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Miranda & Amado

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Lawyer from Universidad de Lima. Associate of Miranda & Amado since 2010. Her professional practice concentrates mainly in Corporate and Bankruptcy Law, having counseled many companies in subjects such as reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions. She is currently attending the LL.M. program at Harvard Law School.


Spanish, English


  • Harvard Law School, LL.M. (2014).
  • Universidad de Lima, Bachelor in Law (2009) and Lawyer (2010).

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Banking and finance

Miranda & Amado fields one of the largest, specialist teams in the country, comprising 23 lawyers working exclusively in banking and capital markets work; they demonstrate ‘extensive experience‘ and ‘good knowledge of the industry. The practice commands a faithful following among major domestic and international banks, including Grupo Crédito, BBVA Continental, HSBC, Bank of America, JP Morgan and Santander, and also counts multilateral lender IFC as a key client. As one of the largest full-service law firms in Peru, it brings broad industry expertise to finance transactions, as evidenced by a deal list spanning sectors from energy to agribusiness. Recent mandate include acting for Bank of America, Citigroup Global Markets, JP Morgan Chase and Credicorp Capital, as underwriters, on Hunt Oil’s $600m bond issue; and representing BBVA Continental, as underwriter, of Enel Generación’s $350m sixth bond programme. Both deals were led by the ‘very goodJuan Luis Avendaño Cisneros, a leading market figure. Away from the capital markets, banking regulatory work is a further strength of the practice and Rafael Corzo, in particular, is applauded for his experience and knowledge; he recently advised on the incorporation of an entity for the issue of electronic money and also represented a well-known international manufacturer on the incorporation of its own lease-finance company. Other key partners include practice head José Miguel Puiggros who leads on the majority of mandates, such as advising steel manufacturer Corporación Aceros Arequipa on its $300m third debt programme; and Nydia Guevara, who specialises in capital markets and cross-border financing transactions. At associate level, Álvaro Del Valle enjoys a growing market profile, while Lisbeth Benavides and Gabriela Dañino both regular advise on complex matters. Since publication, Dañino has been raised to the partnership (effective January 2020) but Guevara has moved to Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados.