Rafael Lengua

Partner / Peru
  • Practice areas / Corporate / M&A - Energy, Mining and Natural Resources
  • Languages / English, Spanish, Portuguese

Partner at PPU Expert in mining, corporate, mergers & acquisitions, financing and capital markets. Graduated with highest honors at the University of Lima and the LL.M from Columbia University (James Kent Scholar). Admitted to practice in Peru and New York. Worked as legal manager of Cia. Minera Miski Mayo (Vale, Mosaic & Mitsui) and advisor to the President of the Council of Ministers. Has experience as a Peruvian and New York attorney advising issuers and underwriters on international debt issuances for more than US$ 8 billion, underwriters on the first ADS IPO carried out by a Peruvian company, and banks and debtors on multiple financings, including financing for the acquisition of companies and projects in the mining sector.


Work experience

  • 2018 - a la actualidad Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

  • 2014 - 2018 General counsel

    Compañía Minera Miski Mayo

  • 2016 - 2017 Advisor

    Presidency of the Council of Ministers

  • 2012 - 2014 Associate

    Miranda & Amado Abogados

  • 2010 - 2012 International Associate

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

  • 2007 - 2009 Associate

    Miranda & Amado

  • 2004 - 2007 Associate

    Benites, Forno & Ugaz




Featured Cases

  • Industrial Commercial Bank of China, China Development Bank, Bank of China y Export-Import Bank of China Peru 2014

    Adviced a consortium of Chinese banks in a financing of approx. US$ 7 billion for the purchase and development of the Las Bambas copper mine, the largest financing in the history of Peru. The operation included an acquisition financing for US$ 970 million and a project financing for US$ 5.99 billion.

  • JP Morgan United States / Peru 2012

    IPO of American Depositary Shares listed on NYSE by Cementos Pacasmayo.

  • Hochschild Mining Peru 2013

    Acquisition financing for 350 million and subsequent take out via an international bond issuance under Rule 144A and Regulation S.



  • Agosto 2003 Lima Perú

    "Pay attention to dad, he always knows what's best for you!" Economic analysis on the prohibition of contractual clauses in the Peruvian Civil Code.

    Rafael Lengua - Advocatus No. 8
  • Agosto 2004 Lima Peru

    The general normative clause of the social interest in listed companies

    Rafael Lengua - Ius Et Veritas No. 28 see publication
  • May 2007 Lima Peru

    Corporate governance: an economic approach to the existing control mechanisms to ensure the efficient management of listed companies.

    Rafael Lengua - Revista Peruana de Derecho de la Empresa: Gobierno Corporativo de Derecho de la Empresa
  • February 2011 Lima Peru

    Some introductory considerations on the issuance of high yield bonds in the international capital market.

    Rafael Lengua - Advocatus No. 25 see publication
  • Agosto 2013 Lima Perú

    Initial considerations on the debt issuance processes in the International Capital Market.

    Rafael Lengua - Derecho & Sociedad No. 41 see publication
  • Agosto 2012 Lima Perú

    Introduction to syndicated loan contracts in the international financial market.

    Rafael Lengua - Advocatus No. 27


  • 2010 Master Columbia University School of Law / United States of America Master of Law

  • 2007 Graduated ESAN University/ Peru Specialization Program in Stock Market

  • 2004 Lawyer University of Lima/ Peru Lawyer



  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • Cleary Gottlieb Alumni
  • New York State Bar

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