Central America: Insurance & Reinsurance 2019

In this chapter we highlight 10 of the leading insurance and reinsurance lawyers in the region. They stand out for their exceptional work handling transactional, regulatory and contentious matters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Neftalí Garro BLP, San José
2. Ricardo Cordero Baltodano Cordero & Cordero Abogados, San José

Costa Rica

Neftalí Garro of BLP is very “active in the market” according to sources who endorse his extensive experience handling reinsurance transactions and insurance agreements.

Ricardo Cordero Baltodano at Cordero & Cordero Abogados is lauded as “a very strong professional” by peers. He is singled out for his tremendous knowledge of insurance regulation.

Vector Legal’s Esteban Carranza is hailed as an “excellent insurance lawyer” by sources and has a strong practice in advising insurance companies and local banks.

Silvia Canales Coto of Consortium Legal is a “very experienced and capable practitioner” who is recognised for her first-rate work in the insurance and regulatory space. 

Founding partner of Finlex, Said Breedy, is “very knowledgeable in insurance law” applaud sources who highlight his impressive work advising prominent insurers and reinsurers across the region.

Dominican Republic

Ricardo Pellerano of Pellerano & Herrera is an authority on insurance law in the region. He possesses over 40 years of experience advising national and international companies in the insurance market.

El Salvador

Zygmunt Brett at Arias is held in high esteem for his insurance and corporate practice and is a trusted adviser to international and national clients in a range of industries.


Bertha Argüello of Arias receives widespread plaudits from peers who note she is well versed in compliance, restructuring and regulatory matters.  


Carlos Ernesto González Ramírez heads up the insurance practice at Morgan & Morgan. He is a standout name in the insurance market with vast experience advising notable international and domestic reinsurance and insurance companies.

Ernesto Arias, managing partner at Sucre Arias & Reyes, is credited with a “great track record”. His impressive experience spans a range of insurance matters including financing and structuring insurance companies. 

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