José Manuel Abastos


José Manuel Abastos has received the “Best Project/Infrastructure Financing 2012” Award for Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos Paita USD 110 million 2037 Bond from Latin Finance magazine. In addition, he has been recognized as a recommended specialist in Financing, Capital Markets and Banking & Finance, Corporate, and Mergers & Acquisitions by Chambers & Partners and by IFLR 1000.

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru, 1985
International Law Institute – Washington D.C,
Legal Aspects of Privatization, USA, 1993
International Development Law Institute – Rome, Construction Contracts, Italy 1991

Hernández & Cía. (2005 to date)
Director of Cementos Norte Pacasmayo S.A. and Citileasing S.A. (2004)
Vice president and legal manager of Citibank (operation in Peru), with the supervision of the Citibank Legal Department in Bolivia also under his charge (1996-2003)
Foreign Attorney for Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom (2001-2002)
Corporate Associate Attorney at Baker & Mckenzie in New York (1995-1996)
Director of the Legal Department of the Private Investment Promotion Commission COPRI (now ProInversión) (1992–1995)
Internal legal advisor on corporate and construction matters at COSAPI (1991-1992)
Lawyer of the Legal Department of Unión de Cervecerías Backus y Johnston S.A.A. (1986-1988)

Lima Bar Association

  • “I highlight the availability and customer service of José Manuel Abastos.”

    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • “Very knowledgeable and accessible.”

    IFLR1000 (30th edition)

  • “Very knowledgeable and experienced in the PPP concessions front.  Very responsive to client’s demands and very professional and diplomatic in their dealings with the client.”

    IFLR1000 (30th edition)

  • “José Manuel Abastos is a prominent dealmaker whose capital markets knowledge earns him a recommendation in LACCA Approved, a survey of in-house counsel published by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association, which is affiliated to Latin Lawyer.”

    Latin Lawyer (24th edition)

  • “José Manuel Abastos is also prominent, as is Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui, who comes recommended in LACCA Approved.”

    Latin Lawyer (24th edition)

  • “Many of the firm’s banking and finance names are also visible on corporate and M&A work. These include Juan Luis Hernández, who is a top choice among in-house counsel and recognised in LACCA Approved.  José Manuel Abastos, Alfredo Filomeno and Sandro Cogorna, who became partner in 2020, are also busy.”

    Latin Lawyer (24th edition)