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J Humberto Medina-Alva

J Humberto Medina-Alva

Central LawAvenida Junior entre 5 y 6 callesEdificio 504San Pedro SulaHondurasCódigo Pos

National Leader

Central America - Corporate 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Humberto Medina is a "foremost business adviser and authority on corporate matters in the Central American region".


Mr Medina Alva is a managing partner of CENTRAL LAW in Honduras and is in charge of the banking, corporate, and foreign investment departments of the firm. He is based at the firm’s San Pedro Sula office. His practice is dedicated mainly to complex transactions in the realm of commerce, finance and corporations.

After graduating as an attorney from the Universidad Autónoma de Honduras, Medina continued his studies abroad at Yale University Business School (management programme for lawyers) and later at Stanford University Business School (executive negotiation and influence strategy programme).

He has recently completed a master’s degree in civil procedural law at the UTH / Honduras, in collaboration with Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain.

Attorney Medina was vice-president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Honduras (AMCHAM) from 2011 to 2013, and of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Honduras (CAMACOES). He was vice-president of the Honduran Bar Association from 2004 to 2006.

He is currently an adviser of the board of directors of AMCHAM and was a director of the board of directors of the Banco de Occidente from 1999 to 2015.

He is ranked as a leading attorney in his practice area by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global, and is the author of publications about incentives to investment, such as Open for Business (Latin Lawyer Newsletter, August 2011); “Honduras is eager to preserve its environment” (Guide to Energy & Natural Resources, June 2012); “Honduras eyes outsourcing with new law” (Latin Lawyer, October 2012); and “Infrastructure Investment in the main port of Honduras” (Latin Lawyer, April 2013).

Additionally, he is a speaker at seminars about local and foreign investment in Latin America, and a member of the Bar Association of Honduras, the IBA and INTA.

He speaks Spanish and English.

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