Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis > Miranda & Amado > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Position

Partner

Career

LL.M. at the Chicago Law School and Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Partner since 1999, has a vast experience in the development of infrastructure, energy and natural resources projects, including matters with related regulation and a wide range of finance and acquisition operations, focuses in the development of infrastructure, project finance, energy and natural resources. Currently represents Peru LNG in the finance of US$3,800 million dollars on the procedures and the construction project of the GNL plant, leading a multidisciplinary team of negotiation for obtaining the easement of access for 408 kilometers of Peru LNG pipes, the generation of electricity and various projects of natural gas and companies in disputes before the regulating entities. Has managed acquisitions of various companies under corporate and bankruptcy laws.

Languages

English, Spanish

Education

  • The University of Chicago, Masters of Law – LL.M. (1995).
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lawyer (1994).

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Public law and regulation

Very goodMiranda & Amado draws upon its first-class specialists in the fields of infrastructure, projects, regulated industries and disputes to advise on related public and administrative law matters. Key partner Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis, for example, is providing administrative and regulatory advice to Enel Distribucion Peru concerning the tariff set by regulator OSINERGMIN for electricity distribution in Lima until 2023. Indeed, the practice acts for numerous sector-leading companies, such as Telefónica del Perú, on behalf of which the team is challenging a decision by the Ministry of Transport and Communication concerning its concession agreements for fixed line telecom services.  Other key members of the team include Enrique Felices , who returned from the public sector in 2018; and counsels Willy Pedreschi -previously head of public law at what was formerly Benites, Forno & Ugaz, who joined the firm in January 2018- and the ‘knowledgeableMarifé Martinelli, who is regarded as ‘a true specialist‘. However, former practice head Luis Vinatea departed to co-found labour boutique Vinatea & Toyama. Since publication, Sr Pedreschi has been made partner.

 

Peru > Energy and natural resources > Electricity

(Leading individuals)

Luis Marcelo De-BernardisMiranda & Amado

Miranda & Amado has a long and ‘superior‘ track record in this sector, advising significant market players on some of the largest projects in the country, including regulatory issues and dispute resolution. Engie Energia Peru, Enel Generación and IC Power (parent company of Kallpa Generación and its hydropower station Cerro del Aguila), and Samay (which owns the Puerto Bravo thermal power plant in Arequipa), are all clients. An impressive team is led by the ‘very knowledgeable Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis, a leading figure in the sector who can also draw on the experience of counsel Marifé Martinelli, (formerly of regulator OSINERGMIN), as well as the extensive multidisciplinary expertise spread throughout the firm. Specialist associate Pedro A Morales is a former in-house lawyer at the Economic Operations Committee of Peru’s transmission authority, COES. Other matters include advising Minera Chinalco Peru on all the regulatory issues and procedures related to the supply of electricity to the Toromocho mining project from the national grid.

Peru > Energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

Miranda & Amado is a frequent participant in big-ticket transactions and project matters in the oil and gas industry, and also demonstrated additional expertise in dispute resolution. Its multidisciplinary approach draws upon experts from across the firm, led by projects partners Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis and Alberto Delgado. Ongoing mandates have seen the team continue its work on behalf of Petroperu concerning the development and financing of the $3.5bn Talara oil refinery modernisation and expansion project; De-Bernardis is leading on the matter, with assistance from energy and projects partner Guillermo Bracamonte.  In other work the practice is also acting for Repsol Group on a range of disputes – from breach of contract to labour issues. Clients include Primax, CNPC International and Peru LNG.

Peru > Projects and infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

Luis Marcelo De-BernardisMiranda & Amado

Few major projects come to market without the involvement of Miranda & Amado, ‘one of the best firms in this area‘, its expertise, experience and supersize team ensuring it lands key roles. The practice continues to  advise Petroperú on the development and financing of the $3.5bn Talara crude oil refinery modernisation and expansion project; the advice is led by practice co-heads Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis -an energy, natural resources and infrastructure specialist- and oil and gas-focused Guillermo Bracamonte. De-Bernardis is also leading the team acting for Samay I on the financing, construction and operation of the $400m, 720MW Puerto Bravo non-spinning reserve power plant in Mollendo. Other recommended partners include Alberto Delgado for mining project financing and development – he is recommended ‘without equivocation‘; and José Miguel Puiggros, who is highly experienced in project finance and projects-related capital markets work.