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Jesus Abanto


CMS Grau
Av. Santa María 130
Miraflores, L18
Languages Spanish, English

Jesús Abanto is a lawyer in the Energy, Gas & Oil area of CMS Grau and has more than 15 years of experience in legal advice on Oil & Gas matters. He has advised both State entities that regulate the hydrocarbons industry, as well as companies that carry out hydrocarbon activities in all its phases. He has extensive experience in the regulation of public utilities, administrative sanctioning procedures, administrative litigation, Public-Private Partnerships, legal advice on the regulation of the sector, corporate issues and project finance.

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 clients' needs.

For seven years he provided advice to the Energy and Mining Investment Supervisory Agency (OSINERGMIN). He participated in the supervision and oversight of companies in the Natural Gas industry, as well as in the development of regulations applicable to the industry. He has also been a professor of the OSINERGMIN university extension course and in several events related to his specialty.

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Relevant experience

  • ENAGÁS INTERNACIONAL | Comprehensive advice to the company since 2014 in its projects in the country, both in regulatory and corporate, contractual and administrative matters.
  • PETROPERÚ | Advising on administrative, regulatory and corporate matters, including the regulation of Law 30130, the necessary authorizations for the assignment of 75% of its participation in the License Agreement for the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in Block 64, and the negotiation of the license agreement for the exploitation of Block 192.
  • SAVIA | Advice on regulatory and contractual issues for the execution of the operation contract for the exploitation of Block Z-2B.
  • OLYMPIC PERU INC. | Counseling on regulatory issues regarding its activities in Block XIII, located in northern Peru, as well as on natural gas distribution and contractual issues.
  • UNNA ENERGÍA S.A. | Advice on administrative sanctioning procedures before OSINERGMIN and OEFA, and advice on regulatory issues regarding the transportation of hydrocarbons through pipelines.
  • TERMINALES DEL PERÚ | Counseling in administrative sanctioning procedures before OSINERGMIN. 
  • PERENCO PERÚ | Advice on contractual and regulatory matters. 
  • CNPC PERÚ S.A. | Counseling in administrative sanctioning procedures before OSINERGMIN.
  • COLBUN S.A. | Advising on the acquisition of the thermal power plant of Fenix, the acquisition of one of the largest thermal power plants in Peru, with an installed capacity of 570 MW (USD 728 mm). 
  • COMPAÑÍA DE MINAS BUENAVENTURA | Advising on hydrocarbons regulatory matters before OSINERGMIN and the Ministry of Energy and Mines.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Colegio de Abogados del Callao (CAC) 
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  • Jesús Abanto (2014) El Gas Natural en el Perú y los Proyectos Destinados a su Descentralización (Natural Gas in Peru and Projects for Decentralization). Revista de Derecho y Sociedad, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. 
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  • 2022 - Specialisation Programme in Renewable Energies - National Society of Mining and Energy.
  • 2018 - Specialisation Course in Electricity Sector - National Society of Mining and Energy - Sociedad Nacional de Minería y Energía.
  • 2017 - Course on Mergers and Acquisitions - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
  • 2014 - Course on Project Finance - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
  • 2007 - XI University Extension Course on Regulation of Public Services with Specialisation in Telecommunications, Supervisory Body for Private Investment in Telecommunications OSIPTEL.
  • 2006 - IV University Extension Course, Energy and Mining Investment Supervising Agency (OSIPTEL).
  • 2005 - Law Degree, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, San Marcos National University.
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Perupetro announces bidding process for Blocks V and VII
On 18 May 2023, Perupetro S.A. ("Peru­petro") announced the selection process by "Call No. PERU­PETRO-001-2023" to award the License Agreements for the Exploitation of Hydrocarbons in Blocks V and VII...
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...