El Salvador - Corporate/Commercial Lawyers & Law Firms - Latin America - Chambers and Partners
Chambers & Partners has detected the use of an ad blocker.
We make use of tailor-made ads to enhance your experience of our website.
Please 'whitelist' https://www.chambersandpartners.com.
Close
Latin-America Guide

Corporate/Commercial — El Salvador


Arias - Corporate/Commercial Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Lilian Arias
- 7 partners
- 24 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Front-running regional heavyweight with a stellar track record in the Salvadoran corporate sector. Broad spectrum of capabilities ranges from sophisticated multi-jurisdictional transactions to rendering ongoing commercial advice to major clients. Retained by an impressive number of international names, as well as being called upon to assist domestic clients with their investments outside of El Salvador.

Strengths Clients enthuse about the high quality of the service they receive at Arias. They report: "Without a doubt Arias is one of the best firms for these matters. The lawyers' dedication, depth of knowledge and commitment to their work is outstanding."

One client highlights the efficient working style of the lawyers at Arias: "The service is impeccable; the lawyers are immensely professional, and they always search for the best alternative to overcome any problems that may arise over the course of a project."

Work highlights Advised both Grupo Terra as the buyer, and Citibank as the seller, in connection with the former's acquisition of the latter's consumer banking and insurance operations in El Salvador. The value of this transaction was estimated at USD200 million.

Significant clients L'Oréal, Grupo Agrisal, SABMiller, Grupo Unicomer, Grupo ASSA.

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner Armando Arias is the firm's regional managing partner, and is held in high esteem for his role in the Salvadoran market. Sources comment: "As well as his profound legal knowledge, he also has a comprehensive perspective on the political and economic landscape of the country."

Admired department head Lilian Arias comes highly recommended by peers and clients for her prowess in the corporate field. Clients commend her as "a great leader with vast legal knowledge and excellent judgement," and go on to enthuse: "She is always attentive and available; she really gets involved and knows every detail of our cases."

Co-managing partner Zygmunt Brett is roundly recognised as a top-tier practitioner in the corporate field by market onlookers. He has considerable experience handling complex multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions, with his areas of expertise including high-level M&A, corporate and tax planning, and conflict management and resolution.

Key partner Roberta Gallardo earns praise from interviewees, who deem her "an excellent lawyer" and state: "She is a very good professional for corporate matters." Her strengths include cross-border M&A as well as other corporate finance mandates.

Partner Ana Mercedes López rises in the rankings following consistent praise from market onlookers, who call her "a great lawyer." She offers particular expertise in energy matters, and her recent work includes advising the seller side in the aforementioned acquisition of Citibank operations by Grupo Terra.

About the Team (content provided by Arias)

One of the largest and most respected law firms in Central America, Arias has 75 years of experience providing accurate and timely solutions based on clients’ goals, a great team of professionals, award-winning client service and unparalleled innovation to the region’s legal market.

Arias is a full-service law firm able to provide advice in over 30 practice areas; with a legal team of 32 Partners and more than 130 lawyers through their 7 offices across all Central American countries, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, Arias reaffirms its commitment to continue serving clients with a strategic vision, generating value that allows clients to reach and surpass their objectives. Helping them in a unique approach, by having all their regional legal matters tendered by a single contact. They are truly, integral partners who clients can trust.

The Firm has coordinated some of the largest multijurisdictional transactions crossing Latin America; it is the go-to firm for international corporations doing business in the region. The Firm has grown and achieved innovation over the years in order to offer personalized, preventive, and strategic legal services to the business and the needs of its clients, with reliable and accurate legal solutions.

Arias heritage, passion for law, and commitment to quality allows them to grow along with the region and overcome new challenges in each country where they operate.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Consortium Legal - Corporate/Commercial Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Diego Martín-Menjívar and María Alejandra Tulipano
- 4 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading Central American powerhouse fielding a strong bench of lawyers in the Salvadoran corporate sphere. Team provides expertise handling the full range of corporate matters, including high-value cross-border transactions, public bids and corporate governance. Advises major multinational clients from a number of highly regulated sectors such as finance, insurance and aviation.

Strengths Sources value the service provided by the lawyers at Consortium Legal, stating: "The service has been excellent. They have attended to us in a satisfactory matter throughout the entire process. I would particularly highlight the lawyers' professionalism and pragmatism; they are focused on finding a direct solution to a problem at all times."

Clients go on to endorse the firm's "high level of excellence and commitment to its clients," and add: "We particularly value its regional presence. In addition, the lawyers' specialisation in corporate, banking and finance matters ensures that they are able to find answers to the problems before them."

Work highlights Advised Finca Microfinance on the sale of 90% of its shares to Optima El Salvador for an estimated USD3.7 million.

Significant clients AIG, PROESA, Volaris, Finca Microfinance.

Notable practitioners

Practice co-head Diego Martín-Menjívar is singled out by interviewees for his "extraordinary ability to bring parties closer to an agreement in a dispute." Another source notes: "He is always able to jump in and understand what we are doing."

Clients highlight partner Oscar Samour Santillana for his "charismatic approach" in transactions. Another interviewee states: "He really stands out for his knowledge, experience and commitment to the client."

About the Team (content provided by Consortium Legal)

Our Corporate department is best known for handling incorporations of companies, board resolutions, general shareholder´s meetings, drafting of contracts, International trade, distribution, licensing and agency agreement as well as commercial transactions and contracts. We also work on general corporate matters.

Consortium Legal provides special care to the appropriate corporate structure that a client should use to succeed in his business in our region. We provide any legal advice to our clients required for a smooth and safe operation on their investments. The firm also focuses on working on Due diligence processes.

The close relation that we generally develop with our customers allows us to advise them efficiently in their needs of legal services that directly affect the global strategy and the daily operations of their companies.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


LatamLex Abogados - Corporate/Commercial Department

-

Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 6 partners
- approximately 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established practice group providing corporate and commercial advice across multiple industries to notable local and international clients. Key areas of focus include assisting pharmaceutical companies with major M&A transactions. Team offers further expertise in banking and finance, dispute resolution and IP.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Carlos Mauricio Guzmán Segovia comes recommended by market commentators, who recognise his expertise in corporate mandates. He is particularly focused on matters relating to foreign investment and energy.

Market onlookers highlight partner Ana Patricia Portillo Reyes as "a very good lawyer." She focuses her practice on banking law, foreign investment and arbitration cases.

Seasoned practitioner Luis Ernesto Guandique Mejía boasts long-standing experience in the Salvadoran corporate sector. He also remains an important figure in banking and financing and arbitration.

About the Team (content provided by LatamLex Abogados)

LatamLex | Guandique Segovia Quintanilla, (“GSQ”) is a Salvadoran Law Firm, founded on December 29th, 1972. It was the first law firm established as an integral collective law firm, whose members did not have any family relationship, but a shared vision to provide legal services under the structure of a company and not independently as was traditionally carried until then, in El Salvador.

Its founding members, Luis Ernesto Guandique Mejía and Luis Nelson Segovia, decided to partner under such concept and became pioneers, having constituted  the first legal firm in El Salvador, giving rise to the establishment of other law firms under the same structure for the provision of legal services.

In the year of 1987, after the incorporation of Carlos Quintanilla Schmidt as partner, the firm acquires its current name “Guandique Segovia Quintanilla”. On January 2008, four of the associates were incorporated as partners, Ana Patricia Portillo Reyes, Luis Ernesto Guandique Chávez, Oscar Mauricio Hurtado Saldaña and Carlos Mauricio Guzmán Segovia, all of them with over fifteen years of being part of the firm.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Romero Pineda & Asociados, Compañía de Abogados - Corporate/Commercial Department

-

Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Francisco Martínez
- 4 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected domestic name offering broad coverage of corporate matters, with a particular stronghold in civil aviation. Client roster comprises a range of major airlines, as well as a number of market-leading companies from sectors including retail, telecommunications and natural resources.

Strengths The work ethic of the lawyers at Romero Pineda & Asociados is admired by clients. They attest: "We consider an important attribute of the service to be the team of earnest and responsible lawyers who promptly attend to any requests that we may have."

Work highlights Advised airline Amerijet International on various issues relating to civil regulations, contracts, customs matters, labour issues and anti-money laundering policies.

Significant clients UPS, Spirit Airlines, Kellogg, Abbott Laboratories, Bimbo.

Notable practitioners

The key client contact is Francisco Martínez.

About the Team (content provided by Romero Pineda & Asociados, Compañía de Abogados)

Department profile not yet provided by Romero Pineda & Asociados, Compañía de Abogados. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


CENTRAL LAW - Corporate/Commercial Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Piero Rusconi Gutiérrez and Piero Rusconi Bolaños
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active corporate practice experienced in handling complex energy and infrastructure projects. Department offers further expertise advising on M&A deals and corporate governance issues. Regularly retained by key names in the energy, construction and insurance sectors.

Strengths Source express their satisfaction with CENTRAL LAW, stating: "From a business point of view, it really adds a lot of value that the firm can offer coverage of all financial and commercial legal areas."

Work highlights Advised BMR Energy on the acquisition of a Salvadoran company, which would allow for participation in the international public bidding for a major renewable energy project worth an estimated USD100 million.

Significant clients AOL, Cinépolis, Editorial Santillana, MAPFRE, OPIC.

Notable practitioners

Practice co-head Piero Rusconi Gutiérrez has considerable experience in the Salvadoran corporate sphere, as well as being a prominent name in dispute resolution. His work has included representing clients in various arbitration proceedings before the ICC.

Associate Piero Rusconi Bolaños co-heads the practice and comes recommended by sources, who say: "He really knows the law and maintains very good relationships with all parties." He offers further knowledge in immigration, tax and banking law.

About the Team (content provided by CENTRAL LAW)

Type of work handled: 

Corporate and commercial legal advice in construction, energy, natural resources and infrastructure projects; M&A deals and corporate governance matters. 


Categories of clients: 

Small , medium and large sized domestic and international companies; domestic and global law firms. 



No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Espino Nieto & Asociados - Corporate/Commercial Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 2 partners
- approximately 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established team providing coverage of a variety of corporate and commercial matters, and regularly rendering advice on antitrust law, tax issues and labour concerns. Firm is also widely recognised for its prowess in the IP sector, and offers particular strength in sanitary registrations.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Pedro Mendoza has considerable experience in the corporate and commercial sphere in El Salvador, where he is recognised by interviewees for his expertise. He also advises clients on banking, finance and tax law.

Sources regard Rafael Mendoza as an active player in the Salvadoran corporate and commercial market. He regularly leads on the firm's most notable transactions.

About the Team (content provided by Espino Nieto & Asociados)

Department profile not yet provided by Espino Nieto & Asociados. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


García & Bodán Abogados y Notarios - Corporate/Commercial Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Oscar Torres
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Compact corporate and commercial team with capabilities spanning both cross-border transactions and day-to-day matters. Maintains a particular stronghold in aviation law, and is also well recognised for its expertise in labour matters, including the resolution of administrative disputes.

Strengths Sources praise the firm, as one client states: "The service is excellent. They've given us the necessary support to carry out our operations in a professional and effective manner."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to First Cash Financial Services in its USD7 million acquisition of Maxiprenda El Salvador. The firm's advice covered due diligence and related tax structuring.

Significant clients Aeroméxico, Logística Comercial El Salvador, Hoteles Hilton Princess, IBT Group, Panasonic.

Notable practitioners

Sources single out up-and-coming partner Oscar Torres Caña, saying: "He is diligent, capable and responsible. He's always willing to give his all to ensure that everything is achieved within the agreed timeframes."

About the Team (content provided by García & Bodán Abogados y Notarios)

Department profile not yet provided by García & Bodán Abogados y Notarios. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Portal & Asociados - Corporate/Commercial Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 6 partners
- approximately 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected practice group fielding a strong bench of lawyers in the corporate and commercial sphere, with particular prowess in tax matters. Further areas of expertise include start-up operations, strategic alliances and joint ventures. Firm is also highlighted for its considerable experience in the IP field.

Strengths Sources describe the quality of service provided by Portal & Asociados as "extraordinary," adding: "They're the type of lawyers who will go the extra mile for you, and they're always available."

Notable practitioners

Partner Max Mojica is roundly endorsed by sources for his impressive expertise in tax matters, where they state he is "very recognised." Clients go on to call him "a very good and proactive adviser."

Salvador Enrique Portal has considerable experience in the Salvadoran corporate and commercial market. Sources highlight his track record in advising private companies and government entities, with clients adding: "He is always available."

About the Team (content provided by Portal & Asociados)

Department profile not yet provided by Portal & Asociados. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Sáenz & Asociados - Corporate/Commercial Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 4 partners
- approximately 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Recognised practice assisting clients with transactional mandates relating to the telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors. Also provides widespread coverage of corporate governance matters and contract law. Firm maintains a market-leading presence in the dispute resolution arena.

Strengths Clients are highly impressed by the firm's handling of complex transactional matters.

Notable practitioners

Mario Antonio Sáenz Marinero is the key client contact.

About the Team (content provided by Sáenz & Asociados)

Department profile not yet provided by Sáenz & Asociados. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


EY Law - Corporate/Commercial Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Mónica Guadalupe Pineda Machuca
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted corporate and commercial practice frequently called upon to advise clients on a range of matters, including on major projects and general corporate and regulatory issues. Team is also experienced in handling labour and antitrust mandates.

Strengths Sources commend the service provided by the lawyers at Pacheco Coto, enthusing: "Since day one they have shown a high level of professionalism, commitment and efficiency in their work."

Work highlights Advised TSK Electrónica y Electricidad on the relevant permits and licences required for the construction of a photovoltaic power plant.

Significant clients Office Depot, WITEC, Intel, Grafcan, IT BIZ.

Notable practitioners

Clients report that Mónica Guadalupe Pineda Machuca stands out due to her "professionalism and excellent attention to the client." Another source attests: "She is a highly dedicated and efficient lawyer."

About the Team (content provided by EY Law)

Department profile not yet provided by EY Law. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


LatinAlliance - El Salvador - Corporate/Commercial Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 7 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced team providing coverage of a range of corporate and commercial concerns. Offers capabilities in handling transactional mandates, corporate governance and compliance issues. Offers additional expertise in the areas of labour law and tax consulting.

Notable practitioners

Regional corporate practice head Freddy Zometa garners widespread praise from sources, with clients calling him "highly efficient and reliable, with excellent response times." Peers also add: "He is a very good lawyer with many years of experience."

Founding partner José Adolfo Torres Lemus is endorsed by interviewees for his career in the field, with peers saying: "He is a very good lawyer with a lot of experience and a strong practice here."

About the Team (content provided by LatinAlliance - El Salvador)

LatinAlliance El Salvador is a Law Firm that has a great level expertise in Corporate matters that includes Companies Incorporation Processes, Corporate Finance Advice, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax Advice, Due Dilligences, Labour, Inmigration matters. The firm has more than twenty years of experience and has presence in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala. 

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Lexincorp - Corporate/Commercial Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Enrique Escobar and Guillermo Escobar
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Regional player with a distinctive practice in El Salvador advising a number of notable energy companies on corporate and regulatory matters. Team is recognised for its handling of acquisitions and company incorporations. Also offers niche expertise in competition law.

Strengths Clients commend the service delivered by Lexincorp, with one stating: "I have a favourable opinion of the work and the lawyers who attend to us. I would highlight in particular their responsiveness and the smooth communication process they provide."

Work highlights Advised the executive hydroelectric committee for the Lempa River in connection with the USD300 million El Chaparral hydroelectric project. The team's role included contractual advice, negotiations with the financing entity, and compliance matters.

Significant clients Grupo Monge, Hidro Xacbal, Pinturas Sur, Banco General, Refinería Petrolera Acajutla.

Notable practitioners

Partner Enrique Rodolfo Escobar Lopez is respected among commentators for his experience in the corporate and commercial market in El Salvador, and earns particular praise for his banking expertise. Interviewees appreciate the fact that "he is always available to the client."

About the Team (content provided by Lexincorp)

The department has excelled in advising in corporate and regulatory matters to the energy industry in El Salvador, handling matters for more than 50% of the energy distribution companies that operate in the country.
We also advise gas companies, hydroelectrical and eolic companies in the country.
The department also advises in the consumer products industry representing companies such as Productos Atlas and Almacenes el Prado.
With the incorporation of Celina Escolan we have become a key player in Competition Law in El Salvador, being involved in the biggest acquisition of the world Ab Inbev acquisition of Sam Miller being in charge of easing the transaction with the competition government authorities.
We have a healthy and lengthy client list to which we offer Corporate compliance and control on a regular basis, being retained by important companies such as Grupo Monge, Petenatti, Puma energy, Samsung, Direct security systems amongst other important companies.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Valdés, Suárez & Velasco Abogados - Corporate/Commercial Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 6 partners
- approximately 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Recognised practice offering advice on corporate and financial law. Regularly acts as counsel to major multilateral companies on mandates including M&A, antitrust issues and contracts, as well as advising clients on tax and customs matters. Also offers dedicated expertise in labour law.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Julio Valdés is particularly focused on international contracts, M&A transactions and sales of operations. Sources commend him as "a strong leader and a very good lawyer."

About the Team (content provided by Valdés, Suárez & Velasco Abogados)

Department profile not yet provided by Valdés, Suárez & Velasco Abogados. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Senior Statesperson

Francisco José Barrientos

Bufete Barrientos - FJB, S.A de C.V.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Francisco José Barrientos of Bufete Barrientos - FJB is recognised across the board for his expertise in commercial law. Sources enthuse: "He has a lot of experience, and is able to advise major corporate clients with confidence."

^ See whole ranking table

Senior Statesperson

Luis Ernesto Guandique Mejía

LatamLex Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned practitioner Luis Ernesto Guandique Mejía boasts long-standing experience in the Salvadoran corporate sector. He also remains an important figure in banking and financing and arbitration.

^ See whole ranking table

Senior Statesperson

Benjamin Valdez Iraheta

Benjamin Valdez & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Deeply respected individual Benjamin Valdez Iraheta of Benjamin Valdez & Asociados is highly experienced in corporate matters. He has a long-standing career in the sector, and is also a recognised name for banking and finance.

^ See whole ranking table

Eminent Practitioner

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eminent practitioner Armando Arias is the firm's regional managing partner, and is held in high esteem for his role in the Salvadoran market. Sources comment: "As well as his profound legal knowledge, he also has a comprehensive perspective on the political and economic landscape of the country."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Admired department head Lilian Arias comes highly recommended by peers and clients for her prowess in the corporate field. Clients commend her as "a great leader with vast legal knowledge and excellent judgement," and go on to enthuse: "She is always attentive and available; she really gets involved and knows every detail of our cases."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-managing partner Zygmunt Brett is roundly recognised as a top-tier practitioner in the corporate field by market onlookers. He has considerable experience handling complex multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions, with his areas of expertise including high-level M&A, corporate and tax planning, and conflict management and resolution.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Ricardo A Cevallos

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Distinguished practitioner Ricardo Cevallos of BLP is recognised by interviewees as a leading figure in the field. They describe him as "a renowned lawyer within El Salvador." Sources also recognise his academic contributions to the field, noting: "He has an impressive track record."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Roberta Gallardo earns praise from interviewees, who deem her "an excellent lawyer" and state: "She is a very good professional for corporate matters." Her strengths include cross-border M&A as well as other corporate finance mandates.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Carlos Mauricio Guzmán Segovia

LatamLex Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Carlos Mauricio Guzmán Segovia comes recommended by market commentators, who recognise his expertise in corporate mandates. He is particularly focused on matters relating to foreign investment and energy.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Ana Patricia Portillo Reyes

LatamLex Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market onlookers highlight partner Ana Patricia Portillo Reyes as "a very good lawyer." She focuses her practice on banking law, foreign investment and arbitration cases.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

LatinAlliance - El Salvador

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Regional corporate practice head Freddy Zometa garners widespread praise from sources, with clients calling him "highly efficient and reliable, with excellent response times." Peers also add: "He is a very good lawyer with many years of experience."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Ana Mercedes López

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ana Mercedes López rises in the rankings following consistent praise from market onlookers, who call her "a great lawyer." She offers particular expertise in energy matters, and her recent work includes advising the seller side in the aforementioned acquisition of Citibank operations by Grupo Terra.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Espino Nieto & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Pedro Mendoza has considerable experience in the corporate and commercial sphere in El Salvador, where he is recognised by interviewees for his expertise. He also advises clients on banking, finance and tax law.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Espino Nieto & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources regard Rafael Mendoza as an active player in the Salvadoran corporate and commercial market. He regularly leads on the firm's most notable transactions.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Portal & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Max Mojica is roundly endorsed by sources for his impressive expertise in tax matters, where they state he is "very recognised." Clients go on to call him "a very good and proactive adviser."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Valdés, Suárez & Velasco Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Julio Valdés is particularly focused on international contracts, M&A transactions and sales of operations. Sources commend him as "a strong leader and a very good lawyer."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Enrique Rodolfo Escobar Lopez

Lexincorp

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Enrique Rodolfo Escobar Lopez is respected among commentators for his experience in the corporate and commercial market in El Salvador, and earns particular praise for his banking expertise. Interviewees appreciate the fact that "he is always available to the client."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Diego Martín-Menjívar

Consortium Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice co-head Diego Martín-Menjívar is singled out by interviewees for his "extraordinary ability to bring parties closer to an agreement in a dispute." Another source notes: "He is always able to jump in and understand what we are doing."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Mónica Guadalupe Pineda Machuca

EY Law

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients report that Mónica Guadalupe Pineda Machuca stands out due to her "professionalism and excellent attention to the client." Another source attests: "She is a highly dedicated and efficient lawyer."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Salvador Enrique Portal

Portal & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Salvador Enrique Portal has considerable experience in the Salvadoran corporate and commercial market. Sources highlight his track record in advising private companies and government entities, with clients adding: "He is always available."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Piero A Rusconi Gutiérrez

CENTRAL LAW

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice co-head Piero Rusconi Gutiérrez has considerable experience in the Salvadoran corporate sphere, as well as being a prominent name in dispute resolution. His work has included representing clients in various arbitration proceedings before the ICC.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Oscar Samour Santillana

Consortium Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients highlight partner Oscar Samour Santillana for his "charismatic approach" in transactions. Another interviewee states: "He really stands out for his knowledge, experience and commitment to the client."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Manuel Telles Suvillaga

Mayora & Mayora, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Manuel Telles Suvillaga is a partner in Mayora & Mayora's El Salvador office. He has notable experience in the corporate ambit, and earns praise from interviewees for his "solid track record and many years of experience in the field."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

José Adolfo Torres Lemus

LatinAlliance - El Salvador

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner José Adolfo Torres Lemus is endorsed by interviewees for his career in the field, with peers saying: "He is a very good lawyer with a lot of experience and a strong practice here."

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Edwin Antonio Romero Hernández

Invicta Abogados & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Edwin Antonio Romero Hernández of Invicta Abogados & Asociados has notable experience in the corporate and commercial field in El Salvador. He is skilled in advising significant corporate clients from the international arena.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Oscar Torres Caña

García & Bodán Abogados y Notarios

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources single out up-and-coming partner Oscar Torres Caña, saying: "He is diligent, capable and responsible. He's always willing to give his all to ensure that everything is achieved within the agreed timeframes."

^ See whole ranking table

Associates to watch

Piero Rusconi Bolaños

CENTRAL LAW

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate Piero Rusconi Bolaños co-heads the practice and comes recommended by sources, who say: "He really knows the law and maintains very good relationships with all parties." He offers further knowledge in immigration, tax and banking law.

^ See whole ranking table