Central America: Real Estate & Construction 2018

Twenty-six leading names are listed for their expertise in real estate and construction finance, procurement, regulation, funds and disputes in both the public and private sector.

Most Highly Regarded
1. María Carolina Arroyo Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega, Panama City
2. Anibal Galindo Alemán Cordero Galindo & Lee, Panama City
3. Alejandro A Antillon EY Law, San José
4. Luis Castro BLP, San José
5. Andrés López BLP, San José

 

Belize

ARGUELLES & COMPANY’s founding partner Emil Arguelles is widely respected for his advice on the structuring of transactions and purchase of land in Belize. He is recommended by one peer for his “strong focus on real estate and IP”.

Costa Rica

BLP, a leading full-service firm in the region, sees three names recognised in Costa Rica.
Luis Castro receives plaudits for his work in M&A and private equity in relation to real estate development in Costa Rica and has over 25 years’ experience in the field.
Andrés López is a go-to name for real estate financing, where he deploys his extensive experience in private capital, M&A and numerous large-scale corporate transactions.
Eduardo Calderón is held in high esteem for his expertise in corporate real estate matters including M&A transactions.

CONSORTIUM LEGAL’s San José office achieves two listings in this chapter.
Rolando Laclé Zúñiga is a well-known practitioner in the areas of corporate and commercial real estate and is widely respected for his work in dispute resolution, including his excellent work on commercial litigation.
Juan Manuel Cordero Esquivel receives praise for his work in the planning and structuring of several significant real estate developments including complex due diligence matters land transfer matters.

Two leading figures are recommended at ZURCHER ODIO & RAVEN.
Harry Zurcher is recognised as a go-to name for transactions. He is one of the country’s leading figures for commercial real estate matters and has in-depth experience managing corporate and foreign investment.
The “highly experienced” Alberto Raven-Ramírez is also well regarded across the Costa Rican Bar for his superb work in the real estate space.

EY LAW’s Alejandro Antillon is widely renowned for his work in real estate and international asset planning. He frequently provides advice to clients on all stages of real estate development, with one peer noting that he is “definitely a leader in the field”.

Dominican Republic

Ricardo Pellerano of PELLERANO & HERRERA is a highly respected figure in construction and real estate. He has a wealth of expertise handling real estate transactions and investments.

Panama

ALEMÁN CORDERO GALINDO & LEE is recognised as a leading firm in the area by sources, who describe its members as “pioneers of the horizontal property regime law”. The firm sees two standout names recognised.
Founding partner Anibal Galindo has 30 years of experience at the Panamanian Bar and is widely regarded as a leading light in corporate real estate, thanks to his expertise on real estate transactions and financing.
Lorenzo Marquinez is widely praised for his disputes work in the real estate sector, where he is regarded as a seasoned practitioner.

María Carolina Arroyo of ARIAS, FÁBREGA & FÁBREGA is a well-respected name, known for her excellent work on commercial contracts and transactions. She has experience in the public and private sectors, including on privatisation and all manner of land purchase matters.

At GALINDO ARIAS Y LÓPEZ Ramón Ricardo Arias Porras is well known for his superb work for national and foreign clients including banks and corporations. He regularly provides counsel on key real estate issues in the market.

Francisco Arias at MORGAN & MORGAN is a powerhouse in corporate finance and regularly deploys his expertise in real estate transactions and financing.

José Agustín Preciado Miro of FÁBREGA MOLINO is well known for his experience in high-value deals in the real estate sector.

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