José Manuel Abastos

José Manuel Abastos


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


  • Hernández & Cía Abogados Law Firm (2005 to present).
  • Director of Cementos Norte Pacasmayo S.A. and Citileasing S.A. (2004).
  • Vice President and Legal Manager of Citibank (operation in Peru), as well as being responsible for the supervision of the Legal Department of Citibank in Bolivia (1996-2003).
  • Foreign attorney at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom (2001-2002).
  • Associate corporate 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 in corporate and construction affairs at COSAPI (1991-1992).
  • Attorney in the Legal Department of Unión de Cervecerías Backus y Johnston S.A.A. (1986-1988).


  • The journal Latin Finance recognized José Manuel Abastos with the Best Project/Infrastructure Financing 2012 Award for Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos Paita $110 m 2037 Bond.
  • Chambers & Partners and IFLR 1000, have recognized José Manuel annually as a recommended specialist in Financing, the Stock Exchange, and Banking, as well as Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions.


  • Lima Bar Association.
  • International Bar Association.
  • American Bar Association.


  • Spanish, English and Basic Portuguese
José Manuel Abastos