Central America: Franchise & Distribution 2017

We feature 20 pre-eminent practitioners from across the region who are recognised for their extensive commercial experience in franchise establishment, development and regulation alongside expertise in distribution matters

Most Highly Regarded
José Agustín Preciado Miro FÁBREGA MOLINO & MULINO, Panama City
Claudia Pereira Rivera MAYORA & MAYORA, Guatemala City
José Roberto Romero ROMERO PINEDA & ASOCIADOS, San Salvador

Costa Rica

Two impressive practitioners at ALFREDO FOURNIER & ASOCIADOS are highlighted in this chapter for their exceptional work in the area.
With 55 years’ experience and broad expertise in the practice area, founding partner Alfredo Fournier Beeche is a longstanding and highly respected name in the market.
The fantastic Octavio Fournier is praised by peers and clients alike for the superb quality of his work in franchising matters. 

DENTONS MUÑOZ’s founding partner Pedro Muñoz is recognised for his excellent work advising multinational clients on establishing new franchises in the region. He is renowned for his strategic insights and vast international client base.

Dominican Republic

At DMK LAWYERS, Enrique De Marchena is a leading figure in the market and is widely respected for his strength in corporate and foreign investment matters in relation to franchising.

El Salvador

At ROMERO PINEDA & ASOCIADOS, managing partner and vice-president José Roberto Romero ranks highly in this year’s research for his commercial expertise in franchise establishment and development. He assists numerous international clients in relation to their domestic franchising operations.

Pedro Alejandro Mendoza of ESPINO NIETO & ASOCIADOS enjoys a strong reputation in the marketplace for his franchise experience and his impressive regional client base.  


MAYORA & MAYORA’s Claudia Pereira Rivera is a top name in both the domestic and international arenas. With over 25 years’ legal experience handling franchising matters, she is considered a true asset to clients.

At CONSORTIUM LEGAL Rafael Alvarado Riedel is highly visible in the market. Sources commend the high quality of his work handling franchising and distribution matters.


Ricardo Mejia at BUFETE MEJIA & ASOCIADOS achieves widespread recognition as one of the foremost franchise lawyers in the Honduran market.


Gloria Maria de Alvarado at ALVARADO Y ASOCIADOS is a well-respected figure in the foreign investments space. With over 35 years’ experience she is an established expert on franchising agreements.


FÁBREGA MOLINO & MULINO’s José Agustín Preciado Miro is a leader in the Panamanian market and has extensive expertise handling a wide array of franchising matters.

At AROSEMENA NORIEGA & CONTRERAS Julio César Contreras III boasts an excellent reputation in the market, and draws praise for his tremendous regulatory knowledge.  

Cristina de Alba of ALEMÁN CORDERO GALINDO & LEE is a noted specialist in the domestic market and continues to impress with the high quality of her franchising work.

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