Central America: Asset Recovery 2019

In this chapter we recognise nine lawyers for their leading expertise in the field of asset recovery, assisting domestic and international clients with the tracing and recovery of assets.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Alejandro Pignataro Pignataro Asociados, San José  
2. Ashanti Arthurs Martin Balderamos Arthurs LLP, Belmopan
3.David M Mizrachi Fidanque MDU Legal, Panama City


At Balderamos Arthurs, Ashanti Arthurs Martin is singled out as “the main name” to go to in Belize for asset-tracing matters. She ranks highly this year as one of the foremost experts in the region and is esteemed for her leading work on multi-jurisdictional fraud cases.

Costa Rica

Alejandro Pignataro at Pignataro Abogados is a pre-eminent figure in the asset recovery space. He enjoys a stellar reputation among sources as “really outstanding, prepared, responsive and a top-notch professional”. 

Dominican Republic

Aimee Prieto at Prieto Cabrera & Asociados is internationally recognised as a top name for asset recovery work, particularly relating to fraud investigations and litigation.


Carrillo y Asociados performs well this year with four lawyers highlighted.
Emanuel Callejas is “really well regarded” in the Central American market for his leading expertise in fraud and corruption-related asset tracing.
Alfonso Carrillo M receives widespread plaudits from international peers who applaud his impressive handling of asset recovery relating to fraud and insolvency proceedings.
Rodrigo Callejas A is hailed as a “smart and dedicated” lawyer who commands respect from peers with his profound knowledge of insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings.
Francisco Chávez B is a well-established name in the asset tracing space, where he gains recognition thanks to his exceptional work on high-value litigation proceedings.


Global Elite Thought Leader David Mizrachi Fidanque at MDU Legal is a distinguished figure in the region. He enjoys a strong profile in the market for his work following on from fraud investigations and litigation proceedings.

Fábrega Molino’s Miguel Urriola Maylin wins international recognition for his expertise when it comes to asset-tracing matters, an area in which he possesses over 20 years of experience.

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