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Latin America Guide 2023

Ranked in 2 Practice Areas
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Dispute Resolution
7 Years Ranked
4
Corporate/Commercial
12 Years Ranked
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Provided by Gustavo León-Gómez

Latin America

Practice Areas

Corporate

Dispute Resolution

Career

With more than 28 years of experience in the financial sector, he specializes in banking practice, regulatory matters, commercial contracts, and litigation and arbitration. He has special emphasis in corporate and consumer credit counseling, advising local and international financial institutions in the regulatory field; with extensive experience in local credit operations, local and cross-border banking and credit operations, including the structuring of guarantees for syndicated loans, project finance, as well as diverse commercial companies in all areas of commercial contracting, public and private construction contracts, investments, free trade agreements, bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, public-private partnerships and concessions. He has an extensive practice in the area of litigation and arbitration, being part of the first class of arbitrators certified by the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Tegucigalpa and is currently an arbitrator for Honduras before the Inter-American Commission of Commercial Arbitration (CIAC). He has been a part in multiple local and international arbitrations including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Professional Memberships

Honduran Bar Association

Notary Certificate of the Comptroller of Notaries of the Republic of Honduras

Certified Arbitrator of the Conciliation and Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Tegucigalpa

Arbitrator for Honduras of the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (CIAC)

Member of the Central American Leadership Initiative (CALI) of the Aspen Institute

Member of the Board of Directors of United Way Honduras (until 2013)

Member of the Board of Directors of Operación Sonrisa Honduras

Legal Vice President of the Operation Smile Foundation in Honduras

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Escuela Agricola Panamericana “El Zamorano”

Work Highlights

• External Legal Advisor in regulatory matters of different institutions of the national financial system from 1995 to date.

• Trainer of the Honduran Association of Banking Institutions in regulatory matters.

• Legal Advisor to GE Capital in the acquisition of Banco Mercantil, S.A.

• Consultant for AHIBA in the drafting and approval of the Credit Card Law in 2003.

• External Legal Advisor to the Central American Bank for Economic Integration.

• External Legal Advisor of Banco de Honduras (Citibank, N.A.) since 2003.

Education

Suffolk Law School

Master of Business Law

Georgetown University and the Central American Institute of Business Administration INCAE

Postgraduate in Law in the area of International Business

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras UNAH

Law Degree

Chambers Review

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Latin America

Dispute Resolution - Honduras
2
Band 2

Solid partner Gustavo León-Gómez comes highly recommended for his dispute resolution practice in Honduras. A client enthuses: "Gustavo León-Gómez is a very dedicated professional. He is a straightforward person, with very strong business acumen." Another interviewee goes on to add: "He is a great business partner."


Corporate/Commercial - Honduras
4
Band 4

Gustavo León-Gómez benefits from significant experience within the Honduran corporate commercial arena. He counsels clients on diverse mandates, including advising banking and finance clientele on relevant issues. An observer says: "Gustavo León-Gómez is a well-rounded lawyer, and an intellectual who knows the law well."

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