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EY Law

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Managing Partners: Hernán Pacheco and Rafael Sayagués
Partners: Fernando Vargas, Alejandro Antillón, Ruby Asturias, Enrique Möller, Guillermo Leandro, Antonio Ruiz, Roberto Cordero, Juan Carlos Chavarría, Manuel Ramírez y Luis E. Ocando, Ludovino Colón, Thania Gómez, Arturo Apéstegui
Number of partners (regional): 12
Number of other lawyers (regional): 131

Firm Overview:
EY Law is an international law firm, affiliated to EY global firm with offices in 150 countries and 260,000 professionals. In Central America the firm has more than 1300 employees, with more than 100 lawyers and offices throughout the region.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
Counsel and assistance to banks, financial institutions and local and transnational corporate clients concerning all aspects of banking and finance activities, including credit facilities and complex structures at a local and international level, investment vehicles and private capital funds, regulatory framework, project and equipment financing, mortgage banking and entitlement in local and international markets.

Competition & Consumer Protection:
Advising on antitrust proceedings before regulatory authorities, examining commercial agreements in terms of their compliance with competition law, advising in matters involving acts of unfair competition.

EY Law digital team can help identifying digital risk areas and meet the legal challenges in: digital e-commerce law, digital data privacy and cybersecurity and digital regulatory law.

Energy TMT & Project Finance:
Expertise in complex corporate, administrative, energy law and large-scale project finance.

Counsel local and international corporate clients and public institutions on environmental regulatory frameworks and preventive advice on compliance, law enforcement and sustainable use of natural resources.

Government Procurement:
Regulated industries, public utilities and works, concessions, government procurement, urban development, municipal regulations, energy, telecommunications, administrative and judicial proceedings.

Intellectual Property:
Industrial property filings, sanitary permits for food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and agrochemicals, unfair competition cases, franchise and licence agreements.

International Trade & Customs:
Trade compliance, trade regulation, WTO law, export and import requirements, international investment law, FTAs and IIAs.

Advisory for operations of big companies and also real estate ventures, regarding schedules, minimum wages, social security registration, and salary nature analysis for employee benefits, preparation of labour contracts and termination agreements.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Dispute resolution and litigation, including complex civil, commercial, constitutional, administrative, and labour.

M&A & Corporate:
In-depth solutions in local and cross-border transactions (M&A, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, project finance, civil and commercial contracts, foreign direct investment, free-trade zone, antitrust and consumer law and insurance).

Real Estate & Hospitality:
Acknowledged for handling the most complex and innovative real estate projects, advising on sophisticated condominium structures including tax planning and solid development and exit strategies.

Tax Advisory:
Advice on local and international tax matters, including tax compliance and regulatory advice, tax consulting, tax litigation, corporate restructuring, preventive tax audits and guidance.

International Work:
Through its global reach, EY Law multidisciplinary teams can provide assistance wherever the business off clients requires it around the world. Languages: English, French, German, Spanish.

Represents important multinational and regional clients — including numerous Fortune 500 companies, and diverse industries: automotive and transportation, banking, capital markets and insurance, consumer products and retail, government and public sector, health and life sciences, oil and gas, power and utilities, private equity, real state and hospitality, technology, media and entertainment and telecom.

Banking & Finance:
Arturo Apestegui
Competiton & Consumer Protection: Alexander Salazar
Digital: Fernando Vargas
Energy TMT & Project Finance: Fernando Vargas
Environmental: Roberto Cordero
Government Procurement: Ruby Asturias
Intellectual Property: Enrique Möller
International Trade & Customs: Carolina Palma
Labour: Ruby Asturias and Fernando Vargas
Litigation & Arbitration: Hernán Pacheco
M&A & Corporate:
Hernán Pacheco
Real Estate & Hospitality: Alejandro Antillón
Tax Advisory: Rafael Sayagués

Regional Latin American Offices:

Costa Rica

Tel: +506 2208 9800

Tel: +502 2386 2400

El Salvador
Tel: +503 2248 7000

Tel: +504 2232 9100

Tel: +505 2253 8430

Tel: +507 208 0100

Dominican Republic
Tel: +1 809 472 3973

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 12 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

EY advised AR Retail, S.A. in a successful acquisition of fashion chain FOREVER 21

Fernando Vargas Winiker, Antonio Ruiz, Alexandre Barbellion, Andrea Sandoval

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EY Law advised BBVA USA and Metlife Private Equity Holdings, LLC in Costa Rica

Arturo Apéstegui, Magda Morales

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Hernán Pacheco, new leader of EY Law Latam North (LAN)

Hernán Pacheco Orfila

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