Mr José Reaño > Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados
LIMA 15072

Work Department

Criminal Litigation.


Partner José Reaño leads our Criminal Litigation and Corporate Compliance practice areas.


He counsels on the design and execution of criminal defense strategies, represents companies and their executives in criminal litigations related to corporate and business activity and works in implementing regulatory compliance programs intended to prevent criminal contingencies.

He was an attorney in the ad-hoc Prosecutor’s Office in the Fujimori-Montesinos case and teaches the Criminal law course in the Post-graduate program of Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC). He is a regular speaker in congresses and seminars on economic crime and anti-corruption.

José is the author of four books: Tres estudios de dogmática penal: el error de tipo, el desistimiento voluntario de la tentativa y la teoría de la intervención delictiva (Three studies of criminal dogmatics: the type error, the voluntary withdrawal of the attempt and the theory of criminal intervention) (Jurista Editores, 2009), Formas de intervención en los delitos de tráfico de influencias y peculado (Forms of intervention in the crimes of influence peddling and embezzlement) (Jurista Editores, 2004), Derecho penal bursátil: el delito de abuso de información privilegiada (Criminal law on the stock market: the crime of abuse of privileged information) (Gráfica Horizonte, 2002), and Delitos de tráfico de influencias, asociación ilícita para delinquir y enriquecimiento ilícito (Offenses of influence peddling, conspiracy to commit crimes and illicit enrichment) (co-authored with César San Martín Castro y Dino Carlos Caro Coria. Jurista Editores, 2002).


Spanish, English.


Lima Bar Association.


Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – Lawyer (2001), Universidad Pompeu Fabra – Doctorate Program in Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences, AECI scholarship (2004).

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Compliance

(Leading individuals)

José ReañoRodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados

Excelling in both criminal prosecution work and the implementation of sophisticated compliance programmes, Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados attracts a string of leading domestic and international companies as clients. Work includes anti-corruption programmes, criminal risk assessment and regulatory compliance for the likes of Lazard, Nexa Resources and Lima Airport Partners. On the corporate criminal side, the firm has a hefty caseload of money laundering, bribery and cartel cases, for example, acting for companies, executives and directors. Head of the practice José Reaño leads on the bulk of the matters, both advisory and criminal prosecution defence, with assistance from regulatory and industry specialists from across the firm, including infrastructure and projects partner Italo Carrano and Fernando Molina, a leader in project finance.

Peru > Dispute resolution

The ‘outstanding’ Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados is a mighty force in the disputes arena where it defends the interests of some of the largest companies in the country. It has stand-out dominance in the energy and mining sector, acting for the likes of Latin America Power Perú (LAP), Luz del Sur, Minera Las Bambas and Southern Perú Copper Corporation. It successfully defended LAP in a $150m international arbitration brought by GCZ Ingenieros and GCZ Energía (GCZ) that was not only dismissed, but saw damages and costs were awarded to the client. The 19-strong team, all full-time disputes lawyers, advise across the board of civil, commercial, criminal, constitutional and public law matters. Each of the team’s six partners bring niche strengths or specialism to the practice, which is led by José Tam, an expert in civil/commercial and constitutional litigation and commercial arbitration. Tam led on the LAP case alongside international arbitration specialist Italo Carrano. Juan Guillermo Lohmann has been at the pinnacle of arbitration for decades, while José Reaño heads up the firm’s first-rate white-collar crime practice. Indicative of the slew of work handled by the firm, it expanded its associate bench from ten to 13 in 2019, hires including that of experienced senior associate Martin Chocano from rivals Miranda & Amado.