Arias (El Salvador)

El Salvador

Impressive market leader

Established: 1942 Partners: 8 Total lawyers: 40

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This is an excerpt from the Latin Lawyer 250, the directory of Latin America's leading law firms.

Professional Notice

Reliability and excellence in customer service are the basis of Arias & Muñoz’ work, supported by the best legal talent in the region. 

Pioneers in the regionalisation of the Central American legal market, Arias & Muñoz has eight fully integrated offices spanning six countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras (Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula), Nicaragua, Costa Rica (San José and Guanacaste) and Panama, with over 160 attorneys, highly trained to provide full service in more than 30 practice areas. One of the largest and most highly respected law firms in Central America, since 1942 Arias & Muñoz has been setting the standard in effective solutions, award-winning client service and unparalleled innovation to the region’s legal market. 

Arias & Muñoz has been recognised with the following awards: Central America Law Firm of the Year” by IFLR in 2015 and 2008; “Central America Tax Firm of the Year” in 2015 by International Tax Review ; Central America Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers Latin America in 2014 and 2009; “Client Service Award” by Chambers Latin America in 2015, 2013, 2012 and 2011; “Women in Business Law Award” in Central America and Panama in 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012  by Euromoney ; “El Salvador Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers Latin America in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2009; “M&A Deal of the Year” by Latin Lawyer in 2007; and “Central America Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers Global in 2006. 

The firm represents a wide array of clients doing business in the region, from major multinational corporations, to medium and small businesses, as well as individuals.

Main practice areas include:

Arbitration and litigation: General advice to companies facing litigation of various types and different instances, before administrative or judicial forums. This includes out-of-court settlements, alternative mechanisms for dispute resolutions and skilful litigation.

Antitrust: Merger clearance, cartel investigation and litigation, competition-related litigation, intellectual property antitrust, compliance counselling and training programmes, antitrust disputes including private damages, commercial disputes and judicial reviews.

Banking and finance: Structuring finance projects with development and international commercial banks and counselling financial institutions and multinational companies in complex corporate and financial transactions.

Corporate and commercial: Establishment and beginning of operations, governance, M&A, due diligence, contracts, corporate immigration and day-to-day legal needs.

Intellectual property: Trademark registration, patents, oppositions and all matters related to intellectual property protection.

Labour law: Preparation and formalisation of labour contracts, drafting and filing of internal labour regulations, registrations with employment authorities, changes in employment terms and conditions, terminations, labour controversies between employers and their employees and negotiations of out-of-court settlements, labour dispute mediation and litigation of employment-related matters.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Negotiations and closings in selling and acquiring companies, acquisition of minority and controlling stages, businesses due diligence process and identifying legal contingencies.

Tax planning and litigation: Tax structuring, tax planning and tax litigation.

Telecommunications: Advice to telecoms, internet companies and call centres in business and regulatory matters.

Energy: Power purchase agreements, supply and other agreements necessary to enable the participation in the energy market, as well as assisting in obtaining regulatory permits.

Other practice areas:  administrative law, aviation and transportation, business immigration, capital markets and securities, civil law notary, consumer protection, environmental, franchising, government procurement, governmental relations, healthcare law and business, hotels and resorts, international trade, foreign investments and free trade zones, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property and health approvals, mining, oil and gas, project and infrastructure finance, public infrastructure and public private partnerships, real estate, technology, media and telecommunication, utility.

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

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This is an excerpt from the Latin Lawyer 250, the directory of Latin America's leading law firms.

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