Emil Ruppert > Rubio Leguía Normand > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

Rubio Leguía Normand

Work Department


Emil is a partner of the Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Contractual and Mining Areas, specializing in Corporate Law and Mining Law.


He has significant experience leading and structuring mergers and acquisitions, securities markets, concessions and financing of projects related to the infrastructure and mining sectors.

In the academic field, Emil has been professor of Commercial Law Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, as well as Corporate Law at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences. He has also been invited as an exhibitor of various subjects of Mining Law, Corporate Law and Professional Ethics in Peru and abroad. In addition, he is the author of several articles published in journals and specialized publications.


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  • Lima Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (Officer, Mining Law Committee)
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (Trustee-at-Large 2009-2010)
  • International Mining Professionals Society
  • Peruvian Institute of Commercial Law
  • National Institute of Mining, Oil and Energy Law


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, 1990.
  • Georgetown University Law Schoool,Washington DC, 1989.
  • Attorney at Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 1988.

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Energy and natural resources > Mining

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.