This year we recognise 74 lawyers who stand out for their excellent work in domestic and international dispute resolution. Practitioners included represent clients in complex litigation and arbitration proceedings spanning a wide array of sectors.
Most highly regarded
Balderamos Arthurs’ Ashanti Arthurs Martin is an “outstanding practitioner” who excels in labour, real estate, commercial and fraud disputes.
Peers recognise Róger Guevara of Batalla as a “strong competitor” who is “very active” in civil liability disputes.
With over 30 years’ experience, Alejandro Batalla is one of the “best on the market” due to his litigation and arbitration expertise.
The “excellent” Roy Herrera at Dentons is “very active in litigation and dispute resolution proceedings”, excelling in multi-jurisdictional matters.
Sources applaud the “exceedingly smart” Mauricio Salas from BLP as a “top competitor” who is “excellent as counsel” in arbitration proceedings.
Andrea Hulbert of Hulbert Volio Montero is celebrated by clients as a “very professional and efficient lawyer” who “demonstrates a profound knowledge of the case at hand during arbitration hearings”.
Zurcher Odio & Raven’s Jonatán Picado is a “first-rate practitioner” who is highly esteemed as an “excellent litigator”.
The “outstanding” Alejandro Pignataro from Pignataro Abogados has over 20 years’ experience in fraud and civil litigation.
Independent Arbitrator Rodrigo Oreamuno is known as “a legend in international arbitration”, with one source further hailing him for his “impressive knowledge of investor-state arbitrations”.
CJA Abogados’ founding partner Jorge Manuel Chacón Mora comes highly recommended as a “go-to lawyer in arbitration” who “excels in his role as arbitrator”.
Fabiola Medina Garnes of Medina Garrigó Abogados SRL is praised for her “impressive advocacy skills as counsel and reliability as arbitrator”. Her substantial experience spans financial, tax and telecommunications disputes.
Jesús Francos Rodríguez comes highly recommended for his top-tier dispute resolution practice, where he excels in a wide range of sectors.
RAFUL SICARD POLANCO & FERNÁNDEZ’s Maria Esther Fernández Alvarez de Pou is lauded as an “outstanding practitioner” with prolific experience in aviation disputes.
At Prieto Cabrera & Asociados SRL, Aimee Prieto is recognised as a “leading figure in dispute resolution”, where she possesses substantial knowledge of litigation management and arbitration.
Leading practitioner Humberto Sáenz Marinero of Novis Estudio Legal is a “brilliant lawyer” who excels in construction, energy and constitutional dispute resolution.
At Romero Pineda & Asociados, Carlos Castillo has over 30 years’ experience in trademark infringement cases and other contentious IP matters.
Mario Enrique Sáenz at Sáenz & Asociados is known for his “focus on litigation and arbitration”. His areas of expertise encompass corporate, constitutional and competition law.
Ricardo Cevallos from Ricardo Cevallos y Asociados is “a well-known arbitration practitioner” with over 25 years of experience.
Carrillo & Asociados enters five practitioners this year.
Rodolfo Alegria T is highlighted for his top-tier handling of energy related disputes and is very active in the Central America region.
Emanuel Callejas A is an “excellent practitioner” who stands out for his experience in litigation proceedings and asset recovery-related matters.
Consortium Legal’s Alvaro Rodrigo Castellanos Howell is heralded as “an outstanding arbitrator” with notable expertise in banking and foreign investment issues.
At Arias, Mario Archila continues to impress peers with his in-depth knowledge of tax and administrative disputes.
Juan Carlos Castillo-Chacón from Aguilar Castillo Love is renowned for his “considerable experience in litigation” relating to a wide range of finance, project and corporate matters.
Ulises Mejía León Gómez at Consortium Legal cements his place as a go-to arbitrator and litigator in Central America, with peers highlighting his vast experience in a wide range of commercial disputes.
Benito Arturo Zelaya Cálix at Lexincorp Central American Law Firm is highly respected by peers for his adept handling of complex disputes in the construction, banking and energy sectors.
Sources praise Arias’ Fanny Rodríguez as a “seasoned litigation professional” who “excels in conflict resolution”.
Alemán Cordero Galindo & Lee have an impressive four practitioners listed.
Jorge Federico Lee earns a plethora of commendations, with sources hailing him as “an excellent counsel” in domestic and international commercial arbitration.
Eduardo Gomez A is an “excellent lawyer” who is heralded by peers for his incisive handling of litigation and arbitration proceedings.
The “excellent” Alejandro Ferrer is a well-established litigator and arbitrator with notable experience in disputes across a wide range of sectors.
Carlos Cordero is a senior statesman in contentious issues, with sources recommending him for his vast experience in commercial disputes.
Peers celebrate Morgan & Morgan’s José Carrizo as “one of the most active attorneys in the market”, noting his skill in complex litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Independent Arbitrator Katherine González Arrocha is lauded as “an excellent arbitrator in domestic and international disputes”, with peers further praising her “great mind” and “client oriented approach”.
At KATZ & LOPEZ, Esteban López Moreno receives widespread acclaim for his top-tier practice in investor-state and commercial arbitration.