Mr Francisco Barrios > 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

Environmental, Mining Law, Probono.


Partner Francisco Barrios specializes in mining and environmental law, and water resources.


He counsels on environmental, mining, occupational safety in mining, water resources, authorizations management, archeology matters, and various administrative procedures and sanction procedures on said matters.

He has extensive experience in permitting for the use and/or harnessing of natural resources, as well as environmental management instruments in mining.

He designs master plans and define strategies to obtain licenses, authorizations, permits and environmental management instruments for new mining projects and for extensions of mining operations. He counsels on the management of administrative sanctions procedures regarding mining, environmental and occupational health and safety, and on due diligences for mining projects and operations.

Francisco was the head of legal mining issues in Milpo SAA mining company, having worked for seven years. He is a member of our Probono Committee.


Spanish, English.


Lima Bar Association. 


Universidad de San Martín de Porres – Lawyer (2006), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – Diploma on Environmental Law Studies (2007), Universidad del Pacífico – Diploma on Mining Law, Management and Social Responsibility (2011), Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University – Master’s degree in Environmental Law with Specialization in Energy and Climate Change (2016).

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Energy and natural resources > Mining

A stellar client list at Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados is indicative of its exceptional practice: the firm attracts a raft of the country’s largest mining companies, including Marcobre, Southern Peru Copper Corporation and Anglo American Quellaveco. With tier-one practices across the firm, it provides a ‘magnificent service‘ in respect of the complex legal needs of the mining sector, be it corporate, financing, dispute resolution or environmental, for instance, combined with pre-eminent mining regulatory knowhow. Practice head Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado is a stalwart of the industry with a global reputation. Despite his managing partner role at the firm, he remains hands-on, recently leading advice to Minera Antamina on its $250m secured loan from Scotiabank. The 19-strong team also includes lead advisers Oscar Benavides, who focuses on exploration, development and exploitation contracts, M&A and the financing of mining projects; administrative mining regulations and environmental expert Francisco Tong; and the more junior -but nevertheless key- partners Francisco Barrios and Claudio Ferrero. At associate level, Mariana Delgado and Diego Pachas -who both have a decade at the firm- provide key support.