Miguel Angel Soto > Rubio Leguía Normand > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

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Miguel Ángel is principal associate of the Natural Resources: Mining, Environment, Water Resources and Natural Resources: Energy and Hydrocarbons Practice Areas.


He has significant experience in advising mining and energy companies, as well as other players in the sector, including investors, government entities, multilateral organizations and international cooperation agencies.

Miguel Angel also has significant experience in the development of mining and energy projects, including corporate operations, negotiation of agreements, execution of investments and divestments, acquisition and financing of projects and assets, identification and permit management, consulting on compliance with regulatory obligations, as well as in the analysis and management of complex environmental and social aspects linked to the utilization and management of natural resources.


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  • Lima Bar Association.
  • National Institute of Mining, Oil and Energy Law.
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada – PDAC.
  • Chamber of Commerce Canada Peru.


  • International Program of Management in Gas and Oil, Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología , 2017.
  • Second Specialty in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2012.
  • Attorney at Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2012.

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Environment

(Rising stars)

Miguel Angel SotoRubio Leguía Normand

The environmental practice at Rubio Leguía Normand is differentiated by a diverse client base which demonstrates the firm’s versatility in this field. Clients range from the energy, mining, construction, manufacturing and hotel and leisure sectors, and – impressively – includes the Amancae consortium, awarded the concession for the expansion of Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport, which the firm is advising on all environmental impact issues. The team boasts considerable depth and includes mining partners Xennia Forno and Diego Grisolle, stand-out senior associate Miguel Angel Soto and fellow experienced associate Nancy Ogata.

Peru > Energy and natural resources > Mining

(Rising stars)

Miguel Angel SotoRubio Leguía Normand

A ‘very professional and committed’ team at Rubio Leguía Normand enjoys an excellent reputation in the mining arena for its strength in depth and level of service. Clients speak of the ‘high quality’, ‘experience and knowledge’ and ‘good communication’ demonstrated by the practice, which is led by ‘prestigious lawyer’ Xennia Forno and last year’s ‘excellent hire’ Diego Grisolle from García Sayán Abogados. Among a number of able associates within the seven-strong team are seniors Miguel Angel Soto, an ‘excellent young lawyer but with a lot of experience’, and Nancy Ogata, highlighted by clients for her experience and knowledge of the industry. The firm is currently assisting the Ministry of Energy and Mines on improving the competitiveness of the Peruvian mining sector. Senior firm figure, corporate specialist Emil Ruppert has a notable mining aspect to his practice but is less active of late.