Brendan Oviedo > Hernández & Cía > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

Hernández & Cía

Work Department

  • Energy and Natural resources: Electricity.
  • Projects and Infrastructure.




  • Hernández & Cía Abogados (December 2016 – to present).
  • Vice-Chair of Power Committe of the International Lawyer Association of the International Bar Association (2016 – to present).
  • Estudio Rubio Leguía Normand (2010 – 2016).
  • Estudio Lema, Sorari & Santiváñez (2007 – 2010).
  • Leader of the Peruvian negotiation team regarding the Carbon Market and Mitigation Mechanisms in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol (2009).
  • Estudio Olaechea (2000-2002).


Spanish and English.


  • Lima Bar Association.
  • International Bar Association.


  • Universidad de Lima (2000).
  • University of Dundee, Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy, LLM in Energy Law and Policy (2004).
  • Universitat de Barcelona – Spanish Law Degree (2005).
  • Diploma in Law and Competition Policy, World Trade Institute (Switzerland), 2006.

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Energy and natural resources > Electricity

(Leading individuals)

Brendan OviedoHernández & Cía

Hernández & Cía offers clients ‘a lot of knowledge on the subject and a personalised service’. Its broad practice encompasses expertise in financial, corporate, contractual, regulatory, construction and contentious matters pertaining to the electricity industry; it also provides niche expertise in carbon credits. In the financing space, the team acts for investment funds, banks and other investors in project finance, and on the disputes side, it is known in the market for administrative proceedings and arbitration. Brendan Oviedo heads the team, drawing on over 20 years of experience in energy and infrastructure transactions both domestically and internationally, as well as project development, construction, operation and restructuring; he is also currently the President of the Peruvian Renewable Energy Association (SPR). At the senior associate level, Evelyn López is a name to note for the regulation of public utilities, arbitration and climate change matters, while Geraldine López handles project development, contracts and construction work. The team was strengthened further in January 2023 by the arrival of senior associate Katherine Yesquén from Rubio Leguía Normand.

Peru > Projects and infrastructure

The ‘very professional and committed‘ projects team at Hernández & Cía is particularly experienced in advising clients on energy projects and water treatment matters, and also possesses in-depth knowledge of project financing, PPPs, bidding processes and concessions. The team, jointly headed by José Manuel Abastos and Brendan Oviedo, is able to advise both private organisations and government entities on domestic matters. Other key team members include senior associate Natalia Gallardo, whose recent work includes advising clients on the development of water and sanitation projects, and associate Ana Vidal, who has recently been involved in the structuring of infrastructure projects, as well as in the bidding process of two hospitals. Since publication, Vidal has been promoted to senior associate – effective as of February 2024.