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Rubio Leguía Normand

Peru > Banking and finance Tier 2

Last year’s arrival of high-profile banking and finance lawyer Andrés Kuan-Veng to Rubio Leguía Normand is paying dividends and significantly boosted the profile and calibre of work at the practice. Recent mandates include multibillion-dollar matters, such as acting for Petroperu on the amendment of its $1.3bn credit facility provided by a syndicate of global investment and foreign banks. Demonstrating an ability to draw instructions on the lender side too, the firm advised ICBC Standard Bank in a $2.1bn interest rate swap with a major Chinese-owned company operating in Peru. Kuan-Veng heads the practice alongside transactional specialist Carlos Arata, who brings valuable international experience to the team. An experienced associate bench includes principal Eliana Pelaz, who re-joined after a period working at a US firm in Miami; and Germán Gómez, active on multiple key matters. Regulatory and capital markets partner and former co-head of the team, Jeanette Aliaga departed in November 2020 and has since joined Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados; the firm has since hired principal associate Janett Burga from Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International, as of October 2021.

Practice head(s):

Andrés Kuan-Veng; Carlos Arata


It is a team with experience and good availability and responsiveness.’

What makes them unique is that they treat our queries with priority, they delve into the matter in such a way that they know the company, the product and the sector very well. They have a great predisposition and sense of urgency whenever I call. And they look for spaces to work with teams of specialists from the firm, when the consultation warrants it.’

German Gómez has a good spirit, commitment, availability, knowledge in the field and takes great responsibility. You can see that he seeks to go the extra mile. Andrés Kuan-Veng’s availability, predisposition and great knowledge of the matters stand out.’

Their fluent communication and advice on cases with a comprehensive approach is one of the strengths that I find in the team, and it is a factor that makes us continue with the service.’

Andres Kuan-Veng’s knowledge and experience in banking made us feel we are taking safe steps in the face of the actions to be taken and being in a segment (startup) where regulation is maturing and this is a very important factor.  We also appreciate German Gómez ‘s openness in giving us details of the process and ensuring that we understood it.

Fast and provide timely solutions.’

Hands-on partners, available for questions and quick to respond.’

Carlos Arata and Sheerley Cardenas are great to work with.’

Key clients


Banco Santander

Petróleos del Peru-PetroPerú


Bank of America

Bank of Tokyo

Avla Perú Compañía de Seguros


ICBC Perú Bank


Work highlights

  • Advised Petroleos del Peru-Petroperu on the amendment to the terms and conditions to an Export Credit Line facility for an aggregate amount of up to $1.3bn to Petroperú for the financing of certain elements of the Talara Refinery Project
  • Acted for ICBC Standard Bank in a $2.1bn interest rate swap entered into by the client and one of the largest Chinese-owned companies operating in Peru; the transaction was executed through an ISDA Master Agreement.
  • Advised Citibank del Perú -as agent- in a $125m syndicated loan granted by Scotiabank Peru, Banco Santander Peru and Banco Santander in favour of Ajeper.

Peru > Capital markets Tier 2

Rubio Leguía Normand is anticipating a significant rise in instructions from investment fund managers in Peru and is well placed to handle it, due to the combination of experience and energy of practice heads Andrés Kuan-Veng and Carlos Arata. In the meantime, the team is handling demanding debt transactions, mainly on the issuer side, such as Petroperu's $1bn note offering for the financing of the Talara Refinery Project and other corporate purposes. Bank clients include Citibank, Deutsche Bank and BBVA Banco Continental, while Banco Santander, BD Capital and Petroperu are recent client gains. Securities specialist Jeanette Aliaga departed the firm in November 2021.

Practice head(s):

Andrés Kuan-Veng; Carlos Arata


Efficient, fast and timely service.’

They have the knowledge and ability to guide the client in an unknown and new market. Would recommend Carlos Arata and Shirley Cardenas.

High points are their availability and agility in responses; easy access and fluid communication; possibility of giving advice in various areas of practice; good coordination between the different areas of the firm for advice provided to the client, which is comprehensive.’

Andrés Kuan-Veng has great knowledge of the industry and the actors that comprise it. Always up to date with the practices and needs of the sector. Very good relationship with the regulator and other key players. His extensive experience allows him to not only give accurate advice on the issues under his expertise, but also to be a general counsel on various other matters.’

Great experience of partner Andrés Kuan-Veng in capital markets issues, both local and international.’

Key clients

Banco Santander


Credicorp Capital


BD Capital SAFI


Fondo Macro Infraestructura

Acres Sociedad Titulizadora


Avla Perú Compañía de Seguros

Ardian Group

Core Capital

Van Eck

Deutsche Bank

China Yangtze Power

Union por la Infraestructura-UPI (investment fund formed by Sura and Credicorp)

BBVA Banco Continental

Cardano Development Fund

Universidad de Piura

Work highlights

  • Acted for Petróleos del Perú – Petroperú on its $1bn note offering for the financing of those elements of the Talara Refinery Project supplied under an engineering and procuring contract entered into with Cobra-SCL UA&TC Consortium, and other corporate purposes.
  • Advised Electrodunas, as issuer, on a $300m corporate bonds programme, the first bond issued by a public company (listed on the Lima Stock Exchange) under the regulation for public offers addressed to institutional investors.
  • Advised the purchasers on Atlantica Yield’s issuance and sale of €290m of 1.96% senior notes ,due June 20 2026, one of the few green bonds issued with a Peruvian participation.

Energy and natural resources > Mining Tier 2

A strong, senior team at Rubio Leguía Normand is steered by seasoned mining lawyer Xennia Forno, a market leader with over 40 years’ experience, Diego Grisolle, who handles regulatory and commercial matters in relation to all extractive industries, and Emil Ruppert, who is less active on current matters but equally experienced. Consequently, the firm attracts significant industry players as clients, including Anglo American, Aluminum Corporation of China and Nexa Resources, while recent instructions included acting for Newmont Perú on the negotiation and execution with Minsur of several contracts for the development of five exploration projects. The firm is cultivating an effective junior bench that includes the much-praised principal associate Miguel Angel Soto, who advises on project management, including conflicts; and senior Nancy Ogata, a specialist in regulatory and administrative matters relating to the mining and hydrocarbon sectors. Orion Resources Partners and Kirkland Lake Gold are recent client gains. Since publication, Soto has been raised to the partnership - effective Janaury 2022.

Practice head(s):

Xennia Forno; Diego Grisolle; Emil Ruppert


Xennia Forno is very good, and Miguel Angel Soto is really excellent. They work very well together. They know the industry very well and provide dedicated services.’

They have an excellent service, attentive to all requirements and a prompt response.’

Experienced and efficient.’

Unique depth, breadth and experience of the team at RLN are their strengths, both in other areas of expertise and mining. Their contacts in and around the sector is a key component.’

Xennia Forno – experience and depth of professional contacts. Diego Grisolle – experience, knowledge to get things done in a timely fashion. Nancy Ogata – attention to detail, willingness to be in the field.’

Key clients

Orion Resources Partners

Kirkland Lake Gold

Citic Metal

Pucara Resources

Abundia Minerals

Fortuna Silver Mines – Minera Bateas

Nexa Resources

Gold Fields

Newmont Mining Corporation – Minera Yanacocha and Newmont Perú

Barrick Gold Corporation – Minera Barrick Misquichilca

Anglo American – Anglo American Quellaveco and Anglo American

Aluminum Corporation of China – Minera Chinalco Peru

Cerámica San Lorenzo

Sociendad Minera Austria Duvaz

Work highlights

  • Acting for Abundia Minerals in the negotiation, drafting and implementation of their joint venture with Tyrex Ore and Minerals for the development of the Cerro Blanco project, one of the largest iron ore reserves in our country.
  • Advising Pucará on various matters, including the listing of its shares on the Lima Stock Exchange; development of Tambos’ Project, where the client has executed an option agreement with Iamgold in order to consolidate its exploration activities there; and the development of another important project in Peru to execute exploration activities.
  • Advised Newmont Perú on the negotiation and execution with Minsur of several contracts for the development of five exploration projects.

Peru > Environment Tier 2

Rubio Leguía Normand advises across a broad sector base, acting for some significant companies in the manufacturing, mining, construction, retail and agriculture industries, among others. Clients include Jockey Plaza, Belcorp and Frontera Energy. Clean development mechanisms (CDM) and offset projects are niche areas of expertise, along with other green initiatives coming to market. The team has strength at both senior and junior levels, comprising top mining lawyer Xennia Forno and environment and natural resources partner Diego Grisolle, who co-lead the practice. Stand out senior associate Miguel Angel Soto focuses on environmental compliance, licensing and social conflicts (mainly in the mining and energy sectors); fellow senior Nancy Ogata is also worthy of mention. Since publication, Soto has been promoted to the partnership - effective January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Xennia Forno; Diego Grisolle


Their knowledge of environmental issues and permitting is excellent. Their availability to be ‘in the field’ is critical to our sucess and working with the authorities – local, provincial and national.’

Nancy Ogata is well-versed in the legal issues and is able to explain and converse on these topics at a local level (indigenous community) very well.

Diego Grisolle has a very good understanding of the overall issues at hand on any given need we have, and directs their resources efficiently to accomplish our goals. Xennia Forno has a great depth of experience and knowledge of environmental legal matters and working with governmental bureauracy.’

The team has experience in environmental issues and is well positioned in the market. They are lawyers of experience.’

It is a firm with extensive experience in the environmental sector, with an approach aimed at solving problems in a practical way and without contingencies for the client. Katherine Yesquen attends our issues with great diligence, adding youth and deep knowledge of the sector, providing innovative solutions for solving complex problems.’

Key clients

Jockey Plaza

Agricola Don Ricardo

Energy Development Corporation


Cerámica San Lorenzo



Pucara Resources

Frontera Energy

Hoteles Costa del Sol

Detroit Power System Perú Limitada

Sociedad Minera Austria Duvaz


Work highlights

  • Advising Energy Development Corporation – EDC on strategies for the implementation and management of all the necessary permits for the development of the first geothermal project in Peru, Achumani.
  • Providing Sowitec with an environmental and social consulting service as part of the client’s strategy to develop new renewable energy projects in Peru, after the sale process of its projects Morrope and Pampa Caracoles to Enel Green Power.
  • Advising Pucará Resources on strategies for the implementation of environmental policies, the approvement and management of all the necessary permits and social commitments for the development of Lourdes project.

Peru > Labour and employment Tier 2

Rubio Leguía Normand offers deep expertise across a range of labour law disciplines. An extensive and loyal client base, serviced by three offices around the country, has sought the firm's services in the past year for collective bargaining (in the prickly mining sector), high-stakes litigation and navigating Covid-19 employment regulations. A trio of expert partners lead the practice: labour law luminary Víctor Ferro, who has notched-up over 40 years in the field; Sandro Núñez, who has been leading Covid-19 employment advice to leading insurance company Pacífico Vida Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros; and Armando Gutiérrez, who specialises in advising the natural resources sector.

Practice head(s):

Victor Ferro; Sandro Nuñez; Armando Gutierrez


They are responsible, organised lawyers who seek to know the company’s business line in order to provide alternative solutions to our queries.’

They are lawyers with strong values, which is important because the company has zero tolerance for acts of corruption.’

RLN’s labour team is highly trained and knows how to meet our needs as an organisation, they accompany us very closely, focusing their advice on the reality of the business and understanding our needs as clients in terms of speed, precision and language that serve not only for the legal team but also for the other members of the company.’

I highlight the work of André Cossio, the main associate who takes care of our account directly. Always willing to collaborate with us, he knows our business model very well and this is reflected in the success of the judicial processes that he has led and also in his advice for the implementation of the different labour policies and guidelines of the organisation. André has excellent communication skills, knows his subject very well and provides us with advice that is legally based but grounded in the reality of our business.’

The labour team of Rubio helps the client reach its goals. It is not restricted to the consultation made, but goes further, raising the impact of the consultation in our current or future activities, looking for the most appropriate solution not only from the point of view of labour law but from a business point of view, anticipating market and regulatory changes and without losing sight of the peculiarities of jurisprudential criteria. We are quite satisfied with the services provided by Rubio, since they have not only obtained important results for our company, but in the development of the processes they always keep us informed about the follow-up they are giving, which makes us feel secure that the orders are assumed in the best possible way. I believe that the main strength is its commitment to the ethical principles and values ​​of our company, always looking for the best legal alternative for the client’s interests. Thus, for example, they not only process the case that is entrusted to them, but also evaluate the existence of any contingency in a timely manner and, if it is necessary to negotiate, they have us accustomed to successful results for the company. It is, without a doubt, one of the best labour areas in the country.’

I work on issues with Armando Gutiérrez, co-head of the firm’s labour area. Armando has extensive experience and a solid knowledge of labour issues, which allows him to carry out an in-depth and adequate analysis of the most convenient options for our company to avoid problems. He is one of the best labour lawyers in the country in the design and execution of judicial strategies, which has allowed him to obtain important results for our company. In addition, he is an excellent negotiator. His total willingness to attend our inquiries immediately and in a personalised way  stands out, which is a very valuable quality especially in the mining sector where emergencies can arise at any time of the day. I also work on issues with Angel Ramirez, main associate of the firm’s labour area. I believe that he is a labour lawyer with a good future. We have been working with him in recent years, and we see his steady growth. He is always available to answer our questions with solid, effective and timely answers.

‘Rubio Leguia Normand offers a variety of partners with vast experience in various areas of the country. It has a support team that analyses and provides solutions according to the needs of its clients, especially Victor Ferro, whose career is renowned.’

Armando Gutierrez, partner of the firm, is a dedicated person who carries out his work very meticulously and customised to the needs of his clients. He is a practical, strategic person who gives you clarity on the results of the different scenarios. He is a person you can trust.’

Key clients

Pacífico Vida Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros

Minera Barrick Misquichilca

Minero Horizonte

Pluspetrol Norte

Grupo ENEL / Newmont Perú / ACS Infraestructuras Perú / Metro de Lima Línea 2 / Hitachi Rail STS (Peru branch) / Hitachi Rail Italy (Peru branch) / Ticino del Perú / IPG Mediabrands (Peru branch) / Oiltanking Perú / Globelec del Perú

Mapfre Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros

E-Class Chile

Avianca Perú (in liquidation)

Jinzhao Mining Peru

American Airlines (Peru branch)

Minera Yanacocha (Newmont)

Grupo Gloria

Huawei del Perú

Cinemark del Perú

Work highlights

  • Advised long-term labour law client Pacífico Vida Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros on the implementation of labour measures that have emerged as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, such as the reorganisation of the provision of personnel services and the move to remote work.
  • Representing Consorcio Minero Horizonte in over 300 legal proceedings during the past year related to labour matters.
  • Acting for Minera Yanacocha in collective negotiations carried out with its two mining unions.

Peru > Public law and regulation Tier 2

Public law is a core area of practice at Rubio Leguía Normand, which has a strong track record in public procurement, public-private investment projects and regulatory advice across a variety of sectors. The practice is lead by Milagros Maraví, recognised througout the market as a leading professional in this arena, particularly in relation to public bids and regulatory in the energy and mining sectors. She is supported by experienced principal associates Arturo Ruiz, whose practice includes economic administrative law, public procurement, water law and municipal law; and Milagros Mendoza, who is strong in PPP and public procurement.

Practice head(s):

Milagros Maraví


In-depth knowledge of the subject on which they work.

Recommend: Milagros Maraví, expert in public administrative law, regulation and PPP;  Xenia Forno, expert in environmental law; Carlos Arata, expert in project financing; Milagros Mendoza, a PPP expert.

The strengths of the team are its great knowledge of the area of  public law and regulation, its experience and its proactivity. They compare very favourably with teams from other firms.’

Milagros Maraví and Milagros Mendoza are great connoisseurs of the area, a lot of experience and proactivity. Very dedicated and focused on the client’s objectives.’

They have highly specialised leaders in public management, administrative law, regulations, mining law, criminal law and civil law. The strengths of the attorneys at Rubio are their predisposition to answer all questions immediately. Their answers are always assertive and well supported, which makes them very useful for solving the company’s legal problems.’

I have worked with excellent lawyers at the firm: Milagros Maraví, leader and an excellent legal and juridical support to defend, in a very well supported way, the best position of our company. The firm shows high standard of ethics and of compliance at all times.’

An important advantage of the team is having worked or knowing the same team as the counterpart. This generates confidence in the client both in what is being done and in the interpretation.’

Availability and good disposition. The associate with whom we worked was Milagros Mendoza, an excellent professional.’

Key clients

Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima (Sedapal)

Asociación para el Fomento de la Inversión en Infraestructura (AFIN)


Projecto, Investigação e Engenhari de Pontes (BERD)

Huawei del Perú

América Móvil

Work highlights

  • Acting for Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima (Sedapal) with regard to the expansion and improvement of the drinking water and sewage system for the Pachacútec Macro project in the district of Ventanill.
  • Advising Everbridge on the implementation and start-up of the Emergency Early Alert Messaging System (SISMATE), which will guide and warn the population before, during and after the occurrence of an emergency or disaster via the population’s mobile devices.
  • Acting for BERD (Projecto, Investigação e Engenhari de Pontes) on various selection procedures called by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Peru > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

The four-partner team at Rubio Leguía Normand offers deep expertise across a range of transactional and corporate advisory work, with particular strength in equity captial markets deals since last year's arrival of Andrés Kuan-Veng, who brought palatable clients as well as know-how to the team. They include Citibank/China Yangtze Power Co (CYPC), which the firm advised in a secondary capacity in relation to its mandatory tender offer for up to 13.7% of the common voting shares of Luz del Sur (following the 2020 landmark acquisition of Luz del Sur by CYPC). Kuan-Veng provides 'unbiased insight in every transaction'; lead partners also include César Luna Victoria, senior partner Carlos Arata, who is 'capable of thinking beyond the legal/regulatory framework', and Claudia Chong. Clients highlight the 'availability, assertiveness, punctuality, professionalism and personal quality' of the practice.

Practice head(s):

César Luna Victoria; Andrés Kuan-Veng; Carlos Arata; Claudia Chong


The main driver on the M&A and financial structuring front is led by Andres Kuang-Veng, whom I have had the experience of working with as a legal counsel for over 20 years. The overall team seems competent and the practice is more boutique oriented, which serves better the ever growing middle market and more elaborate and sophisticated transactions demanded by assets over the past five years. There is a solid M&A capacity of the team and I have tested it over the last year, even through the pandemic and its challenges.’

I have held professional relationship with Andres Kuang-Veng over two decades. He is constructive in providing unbiased insights in every transaction that he has participated that has had my involvement. In this line, although building a solid relationship, he is always focused on being impartial when interpreting contracts and clauses while building arguments and a case to the side of his client. This is the main reason I have repeated business retentions with him and the firm.’

Andres Kuan-Veng, a lawyer from Rubio, worked for us as second floor counsel for the mandatory tender offer of a Peru listed company which we bought last year. He is professional and devotes himself to work. Particularly, he displays great initiative in his work. Facing difficulties, he does not say no, but tries his best to give us new ideas and resolve the problems.

Rubio’s team – led by Carlos Arata and with the support mainly of Wilfredo Cáceres – accompanied us in the acquisition of a company in the same field as ours. I was able to notice an involvement of the team from day one, with a partner fully involved in the transaction, something that I have not been able to see when I worked with other firms. Carlos and Wilfredo showed not only great availability to meet our requirements, but also a wide range of criteria aimed at achieving success of the operation. In addition, the firm demonstrated a set of first-rate practices. In our case, in addition to the transactional practice, the tax, administrative and real estate teams were very supportive. This was very useful because it allowed us to notice scenarios that we would not have been able to do without specialists.’

Availability, assertiveness, punctuality, professionalism and personal quality. Carlos Arata was involved from day one in the operation until the closing, and with the support of Wilfredo Cáceres, we always felt part of a team that acted as a partner of ours in the search to obtain a successful transaction. In other teams it has been difficult for us to find all the qualities together. If I had to choose one that stands out from the rest, it is because Carlos Arata is capable of thinking beyond the legal/regulatory framework, giving advice for our business decisions based on previous experiences.’

They have a competent team, they are involved in the detail of the transaction. Andrés Kuan-Veng is very involved with the client, is attentive to their needs. He proposes to contribute with new market trends and keeps in touch. The firm has a good quality of partners and is very competitive in most areas of the law.’

Key clients

Grupo Energía de Bogotá

Bloom Capital

Grupo Alsur

China Yagtze Power

Anglo American


Terna Perú

Torrecom Partners




Villa Andina


Grupo Gloria

Work highlights

  • Advising Citibank/China Yangtze Power Co. (CYPC) on the mandatory tender offer (MTO) for up to 13.7% of the common voting shares of Luz del Sur.
  • Acting for Electro Dunas on a capital reduction, by amortization of nominal value and delivery to the shareholders, with simultaneous compensation of debt of the main shareholder.
  • Advising Detroit Power System Peru on the acquisition of assets, machinery and equipment, among other transactions, and the sslr of industrial engines and other products to mainly mining companies.  

Peru > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Rubio Leguía Normand handles litigation and arbitration at both domestic and international levels, drawing some impressive clients, including the Peruvian State government. Bruno Marchese, described as ‘just wow!‘, is the driving force of the practice and brings over thirty years’ experience to the team, leading on all key matters. He is supported by new hire, consultant Giancarlo Celis, who joined from BBGS Abogados in May 2021; and a very capable junior bench that includes senior associate Anghelo Olarte and another recent recruit, Álvaro Palao, formerly of Estudio Olaechea. However, experienced seniors Ursula Caro and Alessandra Cocchella left the firm for Rodríguez Angobaldo Abogados (November 2020) and CMS Grau (May 2021), respectively. Since publication, Palao has moved to Li & Pazos Abogados, effective as of Janaury 2022.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Marchese


The RLN team shows a high level of commitment to the interests of the client and therefore they closely monitor the issues in their charge. One strength is the direct involvement of its partners in the most delicate processes, as this ensures a high level of quality. I consider that RLN compares very favourably with other teams.’

Bruno Marchese is a person who knows the legal aspects perfectly, both procedural and civil. We have absolute confidence in Bruno and in some way he is our head lawyer in procedural matters. Alessandra Cochela is an expert in constitutional processes, who has been very successful in the cases we have entrusted to her.’

Key clients

American Airlines

Americas Potash Peru

Andean Telecom Partners Peru (previouslyTorres Unidas)

Andrytz Hydro

Anglo American Quellaveco

Casa Grande

Cinemark del Perú

Citybike – San Isidro

Condominio La Quebrada Cieneguilla

Consorcio Minero Horizonte

Costa Del Sol Group

Derco Group

Empresa de Vigilancia y Control

Frontera Energy


Huawei del Perú

La Positiva Seguros y Reaseguros

LATAM Airlines

Minera Barrick Misquichilca

Minera Chinalco Peru

Morrison USA

Oficina de Normalización Previsional (ONP)

Pacifico Compañìa de Seguros y Reaseguros

Pacifico EPS

Petroleos del Peru

Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado De Lima (SEDAPAL)

Serpac Group

Terna Peru

The Republic of Peru

Work highlights

  • Continuing to represent the Peruvian State government in a claim brought by Gramercy Funds Management and Gramercy Peru Holdings requesting the payment of the ‘Agrarian Reform Bonds’ for an approximate value of $1.6bn.
  • Successfully defended Costa Del Sol Group in domestic arbitration against a construction company concerning the construction contract for the first mall and hotel in Tumbes.
  • Representation of Anglo American Quellaveco on various actions conducted by third parties seeking to challenge certain State authorisations and permits given for the development of the Quellaveco Mining Project, recently securing two important favourable judgments for the client.

Energy and natural resources > Electricity Tier 3

Daniela García Belaunde is cultivating her expertise and profile in this arena and building a successful practice at Rubio Leguía Normand, which is distinguished by its genuine focus on the electricity sector. As a result, the firm is attracting significant market participants as clients, this year adding the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Siemens Energy and Grupo Costa del Sol to the roster. Also worthy of mention is associate Katherine Yesquén Lihim, who -formerly at Luz del Sur and COES- has considerable experience with regard to electricity generation, transmission lines and natural gas transportation infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Daniela García Belaunde

Key clients

Red Eléctrica de España

Terna Plus

Terna Perú

Grupo Costa del Sol

Ministerio de Energía y Minas

Fénix Power

Olympic Perú (sucursal del Perú)

Cori Puno

Siemens Energy

Work highlights

  • Advising the Ministry of Energy and Mines on the design of the natural gas market organisation and the primary and secondary natural gas market conditions, to build a strong legal and regulatory framework to organise transactions in the Peruvian natural gas market.
  • Acted for Terna Plus on the public tender called by ProInversión for the design, construction, operation and maintenance activities of the Chincha Nueva and Nazca Nueva substation-projects.
  • Providing ongoing regulatory advice to Terna Perú as concessionaire for the development of the Aguaytia – Pucallpa 138kV transmission line infrastructure project.

Peru > Projects and infrastructure Tier 3

A multidisciplinary team at Rubio Leguía Normand handles both infrastructure and general project work, and is particularly strong on the financing side under practice co-heads Andrés Kuan-Veng and Carlos Arata, both banking and finance specialists. Fellow co-head and administrative law specialist Milagros Maraví is highly rated for her PPP and concessions expertise; she led advice to Citybike Miraflores (Grupo Moventia) on its implementation of a public bicycle scheme in the districts of San Isidro and Miraflores in Lima. Mining and natural resources partner Diego Grisolle is another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Milagros Maraví; Andrés Kuan-Veng; Carlos Arata

Key clients

Macro Invest

Citybike Miraflores

Citybike San Isidro

Terna Group

Acciona Agua

Técnicas Desalinizadoras de Agua Sucursal del Perú

Deutsche Bank

Petroleos del Peru (PetroPeru)


Banco Santander

Work highlights

  • Acted for Citybike San Isidro (Grupo Moventia) on the design of a system of public bicycles in the districts of San Isidro and Miraflores in Lima.
  • Advised ACRES Sociedad Agente de Bolsa as arranger, and Fondo Macro Infraestructura (managed by Macro Asset Management) as investor, on the structuring of the issuance of corporate bonds as part of the first programme of corporate bonds by private offer – Monte Azul Sur.
  • Acted for Newmont Peru in the negotiation and execution with Minsur of several contracts to motivate the development of five exploration projects located at Ancash, Lima and Cajamarca.

Peru > Real estate Tier 3

Rubio Leguía Normand has a high-quality offering, its deal list evidence of a diverse practice ranging from land rights and sanitation for major projects through to transactions and representation before the National Superintendency of State Assets (SBN). The practice continues to grow under Franco Soria, who moved to the firm two years ago, and added Nexa Resources Perú and the Peruvian Army/Ministry of Defence as new clients last year. Soria is supported by four associates, including 'right hand' Rubén Quevedo.

Practice head(s):

Franco Soria


Very good.’

Franco Soria and Rubén Quevedo stand out.’

Strengths: experience of the professional team; ability to formulate strategies; teamwork and quick response time. It compares favourably insofar as they have a team dedicated to the constant monitoring of each of the cases or projects and their speed of response.’

The specialisation of each team member stands out. They differ from other firms due to their speed and agility in responding to multiple customer requirements. Franco Soria, Alvaro de la Cotera and Renzo Lopez are recommended.’

They have experience and a good leader in Franco Soria. Soria is very skilled at solving problems in a comprehensive manner. They provide a range of options and paths to follow. Committed to obtaining results.

Franco Soria manages to turn difficult issues into practical solutions.’

The service is personalised and efficient. They definitely know the topics in depth so it gives me confidence to continue working with them. They are very friendly and respectful.’

They know the subject of land studies. Our lawyers are partner Franco Soria. and associate Renzo López.’

Key clients

Petróleos del Perú – Petroperú

Tiendas del Mejoramiento Del Hogar/Sodimac–Maestro

Graña y Montero Petrolera

Enel Green Power Perú

Mall Aventura

Asociación Cultural Peruano Británico

Real Plaza

Fondo Mi Vivienda

Empedrada Lodge. Caral-Peru

Minera Yanacocha

Duna Corp


IPN Properties

Nexa Resources Perú

Minera Barrick Misquichilca

Ejército del Perú. Ministerio de Defensa

Empresa Municipal Inmobiliaria de Lima (EMILIMA)

Fenix Power Perú

EDC Perú

Tinka Resources

Work highlights

  • Advised Petroperú on obtaining the land rights  necessary for ‘The Backup Power Line’, a transmission system that will interconnect the New Talara Refinery with the National Interconnected System (SEIN) at the Pariñas Substation.  
  • Advising Mall Aventura on the sanitation of a 42,000m² property in the Maynas province, Loreto Region, for the construction of the Aventura Plaza Iquitos Mall.  
  • Representing Minera Barrick Misquichilca before the National Superintendency of State Assets (SBN), regarding an easement on uncultivated state property for the development of the expansion of Lagunas Norte.

Peru > Tax Tier 3

Rubio Leguía Normand has a focused and comprehensive practice, acting for mulitinationals and large domestic companies across the mining, energy, TMT, banking, and health and beauty industries in particular. Notably, the team has stand out expertise in the tax aspects of PPP projects. It boasts two specialist partners in Luz María Pedraza, who is strong on advisory work such as planning and reorgansiations; and transactional adviser César Luna Victoria. A support team of five includes counsel Gilberto Ramos and the 15-years-qualified Karen Temoche. Since publication, Luna Victoria has left the firm, with effect from March 2022.

Practice head(s):

Luz María Pedraza

Key clients

Metro de Lima Línea 2

Enel Green Power

Terna Plus

Newmont Mining


Anglo American Quellaveco


Ansaldo STS (sucursal del Perú)

GenRent del Perú

Work highlights

  • Advised Grupo Energía Bogotá (GEB) on the tax aspects of its acquisition of Dunas Energía )and subsidiary Electrodunas), launching GEB into the power distribution market of Peru.
  • Advised Enel Green Power on obtaining approval as a qualified company to benefit from the VAT early recovery regime with respect to its ‘Central Eólica Wayra I’ project.
  • AssistedCitybike Perú with tax planning to order to obtain the highest tax efficiency in the corporate reorganisation of the Marfina Group companies in Spain, Finland and Peru.

The firm ranks as one of Peru’s top tier full-service firms. Its reputation for high ethical standards and top-quality services combined with extensive experience and both local and international expertise makes it a regular player in milestone transactions. The firm is a member of the international TerraLex Network.

Main practice areas
Banking, finance and capital markets: The firm has participated on landmark transactions and its members are praised for their deal-oriented approach. The firm has been advising banks and developers in financing transactions in different sectors. In capital markets, the firm works with both issuers and arrangers in public and private (local and international) offers of securities, the firm also works with investment fund managers in the formation and offer of investment funds; listing of companies in the Lima Stock Exchange, among other transactions.

Project finance: The team has worked in project finance transactions in almost every sector and are pioneers in structures using payment certificates for advancement of works (CRPAOs, RPICAOs, etc). The firm advises participants in the most important public projects as well as sponsors of private initiatives, for investments of over $3bn.

Mergers and acquisitions: The firm’s practice is highly recognised and its well rooted team provides a knowledgeable and business based approach. The firm’s experience extends both to the ‘buy’ as well as the ‘sell’ side and its diverse array of clients include several sectors such as mining, fintech, forestry, micro-finance, energy, retail and infrastructure. Clients praise the practice due to its innovative approach and thorough understanding of both client and transaction needs.

Mining: Traditionally one of the firm’s key practice departments since its inception. Its broad experience and depth allow it to provide advice in all aspects relating to mining projects (exploration and development agreements, joint ventures, project finance, construction and energy supply agreements, land acquisition and permitting).

Energy: The firm’s energy practice encompasses all aspects of energy project development, including energy tenders, advising in the compliance of applicable market regulation and drafting/negotiating PPA agreements, as well as all types of agreements required to operate in the market. Regulatory: unparalleled experience in regulatory issues, concessions and PPPs, grants the firm a specialised knowledge regarding complex industries such as construction and infrastructure.

Environmental:The firm’s extensive experience in environmental matters relating to the development of all types of projects is renowned. Clients praise the environmental team for its ability to work together with technical specialists in order to provide a complete advisory relating to the environmental related matters regarding their projects.

Tax: The team’s practice encompasses a broad range of matters, having significant experience in M&A transactions, cross-border financings, energy, infrastructure and mining project development, among others. The World Tax Guide recognises the firm among the top five tax practices in Peru. The firm is also member of the TaxNet.

Labour and employment: The practice boasts a diverse team known in the market for its consistent experience and its impeccable record of accomplishment with expertise in both employment and social security. It handles audits, milestone collective bargaining, immigration law, gender diversity and both judicial and administrative proceedings.

Dispute resolution: The firm’s dispute resolution and arbitration practice encompasses every type of complex litigation, including antitrust, administrative, aeronautical, tax, constitutional and commercial litigation. Experience includes an active practice in arbitration and domestic and international dispute resolution, including investment arbitration settled before ICSID.

Real estate: The firm’s experience includes providing advice on acquisition of property or other surface rights owned by the public or private sector. Its services are supported by technical-legal diagnosis studies that identify legal limitations of the involved areas. The firm’s vast experience focuses on processes of detaching, accumulation, title clearance and on procedures for obtaining licenses of urban land improvement, building and operation and, in general, in any procedure related to property. Intellectual property: The firm advises its clients from the beginning on intellectual property issues in strict compliance with the, national, regional and international regulations. Likewise, it provides advice on the registration of their intellectual property elements, market positioning and on possible infringements against their rights from third parties.

Data protection: The firm provides advice across different market sectors in designing, implementing and auditing Personal Data Protection Programs based on their business activities, aimed at preventing possible contingencies and at creating value in their organisations. It also assists clients in the investigations, audits and administrative procedures initiated with the National Authority for the Protection of Personal Data.

Competition and antitrust: The firm’s practice assists clients throughout all the stages of any given competition process by analysing its client’s industry and implementing compliance programs tailored to their needs, which allows the firm to train the entire staff of an organisation in order to avoid acts contrary to the competition, and to mitigate the effects of any possible sanctioning procedures. The firm also accompanies clients in contingent situations through its consulting and handling litigation procedures, for which it has experience in anticipated procedural conclusions, such as termination commitments and leniency programs.

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate, M&A, Project Finance Andrés Kuan-Veng (Partner) 997 552 266 / (+511) 208 3030
Labour & Employment Armando Gutiérrez (Partner) 998 909 845 / (+511) 208 3039
Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Constitutional, Patrimonial and Non-Patrimonial Civil Law Bruno Marchese (Partner) (Partner) 998 698 356 / (+511) 208 3005
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate, M&A, Project Finance Carlos Arata (Partner) 951 029 069 / (+511) 208 3030
Corporate, M&A, Tax and Customs, Wealth Management César Luna Victoria (Partner) 945 094 557 / (+511) 208 3011
Corporate, M&A Claudia Chong (Partner) 994 092 907 / (+511) 208 3000
Natural Resources: Energy and Hydrocarbons Daniela García Belaunde (Partner) 998 698 479 / (+511) 208 3000
Environment, Natural Resources: Mining Diego Grisolle (Partner) 999 494 546 / (+511) 208 3000
Corporate, M&A, Natural Resources: Mining Emil Ruppert (Partner) 208 3000
Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Constitutional, Patrimonial and Non-Patrimonial Civil Law Fausto Viale (Counsel) 999 000 063 / (+511) 208 3000
Real Estate, Land Remediation and Land Titling Franco Soria (Partner) 995 065 425 / (+511) 208 3007
Corporate Guillermo Acuña (Managing Partner) 999 647 794 / (+511) 208 3003
Tax & Customs Luz María Pedraza (Partner) 998 675 326 / (+511) 208 3008
Public Law Milagros Maraví (Partner) 999 497 257 / (+511) 208 3014
Labour & Employment Sandro Núñez (Partner) 995 730 181 / (+511) 208 3026
Labour & Employment Víctor Ferro (Pertner) 999 651 267 / (+511) 208 3004
Environment, Natural Resources: Mining Xennia Forno (Partner) 998 698 618 / (+511) 208 3009
Carlos Arata photo Carlos ArataCarlos is a Partner of the Financial and Corporate Practice Area, specializing…
Claudia Chong photo Claudia ChongClaudia is a partner of the Financial and Corporate Practice Area, focusing…
Víctor Ferro photo Víctor FerroVíctor is a partner of the Labor, Social Security, Migratory and Aeronautical…
Xennia Forno photo Xennia FornoXennia is a Partner and head of the Natural Resources: Mining and…
Daniela García Belaunde photo Daniela García BelaundeDaniela is a partner in the Natural Resources Practice Area, specializing in…
Diego Grisolle photo Diego GrisolleDiego is a partner of the Natural Resources: Mining and Environmental Practice…
Armando Gutiérrez photo Armando GutiérrezArmando is a partner of the Labor and Social Security Practice Area,…
Andrés Kuan-Veng  photo Andrés Kuan-Veng Andrés is a partner of the Financial and Corporate Area, focusing in…
César Luna Victoria  photo César Luna Victoria César is a partner of the Tax and Customs Practice Area; and…
Milagros Maraví photo Milagros MaravíMilagros is a partner of the Administrative and Regulatory Practice Area, specializing…
Bruno Marchese photo Bruno MarcheseBruno is a partner of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Practice Areas,…
Milagros Mendoza photo Milagros MendozaMilagros is Principal associate of the Administrative and Regulatory Practice Area, specializing…
Sandro Núñez photo Sandro NúñezSandro is a partner of the Labor, Social Security and Migratory Practice…
Luz María Pedraza photo Luz María PedrazaLuz María is a partner and a joint head of the Tax…
Emil Ruppert photo Emil RuppertEmil is a partner of the Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Contractual…
Franco Soria photo Franco SoriaFranco is a partner of the Real Estate and Land Remediation and…
Miguel Angel Soto photo Miguel Angel SotoMiguel Ángel is principal associate of the Natural Resources: Mining, Environment, Water…
Fausto Viale photo Fausto VialeFausto is a consultant of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Practice Areas,…
Partners : 19
Other fee-earners : 61
Total staff : 140