F Armando Arias

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Armando has experience in several practice areas in which he has led the Banking and Corporate Departments.

He has also partaken in local and multinational transactions, such as joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and project finance, including some of the biggest and most complex transactions in the region in recent times. He advised business groups in the negotiations of the free trade agreement (CAFTA) between the United States and Central America (2005) and the Association Agreement, a free trade agreement with the European Union (2008/2009).

His leadership and strategic vision have been fundamental in the firm's growth.

Practice Areas:

-Corporate and Commercial law

-Banking, Finance and Insurance

-Mergers and Acquisitions

-Taxes and Fiscal Planning

-International Trade, Foreign Investments and Free Trade Zones


Doctorate degree in Law, Universidad de El Salvador .

Economics, Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas.

Program of Instructions for Lawyers at Harvard University

Finance Certificate Diploma, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Professional Memberships

Higher Member of the Interamerican Bar Association

AMCHAM board member


-Chambers & Partners recognized him in 2018 with the "Lifetime Achievement Award".

-Chambers Latin America commends him as “one of the most prestigious experts in the country”.