Juan Luis Hernández Gazzo > Hernández & Cía > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

Hernández & Cía

Work Department

  • Banking and Finance.
  • Capital Markets.
  • Corporate and M&A.


Managing Partner.


  • Hernández & Cía. Abogados Law Firm (1992 to present).
  • International Associate at Shearman & Sterling – New York (1998-1999).
  • Legal Area of the Peruvian Securities and Exchange Commission – CONASEV (Current Capital Markets Superintendent) (1994).
  • Speaker at different national and international forums in the matter of Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets.


Spanish and English.


  • Lima Bar Association.
  • Arbitrator at Lima Bar Association.
  • Arbitrator at American Chambers of Commerce (AMCHAM).
  • Member of the Corporate Law Advisory Commission of the Lima Bar Association.
  • Asociación Civil IUS ET VERITAS – law magazine – of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Law School (Executive Director 1993-1994).


  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 1994.
  • Harvard Law School – Master of Law (LL.M), 1998 (Fullbright Scholarship).

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Juan Luis Hernández GazzoHernández & Cía

Fielding an almost 30-strong corporate team (including seven partners), Hernández & Cía acts for high-profile multinational companies and private equity houses in transactions and day-to-day advisory matters; it offers strong tax support on deals and has considerable experience and expertise in mining sector M&A. Veteran practitioner Juan Luis Hernández Gazzo heads the practice and is well versed in M&A transactions for listed companies; while Alfredo Filomeno – who is recommended for transactions, reorganisations, compliance, corporate governance matters and crisis management – provides additional senior level capability. Younger partner Sandro Cogorno is a dedicated corporate practitioner and works on most of the firm’s transactions, while experienced senior associate Gloria Zubizarreta is an increasingly integral member of the team. Former practice co-head Diego Carrión left in July 2022. Since publication, Zubizarreta has been promoted to principal associate – effective as of February 2024.

Peru > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Juan Luis Hernández GazzoHernández & Cía

The banking and finance team at Hernández & Cía is equipped to advise on domestic and cross-border transactions, including syndicated loans, secured loans, corporate loans and real estate loans, as well as project finance, leveraged finance and leasing arrangements. It acts for top regional and international banks, private investors, insurance companies and private funds and provides ancillary tax support on deals by drawing on strength from its top-tier tax practice. The team, which is jointly led by Juan Luis Hernández Gazzo, José Manuel Abastos and José Goyburu, includes a number of practitioners who have previously worked at major US-headquartered international law firms. Hernández is a veteran practitioner, who is well known in the market for financing deals; Abastos handles project financing, sovereign financing and capital markets matters; and Goyburu stands out for his knowledge of leveraged financing and distressed debt. Strong senior associate support is provided by Julien Labory-Alicq, who is fluent in Spanish, French and English; he has previously worked in the Paris office of Clifford Chance and is well versed in cross-border transactions. Diego Carrión left the firm in March 2022.

Peru > Capital markets

(Hall of Fame)

Juan Luis Hernández GazzoHernández & Cía

Under the leadership of well-known practitioner Juan Luis Hernández Gazzo, Hernández & Cía is active in equity and debt transactions, regulatory mandates and investment funds work. The team is no stranger to cross-border transactions and the issuance of bonds, and also handles interactions with regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Hernández acts for high-profile banks and has previously acted for the Republic of Peru; his areas of expertise include transactions, restructurings, reorganisations and regulatory work. José Manuel Abastos  is a corporate practitioner with experience in bond issuances and sovereign financing, while at the senior associate level, Erick Calla offers expertise in stock market regulation and Gloria Zubizarreta is experienced in sovereign offerings and compliance matters. Diego Carrión left the firm in July 2022. Since publication, Calla and Zubizarreta have been promoted to principal associate – effective as of February 2024.