Central America: Aviation 2019

We highlight 18 lawyers from the region who are noted for their ability and experience that runs the gamut of contentious, financing and regulatory matters in the aviation space.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Alina Nassar Nassar Abogados, San José
2. Tomás F Nassar Perez Nassar Abogados, San José
3. Rodolfo A Mesa Chavez Mesa Abogados, Santo Domingo

Costa Rica

Nassar Abogados sees two experts listed here.
Alina Nassar is “an excellent lawyer” and “a pioneer in the area” applaud sources. She leads the group’s aviation practice and expertly advises clients across a range of continuous and transactional matters.
Tomás Nassar Perez excels in high-stakes aviation disputes and is renowned for his profound ability when handling contentious aviation proceedings.

Arias also has two standout practitioners recognised.
Victoria Hernández García possesses vast experience in the transportation sector where she is well respected for her deep knowledge of aviation regulation.
Carlos Camacho is a standout figure in the aviation market where he is recognised for his adept handling of complex finance and corporate mandates.

At COLBS Estudio Legal, founding partner Javier Escalante is held in high regard among sources who consider him a top name for sophisticated aviation regulatory issues.

Dominican Republic

Rodolfo Mesa Chavez from Mesa Abogados is a go-to resource for aviation matters in the market where he is endorsed for his deep expertise in international aviation disputes and insurance claims.

Maria Esther Fernández Alvarez de Pou at Raful Sicard & Polanco is a highly sought-after practitioner thanks to her profound knowledge of aviation contentious proceedings and regulation.  


Garcia & Bodan’s Jazna Vanessa Oqueli De Riera has notable expertise in corporate and commercial matters arising out of aviation proceedings. She works with high-profile airlines and offers them invaluable expertise in financing and loan issues.


María de Lourdes Marengo at Patton Moreno & Asvat focuses her practice on advising clients on large-scale aviation financings, leasing and commercial matters in addition to regulatory concerns.

At Galindo Arias y López, Cristina Lewis de la Guardia heads the firm’s aviation team and possesses deep expertise in related transactional and regulatory matters.

Ramón Ricardo Arias Porras is an experienced corporate lawyer renowned for his brilliant work in advising aviation companies on large-scale transactions including M&A and securities.

Roy Durling of Arias, Fabrega & Fabrega focuses on complex and high-value asset financing in the aviation sphere. Sources note his talents, affirming that “for aviation financing he's above the rest”.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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