Consortium Legal

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Firm Overview:

Consortium Legal. Your Law Firm for Business.

Consortium Legal is the largest law firm in Central America with more than 200 attorneys and 7 offices strategically located in the 5 countries of the region and a multigenerational team that knows your needs. The firm provides regional coordination from a single point of contact for all your transactions. Consortium is a full-service firm that has focused in the care of all types of companies that wants to do business in the region. The firm has specialised departments led by partners in different areas of practice. Recognised as Central America Law Firm of the Year by the most valuable international legal directories, the firm is your strategic legal advisors for doing business in the region.

Managing Partner: Oscar Samour
Firmwide Managing Contact: Valeria Di Palma (vdipalma@consortiumlegal.com)
Number of partners: 5
Number of associates: 18
Number of partners worldwide: 53
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 200+

Main International Areas of Expertise:

Banking & Finance:
The banking and finance practice is recognised as a department committed to providing the highest quality standards and the widest experience in legal advice and consulting for all types of financial institutions and corporate clients.

Corporate:
The firm has a skilled team of lawyers specialised in corporate law and international business. Combining comprehensive legal and business solutions for the satisfaction of national and international clients, lawyers advise buyers and sellers in regional transactions, in which the coordination through a single office allows their clients to obtain unified regional services, with the highest quality standards. Consortium Legal is a leading firm in the M&A market, in the past 20 years it has actively participated in the most complex M&A transactions that have taken place in the region.

Tax:
Consortium Legal specialises in local and international tax advisory and has defended significant cases that have even set standards and court precedent. The firm has specialists and consultants within the region who have been responsible for the analysis, preparation, and discussion of tax proposals before Congress. Consortium has had a positive impact on the legislation in effect in some of the Central American countries.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Consortium Legal’s litigation team has the most experienced attorneys in Central America, specialising in handling the most complex trials. It has successfully represented the world’s leading companies on judicial grounds, in lawsuits upwards of thousands of million dollars. Certainly, Consortium Legal’s litigation and arbitration team has the most complete group of professionals in the Central American region.

Real Estate:
Consortium Legal’s real estate practice is recognised for providing advice on complex and sophisticated transactions. It has a respected reputation in purchases, sales, and rentals, residential and corporate real estate developments, including financing structuring. Along with other practice areas of the firm at local and regional levels, such as banking and finance, environmental, corporate and tax law, the firm provides comprehensive advice, especially in real estate financing, purchase and sale operations, project development and capital market issues.

Intellectual Property:
Consortium has experts whose primary purpose is to protect one of the most important values of a company and therefore are responsible for advising, protecting, maintaining, monitoring, and defending clients’ intellectual property rights by providing the following services:
■ Trademark registration
■ Patents
■ Industrial designs
■ Health registrations
■ Protection of those literary works protected by copyright and related rights
■ Domain names

Key Contacts

Firmwide Managing Contact: 

Valeria Di Palma
vdipalma@consortiumlegal.com

Firm Rankings

Banking & Finance
Band 1

Corporate/M&A
Band 1

Dispute Resolution
Band 2

8.0

IP
Band 2

8.0

IP: Trademarks
Band 2

8.0

Labour & Employment
Band 1

Litigation
Band 1

Projects
Band 1

Tax
Band 2

8.0

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