Practice Areas:

Energy

At Hernández & Cía. we have extensive experience working with public and private entities, national and international, in the electricity, oil and gas sectors, whom we advise with a 360 ° vision. From the conception of the business or project to its development, contracting, financing, construction, and operation.

We advise all types of companies in their energy transition process, including the procedure for identifying their carbon footprint and its neutralization. We also recommend them in the development of projects that qualify to issue credits in the voluntary market, the clean development mechanism (transition), and the mechanism under article 6.4 of the Paris Agreement. The latter includes obtaining project authorization from the National Mitigation Registry (RENAMI) and negotiating contracts to purchase and sell carbon credits (emission reduction purchase agreement).

We work on the acquisition of greenfield or brownfield projects by conducting due diligence processes and negotiating and preparing contracts for the purchase and sale of shares and assets, option and assignment contracts, joint ventures, among others.

Likewise, our team has vast experience in tenders for concessions and electricity supply contracts (power purchase agreements) convened by the State, distribution companies, and consumers, as well as all types of construction contracts, EPC, BOOT, etc. In addition, we support our clients in obtaining all authorizations, licenses, and permits required for the construction and operation of energy projects before the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Ministry of Culture, regional governments, the Supervisory Agency for Investment in Mining and Energy (OSINERGMIN), the System Economic Operation Committee (COES), etc.

We have extensive experience in financing operations related to the energy sector, including corporate loans, project finance, project bonds, and other structures with equity or debt, investment funds, banks, or other investors.

 

  • "Leader in the Peruvian electricity sector."
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • "A client commends the firm for the lawyers' 'strong knowledge of the electrical sector and its regulation,' adding that 'their knowledge was the best fit with our interests in Peru.'"
    Chambers 2022

  • "It is a team with extensive and recognized experience in the energy sector, and they are always actively participating in possible changes and regulatory debates. A point to highlight is also the flexibility they have and the ability to provide solutions."
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • "I feel that it is very easy for them to understand my issues and to support us. I think they work well as a team. They have always solved our problems positively."
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • “Hernández & Cía. are always available. We have worked with them on some legal agreements on electrical connectivity, and they have advised efficiently, they have been accessible all the time and have valuable experience in the electricity sector and the Peruvian electricity market."
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • "The Hernández energy team has excellent legal and casuistic knowledge of the electricity sector. One of their greatest strengths is the great knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects of the projects, which allows them to provide solutions that go beyond the legal and obtain the expected results. Likewise, it is not common for energy lawyers to dominate other areas, but the Hernández energy team has an excellent command of the various aspects that involve the development of an electrical project (property, environmental, regulatory, etc.), which allows us to lean on them in more than one subject."
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • "High standard energy experts for the market, agility in response, creativity, and experience in solutions."
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • "The firm advises us on all M&A issues, both at the documentary and regulatory levels and lately regarding the replacement of solar panels in our renewable energy plants in Peru. Its knowledge of the public sector has not allowed to obtain in a timely manner various permits related to share transfers and especially the Legal Stability Agreements. I'd highlight the firm's transversal knowledge of not only electrical but also financial regulatory."
    The Legal 500 (2022)

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