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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados
Av. Pardo y Aliaga 652 piso 8
San Isidro
Lima 15073

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance.


Partner Fernando Molina specializes in mergers & acquisitions, project finance and corporate finances.


He is qualified to practice Law both in the state of New York and in Peru. He advises companies, sponsors, financial and multilateral entities on infrastructure and energy projects finance, as well as in operations involving stock market regulation and public takeover bids.

He participates in the development of acquisition and sale processes, particularly projects and the design and implementation of corporate and restructured financings.

Fernando was an associate at Clifford Chance in Washington for three years, participating in financing and acquisition operations in Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, United States, Philippines, Turkey, Russia and Central America. In 2006 he was seconded to the infrastructure group of General Electric & Co. in Stamford, Connecticut and is a professor in the Master in Company Law of Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas.


Spanish, English.


Callao Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Civil Association Themis – Journal of Law.


Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – Lawyer (1998), Columbia Law School Harlan Fiske Stone Scholarship – Master of Law (LL.M) (2005). 

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Projects and infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

Fernando MolinaRodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados

Few headline projects come to market without Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados at the table. For example, this year it represented Lima Airport Partners in the $450m financing for the modernisation of Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport, and acted for Tacna Solar, Panamericana Solar and Moquegua (owned by Solarpack and Ardian), on three simultaneous financings for three power plants (aggregate amount, $226m). The firm leverages off its strong mining, financing and energy teams to produce a stellar offering, the practice steered by head partners from those areas: Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado, Jean Paul Chabaneix and Verónica Sattler, respectively. Integral to the practice group are project finance star Fernando Molina and fellow project finance specialist Juan Diego De Vinatea, who both take the lead on multiple matters. The practice houses a deep pool of 28 associates among whom regulatory senior associate Diana Briones is highly active in this area. Since publication, Briones has been raised to the partnership – effective as of January 2022.

Peru > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Fernando MolinaRodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados handles some of the most sophisticated finance transactions the market, attracting a broad client base of domestic banks, global investment institutions and leading local companies. It is also the preferred choice for numerous international law firms seeking Peruvian counsel. Jean Paul Chabaneix is widely admired and a good choice, say clients, for more complex or novel matters including banking regulatory work. Demonstrating his broad practice on behalf of both borrowers and lenders, Chabaneix recently acted for Compañía Minera Antamina on its $250m loan from The Bank of Nova Scotia, and advised Standard Chartered on its $150m financing to Compañía Minera Chinalco. The 26-lawyer team also includes: leading project finance specialist Fernando Molina; Juan Diego De Vinatea, who led advice to Minera Las Bambas in its mighty $800m financing provided by Bank of China, Commercial Bank of China and The Export-Import Bank of China; Luis Enrique Palacios and Jorge Trelles, who are both regular lead advisers on key finance transactions; and the experienced Eduardo LópezNicolás Cornejo was deservedly made partner in January 2021 and is focused on corporate and project finance, as well as capital markets.

Peru > Compliance

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados‘ interdisciplinary team of market-leading professionals are specialists in economic criminal law, antibribery and anti-money laundering regulations, corporate law, financial transactions and data protection, among other areas. This combined corporate compliance practice group, led by white-collar crime specialist José Reaño Peschiera and Fernando Molina, a leading finance lawyer, is in demand by some of the country’s largest companies -such as Telefónica Del Perú and Alicorp- to advise on matters ranging from the compliance risks in M&A transactions to local and international anti-corruption regulations, as well as handling criminal prosecutions should they arise. The team is currently advising a major company in the mining and natural resources sector in an internal investigation related to alleged acts of corruption. Senior associate José Medina, who is advising on the matter, has past experience at the High-Level Anti-corruption Commission (“CAN-Anticorrupción”), a state-entity.