Consortium Legal is a firm committed to satisfy the need for legal services in the Central American region, displaying professional excellence, ethical values and efficiency. Consortium was born in 2005 with the goal of satisfying the needs of legal services to those who want to invest in Central America or outside the region.
The firm comprises the largest team of lawyers in the region, made up of over 160 professionals highly specialised in the fields of law with significant experience. From 10 offices strategically located in the five countries of the Central American isthmus, Consortium Legal provides services to renowned companies and investors that operate in the region, with the purpose of facilitating complex transactions and businesses in the main economic sectors. Their professional capacity is recognised by specialised publications, international legal directories and, most importantly, by the loyalty and permanence of their clients.
Consortium Legal has been named “Best Central America Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers and Partners for five years, and as “Central America Law Firm of the year” by IFLR for three years.
Consortium is the only firm that has been named Central American Law Firm of the Year by three UK-based international legal directories. It is the largest law firm in Central America.
Consortium was granted these awards due to its high-quality service and innovation in new projects, its pioneering role in the region, as well as proof of market development and excellence in client representation.
Main international areas of practice
Banking, finance law and capital markets
Consortium offices have extensive and solid experience in this practice area. The firm provides advice to international and local banks, microfinance entities, as well other financial institutions on financial laws and regulations, financing transactions, guarantees and execution of contracts. In addition, the firm participates in structuring complex local or international financial operations; the practice group provides advice on corporate and structured transactions, such as asset securitisation, factoring, leasing and derivatives.
Corporate, commercial and M&A
Consortium handles acquisition of companies and assets, corporate governance and compliance, business contracts, corporate structures and incorporation of companies, board of directors’ counselling, shareholder agreements, international trade, mergers and acquisitions, distribution, licensing and agency agreements, commercial transactions and contracts, as well as general corporate matters.
The firm advises, protects, maintains and defends its clients’ intellectual property rights, providing assistance in intellectual property acquisition, licence agreements, litigation, trademark and patent registration, and copyright.
Litigation and arbitration
Consortium advises on administrative, civil, commercial, criminal and labour litigation, including requests for appeals and Supreme Court litigation.
Consortium specialises in the tax aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, including business planning, corporate transactions and tax litigation.
Consortium has extensive experience in dynamic economic sectors, providing regulatory, corporate, contractual and litigation services to clients in energy, mining, hydrocarbons, environment, forestry, fishing, telecommunications and aviation.
Consortium provides real estate legal advice and services related to acquisition and sale of real estate assets, real asset due diligence, horizontal property, design and construction contracts, financing, parcelling, real property guarantees and leasing.
Consortium provides assistance in labour and social security matters, including contracting, litigation, labour compliance, termination, drafting and enforcement of internal labour regulations, severance and liability assessments.
Consortium advises defendants and victims in matters related to economic, financial and tax crimes, and in the prevention or defence of labour crimes, such as those related to industrial accidents.
Consortium advises foreigners in the acquisition and renewals of temporary or permanent residence under any of the categories recognised by our migratory legislation.
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