Mr Italo Carrano > Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados
LIMA 15072

Work Department

Infrastructure and Concessions, Project Finance, Arbitration.


Partner Italo Carrano specializes in arbitration, infrastructure, mergers & acquisitions, and project finance.


He counsels on developing concessions and public-private partnerships and infrastructure works. His labor has been focused on projects legal management, from qualification to execution, including negotiating construction and supply contracts.

Ítalo has participated in financing and issuance of project-related securities, and in arbitration processes (local and international) related to the execution of investment contracts, concession contracts, judicial stability agreements, and international investment protection agreements.


Spanish, English.


Lima Bar Association.


Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – Lawyer (1999), New York University School of Law – LL.M. (2008), Adolfo Ibáñez School of Management – MBA (2016).

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Compliance

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 > Public law and regulation

Few firms can match the scale of the offering provided by Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados, where the sector is split into two distinct practices: public law, led by Carlos Carpio, and regulatory, led by energy specialist Verónica Sattler. The firm is able to leverage from multiple tier one teams in other practice areas across both these areas, and is particularly strong in associated litigation and arbitration matters. Its stellar client roster includes Microsoft, which the firm advised on its public procurement to provide electronic paperwork for the Peruvian Tax Authority (SUNAT), a matter led by key partner and public procurement specialist Hugo Silva. Other recommended individuals include: infrastructure and international arbitration partner Alejandro Manayalle; Italo Carrano, who advises on concessions and PPP; and from the associate bench, Augusto Effio and Diana Briones, who specialise in public procurement and regulatory law respectively; and fisheries expert Richard Inurritegui.

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.