguel Puiggros, Roberto MacLean, Juan Luis Avendaño Cisneros, Rafael Corzo, Gabriela Dañino and Álvaro Del Valle are recommended. They are easy to work with, they are very grounded and focused on detail. They indicate the position that they consider best.’

They have great knowledge of the industry and are always available to answer questions. Strong points are their attention to detail and consistency in their opinions.’

They stand out for the quality of the work product and absolute dedication. Definitely the team is on par with the few other Peruvian band one firms in the same category. Additionally, their familiarity with the customer’s business gives them a certain advantage by reducing learning hours or unnecessary reiterations.’

The team that worked with us was made up of Gabriela Dañino (partner) and Daniela Higuera (associate). Gabriela combines a solid experience in financing with a strong vocation for customer service. Communication with our team was constant. At all times we had the comfort that the transaction was being supervised by a senior attorney. Daniela, despite being a young associate, shows knowledge and ability. Clearly they are on the right track that will allow them to continue developing in the firm.’

 

Key clients

Grupo Crédito

BBVA Continental

Citibank

IFC

JP Morgan Chase

Banco Santander

CAF

HSBC

Bank of America

TIAA

Capital markets Tier 1

Miranda & Amado is 'one of the elite firms in Lima’, landing mulitple landmark deals during the year: it acted for the underwriters in Intercorp Financial Services' IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, the first after a lapse of some six years; and advised JP Morgan Securities and Merrill Lynch as the initial purchasers of $400m green bonds issued by Corporacion Transmantaro, itself the first green bonds issuance by a Peruvian company. A 'top notch service’ is provided by practice head José Miguel Puiggros, 'leading light’ Juan Luis Avendaño Cisneros and stand out associate Álvaro Del Valle, although capital markets specialist Nydia Guevara   moved to Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados in January 2020. Gabriela Dañino was promoted to partner in December 2019.  

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

We work extensively with Miranda & Amado on a variety of M&A and financing projects. These matters can be extremely complex and one-of-a-kind, including the first Pan-American FIBRA IPO. Miranda & Amado is recognised as one of the elite firms in Lima and the service and advice we get is always top notch. I cannot think of any way that this firm could improve its service on the transactions where we have been involved. We have done M&A and financing matters with them that require expertise in local laws as well as an appreciation for New York law-governed documents. The firm has exceeded our expectations in all of these international matters. I have worked with substantially all of the firms in Peru and I believe that Miranda & Amado is the best. In addition, they are a leading participant in the Affinitas Network that has as its members almost uniformly the best firms in Latin America. This is additional evidence of the firm’s excellence.’

There is a large group of lawyers at the firm that I have worked with and they all evidence the highest quality legal expertise and work ethic that one could hope for. The firm’s partners are extremely responsive and knowledgeable and have deep industry expertise in a variety of areas including energy and natural resources. The lawyers at Miranda & Amado that I have the most contact with include Juan Luis Avendaño Cisneros and Guillermo Bracamonte. Juan Luis is a leading light at the firm and is among the senior lawyers there. Guillermo is somewhat younger and a real specialist in the natural resources area.’

They are lawyers with considerable experience in capital markets. It shows in their transactions that they know about the market and regulatory aspects, which facilitates the structuring of the transaction. It is a competitive team, considered tier one to work with on our side.’

We highlight their expertise and willingness to help the client and availability of senior lawyers (Álvaro Del Valle) for meetings and key discussions of the transaction. Their extensive know-how allows us to always search for the best solution. The key partners with whom we work are Juan Luis Avendaño CisnerosJosé Miguel Puiggros and Álvaro Del Valle.’

Key clients

Bank of America

BBVA

Citigroup

Credit Suisse

Grupo Crédito (Credicorp Capital, BCP et al)

Grupo Romero (Primax, Alicorp et al)

HSBC

JP Morgan Securities

Banco de la Nación

Interbank

Kallpa Generación

Scotiabank

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Miranda & Amado is home to one of the most sort-after corporate transaction teams in Peru. Clients speak of 'problem solvers’ who are 'commercially and technically knowledgeable’, 'creative’, 'dedicated’ and 'connect on a personal level.' For some, the firm is 'the best I have worked with’. Key to success is the leadership of premier M&A lawyer Luis Miranda, who is supported by an expert partner team comprising leading individuals Roberto MacLean and Bruno AmielNathalie Paredes - who specialises in advising investment funds in the real estate sector, and José Daniel Amado, who is also an arbitrator. The partner team fell from six to five, however, with the August 2019 departure of experienced Anahi Com to an in-house role at Volcan Compañía Minera. A 'first-class’ associate bench includes Katherine Torres and María Pía Talavera, who stand out for their experience, while the more junior Mariano Peró has the 'ability to understand and conceptualise any discussion.' 

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

They are a transaction-oriented team and problem solvers. Very dedicated and dynamic, always looking for ways to mitigate risks to get the deal done, as opposed to just being on the hunt for risks or problems – sometimes where there isn’t any – just to hinder or complicate deals and/or perhaps to unnecessarily increase billing. They are not only very good lawyers, but also have industry knowledge (commercially and technically) and that sets them apart.’

I have been doing business in Peru for the last 25 years in the energy industry and have worked with most of the firms in the country and Miranda & Amado is, in my opinion, by far the best. There are many ‘wannabes’ but very few ‘gurus’ in the industry.’

I see them as business lawyers, they understand the intrinsic dynamic of any deal and how they can add real value as advisors to the execution of the deal. They do not waste time drafting or negotiating clauses that don’t serve the real purpose of a deal (unless we instruct them to do so). Instead they focus on advising on risk/exposure and helping the client to make educated decisions for structure, coverage, ease of execution and conflict mechanism. It’s a very rare quality to find in lawyer teams. When I bring the Miranda & Amado team to a negotiation, I know they will push in a practical way to overcome any obstacle in the discussion.’

Luis Miranda stands out: humble to acknowledge when he is not correct but decisive when needed to defend a case with creative ideas. Listens a lot to the client, and tries to build bridges instead of getting a win. Great working with him, on a professional and personal level.  Mariano Peró, the right hand of Luis Miranda, has an ability to understand and conceptualise any discussion. He is quick thinking and thoughtful with any suggestion.’

One of the best law firms I have worked with in 20-plus years of M&A advisory. They take a holistic approach that often includes business considerations as much as legal. The associates are first class and partners stay involved in the deal from start to finish. The team has passion, dedication, and intelligence – and cares. They develop real relationships with their clients and connect with you on a human and professional level.’

Very good quality level. A team that works hard, has dedication and professionalism. They are top versus other firms. The people are all of a high professional level, but with a very good level of people skills: ethical, correct, as well as friendly and reliable.’

Roberto MacLean, Rafael Corzo and Nathalie Paredes are very good,  creative and look for solutions without checking with their clients.’

I highlight the dedication of the senior partners, Roberto MacLean and Nathalie Paredes.’

Key clients

Primax, Ransa and Alicorp (Grupo Romero Companies)

Grupo Gloria

San Fernando

Talma

Vinci

TGP (Transportadora de Gas del Perú)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

TC Latin American Partners

Ripley Corp

Vanguard

Laureate Education

Engie

Paladin Realty Partners

Intel

Experian

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Miranda & Amado is a heavyweight in the disputes sector, its mammoth team of over 30 lawyers acting for many of the country's largest companies in business-critical disputes, a number of which are against the Peruvian State. It remains at the forefront of the Peruvian disputes market despite the 2020 departure of its eminent arbitrator and litigator Juan Luis Avendaño V to open his own practice.  He leaves behind a raft of talent in: practice head Mauricio Raffo, equally skilled in arbitration and litigation, especially in regulatory disputes; highly respected international arbitrator José Daniel Amado; Cristina Ferraro, who focuses on commercial and investment arbitration; and Giovanni Priori and Santiago Carrillo, who both lead on key matters, demonstrating how well the 2018 absorption of their former firm Priori & Carrillo has bedded in. The junior bench is extensive, comprising 25 associates who are highly praised by clients. They include 'very professional and efficient’ Carlos Glave, along with Luis Alonso Navarro and José Luis Repetto, who are all regulars on the client teams for lead matters. Among some 45 arbitrations handled by the firm during the past year alone, is representation of Autopista del Norte in its claim against the Republic of Peru regarding delays in the construction of a major road in the north of Peru, a $200m ICSID arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Giovanni Priori and Mauricio Raffo are two lawyers with whom one feels confident when entrusting them with arbitration or judicial processes. They tend to get deeply involved to understand the particularities of the case.’

The firm has a lot of experience in arbitration and judicial processes. Very proactive to define strategy.’

They know the legislation very well and once you provide them with the case information they handle it very, very accurately. Their handling of legal strategies for complex or difficult cases is very good and innovative.’

Without a doubt, Giovanni Priori is eminent in procedural and arbitration law, his handling of cases, legislation and all relevant information is very accurate and professional. In the same way, Carlos Glave has a very professional and efficient way of dealing with the problems that arise, and Annette Knell is a magnificent professional and her case management is very complete. All three generate complete confidence in the handling of the case.’

Experience and knowledge of the topics are a level above other offices. Recommended lawyers are: Giovanni Priori , Martín Sotero and Angela Zerga.’

A specialised team that knows our company and its business. High point is the ability to respond to large volumes of cases and the quality of its professionals.’

Key clients

Autopista del Norte

APM Terminals

Repsol Group

ENGIE

Red de Energía del Perú

Abengoa

Petroperu

Talma Servicios Aeroportuarios, Inversiones Talma

Enel

La Positiva Seguros

Gas Natural de Lima y Callao – Cálidda (Grupo Energía de Bogotá subsidiary)

Telefónica del Perú

Belcorp

Kallpa Generacion (IC Poder)

Las Bambas

Linde Gas

Ripley Perú

Minera Antapaccay

Electricity Tier 1

Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis at Miranda & Amado is a 'benchmark in the electricity sector’. His commanding grasp of Peruvian electricity regulation is matched by few in the market and consequently, he acts for a slew of dominant electricity companies from home and abroad, in both an advisory and litigious capacity. He is currently representing Engie Energía Peru in two judicial challenges to decisions by regulator OSINERGMIN concerning tariffs. He leads a team of six non-partners, including: counsel Marifé Martinelli, who has 19 years' experience advising on regulatory and administrative law matters in the power sector; senior associate Pedro A Morales, who is an 'important ally when negotiating trade agreements’; and associate César Ramírez, who does 'impeccable work.' The team is backed by tier one colleagues in corporate and finance for top flight transactions in this dynamic sector.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

I highly rate their experience and knowledge of the electrical sector. They are proactive in the search for solutions, always understanding the needs of the client.’

Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis has extensive experience and understanding of the sector, which allows him to provide very creative solutions to the legal/regulatory problems we face.’

Their knowledge of the Peruvian electricity sector, as well as the commercial approach they manage, makes them a strategic ally when analysing our investment opportunities. Certainly, they differ from other traditional law firms, where the advice is often limited to detailing what the regulations say on a certain topic.’

Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis is a benchmark in the electricity sector. He knows each of the subsectors (generation, transmission, distribution) very closely, so his advice is usually holistic, which generates a high added value. Associate Pedro A. Morales is a specialist in regulatory issues in the sector. His experience, the product of having worked in the Economic Operation Committee of the Peruvian electricity system (COES), makes him an important ally when negotiating trade agreements. Finally, we highlight the work of César Ramírez, an associate of the firm, who has led several due diligence exercises. His impeccable work has allowed us to identify significant risks in order to make an investment decision, allowing us to eliminate them or mitigate their impact in a timely manner.’

Key clients

Engie Energia Peru

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

Empresa de Generación Huallaga – EGH

Enel Generación / Enel Distribución

Cálidda Energía

ISA REP – Red de Energía del Peru

Atlántica Yield / Aby Concession Perú / ATN / Aby Transmisión Sur / ATN2  / Hidrocañete.

Abengoa Peru

Minera Chinalco Peru

Petroperu (Proyecto de Modernización de la Refineria Talara)

El Pedregal

Clorox Peru

Aqua Energía

Statkraft

Infraestructuras y Energías del Peru

Termochilca

EXSA

Environment Tier 1

Miranda & Amado is a market-leader for all aspects of environmental advice, from complex advisory issues, permits and licensing to corporate support, major infrastructure projects and sanctioning proceedings. It's specialist team is consistently praised by clients for being proactive, responsive, knowledgeable and able to 'develop the best strategies’. Practice head Alberto Delgado has over 20 years' experience and leads three focused associates, including senior Alberto Ventura, who is 'attentive and immediately available’. The practice also benefits from the overlap expertise of top projects partner Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis and disputes leading light Mauricio Raffo. A stellar client list includes: Engie Energía Perú (GDF Suez Group), Repsol Exploración Perú and Transportadora de Gas del Perú.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Always available, they consider the client’s suggestions and business experience and combine it with the team’s legal knowledge to develop the best strategies.’

They give personalised advice, they always send the information well in advance and follow up. It is not necessary that the client is requesting information since they are very responsible. It is easy to coordinate meetings, calls, etc. They build trust.’

They have a lot of experience in environmental matters, they attend to us without delay and it is easy to manage work meetings with them outside or within the company. In these aspects the service is better than with other firms.’

They give us permanent attention and control of the procedures, so we do not need to call them to remind them of compliance with deadlines and procedures. They deliver the resources and documents on the date they offer, avoiding having to act at the last minute.’

The team is quite proactive to our needs which are of an environmental nature.’

Responsive, and conduct safe procedures to obtain favourable results. Alberto Ventura is attentive and immediately availabile.’

Key clients

Engie Energía Perú (GDF Suez Group)

Repsol Exploración Perú

Refinería La Pampilla

Transportadora de Gas del Perú

Great Panther Coricancha

Orazul Energy

Statkraft Perú

Corporación de Ingeniería de Refrigeración – COINREFRI

Clorox Peru

NK Management

Projects and infrastructure Tier 1

Consistently instructed in the country's largest projects, Miranda & Amado draws together leading professionals from its finance, corporate, public law and disputes teams, along with sector specialists, to provide a premier service. The practice particularly stands out for its work advising sponsors and financial institutions in major energy, mining and infrastructure projects. 'Smart’ and a 'great team to work with'’, it is one of the largest in the market and includes nine partners led by Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis, who is very experienced in energy and mining infrastructure; and Alberto Delgado, an expert in mining and oil-and-gas projects, particularly on the project financing and development side. Other key partners include: José Miguel Puiggros, who is strong in project finance and projects-related capital markets transactions; and the very experienced Enrique Felices. 'Super-smart', Isabel Lira (infrastructure development and financing) was made up to partner in January 2021; and projects-specialised Andrés Arbe (who also has niche expertise in land management and licensing and permitting) is the key senior associate.

Testimonials

They are a great team to work with — smart and in the know.’

Partners Enrique Felices and José Miguel Puiggros are smart, flexible and pragmatic. They adopt a commercial approach. Senior associate Isabel Lira is a star—super-smart and an all-around excellent lawyer.

Their strong points are the experience of the team and their knowledge of the market, industry and international requirements. The senior team is always accessible during transactions.’

Dedication, closeness of the team, experience, problem solving.’

Key clients

Petróleos del Perú

CNPC International

Repsol

Gas Natural Fenosa Perú

Engie Energia Peru

Kallpa Generacion/Samay/Orazul Energy Egenor

Graña y Montero

Línea Amarilla

Empresa de Generación Huallaga – EGH

Anglo American

Glencore-Xstrata

Rio Tinto

Strike Resources

Atlantica Yield

Gas Natural de Lima y Callao (Cálidda)

Peru LNG

Real estate Tier 1

Clients at Miranda & Amado are exceptionally pleased with the offering, praising its 'top-notch, highly committed professionals', 'very constructive opinions' and 'comprehensive knowledge of the real estate business’. Among the most appreciated aspects are the multidisciplinary support, experience of complex structures and high-level customer service. The firm excels in efficient corporate, contractual and tax structures on behalf of domestic and international investors, developers and large companies requiring substantial real estate. Much praise goes to department head Claudia Lucena, a full-time real estate specialist with over 20 years' experience who is 'perhaps the best in Peru’. The eleven lawyer team also includes stand out associates: Yelitza Valdivia, a regular on client teams for key matters; and Daniel Corzo and Jessica Huamaní, who are 'remarkable’.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Our firm has worked with Miranda & Amado on two real estate development projects, both for mixed uses. For this work we have had the support of Claudia Lucena and Nathalie Paredes (corporate). The firm and the partners we work with are top-notch, highly committed professionals with very constructive opinions, working with other law firms as a counterpart without arrogance, despite being one of the leading law firms in Peru. They understand very complex structures from their own experience and know how to give effective recommendations. They have a team of highly trained and customer-focused analysts and young professionals.

Claudia Lucena is very, very prepared in real estate matters, perhaps the best in Peru. Her knowledge surpasses that of other lawyers in the sector. In addition to having great knowledge and having participated in many real estate operations, she handles financing issues for these types of projects very well, and her experience in financing contracts is very useful to cover each stage of the project. Claudia Lucena is an excellent person who makes it easy for clients to feel comfortable working with her.’

What I like is that they always go beyond the consultation, in such a way that they are not limited to the particular analysis; if they find a point that must be considered by the client and it implies a risk (despite not being part of the scope), they warn and specify it.’

The firm differentiated itself from its competitors by the dedication and understanding of the problems we were facing in order to provide an adequate legal solution, which was adjusted to our needs.’

What makes Miranda & Amado‘s real estate practice unique is its comprehensive knowledge of the real estate business and its ability to approach issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. The team stands out from other firms at the same level and from specialist boutiques on the subject.’

The plus that makes them stand out is their understanding and involvement in our real estate businesses. The strength of the team gives us a lot of confidence. To this I would add their availability and quick response. Claudia Lucena, in addition to being an excellent lawyer, has a practical vision based on her extensive experience and knowledge of the business. The work of associates Jessica Huamaní and Daniel Corzo is remarkable; their deep knowledge of the technical and legal aspects of real estate generates added value.’

Strong points: creativity and the ability to innovate in highly complex projects with full command of the regulations applicable to real estate businesses and the challenges they impose; understanding of the client and his project; they know how to dream the dream of their clients and advise them on the limits and or associated risks; they stand out when compared to teams from other law firms.’

Leader Claudia Lucena shows availability, creativity and full control of the business.’

Key clients

Terranum Capital Latin America Real Estate Fund

Morgan Río Capital Management

Paladin Realty Partners

Banchile Inversiones

EWS Inversiones

Inmobiliaria Alcar

Grupo Albamar

Arte Express & Compañía

Asociación Peruano Japonesa

Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología

Inversiones Centenario

EOM Inversiones (Grupo Esparq)

Urbana Perú (Grupo Colpatria)

Tiendas por Departamento Ripley

H&M Hennes & Mauritz

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 2

Miranda & Amado has augmented its focus in this arena in anticipation of an increase in work in the wake of Covid-19, and has the resources and expertise to grow market share. The practice has a creditor bias and noteworthy expertise in the liquidation of regulated entities, particularly in the banking, insurance and pension fund sectors. Newly-promoted and 'dynamic’ partner Renzo Agurto co-heads the practice on the corporate reorganisation and liquidation side, while fellow co-head Rafael Corzo brings banking and finance regulatory expertise to the team. Associate Lisbeth Benavides is an experienced corporate restructuring and bankruptcy lawyer.  

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

It is a fairly specialised practice. The lawyers who handle these issues have to be very active since they guide companies through their financial problems and the legislation has changed over time.’

The main lawyer is Renzo Agurto and I have known him for several years where I have had several cases with him in this field. He is a very dynamic lawyer with many innovative ideas. The firm provides solutions to a variety of cases.’

It is a great team of insolvency and reorganisation lawyers, which provides an excellent service with great communication skills and very relevant updates on insolvency matters.’

Renzo Agurto is an exceptional professional, very committed and a great leader in complex and difficult processes.’

Key clients

Castlelake

Transportadora de Gas del Perú

Comercializadora El Nazareno

Inversiones República

Global Brands Group

Ulma Encofrados

Competition and antitrust Tier 2

Miranda & Amado fields a strong team of 'outstanding lawyers’ led by the versatile Enrique Felices and a bench of knowledgeable associates, including the 'very sharp and responsive’ Fiorella Zumaeta. Strengthened by the plentiful sectoral expertise across this full-service firm, it is called upon for some high-profile and influential cases in the market. Recent mandates include representing Repsol Group in multiple cases concerning price fixing within the liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas markets, and acting for Telefónica del Perú in several cases against competitors concerning advertising infringement. Regulatory specialist Luis Vinatea left the firm in September 2019 to focus on his labour law practice at newly established boutique Vinatea & Toyama.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Miranda & Amado is involved in the main cases in Peru, so they have a very good level of expertise.’

As well as partner Enrique Felices, it is important to mention the excellent associate Fiorella Zumaeta, who is very sharp and responsive in cases.’

The staff were very cordial and well-prepared in respect of our matter.  Also, they were quite knowledgeable and clear in their explanations, which helped us to understand the problem faster and more throughly.’

In addition to good knowledge of the subject, they are willing to explain and clarify the issues that are necessary. Enrique Felices and Magaly Varela stand out.’

Miranda & Amado has done a lot of hard work to establish itself as a leading firm and its commitment to the client and the design of legal strategies in its advice can be highlighted.’

Their academic training and their treatment of their clients make them stand out. They differ from their competitors in the approach and advice they provide. Among the outstanding lawyers of Miranda & Amado,  I highlight Enrique Felices , Omar Alvarado and Fiorella Zumaeta.’

Key clients

Grupo Repsol

Inkia Energy

Colfax Corporation

Primax

Telefónica del Perú

Grupo Ripley

Prosegur

Compliance Tier 2

The multidisciplinary, five-strong team at full-service heavyweight Miranda & Amado is led by Bruno Amiel and Willy Pedreschi, with key assistance from senior associate Katherine Torres. The practice has a strong preventative orientation with a focus on the elaboration of preventative models in accordance with Laws No.30424 and No.30737; general advisory regarding international norms and requirements such as the UK Bribery Act and the FCPA, as well as what the firm terms 'compliance due diligence' as part of M&A activity. Head of the regulatory practice, Enrique Felices oversees data privacy and cybersecurity-related matters. Associate Fabiana Vittoria is also noted. Since publication the firm has announced the notable strengthening of its white-collar crime and compliance practice with the hire of José Luis Velarde and Rafael Díaz  -both formerly at Facto Litigios & Compliance- as counsel (effective January 2021); the pair bring over 30 years' experience in preventative counselling, criminal litigation and regulatory compliance, to the team.

Key clients

Talma Servicios Aeroportuarios

Aeropuertos del Perú

Dinet

Corporación Aceros Arequipa

Marubeni Corporation (Peru)

Insurance Tier 2

An experienced team at full-service heavyweight Miranda & Amado focuses on the regulatory, corporate and tax aspects of the industry, acting for a number of leading insurance and reinsurance companies in this regard. They include RIMAC Seguros, La Positiva Seguros y Reaseguros and Munich Re, as well as a number of banking companies seeking advice in bancassurance-related matters. At the helm is banking and insurance regulatory partner Rafael Corzo, who is highly regarded in the market and is client partner to RIMAC. Counsel Eduardo Wiese is another key adviser, while former partner Anahi Com has moved in-house to mining company Volcán Compañía Minera.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Good knowledge of client’s needs and business interests as well as good knowledge of the client’s industry.’

Very responsive and very good quality.’

Key clients

RIMAC Seguros

Peruvian Association of Insurance Companies (APESEG)

La Positiva Seguros y Reaseguros

Pacífico Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros

Banco Ripley Perú

AVLA Perú Compañía de Seguros

Liberty Seguros

Intercorp Financial Services and Interseguro Compañía de Seguros

Munich Re

Fondo de Seguro de Depósito del Perú (Peruvian FDIC)

Mining Tier 2

Miranda & Amado demonstrates expertise across the complete range of mining work, from acquisitions and concessions, through to exploration, permitting, construction and production.  In a year devoid of significant transactional volume, usually the mainstay of the practice, it has been advising on regulatory issues for its quality client base, including representing Australia's Red Citadel in a programme to establish mining operations offshore in Peruvian territorial waters, which will amount to the first ever such activity in the country. At the helm, Alberto Delgado brings 23 years' mining and environmental law experience to the offering and is co-managing partner of the firm. Fellow partner Guillermo Bracamonte has a strong focus in the sector, specialising in mining contracts, mining regulatory matters and M&A transactions for mining clients.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Sophisticated mine finance and corporate practice and very responsive.’

Guillermo Bracamonte  (partner) and David Baracco (associate) are both very responsive and practical. They helped close a multi-jurisdiction financing on a tight time frame.’

Key clients

Anglo American

Glencore-Xstrata

Rio Tinto

Strike Resources

Hochschild

Chinalco

Great Panther Silver

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation

Royal Gold

Las Bambas Mining Company

Compañía Minera Miski Mayo – Vale

Compañía Minera Antapaccay – Glencore

Red Citadel Resources

MCQ Copper (Mitsubishi Corporation)

Oil and gas Tier 2

Miranda & Amado acts for an impressive array of upstream and downstream clients, excelling in major projects in the industry. In particular, clients highlight the creative and innovative solutions brought to the table, as well as strong regulatory expertise and 'intimate knowledge’ of the industry. The 'young, fresh team’ includes mining, energy and projects lawyer Guillermo Bracamonte who is a 'plus that would not be easy to replace’. The practice is led by experienced duo Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis, who is leading advice to Gas Natural Fenosa on its $60m concession for the expansion of natural gas services nationwide; and Alberto Delgado, who brings additional environmental law expertise to the practice.   

Testimonials

Their personal treatment and intimate knowledge of not only Peruvian law but the specific industry in which they work for each project, is critical to success in each case.’

In our case, the knowledge of the extractive industry that Guillermo Bracamonte has brought to the table and the creativity with which he has participated in critical recommendations for our business in Peru has been a plus that would not be easy to replace.’

‘We are constantly updated with the latest regulatory developments in the sector and new practices that will make it possible to take better and better advantage of our company’s resources. They demonstrate creativity in proposing solutions and/or alternatives to the issues raised by the client, in a short time.’

Within this area, we have been able to work with Alberto Delgado and Alberto Ventura, a young, fresh team with adequate knowledge of the sector. High aptitude of service towards the client and willing to plant innovative solutions in front of dynamic scenarios.’

Key clients

CNPC International

Repsol

Gas Natural Fenosa Peru

Petróleos del Perú (Petroperú)

Primax

BPZ Exploración y Producción

Gas Natural de Lima y Callao (Cálidda)

Peru LNG

TWMA – Total Waste Management Alliance

Perenco

Sterling Resources

Olympic Peru

Public law and regulation Tier 2

Miranda & Amado has undergone a change in leadership in this practice area, with experienced administrative and regulatory lawyer and 'excellent professional’ Willy Pedreschi - who was made partner in January 2020 -  taking over from top labour and regulatory practitioner Luis Vinatea, who left to focus on the labour side of his practice at boutique Vinatea & Toyama in September 2019. The new-look team still reaps the benefits of the full-service firm's stellar client base, acting for Clorox Perú, Enel Distribución Perú and Telefónica del Perú, among other heavyweights. Other key advisers in the practice include head of competition, Enrique Felices, and infrastructure and energy partner Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis. Counsel Marifé Martinelli is highly commended.

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Testimonials

The firm’s extensive track record and prestige allow the technical and operational decisions we must make to be supported by professionals with vast experience in the sector. Likewise, the time in which solutions and alternatives are offered to us is important, allowing us to develop as well as possible in an area as dynamic as the hydrocarbons sector.’

We have worked with Willy Pedreschi and his team. He is an excellent professional with the necessary knowledge to answer the queries that are put to him in a short time.’

Key clients

Clorox Perú

Enel Distribución Perú

CenturyLink

APM Terminals Callao

Inca Rail

Tiendas por Departamento Ripley

SGS del Perú

Besco

Telefónica del Perú

Labour and employment Tier 3

Miranda & Amado is rebuilding its labour law practice following the departure of its core senior team, including five partners, to the relaunched boutique Vinatea & Toyama. A younger generation of lawyers, led by 'very willing and empathetic’ partner Eric Castro, continues to provide a high-quality offering to the full-service firm's stellar client base, which includes Kimberly-Clark, Citibank and Refinería La Pampilla, part of Repsol Group. Other key members of the team, praised for its customer service enhanced by legaltech initiatives, are counsel Carlos Cadillo and stand out associate, Sebastián Soltau. Since publication Cadillo has been made up to partner, effective as of Janaury 2021.

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Testimonials

The team is focused on the client’s need. The analysis they provide and the solutions they propose are practical and effective, within the current legal framework.’

I would highlight their excellent area of ​​labour litigation and their ability to integrate procedural contingency analysis into consulting. Eric Castro and Sebastián Soltau are outstanding.’

There is good integration between the internal advisers of our company and the Miranda & Amado team with whom we work constantly. We currently only work with that law firm in Peru.’

The best qualities are the availability of time, attention and service, especially Eric Castro.’

Strong points: they answer our calls quickly and their responses to our queries are correct. They compare well with teams from other firms.’

Eric Castro is very willing, empathetic, responds quickly to our queries and his analysis helps us to make decisions. Sebastián Soltau performs a good technical defence in proceedings. Fernando Rodríguez García gives accurate answers on occupational safety issues.’

The team is very fused and solid. They are concerned with keeping their clients informed on a day-to-day basis of the latest developments in the workplace, promoting spaces for the dissemination of new information. Comparing them with other law firms, they have managed to stay ahead.’

Sebastián Soltau is a good strategist, he knows how to analyse judicial processes very well, and he also remains very active in relelvant social networks, especially of a technological nature in the field of law. Eric Castro also stands out, not only for the correct way he analyses complex situations but also for his customer service.’

Key clients

Refinería La Pampilla (Repsol Group)

Transportadora de Gas del Perú

Gas Natural de Lima y Callao (Cálidda)

Banco Interamericano de Finanzas

GINGroup (Mexico)

Nexa Resources Perú

Banco de Crédito del Perú

Kimberly-Clark Perú

Citibank del Perú

Aptim Perú

Adidas Perú

Productos Tissue del Perú

Tax Tier 3

The tax practice at Miranda & Amado is particularly strong in tax issues facing regulated industries, attracting leading players from the telecoms, electricity, mining and oil and gas sectors - among others - as clients. Its nine-strong team is now reduced to one partner, the 'excellent’ and 'extremely reliable and technical’ Pablo Sotomayor, following the departure of former head of the practice and leading tax lawyer Rocío Liu to tax boutique Damma Legal Advisors in January 2020. It's a significant loss for the practice. On the associate bench, Luis Miguel Sánchez is a standout figure, with over 10 years' experience of international tax planning and compliance.

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Testimonials

They are very quick to meet our requirements and very professional. They know their subject very well.’

Pablo Sotomayor is excellent. He is extremely reliable and technical.’

The team works very well, they are highly trained and provide an excellent service. They know our company and are always available to provide a timely response.’

Solid and responsible.’

They check our business regularly and warn us about complex matters, explaining the risks and vulnerabilities. They have a proactive attitude.’

Key clients

Hunt Oil Company of Peru

Grupo TDM Construcción

The Vanguard International Group

Parque Arauco

Alicorp

Empresa Minera Los Quenuales

Siemens Perú

Transportadora de Gas del Perú – TGP

Enel Group (Enel Distribución Perú, Enel Generación Perú, Enel Generación Piura, Enel Green Power)

Telefónica del Perú

Engie Energía del Perú

Tiendas Ripley/Banco Ripley

Cia. de Seguridad Prosegur

Minera Las Bambas

IC Power

THE FIRM: Miranda & Amado is a full-service Peruvian law firm with an international outlook. A market leader across a range of practice areas, it is renowned for its expert handling of highly sophisticated transactions and cross-border deals for a predominantly multinational clientele. This international experience has led to the team being instructed by clients to coordinate regional transactions in the role traditionally assumed by US firms; this is unique in Peru and rare among law firms across Latin America. Miranda & Amado covers all areas of the law while maintaining its boutique approach to highly sophisticated matters in sectors such as electricity, oil and gas, telecoms, mining, infrastructure, real estate and banking, finance and insurance. Expertise in these fields is well supplemented by market leading practice groups in finance, M&A, litigation, labour, tax, environmental, insolvency, competition and antitrust. The firm also stands out for participating in the most innovative and first-of-their-kind transactions in Peru.

TOP-NOTCH TALENT: Miranda & Amado is at the forefront of the legal service industry in Peru, for which it relies on its top-notch team of lawyers that is committed to and focused on excellence-based performance. Among the leading Peruvian law firms, Miranda & Amado has by far the highest number of lawyers with experience working at top-tier international law firms.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Miranda & Amado has won the ‘Peru Law Firm of the Year’ and the ‘Client Service’ awards at the Chambers Latin America Awards, and has been shortlisted for the ‘Latin America Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Global Awards. In 2017, the firm was also named ‘Peru Law Firm of the Year’ for the third time at the IFLR Americas Awards and Peru Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review. In 2018, the firm was the first law firm granted an ABE Award, which constitutes the highest recognition to human resources management in the country and was also granted the Chambers Peru Law Firm of the Year Award.

CLIENTS: Miranda & Amado advises major national and international companies in every industrial sector, including the top 10 companies in Peru. Representative clients include: Telefonica, Credicorp, Engie, IFC, Citi, Vinci, BHP, IC Power, Intercorp, APM Terminals, Talma, Sanfer, San Fernando, Terranum, Lindley, Minera Las Bambas and Petroperu.

INTERNATIONAL WORK: The firm is part of Affinitas, an alliance established in 2004 and composed of leading law firms in the four countries of the Pacific Alliance. It comprises over 400 lawyers committed to responding to clients’ needs through a close-knit network, ensuring consistency and quality of service. Affinitas is one of only five Leading Regional Law Firm Networks recognised by Chambers Latin America.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner / Projects & Natural Resources / Environment Alberto Delgado adelgado@mafirma.com.pe
Projects & Natural Resources Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis ldebernardis@mafirma.com.pe
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Luis Miranda lmiranda@mafirma.com.pe
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets Juan Luis Avendaño C jlavendano@mafirma.com.pe
Dispute Resolution Jose Daniel Amado jdamado@mafirma.com.pe
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Roberto MacLean rmaclean@mafirma.com.pe
Insurance & Reinsurance / Bankruptcy Rafael Corzo rcorzo@mafirma.com.pe
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Bruno Amiel bamiel@mafirma.com.pe
Dispute Resolution Santiago Carrillo scarrillo@mafirma.com.pe
Regulatory / Competition & Antitrust Enrique Felices efelices@mafirma.com.pe
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets José Miguel Puiggros jmpuiggros@mafirma.com.pe
Dispute Resolution Mauricio Raffo mraffo@mafirma.com.pe
Dispute Resolution Cristina Ferraro cferraro@mafirma.com.pe
Real Estate Claudia Lucena clucena@mafirma.com.pe
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Nathalie Paredes nparedes@mafirma.com.pe
Dispute Resolution Giovanni Priori gpriori@mafirma.com.pe
Projects & Natural Resources / Environment Guillermo Bracamonte gbracamonte@mafirma.com.pe
Tax Pablo Sotomayor psotomayor@mafirma.com.pe
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Juan Miranda jmiranda@mafirma.com.pe
Dispute Resolution Juan Luis Avendaño V jlavendanov@mafirma.com.pe
Labour Eric Castro ecastro@mafirma.com.pe
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets Gabriela Dañino gdanino@mafirma.com.pe
Insolvency & Restructuring Renzo Agurto ragurto@mafirma.com.pe
Regulatory & Administrative Willy Pedreschi wpedreschi@mafirma.com.pe
Projects & Natural Resources Isabel Lira ilira@mafirma.com.pe
Labour Carlos Cadillo ccadillo@mafirma.com.pe
White-Collar Crime & Compliance José Luis Velarde jlvelarde@mafirma.com.pe
White-Collar Crime & Compliance Rafael Díaz rdiazo@mafirma.com.pe
Photo Name Position Profile
 Renzo Agurto photo Renzo Agurto Partner
 José Daniel Amado  photo José Daniel Amado Partner
 Juan Luis Avendaño Cisneros  photo Juan Luis Avendaño Cisneros Partner
 Lisbeth Benavides  photo Lisbeth Benavides Associate
 Eric Castro photo Eric Castro Partner
 Rafael Díaz  photo Rafael Díaz Counsel
 Gabriela Dañino  photo Gabriela Dañino Partner
 Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis  photo Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis Partner
 Isabel Lira photo Isabel Lira Partner
 Pedro A. Morales  photo Pedro A. Morales Associate
 Willy Pedreschi photo Willy Pedreschi Partner
 José Luis Velarde  photo José Luis Velarde Counsel
Other fee-earners : 80+
Total staff : 200+
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