Mr Jean Paul Chabaneix > 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 & Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Oil & Gas and Project Finance.

Position

Partner Jean Paul Chabaneix leads our Banking and Finance, Projects Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets areas.

Career

His professional practice includes mergers & acquisitions, projects finance, corporate finances, and capital markets.

He counsels clients on transactional issues in the electricity, mining, oil and gas, retailers, industrial construction, education, pension funds and railroad industries, among others.

Jean Paul has been an international lawyer for Shearman & Sterling (New York, 1995), and repeatedly recognized as one of the most outstanding lawyers in the Peruvian legal market in prestigious publications such as Chambers & Partners, Latin Lawyer, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, International Financial Law Review, among others.

Languages

Spanish and english.

Memberships

Lima Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Bar Association, Inter-Pacific Bar Association

Education

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – Lawyer (1990), New York University – Master in Law (1995) Scholarship from the Organization of American States

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Projects and infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

Jean Paul ChabaneixRodrigo, 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 > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Jean Paul ChabaneixRodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados

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.

Peru > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Jean Paul ChabaneixRodrigo, 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 > Capital markets

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados undertakes capital markets work within its market-leading banking and finance practice with ambitions to grow market share. Its deal record for the past year demonstrates valuable capability, for example acting for healthcare network Auna on its international capital markets debut, issuing $300m of 6.500% senior notes, due 2025. The ‘very solid and high-level‘ team is steered by Jean Paul Chabaneix with specialist securities expertise provided by Nydia Guevara and counsel Paul Castritius. They are supported by corporate and finance partner Jorge Trelles, who led the Auna deal alongside Chabaniex.