Luisa Rivas

Arias - El Salvador


San Salvador

(503) 2257-0900

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:

El Salvador


El Salvador

Practice areas:

Project development

Luisa Rivas has focused her practice in corporate, commercial, financial and energy law, advising national and international companies, with emphasis on corporate, energy, contracts and M&A. Luisa has participated in several local and multi-jurisdictional legal transactions, advising different business groups in relation to their structure and acquisition, negotiation and execution of acquisitions, and corporate planning. She also advises the development of public infrastructure projects through traditional procedures such as public tenders and innovative commercial structures.

  • Advised Energía del Pacífico, Ltda. de C.V., (subsidiary of Invenergy Clean Power LLC) in the execution of the US$500 million Loan Agreement and local guarantees to operate a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) power generation project in El Salvador with a capacity of 378MW. 
  • Legal advice to Proyecto La Trinidad, Ltda. De C.V. in the execution of a $45 million Loan Agreement with OPIC, which is going to be used to develop, construct and operate a solar power photovoltaic project in El Salvador with a combined capacity of 22.56 MW.
  • Arias advised Invenergy Clean Power El Salvador Ltda. de C.V., who has the capacity of lender, in the signing and execution of an equity holder loan agreement of $29 million in which has agreed to make several disbursements to the borrower with respect to the borrower’s obligations. 

  • Energy Law
  • M&A
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Banking, Finance and Insurance
  • Administrative and Constitutional Law
  • Labour Law and Business Immigration
  • Real Estate

  • Commercial
  • Financial
  • Corporate
  • Energy
  • M&A

  • PhD in Private Law from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.
  • Masters in Business Law from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.
  • Master's Degree in Financial and Business Law from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana of Colombia.
  • Law Degree from Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado.
  • Attended the Negotiation Program at the Harvard Negotiation Institute, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.