In this chapter, we highlight 111 leading lawyers who excel in public takeovers, M&A proceedings and corporate governance issues.
Most highly regarded
BLP sees six lawyers highlighted.
Luis Castro possesses “considerable skill” in complex corporate matters, including cross-border M&A.
Adriana Castro earns plaudits as an “excellent practitioner” who is “incredibly clever, very active and knows the sector in great detail”.
With over 20 years’ experience, Eduardo Calderón receives praise for his standout expertise in domestic and international corporate transactions.
David Gutiérrez is highly respected among peers for his substantial knowledge of corporate law in Europe and Central America.
Consortium Legal sees five lawyers noted for their work in the field.
Rolando Laclé Zúñiga impresses peers with his considerable experience in complex M&A, foreign investments and commercial litigation.
Commentators esteem Juan Manuel Godoy Pérez as a “very active and reliable M&A practitioner”.
Rolando Laclé Castro is a “specialist in corporate law” according to sources, who further praise his experience in international commerce, banking and finance.
EY Law performs well with three listings.
Peers recognise Hernán Pacheco O as a standout practitioner in corporate matters spanning international M&A, corporate structuring and distribution.
Arturo Apéstegui Barzuna excels in complex corporate and finance work for clients including large-scale banks, licensees and real estate developers.
Fernando Vargas has an excellent reputation of advising clients in corporate reorganisations and corporate governance matters.
Arias achieves three listings.
Sources highly recommend Vicente Lines for his top-tier practice in M&A transactions and cross-border corporate issues.
Víctor Garita is hailed by peers as a “leader in corporate law” who excels in concession and acquisition-related dispute resolution.
Carolina Flores earns plaudits for her capable assistance to multinational clients in their domestic and international tax efforts.
Sfera legal sees three lawyers included.
Eric Scharf Taitelbaum ranks highly among peers thanks to his remarkable efficiency in M&A and other complex transactions.
José María Pacheco excels in corporate transactions, with sources further praising his commercial acumen.
Sources laud Robert van der Putten as a go-to transactional lawyer in real estate and corporate matters.
Aguilar Castillo Love’s John Aguilar-Quesada is an “excellent practitioner” who “specialises in corporate and M&A law”.
At Zurcher Odio & Raven, Ignacio Gallegos is highly esteemed for providing stellar advice in corporate transactions and competition issues.
Arnoldo André of Lexincorp Central American Law Firm is a “highly respected corporate attorney” who possesses a wealth of experience in dispute resolution.
Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernandez’s Mary Fernández Rodríguez is widely regarded as an “outstanding contractual, corporate and litigation” practitioner. Her “excellent technical skills” and “business awareness” make her “a pleasure to work with”.
Sources applaud Juan Alcalde Fernández at OMG for his adept handling of cross-border M&A throughout Central America and the Caribbean.
Pellerano & Herrera’s Mariángela Pellerano has a strong reputation in the domestic and international market, where she regularly assists corporations, banks and multilateral institutions.
Arias see three of their practitioners recommended.
Armando Arias is a “specialist in corporate and banking law”, who consistently handles complex M&A, project finance and commerce matters with aplomb.
With over 20 years of experience, Roberta Gallardo stands out for her knowledge of corporate law and expertise advising local and international companies in El Salvador.
Lilian Arias is singled out by commentators as an expert in corporate restructurings and governance matters.
Oscar Samour from Consortium Legal is widely applauded by sources for his prolific corporate and finance-related transactional expertise.
Guandique Segovia Quintanilla – LatamLex’s Carlos Quintanilla Schmidt is distinguished by peers as a senior statesman in financing deals and corporate transactions.
The “excellent” Zygmunt Brett of BLP excels at leading multi-jurisdictional M&A and corporate planning, with sources additionally highlighting his financial sector expertise.
QIL+4 Abogados have four of their lawyers included.
Marcos Ibargüen Segovia receives praise for his superb corporate practice, which includes assisting in financial restructurings and distribution matters.
Alejandro Cofiño is a “highly competent practitioner”, with a strong track record in the commercial, banking and energy sectors.
María Isabel Luján Zilbermann is applauded for her transactional expertise and “customer focused” approach.
José Quiñones regularly advises international institutions in complex M&A deals and the implementation of corporate compliance programs.
Three individuals from Consortium Legal are recognised.
With over 30 years of experience, Alvaro Rodrigo Castellanos Howell earns plaudits for his significant expertise in corporate arbitration and large-scale transactions.
Alfredo Rodriguez Mahuad has “deep experience advising clients in corporate and tax-related matters”, with peers further highlighting his notable background in M&A transactions.
Rafael Alvarado Riedel is lauded as “an expert in mergers and acquisitions, as well as international mercantile contracts and tax law”.
Carrillo & Asociados sees three practitioners listed.
Emanuel Callejas A is a “standout practitioner” in the corporate arena who is adept at handling asset recovery and fraud-related matters.
Rodolfo Alegria T achieves a plethora of recommendations for his a top-tier practice in complex M&A transactions and dispute resolution.
Alfonso Carrillo M is revered for his wealth of experience in cross-border corporate and financial litigation matters.
From Aguilar Castillo Love, Juan Carlos Castillo-Chacón comes highly recommended for the standout expertise he displays in joint ventures and high-profile acquisitions.
Mayora & Mayora, SC’s Eduardo A Mayora is described by sources as having “in-depth knowledge” in financial and corporate law.
Jorge Luis Arenales de la Roca at Arias has a wealth of experience in advising corporations on mergers, acquisitions and commercial disputes.
EY Law’s Ruby Asturias is a highly respected corporate practitioner with an incisive understanding of infrastructure projects and investments.
Three top-tier individuals from Consortium Legal are listed.
José Rafael Rivera Ferrari is a leading name in Honduras, with peers praising his outstanding corporate finance advice.
José Ramón Paz is a renowned practitioner in corporate transactions, where he frequently advises domestic and international clients in the banking, insurance and reinsurance sectors.
The “excellent” Gustavo León-Gómez excels in contentious, regulatory and contractual matters. His notable activity in credit operations and counselling receives further applause.
Oscar Armando Melara Facussé from Melara & Asociados has a strong understanding of corporate law, which he deftly applies to complex mergers and acquisitions.
Arias’ Evangelina Lardizabal is a top-tier lawyer who draws from a wealth of experience when handling cross-border transactions in the region.
Peers celebrate Ana Teresa Rizo at Arias as a first-rate legal adviser to foreign investors, large-scale corporations and financial institutions.
Alemán Cordero Galindo & Lee sees six lawyers highlighted in this chapter.
Anibal Galindo is “an expert in corporate, M&A and real estate law” according to peers who praise his extensive transactional experience.
Peers widely acclaim Jaime Alemán’s substantial sector knowledge and experience in advising corporations and individuals.
Alejandro Ferrer has an “outstanding corporate practice” which focuses on advising clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
Eloy Alfaro B earns a plethora of recommendations on account of his leading expertise in mergers, acquisitions and public bid projects.
Carlos Cordero is a “corporate and M&A specialist”, who is adept at handling complex domestic and cross-border transactions in Central America.
Arturo Gerbaud comes highly recommended by commentators for his experience assisting banks in complex corporate transactions.
Morgan & Morgan sees five individuals listed.
Luis Manzanares is a go-practitioner with extensive experience advising private interest foundations and corporations in tax structures.
Inocencio Galindo receives commendations for his top-tier advice to private and public companies on corporate matters and project finance.
Carlos Ernesto González Ramírez is acclaimed for his stellar M&A and antitrust advice for multinational corporations.
From Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega, Ricardo Arango earns plaudits for his deep commercial expertise, which he exhibits in high-profile mergers throughout Panama.
Diego Herrera Dutari at Galindo Arias y López is praised by sources for being “well versed in a wide range of commercial law matters”.
Ivette Martinez of Ivette Martinez Attorney-at-Law is widely regarded as a leading Panamanian lawyer who possesses an “excellent grasp of corporate and commercial law”.