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Carlos Hamann

Partner
Lawyer

CMS Grau
Av. Santa María 110
Miraflores, L18
Lima
Peru
Languages Spanish, English

With almost 20 years of experience working as a lawyer, in 2013 Carlos Hamann joined CMS Grau as a partner, specialized in the areas of energy and natural resources, resolution of disputes and foreign investment. He focuses his practice in the advice of foreign investment in large projects in the energy sector and natural resources, either through concessions and license agreements with the State, as in contracts between private parties. He has advised on the participation of the major public tenders and bids that the state has led in the energy sector, from the stage of observations to the databases up to the award, recruitment and execution of the contract.

Additionally, during the last decade of practice as an attorney, Carlos Hamann has participated in the design and implementation of legal strategies in the process of resolution of legal disputes at the national and international level, surpassing in some cases the sum of US$ 300 Million Dollars of the United States of America.

CMS Peru’s Energy Practice team lawyers has recognized expertise obtained  working in several Oil & Gas and Power projects as in-house, as well as in the main related Public Entities, which allows them to have a full understanding on the business for sorting out with a wide range of possible and practical solutions for the benefit of our clients.

Among the main customers of Carlos are conventional electric generation companies (thermal and water), renewable electric generation companies (wind, geothermal and solar energy), electricity transmission companies, exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons, hydrocarbon transport companies (virtual and pipelines), companies of refined oil, gas distribution companies, investment funds in energy.

Before CMS Grau, Carlos was Legal and Government Affairs Director at SAVIA Peru S.A. (2009 - 2013) and International Relations Manager of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) (2006 - 2009). He has also been a Professor of Law at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (2008-2015) and Member of the Administration Council of the Pronature Foundation (Fundación Pronaturaleza).

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Practice co-head Carlos Hamann draws praise from sources for “his depth knowledge of the sector”. They add: “He is a very agile lawyer who is able to identify problems from an early stage and propose solutions. He gives us great peace of mind.”

Chambers Latin America 2017 (Energy & Natural Resources / Oil & Gas)

Relevant experience

  • ENAGAS INTERNATIONAL S.L.U.:
    • on the termination of the Peruvian Southern Gas Pipeline Contract as shareholder and qualified operator, having a high degree of sectoral components, requiring a thorough knowledge of the concession contract, material contracts (Engineering, Procurement and Construction, Operation and Maintenance), regulatory standards, among other matters. The Project is valued in US$ 4,200 MM.
    • in the tender for the award of the project "System of Supply of LPG for Lima and Callao". Enagás participates as Qualified Operator in one of the consortiums that participates in this bid. This project will ensure the supply of LPG in Lima and Callao.
  • PETROPERU, a state-owned oil company – advised on obtaining the necessary authorizations for the assignment to Geopark Perú S.A.C of 75% of its participation in the License Agreement for the Exploration and Exploitation of Hydrocarbons in Block 64, located in the Northern Peruvian Jungle.
  • SAPET PERU DEVELOPMENT (CNPC) – advising on land issues for company’s hydrocarbons Block VII/VI located in Northern Peruvian Coast.
  • OLYMPIC PERU INC. – advising on regulatory matters on its exploration activities on Block XIII, located in northern Peru.
  • SAVIA (KNOC and Ecopetrol) - support in the execution of the Exploitation Services Contract (Block Z-2B), renegotiation of a lease agreement with PETROPERU. Such block is located in the Northern Peruvian Coast.
  • ENEL GREEN POWER S.A. - on the permit process necessary to start the construction of the Ayununga Hydroelectric Project (20 MW), which was awarded during its participation in the Fourth Renewable Energies Auction convened by OSINERGMIN (Peruvian’s Energy and Mining Investment Agency) (US$ 65MM).
  • COLBUN S.A. – on the Acquisition of the Fenix Power Thermal Power Plant, procuring one of the largest thermal power plants in Peru, with an installed capacity of 570 MW (USD 728 MM).
  • NEOEN S.A.S. – on its participation in the Fourth RER Auction convened by OSINERGMIN (Peruvian’s Energy and Mining Investment Agency), by reviewing the bases of the auction, the formulation of consultations and observations, the preparation of the offer, as well as supporting in the revision of the power supply contract and the presentation of offers in the first and second rounds. The construction of the solar plant is estimated in US$ 75 MM.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Lima Bar Association (CAL)
  • Arequipa Bar Association (CAA)
  • Peruvian Institute of Mining, Petroleum and Energy Law
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
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Publications

  • “Petro-Perú: in the MEF´s hands”, By Carlos Hamann, In: Opinion of El Comercio Newspaper, Lima January 16, 2017
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Education

  • 2005 – Master's degree in the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Johns Hopkins University
  • 2001 – Masters in Law – Universidad Carlos II (Madrid, España)
  • 1997 – Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima, Perú)
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18 December 2020
Re­new­able en­ergy law and reg­u­la­tion in Peru
1. Brief de­scrip­tion of the re­new­able en­er­gies sec­tor: Peru’s en­ergy sec­tor ex­per­i­enced sig­ni­fic­ant de­vel­op­ment post-2010 due to the in­crease in in­tern­al de­mand caused by the coun­try’s eco­nom­ic...
08 September 2020
Hy­dro­gen law and reg­u­la­tion in Peru
1. CUR­RENT STATE OF HY­DRO­GEN PRO­JECTS IN PERU The hy­dro­gen in­dustry is emer­ging in Peru but is at an early stage. Hy­dro­gen is likely to de­vel­op over the com­ing dec­ade as it will be­come key to the coun­try...
24 September 2020
CMS We­bin­ar: The State of Re­new­ables in Lat­in Amer­ica
De­mand for re­new­able en­ergy has been on the rise for years now. With it’s nat­ur­al po­ten­tial, gov­ern­ment­al sup­port and in­creas­ing in­vest­ments, Lat­in Amer­ica is an im­port­ant re­gion for the de­vel­op­ment...
21 july, 2020
Draft of the “Su­preme De­cree that ap­proves the Reg­u­la­tions for the Qual­i­fic­a­tion...
On Ju­ly 18th, 2020, the Draft of the “Su­preme De­cree that ap­proves the Reg­u­la­tions for the Qual­i­fic­a­tion of In­ter­ested parties to carry out Hy­dro­car­bon Ex­plor­a­tion and Ex­ploit­a­tion or Ex­ploit­a­tion activ­it­ies”...
27 May 2020
Law and reg­u­la­tion of con­sequen­tial dam­ages clauses in the en­ergy sec­tor...
1. Do the words “con­sequen­tial loss” have a giv­en mean­ing in law? No. The words “con­sequen­tial loss” have no giv­en or re­cog­nised mean­ing in Per­uvi­an law. However, “in­dir­ect loss” does have...
11 September 2019
NEWS OF IN­TEREST IN EN­ERGY, OIL AND GAS
Peru­petro an­nounces In­ter­na­tion­al Bid­ding Round to grant Li­cense Con­tract for the Ex­plor­a­tion and Ex­ploit­a­tion of Block 201On Septem­ber 10th 2019, PERU­PETRO S.A. (here­in­after, “Peru­petro”) an­nounced...
August 2019
Lat­in Amer­ica Quarterly En­ergy Up­date
The CMS Lat­in Amer­ica group has is­sued the latest quarterly up­date cov­er­ing hot top­ics and de­vel­op­ments in the en­ergy in­dustry in Brazil, Chile, Colom­bia, Mex­ico and Peru.Down­load the PD­Fs be­low to read...
Julio 2019
Reg­u­la­tion of En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion in the Elec­tric activ­it­ies
On Ju­ly 7, 2019, Su­preme De­cree No. 014-2019-EM was pub­lished in the of­fi­cial news­pa­per "El Peru­ano", which ap­proves the Reg­u­la­tion for En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion in Elec­tric­al Activ­it­ies and re­peals Su­preme...
May 2019
Lat­in Amer­ica Quarterly En­ergy Up­date
The CMS Lat­in Amer­ica group has is­sued the latest quarterly up­date cov­er­ing hot top­ics and de­vel­op­ments in the en­ergy in­dustry in Brazil, Chile, Colom­bia, Mex­ico and Peru.Down­load the PD­Fs be­low to read...
15 May 2019
Min­istry of En­ergy and Mines stand­ard­izes the Cri­ter­ia for cases on which...
On May 10th, 2019 Vice-min­is­teri­al Res­ol­u­tion N° 007-2019-MEM/VMH was pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette “El Peru­ano”, ap­prov­ing the “Cri­ter­ia for the ap­plic­a­tion of sec­tion 42-A of the Reg­u­la­tions...
February 2019
Lat­in Amer­ica Quarterly En­ergy Up­date
The CMS Lat­in Amer­ica group has is­sued the latest quarterly up­date cov­er­ing hot top­ics and de­vel­op­ments in the en­ergy in­dustry in Brazil, Chile, Colom­bia, Mex­ico and Peru.Down­load the PD­Fs be­low to read...
17 January 2019
NEW REG­U­LA­TION FOR CIT­IZENS PAR­TI­CIP­A­TION IN THE EX­E­CU­TION OF HY­DRO­CAR­BON...
On Janu­ary the 5th was pub­lished in the of­fi­cial gaz­ette "El Peru­ano" the Su­preme De­cree N° 002-2019-EM, which ap­proved the Reg­u­la­tions for Cit­izens Par­ti­cip­a­tion in the ex­e­cu­tion of Hy­dro­car­bon Activ­it­ies...