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 was 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 Honduras was awarded “Best Honduras Law Firm of the Year” for the third 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 advises prestigious banks and financial institutions on financial laws and regulations in the five countries; on aspects related to structuring of complex local or international financial transactions; project finance; and on all types of corporate and structured transactions, such as asset securitisation, factoring, and leasing and derivatives.
Corporate, commercial and M&A: Consortium handles incorporations of companies, board resolutions, general shareholders’ meetings, drafting and executive contracts, international trade, mergers and acquisitions, distribution, licensing and agency agreements, commercial transactions and contracts, as well as general corporate matters. Consortium – Honduras advised with the financing for the construction of two big-name hotels in Honduras, for US$1 million.
Intellectual property: Consortium advises on trademark, patent and copyright law, IP litigation, enforcement actions and registrations of IP rights, cancellation proceedings and licensing, etc. Consortium offices handled the registration of 224 geographical indications of the European Union.
Litigation and arbitration: Consortium advises on administrative, civil, commercial, criminal and labour litigation, including requests for appeals and Supreme Court litigation. Partners Jose Rivera, Gustavo León Gómez and Ulises Mejia obtained a positive ruling in an important arbitration process for a prestigious international financial institution.
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 issues such as telecommunications, energy, mining, environment, etc.
Real estate: Consortium has comprehensive experience with contracts related to real estate, horizontal property, work and construction contracts, financing, parcelling, securities, purchase, sales and leases in real estate, including the respective authorisations and registrations.
Labour law: Consortium oversees the interpretation of labour laws and international treaties in effect in Central America, the drafting and enforcement of internal labour regulations and the calculation of labour liabilities and actuarial studies.
Penal law: Consortium advises defendants and victims in subjects related to economic, financial and tax crimes, and in the prevention or defence of financial crimes, such as the results of 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.www.consortiumlegal.com