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Latin-America Guide

Corporate/Commercial — El Salvador


Arias - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading player with a notable regional presence and a stellar reputation in corporate and commercial matters in El Salvador. Maintains a broad range of expertise including significant multi-jurisdictional corporate and financial transactions, providing general commercial counsel to an impressive client roster. Frequently seen acting for notable names across several industry sectors spanning energy, aviation and retail. Firm offers a full-service approach with additional highly regarded teams in banking and finance, intellectual property and dispute resolution.

Strengths The firm is highlighted by market sources for its outstanding performance in the field of corporate law. One client notes: "I am very happy with the service provided. They are professional lawyers and they work in a very timely manner; they are also well known in the region, which is really helpful for deals of a regional nature."

Work highlights Acted for ASSA Compañía de Seguros in respect of its acquisition of the Central American affiliates of AIG in Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner Armando Arias manages the firm regionally. He continues to attract high praise for his expertise in the corporate field and long-standing involvement in the Salvadoran legal market.

Esteemed head of department Lilian Arias achieves recognition from peers and clients alike for her leading position in the market, with one client in particular highlighting: "The things that have most impressed me about her are her technical capabilities, availability, responsiveness and knowledge of both business and the law. She is a very well-rounded lawyer." Her recent work includes forming part of the team advising Invenergy on its acquisition of an 85 per cent stake in Energía del Pacífico for USD13 million.

Co-managing partner Zygmunt Brett garners widespread recognition from peers for his market-leading position in the Salvadoran corporate and commercial ambit. He has a wealth of experience in handling significant cross-border transactions with additional capabilities in a range of corporate mandates, including complex M&A transactions, also providing significant expertise in financial mandates. He recently advised Logisgroup on the sale of two companies for over USD4 million.

Key partner Roberta Gallardo is endorsed by clients, who describe her as "very responsive and very professional." They go on to add: "She is also very well versed in international law." Recent examples of her involvement in this practice area include acting as the Salvadoran partner involved in advising Lowell Acquisitions on acquiring several manufacturing concerns in Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador for around USD77 million.

Partner Ana Mercedes López achieves widespread recognition from peers and clients alike, who agree with her significant activity in the Salvadoran corporate and commercial field and note both her experience in transactional work and her knowledge of the energy sector.

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.

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Consortium Legal - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Front-running regional heavyweight maintaining a stellar track record in the Salvadoran corporate and commercial arena. Regularly renders counsel to a range of significant multinational companies on a variety of corporate mandates, including M&A transactions, establishing local operations and corporate restructuring. Firm boasts expertise in working across a number of industry sectors spanning finance, aviation, consumer goods and construction. Boasts additional prowess within the intellectual property, banking and finance and dispute resolution practice areas.

Strengths The team garners widespread acknowledgement from peers and clients alike for its market-leading position in this field. One client highlights the team's experience and client service, describing the firm as "excellent."

Work highlights Advised AIG on the sale of its Salvadoran operations to Grupo ASSA.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Diego Martín-Menjívar garners praise from peers, who describe him as "excellent" for his work within the corporate and commercial ambit. He recently assisted Urbanisa with the development of the Las Luces real estate project.

Department co-head Oscar Samour Santillana is lauded by market commentators for his standing in corporate and financial mandates. His recent work includes acting as counsel to AIG in connection with its acquisition of ASSA Compañía de Seguros' operations throughout several Central American jurisdictions.

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.

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LatamLex Abogados - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly respected regional firm providing broad expertise in corporate and commercial mandates. Regularly seen advising both local and multinational companies hailing from a variety of industry sectors, boasting particular experience acting for clients on major energy projects. Firm benefits from additional experience in multiple practice areas including dispute resolution, intellectual property and banking and finance.

Strengths Peers attest to the firm's respected position and depth of experience within the corporate and commercial ambit.

Work highlights Advised Indufoam Energy Supply on a construction and operation contract relating to a solar plant. The transaction was valued at USD4 million.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Luis Ernesto Guandique Mejía is a founding member of the firm. He maintains solid and long-standing reputation within the corporate sphere.

Partner Carlos Mauricio Guzmán Segovia garners widespread recognition from market commentators, with clients highlighting him as "a hard-working lawyer." His recent work includes advising Indufoam Energy Supply on its USD4 million construction and operation contract for a solar plant. His expertise also includes matters pertaining to inbound foreign investment.

Partner Ana Patricia Portillo Reyes attracts praise for her corporate and commercial practice, with peers attesting to her established position in the market. She benefits from additional prowess in the banking and finance ambit.

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.

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CENTRAL LAW - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established regional firm possessing solid expertise in corporate matters. Regularly advises both local and foreign clients from industry sectors spanning entertainment, technology and consultancy. Areas of activity include M&A transactions, corporate restructuring and incorporation of commercial entities in El Salvador, playing a prominent role in assisting overseas clients with their inbound investments.

Strengths The firm garners praise from clients, with interviewees noting: "We are very satisfied with the firm's service. The advice they provide is practical, tailored to our business and delivered in a timely manner."

Work highlights Advised the Palladium Group on establishing its operations in El Salvador and its subsequent participation in the Competitiveness Project for El Salvador.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Piero Rusconi Gutiérrez is acknowledged by peers for his established position in the corporate and commercial market. He benefits from additional expertise in administrative law matters, including contentious mandates.

Associate-to-watch Piero Rusconi Bolaños receives endorsements from sources, with clients enthusing: "He is very knowledgeable and always keeps us up to date regarding our matters." They go on to comment on the "professional manner in which he handles matters and the clarity of his communication."

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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. 

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Espino Nieto & Asociados - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy practice advising on a range of mandates in the corporate and commercial sphere, including tax, competition and labour law, as well as on general corporate matters. Firm is further recognised for its strong standing in the intellectual property market, regularly advising on sanitary registrations.

Notable practitioners

Partner Pedro Mendoza is commended by peers, who attest to established presence in the Salvadoran corporate market. One source describes him as "a very hard-working and solid lawyer."

Key partner Rafael Mendoza garners praise from peers, who describe him as "excellent" and highlight his presence within the corporate ambit.

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García & Bodán - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Regional full-service firm with extensive experience in such matters as corporate restructuring, administrative law issues and compliance. Represents a client roster from a range of industry sectors including construction, hospitality and technology. Benefits from further expertise in labour and tax law, maintaining a leading reputation in aviation mandates.

Strengths One client states: "They give me the impression that they really work as a team, they help each other out and are very friendly."

Work highlights Assisted US-based client International Business & Trade with its participation in the public bidding process for the construction and equipment of the San Miguel Regional Hospital. Advice included the establishment of a new branch in El Salvador and all legal matters pertaining to the client's bid for the USD65 million project.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Oscar Torres Caña garners praise from interviewees, with one client enthusing: "He is great because he doesn't just tell you what you want to hear, he tells you things as they are in reality; he's really direct and I appreciate that." Other sources credit him with being "proactive in finding solutions."

Market commentators praise associate David Ernesto Claros Flores. One client states that he "is extremely reliable in all of the work that he undertakes and he fights for his clients' interests." Another source enthuses: "He is the sort of lawyer that one needs."

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

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established firm providing broad coverage of corporate and commercial matters. Regularly seen representing multinational clients hailing from various industry sectors, including finance, energy and food & beverages. Firm possesses experience in M&A deals, as well as any relevant pre-merger filings. Additional prowess in the dispute resolution and intellectual property practice areas.

Strengths The firm earns praise from sources, with clients stating: "They have been very supportive and I really like the speed at which they respond and the fact that they always make themselves available for us."

Work highlights Successfully represented Anheuser-Busch InBev in its pre-merger filing before the antitrust authorities in respect of its acquisition of the local assets belonging to SABMiller.

Notable practitioners

Francisco Antonio Martínez Villalobos is the main client contact.

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EY Law - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognised firm with global footprint and noteworthy commercial practice in the Salvadoran market. Frequently sought out by clients for advice on a variety of matters including M&A transactions, significant infrastructure projects and regulatory matters. Benefits from additional expertise in labour, antitrust and intellectual property law.

Notable practitioners

Peers unanimously attest to Mónica Guadalupe Pineda Machuca's recognised position in the corporate arena. She is recognised for her activity in the intellectual property area, also participating in real estate deals.

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LatinAlliance - El Salvador - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established corporate and commercial practice frequently called upon to advise clients in this field. Work includes the corporate aspects of major projects in the hospitality sector and transactional advice pertaining to the pharmaceutical, agriculture and retail industries. Capabilities also extend to handling tax and labour mandates.

Strengths Clients commend the team's experience and standing in the field, with one source stating: "The lawyers are extremely attentive to my company's needs."

Work highlights Acted for Latin American Hotel Corporation on the creation of the condominium property regime relating to a large office block (Centro Corporativo Cascadas) and commercial plaza (Soho Cascadas) in El Salvador, a project valued at USD55 million.

Notable practitioners

Partner Freddy Zometa chairs the firm's regional corporate practice. Peers attest to his significant presence in the corporate market, noting: "He is an excellent professional and a great colleague." Impressed clients go on to highlight: "He is efficient and finds solutions quickly." He benefits from a wealth of experience in a wide range of corporate mandates.

Founding partner José Adolfo Torres Lemus garners praise from peers, who highlight his specialised expertise in both corporate and financial transactions. They also describe him as "very experienced."

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. 

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Lexincorp - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established regional firm with a strong presence in the Salvadoran corporate ambit. Frequently seen representing a diverse clientele comprising clients from such industries as textiles and energy. Expertise extends to mandates involving tax structures, M&A transactions and finance. Additional niche capabilities in antitrust matters.

Strengths One client states: "It is helpful to have the firm's advice due to its regional practice and multiple areas of expertise; they provide a really comprehensive service."

Work highlights Advised Puma Energy El Salvador on the creation of a tax-free warehousing structure such that the client was able to store fuel without incurring the usual duty.

Notable practitioners

Partner Enrique Rodolfo Escobar Lopez is praised by clients, who describe him as "professional, dynamic and successful." He is experienced in corporate and commercial matters and has a long-standing reputation in the Salvadoran market, according to sources.

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.

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Portal & Asociados - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted firm with a strong team working in the corporate and commercial sphere, particularly recognised for its activities in the intellectual property and tax areas. Additional experience includes providing counsel to local and multinational clients in litigation. Expertise extends to joint venture agreements, establishment of operations in El Salvador and general commercial issues.

Strengths Peers commend the firm in particular for their esteemed tax practice.

Notable practitioners

Partner and head of department Max Mojica is highlighted by peers for his specialised expertise in matters relating to tax law. Peers say: "He is a point of reference for tax work in El Salvador."

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BLP - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Regional player with a noteworthy practice in the Salvadoran corporate arena. Regularly seen providing counsel to companies on various matters, including M&A transactions, due diligence, regulatory mandates and corporate restructuring in respect of both local and cross-border deals. Acts for a clientele hailing from a range of industry sectors such as technology, energy and pharmaceuticals.

Strengths The firm achieves praise from clients and peers alike. Clients highlight the team's responsiveness and note that they are "very well respected in the market," whilst peers highlight the firm's regional presence.

Work highlights Represented a group of investors led by Ingenio la Cabaña in the bidding process for the purchase of the Regia and Suprema beer brands.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Ricardo Cevallos is regarded by peers as an outstanding practitioner, garnering widespread recognition from sources. One peer notes: "He is one of the best lawyers in the country," whilst clients describe him as "a well-known lawyer in El Salvador for his long-standing career in this area." His established position is supported by his significant academic contributions to the field. His recent work includes advising Grupo Borja on the sale of the owner of Inmobiliaria Las Plazas for USD6.5 million.

Associate-to-watch Marcella Romero achieves recognition from clients, who praise her for being "very knowledgeable, approachable and someone that makes it easy to understand the intricacies of the law." Clients also say: "She is a very proactive and helpful lawyer, as well as a good listener."

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Sáenz & Asociados - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established boutique firm advising on corporate matters arising from the telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors. Also involved in counselling clients on corporate governance and finance. Maintains a market-leading position in the dispute resolution ambit.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Mario Antonio Sáenz Marinero garners praise from peers, who attest to his established position and presence in corporate mandates.

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Valdés, Suárez & Velasco Abogados - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted local practice group providing counsel in corporate and financial matters. Frequently seen advising major companies on M&A transactions, as well as assisting clients with public procurement and antitrust mandates. Benefits from additional expertise in labour law.

Notable practitioners

Partner Julio Valdés garners praise from market commentators, with one client stating: "He is an extremely solid lawyer and has the unusual ability to understand both business and legal matters." A peer also notes: "I really respect him and think he is a fantastic lawyer."

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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, S.A de C.V. receives widespread recognition from peers for his long-standing reputation and respected practice in the corporate field.

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Senior Statesperson

Luis Ernesto Guandique Mejía

LatamLex Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Luis Ernesto Guandique Mejía is a founding member of the firm. He maintains solid and long-standing reputation within the corporate sphere.

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Senior Statesperson

Benjamin Valdez Iraheta

Benjamin Valdez & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Distinguished practitioner Benjamin Valdez Iraheta of Benjamin Valdez & Asociados boasts a long-standing and highly esteemed reputation in the corporate field due to his wealth of experience. Peers concur that he is "a highly prestigious lawyer in the Salvadoran market."

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Eminent Practitioner

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eminent practitioner Armando Arias manages the firm regionally. He continues to attract high praise for his expertise in the corporate field and long-standing involvement in the Salvadoran legal market.

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Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed head of department Lilian Arias achieves recognition from peers and clients alike for her leading position in the market, with one client in particular highlighting: "The things that have most impressed me about her are her technical capabilities, availability, responsiveness and knowledge of both business and the law. She is a very well-rounded lawyer." Her recent work includes forming part of the team advising Invenergy on its acquisition of an 85 per cent stake in Energía del Pacífico for USD13 million.

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Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-managing partner Zygmunt Brett garners widespread recognition from peers for his market-leading position in the Salvadoran corporate and commercial ambit. He has a wealth of experience in handling significant cross-border transactions with additional capabilities in a range of corporate mandates, including complex M&A transactions, also providing significant expertise in financial mandates. He recently advised Logisgroup on the sale of two companies for over USD4 million.

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Ricardo A Cevallos

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Ricardo Cevallos is regarded by peers as an outstanding practitioner, garnering widespread recognition from sources. One peer notes: "He is one of the best lawyers in the country," whilst clients describe him as "a well-known lawyer in El Salvador for his long-standing career in this area." His established position is supported by his significant academic contributions to the field. His recent work includes advising Grupo Borja on the sale of the owner of Inmobiliaria Las Plazas for USD6.5 million.

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Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Roberta Gallardo is endorsed by clients, who describe her as "very responsive and very professional." They go on to add: "She is also very well versed in international law." Recent examples of her involvement in this practice area include acting as the Salvadoran partner involved in advising Lowell Acquisitions on acquiring several manufacturing concerns in Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador for around USD77 million.

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Carlos Mauricio Guzmán Segovia

LatamLex Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Carlos Mauricio Guzmán Segovia garners widespread recognition from market commentators, with clients highlighting him as "a hard-working lawyer."  His recent work includes advising Indufoam Energy Supply on its USD4 million construction and operation contract for a solar plant. His expertise also includes matters pertaining to inbound foreign investment.

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Ana Patricia Portillo Reyes

LatamLex Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ana Patricia Portillo Reyes attracts praise for her corporate and commercial practice, with peers attesting to her established position in the market. She benefits from additional prowess in the banking and finance ambit.

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LatinAlliance - El Salvador

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Freddy Zometa chairs the firm's regional corporate practice. Peers attest to his significant presence in the corporate market, noting: "He is an excellent professional and a great colleague." Impressed clients go on to highlight: "He is efficient and finds solutions quickly." He benefits from a wealth of experience in a wide range of corporate mandates.

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Enrique Rodolfo Escobar Lopez

Lexincorp

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Enrique Rodolfo Escobar Lopez is praised by clients, who describe him as "professional, dynamic and successful." He is experienced in corporate and commercial matters and has a long-standing reputation in the Salvadoran market, according to sources.

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Ana Mercedes López

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ana Mercedes López achieves widespread recognition from peers and clients alike, who agree with her significant activity in the Salvadoran corporate and commercial field and note both her experience in transactional work and her knowledge of the energy sector.

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Espino Nieto & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Pedro Mendoza is commended by peers, who attest to established presence in the Salvadoran corporate market. One source describes him as "a very hard-working and solid lawyer."

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Espino Nieto & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Rafael Mendoza garners praise from peers, who describe him as "excellent" and highlight his presence within the corporate ambit.

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Portal & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner and head of department Max Mojica is highlighted by peers for his specialised expertise in matters relating to tax law. Peers say: "He is a point of reference for tax work in El Salvador."

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Manuel Telles Suvillaga

Mayora & Mayora, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Manuel Telles Suvillaga of Mayora & Mayora, S.C. is widely commended by sources, with one client stating: "Manuel has shown himself to be a driven lawyer with a high level of expertise." Clients go on to enthuse: "He is very committed to delivering the best service to his clients."

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Valdés, Suárez & Velasco Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Julio Valdés garners praise from market commentators, with one client stating: "He is an extremely solid lawyer and has the unusual ability to understand both business and legal matters." A peer also notes: "I really respect him and think he is a fantastic lawyer."

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Band 4

Diego Martín-Menjívar

Consortium Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Diego Martín-Menjívar garners praise from peers, who describe him as "excellent" for his work within the corporate and commercial ambit. He recently assisted Urbanisa with the development of the Las Luces real estate project. 

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Band 4

Mónica Guadalupe Pineda Machuca

EY Law

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers unanimously attest to Mónica Guadalupe Pineda Machuca's recognised position in the corporate arena. She is recognised for her activity in the intellectual property area, also participating in real estate deals.

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Band 4

Piero A Rusconi Gutiérrez

CENTRAL LAW

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Piero Rusconi Gutiérrez is acknowledged by peers for his established position in the corporate and commercial market. He benefits from additional expertise in administrative law matters, including contentious mandates.

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Band 4

Oscar Samour Santillana

Consortium Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Oscar Samour Santillana is lauded by market commentators for his standing in corporate and financial mandates. His recent work includes acting as counsel to AIG in connection with its acquisition of ASSA Compañía de Seguros' operations throughout several Central American jurisdictions.

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Band 4

José Adolfo Torres Lemus

LatinAlliance - El Salvador

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner José Adolfo Torres Lemus garners praise from peers, who highlight his specialised expertise in both corporate and financial transactions. They also describe him as "very experienced."

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Up and Coming

Mario Antonio Sáenz Marinero

Sáenz & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Mario Antonio Sáenz Marinero garners praise from peers, who attest to his established position and presence in corporate mandates. 

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Up and Coming

Oscar José Torres Cañas

García & Bodán

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Oscar Torres Caña garners praise from interviewees, with one client enthusing: "He is great because he doesn't just tell you what you want to hear, he tells you things as they are in reality; he's really direct and I appreciate that." Other sources credit him with being "proactive in finding solutions."

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Associates to watch

David Ernesto Claros Flores

García & Bodán

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators praise associate David Ernesto Claros Flores. One client states that he "is extremely reliable in all of the work that he undertakes and he fights for his clients' interests." Another source enthuses: "He is the sort of lawyer that one needs."

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Associates to watch

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Marcella Romero achieves recognition from clients, who praise her for being "very knowledgeable, approachable and someone that makes it easy to understand the intricacies of the law." Clients also say: "She is a very proactive and helpful lawyer, as well as a good listener."

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Associates to watch

Piero Rusconi Bolaños

CENTRAL LAW

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Piero Rusconi Bolaños receives endorsements from sources, with clients enthusing: "He is very knowledgeable and always keeps us up to date regarding our matters." They go on to comment on the "professional manner in which he handles matters and the clarity of his communication."

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