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Rubio Leguía Normand

Peru > Banking and finance Tier 2

Rubio Leguía Normand caters to a national and international client base, and has notable experience in transactions, asset-backed financing and regulatory matters. It often takes a leading role in transactions in the Peruvian agroindustry sector and acts for big players in the industry. Andrés Kuan-Veng co-leads the practice and, as a native Chilean, is well placed to service the firm’s Chilean conglomerate clients in the financial sector. Fellow co-head Carlos Arata is recommended for acquisition, corporate and project finance; he also handles M&A, and the issuance of securities in capital market transactions. Leading the second line of the practice, principal associate Janett Burga arrived at the firm in October 2021 (replacing Eliana Pelaz who left for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Berlin); in addition to her all-round finance practice that encompasses project finance and capital markets, she is also the name to note for fintech-related matters. Additional support comes from associates Sheerley Cardenas  and Germán Gómez.

Practice head(s):

Andrés Kuan-Veng; Carlos Arata


‘Highly seasoned professionals, very client-driven and result-oriented’.

‘Carlos Arata and his team have done an excellent job, are extremely responsive and always flexible to find the best solution for our deal’.

‘It has a team where there is diversity, with good expertise in the issues they handle, very good communication through digital channels, even more so in these virtual times’.

‘Very interested in delivering a good product, having analysed all the parameters of what is best for the client and for the operation or transaction they are in charge of’.

‘Ease of contact, expertise in the issues that were handled, analysis from different perspectives, not only the legal one, which gave us a broader view of the entire operation and allowed us to make better decisions’.

‘The operation was successfully negotiated and within the stipulated terms’.

‘Communication with the firm was fluid and constant’.

‘The cost/service ratio is highly attractive in the market’.

Key clients

Banco Santander



Easy Access Trading

Bank of America

Itau Corpbanca

Bank of Tokyo



Avla Perú Compañía de Seguros


Work highlights

  • Advised Ecosac Agrícola and Eco Acuícola on obtaining a $93.5m syndicated loan from multilateral lenders Inter-American Investment Corporation, IDB Invest and DEG.
  • Advised enders Allianz EM Loans and Cordiant Agricultural Real Asset Debt (investment funds managed by Cordiant Capital), in relation to a 5-year senior secured prepayment finance agreement extended to Inversiones Yarabamba so as to continue its export operations and increase its harvests.
  • Advised Citibank del Perú, as administrative agent, in several waivers and amendments triggered by certain corporate carve-outs and spin offs involving borrower Ajeper, and related to a $125m credit agreement with Scotiabank Peru, Banco Santander Peru and Banco Santander.

Peru > Capital markets Tier 2

Under the leadership of Andrés Kuan-Veng, Rubio Leguía Normand continues to handle an array of debt and equity capital markets deals, and it also undertakes related contentious matters, such as securities litigation. It has recently handled several deals involving environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects, and Kuan-Veng -a natural rainmaker for the team- continues to bring in new clients. Fellow partner Carlos Arata is another key practitioner and focuses on finance and corporate transactions, both cross border and domestic. Principal associate Janett Burga joined from Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International in October 2021 and brings considerable banking and finance, as well as fintech expertise to the team. Dual-qualified (Peru / UK) transactional senior Wilfredo Cáceres also handles capital markets matters as required.

Practice head(s):

Andrés Kuan-Veng


‘Team with solid knowledge of the debt market aimed at institutional investors‘.

‘We carried out two debt operations in parallel and managed to work hand in hand in a short time‘.

‘I would highlight the knowledge of the debt market and the speed of work‘.

‘The experience and knowledge of Carlos Arata is invaluable’.

‘Carlos Arata knows a lot about many topics and I feel calm when I receive his advice‘.

Key clients

Arca Continental

Banco Santander

Credicorp Capital

LW Securities

BCP Securities



China Yangtze Power Co

Barclays Capital

BTG Pactual

Work highlights

  • Advised Banco Santander, LW Securities and BCP Securities on a $100m inaugural note offering by San Martin Contratistas Generales, under Rule 144 A/Reg.S of teh US Securities Act (1933).
  • Advised Barclays during the negotiation and constitution of a securitisation trust representing debt transactions originated by Uno Capital Peru.
  • Advising AC Bebidas (a subsidiary of Arca Continental) in the acquisition of investment shares (equity non voting listed securities) of Corporacion Lindley, by means of a public tender offer through the Lima Stock Exchange.

Energy and natural resources > Electricity Tier 2

Rubio Leguía Normand's practice head, Daniela García Belaunde, has past experience of working for energy regulator OSINERGMIN, allowing her to advise energy generation clients such as Kallpa Generación and Fénix Power on regulatory contributions and gaining connection mandates, as well as on sanctions levied by the regulator, including advising electricity system operator COES SINAC on an administrative sanctioning procedure. Concession agreements are another area of focus, with the team advising clients developing and operating transmission lines on amending their agreements with the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines. The team also act in disputes matters, such as defending Omega Operación y Mantenimiento in arbitration proceedings. For clients outside the electricity sector such as mining and retail companies, the  practice also advises on regulatory compliance and electricity supply contracts. Principal associate Katherine Yesquén Lihim (whose past experience includes time at both COES and Luz del Sur), focuses on administrative, regulatory, and commercial consultancy in the electricity and hydrocarbon sectors, and has extensive knowledge of power generation and transmission, as well as the design, negotiation and implementation of power purchase agreements.

Practice head(s):

Daniela García Belaunde


‘Very quick in responding to queries. Extensive knowledge of the legislation’.

‘Personalised attention. Good speed to respond to queries’.

‘Daniela García Belaunde is an excellent professional, with technical and practical knowledge’.

‘Knowledge of the sector. Understanding of the problem. Good use of criteria. Helps to discern between alternative solutions’.

Key clients

Red Eléctrica de España

Terna Perú

Terna Plus

Fénix Power

Kallpa Generación

Comité de Operación Económica del Sistema Eléctrico Interconectado Nacional  (COES SINAC)

Cori Puno


Omega Operación y Mantenimiento

Nexa Resources

Grupo Costa del Sol


Gamarra Moda Plaza

Asociación Los Andes de Cajamarca

Compañía Minera Kolpa

Work highlights

  • Legal and regulatory advice to Kallpa Generación on administrative and tax related matters, particularly regarding the regulation contributions that all companies in the Peruvian energy sector must pay in favour of the Supervisory Body of Private Investment in Energy and Mining – OSINERGMIN.
  • Providing commercial and regulatory advice to Norsac so  as t obtain greater efficiency in its electricity consumption and be able to access more favourable market conditions as a free client.
  • Advising Nexa Resources Group on an administrative sanctioning procedure, and also on a notification of non-compliance with the obligations related to the presentation of contingency plans and automatic load rejection schemes.

Energy and natural resources > Mining Tier 2

Rubio Leguía Normand is ‘very strong and diversified in the mining sector’ and offers ‘considerable experience in helping international exploration companies navigate the legal system’; indeed, the team handles the full life cycle of mining projects, from prospecting to development and operation, and has particular experience in permitting, environmental, financing and corporate matters. The group is led by a strong, senior team consisting of mining specialist Xennia Forno who brings over 40 years’ experience and a focus on planning and procurement to the practice; Diego Grisolle, who handles regulatory and commercial matters in relation to all the extractive industries, and Emil Ruppert, who is less active on current matters but equally experienced. Key younger practitioners include Miguel Angel Soto, who was promoted to partner in December 2021 and is recommended for acquisitions and divestments, and compliance and regulatory matters. Senior associate Nancy Ogata is also deeply experienced in international transactional matters in the sector.

Practice head(s):

Xennia Forno; Diego Grisolle; Emil Ruppert


‘The mining team has demonstrated great management, knowledge and experience in legal issues related to mining activity‘.

‘Great ability to carry out different tasks that I have not seen in other offices‘.

‘The team has a wide portfolio of services (such as the preparation of all kinds of contracts related to mining activity, audits, specialised consulting, due diligence, permits, training, among others), gets involved with the client, their needs and performs a pro-active job‘.

‘They propose creative solutions‘.

‘They keep us informed of the latest developments and are aware at all times that legal issues are useful for the company’s operational purposes‘.

‘In terms of billing, they always adapt to the needs of the client and give us alternatives’.

‘Another important issue to keep in mind is that currently, and for a few years now, the team is made up of 50% women‘.

‘The identification of the lawyers with the goals and objectives of the company and the willingness they have to attend to our matters is a hallmark of the team‘.

Key clients

Orion Resources Partners

Kirkland Lake Gold

Citic Metal

Pucara Gold  – Pucara Resources

Abundia Minerals

Fortuna Silver Mines – Minera Bateas

Nexa Resources

Gold Fields

Newmont Mining Corporation – Minera Yanacocha and Newmont Perú

Barrick Gold – Minera Barrick Misquichilca

Anglo American  – Anglo American Quellaveco and Anglo American Perú

Aluminum Corporation of China – Minera Chinalco Peru

Cerámica San Lorenzo (Grupo Lamosa)

Sociedad Minera Austria Duvaz

Minera Toro de Plata – Kuya Silver

Compañía Minera Condestable

Hartree Metals

Fresnillo Perú

Compañía Minera Santa Luisa

Work highlights

  • Advising Minera Toro de Plata on obtaining all the mining permits required to build, develop, and start operations of its Santa Elena Mining Project and Bethania Benefit Plant.
  • Engaged by Compañia Minera Santa Luisa to provide ongoing legal advice for its  “Huanzalá”, mining unit with respect to mining and environmental matters.
  • Advised Hartree Metals Peru on the negotiation, preparation, and execution of two important contracts: transportation of mineral concentrates and port services which are key to the development of its trading activities.

Peru > Environment Tier 2

Providng ‘great knowledge and management of environmental issues’, Rubio Leguía Normand caters to clients in the manufacturing, energy and natural resources sectors. On the transactional side, the firm handles the environmental aspects of M&A and project financing; and on the regulatory side, it deals with permitting and licensing, and compliance matters. Other, more niche, areas of focus include commercial and legal support regarding Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) and offset projects, and carbon finance structuring. Xennia Forno and Diego Grisolle co-head the group, with Forno acting for national and foreign companies and public agencies, primarily in relation to the mining sector; with Grisolle also specialising in mining, along with environmental, commercial and compliance law. Promoted to partner in December 2021, Miguel Angel Soto provides additional depth across mining and environmental matters and has particular experience advising clients in the energy sector: as does experienced senior associate Nancy Ogata.

Practice head(s):

Xennia Forno; Diego Grisolle


‘The environmental team has great knowledge of environmental issues and the applicable legislation‘.

‘Extensive experience in advising companies from various sectors on complex aspects related to environmental issues‘.

‘Their advice was key to determining the actions to be adopted by the company in the face of the new demands of the sector in environmental matters‘.

‘They have provided us with consulting services related to the necessary permits for the development of the activities of the acquired maintenance workshop‘.

‘Their service is distinguished because their team is always at our disposal and responds to our queries in a timely and efficient manner‘.

‘They propose practical solutions that help the development of our operations‘.

‘They always give us alternatives in realtion to billing issues that help us manage our budget‘.

Diego Grisolle’s knowledge and expertise in environmental issues, his proposals for practical solutions, as well as his permanent willingness to attend to our queries and requirements, have been key to making decisions in relation to the transactions we carry out and the management of our maintenance workshop‘.

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 S.R.L.

Sociedad Minera Austria Duvaz S.A.C.

Stracon S.A.

Work highlights

  • Engaged to provide ongoing legal advice services to Compañía Minera Santa Luisa on contentious issues, such as the defence of administrative complaints regarding environmental and social matters before the Environmental Assessment and Enforcement Agency (OEFA), relating to alleged non-compliance with applicable environmental regulations.
  • Engaged to provide ongoing legal advice services to Frontera Energy on contentious issues, such as the defence of administrative complaints regarding environmental and technical issues in more than 10 proceedings.
  • Advising Nexa Resources on more than 30 administrative sanctioning procedures before the Environmental Assessment and Enforcement Agency, relating to alleged non-compliance with applicable environmental and social regulations.

Peru > Labour and employment Tier 2

Rubio Leguía Normand’s employment and social security practice fields dedicated practitioners operating from three domestic locations to service local and foreign clients on a range of labour law matters. Key areas of expertise include immigration work, negotiations with trade unions and collective bargaining issues, litigation and more recently, Covid-19-related matters. The team is jointly led by Víctor Ferro, Sandro Núñez and Armando Gutiérrez; Ferro has over 40 years’ experience in employment matters, Nuñez is recommended for judicial and administrative proceedings with particular experience in insurance matters, and Gutiérrez focuses on the natural resources sector. At associate level, Angel Ramírez handles immigration matters, André Cossio deals with health and safety regulations and labour inspection procedures, and Marilú Merzthal is recommended for employment litigation.

Practice head(s):

Victor Ferro; Sandro Nuñez; Armando Gutiérrez


‘They always seek to give us personalised advice according to the reality of our company and get involved from the beginning to the end.’

‘I would like to highlight Sandro Núñez, who represents us in labour lawsuits. His best quality, apart from extensive legal and judicial knowledge on labour matters, is his customer service.’

‘Regarding the interest in understanding our business, which is quite complex, we must highlight the work of Ángel Ramírez.’

‘It is a firm that during the pandemic has remained close to its clients and has collaborated.’

‘They always answer a call and seek to find the best solution for their client, having at hand the latest pronouncements (jurisprudence) and even international trends that may be useful.’

‘Close to your client’s business, always seeing practical and less expensive solutions.’

‘Collaboration and speed in responding to requirements.’

Key clients

Pacífico Vida Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros

Pluspetrol Norte

Grupo ENEL

Mapfre Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros

La Positiva Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros

Avianca Perú

Jinzhao Mining Peru Sociedad Anónima

American Airlines Sucursal Peru

Minera Yanacocha

Grupo Gloria

Huawei del Perú

Cinemark del Perú

Caja de Pensiones Militar – Policial


ALS Peru

Minera Boroo Misquichilca

Consorcio Minero Horizonte

Metro de Lima Línea 2


Minera Barrick Perú


Work highlights

  • Advising La Positiva Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros on approximately 100 legal proceedings related to Complementary Risk Work Insurance.
  • Advising Caja de Pensiones Militar – Policial on public labour matters, in particular, legal actions to be taken against public officials that have caused economic damage to La Caja.
  • Advising Cosapi on legal proceedings relating to employee lawsuits about social benefit payments, dismissals and compensation for damages.

Peru > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Recent work for Rubio Leguía Normand has included high-value matters, with the firm advising US gold mining company Newmont Corporation on a series of equity interest transfers with Compañía de Minas Buenaventura, involving mining royalties and multimillion-dollar cash payments. This matter was led by practice co-heads Carlos Arata and long-time mining specialist Emil Ruppert.  The March-2020 arrival of practice co-head Andrés Kuan-Veng kick-started an uptick in the practice group’s caseload, and he too has been involved in multimillion-dollar mandates, such as advising Intipuquio in one of the largest equity IPOs launched on the Lima Stock Exchange. The team often advises on the acquisition of share holdings via public tender offers (for both vendors and purchasers). with Arata’s advice to investment bank BTG Pactual and the shareholders of Aenza regarding a cross-border share sale to Jersey investment fund IG4 Capital, a case in point. Dual-qualified (Peru/England & Wales) senior associate Wilfredo Cáceres, who frequently assists Arata, also advised on this matter. Rounding out the team of practice co-heads, Claudia Chong provides day-to-day corporate advice on matters such as drafting of resolutions, amendments to by-laws and establishing branches. However, former practice co-head César Luna Victoria  moved to Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas in March 2022, and recent hire (and principal associate) Janett Burga left for EY Peru in May 2022.

Practice head(s):

Andrés Kuan-Veng; Carlos Arata; Emil Ruppert; Claudia Chong


‘It is outstanding with respect to other experiences in different, its service is complete and its communication is extensive and dedicated’.

‘Very good internal interaction’.

‘Know-how demonstrated by Carlos Arata’.

Key clients

Newmont Corporation

BTG Pactual

Arca Continental


Avla Perú Compañía de Seguros

Jorge Añaños Jerí

Villa Andina Peru

Oiltanking Peru, Oiltanking Andina Services, Logistica De Quimicos Del Sur, Terna Peru, Terna 4 Chacas, Assist Card Perú, Aegis Peru, Aegis Argentina, Shared–X, Cannfarm, Nutric-X, Detroit Power System Peru Limitada, Grupo Citybike, Electro Dunas, Eurodrip Peru, and Attenti Electronic Monitoring

Work highlights

  • Advising Newmont Corporation on a series of transactions in the mining sector, valued at $400m.
  • Advising BTG Pactual, as investment bank and some of the members of the founding family and former executives of Aenza (previously, Graña y Montero), on an agreement with IG4 Capital, a Jersey investment fund.
  • Advised AC Bebidas (a subsidiary of Arca Continental) on the acquisition of investment shares (equity non-voting listed securities) of Corporación Lindley, by means of a public tender offer through the Lima Stock Exchange.

Peru > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Rubio Leguía Normand represents clients in litigation and both domestic and international arbitration. The mining sector is a regular source of work, with the practice representing multiple mining companies, such as acting for the Peruvian subsidiary of UK mining business Anglo American in civil and contentious administrative actions and three constitutional cases. It also often acts for clients in actions against public authorities: such as representing American Airlines in judicial proceedings against INDECOPI; Andean Telecom Partners in judicial proceedings against local government administrations nationwide; and security services provider ESVICSAC in two arbitrations against the Public Ministry. A 30-year veteran with knowledge of arbitration as well as civil, commercial and constitutional litigation, the 'exceptional' Bruno Marchese leads the team on all matters. He is amply aided by deeply experienced consultant Giancarlo Celis (who has handles some 350 judicial procedures across civil, contentious administrative and constitutional litigation, and arbitration); and senior associate Anghelo Olarte (disputes strategies; civil and commercial arbitration). The team can also call on senior partner Fausto Viale who has deep knowledge of civil law and procedure, constitutional law and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Marchese


‘The litigation team develops innovative strategies, giving a correct interpretation to the regulations’.

‘Bruno Marquese is exceptional, not only for his knowledge, but for the vision he has of his clients’ business and the personal quality he has’.

Key clients

American Potash

Caja de Pensiones Militar y Policial

Casa Grande (Gloria Group)

Citybike – San Isidro

Costa Del Sol

Empresa de Generación Eléctrica del Sur (EGESUR)

Empresa de Vigilancia y Control (ESVICSAC)

Fernando Javier Morales Barragán and Carmen Del Pilar Draxl Elías

La Positiva Seguros y Reaseguros

Minera Boroo Misquichilca (formerly: Minera Barrick Misquichilca)

Oficina de Normalización Previsional

Omega Peru Operaciones y Mantenimiento (Abengoa Group)

Pacifico EPS

Republic of Peru

Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima (SEDAPAL)

Terna Plus

Work highlights

  • Represented American Airlines in numerous contentious administrative proceedings regarding consumer protection matters and other regulatory issues.
  • Represented Andean Telecom Partners in 12 different judicial proceedings against local governments all over the country, claiming the nullity of administrative rulings that revoke the copany’s rights to construct infrastructure in order to place new telecommunications antennas.
  • Represented UK mining giant Anglo American’s local subsidiary -Anglo American Quellaveco- in different judicial proceedings related to the properties it acquired for the implementation of the Quellaveco mining project.

Peru > Public law and regulation Tier 3

Rubio Leguía Normand is well-regarded by the market for its experience in large infrastructure projects, including energy, sanitation, road, education, and irrigation developments. The team advises public entities on the design of regulatory projects and acts for private companies on regulatory and compliance matters. Milagros Maraví  has considerable experience of public tenders and complex regulatory policy matters, as well as handling public contracts and administrative proceedings. Principal associates Arturo Ruiz and Milagros Maraví are also recommended; Ruiz for economic administrative law, water law, and registral and municipal law; and Mendoza for handling public procurement matters and his advice on large PPP projects.

Practice head(s):


‘The firm provides timely and efficient advice.’

‘Good judgment and knowledge of the law.’


Key clients

Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima (SEDAPAL)

Everbridge INC

BERD – Projecto, Investigação E Engenhari De Pontes

Comité de Operación Económica del Sistema Interconectado Nacional (COES SINAC)

Work highlights

  • Advising Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima (SEDAPAL) on the expansion and improvement of the drinking water and sewerage system for the Pachacutec macro project in the district of Ventanilla.
  • Advising Everbridge INC on the implementation and start-up of the Emergency Early Alert Messaging System (SISMATE).
  • Advising Berd – Projecto, Investigação e Engenhari de Pontes on selection procedures convened by the state for the acquisition of modular bridges.

Peru > Real estate Tier 3

The ‘quality of professionals‘ that make up Rubio Leguía Normand‘s real estate, land titling and remediation practice have significant project advisory experience in both rural and urban milieu. The ‘highly reputedFranco Soria   and his team count eminent domestic mining companies and government-owned energy corporations on their client roster, for whom work involves construction contracts and site acquisitions, along with licences, permits and/or title registrations relating to new and ongoing real estate infrastructure projects. Land sanitations is another collective area of expertise; Rubén Quevedo   and Andrés Vasquez   are the associates to note from a seven-strong pool which has been bolstered by new arrivals through the winter of 2021-2.

Practice head(s):


‘It is a team prepared in the field. They have a lot of ability to get results. It compares a lot and, personally, I think it is one of the best law firms in the real estate sector. They are proactive and creative in finding solutions to problems.’

‘The leading partner of the real estate area (Franco Soria) has a lot of knowledge of the current real estate market. He puts into practice knowledge and is highly reputed. Franco leads the team with a lot of knowledge. Ruben Quevedo supports in managing the authorizations in a very appropriate way.’

‘In principle, I consider that the strong skills of the team that makes up the firm are its people; they very well understood our needs in the field of real estate registration law and their experience in this area was what made us decide to work with it; their practice regarding work individuals is very good in terms of collaboration and of course we have always noticed a balanced, transversal and above all transparent work in terms of information. There are other studios that delegate the work to a person who does not know the subject; however, Rubio, Leguia & Normand dedicated everything from the area manager to the assistant and their work was very good, totally professional. The cost of their services are much better than other companies that are considered specialized, but are not.’

‘The quality of professionals that exist and the people in this area play a predominant and important role. Franco Soria and Andrés Vásquez let us know that the knowledge they have in registration, real estate and rights diagnosis matters is very good, their experiences turned them into our work and the most important thing is that they dedicated enough time even to assist us. Even outside of office hours, the qualities of Francos Soria are many and excellent, he is a good lawyer who knows 100% the matter, with clear and transparent explanations of the case and his case development was more than credible. With respect to Andrés, whom he has given me the pleasure of meeting, I highlight his dedication to our case, his timely and very efficient responses and his more than excellent development in the explanations before the directors of the company, both professionals to one. The difference between them and other studios is the dedication of the time they take to attend to us, their humility, collaboration and, above all, the commitment they have made to our project.’

‘They have excellent knowledge about real estate law. A very strong contracts department and each time their help has been requested, they have responded on time and with great quality.’

‘Franco Soria, Ruben Quevedo, Carlos Arata and Sherly Cardenas are the people with whom I have had a professional relationship, this being highly satisfactory for the interests of the client.’

‘Specialised attention and proven experience.’

‘Availability and closeness to the client and their needs.’

Key clients

Petróleos del Perú (Petroperú)

Tiendas del Mejoramiento Del Hogar / Sodimac – Maestro

Graña y Montero Petrolera (now: Unna Energía)

Enel Green Power Perú

Mall Aventura

Real Plaza

Fondo Mi Vivienda

Empedrada Lodge, Caral (Peru)

Agroindustrial la Punta

Minera Yanacocha

Duna Corp


Nexa Resources Perú

Empresa Municipal Inmobiliaria de Lima (EMILIMA.)

IPN Properties

Tinka Resources

Minera Barrick Perú

Empresa Municipal Administradora del Peaje de Lima (EMAPE) – Municipalidad de Lima.

Sociedad de Beneficencia de Lima Metropolitana

Minera Las Bambas

Banco Internacional del Perú (Interbank)


Intercorp Retail

Homecenters Peruanos

Consorcio Besalco Stracon

Asociación de Empresas Inmobiliarias del Perú (ASEI)

Asociación de Desarrolladores Inmobiliarios (ADI)

GPS Management del Perú

Unión Andina de Cementos (UNACEM)

Cementos Pacasmayo

Corporación de Aviación Civil (Corpac)

Geotecnia y Obras Civiles (GeoCiv)

Work highlights

  • Advised Empresa Municipal Administradora del Peaje de Lima (EMAPE) on the development of various programs regarding the implementation of the PACRI of the Project Expansion of the North Section of COSAC I, from El Naranjal Station to Av Chimpu Ocllo, districts of Comas and Carabayllo in Lima.
  • Advising Mall Aventura on its renewal of a construction license until 2025, which allowed the restart of activity post Covid-19, on the sanitation of a 42,000sqm property located in the San Juan Bautista district in Maynas.
  • Advising Minera Barrick Perú on the feasibility and the contingencies of building and installing highway infrastructure in Huaraz.

Peru > Projects and infrastructure Tier 4

Rubio Leguía Normand has ‘a very proactive’ projects team which is adept at assisting with both the tender process and financing phases. Practice co-heads include PPP and concessions expert Milagros Maraví, banking and finance specialist Carlos Arata, and Daniela García Belaunde, who focuses on the energy and natural resources sector. The firm continues to advise Citybike Miraflores on its implementation of a public bicycle scheme in Lima’s San Isidro and Miraflores districts, with other recent work involving various Peruvian electrical and transport infrastructure developments. Principal associate Milagros Mendoza possesses significant experience in project development, PPPs and public procurement.


‘A very proactive team willing to collaborate, and always looking for the best alternatives for the client.’

‘Personal and friendly treatment, and always willing to help us in everything necessary.’

Key clients

Citybike Miraflores

Citybike San Isidro

Terna Plus

Terna Perú

Work highlights

  • Advising Citybike Miraflores on the implementation of a public bicycle scheme in Lima’s San Isidro and Miraflores districts.
  • Acted as legal advisor to Terna Plus in the public tender called by PROINVERSIÓN for the design, construction, operation and maintenance activities of the Puerto Maldonado – Iberia 138 kV Transmission Line and Valle del Chira 220/60/22.9 Substation projects.
  • Advises Terna Peru on regulatory matters related to the development of the Aguaytia – Pucallpa 138kV Transmission Line and fulfilment of its obligations under the concession contract.

Peru > Tax Tier 4

Under the leadership of practice head Luz María Pedraza, the team at Rubio Leguía Normand offers a broad array of tax advice, including the reorganisation of companies, audits, procedures and planning. It acts for a client base featuring multinationals and large domestic outfits from the mining, energy, TMT and banking sectors,  has particular expertise on PPP projects – a case in point being its handling of the tax aspects of the new Metro de Lima Line 2. Transactional adviser César Luna Victoria  departed the firm in March 2022.

Practice head(s):


‘In particular, we have two lawyers with whom we feel very comfortable working: Gilberto Ramos and Carla Zelada. Gilberto has a very important analytical capacity in our cases, he always tries to look for plans B or C in certain situations that are better than the original. Carla, has an excellent memory, remembers the criteria used, and also has a very important relationship with the agencies that monitor us.’

Key clients

Terna Perú

Metro de Lima Línea 2


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-VengAndrés is a partner of the Financial and Corporate Area, focusing in…
César Luna Victoria photo César Luna VictoriaCésar 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