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Leading lawyers

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    • Rosalinda Cruz de Williams - Casco-Fortín, Cruz & Asociados
    • Carlos Fortín - Forlar Abogados, Bufete
    • Ulises Mejía - Consortium Legal
    • Fanny Rodríguez - Arias

Next generation lawyers

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    • Daniela Villafranca - Consortium Legal
    • Roberto Williams - Casco-Fortín, Cruz & Asociados

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Arias’ dispute resolution practice is well known for its assistance with civil and commercial law issues, administrative law proceedings, and labour law matters. Other areas of strength include tax, real estate, IP, and transportation disputes. The firm also has a significant international arbitration practice. Highlight work includes acting as legal counsel for Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana, in a judicial claim filed against Chiquita Honduras for compensatory damages. Fanny Rodríguez coordinates the firm’s litigation and arbitration department and has also represented financial institutions in contentious administrative law matters. Erick Lezama, Mario Raveneau, Valerya Theodoracopoulos and Arcesio Echeverri are all key associates.

Consortium Legal is highly rated for its civil and commercial disputes expertise; the practice is also widely regarded for taxation matters, labour law claims, administrative law litigation and IP disputes. In addition, the firm has a robust arbitration practice. Recent matters include defending Nestlé Hondureña against a lawsuit for alleged breach of a transportation contract; and the team also acted for Estée Lauder International in an arbitration claim involving an alleged unjust modification of a distributor’s agreement. Ulises Mejía is particularly noted for contractual litigation, especially involving construction contracts, investment agreements, PPPs, insurance and telecom matters. Daniela Villafranca is a highly regarded senior associate.

Standing out for cross-border matters and noted for ‘speedy responses’, Aguilar Castillo Love’s highlights include assisting Volvo entities with the execution of an arbitration award in Honduras. The team also acted for Goldcorp, through its Honduran subsidiary Minerales Entremares Honduras, in a law suit brought by the State of Honduras concerning mine concessions. Enrique Rodríguez Burchard and Juan José Alcerro Milla are highly rated practitioners, while Juan Diego Lacayo González is a key associate.

Recent matters at Casco-Fortín, Cruz & Asociados include insurance litigation and arbitration, and the team also acted for a real estate business in the enforcement of an obligation. Noted for her ‘deep knowledge and ethical standards’, managing partner Rosalinda Cruz de Williams’ practice covers civil, commercial, constitutional and constitutional matters; she also has particular expertise in insurance disputes. Associates to note are: the ‘excellent, business-oriented attorney’Roberto Williams, who litigates insurance claims, civil law disputes and contentious IP matters and is also a well-known arbitrator; Mary Ela Martinez, who acts in civil and corporate law disputes; the ‘very responsive and professional’ Gabriela Padilla; and Jorge Arturo Reina. Lizzeth Villatoro left the firm for Banco Lafise Honduras.

At Lexincorp, Benito Zelaya’s practice is primarily focused on arbitration; and the dispute resolution group is highly rated for construction-related disputes. In other matters, the team acted for Agrinter in a series of debt recovery actions. Other active clients include Constructora Kosmos, Disna, and the Municipality of Roatán. Yamir Reyes is a well-regarded associate.

Bufete Melara & Asociados’ managing partner Oscar Melara, who is ‘highly competent’, and Michael Rascoff, recently acted as legal counsel to Grupo Multi Inversiones’ subsidiary CADECA in a dispute with a contractor regarding wastewater treatment. Other key clients include Spectrum, Mercom Bank, Infinity Bay Resort, Pfizer, and Equifax Centroamérica.

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