Central America: Franchise & Distribution 2018

In this chapter, we highlight 17 leading lawyers. Many of the individuals listed here boast general corporate practices, and all are regularly engaged in issues related to franchise and distribution.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Rolando García M Arias, San José
2. Pedro Muñoz Dentons Muñoz, San José
3. Carolina Trejos BLP, San José


Costa Rica

ALFREDO FOURNIER & ASOCIADOS achieves two listings in this chapter.
Founding partner Alfredo Fournier-Beeche is a top name in the market. With over 50 years’ experience in the legal sector, he is known for his vast expertise handling a range of commercial matters.
Octavio Fournier M draws praise for his expert handling of joint venture transactions and broad expertise in franchise matters. 

Rolando García M of ARIAS wins high praise from clients who consider him “great on distribution matters” and commend his “responsiveness, timeliness and outstanding negotiation skills”.

At DENTONS MUÑOZ, Pedro Muñoz “is a great name” in the Costa Rican market and is known for his strategic advice on cross-border investment matters. 

Carolina Trejos of BLP is a seasoned transactional adviser and a highly regarded franchising expert; she stands out as an excellent contract negotiator.


At MAYORA & MAYORA, senior partner Claudia Pereira comes highly recommended for her extensive franchising expertise and deep knowledge of foreign investment and financing matters.


José Rafael Rivera Ferrari is a standout name at CONSORTIUM LEGAL. He is held in high esteem as an excellent franchise lawyer and is regularly instructed on a range of commercial matters.

BUFETE MEJIA & ASOCIADOS is home to Ricardo Mejia, a widely recognised lawyer in the Honduran market. With over 30 years’ experience, he is a go-to adviser for a range of major clients.  


ALVARADO Y ASOCIADOS’ founding partner Gloria Maria de Alvarado impresses peers with her intricate knowledge of franchise law and joint venture agreements. She draws praise for her strategic commercial insights and vast transactional experience.


At Panamanian law firm FÁBREGA MOLINOJosé Agustín Preciado Miro is a long-standing fixture in the market who stands out for his sophisticated counsel on a broad range of business issues.

Cristina de Alba of ALEMÁN CORDERO GALINDO & LEE is a prominent practitioner who is well known for her excellent franchise practice.

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