The Legal 500

The Legal 500 – Energy and Natural Resources: Electricity – Band 1  2015

Santiváñez Abogados is renowned for providing comprehensive advice in the regulated and non-regulated aspects of the Peruvian electricity market. The team is a leader in the market with an impressive roster of clients including Agencia de Promoción de la Inversión Privada (Proinversión), Grupo Distriluz, Celsia, and Grupo ISA, among others. Team leader Roberto Santiváñez has extensive experience in advising the most important state-owned distribution and generation companies in the country. Recent work includes advising Cascade Hydro (a company of the Rurelec group) in the $770m development of the hydroelectric generation projects Canchayllo, Colca, Chilcay, Huasicancha and Santa Rita. On the regulatory side of the sector, Paul Sumar assisted EGEMSA in all regulatory matters related to the Central Hidroeléctrica Machu Picchu II project. Also strongly recommended are Fidel Rocha.

The Legal 500 – Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas – Band 2  2015

Alongside the firm’s electricity team, Santiváñez Abogados’ hydrocarbons practice is a key player in the market. The oil-and-gas team is known for advising national governmental agencies, as well as final users on a broad range of industry matters. It provides ongoing advice to local private investment promotion agency, Proinversión, on several industry-related matters, most notably the $200m nationwide natural gas massification project concession. This recently involved the drafting and negotiation of supply and concession agreements with Repsol, for the adequate assignment of risks related to the distribution of natural gas between new companies, Repsol and the government. Other relevant clients include SDF Energía and DGC International. Departmental head Paul Sumar is particularly known for his proficiency in regulatory matters, contracting and the promotion of private investment in the hydrocarbons sector.

The Legal 500 – Evironment – Band 3  2015

Santiváñez Abogados’ Karim Kahatt is team leader of the environmental practice and has a strong background in the mining sector. Recently made partner, María Teresa Capella brings her expertise in employment law, and health and safety regimes in the extractive and manufacturing industries to the practice – where such expertise is of increasing importance. The team has established a strong client base in the mining, electricity generation, and oil and gas sectors.

The Legal 500 – Public Law And Regulation – Band 2  2015

Well known for its prominence in the electricity and gas sectors and on associated environmental matters, Santiváñez Abogados is accustomed to working in the regulated industries. Its impressive client roster features state entities, public sector companies (including more than a dozen generating companies); and private sector clients (including infrastructure companies, developers and participants in the natural resources sector), on matters such as permits, licensing, public-private associations, concessions and bid processes, and contentious administrative matters. The 13-strong public law and regulatory practice includes five highly experienced partners and is led by renowned name partner Roberto J Santiváñez. Recent matters include advising numerous electricity generators on administrative proceedings related to the fixing of tariffs, and Abengoa Water on the provision of water and sewerage services in southern Lima. Other matters include contract renegotiation, administrative proceedings and ongoing advisory services to Proinversión in relation to public-private partnerships. Santiváñez’s fellow partners, Karim Kahatt, Paul Sumar, Augusto Vargas and Fidel Rocha, are all noted for their extensive involvement in the sector and particular regulatory knowledge in relation to the electricity industry. Clients include Electro Dunas, Empresa de Generación Cheves, and Grupo Rurelec.





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