Aguilar Castillo Love is known for its work with financing and developing renewable energy projects. One M&A deal saw the firm advise on the Honduran aspects of the proposed global merger of Clariant and Huntsman Corporation.
The firm moves up in the financial and corporate rankings to tier one this year.
Key clients include Mexichem – Netafim, Grupo Flores and Elásticos Centroamericanos y Textiles.
Arias has worked on project finance, bond issues, credit facilities and acquisitions.
The firm often works on the local aspect of regional deals. One such deal saw the firm advise Grupo Unicomer on a placement of international bonds. In another deal the firm advised ING bank on the financing of irrigation systems.
Key clients include International Finance Corporation, Grupo Unicomer and ING Bank.
Bufete Rosa & Asociados has worked on an acquisition, bond issue and equity restructuring among others. The equity restructuring involved advising Banrural Honduras on its equity restructuring.
Port Royal Development Group and Banrural Honduras are key clients of the firm.
"We have worked with Leonidas Rosa Suazo, partner at Bufete Rosa & Asociados, for over a period of one year in relation to the acquisition of a company in Honduras and also setting up a business in Honduras. We are extremely satisfied with the services provided by Leonidas and his team. The required services were provided in a professional manner. Mr. Leonidas is well versed with the laws in Honduras and is well equipped to provide advice on commercial transactions.” - M&A
In one key deal, Central Law advised on the Honduran aspects of Energizer Holdings' acquisition of the global batteries business segment from Spectrum Brands Holdings. British Telecom is another key client.
"I have been very happy with Central Law's work. It has been responsive to my clients' needs." - Corporate restructuring
Consortium Honduras is one of the leading firms in the market. The firm has been active on mergers, project finance and project development deals over the research period. The firm advised Energías Limpias del Yaguala on the finance of the 63 MW hydro Project. Other key clients include Nucor and Walmart.
ECIJA is active within the energy and infrastructure sectors. One deal saw the firm advise Banco Lafise on developing a PPP for construction government buildings. Other deals involve a capital increase, a transfer of shares and general corporate advice. Pfizer, Grupo Opsa are clients of the firm.
"[The firm] is one of the best law firms in Honduras. Rosalinda Cruz and Roberto Williams are the key attorneys in the law firm." - M&A
"Responsive lawyers in a complex legal services market, with a high professionalism in the team and the assignment of a task to the most capable attorney in the firm." - M&A, Project development
EY Law is an active financial and corporate firm.
The firm advised Zhong Guo on its dissolution process.
Key clients include Desarrolladora De Tierras, Continental Seguridad y Soluciones Interactivas and JCA Inversiones.
García & Bodán is making a name for itself through its advice on some of the largest financing deals in the market.
One deal involved the firm’s advice to Honduran Inversiones Atlántida on its bond issue, which was notable because it was a case of a Honduran private company issuing international notes. Other key matters include advice to the Republic of Honduras on a bond issue and to Grupo Monge on a multi-jurisdictional loan.
Key clients include McDonald’s Mesoamérica and Grupo Lala.
"It is a highly responsive firm." - Project finance
"Its work is good, and it is responsible and orderly. The firm has good knowledge of the areas of interest." - M&A, Project finance
"The firm is highly knowledgeable, offers excellent relationships, excellent networking, and fast and clear assesments." - Banking
Gustavo Zacapa & Asociados is active across the financial and corporate space. The firm has advised clients on operating in Honduras, credit facilities, increasing capital and has provided general corporate advice to clients. Specifics of transactions were confidential but the firm advises the likes of Grupo Monge and Pan-American Life Insurance Company.
"The owners are very involved in the business and have integrity." - Banking
Gutiérrez Falla & Asociados has been particularly active on project development matters over the research period. One deal included advising NaanDanJain on developing an irrigation project.
Other clients include Electrum LTD and Bestbrands.
"The first important thing is that we have a good work relationship due to the high level of knowledge of the lawyers. It is in charge of developing all the corporate issues of the company." - M&A, Project development
Lexincorp has advised on projects, loans and other corporate matters over the research period. One deal saw the firm advise Blue Orchar Microfinance with loans to ficohsa Bank. In another deal the firm helped review contracts related to the development of turnpikes.
Key clients include Sony, Laboratorios Sanofi and Standard Charter Bank.
Mayora & Mayora has worked on project development, capital increase and M&A matters over the research period. The firm works in a range of sectors but has recently worked in telecommunications, energy, construction and financial services. The firm advises the likes of Proteger and GFA Consulting Group.