Firm Profile > Hernández & Cía. Abogados > Lima, Peru

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

Tax Tier 1

Tax law powerhouse Hernández & Cía. Abogados continues to lead the way in high-end mandates for a stellar client base, acting for some of Peru's largest companies on the tax aspects of large-scale transactions, strategic tax planning or in contentious battles with tax authority, SUNAT, for example. The team also has capability in international tax law and cross-border tax planning. Pre-eminent tax lawyer Luis Hernández Berenguel plays an integral role, leading on multiple matters, while the team also boasts four other partners. They include fellow co-heads of the practice Milagros Bustillos and Leonardo López - contentious administrative tax matters and tax, customs and international trade, respectively; and corporate tax specialist Fernando Nuñez. Demonstrative of the team's success, it expanded considerably during the past year, hiring new partner Rodrigo Flores from CMS Grau and two new associates from competitor firms, including senior Julio Saenz. However, counsel Roxana Terrones moved to Picón & Asociados in February 2020.

Practice head(s):

Luis Hernández Berenguel; Milagros Bustillos; Leonardo López


Solid tax legal knowledge and wide and recognised professional experience.’

‘A stand out feature is the clarity of their arguments and presentation of legal scenarios, which impact on other professionals and our company’s senior management.’

What makes this practice unique is the provision of immediate attention, as well as knowledge of our sector. Strengths: technical and jurisprudential knowledge. Skills: offering alternatives. It compares favourably with the services of other firms.’

The plus that makes them stand out is the technical knowledge, the experience, as well as the collaboration of the partners. This is the case of Fernando Nunez.’

Confidence in professional sufficiency. We accept and implement the advice and reports of Hernández & Cía with the security generated by the high level of knowledge in tax matters of its members. It stands out from other teams from other firms. ‘

Milagros Bustillos serves us directly. The treatment is fluid, personal and from the point of view of knowledge an outstanding experience. The difference with other competitors is in the security they offer us. We value the opinion and advice of this firm.’

Good communication, knowledge of the issues giving confidence and sense of urgency as well as belonging, generating satisfaction with the definitions or solution plans to possible problems.’

I would highlight the sense of belonging and speed of response.’

Key clients

The Carlyle Group

Colony Capital

Grupo Wiese

Falabella Group

Procter & Gamble


Instituto Peruano de Acción Empresarial (IPAE)

AB InBev



Interbank Group


Grupo Telefónica


Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano

Lumina Copper

SES Satellite

Seven Seas Water


Dragabras Servicos de Dragagem


Dole – Peruvian subsidiaries


Compañía de Minas Buenaventura

Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)

Barrick Gold – Minera Barrick Misquichilca

SES Satellite

Andino Capital

Constructora Cheves

Corporación ADC

Sociedad Minera de Responsabilidad Limitada Chaupiloma Dos de Cajamarca

LSA Enterprises Perú (now Riberas del Mar)

Banking and finance Tier 2

A varied client base at Hernández & Cía. Abogados consists of major domestic banks, international investment banks, private investors, funds and insurance companies, including Goldman Sachs, Santander and Credicorp Capital. Deep capability is provided by practice heads Juan Luis Hernandez Gazzo, a leading figure in both the corporate and finance realms, and José Manuel Abastos, who brings valuable in-house experience to the team. They are supported at partner level by Alfredo Filomeno, who offers niche expertise in advising State-owned financial entities, and the leveraged financing and distressed debt focus of José Goyburu. Among instructions handled in the past year: advice to Banco BBVA Perú and Banco de Crédito del Perú in 50:50 syndicated mid-term financing provided to Terminales Portuarios Peruanos to the value of $16.8m, and representing Scotiabank in multiple, significant value transactions, including lease financing and debt restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Juan Luis Hernandez Gazzo; José Manuel Abastos


José Goyburu is very talented. He is a person who knows the handling of deals very well, has experience, is close with clients and in addition to exceptional legal handling, he is very quick to solve problems.’

José Goyburu is decisive in this area. He is the key person. Exceptional value for money.’

I must comment that the Hernandez team is totally involved in transactions, not only at the associate level, but at the partner level. This is not common in other firms with which I have worked, where participation is limited to associates/senior associates with the partner without major involvement. In addition to the involvement, the speed and efficiency to meet deadlines is something that clearly differentiates Hernandez from other firms. They can meet tight schedules impressively. Finally, the knowledge of complex subjects such as acquisition financing, energy financing, project financing is of the highest level.’

Jose Goyburu (partner) is a brilliant lawyer, with a lot of expertise in everything that is bank and corporate financing related. He differentiates himself due to his speed in solving complex problems, giving alternatives that are very accommodating for the parties. He also shows a willingness to converse with people from different hierarchies naturally and fluently, making it very pleasant to work with. Another aspect of Jose is the leadership with which he manages the meetings, often taking the reins of difficult negotiations and exposing the issues very clearly. Andrea Limon (associate) is an accurate attorney with great precision for details that others do not see. I really like working with her because she quickly finds solutions to the different issues that can be found in a transaction. She is very clear in her arguments, which is highly valued in the sector. ‘

Key clients

Scotiabank Perú

Banco BBVA Perú

Polaris Infrastructure

Banco de Crédito del Perú

Credicorp Capital Servicios Financieros

Perú Belmond Hoteles

BD Capital Sociedad Administradora de Fondos

Scotiabank Colpatria

Banco Santander Perú

Goldman Sachs

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Hernández & Cía. Abogados' impressive client roster highlights deep expertise at the firm, most notably the 'outstanding' Juan Luis Hernandez Gazzo, who 'dominates many corporate issues, has very good judgment and knows how to negotiate'. He co-leads the M&A practice alongside very active Diego Carrión, who 'transmits confidence and experience', while Alfredo Filomeno heads the corporate advisory practice. Clients report that the team 'understands the client's needs without dwelling on insignificant aspects that lead to a delay in closing the deal'.  Distinguishable factors of the practice include its stand-out private equity capability, counting W Capital (part of Grupo Wiese), Carlyle Group and Colony Capital among its clients, as well as its popularity among major corporate conglomerates: the firm recently advised Grupo Falabella on the complex corporate reorganisation of two of its main companies in Peru - Falabella Perú and Saga Falabella, value $1.3bn.

Practice head(s):

Juan Luis Hernández Gazzo; Diego Carrión; Alfredo Filomeno


It is a team of lawyers who are committed to their client and have good experience and know how to negotiate with the other party. It gives confidence to have them on your side of the table.

Juan Luis Hernández is outstanding. He dominates many corporate issues, has very good judgment and knows how to negotiate. Sandro Cogorno is very involved with the client and is skilled.’

Excellent professional team.’

Knowledge of issues, personality and ability to assist in negotiations and execute complex tasks. Juan Luis Hernandez and Diego Carrión on capital market issues and Jorge Luis Zubiate on procedural issues, stand out from our point of view.’

The added value of the firm Hernández is that they have the ability to take over the deals as if they were their own. Furthermore, they understand the client’s needs without dwelling on insignificant aspects that lead to a delay in closing the deal. We consider that they compare favourably with the other firms, especially with the care they take in the details and aspects related to the deal.’

Diego Carrión is characteriased by in-depth understanding of the needs of his clients and by providing solutions to advance the deal. He is ingenious with the outputs he proposes and is constantly monitoring operations and their derivatives.’

They are always available for their clients.

Juan Luis Hernández is a very inteligent lawyer. He understands perfectly the problem and seeks the solution in the meantime.’

Key clients

Ab Inbev Group

Aenza (formerly Graña & Montero)






Cervecería Barbarian

Chubb Seguros

Colony Capital (formerly The Abraaj Group)

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

DHL Supply Chain de Lima

EVO Payments

Falabella Group

Faro Capital

Fenix Power

Goldman Sachs

Grupo Andino

Grupo Gloria

Grupo Vainsa

Grupo Volcán

Grupo Wiese

Grupo Yobel

Hermes Transportes Blindados

Hudbay Minerals

Inflexion Private Equity Partners



Liderman Group

La Fragata

Lineage Logistics


Pan American Silver

Patria Investimentos

Polaris Infrastructure

The Carlyle Group

Unión de Cervecerías Backus y Johnston

W Capital

Electricity Tier 2

Hernández & Cía. Abogados provides a panoramic offering to electricity companies and related parties doing business in the sector, combining regulatory expertise with corporate, finance, projects, real estate and disputes advice. Head of practice Brendan Oviedo has a high profile in the market, particularly in the renewables arena where he recently led advice to Sojitz Arcus Investment in the $36m acquisition of a majority shareholder participation in two Peruvian solar energy project vehicles: GTS Majes and GTS Repartición. Senior associate Evelyn Lopez is a key adviser, although last year's highlighted associate Daniela Falcone moved in-house at Enel Perú in late 2020. She was replaced by Geraldine López from Quiñones Alayza Abogados in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Brendan Oviedo

Key clients

Sojitz Corporation of America

Concesionaria Línea de Transmisión La Niña

Consorcio Transmantaro

Grenergy Renovables

Bow Power

Acciona Concesiones

Alupar Investimento


Energy Development Corporation Perú


Carbon Latam Peru

Minera Yanacocha

Empresa de Generación Huallaga

Unión de Cerverías Peruanas Backus & Johnston

Electro Ucayali

Planta de Reserva Fría de Generación de Etén

Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)

Compañía Minera Poderosa

Empresa Línea Transmisión CCNCM

Fenix Power Perú

Compañía Minera Antapaccay

Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Junín

RP Global

Acciona Energía

Empresa de Generación Huallaga

Cía Minera Poderosa

Verano Capital

Environment Tier 2

Hernández & Cía. Abogados continues to grow its workload and profile across a range of transactional, regulatory and contentious mandates. The practice shines for its well-resourced team, particularly at a senior level. Three partners bring valuable environmental know-how to the practice: Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino, who is particularly strong in mining-related environmental compliance; full-time environmental specialist Miyanou Dufour; and the very experienced Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui, who has a combined energy, mining and environmental focus. They are supported by a pool of nine associates, including senior Juan Pablo Macassi, an experienced administrative lawyer. The team successfully handled the environmental aspects of Proctor & Gamble's closure of its diaper producing facilities, a challenging task during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Practice head(s):

Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui; Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino; Miyanou Dufour


They provide a highly-specialised service with excellent service, they provide viable and very efficient solutions. The team’s skills are: experience, deep knowledge of the sector and its environment and regulations, as well as the particular situation of the company, which together with the acuity of the analysis, allows them to avoid or solve the problems in the most efficient way. They keep the client permanently informed and all their recommendations are viable.’

Regarding partner Miyanou Dufour, I highlight her sharp analysis, strategic vision and creativity for the prevention and solution of problems. Regarding Javier Wong, I find his deep knowledge of the company exceptional and highlight his excellent treatment and prompt attention, handling complex issues with great solvency and not overlooking any detail.’

Good team with technical support. Consolidated team with experience. Luis Felipe Huertas and Miyanou Dufour stand out.’

They are pretty good. Knowledgeable on the subject and exhaustive in the investigation.’

Juan Pablo Macassi and Lorena Tanji are very empathetic and knowledgeable about regulations.’

Key clients

IXM Peru

Gold Fields La Cima

Rio Tinto (Rio Tinto Minera Perú and Rio Tinto Mining and Exploration)


Lumina Copper

Tire Sol

Mac Johnson Controls Colombia – Peru branch (Clarios Andina)

Compañía Minera Argentum

Terminal Internacional del Sur (TISUR)

Hudbay Perú

P&G Industrial Perú

Compañía Minera Antamina

La Virgen

Pesquera Caral


International trade (IT&C) Tier 2

Hernández & Cía. Abogados is widely recognised for its expertise in this arena, leveraging off its market-leading tax practice to provide specialist capability in customs matters, as well as wider international trade issues. Mandates typically include administrative and judicial proceedings, alongside the design and assessment of international trade structures, compliance, customs planning and audit procedures. Practice head Leonardo López is widely recognised for his expertise in customs matters, and has a high profile among international trade bodies in Peru. Senior associate Miguel Ángel Campos is a key member of the team and is specialised in customs audit procedures against the Customs Administration, tax court and judicial authorities.

Practice head(s):

Leonardo López

Key clients

Hasbro Perú

Grupo Trafigura

Grupo Telefónica – Telefónica del Perú

Procter & Gamble

Grupo Falabella (Saga, Tottus, Sodimac)

Grupo Andino

Grupo Sandoval

Anglo American Quellaveco

Zona Franca Comercial de Tacna

Grupo Equiperú

Mining Tier 2

Deep expertise at Hernández & Cía. Abogados earns the firm an attractive bank of clients, including leading mining companies from home and abroad, namely Marcobre, Rio Tinto and Hudbay Perú. Fielding one of the largest teams in the market with 13 lawyers, the practice includes three specialist partners in Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui, who brings over 20 years' mining M&A experience to the table; and Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino and Miyanou Dufour, who focus primarily on regulatory aspects. The team has been in demand during the past year advising mining companies on Covid-19 management, the sector having been particularly impacted by a host of new regulations and legislation. On the transactional front, mandates included advising Denham Capital on the reverse-sale of mining concessions of the Toropunto project to the Peruvian branch of SMC Toropunto. At associate level, senior Juan Pablo Macassi is very active in this field, particularly on the regulatory side.

Practice head(s):

Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui; Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino; Miyanou Dufour


Well regarded mining practice for Peruvian issues.  They are one of the best firms in Lima for mining-related work.’

Luis Rodriguez-Mariategui and Luis Felipe del Pino are both practical and capable mining lawyers.’

This is a solid team that provides comprehensive advice on matters of interest to the company.’

I have worked with Miyanou Doufur, Sebastian Saavedra and Javier Wong from the mining team. Miyanou has a lot of experience in environmental and regulatory issues in the sector, which allows her analysis to be very good, providing specialised advice on complex issues. Sebastian is a senior lawyer who assists us in consulting issues related to environmental permits and audits on social and environmental issues. Finally Javier is a lawyer with whom we see issues related to sanctioners.’

The team knows how to listen to its clients and provide them with the necessary support to solve problems, especially in time and cost. In addition, they have an excellent relationship with their clients. Compared to other firms, they are one of the best on the market.’

I must mention Luis Felipe Huertas and Miyanou Dofour – they are excellent people with extensive knowledge of the issues.’

Key clients

Gold Fields La Cima

Lumina Copper


Lundin Mining

Rio Tinto (Rio Tinto Mining and Exploration and Rio Tinto Minera Perú)

China Minmetals

Denham Capital Management

Strategic Resources

Sindicato Minero de Orcopampa

Hudbay Perú

Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

Hernández & Cía. Abogados has capability across the financial, tax, regulatory, construction, permitting and expropriation aspects of projects, earning instructions in diverse sectors including health, roads and utilities, among others. The firm has been particularly busy during the past year acting for international development banks and Peru's state-owned investment promotion agency ProInversión on projects seeking to address the fall-out from Covid-19, such as two new hospitals at a combined cost of $254m. José Manuel Abastos, client partner to ProInversión, and energy specialist Brendan Oviedo head the team, although Oviedo currently plays a lesser role. Public law and projects specialist Gracy Zapata is integral to the practice.

Practice head(s):

José Manuel Abastos; Brendan Oviedo


Both Gracy Zapata and Evelyn López offer a very high level of commitment and sincerity regarding the approach of the problems with their possible results; a circumstance that allows us to effectively determine whether it will be appropriate to maintain our positions or modify them according to their suggestions. Likewise, both show a great knowledge of the regulations and the possible solutions to our problems, which generates an environment full of trust.

Key clients

Private Investment Promotion Agency (ProInversión)

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)


Hudbay Perú

Frontera Energy

Gobierno Regional del Arequipa

Arthur D Little

Arendal Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada de Capital Variable

Hyundai E&C



Samsung C&T

Real estate Tier 2

Twelve months of from the arrival of Jorge Reátegui at Hernández & Cía. Abogados, the full-time real estate partner and his team have bedded-in well at the firm, earning multiple new clients despite the backdrop of Covid-19. New instructions include matters on behalf of Peru's largest brewery Backus y Johnston, construction company Attko and leading conglomerage Gloria Group. Senior associate Alan Pasco and the more junior Vicente Portugal are key members of the team, advising on a broad range of matters.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Reátegui


The team is very committed to the client, they are always available providing innovative strategies that provide immediate solutions.

Jorge Reátegui establishes a direct contact with his clients, generating trust in them. Alan Pasco, who is a member of Jorge’s team, has a bright future and is always available generating innovative ideas with a strong legal basis.’

The firm has a variety of consolidated areas with know-how in the area that we develop and they have known how to meet our needs, complying to date with a successful capital raising operation for our next real estate project.’

The strengths developed in the operation have been: negotiation capacity, search in the flexibility of the pre-existing conditions with the counterpart, search for conflict resolution and quick response times within the terms granted. We believe that they do compare favourably with other firms. We highlight the work and achievements of Jorge Reátegui, who advised us on the operation.’

They have a multidisciplinary team that helps close complex transactions. Jorge Reátegui has a lot of experience.’

They are close and committed to the challenge. Jorge Reátegui transmits the same concern as his clients.

They know the regulations of the country backwards and forwards, that makes them reliable.’

They are committed, they are not limited to handling the management but they are concerned about the result and that things go well.’

Key clients



FM Inmobiliaria Perú

Ingleby Perú Holding

Inversión y Desarrollo Sociedad Agente de Bolsa

Interseguro Compañía de Seguros

Khoury Family

Unión de Cervecerias Peruanas Backus y Johnston


Interseguro Compañía de Seguros

V & V Grupo Inmobiliario Constructor

Whirlpool Perú

Hudbay Perú

W Capital

Lumina Copper

Capital markets Tier 3

A dominant adviser on the issuing company-side of transactions, Hernández & Cía. Abogados acts for a number of Peru's largest companies and conglomerates. Most recently the team, led by highly-respected Juan Luis Hernandez Gazzo, acted for Grupo Falabella on the listing on the Lima Stock Exchange of newly-formed entities Inverfal Perú and Inmobiliaria SIC, value $1.3bn. The team also handles securities regulatory work for Aenza (formerly Graña y Montero), ABInBev group and BBVA Banco Continental, among others. Diego Carrión and senior associates Erick Calla and Gloria Zubizarreta are integral to the practice and handling of key mandates.

Practice head(s):

Juan Luis Hernández Gazzo


They support us in a lot in matters of business and regulatory law regarding the stock market and are always attentive to the requirements, advising with confidence, speed and ability. Juan Luis Hernández, Diego Carrión, Sandro Cogorno, Erick Calla, Verónica Balta are recommended.’

The capital markets team at Hernández & Cía is highly competent, has extensive knowledge in the matters that advises us and is extremely committed to operations and its clients. They are always one step ahead of everything that can be presented.’

The plus of the lawyers of the capital markets team is their experience and knowledge in the matters on which they advise us. Specifically, in terms of investment funds, they have given us a very valuable contribution to our business. I must also highlight the commitment to the client and the anticipation of their needs from Juan Luis Hernández, Gloria Zubizarreta and Andrea Limón. We are very happy to have been able to work with them.’

We have worked in some cases with the Hernández team and we have had a good experience.’

High professional level, knowledge of the subject, empathy with clients.’

It is above the level of other firms. Diego Carrión and María Fe Alvarez Calderón have extensive proven experience, which makes them the best professionals in their expertise in the local market.’

Quick response to emails and questions. Hassle-free costs and fees. Personalised attention.’

Key clients

Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston (ABInBev Group)

Aenza (formerly Graña y Montero)

The Carlyle Group

Interseguro Compañía de Seguros

Capia Sociedad Administradora de Fondos de Inversión

Azzaro Trading

Grupo Falabella (Falabella Perú, Saga Falabella, among others)

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Checor Ingeniería y Construcción

BBVA Banco Continental

Competition and antitrust Tier 3

Demonstrating its strength in the consumer protection and advertising aspects of competition practice, Hernández & Cía. Abogados acts for a balance of domestic heavyweights and well-known international companies, such as Hasbro, Asics, Whirlpool, Scotiabank and Viettel Peru - Bitel. Notably, it is advising the latter in advertising litigation against competitors Telefónica, Claro and Entel, as well as in separate proceedings before the Trade Barriers Commission of INDECOPI. Enrique Cavero is recognised for his sector expertise in technology and telecoms, as well as broader expertise in competition and antitrust matters. He leads a small team of four associates.

Practice head(s):

Enrique Cavero


Hernández & Cía’s practice stands out for its interaction with the client. They have a great facility to understand the interests and concerns of a company in sanctioning procedures. They also have the support of a highly-specialised team.’

Enrique Cavero is an outstanding leader who coordinates his team in an excellent way, knowing how to take advantage of their strengths, in addition to complementing them, thus perfecting the work. Carlos Holguin is one of the lawyers with the best client treatment we have worked with, in addition to having vast knowledge of the area. Claudia Legua is a new associate in the team, who has shown great aptitude by participating in our procedures.’

The experience and knowledge stand out. Carlos Holguin: knowledge and experience, quick responses and level of commitment. Enrique Cavero: extensive experience.’

Key clients


Viettel Peru – Bitel

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL)


Procter & Gamble





Consorcio Futbol Perú

Association of National Advertisers

EF Education First

Conecta Retail

Jay 18


MBC Intercorp

Inmuebles Panamericana (Parque Arauco)

Compliance Tier 3

Hernández & Cía. Abogados draws together a multidisciplinary team to develop compliance programmes, internal audits and risk management in areas of criminal, administrative and corporate law, among others. It also handles internal investigations and crisis management and acted for Aenza (formerly Graña y Montero) in criminal proceedings related to the Lava Jato corruption scandal, securing the first plea agreement by a Peruvian company with the State authorities following a two-year process. The practice has both criminal and corporate law expertise at the helm in white-collar crime litigator Gonzalo del Río and corporate and banking partner Alfredo Filomeno. They are supported by a solid associate bench, among whom newly-promoted seniors Kris Maquin and Edward Calmet are noted.

Practice head(s):

Gonzalo del Río; Alfredo Filomeno


Experience, commitment and adaptability to customer needs.

Gonzalo del Río has extensive experience, flexibility and closeness to the client. Edward Calmet demonstrates experience and speed.

It is a team with highly dynamic specialists who adapt to the urgent needs of clients. They have the ability to analyse US laws and propose practical solutions when there are legal obstacles on the same issue.’

Gonzalo Del Río, criminal lawyer, is outstanding in negotiations with the public ministry.’

Key clients

Graña y Montero (now Aenza)

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola







Inmobiliaria Marítima (INMAR)

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Hernández & Cía. Abogados has a busy caseload of international and domestic arbitration, judicial matters and a thriving white-collar crime practice. Significantly, it is handling two ICSID arbitrations on behalf of the State government, one of which concerns the $3.9bn concession to build and operate Lima Metro Line 2. Co-head of the disputes practice Jorge Luis Zubiate is an experienced litigator and arbitration partner, while fellow head Gonzalo del Río leads the white-collar crime area and has a strong track-record in high-profile criminal defence and crisis management. The partnership team was boosted to three in March 2021 with the hire of Caterina Miró Quesada from the Washington DC office of White & Case LLP, where she was an international associate. She joins as co-head of the arbitration practice alongside Zubiate, with a focus on international investment arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Luis Zubiate; Caterina Miró Quesada Gonzalo del Río


Personalised attention to their clients, availability and they proactively seek solutions.’

Jorge Luis Zubiate is an excellent partner, with extensive knowledge and above all, someone able to adequately and easily present alternatives and recommendations.’

Experience, strategy and preparation.’

They are attorneys with extensive knowledge and experience in litigation.’

Jorge Luis Zubiate is one of the most recognised trial lawyers.’

A very analytical team. Very dedicated to fulfilling the assignment successfully.’

Key clients

The Republic of Peru – Ministry of Transportation

TMT (Technology, media and telecoms) Tier 3

Competition partner Enrique Cavero at Hernández & Cía. Abogados has a strong focus on the telecoms sector and is client partner to Peruvian mobile telecoms provider Viettel Perú - Bitel, a key client of the practice. He is currently leading advice to Bitel in the Surpreme Court battle against INDECOPI. The firm advises telcos on regulatory, data privacy, IT, competition, advertising and consumer law, among other matters, as well as representing non-TMT clients on their technology and telecoms-related issues. Five supporting associates in the team include senior associate Diego Gomez, who combines competition work with regulatory telecoms knowledge.

Practice head(s):

Enrique Cavero


The firm is made up of a team of top-level professional lawyers, all of them outstanding lawyers in their specialties. Likewise, they have an excellent quality standard in front of their client, making their professional services like a boutique: personalised attention, maximum speed in response and remarkable quality of professional content.’

All of their lawyers prioritise excellence in customer service and excellence in terms of the professional level of the content of reports and/or legal consultancies.

Key clients

Viettel Perú – Bitel

Cell Site Solutions Perú

Azteca Comunicaciones

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Consorcio Fútbol Perú


ANS Comunicaciones

Arthur D Little


Incacel Movil

Grupo Liderman

SBA Telecommunications


Grupo Puma

Procter & Gamble

Hudbay Minerals

MBC Intercorp


Automotriz Gildemeister

Inmobiliaria Koricancha

Intellectual property Tier 4

Hernández & Cía. Abogados offers clients a comprehensive intangible-assets protection service that combines all areas of IP work with competition, advertising, data protection, consumer and technology law under one umbrella, and led by IP and competition partner Enrique Cavero. On the pure IP side, the team typically advises on high-stakes litigation or more complex trade mark issues as opposed to high-volume filing work; it is currently acting for Consorcio Fútbol Peru with regard to the IP aspects of its broadcasting, image and publicity rights.

Practice head(s):

Enrique Cavero

Key clients

Procter & Gamble

Viettel Telecom – Bitel

Haribo Holding (Rigo Trading)



Hudbay Minerals Peru


Sun IP

Gandules Incorporated

Zinpro Corporation

JP Partners Strategic Intelligence



Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola


Consorcio Futbol Perú (CFP)

Labour and employment Tier 4

A compact but capable team at Hernández & Cía. Abogados advises an impressive client roster of high-profile domestic and international companies, such as General Electric International Perú, Procter & Gamble and Hasbro Perú. It also acts for one of Peru's largest mining companies, Marcobre, on its daily labour needs involving 2,000 employees and contractors. Former head of practice Michael Vidal moved in house at Petroperú in June 2020, and was succeeded at the helm by Diego Castillo, who was promoted to partner in December 2020. Castillo is highly rated by clients and leads three associates, including recently promoted senior Mariana Barreto.

Practice head(s):

Diego Castillo

Key clients

The Carlyle Group

Aje Group


Michael Page International Perú

Abercrombie & Kent Perú

Naviera Transoceánica


Franquicias Unidas del Perú

Procter & Gamble


Instituto Peruano de Acción Empresarial

Hasbro Perú

Puma Retail Perú/Distribuidora Deportiva Puma Perú

Mac Johnson Controls (Clarios Andina – Peru branch)

General Electric International Perú

Compañía Minera San Valentín


Grupo Vainsa


Andino Investment Holding

Consorcio Futbol Perú

Expertos en Café Perú

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola


Hernández & Cía. Abogados is a full-practice law firm, with more than 29 years of experience, supported by a staff of more than 90 lawyers specialized in corporate law, M&A, banking and finance, capital markets, energy, mining, environment, real estate, taxation, customs, foreign trade, labour, regulatory matters, projects, competition, intellectual property, telecommunications, arbitration, litigation, and white-collar crime. 

Since 1992 we have given high-quality legal counselling and have been involved in major operations, representing first-class clients. Hernandez & Cía. Abogados has earned a reputed position and is one of the main options that companies consider for legal advice. We aim to be a business partner and successfully help our clients to reach their goals by tailoring our legal expertise to them. 

Having doubled our team in the past 5 years, we have proven to be a leading firm, recognized in the local market, with a strong international orientation. Since 2017, the firm has been part of Legalink, a global network of leading independent firms, which strengthens our global work and keeps us independent at the same time. 

Among our recent main transactional work we can highlight the advice to the Republic of Peru in an international offering of sovereign bonds for US$5 billion in total the largest placement that the Republic of Peru has carried out; legal advice to Aenza, the Peruvian largest construction company listed in the Lima Stock Exchange, with regional presence and the only Latam construction company listed in the NYSE, in the closing of a Plea Agreement with the Peruvian authorities after more than two years of process being the first Plea Agreement closed by a Peruvian company; advised The Carlyle Group in Peru in the Private Equity: Deal-of-the-Year-2020 pertaining the design and execution of a transaction involving the transfer of its controlling stake in Hermes Transportes Blindados S.A., in favor of CVC Capital Partners Fund VII, for an enterprise value of approximately $400,000,000.00, which was awarded with the “M&A/Private Equity: Deal-of-the-Year-2020” ; legal counsel to EVO Payments, a leading payments technology company with global reach, in the regional acquisition – jointly with Pagos y Servicios S.A.- of the “Pago Fácil” business, an electronic payment platform operating in Chile and Peruamong other legal services provided to heavy weight players such as Ab InBev, Antamina, Backus, Chubb SegurosCredicorp, Gold Fields, HudbayIntercorp, Minas Buenaventura, Procter & Gamble, Rio Tinto, Pan American Silver, Lumina Copper, Lundin Mining Perú, BBVA,Scotiabank, The Carlyle Group, Viettel Peru – Bitel among others. 

Several of our practice areas and lawyers are recognized as leaders in the Peruvian market by publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, IFLR, International Tax Review, Leaders League, among others. 

Our staff has outstanding academic training and includes professionals graduated from important universities, with postgraduate and/or doctorate degrees at prestigious institutions, such as Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, U. of Texas School of Law, Columbia Law School, Georgetown University, U. of Cambridge, Maastricht University, EAE Business School, Autonomous University of Madrid, U. of Dundee, U. of Alicante, U. of Barcelona, U. of Pompeu Fabra, U. of Seville, among others. It is important to highlight the international work experience of our lawyers at pre-eminent firms such as Shearman & Sterling, Baker McKenzie, White & Case, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Sidley Austin, Clifford Chance, Hogan Lovells, Dechert, Latham & Watkins, among others.  

Ethics, commitment, professional excellence, and dedication to clients are the base of the work carried out by Hernández & Cía. These values ensure that our legal services are compatible with the demands of a globalized and competitive economy. 

Department Name Email Telephone
Bankruptcy/ Dispute Resolution/ Real Estate Jorge Luis Zubiate (511) 611-5151
Banking and Finance/ Corporate and M&A/ Capital Markets Juan Luis Hernández (511) 611-5151
Banking and Finance/ Compliance/ Corporate and M&A, Projects/ Projects And Infrastructure Alfredo Filomeno (511) 611-5151
Banking and Finance/ Corporate and M&A/ Capital Markets Diego Carrión (511) 611-5151
Banking and Finance/ Capital Markets/ Real Estate José Goyburu (511) 611-5151
Banking and Finance/Capital Markets/ Corporate and M&A/Projects and Infrastructure José Manuel Abastos (511) 611-5151
Corporate and M&A Sandro Cogorno (511) 611-5151
Competition and Antitrust/ Intellectual Property/ TMT Enrique Cavero (511) 611-5151
Compliance/ Dispute Resolution Gonzalo del Río (511) 611-5151
Dispute Resolution Caterina Miró Quesada (511) 611-5151
Energy/ Projects and Infrastructure Brendan Oviedo (511) 611-5151
Environment/ Mining Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui (511) 611-5151
Environment/ Mining Miyanou Dufour (511) 611-5151
International Trade(IT&C)/ Tax Leonardo López (511) 611-5151
Labor and Employment Diego Castillo (511) 611-5151
Real Estate Jorge Reategui (511) 611-5151
Tax Luis Hernández Berenguel (511) 611-5151
Tax Milagros Bustillos (511) 611-5151
Tax Leonardo López (511) 611-5151
Tax Fernando Núñez (511) 611-5151
Tax Rodrigo Flores (511) 611-5151
Photo Name Position Profile
 José Manuel Abastos  photo José Manuel Abastos Partner.
 Milagros Bustillos photo Milagros Bustillos Partner.
 Diego Carrión  photo Diego Carrión Partner.
 Diego Castillo photo Diego Castillo Partner.
 Enrique Cavero  photo Enrique Cavero Partner.
 Sandro Cogorno photo Sandro Cogorno Partner.
 Miyanou Dufour photo Miyanou Dufour Partner
 Alfredo Filomeno photo Alfredo Filomeno Partner.
 Rodrigo Flores photo Rodrigo Flores Partner.
 José Goyburu  photo José Goyburu Partner.
 Luis Hernández Berenguel  photo Luis Hernández Berenguel Partner.
 Juan Luis Hernández Gazzo  photo Juan Luis Hernández Gazzo Managing Partner.
 Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino photo Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino Partner.
 Leonardo López  photo Leonardo López Partner.
 Caterina Miró Quesada  photo Caterina Miró Quesada Partner.
 Fernando Núñez  photo Fernando Núñez Partner.
 Brendan Oviedo photo Brendan Oviedo Partner.
 Jorge Reátegui  photo Jorge Reátegui Partner.
 Luis Rodriguez Mariátegui  photo Luis Rodriguez Mariátegui Partner.
 Jorge Luis Zubiate photo Jorge Luis Zubiate Partner.
 Gonzalo del Río  photo Gonzalo del Río Partner.


Peru’s sustained economic growth over the past three decades, bolstered by the implementation and development of a reliable macroeconomic and legal framework, offers the stability that every foreign investor needs. This stability has encouraged public and private investment, whose increase is reflected in the proliferation of investment projects in various economic sectors of the country and in the considerable revenue increase of small, medium, and large companies.

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