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Arias

Arias

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Arias was established in 1942 by Francisco Armando Arias (1915–2013), and today it continues to be is the most recommended firm in Central America, with 76 years of experience in providing accurate and timely solutions based on our clients’ goals and backed by a great team of professionals, highly focused on client service.

Our heritage, passion for law and commitment to quality allow us to grow along with the region and overcome new challenges in each country in which we operate: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

OUR TEAM

We offer our clients the  best legal talent in the  region. The Arias team comprises 31 partners and over 141 specialised attorneys in more than 33 practice areas. Clients highly value our team’s ability to handle local and cross-border transactions and our unparalleled experience,  which  includes  participating in many of the region’s most important deals and advising the world’s leading companies.

MAIN PRACTICE AREAS

Arbitration and litigation: We advise companies facing litigation of various types before administrative or judicial forums. This includes out-of-court settlements, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and skilful litigation. Our team also has vast experience in international and local arbitration.

Antitrust: Advice on concentrations, competition-related litigation, clearance, cartel investigation and litigation, compliance, counselling and training programmes, antitrust disputes, commercial disputes and judicial reviews, among others.

Banking and finance: Structuring finance projects with development and international commercial banks and counselling financial institutions and multinational companies in corporate and financial transactions.

Corporate and commercial: Our corporate practice serves national and multinational corporations in different industries including aviation, hospitality, energy, banking, pharmaceutical and technology. We provide advice on corporate governance, start-up projects, due diligence, contracts, corporate law, commercial law, immigration and day-to-day legal needs.

Energy: We provide advice on  the  successful  development of energy generation projects, from the initial investment phase to the beginning of operations, as well as in the distribution sector and electricity market. We  have  vast  experience  in public tenders, regulatory compliance issues before different public entities, power purchase agreements, and supply and other agreements necessary to enable participation in the energy market.

Intellectual property: Our intellectual  property  department is well known and respected among the leading IP specialised firms and companies in Latin America, US and Europe. Clients turn to Arias for representation and work in the region, especially in matters related to managing their trademark and patent portfolios, as well as providing assessment in matters related to copyrights, technology, data protection, life sciences, and health regulatory matters, and other related issues.

Labour law: Drafting and execution of labour contracts, internal labour regulations, registrations with employment authorities, changes in employment terms and conditions, terminations, labour controversies and negotiations of out- of-court settlements, labour dispute mediation, litigation of employment-related matters and corporate immigration.

Mergers and acquisitions: Negotiations and closings in selling and acquiring companies, acquisition of minority and controlling interest, business due diligence procedures and identifying legal contingencies.

Regulatory: Through our extensive knowledge of local regulations, we provide regulatory advice on consumer protection, data protection and privacy, energy, environment, finance, telecommunications, media and technology, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, among other matters.

Tax planning and litigation: Tax structuring, tax planning, tax litigation, transfer pricing, free trade zones and fiscal grounds, municipal taxes, customs, among others.

Other practice areas: Administrative law, aviation, compliance, anti-money laundering and anti-corruption, franchising, government procurement, international trade, foreign investments, insurance and reinsurance, oil and gas, project and infrastructure finance, public private partnerships and real estate, among others.

GUATEMALA

(502) 2382 7700

EL SALVADOR

(503) 2257 0900

HONDURAS

Tegucigalpa (504) 2221 4505
San Pedro Sula (504) 2550 2202
contact.honduras@ariaslaw.com

NICARAGUA

(505) 2298 1360

COSTA RICA

(506) 4036 2800

PANAMÁ

(507) 282 1400

Awards

Who's Who Legal Awards 2019


Country and State Awards
Latin America - Nicaragua

San José, Costa Rica

Avenida Escazú Torre Lexus

San Salvador, El Salvador

Calle La Mascota #533 Colonia San Benito

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Diagonal 6, 10-01 zona 10 Centro Gerencial Las Margaritas, Torre II,

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Centro Comercial El Dorado 6° Piso Boulevard Morazán

Managua, Nicaragua

Edificio Escala Piso 3

Panama City, Panama

Torre Global, Piso 24 Oficina 2401, Calle 50
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Costa Rica

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El Salvador

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Corporate Immigration

El Salvador

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Guatemala

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Corporate Tax

Costa Rica

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Nicaragua

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Data

Guatemala

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Honduras

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Panama

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Nicaragua

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Panama

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Environment

Nicaragua

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Panama

Siaska Lorenzo

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Franchise

Costa Rica

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Labour Employment & Benefits

El Salvador

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Guatemala

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Litigation

Costa Rica

Guatemala

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M&A and Governance

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Vicente Lines

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El Salvador

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Guatemala

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Luis Pedro del Valle

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Honduras

Mario Agüero

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Evangelina Lardizabal

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Nicaragua

Bertha Argüello

Bertha Argüello

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Ana Teresa Rizo

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Mediation

Costa Rica

Guatemala

Mario Archila

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Honduras

Fanny Rodríguez

Fanny Rodríguez

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Mining

Nicaragua

Bertha Argüello

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Gustavo Vargas

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Panama

Siaska Lorenzo

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Patents

El Salvador

Morena Zavaleta

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Project Finance

Costa Rica

Vicente Lines

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El Salvador

Armando Arias

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Roberta Gallardo

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Honduras

Evangelina Lardizabal

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Nicaragua

Bertha Argüello

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Ana Teresa Rizo

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Real Estate

Nicaragua

Róger Pérez

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Trademarks

El Salvador

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