El Salvador


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Financial and corporate
Aguilar Castillo Love

Aguilar Castillo Love has advised clients on financings, operating in El Salvador and deregistering from El Salvador. The firm has helped Banco Ficohsa Panama and Honduras grant credit lines to companies. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Bank of America are other key clients.


Arias continues to be a leading firm in El Salvador and has been active on credit facilities, bond issues and acquisitions.  The firm often works alongside its other offices on key regional deals 

One significant transaction for the firm involved its advice to Grupo Unicomer on its bond issue. In the M&A space, the firm advised Grupo Rudelman on the sale of its business operations.  

Key clients include IFC, Lifemiles and San Miguel 

Client feedback

"Arias is always practical and prompt in its advice; the two characteristics that I value most of law firms with whom we collaborate. Arias also manages its network in Central America very effectively for matters involving financings in multiple countries." - Banking 

Benjamín Valdez & Asociados

Benjamín Valdez & Asociados is active in project development and restructuring and insolvency.

The firm advised a group of developers led by Prosiba on a real estate project in San Salvador.

Key clients include Transportes Unidos Centroamericanos, Bunge Central America and PriceSmart El Savador.


BLP El Salvador maintains an active financial and corporate presence in El Salvador.  

Most transactional highlights this research period involved financings, but the firm advised Banco Procredit on its acquisition by Banco AtlantidaOne significant financing matter saw the firm advise FMO Nederland on a loan to Fedecredito 

Bank of Nova Scotia and World Business Capital are also key clients. 

Client feedback

"The firm's partner in El Salvador has a profound knowledge of the financial market in our country." - Banking 

Ricardo Cevallos

"He has excellent knowledge of the industry. He is the face of the firm.”

Central Law El Salvador

Central Law El Salvador has advised on loans, acquisitions, restructurings and general regulatory matters over the research period. The firm advised on the merger of Mabe El Salvador and Atlas Distribuidora.  

The firm has advised the likes of Towerbank International and Energizer Holdings over the research period.  

Consortium Legal

Most of the transactional highlights of Consortium Legal took place in banking and finance but the firm advised on a notable acquisition in the pawn shop sector.  

Consortium has an impressive array of banking clients which allows the firm a presence on some of the most prominent financing deals in the country. One key deal saw the firm advise Credit Suisse on a financing to MRO Holdings, Aeroman and MRO Florida.  

The firm advises the likes of FMO, Citigroup Global Markets and Bladex.  

Client feedback

"Not only excellent lawyers but people you can trust. A well consolidated team with wide experience, a regional view and integration. It's experienced in banking and financial operations with an excellent reputation." - Banking

"It has excellent knowledge of the alternative financial market." - Banking 

Diego Martin

“Very technical, a lot of expertise.”

Oscar Samour

“A person I trust, an excellent lawyer with fresh ideas, always willing to listen and provide wise advice.”

EY Law

EY Law has worked on an acquisition and has advised a client on the construction of a photovoltaic power plant. Over the research period, the firm, formerly regional firm Pacheco Coto, merged with EY.

García & Bodán

García & Bodán provides general corporate advice to a variety of clients. One important deal saw the firm advisInternational Business & Trade with a public bid for turnkey construction and equipment of the San Miguel Regional Hospital. 

Other key clients include Creative Associates InternationalPanasonic Centroamérica and Logística Comercial El Salvador 

Client feedback

"We created a new entity in El Salvador in order to import, sell and distribute products from the US. We received immediate assistance and feedback from the firm achieving our assessment in a really short period of time."- Corporate

Guandique Segovia Quintanilla – Latamlex

Guandique Segovia Quintanilla – Latamlex is the El Salvadoran member of regional network LatamLex. The firm often works on high value financings. Transactional details this research period were confidential.  

Client feedback

"It has proven experience and knowledge on financial matters." - Banking 

Latin Alliance

LatinAlliance is active in financial and corporate law. The firm has advised clients loans, share purchase agreements and opening branches. 

The firm advised GTC Bank on granting a syndicated fiduciary loan to JOR. 

Significant clients include Grupo Coinpro and Grupo La Santé. 


Lexincorp is an active financial and corporate firm which has also been busy on key project development matters. In one such matter the firm worked on contracts for the El Chaparral hydroelectric project 

The firm advises the likes of Petenatti Centroamerica and MGM sustainable fund El Salvador. 

Mayora & Mayora

Mayora & Mayora is the El Salvadoran leg of Guatemala-based Mayora & Mayora. 

The firm has worked on share transfers, capital increases and syndicated loans. The firm advised Transactel El Salvador on the credit facility granted to Telus International in a syndicated deal involving 13 jurisdictions 

Key clients include Kimberly Clark and Papa Johns Pizza.  

Romero Pineda

Romero Pineda is a strong firm when it comes to banking and M&A deals. The firm works in a range of sectors, but recent deals have taken place in the aviation, energy, hospitality and healthcare sectors. The firm advises the likes of Western Energy, AB-Inbev and Banco Lafise Panama.