Partner Profile

J Vanessa Oquelí de Riera

García & Bodán (Honduras)


LL 250


Managing partner of García & Bodán Honduras, regional director of capital markets practice and member of the corporate and transactional and energy and natural resources and banking and finance practices.

She has participated in several unprecedented transactions in Honduras, such as sovereign and private bonds issuance as well as credit guarantees for the Republic of Honduras. She has also participated in structuring the purchase of various companies and solar energy projects that will be implemented in Honduras.

Her practice specialises in corporate-commercial, finance, aeronautics, energy and tax.

She has been prominent in major transactions in the country and also participated as counsel in syndicated loans with multinational banks. She has acted as the primary legal adviser to international companies that include specific areas such as aeronautic and finance industry.

She has experience in advising both national and multinational clients in complex corporate transactions that include supervising and conducting due diligences, creating business and tax structures that satisfy clients’ needs and comply with local legislation, among other services related to mergers and acquisitions and corporate work.

Master's in business administration and finance (magna cum laude). Graduated with honours in legal and social sciences with specialisation in business law from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Member of International Bar Association, Latin American Council of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). Member of the Vance Center’s International Steering Committee Women in the Profession (WIP). Member of the legal committee and supervisory board of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Honduras).

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