Sáenz & Asociados is a progressive commercial law firm built on its history of excellence. A firm that has proven abilities, expertise and networks that matter when you need to be at the forefront of current wisdom and practices. A firm with skilled people who can be relied upon to provide astute advice.
Sáenz & Asociados was founded in 1979 by brothers Humberto Sáenz-Cevallos and Mario Enrique Sáenz. The firm specialises in providing legal and financial counsel to national and international companies in different areas such as commercial law, corporate law, banking law, franchising, merges and acquisitions, intellectual property, administrative law, public and private bids, taxation, constitutional law, competition law, investments and international trades.
The firm has developed a tremendous experience in telecommunications as well as arbitration and litigation. Sáenz & Asociados is recognised for having a unique experience in local and international arbitration in El Salvador and Central America. It has participated in many local arbitrations in El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua, as well as international arbitration processes (commercial and investment) before the AAA, ICC, IACAC, CANACO, CENAC and ICSID in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panamá, México and the United States.
Sáenz & Asociados maintains excellent relations with both governmental institutions and private sector firms, which facilitates the achievement of our objectives and, more importantly, those of our clients. The attorneys work closely with their clients, concerned with all their practical matters, and analysing their legal issues in a commercial and financial context.
Members of Sáenz & Asociados have accumulated a vast experience in the corporate area, with some being or having been members of the board of directors of several local companies, banks, and governmental institutions. Some of its members have been part of the Judicial Branch, occupying important positions in the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice. The President of the law firm is a former Justice of the Administrative Chamber of the Salvadorian Supreme Court of Justice. Other members are presently representing important banks in El Salvador and have been accredited as arbitrators by the Salvadorian Chamber of Commerce. Sáenz & Asociados encourages everyone in its team to continually expand and enhance their skills through ongoing training and professional development initiatives.
Sáenz & Asociados started operations in the Republic of Guatemala in 2013, in Costa Rica in 2014 and in Nicaragua in 2016. These branches facilitate interregional business for its clients.
Saenz & Asociados is the El Salvador law firm member of MSI Global Alliance, a global partnership of over 250 independent law firms and financial consultants in Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia.
Our mission: We are a law firm with a strong academic ability and ethics, representing national and international clients, with emphasis on integrated corporate counsel and a high degree of expertise in alternative dispute resolution and regulatory aspects, contributing to the development of the economics of El Salvador and Central America.
Our vision: To be recognised as the best Central American firm both nationally and internationally.
Specialisation areas: Commercial and corporate law, merges and acquisitions, banking, international negotiation, telecommunication, anticompetitive practices, investment, intellectual property, constitutional law, real estate, labour law, arbitration and litigation.
Partners: Mario Enrique Sáenz, Claudia Margarita Sáenz Cevallos, Humberto Sáenz Marinero, Estela Lissette Sáenz de Colorado, Mario Antonio Sáenz Marinero, Ana Guadalupe Sáenz Padilla, Javier Antonio Sandoval, Geraldina Mendoza Parker and Arturo Guerrero.
Associates: Luis Gerardo Hernández Jovel, Marcela Stephany Castillo, Oscar Rene Alas, Rafael Arturo Muñoz, Marcela Eugenia Mancía, Julio Abarca, Linett Chavez, Esteban Duque-Estrada and Linda Pleitez.Boulevard Orden de Malta Sur,
Edificio Eben-Ezer, 4o nivel,
Urbanización Santa Elena,
Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad
Tel: +503 2275-9070
Fax: +503 2275-9071