Miranda & Amado > Lima, Peru > Firm Profile

Miranda & Amado

Peru > Banking and finance Tier 1

Miranda & Amado’s banking and finance team remains active and well regarded in the market; it regularly advises on large cross-border transactions for high-profile domestic and international banks and financial institutions, as well as corporate clients. On the transactional side, the practice handles structured finance, loans and project finance and banking-sector M&A, and on the regulatory side, it offers considerable experience in the licensing of local banks. The practice is led by Gabriela Dañino, who brings expertise in cross-border finance and capital markets deals, and also heads the firm’s fintech practice. Juan Luis Avendaño offers strong support in acquisition finance and banking license issues, while Rafael Corzo is a key name for regulatory matters, bankruptcy issues and disputes. José Miguel Puiggros acts for borrowers in corporate and project financing; Enrique Felices handles project financing and capital markets matters; and Alvaro Del Valle advises on syndicated loans and acquisition financing. At the more junior end of the team, Lisbeth Benavides is a key associate, who focuses on corporate and bankruptcy law.

Practice head(s):

Gabriela Dañino


‘Its technical quality and prestige are unquestionable.’

‘Billiant partners who are very business oriented. Excellent associates. Excellent contacts and industry experience.’

‘They are always in contact with you, very hard working, with a great balance between legal and business concerns.’

‘They are very good. Despite being very strict in the use of their resources, they are very flexible in charging their fees and making discounts.’

Key clients

JP Morgan


Santander Bank

BBVA, Bank BBVA Peru

Credit Group

Credit Bank

Credicorp Capital







DB Capital

Deutsche Bank


Goldman Sachs

Engie Energy Peru

Beta Agroindustrial Complex

Aceros Arequipa Corporation

Fisheries Exalmar

Aqua Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised Citibank, as arranger and lender, on a syndicated loan facility under New York law granted to Viettel Perú, a subsidiary of the Viettel Group, for an aggregate amount of $200m.
  • Advised Engie Energía Perú in a loan granted by IDB of up to $300m for the development of the Punta Lomitas wind farm, with a capacity of approximately 300MW.
  • Advised a syndicate of banks (Bank of Nova Scotia, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs), as lenders, on a loan of up to $120m granted to Andean Telecom Partners.

Peru > Capital markets Tier 1

Miranda & Amado’s capital markets practice advises on both equity and debt transactions and has a strong track record in international debt offerings and offerings by Peruvian banks under Rule 144A/Reg S. It acts for a roster of prominent international banks and financial institutions, as well as large domestic and regional banks and corporate clients. The team, which is led by Gabriela Dañino, stands out for its experience in international deals and its ability to provide tax structuring advice on complex capital markets transactions. Dañino offers expertise in domestic and cross-border deals and project finance, while veteran practitioner Juan Luis Avendaño, who has 20 years of experience in the market, stands out for his work on international offerings of debt instruments, hybrids and securitisations. José Miguel Puiggros is another experienced practitioner, who heads the firm’s banking and finance practice and handles financing transactions and bonds work, while Alvaro Del Valle is active in funds-related work and high-value transactions.

Practice head(s):

Gabriela Dañino


‘A go-to capital markets team in Peru.’

‘Juan Luis Avendaño is excellent and particularly experienced in the banking sector.’

‘I have worked especially with José Miguel Puigross and Juan Luis Avendaño and what stands out in all of them is their availability, what I look for is to have lawyers who are always available to solve/absolve doubts, and in the Miranda & Amado team, I have found people who go at my pace.’

‘Sometimes I make requests or ask questions outside working hours, and they are always available to answer. I really appreciate their commitment.’

‘It is a fairly solid team, both in terms of knowledge and teamwork.’

‘I have worked with them and there have been times in which the main associate of the transaction has had to be out of the office, and this did not result in any delay to the processes since the person who covered it was very aware of the operation.’

Key clients

Bank of America

JP Morgan Chase Bank

Terranum Capital Latin America Real Estate Fund I, LP

Credicorp Capital Servicios Financieros

Complejo Agroindustrial Beta

Banco Internacional del Peru – Interbank

Work highlights

  • Advised BofA Securities, Citigroup Global Markets and JP Morgan Securities, as initial purchasers, with respect to the issuance of 4.6% notes due 2027 by Fondo Mivivienda under Rule 144A and Regulation S of the US Securities Act of 1933, for up to $600m.
  • Advising JP Morgan Securities and BofA Securities, as joint bookrunners and joint lead managers, on the international offering of senior notes of Consorcio Transmantaro, for the aggregate amount of $500m.
  • Advising Centro Empresarial Juan de Arona, owned by Terranum Capital Latin America Real Estate Fund I, with regard to the structuring, negotiation and incorporation of a securitisation trust, the issuance agreement and the offering memorandum for a securitisation bonds issuance by means of public offer.

Peru > Competition and antitrust Tier 1

Miranda & Amado‘s ‘agile‘ and ‘efficient‘ competition team is jointly headed by Enrique Felices and Fiorella Zumaeta, who act for key clients including Linde, Obrascón Huarte Lain and Grupo Repsol, among others. The practice regularly deals with high-profile antitrust and unfair competition cases, as well as litigation and client representation before INDECOPI. Recent work for the team includes assisting Centurylink Perú in the first pre-merger notification proceeding under the merger control law, as well as advising Clorox on the preparation of complaints involving consumer protection and unfair competition. The practice is also experienced in assisting clients with antitrust matters, such as dealing with cartel proceedings, filing merger control transactions, and advising on complex compliance programmes.

Practice head(s):

Enrique Felices; Fiorella Zumaeta


‘The Miranda & Amado team has proven to be highly competent in managing merger control processes, and that is something that stands out.’

‘Enrique Felices stands out with his strategic view, covering the big picture, which helps the client to visualise a complete panorama of scenarios and thus make better decisions. Fiorella Zumaeta, who is extremely intelligent, organised and communicates very clearly, carries out the orders in a planned and organised manner, which gives the client a lot of confidence.’

‘The competition team stands out from the rest, not only because of its technical skills and experience, but also because of its achievement orientation and ability to execute. It is an agile and efficient team. In addition to their understanding of legal issues, they have a very good predisposition to understand the underlying businesses and that undoubtedly benefits the strength of the case.’

‘They are efficient, agile and highly achievement oriented. That differentiates them from the rest not only in terms of the quality of advice but also in terms of their fees as well.’

Key clients

Obrascón Huarte Lain

Clorox Perú

Grupo Repsol

DiDi Mobility Information Technology

Procesos de Medios de Pago

Kallpa Generación

Telefónica del Perú


San Fernando

Talma Servicios Aeroportuarios

Intercorp Financial Services


Transportadora de Gas del Perú

China Yangtze Power

Grupo Romero Investment Office


Latin America Power Holding

Parque Arauco

Work highlights

  • Assisted Hersil’s shareholders in the full spectrum of competition and merger control matters involved in the sale of 100% of its shares to a competitor.
  • Represented San Fernando in an ex officio sanctioning proceeding initiated by INDECOPI regarding price fixing practices in the market of consumer products, specifically turkey.
  • Represented Obrascón Huarte Lain Sucursal del Perú (OHL) in an ex officio cartel investigation (bid rigging) initiated by INDECOPI in the market of public works.

Peru > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

The corporate M&A team at Miranda & Amado receives plaudits for its ‘impeccable commitment and dedication', in addition to its 'unique work capacity, which makes it possible to solve complex issues in tight timeframes’. Its broad corporate expertise encompasses M&A, corporate governance, joint ventures, reorganisations and commercial contracts, and the team is well versed in large cross-border transactions, with a focus on regulated sectors, such as oil and gas, electricity, infrastructure, agriculture and finance. The group is led by Roberto MacLean, who has over 20 years of experience in corporate matters; he is supported by Luis Miranda, who acts for foreign and domestic companies in M&A and dispute resolution. Bruno Amiel, another key practitioner, is recommended for commercial, corporate and civil law issues, while Nathalie Paredes offers strong experience in corporate and private equity deals in the real estate sector. Counsels Katherine Torres and María Pía Talavera are both noted for their expertise in M&A and financing transactions.

Practice head(s):

Roberto MacLean


‘One of the best, if not the best, in the country.’

‘Impeccable commitment and dedication, as well as a unique work capacity, which makes it possible to solve complex issues in tight timeframes.’

‘Highly talented. Knowledgeable in all critical areas involving contract advice and negotiation. Strong tax, labor and intellectual property. Extremely responsive and solution oriented. Easy to work with – we experienced a great fit with our own style.’

‘Experts in their area. Always prepared. They come to the table not only with the issues that need to be addressed but with alternatives on how to fix them. Great at brainstorming and coming with the correct approach. Every time we work on a transaction it gets executed the right way.’

‘What is particular about this firm is that they are always one step ahead in terms of trying to identify issues along the M&A process that could become a problem. This way clients and financial advisors are always prepared to act when the event arises and able to deal with it in the most efficient fashion.’

‘Their knowledge about local laws is outstanding and their expertise in dealing with complex situations in the execution process difficult to match. This applies to both senior and junior individuals in the firm.’

‘Our trusted firm in Peru. They have shown great deployment capacity, a close and respectful treatment and great technical quality when their services are needed. The speed with which they have collaborated and met our requirements stands out. Without a doubt, it will continue to be our trusted firm for M&A matters.’

‘Partners know how to delegate and trust their associates. The associates do quality work. The contact is very close, fast and easy. The technical quality of the partners and associates is remarkable.’

Key clients



Hersil Laboratorios Industriales Farmaceuticos


Parque Arauco

Arbaro Fund Advisors

TGP (Transportadora de Gas del Perú)

Work highlights

  • Advising Engie on the sale of its Equans services division to French contractor Bouygues.
  • Advising Talma, which operates 20 airports in Peru and has additional subsidiaries in Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico, on the $163.5m sale of a 49% stake in the company owned by Enfoca Servicios Logísticos to Grupo Sandoval.
  • Advising Talma on the acquisition of 100% of Servicios Aeroportuarios Integrados (SAI) from Avianca – Aerovías del Continente Americano.

Peru > Dispute resolution: Arbitration Tier 1

The arbitration practice at Miranda & Amado is headed by Mauricio Raffo, who has more than 25 years of experience in arbitration, with a specialism in investor-state arbitration. The team has particularly strong expertise in construction arbitration, with recent work examples including assisting Cumbra in an arbitration proceeding initiated by the Peruvian state, and acting as lead counsel for a major bank in several arbitrations concerning the performance of construction contracts and investment agreements. Other work includes representing a client in two landmark ICC arbitrations against the Republic of Peru. José Daniel Amado is a key contact for international arbitrations, while Cristina Ferraro‘s work focuses on the energy and extractive sectors. Luis Alonso Navarro handles investor-state disputes, and associate José Luis Repetto provides key support to the team.

Practice head(s):

Mauricio Raffo


‘A highly trained team with extensive knowledge of arbitration issues and the ability to understand and deepen the specific aspects of the dispute very well.’

‘Miranda & Amado has a highly experienced team in investment arbitration against Peru and in commercial arbitrations that somehow involve Peru. Probably no other team in Peru has that experience.’

‘Experience and availability to work on the case.’

‘The dispute team demonstrates agile collaboration between the client and the attorneys in charge.’

‘Cristina Ferraro and Jose Luis Repetto are a cohesive team facing the process they are in charge of.’

Key clients

Quanta Services Inc.

APM Terminals Callao

Autopista del Norte


Redes Andinas de Comunicaciones

Red de Energía del Perú


Lima Expresa

Banco de la Nación

Dessau International Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Redes Andinas de Comunicaciones, an international telecoms company, in two ICC arbitrations against the Republic of Peru which concluded with an award in Redes Andinas de Comunicaciones’ favour.
  • Advising Lima Expresa on an international arbitration (seated in Paris) against the Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima, regarding the validity of a concession contract and the breach of such contract.
  • Advised Autopista del Norte on an ICSID arbitration proceeding against the Republic of Peru regarding delays to the construction of a major highway in northern Peru.

Peru > Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 1

Miranda & Amado‘s litigation team is highly regarded in the market, counting household name companies on its client roster. The team is especially adept at handling complex regulatory disputes, with expertise in the mining, power, infrastructure, oil and gas, telecoms and electricity sectors. The practice is jointly headed by Giovanni Priori, whose recent work includes advising Telefónica del Perú on numerous cases, including the reversal of multiple Supreme Court rulings, and Mauricio Raffo, who has more than 25 years of experience as a litigator. Fellow seasoned litigator Santiago Carrillo is another key contact, and in recent team developments, Carlos Glave was promoted to partner in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Giovanni Priori; Mauricio Raffo


‘Great knowledge in handling litigation in arbitration and before the judiciary, always ready to promptly attend to our needs, with great efficiency, clarity and professionalism, especially Giovanni Priori.’

‘It is a mature team with technical knowledge and commitment to the client. They are available at all times.’

‘Giovanni Priori stands out for his excellent handling of both theory and practice, without a doubt he is the one who makes the difference in the team and is the reason why we have the services of his team.’

‘The level of attention is superior to other firms with which we have worked.’

‘Its strong point is the great professional quality, timely, efficient, and clear attention.’

‘The 24/7 availability and an interdisciplinary team that complements each other.’

Key clients

Telefónica del Perú

Gas Natural de Lima y Callao

Minera las Bambas

Minera Antapaccay


Repsol Group



Compañía Minera Ares

Work highlights

  • Advised Telefónica del Perú on a civil dispute between two major telecoms companies, in which one of its competitors sought to sue the client for damages resulting from a decision made by the telecoms authority.
  • Advised Telefónica del Perú on 10 complex cases involving the reversal of multiple Supreme Court rulings and an order for the tax court to comply in administrative proceedings on all tax claims.
  • Advised Las Bambas Mining on developing both constitutional and contentious administrative strategies to protect land rights and water use rights.

Energy and natural resources > Electricity Tier 1

The power practice group at Miranda & Amado is led by Luis De-Bernardis and advises on the full gamut of electricity issues, from M&A and financing transactions to regulatory issues and disputes. On the advisory side, it handles matters pertaining to generation, transmission and distribution, including permitting, land acquisitions, contracts matters, power purchase agreements (PPAs) and other project development issues. De-Bernardis has over 25 years of experience in infrastructure, energy and natural resources projects and is well known in the industry, while counsel Marife Martinelli focuses on regulatory and administrative matters. At the associate level, Pedro Morales, César Ramírez and José Luis Valdivia are noted: Morales specialises in power sector regulation and project development; Ramírez handles regulatory and administrative issues; and Valdivia is active in real estate matters.

Practice head(s):

Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis


‘Miranda & Amado is an excellent firm that stands out in the Peruvian energy market. They have an incredible team specialised in the energy sector that is made up of highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals who have provided us with value and essential knowledge. The knowledge of electricity market interactions and negotiation skills are key to our process.’

‘They are highlighted by their special knowledge in transactions and contracts in the electricity sector as well as their negotiation skills. We highlight the brilliance and ability of Pedro Morales.’

Key clients

IC Power

Kallpa Generación

Cerro del Águila



Engie Energia Perú


Grenergy Renovables

ISA REP – Red de Energía del Perú

Atlántica Yield

Aby Concession Perú


Aby Transmisión Sur



Red Eléctrica Andina

Minera Chinalco Peru

Inka Gold Farm

El Pedregal

Sociedad Minera Corona

Work highlights

  • Providing complete regulatory and land acquisition advice to Engie Energia Perú in connection with the development of the Punta Lomitas Project.
  • Providing complete regulatory, contractual and litigation advice on the development of the electricity assets of Talara Refinery.
  • Advising Minera Chinalco Peru on regulatory issues and procedures to enable the supply of electricity to the Toromocho mining project extension.

Energy and natural resources > Hydrocarbons Tier 1

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.

Peru > Environment Tier 1

Miranda & Amado handles the gamut of environmental work, including due diligence in M&A, and financing, regulatory matters and litigation. The department is particularly active in the projects space, where it advises clients on land management issues, including water rights, permitting, natural reserves and zoning. The team is led by Alberto Delgado, who is an expert in corporate matters in the oil and gas, mining and infrastructure sectors. Alberto Ventura was promoted to partner in January 2023 and acts for on mining, energy, agriculture and infrastructure clients in the acquisition of environmental licenses, authorisations and permits from state entities. Luzmila Zegarra joined as counsel from a freelance role in March 2022 and acts for foreign and domestic clients in permitting, sanctioning and judicial administrative procedures.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Delgado


‘We have full confidence in the performance and knowledge of Luzmila Zegarra. She provides very fast and quality work that is normally not that easy to get compared to other firms.’

‘They have Luzmila Zegarra on their team, a lawyer with extensive knowledge of regulations and mining companies. She always has a very complete vision of environmental regulations and always provides solutions.’

‘They have shown to be more analytical and in-depth in their analysis, which has allowed them to provide greater alternatives and solution approaches to their clients. I can name Alberto Ventura.’

‘The team led by Alberto Ventura knows well the operations of the company and the sectoral regulation that applies to it. Their knowledge and willingness to provide legal advice make them important points of support and consultation for us both in matters of daily operations and in complex events and situations. The team is young and with a good disposition and preparation for legal advice.’

‘Alberto Ventura and Sandra Lock have an empathetic personality with lawyers and non-lawyers in the assignments we work with, this stands out. They also have the ability to respond to inquiries promptly.’

Key clients

Engie Energía Perú

Repsol Exploración Perú, Sucursal del Perú

Navisan Perú

Ambipar Environment (former Gestión de Servicios Ambientales)

Statkraft Perú

Refinería La Pampilla

Transportadora de Gas del Perú

Great Panther Coricancha

Operadora Ecológica del Titicaca

Clorox Peru


BPZ Energy

Minera Las Bambas

Repsol Comercial

Proyecto Ventanilla

LVMH Recherche

Grupo Compañía de Minas Buenaventura

Enel Distribución Perú

Inversiones Peruanas Ñaña en Liquidación

Compañía Nacional de Chocolates de Perú

Work highlights

  • Advised Refinería La Pampilla on several administrative sanctioning proceedings initiated by OEFA and other government agencies alleging non-compliance with environmental regulations while operating the oil refinery La Pampilla.
  • Advising Navisan Perú on its Pucusana Port Terminal Project involving compliance with the current environmental legal framework in force.
  • Advising Proyecto Ventanilla on environmental matters related to the future implementation of an industrial and logistics project requiring compliance with the environmental provisions of the legal framework.

Peru > Projects and infrastructure Tier 1

The projects team at Miranda & Amado is led by Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis and Alberto Delgado, and has a particular specialism in advising sponsors and financial institutions on energy, infrastructure and mining projects, with clients including Transportadora de Gas del Perú, Engie Energía Perú and Citibank del Perú. Alberto Ventura Rivas Plata, who was promoted to partner in January 2023, is a key contact for environmental matters, while José Miguel Puiggros is particularly experienced in financing transactions. Isabel Lira combines in-depth experience in antitrust law with skill in concessions and PPP matters. The talented group of associates includes Lisbeth Benavides, who is recommended for project finance, Chantal Deleplanque for project development, and César Ramírez for power projects.

Practice head(s):

Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis; Alberto Delgado

Key clients

Petróleos del Perú

Minera Chinalco Peru

Citibank del Perú

Quanta Services Perú

Transportadora de Gas del Perú

Engie Energía Perú

SSA Marine

Acqua Energía

Unna Transporte

Latin America Power Peru

Work highlights

  • Advised Petróleos del Perú on the development and financing of the Talara crude oil refinery project, valued at $4.7bn, which involved complex negotiations.
  • Advised Citibank del Perú on its role as collateral agent and trustee in relation to financing granted by Lima Airport Partners to expand an airport located in Callao Peru.
  • Advised Engie Energía Perú on regulatory and contractual matters related to its sustainable development project Punta Lomitas.

Peru > Real estate Tier 1

A ‘dynamic firm’ which is ‘very focused on providing efficient solutions’, Miranda & Amado covers the gamut of real estate law in relation to both commercial and residential developments. It is also active in real estate matters relating to the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors and acts for foreign and domestic clients in corporate matters, permitting, licensing, zoning, sales and acquisitions, and financing. The practice is under the leadership of Claudia Lucena, who is experienced in urban and rural developments and land rights issues. Strong associate support is provided by Yelitza Valdivia, who is highlighted for sanitation matters and contract negotiation; Daniel Corzo, a contact for transactions and development; Jessica Huamaní, who deals with administrative and registry matters; and Luis Francisco Paz, who handles civil and commercial matters, as well as disputes.

Practice head(s):

Claudia Lucena


‘They are a highly capable team and come up with creative solutions to challenges we face.’

‘I consider it to be the best real estate team in the market.’

‘They know the matter perfectly and accompany the client in their needs, at the same time as understanding the business.’

‘Absolutely personalised and cordial attention.’

‘I think Daniel Corzo is a lawyer with a remarkable ability to provide solutions, reaching a level of detail and rigour at the regulatory level, which allows flexibility when finding solutions.’

‘They are a dynamic firm and very focused on providing efficient solutions.’

‘The Miranda & Amado team cover all the points in the contract very well and anticipate problems.’

Key clients

TC Latin America Partners

Paladin Realty Partners

Morgan Río Capital Management

Telefónica del Perú

EOM Inversiones (Grupo Esparq)

Administradora Jockey Plaza

Grupo Falabella

AC Capitales

La Fiduciaria

Proyecto Ventanilla

Inmobiliaria Muellecitos

Complejo Agroindustrial Beta

Mobiliare Perú

In Diamante (Grupo Coril)

Work highlights

  • Advising Paladin on its various investments in real estate projects with a view to developing housing and commercial offices in Peru.
  • Advising TC Latam on purchasing land and executing various projects involving housing and commercial projects in and outside of Lima requiring various financial structures.
  • Advising EOM on an important project in Cusco, which required the creation of a trust and the renegotiation of contracts for financial purposes.

Peru > Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 2

Miranda & Amado‘s insolvency and restructuring group is jointly led by Renzo Agurto and Rafael Corzo, with Agurto possessing extensive experience in insolvency proceedings, including advising clients such as Cobre de los Andes and Aguaytía Energy del Perú. The team acts in conjunction with the firm's banking and finance group to offer a predominantly creditor-oriented service with a special emphasis on regulated industries including oil and gas, mining and transport. Other key contacts include senior associate Lisbeth Benavides, who is experienced in assisting clients with restructuring matters and in acting in cross-border cases.

Practice head(s):

Renzo Agurto; Rafael Corzo


The team designated for this practice by Miranda & Amado has extensive experience in this line of legal services. Each of its member lawyers shows great dedication and knowledge of their subject.’

‘Definitely each one of them is very competent in this legal practice, with their own ideas and a personal approach that transmits confidence.’

Excellent work. Professionals and experts in the subject.’

Renzo Agurto has excellent professional quality.

Key clients

Cobre de los Andes

Aguaytía Energy del Perú

New Century Films

Administradora de Servicios de Seguridad

Talma Servicios Aeroportuarios

Ulma Encofrados Perú

Work highlights

  • Advised New Century Films, with debts amounting to PEN13m (around $3.2m), on its insolvency proceeding as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the movie industry worldwide.
  • Advised Talma Servicios Aeroportuarios on its strategy as creditor of Peruvian Air Line, with proceedings involving over 10,000 creditors.
  • Advised Ulma Encofrados Perú, as creditor of Técnicas Metálicas Ingenieros en Liquidación, on the insolvency proceeding of the latter, which involves accumulated debts greater than $33m.

Peru > Compliance Tier 2

Miranda & Amado‘s compliance team is capable of handling the full spectrum of compliance matters, with recent work including advising a client in a bid-rigging investigation, reviewing compliance programmes, and representing clients in investigations before INDECOPI. The team, led by Bruno Amiel, is made up of six partners and nine lawyers; Amiel is recommended for corporate compliance issues, while José Luis Velarde and Rafael Díaz are key contacts for criminal compliance. Enrique Felices and Fiorella Zumaeta are names to note for antitrust and competition issues, while Willy Pedreschi and associate Fabiana Vittoria are active in compliance issues arising from acquisitions. Counsel Katherine Torres develops compliance programmes and was promoted to counsel in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Amiel


‘What makes this practice unique is the experience they have in compliance issues. Miranda & Amado works with the main companies in the country and they also have a first class professional team. The combination of both factors makes them a winning formula.’

‘Its dedication and professionalism is off the charts. A team committed to achieving the best possible result. They are creative and committed to a standard of excellence.’

Key clients


Talma Servicios Aeroportuarios

Aeropuertos del Peru

Arte Express

Inmobiliaria Koricancha


Grupo Repsol

DiDi Mobility Information Technology

Telefónica del Perú

Natura Cosméticos

Procesos de Medios de Pago

Amazon Web Services

United Heath Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Natura Cosmeticos regarding two projects to reduce antitrust and consumer protection risks, respectively.
  • Carried out a compliance due diligence for Statkraft within the context of a potential acquisition.
  • Represented Repsol in four cases involving the investigation of price -ixing practices in the market of fuels at a national and regional level before INDECOPI.

Peru > Dispute resolution: White-collar Tier 2

Miranda & Amado‘s white-collar criminal law practice is jointly headed by Rafael Díaz and José Luis Velarde, who were both promoted to partner in January 2022 and each have more than 15 years of experience in criminal law. The team covers criminal matters including environmental crimes, fraud – in particular, issues relating to banks – corruption and money laundering. As well as assisting domestic clients in the mining, retail and construction industries, the practice is also experienced in advising global clients in industries such as IT, banking and renewable energy.

Practice head(s):

Rafael Díaz; José Luis Velarde


‘It is a highly professional team with a lot of experience. I consider it one of the best dispute resolution teams, since they are agile, effective and with a high sense of vision towards the client.’

‘The team provides you with agile and effective solutions. Rafael Diaz is a very professional lawyer, with fast, effective responses and great vision towards the client. José Luis Velarde is a very professional lawyer with quick and effective responses.’

Energy and natural resources > Mining Tier 2

Led by Alberto Delgado, the mining team at Miranda & Amado forms part of the firm’s wider natural resources and infrastructure projects practice and offers expertise in relation to land management, environmental matters, community relations, water rights, natural reserves and zoning, among other areas. The group acts for high-profile domestic and international clients and Delgado has 25 years’ experience in corporate, contractual, compliance and permitting matters. Key practitioner Guillermo Bracamonte is also a name to note for transactional work, as well as environmental and regulatory proceedings, while associate Cynthia Rebaza is recommended for corporate, commercial and regulatory matters pertaining to mining projects. In March 2022, counsel Luzmila Zegarra joined from Delapuente and brings expertise in permitting and operational issues to the team, while associate David Baracco left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Delgado

Key clients

Minera Chinalco Perú

Great Panther Silver

Red Citadel Resources

MCQ Copper

Apurimac Ferrum

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation

Compañía Minera Antapaccay – Glencore

Minera Las Bambas (MMG)

Silver Mountain Resources

Heeney Capital

Bank of America Corporation

Scotiabank Peru

Banco Santander Perú

Hochschild Mining

Nexa Resources

Analytica Mineral Services

Work highlights

  • Assisting Apurimac Ferrum (subsidiary of ASX-listed Strike Resources) with all its legal matters in Peru, including regulatory compliance with mining and environmental laws and the analysis of new projects and investment opportunities.
  • Assisting TSX-listed Sierra Metals and its Peruvian subsidiary Sociedad Minera Corona in connection with several matters concerning its Yauricocha mine and other mining projects in Peru.
  • Advising Sociedad Minera Reliquias (the Peruvian subsidiary of Silver Mountain Resources) on all matters concerning its Reliquias and Dorita exploration projects, including permitting and defence in administrative procedures.

Peru > Insurance Tier 2

Rafael Corzo heads the insurance practice at Miranda & Amado and combines his expertise in banking and insurance to assist clients such as RIMAC Seguros y Reaseguros and Fondo de Seguro de Depósito del Perú. The practice continues to be very active in the domestic market and advises clients on issues such as structuring insurance products, regulatory matters, complex disputes, and often assists banks in bancassurance-related matters. The practice’s work often sees it working closely with other practice groups within the firm, such as banking and finance, M&A, energy, tax and dispute resolution. Counsel Eduardo Wiese and associate Pablo Cassinelli are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Rafael Corzo


‘It is an experienced team and very committed to obtaining favourable results for its clients.’

‘During the interaction that I have had with them, they have shown to be meticulous and responsible with the task entrusted. Likewise, it has considered it opportune to resort to external opinions to strengthen its position.’

‘I have had a very pleasant impression of Rafael Corzo, quite focused and analytical, open to new ideas to achieve the best position for his clients.’

‘They have strong knowledge of insurance practice in Peru, especially Rafael Corzo.’

Key clients

RIMAC Seguros y Reaseguros

Peruvian Association of Insurance Companies

Pacífico Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros

AVLA Perú Compañía de Seguros

Fondo de Seguro de Depósito del Perú

Intercorp Financial Services and Interseguro Compañía de Seguros

Citizens Inc.

Gas Natural de Lima y Callao

Work highlights

  • Advised RIMAC Seguros y Reaseguros on vital issues related to the coverage of major vehicle accidents and its impact upon the client’s reputation.
  • Advised AVLA Perú Compañía de Seguros on the review of drafts issued by the Superintendency of Banking and Insurance Companies.
  • Advised the Peruvian Association of Insurance Companies – APESEG on the filing of an action against a regulation related to fines imposed by INDECOPI.

Peru > Public law and regulation Tier 2

Miranda & Amado’s public law team offers broad expertise covering both contentious and non-contentious matters, including those related to administrative law, competition, disputes, public procurement and regulatory issues. It has a strong track record in highly regulated industries, such as energy and natural resources, infrastructure, life sciences and transport, and on the contentious side, the practice is known for representing clients in procedures before governing bodies. Willy Pedreschi heads the team and focuses on administrative, regulatory, infrastructure and public procurement matters; he is supported by counsel Marife Martinelli, who brings former experience at OSINERGMIN, with a strong practice in public law matters relating to the electricity, oil and gas, and water sectors. Enrique Felices deals with public law-related competition and regulatory matters, while at the associate level, Fabiana Vittoria is experienced in the telecoms and media sectors and Raicza Arrunátegui is recommended for disputes.

Practice head(s):

Willy Pedreschi


‘The public law team has solid knowledge on the matter, which generates confidence in the client about the strategies they propose. They seek to know the client’s business, which is very important to be able to establish what are the mechanisms that must be carried out either to prevent a contingency or reduce the risks in a complicated situation. They know not only the legal part but also get involved in knowing the client’s business.’

‘Willy Pedreschi is always attentive to find out what the client needs, understand the problem and from there provide an answer. His experience in different sectors means that he can always have an accurate comment or observation for each case that arises.’

‘Raicza Arrunátegui knows the regulatory framework and is involved in understanding the business so that in this way he can apply the regulations to the specific case, which means that the client has the confidence that the answer will address all the issues that are required and even additional, which is a plus.’

Key clients

Engie Energía del Perú – ENGIE

Touring Autómovil Club del Perú

Cirion Technologies Perú (previously CenturyLink Perú)

Paneles Napsa

Compañía Minera ARES

Obrascón Huarte Lain

Clorox del Perú

Educational Institute – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

SGS del Perú

Estudios Técnicos – ETSA

Work highlights

  • Advising SGS del Perú on ongoing public procurement matters relevant to current legislation and the renewal of relevant permits to provide certification services in the field of education.
  • Acting for Compañía Minera Ares – a company of the Hochschild Group – in several complex administrative sanctioning procedures initiated by the Environmental Assessment and Enforcement Organizations.
  • Providing administrative and regulatory advice on administrative matters to Cirion Technologies Perú in several complex administrative sanctioning procedures before the regulatory agency OSIPTEL.

Peru > TMT (Technology, media and telecoms) Tier 2

The telecoms and data protection team at Miranda & Amado is jointly headed by Enrique Felices, who specialises in data privacy, and Willy Pedreschi, who is particularly adept at regulatory and administrative matters. The team is experienced in regional, national and international telecoms issues, where it is a popular choice among major companies. In terms of sector coverage, its experience goes beyond telecoms to also include financial services, agroindustry and retail, among other industries. Associates Fabiana Vittoria, Raicza Arrunátegui and Álvaro Gastañadui provide assistance in matters such as determining the legal strategies for challenging OSIPTEL and FITEL, assisting clients with evaluating new technology solutions, and the application of Peruvian telecoms regulations.

Practice head(s):

Enrique Felices; Willy Pedreschi


‘The plus is the 24/7 availability. We have occasions where cases happen to us at any time and where we need the assistance of lawyers.’

‘They are a very professional and serious firm. They have specialists in the area of telecommunications regulation, which helps us establish coherent and successful strategies in response to the requirements of regulatory entities.’

‘Specialisation is very important. The firm’s lawyers have proven to know the sector efficiently. It is worth noting the work of Fabiana Vittoria, for her speed in the management of cases, as well as her knowledge in the regulation of the telecommunications sector.’

‘They are lawyers with immediate availability and agile and timely communication channels, they are highly qualified professionals who give depth to their criteria.’

Key clients

Grupo Primax

Grupo Silvestre

Ufinet Perú


Cirion Technologies

Media Networks Latin América


Redes Andinas

Telefónica del Perú


Work highlights

  • Advised Ufinet on correct procedures taken to install telecoms passive infrastructure.
  • Advised Telefónica Group, including its related companies, on complex regulatory matters, involving crossover with competition, litigation and tax law issues (regarding the payments of regulatory fees).
  • Advised Primax on matching its internal processes with legal obligations in place in connection with personal data protection requirements.

Peru > Labour and employment Tier 3

Miranda & Amado‘s labour and employment practice is praised by clients for its ‘excellent quality of service‘ and for the team’s skill of ‘understanding the needs of the business‘. The practice is headed by Eric Castro, whose recent work includes advising Softys Peru on the planning, negotiation and collective bargaining with the company’s union, as well as assisting Peruplast in judicial proceedings related to labour benefits. Carlos Cadillo is particularly experienced in individual and collective bargaining, as well as labour arbitration and the prevention of labour conflicts. Other key team members include Fernando Rodríguez and Luis Santa-Cruz, both counsel, as well as associates Aracelli Morales and Carol Villalobos, who are noted for their experience in labour litigation and employee hiring, respectively. Since publication, Santa-Cruz has been raised to the partnership - effective as of January 2024.

Practice head(s):

Eric Castro


‘Excellent quality of service.’

‘They understand the needs of the business, they serve quickly. Luis Santa Cruz is an excellent lawyer.’

‘What makes this practice unique is the closeness and knowledge of its lawyers on legal, political and union issues in the country, as well as the cordiality of the associates that makes them interested in learning about our business to make the best decisions together.’

‘Luis Santa Cruz is extraordinary, he has been working with us for more than 10 years and knows our company as if he were an in-house lawyer. He gives us well-founded recommendations, correct action options and with great insight.’

‘The different legal alternatives that are presented to us in the face of any problem or new project makes this team unique.’

‘Louis Santa Cruz. His advice helped us to successfully complete the collective bargaining with our union.’

Key clients

Softys Perú



Sierra Metals Corona

Operadora Ecológica del Titicaca

Kimberly Clark Perú

FCA Peruana Eternit

Tecnológica de Alimentos

Panificadora Bimbo

Lagardere Travel Retail Perú

Work highlights

  • Advised Softys Perú on the planning, strategy and negotiation of the collective bargaining with the company’s union, matters made more complex due to the political and union situation in Peru, particularly in the industrial sector.
  • Advised FCA Peruana Eternit on collective bargaining and union relations, and executed an integral revision on labour matters.
  • Advised Sociedad Minera Corona on its judicial processes in the context of the change in regulation on outsourcing services.

Peru > Tax Tier 3

Miranda & Amado fields a ‘highly qualified team, with experience in the relevant tax issues’. Its broad practice encompasses tax planning, transactional matters and litigation before all levels of the courts. On the corporate side, the practice advises on cross-border M&A, restructurings and share transfers, and on the contentious side, it handles cases before SUNAT and other authorities. Practice head Pablo Sotomayor is specialises in corporate tax, transfer pricing, tax planning and litigation and is lead partner on all of the firm’s tax cases. At the associate level, Talía Diaz is recommended for tax consultancy and litigation, while Luis Miguel Sánchez deals with international tax and compliance matters. Senior associate Eduardo Pedroza is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Pablo Sotomayor


‘Highly qualified team with experience in the relevant tax issues.’

‘Pablo Sotomayor is an excellent person and is a qualified professional.’

‘They were very clear in their explanations and in the detail of the information they provided us.’

‘The plus for me is the specialisation, the fact that they have assumed the cases as if they were part of the company. I must highlight Talia Díaz and Pablo Sotomayor.’

‘The attention received by the team members was quite efficient and the information they provided us was reliable and timely.’

Key clients

Telefónica del Perú

BHP Billiton

Avicola Don Bruno

Pesquera Capricornio

Deutsche Bank

Media Networks Latin America (MNLA)

BTS Torres

Cía de Seguridad Prosegur

Complejo Agroindustrial Beta

IBM del Perú

Corporación Primax

Niubiz (VISANET)


Latin American Power Perú

Onrubia Family


Statkraft Perú


Grio – Grupo Romero Investment Office

Banco Santander

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Telefónica del Peru before the Tax Court in a controversy regarding the contribution to FITEL of the year 2007.
  • Successfully representated Deutsche Bank before the Supreme Court against the Peruvian Tax Court and the Peruvian Tax Administration (SUNAT).
  • Acted for BHP Billiton, Compañía Minera Antamina and Compañía Minera Antapaccay in tax litigation before the Peruvian Tax Administration (SUNAT) regarding Income Tax controversies from 2005 to 2019.

Peru > Life sciences and healthcare

The life sciences team at Miranda & Amado, launched in 2020, offers clients specialised advice on the regulation of pharmaceutical and sanitary matters, with practice head Willy Pedreschi also assisting clients in the cosmetics and food sectors.

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. The firm has also been named ‘Peru Law Firm of the Year’ three times 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
Projects & Natural Resources | Environment Alberto Delgado adelgado@mafirma.com.pe
Projects & Natural Resources Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis ldebernardis@mafirma.com.pe
Managing Partner | 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
Managing Partner | 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
Banking and Finance, Capital Markets Alvaro Del Valle adelvalle@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
Dispute Resolution Luis Alonso Navarro lnavarro@mafirma.com.pe
Projects Isabel Lira ilira@mafirma.com.pe
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Renzo Agurto photo Renzo Agurto Partner
José Daniel Amado photo José Daniel Amado Partner
Bruno Amiel photo Mr Bruno Amiel Partner
Juan Luis Avendaño Cisneros photo Juan Luis Avendaño Cisneros Partner
Lisbeth Benavides photo Lisbeth Benavides Associate
Guillermo Bracamonte photo Guillermo Bracamonte Partner
Carlos Cadillo photo Mr Carlos Cadillo Partner
Santiago Carrillo photo Santiago Carrillo Partner
Pablo Cassinelli photo Pablo Cassinelli Associate
Eric Castro photo Eric Castro Partner
Jorge Contreras photo Jorge Contreras Associate
Rafael Corzo photo Rafael Corzo Partner
Daniel Corzo photo Daniel Corzo Associate
Luis Santa Cruz photo Luis Santa Cruz Counsel
Gabriela Dañino photo Gabriela Dañino Partner
Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis photo Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis Partner
Alvaro Del Valle photo Alvaro Del Valle Partner
Alberto Delgado photo Alberto Delgado Partner
Rafael Díaz photo Rafael Díaz Partner
Enrique Felices photo Mr Enrique Felices Partner
Cristina Ferraro photo Ms Cristina Ferraro Partner
Carlos Glave photo Carlos Glave Partner
Jessica Huamaní photo Jessica Huamaní Associate
Isabel Lira photo Isabel Lira Partner
Claudia Lucena photo Claudia Lucena Partner
Roberto MacLean photo Mr Roberto MacLean Partner
Marife Martinelli photo Marife Martinelli Counsel
Luis Miranda photo Luis Miranda Partner
Pedro A. Morales photo Pedro A. Morales Associate
Luis Alonso Navarro photo Luis Alonso Navarro Partner
Nathalie Paredes photo Ms Nathalie Paredes Partner
Luis Francisco Paz photo Luis Francisco Paz Associate
Willy Pedreschi photo Willy Pedreschi Partner
Mariano Peró photo Mariano Peró Associate
Giovanni Priori photo Giovanni Priori Partner
José Miguel Puiggros photo José Miguel Puiggros Partner
Mauricio Raffo photo Mauricio Raffo Partner
César Ramírez photo César Ramírez Associate
Cynthia Rebaza photo Cynthia Rebaza Associate
Luis Miguel Sánchez photo Luis Miguel Sánchez Senior Associate
Pablo Sotomayor photo Pablo Sotomayor Partner
María Pía Talavera photo María Pía Talavera Counsel
Katherine Torres photo Ms Katherine Torres Counsel
Yelitza Valdivia photo Yelitza Valdivia Senior Associate
Nicolás Valverde photo Nicolás Valverde Associate
José Luis Velarde photo José Luis Velarde Partner
Alberto Ventura photo Alberto Ventura Partner
Fabiana Vittoria photo Fabiana Vittoria Senior Associate
Eduardo Wiese photo Eduardo Wiese Counsel
Samuel Yábar photo Samuel Yábar Associate
Fiorella Zumaeta photo Fiorella Zumaeta Partner
Partners : 29
Counsels : 9
Associates : 67
Total staff : 200+
Partners : 29