Jesus Abanto

Jesus Abanto joined CMS Grau in 2013 and has more than 10 years of experience giving legal advice on Oil and Gas matters. He has advised both governmental entities (hydrocarbons industry regulators) and companies that carry out hydrocarbon activities in all its phases. Jesus has extensive experience in the regulation of public services, sanctioning administrative procedures, administrative contentious proceedings, Public-Private Associations, legal consulting on the regulation sector, corporate matters and project financing.

His knowledge of the industry is not limited to the legal field, since his experience coordinating with professionals from other disciplines has allowed him to incorporate technical and economic knowledge of the sector, which facilitates his understanding of his client’s needs.

For seven years, he provided advice to the Supervisory Agency for Energy and Mining Investment (OSINERGMIN) and participated in the supervision and control of companies of the Natural Gas industry, as well as in the elaboration of laws applicable to this industry.

Jesus mainly advises companies that carry out Oil and Natural Gas activities, which has allowed him to identify that within this sector, investing in any stage of the hydrocarbons industry is a challenge, since the normative regulation is quite complex and requires a high level of specialization for an efficient consultancy to the Oil and Gas companies.

In this scenario, Jesus stands out for his understanding of the client’s problems and finds creative solutions, thanks to his experience advising large investment projects, entities of the public sector and his regulation knowledge on this matter.

On the other hand, he has also been professor of the university extension course of OSINERGMIN and in several events related to his specialty.

Firm Overview:

Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS can work for you in 42 countries and 74 offices worldwide. 4,500 CMS lawyers offer business-focused advice tailored to your needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.

CMS Grau is one of the most important law firms in Peru with more than 80 years of experience providing integral legal advice.

Our team of specialized and dedicated professionals offers integral legal advice offering innovative solutions according to the needs of our clients.

Our philosophy involves commitment to our clients to provide an efficient and high quality legal service.

Being a full service firm, we form multidisciplinary teams to give a transversal approach to the needs of our clients.

We have high level specialized knowledge in the different legal aspects, as well as in the sectors in which our clients work, being aware of the markets in which they develop their businesses.

Jose de Pierola

Intellectual Property Attorney; admitted to Lima Bar Association (Peru) and Alava Bar Association (Spain)


Universidad de San Marcos (Bachelor at Law; Lawyer’s Degree; Doctor in Law); McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Diploma in International Air and Space Law); The Southwestern Legal Foundation, Dallas, Texas (Diploma in Comparative Law).

Practice Areas

Patent and trade mark prosecution, oppositions, appeals, cancellation actions, nullity actions, infringement actions at the Peruvian Trade Mark Office; legal actions at the Peruvian Courts; Intellectual Property; General and Procedural Law, Domain Name Dispute Resolution.

Languages: Spanish, English and French.


Member of the Lima Bar Association, the Peruvian Intellectual Property Association, American Bar Association (ABA), Alava (Spain) Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI), Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Inter American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI), European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA).


Lima Bar Association (Member of the Board of Directors 2001-2002)(President Intellectual Property Law Committee 1998 and 2004-2008)(Member of the List of Arbitrators);  Peruvian Industrial Property Association (APPI) (Vice-President 1995-1997, President 1997-1999); Lima Chamber of Commerce (Member of the Board of Directors and President of Intellectual Property Committee 2000-2002); American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM PERU) (Member of the Intellectual Property Committee)(Member of the List of Arbitrators); Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI) (President Peruvian Group 1997-2010); Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI) (President Peruvian Group, 1997-2010); Inter-American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI)(Delegate Peruvian Members 1998-2000); American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) (member International and Franchising Law Committee 2007); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Member of the List of Domain Name Panelists for .pe)

Volunteer Experience

Sovereign Military Order of Malta: Protection of the poor, weak and sick. Vice-President of the Peruvian Group and Head of Diplomatic Mission in Peru as Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. (February 11, 1999 until June 17, 2005).


Teresa Tovar Mena

Ms. Tovar has extensive experience in advising companies on matters related with the application of antitrust regulations and the regulation of public services and infrastructure, both in administrative procedures and consultancy. RePresentation of companies in procedures before the Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Unfair Competition and Access to the Market Commissions, and the Competition Defense Court of INDECOPI. Also represents companies concessionaires of public services and regulatory agencies regarding the application of sector’s regulatory frameworks, especially use of public transportation infrastructure and telecommunications, as well as of privatization and concessions regulations. On the other hand, she has been recognized by the publication “PLC Which Lawyer? ” Edition 2009 among the most outstanding lawyers in our country in the Competition and Antitrust areas.

Practice Areas

  • Government Contracts
  • Privatizations and Concessions
  • Competition
  • Intellectual Property


Universidad de Lima, Master in Business Law, Lima, 2003.

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Law Degree, Lima, 1993.


Enrique Felices Saavedra

Masters of Law, Yale Law School and Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Partner since the year 2000 with a wide experience in Competition Law, multilateral finance, project and infrastructure development finance. Counseled the major provider of Mobile services in a series of competition conflicts against their main competitor in the Peruvian market, an important electricity company in matters such as competent of the acquisition of a 530MW combined cycle generation project, an international provider of medicinal gases in an investigation for alleged restrictive practice, an international fast-food franchise in a antimonopoly claim against their main competitor in the international market, and various companies of electricity generation in processes or revision previous to the merger of the competition.

Currently represents the promoter of a 1000 MW hydroelectric project. Other clients include Gas Natural (Spain), Duke Energy Egenor International and the International Finance Corporation.

Competition Law:

Our practice provides a diverse range of specialized services in competition and anti-trust matters. These services extend from the sponsorship in all types of disputes before the corresponding governmental authorities, to the assessment and design of commercial strategies. Our team is particularly focused in disputes related to the abuse of dominant positions and to anti-competitive practices, in general. It must be noted that our team members have extensive experience in administrative proceedings related to merger controls, as well as in disputes regarding actions of unfair competition related to the advertising industry.

Miranda & Amado:

Miranda & Amado is a law firm based in Lima, Peru, which provides legal services in all areas of the economic activity. At present, the firm has approximately about 100 attorneys. We provide direct, specific and efficient legal counsel by consistently incorporating best legal practices. We embody a different way of seeing and feeling the legal practice: committed, modern, ethical, demanding and human.