About the Author
Head of department, Ruby María Asturias Castillo is singled out by interviewees as "a dynamic lawyer who always seeks solutions and works very well with her clients". Sources go on to describe her as "extremely competent, creative and efficient," adding: "Her work has been truly excellent." According to Chambers Latin America 2017.
Partner at Pacheco Coto Central America with more than 20 years’ experience, Ms Asturias’ expertise is in the areas of corporate and commercial, labour and fiscal law, with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions, foreign investment, franchising licensing and Joint Ventures. Prior to joining Pacheco Coto, Ms Asturias was co-founder, partner and president of the board of directors of Aczalaw Abogados Centroamericanos Asociados, a firm with presence throughout Central America. Ms Asturias has for several years been chair of the Guatemalan Chapter of the New York State Bar Association and since 2012, is chair of the Leadership Committee of NYSBA’s Latin American Council, of which she is co-founder. In 2012, Latin Lawyer and the Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice. granted her the “Leading Light” award. Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global guides have listed her as “leading Lawyer” over five consecutive years (2010–2015), and in 2013, the IFLR 1000 Legal Media Group granted her the “Americas Women in Business Law” award. According to the Cyrus R Vance Center.