Gustavo Vargas impresses market commentators with his adept handling of complex transactions across the energy and mining sectors.
Gustavo-Adolfo is a member of Arias’ corporate department. His transactional practice involves structuring and drafting complex deals, often encompassing issues in the areas of corporate law and minority shareholders' rights, real estate, regulatory and other complex legal issues. He has advised banks and international financial institutions, as well as multilateral institutions, in the granting of credits, including the structuring and negotiation of agreements. He has also participated in various local and regional mergers and acquisitions in industries as diverse as telecommunications, mining, energy, oil and gas, hospitality and restaurants, and retail. He has also represented national and foreign investors in the structuring of important commercial transactions and the process of obtaining governmental authorisations in diverse regulated sectors. He was appointed partner in 2014.
He worked in Washington, DC at the legal division of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), as a member of the IDB group. In this capacity he was part of the team of lawyers in charge of financing in the form of direct loans and equity investments and lines of credit to local financial intermediaries, and in investment funds across all the Latin American and Caribbean region.
Gustavo has a law degree (LLB) from the American University in Managua, Nicaragua, He is authorised as a practising attorney and notary public in Nicaragua and holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree with an emphasis on business and corporate law from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois.