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 and sanitation.


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

The leading mining practice at Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados continues to advise top-tier clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters in the industry, covering transactions, regulatory matters and disputes. On the transactional side, it is well known in the market for privatisations, M&A and financing deals, while on the contentious side, it handles administrative proceedings and domestic and international arbitrations. Team head and veteran practitioner Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado is on the board of several mining companies and is a name to note for corporate matters; he is supported by Oscar Benavides, who deals with M&A and joint ventures, as well as exploration, development and exploitation contracts. Francisco Tong is a further key practitioner, who is well versed in administrative regulations and environmental matters and has previously advised on the development of mining regulations in the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Colombia. Claudio Ferrero is another name for corporate transactions and reorganisations; Diego Pachas is recommended for licensing and permitting, and health and safety matters; and Francisco Barrios advises on permitting and strategies for new projects and the expansion of existing projects.