Senior Partner

María Teresa

Quiñones Alayza

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  (+51) 997 372 561

  • Administrative Law
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Energy Law & Regulation
  • Infrastructure Law
  • Telecommunications Law & Regulation
  • Arbitration
  • Founder of Quiñones Alayza Abogados (since July 2018).
  • Director of the LL.M. Program on Economic Administrative Law Universidad del Pacífico (2019)
  • Partner at Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados (1996 – 2018). Associate at Rodrigo, Elias & Medran (1992 – 1996).
  • Lima Bar Association
  • Themis – Law Review
  • Harvard Club of Peru
  • Lima Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Center
  • PUCP Arbitration Center
  • AMCHAM Arbitration Center
  • OSCE Arbitration Center


  • Harvard University School of Law: LL.M. (1991).
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú: LL.B. (1990) –  D. (1992).


  • English
  • Spanish

“Our team consists of lawyers with a passion for research.”


I started my career as a lawyer in the 1990s. When I finished my Master of Law (LL.M.) degree at Harvard University, I was the first woman hired by a major law firm in Peru.

At this firm, I was able to transfer everything that I had learned in Economic Administrative Law, Public Private Partnerships, and Regulation of Public Services and Infrastructure, with special emphasis on energy, sanitation, transportation, and telecommunications and infrastructure facilities.

In 2018, I decided to build a young and passionate team of lawyers and start my own firm: QA Legal, a firm with a modern approach and innovative solutions, where strategic analysis and applied research prevail.

Through QA Legal, and through the association Women in the Profession, to which I belong to since 2016, we promote the visibility, leadership, and possibilities of female lawyers.

I have been a university professor for many years, and I regularly do research and publish academic articles in various specialized magazines at the domestic and international level.