Central America: Insurance & Reinsurance 2018

In this chapter we highlight nine first-rate insurance and reinsurance lawyers. The individuals listed here have been highly recommended by peers and clients alike for their expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters including coverage disputes, compliance and transactional matters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Neftalí Garro BLP, San José
2. Said Breedy Finlex, San José


Costa Rica

Neftalí Garro of BLP is a leading name in the region. He is considered “very knowledgeable in insurance law” and impresses peers with his combination of transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution expertise.

FINLEX’s founding partner Said Breedy is a top name for insurance and reinsurance work in Central America. Peers speak highly of his product structuring expertise and say, “He does great work with intermediaries.”

At CORDERO & CORDERO ABOGADOS, Ricardo Cordero Baltodano “is extremely knowledgeable” in insurance matters and is highlighted as a go-to lawyer among US clients. 

VECTOR LEGAL’s Esteban Carranza has a strong presence in the market and is highlighted for his sophisticated advice to banks and insurance companies.

Silvia Canales Coto at CONSORTIUM LEGAL leads the insurance and regulatory practice and is extremely well known for her broad industry knowledge and first-rate work in the space.

Dominican Republic

Ricardo Pellerano, managing partner at PELLERANO & HERRERA, is highlighted as one of the top insurance lawyers in the country. With over 40 years’ experience, he is one of the most experienced practitioners in the Central American insurance market.


At ARIAS José Augusto Toledo is an esteemed expert in insurance law. Peers speak highly of his sophisticated financial knowledge and extensive international experience.


Bertha Argüello at ARIAS has built a strong insurance practice and is a trusted adviser to both major domestic and international industry players.


Carlos Ernesto González Ramírez leads the insurance group at MORGAN & MORGAN. He has represented major multinational clients from a broad range of industries and draws praise for his extensive experience in complex transactions and disputes.

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