Central America: Data, Telecoms & Media 2018

In our inaugural chapter for this practice area, 15 practitioners across five jurisdictions are recognised in our research this year for the impressive work they have engaged in. Regulation and transactional matters are prominent areas of focus for many of those highlighted in the region.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Jaime Angeles Angeles Pons, Santo Domingo
2. Annette Bárcenas Olivardia Alfaro Ferrer & Ramírez, Panama City


Costa Rica

At CIBER REGULACIÓN, Juan Manuel Campos is “a really relevant name in the market” and is known to “work with a lot of the main players in the industry”. He has specialist knowledge of the telecoms sector from time spent working within the industry and is particularly praised for his advisory work.

SOLEY SABORÍO’s Erick Jiménez-Gonzalez is a first-rate name in the Costa Rican market who is highly thought of by respondents. He provides advice to a range of clients and has a wealth of specialist knowledge in matters relating to the interconnection of the electricity sector and telecoms.

BLP’s Eduardo Calderón is noted by sources for his experience working with large-scale clients. He has over 15 years’ experience in the field, with expertise in areas including the acquisition of telecoms assets and sectorial disputes.

Dominican Republic

ANGELES PONSJaime Angeles is one of the most distinguished names in the market, with over 30 years of experience devoted to data, telecoms and media issues. He advises and represents clients on such areas as consumer protection and entertainment matters.


At ARIAS, Luis Pedro del Valle is an outstanding practitioner with a strong reputation in the Guatemalan market. He has extensive experience advising clients on regulatory matters pertaining to the telecoms industry.


AGUILAR CASTILLO LOVE’s Juan José Alcerro-Milla is a highly respected name in the market. He has extensive experience in a range of areas, with a particular focus on the media sector. He is also an expert on matters concerning the DR-CAFTA.


ALFARO FERRER & RAMÍREZ has "a great lawyer" in Annette Bárcenas Olivardia according to market commentators. She is highly knowledgeable on matters relating to telecoms and the regulations therein and is praised by sources for her "detail-oriented approach".

At ALEMÁN CORDERO GALINDO & LEE, founding partner Carlos G Cordero is an outstanding practitioner who commands great respect from respondents. He has a well-established practice and offers clients over 40 years’ experience gained in private practice, government and corporate roles.

Siaska Lorenzo of ARIAS is recognised by respondents for her outstanding work in the field. She is “very good on the detail” and has particular knowledge of matters arising from regulatory matters in the Panamanian telecoms industry.

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