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Corporate and finance - ranked: tier 2


With a broad regional presence Lexincorp undertakes the entire spectrum of corporate and finance advice in Nicaragua, ranging from M&A, corporate restructurings and financings to antitrust and consumer rights advice as well as tender procedures. While the four-strong department offers comprehensive advice to both domestic and international clients, it has steadily increased its activity for foreign investors. In noteworthy 2016 highlights, Claudia Vivas-Sacasa advised Nokia Sweden on the Nicaraguan aspects of a corporate restructuring following its world-wide acquisition of Alcatel Lucent; practice head Fernando Midence-Mantilla assisted Sony with consumer rights, antitrust matters and custom regulations regarding the import, distribution and commercialisation of its products. On the finance-side, the group also advised several regional banks with due diligence on potential borrowers. Key clients include Cargill, Grupo Atlas and BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund.

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