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Corporate/Commercial

6 ranked lawyersBand 1El SalvadorGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Heavyweight practice renowned for advising on a broad array of commercial matters. Boasts significant expertise handling the financing and development of projects in the energy, marine and public sanitation sectors, handling concession agreements and joint venture incorporations. Well placed to advise on bilateral and syndicated lending, as well as the issuance of sovereign debt. Further handles M&A deals, corporate governance and tax matters.

Notable practitioners

Head of the dispute resolution department Cesar Ramos is widely recognised in the dispute resolution field, with sources praising him as "a very intelligent litigator" and "a very experienced lawyer." He employs his considerable knowledge of litigation and arbitration to advise clients on a wide array of sensitive commercial and administrative disputes.

The "brilliant" Diego Martín-Menjívar co-leads the department and comes highly recommended by clients. One reports: "He is very scholarly, very knowledgeable and an expert in commercial law," adding that "Diego has a lot of experience handling joint ventures."

Associate-to-watch Felipe Aragón is praised by a client for his corporate expertise, summarising: "He is knowledgeable, gives great attention to his clients and knows how to handle complex transactions." The source adds: "Felipe is a rising star."

Admitted to practice in both El Salvador and Panama, María Alejandra Tulipano Illuega is well regarded for her skills in corporate and commercial mandates. Her practice is bolstered by her experience working in the Republic of Panama's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A client describes department co-head Oscar Samour as "very reliable," and commends that "he has a lot of experience in banking and finance and provides clients with much needed support." He garners praise from peers, one of whom confirms that "he is very good in M&A and finance matters."

Head of the IP department Suzanne de Tablas is roundly endorsed for her capabilities in the area, with a client commenting: "She is an excellent professional. She is intelligent, dedicated and an example to follow." Market commentators hold her in high regard for her dedication to the market, making particular note of her work on trade mark infringement matters.

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El Salvador

Corporate/Commercial


Diego Martín-Menjívar
Band 4
Felipe Aragón
Associates to watch
María Alejandra Tulipano Illuega
Foreign expert for Panama
Oscar Samour
Band 3

Corporate/Commercial: Dispute Resolution


César Ramos
Band 2

Corporate/Commercial: Intellectual Property


Suzanne de Tablas
Band 2