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Central America - Corporate

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Lilian Arias expertly advises clients in transactional matters covering large-scale M&A and financing, as well as complex governance and corporate strategy-making.


Lilian’s legal practice is focused on corporate; commercial; banking and finance; stock markets; telecommunications; mergers and acquisitions; tax planning; and international contracts, among others.

For many years, she has advised some of the largest national and international companies in the region by assisting them in mergers, acquisitions, privatisations, financing and tax-planning transactions. She has advised international financial institutions in the structuring of loans and guarantees, as well as multinational companies.

Lilian advises companies on their corporate structuraries and corporate governance, as well as regulatory and restructuring issues, accompanying them in their expansion process inside and outside the country. She has advised boards on a range of matters, including the corporate, financial and fiscal areas of practice. She has coordinated acquisition and expansion projects in Central America and Mexico.

She is a member of the Salvadoran Banking Law Association; the Centre for Legal Studies of El Salvador; the Salvadoran Intellectual Property Association; the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO); and Lidera, an NGO that promotes ethics. She is a fellow of the Central American Leadership Initiative (CALI) of the Aspen Institute. 

She has a law degree from the José Matías Delgado University; and graduate studies in corporate and commercial law from Salamanca University, Spain. She attended the programme of instruction for lawyers at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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