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What the team is known for

Well-known regional player, LatamLex Abogados, possesses an experienced team well placed to advise across a whole range of corporate mandates, including M&A deals. Routinely instructed by major regional and international banking entities to assist with complex financing transactions, including investments in the energy arena. Practice profits from the firm's noted dispute resolution department, in addition to a solid presence throughout most Central American countries.

Strengths

The firm is praised by market onlookers for its activity within El Salvador's corporate and commercial sphere, with one interviewee declaring that LatamLex Abogados "is a very good firm in the market."

Work highlights

LatamLex Abogados acted as Salvadorean counsel to Citigroup Global Market and Scotia Capital, as initial purchasers and joint book-running managers, on the USD1.097 billion issuance by the Republic of El Salvador of its 7.1246% notes due 2050.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators recognise Ana Patricia Portillo Reyes 's relevance within the Salvadorean market. Ana Patricia Portillo Reyes is endorsed by observers for her expertise in finance matters, with one interviewee particularly noting her "relevant transactional work."She is head of LatamLex Abogados' banking and finance department.

Carlos Mauricio Guzmán Segovia remains a significant name within the Salvadorean corporate sphere, particularly in commercial work. He is active advising clients from the real estate, construction and entertainment industries, acting in contract matters and acquisitions.

Co-head of department Carlos Quintanilla Schmidt continues to be recognised by peers for his presence within the Salvadorean market. Carlos Quintanilla Schmidt is active representing banking clients in cases, assisting with regulatory advice and reviewing documentation.

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Overview

LatamLex | El Salvador, originally known as Guandique Segovia & Quinatilla (“GSQ”) is a Salvadoran Law Firm, founded on December 29th, 1972. It was the first law firm established as an integral collective law firm, whose members did not have any family relationship, but a shared vision to provide legal services under the structure of a company and not independently as was traditionally carried until then, in El Salvador.

Its founding members, Luis Ernesto Guandique Mejía and Luis Nelson Segovia, decided to partner under such concept and became pioneers, having constituted  the first legal firm in El Salvador, giving rise to the establishment of other law firms under the same structure for the provision of legal services.

In the year of 1987, after the incorporation of Carlos Quintanilla Schmidt as partner, the firm acquires its current name “Guandique Segovia Quintanilla”. On January 2008, four of the associates were incorporated as partners, Ana Patricia Portillo Reyes, Luis Ernesto Guandique Chávez, Oscar Mauricio Hurtado Saldaña and Carlos Mauricio Guzmán Segovia, all of them with over fifteen years of being part of the firm.

In 2014 became LatamLex El Salvador, and host for 2 years, of the first head office of the firm.


Corporate/Commercial

LatamLex Abogados

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Location

Pasaje Senda Florida Norte No 124

Colonia Escalón

San Salvador

Area Metropolitana de San Salvador

El Salvador

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El Salvador

Corporate/Commercial


Ana Patricia Portillo Reyes
Band 2
Carlos Mauricio Guzmán Segovia
Band 3
Carlos Quintanilla Schmidt
Band 3