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Miranda & Amado

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Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Miranda y Amado´s  Partner since 2018.

Partner at Benites, de las Casas, Forno y Ugaz until 2007, and Partner of Priori & Carrillo Abogados until 2017. His practice is focused in dispute resolution, either in negotiations to resolve them or sponsorship in arbitrations and in civil, constitutional and administrative process.

Main professor in the Law Department of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú where he is Director of the Master in Procedural Law, Director of the Legal Training Center and a member of the Board of the Faculty of Law. He is a guest professor in the Master in Procedural Law at the Santiago de Guayaquil Catholic University and in the Master in Public Law from the University of Piura. He has been professor of graduate programs at several national universities and the Judicial Academy. Speaker in various national and international conferences on procedural law and arbitration. Author of several articles in specialized magazines and five books on procedural law.

He has served as President of the Working Group for the reform of the Civil Procedure Code (2016-2017), as a member of the committees that drafted and reviewed the law that regulates the administrative process, the labor process law, the general law on cassation and the civil procedure code. He is an arbitrator of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima, of the Arbitration Center of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and of AMCHAM – PERU.


He is a member of the Ibero-American Institute of Procedural Law and the International Association of Procedural Law.


  • Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Magister, 1999.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Bachelor (1998) and Lawyer, (2000).

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Dispute resolution

Outstanding‘firm Miranda & Amado is at the forefront of high-end litigation and international arbitration, evidenced by a sizeable caseload of arbitral matters (including eight international arbitrations during the past year alone) and high-value matters before the judicial courts. Mandates include acting as local counsel to Autopista del Norte (in conjunction with the Paris office of Dechert LLP) in a $200m ICSID case against Republic of Peru and concerning delays on the construction of a major road in northern Peru; the advice is led by department head Mauricio Raffo, who is praised for his skill in the courtroom, supported by recently made-up Cristina Ferraro. On the litigious front, the firm is currently representing Repsol, Gas Natural de Lima y Callao (Cálidda) and Telefónica del Perú in various matters that demonstrate the firm’s expertise in regulated industry disputes. The practice stands out for the depth of its team, with Raffo heading a total of six partners and 26 associates that includes: leader in the field Juan Luis Avendaño V, international arbitration specialist José Daniel Amado and last year’s dispute specialist hires, Giovanni Priori and Santiago Carrillo, who have bedded into the practice seamlessly and lead on many key mandates. Key support comes from highly-experienced counsels Sara Taipe and Giancarlo Cresci.