Founding Partners: Francisco Castillo Love (Guatemala), John Aguilar Osborne (Costa Rica)
Managing Partners: Juan Carlos Castillo (Guatemala), John Aguilar Quesada (Costa Rica)
Number of partners: 25+
Number of other lawyers: 35+
Costa Rica: John Aguilar Quesada
Ecuador: Juan David Pólit
El Salvador: Carlos Alfaro
Guatemala: Juan Carlos Castillo
Honduras: Enrique Rodríguez Burchard
Nicaragua: Thelma Carrión Blandón
Panama: John Aguilar Quesada
Aguilar Castillo Love has always been at the forefront of legal change and landmark legal cases across Central America. The firm has consistently redefined what it means to be a leading law firm and continues to provide the highest level of customer service and quality legal advice to a prestigious client base; local, regional and international.
A significant proportion of the firm’s work is advising clients entering the region for the first time. The firm has a strong track record of successfully guiding clients through all the regulatory, legal and commercial aspects of operating in Central and Latin America. Clients trust the firm with ground-breaking, businesscritical mandates as well as their day-to-day operations. A significant number of clients have been with the firm for more than a decade — reflective of the level of service, legal advice and client care that it delivers.
The firm is one of the leading law firms in Central America as recognised by a number of third-party directories, including Chambers and Partners. Its standing in the market is recognised in the fact that it works with some of the biggest global law firms including many of the Global Elite and Magic Circle law firms on a regular basis on significant cross-border transactions and disputes.
Clients expect the best from Aguilar Castillo Love. The firm has built a reputation of providing the highest quality of legal advice as well as the highest level of personalised service. In addition, its reputation for transparency and business integrity through the law sets it apart from other firms and continues to attract top talent and in turn clients to the firm.
Principal Areas of Work:
■ Banking & Finance
■ Competition & Antitrust
■ Dispute Resolution – Litigation & Arbitration
■ General Business Law
■ Investigations, Anti-Corruption & Compliance
■ Labour & Employment
■ Media & Telecommunications
■ Mergers & Acquisitions – Cross-Border, Regional & local
■ Merger Control
Aguilar Castillo Love has a predominantly international client base. Its exposure and expertise on an international, regional as well as local scale allows it to offer the best and most comprehensive advice to clients. It has a unique international outlook with more than 60 per cent of its partners having received LL.Ms from US or European universities, and a quarter of its partners having worked in international law firms.
Languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish.
Some of the firm’s most relevant clients are: Allergan; American Express; AstraZeneca; Banco Ficohsa; Bank of America; Banmedica; Brenntag AG; Bombardier Inc.; Cargill Inc.; Citibank; Continental AG; Cooperativa de Productores de Leche Dos Pinos, R.L;Corporación Castillo Hermanos; CW Travel Holdings, N.V.; Diebold Inc.; Dow Chemical Company; Dufry Americas; Eastman Kodak; Edenred S.A.; Efacec; E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company; Exxon Mobile Corporation; Fyffes; General Electric Company; Goldman Sachs; Google; Grupo Terra; Habitat For Humanity; Hewlett Packard Company; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.; Hydrochina Corporation; Iberdrola; Industrias Turísticas de Honduras, S. de R.L.; Ingram Micro; Inner- Workings; International Container Terminal Services Inc. (Puerto Cortés); Johnson & Johnson; Johnson Controls International; J P Morgan Chase; KPS Capital; Lactalis; Lafarge; Leterago; Mastercard; Mead Johnson; Medicard; Merrill Lynch; Nokia Networks; NTT Communications Corp.; Office Depot; Orica Ltd.; Philips Caribbean Panama (PHILIPS); Quintiles International Corp.; Roatán Electric Company (RECO); Sumitomo Drive Technologies; Synthes A.G.; Temenos Group AG; Ternium; Viacom Inc; Whirlpool Corporation; Yahoo! Inc.; Yamana Gold Inc.; Royal Dutch Shell.