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Rafael Puiggros

Partner / Peru

PPU Partner expert in Peru and abroad in the implementation of businesses and cross-border projects. He has advised significant clients such as financial institutions – both as issuers and as arrangers - in the financing of projects in Peru, having participated in all types of issuances, in Peru and abroad. Rafael also advises several local and foreign clients from different sectors in M&A transactions.

Clients are full of praise for Rafael Puiggrós , with one enthusing: "He always goes above and beyond just offering a legal opinion and proactively takes care of his clients," adding: "He is also an amazing negotiator." Banking & Finance, Chambers & Partners, Latin America.
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Work experience

  • 2016 - present Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero Du & Uria

  • 2011 - 2016 Partner

    Delmar Ugarte Abogados

  • 2009 - 2011 Partner

    Zuzunaga & Assereto Abogados

  • 2006 - 2009 Associate

    Allen & Overy LLP

  • 1999 - 2006 Associate

    Rubio Leguía Normand & Asociados

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Awards

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Featured Cases

  • THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, HSBC BANK CANADA, SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE, BANK OF MONTREAL, THE TORONTO-DOMINION BANK, NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA Y ING CAPITAL LLC Peru 2020

    Counsel to The Bank of Nova Scotia, HSBC Bank Canada, Société Générale, Bank of Montreal, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, National Bank of Canada, and ING Capital LLC in connection with a loan of up to US$ 150,000,000 granted in favor of Trevali Mining Corporation. This loan replaces the exsiting facility granted on September 18, 2018.

  • PG IMPACT INVESTMENTS I L.P Peru 2019

    Counsel to PG Impact Investments I L.P in conection with a loan of up to US 5'000,000 granted in favour of EDPYME Acceso Crediticio

  • OROCOM S.A.C. Peru 2019

    Counsel to Orocom S.A.C. in connection with a loan of up to US 50,000,000 granted by Banco BTG Pactual S.A. - Cayman Branch

  • Ardian France S.A Peru 2019

    Counsel to Ardian France S.A. in a joint venture with Solarpack Corporación Tecnológica SA for the investment in 2 solar photovoltaic projects in Peru (Tacna Solar and Panamericana Solar)

  • GRENERGY RENOVABLES, S.A. Peru 2019

    Counsel to Grenergy Renovables S.A. in connection with the following transactions for the development of two wind farms of 18MW each: (i) two syndicated loan facilities of up to USD 18MM each granted by Corporacion Andina de Fomento – CAF and Instituto de Crédito Oficial E.P.E, (ii) two loan facilities of up to USD 2. 7MM each granted by Banco Internacional del Perú S.A.A. - Interbank, and (iii) two mezzanine loan facilities of up to USD 3MM each granted by Sinia Capital, S.A. de C.V.

  • BBVA Banco Continental, Banco de Crédito del Perú, Scotiabank, Banco Internacional del Perú - Interbank, Citibank del Perú and Citibank N.A. Peru 2017

    Advised BBVA Banco Continental, Banco de Crédito del Perú, Scotiabank, Banco Internacional del Perú - Interbank, Citibank del Perú and Citibank N.A., as Lenders, in connection to a (a) syndicated loan facility of up to $161,000,000, (b) a stand by letter of credit/bonds facility of up to $150,000,000 for the issuance of standby letters of credit, surety bonds and performance bonds for the account of the Graña and GyM in their ordinary course of business, and (c) a commitment for the maintenance and renewal of existing standby letters of credit and bonds.

  • Natixis, New York Branch, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation., and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Peru 2017

    Advised Natixis, New York Branch, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation., and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. in connection to a USD 78,751,165.72 loan facility in favor of Graña & Montero S.A.A.

  • WESTFALIA FRUIT INTERNATIONAL LIMITED Peru 2017

    Advised Westfalia Fruit International in (i) a financing of up to US $ 90 million granted by Rabobank Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. and HSBC Bank Plc. to refinance certain debt of its subsidiaries, as well as for general corporate matters and working capital; and (ii) financing of up to US $ 140 million granted by HSBC Bank plc, International Finance Corporation, and The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited, through their Isle of Man Branch, to refinance certain debt of their subsidiaries, as well as for the acquisition of a Chilean company.

  • THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, SOCIETÉ GENERALE, EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA, HSBC CANADA Y THE TORONTO DOMINION BANK Peru 2017

    Advised The Bank of Nova Scotia, Societé Generale, Export Development Canada, HSBC Canada and the Toronto Dominion Bank in a syndicated financing for US $ 190 million in favor of Trevali Mining Corporation and its subsidiaries for the acquisition of a stake in the mines of zinc Rosh Pinah (Namibia) and Perkoa (Burkina Faso), among other assets of Glencore PLC in Peru (ie Minerals Treatment Plant of the Santander mine) and its subsidiaries.

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Publications

  • 25 October, 2018 Peru

    Nestlé acquires Ecuador’s Terrafertil in landmark multijurisdictional deal

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  • 25 October, 2018 Peru

    Canada’s Trevali Mining gets refinancing

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  • 28 September, 2018 Peru

    Nestlé acquires Ecuador’s Terrafertil in landmark multijurisdictional deal

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  • 15 February, 2018 Peru

    Chilean and Peruvian firms in S African fruit loan

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  • 26 September, 2017 Peru

    Mining company funds Glencore asset purchase

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  • 19 September, 2017 Peru

    PPU and Rodrigo Elías steer fruit company loan

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  • 10 August, 2017 Peru

    Peru’s GyM continues financial restructuring

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  • 9 August, 2017 Peru

    PPU and Barros & Errázuriz close cross-border consultancy sale

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  • 6 July, 2017 Peru

    Peru’s GyM completes restructuring after Odebrecht pipeline fallout

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Studies

  • 2004 Graduated NYU Stern School of Business Post-grade in Finance

  • 2004 Master New York University (NYU) Master in Law (LLM)

  • 1999 Lawyer Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Law

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Memberships

  • Lima Bar Association, Peru 2000
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Academic activities

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Seminars and Conferences