Mr Eduardo López > Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

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

Position

Partner Eduardo López specializes in banking and finance law, corporate finance, and mergers & acquisitions.

Career

He counsels on corporate and financial operations, both local and international, mergers & acquisitions, corporate finances, capital markets, corporate and projects finance, risk capital and derivatives.

He counsels Peruvian assets and companies’ acquisition, directly or through the public takeover bid procedures, as well as stockholders on selling controlling packets in Peruvian companies both private and publically listed.

He has participated in various issuances and public placings of transferable securities, including stocks, bonds and commercial papers, representing both issuers and structurers as well as in corporate financing, structured, syndicated, financial leasing and infrastructure projects, representing both banks and companies and sponsors.

Eduardo was international associate for the New York Office of White & Case, participating in various international transactions. He has been included among the 20 leading attorneys under 40 years old in the Latin Lawyer magazine.

He currently teaches Corporate finance at Universidad de Lima.

Languages

Spanish, English.

Memberships

Lima Bar Association, Callao Bar Association, New York Bar Association, Harvard Club del Perú.

Education

niversidad de Lima – Lawyer, summa cum laude (1998), Harvard Law School LL.M. in Comparative Corporate Law, Finance and Governability (2002), University of Cambridge England – LL.M. in Commercial Law (2001), British Council Chevening Scholarship.

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Banking and finance

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 > Corporate and M&A

An impressive deal list during a tough year illustrates the standing of Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados both domestically and globally, favoured by a raft of top international companies and law firms requiring Peruvian M&A representation. Clients particularly appreciate the ‘good relationships that they manage to maintain with all parties, including the counterpart in the negotiation‘. The firm shines for its strength across the board of legal practice areas, drawing together tier-one specialists for transactions where needed under the leadership of head of M&A Jean Paul Chabaneix, who ‘has a way of working that brings a lot of peace and security to the teams‘, and corporate head Ramón Vidurrizaga. Other key names include Luis Enrique Palacios, Eduardo López and Jorge Trelles, all regular lead advisers in significant transactions. New clients won during the past year include Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Continental Grain Company. Augusto Cáceres  left the firm in July 2021 to establish a ventures and legal lab.