Partner Profile

Oscar Samour Santillana

Consortium Legal (El Salvador)

El Salvador

LL 250

Biography

He has more than 16 years of experience in banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions and conflict resolution. He has extensive international experience and is frequently sought after for his expertise in multi-jurisdictional transactions. He has led some of the largest transactions to take place in the financial sector in El Salvador, including the acquisition of Banco Agrícola by Bancolombia and the acquisition of HSBC by Banco Davivienda. He recently led the acquisition by Imperia Intercontinental Inc. of Scotiabank's operations in El Salvador and the acquisition of AIG's operations in El Salvador by the Panamanian insurance company ASSA. In addition, he has advised the Republic of El Salvador on several issues in the international markets, including the largest issue in El Salvador, and is constantly working with local and international financial institutions in structuring different types of loans for Salvadoran entities.

He is a Fulbright scholar and upon completion of his law master’s in dispute resolution from Pepperdine University, California.

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