Mr Juan Diego De Vinatea > 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

Banking & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance.


Partner Juan Diego de Vinatea specializes in banking and finance law, projects financing, and mergers & acquisitions.


He regularly counsels local and international clients on international transactions and has solid experience on direct and syndicated financing operations, representing national and foreign investors in financial, contractual, societal and commercial matters, as well as in structuring and negotiating local and international mergers & acquisitions.

Juan Diego also focuses on projects finance operations and public services infrastructures concessions.

He taught Civil Law course at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2003-2005).


Spanish and english.


Lima Bar Association, Civil Association Ius et Veritas.


Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – Lawyer (2002), Columbia Law School – LL.M (2007)
Harvard Law School – Program on Negotiation (2005), Universidad del Pacífico – Post-graduate Accounting for Lawyers (2002).

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Juan Diego De VinateaRodrigo, 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 > Projects and infrastructure

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.