Mr Julio Guadalupe > Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

International Trade and Customs.


Partner Julio Guadalupe leads our International Trade and Customs area.


He provides consulting services, planning and preventive audit in international trade and customs matters. He represents in contested international trade and customs processes before the administrative authority and the Judiciary and was president of the Peruvian Association of Customs Law and International Trade, consultant for the Peruvian State in the preparation of the current General Customs Law.

Julio is a member of the Governing Board of the International Trade Guild (XCOM) and president of the logistics sector of the XCOM syndicate of the Lima Chamber of Commerce, as well as is a member of the International Customs Law Academy, university teacher, frequent lecturer in local and international forums, and author of various articles on customs and foreign trade. He teaches in the Post-graduate school of the Law School of Universidad del Pacífico.

He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in his specialty by prestigious international publications such as Chambers & Partners and Who’s Who Legal.


Spanish, Engish.


International Trade Guild of the Lima Chamber of Commerce, Peruvian Academy of Customs Law and International Trade, International Customs Law Academy.


Universidad de Lima – Lawyer (1995), Escuela Nacional de Aduanas – Customs Agent (2002).

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > International trade (IT&C)

(Leading individuals)

Julio GuadalupeRodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados

Full-service powerhouse Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados showcases its expertise with an extensive client base of marquee multinational companies and domestic heavy-hitters, including Kuehne + Nagel, Microsoft, IBM, Nokia Siemens Networks Perú and Toyota del Peru. The firm excels in customs planning and the structuring of international trade operations, as well as customs claims and appeals before local authorities such as the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR) and the courts. Sector expertise includes mining, oil and gas, power, chemical, technology and telecommunications, vehicle-importation, agriculture and textiles. Practice head Julio Guadalupe has a high market profile following many years’ experience advising on international trade law, and significantly, has contributed to the evolution of customs law in Peru. Among an extensive caseload, he is leading advice to Kimberly-Clark Peru with respect to an important tariff classification procedure before the Peruvian Customs Authority whereby the end-goal is to standardise the Peruvian Customs Authority criterion throughout the region where the company has operations. Guadalupe is assisted by very experienced senior associate Juan Acuña and tax associate Joan Tello, although previously highlighted associate Enrique Vargas left the firm in October 2020.