Leonardo López


Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, and International Tax Review have recognized Leonardo López as a leading lawyer in Tax, Customs, and International Trade. The Legal 500 has also acknowledged him as “Leading Lawyer”


Universidad de Lima (Peru), 1992

Postgraduate studies in International Trade at the academic centers of the Association of Exporters (ADEX) and Portland State University (USA), 1998

Master in Tax Law from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Peru), 2019



Hernández & Cía. (1992 to date)



Professor of Customs Taxation in the Master of Taxation and Fiscal Policy of the Graduate School of the University of Lima and the Master of Tax Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú



Lima Bar Association

Director of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (2010-2011)

Vice President of the Foreign Trade Committee (X.COM) of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (2011)

Member of the Tax, Customs and Port Commissions of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (2002)

Member of the Multisectoral Commission for the Export of Services created by the Law of Export of Services (2013)

Member of the Citizen Sectorial Customs Council (1990)

Member of the Peru Commission of the Free Trade Area for the Americas (FTAA) (2001)

Active member of the Peruvian Institute of Tax Law (1995)

Vice President of the Tax Affairs Committee of Procapitales (2015)

Vice President of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL) periods 2016-2017 and 2020-2021

President of the Tax Commission of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL) (2021)

  • “Respected partner Leonardo López regularly represents clients in appealing administrative fines, the fiscal implication of corporate reorganisations, and sector-related regulatory and compliance mandates. An impressed client reports: “Leonardo López is an excellent lawyer with a strong client service,” while another interviewee goes on to add: “He is an expert in the Peruvian customs arena.”

    Chambers 2023

  • “Highly regarded partner Leonardo López is well placed to assist clients with customs planning, the correct application of tariff preferences and appealing customs fines. An impressed client states: “Leonardo López is a very capable professional who can handle complex matters,” adding: “He also boasts complementary tax knowledge, which is a plus in this area.”

    Chambers 2023

  • “Leonardo López is prominent in this field.”

    Latin Lawyer (24th edition)

  • “Fernando Núñez, Leonardo López and Milagros Bustillos are also prominent, with the latter coming recommended in LACCA Approved.”

    Latin Lawyer (24th edition)