Central America: Natural Resources 2017

This year’s research highlights 24 leading practitioners from across the Central American region who are respected for their top-quality client services and strength in advisory, transactional and dispute resolution capacities relating to natural resources. All of the lawyers listed below possess wide-ranging experience spanning industries including mining, oil and gas and renewables.  

Most Highly Regarded
1. Inocencio Galindo Morgan & Morgan, Panama City
2. Alejandro Ferrer Alemán Cordero Galindo & Lee, Panama City
3. Roy C Durling Jr Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega, Panama City
4. Victoria Eugenia Myers Y ANORCO, Panama City

Costa Rica

At INTERLEX BUFETE ECHEVERRIA, Carlos Echeverría is renowned for his strategic approach to complex commercial problems and exemplary negotiation skills.

Dominican Republic

HEADRICK RIZIK ALVAREZ & FERNANDEZ boasts the leading natural resources offering in the domestic market.
Marisol Vicens Bello is a highly accomplished lawyer with expert knowledge of foreign investment and international trade relating to natural resources.
Julio Cesar Camejo Castillo is an effective and skilful litigator, and is particularly known for his work in relation to the attribution of criminal responsibility under environmental law. 

PELLERANO & HERRERA also achieves two listings in this chapter.
Luís Pellerano draws praise from international sources for his first-rate work handling corporate and financial matters relating to regulated industries such as energy, mining and natural resources.
Mariángela Pellerano also stands out for her top-tier work in the field.

El Salvador

At the forefront of the natural resources market in El Salvador, ARIAS’s Zygmunt Brett boasts an impressive portfolio of major clients from the oil and gas industry and is recognised for his expertise when it comes to M&A and conflict management.


In Guatemala, MAYORA & MAYORA’s Rafael Briz stands out for his deep understanding of energy law and considerable experience in judicial and arbitration proceedings, particularly in matters relating to natural resources.


At ARIAS, Bertha Argüello advises clients in the mining industry on an array of matters including domestic investment issues and financial transactions, areas in which she is highly esteemed.  


GALINDO ARIAS Y LOPEZ leads the research in Panama this year, with three impressive practitioners highlighted for their work in the field.
Dispute resolution expert Diego de la Guardia Porras continues to impress with his excellent practice. He is known for his strong focus on the public utilities sector including energy and natural resources.  
Cristina Lewis de la Guardia is a widely recognised name in the field and is praised for her strong regulatory understanding.
Salomón Behar is also noted for his standout work in relation to energy and power.

At MORGAN & MORGAN, Inocencio Galindo is considered a true market leader. He is commended for his expertise in joint ventures and cross-border transactions in mining and electricity sectors.

Alejandro Ferrer at ALEMÁN CORDERO GALINDO & LEE, is one of the most highly regarded practitioners in our research this year. He is well versed in litigation and arbitration proceedings across a range of sectors from energy and natural resources to mining and international trade.

At ARIAS, FÁBREGA & FÁBREGA Roy Durling Jr is recognised for his prowess in corporate and asset-based financing matters in the mining and oil and gas industries. He represents a broad array of international clients on related matters within the region.

Victoria Eugenia Myers at AROSEMENA NORIEGA & CONTRERAS is a noted expert in the field of natural resources in Central America and has four decades of experience handling related regional matters. 

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