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Gonzalo J. Monge

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Gonzalo has over five years of experience in arbitration, constitutional litigation and advisory, legal entities, and university regulation. An associate of Baker McKenzie's Lima office (Peru), Gonzalo is currently doing an ATP in New York.

He actively participates in the defense of clients before Arbitral Tribunals, the Peruvian Judicial Authorities and the Peruvian Constitutional Court in all types of constitutional processes (especially the amparo process), as well as in the litigation to challenge administrative decisions.

He also has extensive experience in educational regulation, especially concerning universities, schools, institutes and colleges.

Gonzalo integrates interdisciplinary teams that require a constitutional and procedural constitutional perspective, especially in matters of Administrative Law, Corporate Law and Public International Law.

Practice Focus

Gonzalo focuses his professional practice in complex arbitrations (especially energy disputes) and constitutional law and human rights. Plenty of experience in advisory and litigation (with special emphasis on writs of amparo processes in all its forms: against judicial resolutions, against self-applicable norms, among others).

He actively participates in Pro Bono Cases, from advice and consultancy in matters of legal entities (establishment of associations), to complex litigation before the Judicial Authorities.

As part of his experience in educational regulation, he manages internal issues such as the operation and development of the legal entity, as well as procedures before the SUNEDU, the MINEDU, and the Public Registries Office.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Successful sponsorship of a well-known mining company in a contract settlement arbitration.
  • Successful advisory to the electric grid operator of Peru (COES, for its acronym in Spanish) in arbitration proceedings initiated by its members against the decisions of COES' Board of Directors.
  • Successful advisory to a very important energy company of the Inkia Group in Peru to avoid contingencies in arbitration and litigation, as well as in regulatory matters (energy and gas).
  • Successful sponsorship of a person in an amparo process against judicial decisions that declared him an interdict, obtaining a ruling that applied of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the first time in Peru. It was a Pro Bono Case.
  • Successful sponsorship of a company in the hydrocarbon sector in "corporate amparo processes" initiated by its shareholders, seeking the non-application of agreements of its General Shareholders' Meeting. It was possible to revert a precautionary measure in favour of the shareholders. In addition, all the claims have been dismissed.
  • Successful sponsorship of a private law company in an amparo process to recover the property of a highly priced real estate asset, unduly confiscated by the State.
  • Successful defense of a Professional Association in an amparo process against judicial resolutions. Against this process, its counterpart initiated an "amparo against amparo" process, which was also defended by the Firm, achieving a unanimous decision by the Constitutional Court in favour of our client.
  • Successful sponsorship of licensed universities in procedures and administrative procedures before the SUNEDU and the Public Registries.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lima Bar Association - Member 
  • Perspectiva Constitucional - Member
  • Constitucionalismo Crítico - Member


  • Lima, Peru (2016)


  • Harvard Law School (LLM) (2022)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Law Degree) (2016)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Bachelor of Law) (2016)


  • English
  • Spanish

Previous Offices

  • Lima
  • Author, "Derechos económicos y ambientales: Propiedad, libertad de contratación, libertad de empresa, libre competencia, y ambiente". Collection of Fundamental Rights: Tribute for the Independence Bicentenary. Lima: Palestra Editores, 2022.
  • Author, "Tratamiento de los deberes constitucionales de la persona en el Perú: Una introducción". In: Forseti-Law Review N° 09 (Volume N° 13). 2021.
  • Co-author, "Análisis constitucional y procesal constitucional del Caso Ugarteche: Una decisión injusta que no vincula." In: Gaceta Constitucional N° 156. December 2020.
  • Author, "Las universidades en el Perú: análisis constitucional y legal desde su condición de personas jurídicas". In: THĒMIS-Law Review N° 72. 2017.
  • Author, "Sobre el amparo contra resolución judicial: la importancia de adjuntar copia de la resolución impugnada". In: Diálogo con la Jurisprudencia N° 231. December 2017.