Consortium Legal is the largest provider of high-quality legal services in the Central American region with more than 170 attorneys and offices strategically located in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
The firm is consistently top ranked among the best law firms in the Central American region by prestigious international legal directories such as International Financial Law Review, Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer, Martindale and The Legal 500.
For three consecutive years Consortium Legal has been awarded “Central America Law Firm of the year” by IFLR, and “Best Central America Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers and Partners for six years.
Its office in Nicaragua is the only firm in the country that has been recognised for seven consecutive years as “Best Nicaragua Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers and Partners. Consortium was granted these awards for its high-quality service and innovation in new projects, its pioneering role in the region, as well as proof of market development and excellence in client representation.
Main international areas of practice
Banking, finance law and capital markets: Consortium offices have extensive and solid experience in this practice area. The firm provides advice to international and local banks, microfinance entities, as well other financial institutions on financial laws and regulations, financing transactions, guarantees and execution of contracts. In addition, the firm participates in structuring complex local or international financial operations; the Practice Group provides advice on corporate and structured transactions, such as asset securitisation, factoring, leasing and derivatives.
Corporate, commercial & M&A: Consortium handles acquisitions of companies and assets, corporate governance and compliance, business contracts, corporate structures and incorporation of companies, board of directors counselling, shareholder’s agreements, international trade, mergers and acquisitions, distribution, licensing and agency agreements, commercial transactions and contracts, as well as general corporate matters.
Intellectual property: Advice, protection, maintenance and defence of the firm client’s intellectual property rights, providing assistance in intellectual property acquisition, licence agreements, litigation, trademarks and patent registration and copyrights.
Litigation and arbitration: Consortium advises on administrative, civil, commercial, criminal and labour litigation, including requests for appeals and Supreme Court litigation. The senior lawyers of the department are litigators with at least 15 years of experience as litigators.
Tax: Consortium specialises in the tax aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, including business planning, corporate transactions and tax litigation.
Regulated sector: Consortium has extensive experience in dynamic economic sectors, providing regulatory, corporate, contractual and litigation services to clients in energy, mining, hydrocarbons, environment, forestry, fishing, telecommunications and aviation.
Real estate: Consortium provides real estate legal advice and services related to acquisition and sale of real estate assets, real asset due diligence, horizontal property, design and construction contracts, financing, parcelling, real estate property guarantees and leasing.
Labour law: Consortium provides assistance in labour and social security matters, including contracting, litigation, labour compliance, termination, drafting and enforcement of internal labour regulations, severance and liability assessments.
Penal law: Consortium advises defendants and victims in matters related to economic, financial and tax crimes, and in the prevention or defence of workplace crimes, such as those related to industrial accidents.
Migratory law: Consortium advises foreigners in the acquisition and renewals of temporary or permanent residence under any of the categories recognised by our migratory legislation.