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Nassar Abogados

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Senior Partner: Tomas F Nassar P.
Number of partners: 11
Number of other lawyers: 26

Corporate & Maritime:
Tomas Nassar P.
Aviation: Alina Nassar
Mergers & Acquisitions: Tomás Nassar J., Henry Rodríguez
Litigation: Lupita Quintero

Firm Overview:
Nassar Abogados is a full service and result-oriented law firm, with internationally recognised strategic experience in a large variety of areas of law. With more than 40 years of experience, the firm holds a longstanding tradition of legal consulting and services designed according to first-class quality standards. Over a decade ago, Nassar Abogados expanded its Costa Rican operation to Central America, providing clients with a regionally standardised service that has become an ally to their business in the region. Its clients recognise its professionals’ knowledge, experience, sophistication and understanding of their business, as well as the attorneys’ proactive and creative skills in addressing its clients’ matters. Nassar Abogados has consolidated its position as a key player in the market of legal services in the region, being frequently nominated within the top Central American firms.

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Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions:

Nassar Abogados approaches corporate cases not only from a legal perspective but also with a solid understanding of the commercial and economic interests of its clients and in depth understanding of the dynamics of business forms. This enables the firm to create innovative solutions to complex corporate matters for clients such as General Motors, IBM, Plycem (Elementia Group), The Hershey Company, Texel Capital, Burger King Corporation, Novartis and American Airlines. The firm has developed a high profile corporate and M&A practice group that has become a significant and active player on the Central American jurisdictions. Some of the M&A transactions in which the firm was involved lately were conducted for J. Cortès Cigars, Phoenix Tower International (some of its investors include funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities), New Water Capital and private equity funds.

The firm has constructed a specialised team of litigators with expertise in commercial law, civil law and competition law that has successfully safeguarded its clients’ interests in complex litigation and arbitration cases of breach of contracts, civil liability, allegations of anti-competitive behaviour and those related to regional regulations that protect the interests of local agents and distributors of foreign companies. Some of the cases handled by the firm have led to cross-border litigation in which the lawyers at Nassar Abogados have worked together with other highly regarded international law firms.

Nassar Abogados is regarded as one of the most skilled Latin American firms with practice and experience in aviation, as well as a key contributor to the development of aviation law in the region. The firm has wide ranging experience handling regulatory work, negotiation and application of traffic rights, insurance, aircraft leasing, liability of carriers, commercial alliances, among others. Nassar Abogados has served as legal counsel for at least 35 major international cargo and passenger carriers, as well as for industry-related corporations such as service providers, airports and logistics companies. The firm has also advised on aircraft financing transactions and application of Cape Town Convention on international interests on mobile equipment and its protocol on matters specific to aircraft equipment. Members of the firm are highly skilled specialists in the field and are regularly invited as panelists and speakers at international conferences in the United States and Latin America.

The firm’s practice in maritime law is also well known and internationally respected, gaining its respect through its experience and deep knowledge of the maritime industry. The firm has acted as a legal adviser for many international shipping companies, port entities and P&I Clubs. Members of the firm have spoken at international conferences of maritime, held positions in public and private entities related to maritime transportation, and participated in the drafting and designing of regional legislation on maritime law.

International Work:
The firm daily engages in advising on international transactions among the Central American jurisdictions.

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Nassar Abogados clients are primarily transnational companies from Europe, Asia, and North, South and Central America with interests and commercial, industrial and service operations in the region.