Bertha Argüello

Arias - Nicaragua

Partner

Managua

+(505) 2298 1360

Market leader

Spanish
English


Bar admissions:

Costa Rica
Nicaragua

Jurisdictions:

Nicaragua

Practice areas:

Banking
Capital markets
M&A


Bertha M. Argüello has been part of the firm since 2003 and advises clients in banking and finance, corporate, commercial and mining matters.  She has coordinated and advised in the opening and acquisition of several banks and financial institutions in Nicaragua, as well as acting as counsel in restructuring, regulatory and compliance matters. She has also advised on both local and international corporations in financing and investment transactions as well as security structuring in the country and the Central American region.

  • Arias acted as Nicaragua counsel to Norfund in the granting of a subordinated loan to BANCO FICOHSA NICARAGUA, S.A. Bertha advised Norfund in the negotiation and structuring of the loan for $10,000,000.00, particularly the regulatory implications of capital structure, subordinated loan and requirements to qualify as such under the financial norms applicable in the country.
  • Bertha was local counsel to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in the negotiation, structure, and formalities for granting two loans to Mote Rosa mill, a subsidiary of the Sugar Unit of Pantaleón Group, dedicated to transforming sugar cane into sugars, honey, alcohols, and electricity. he IFC Loan consists of a short-term access to US$15,000,000.00, renewable annually for a period of 4 years, and a long-term loan of US$10,000,000.00 destined for working capital of the Monte Rosa Mill, as well as to the acquisition of machinery and equipment necessary for the mill´s operation.
  • Bertha advised Grupo Bimbo in negotiations and obtaining the approval of the proposed transaction before the local antitrust regulator. Grupo Bimbo sells its confectionery business, Ricolino, to Mondelez for US$1329 million, whic is subject to local audits and inspection with regards of antritrust regulations. Arias prepared the legal and commercial documents to ensure the validity of the transaction within a antritrust local law perspective.

  • Banking
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • M&A
  • Insurance

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Insurance
  • Mining

  • Law degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Centro America in San José, Costa Rica.
  • Authorized to practice law and as a Notary Public in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
  • Master of Laws degree from Harvard University School of Law.