Ana Teresa Rizo

Partner

Arias (Nicaragua)

Nicaragua

Corporate and M&A

[email protected]

LACCA Approved

Biography

Ana Teresa has advised international finance institutions on reviewing security structures and drafting agreements. She also has advised foreign investors in their corporate organisation to be used in Nicaragua as well as on regulatory issues.

Ana Teresa has participated in complex transactions, including due diligence and structuring transactions to acquire companies in different areas such as retail, distribution, telecommunication and financial institutions, among others. She also acts as legal counsel to different local companies dealing with the day-to-day operations and taxes, labour and contracts.

Ana Teresa has also been involved in drafting and reviewing the Secured Transactions Law and Law on Leasing to be approved by the National Congress as well as in the discussions of the Law for the Promotion of Competition.

She is involved in pro bono projects at the firm, working with the non-governmental organisation Vital Voices promoting and involving female attorneys of the Nicaraguan office in the mentoring and training of women entrepreneurs in different aspects of their business, specifically with the programmes Mujer Voz Vital and the Global Mentoring Walk.

She holds a degree in law at the Central American University, Nicaragua and is authorised to practise as a lawyer and notary public by the Supreme Court of Nicaragua. She also obtained a Master of Economic Law at the University of Chile and Master of Laws (LLM) from Cornell University.

Her main areas of practice are:

  • banking, finance and insurance;
  • corporate and commercial law;
  • labour law and business immigration;
  • project and infrastructure finance;
  • mergers and acquisitions;
  • taxes and fiscal planning;
  • government procurement; and
  • technology, media and telecommunications.

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