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Nicaragua

Corporate and finance
Corporate and finance - ranked: tier 2

Alvarado y Asociados

Nicaragua’s Lex Mundi network-member, domestic heavyweight Alvarado y Asociados fields a three-partner corporate and finance team that demonstrates strong expertise in cross-border transactions, corporate structuring, financial restructurings, project finance and loan agreements – where it acts for both lender and borrowers. Compliance, competition, tax and labour matters are other key strengths of a practice group that advises across many sectors, although most instructions come from the telecommunications, aviation, pharmaceuticals, mining and infrastructure sectors. Eminent co-practice head Gloria María de Alvarado is highly experienced in multijurisdictional matters, while Luz Marina Espinoza is the key contact for environmental and labour-related transactional matters. Notable clients include Delta Airlines, Grupo Bimbo, Kielsa Farmaceutica and Grupo Almo.

Leading lawyers

Gloria María de Alvarado - Alvarado y Asociados

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Alvarado y Asociados

Alvarado y Asociados’ scope in IP matters includes trade mark registrations as well as IP disputes, along with a strong trade mark-portfolio management practice. The six-strong group, under the leadership of Zayda Cubas, acts for a variety of domestic and foreign clients –such as Grupo Bimbo, Cemex Research Group, Hydrologica, NBA Properties and GAP– across a broad range of industry sectors. Other key advisors include Gloria María de Alvarado, who often handles M&A-related IP mandates, and associate Francisco Jose Alvarado, who serves as key contact for international clients in trade mark application and prosecution matters.

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Legal market overview

The consequences of this recent socio-political volatility will of course impact upon business activity (and particularly foreign direct investment) but has not, as yet, filtered through to the legal services arena. The market is highly competitive with a strong presence on the part of regional players, such as Arias, Consortium Legal and García & Bodán, along with Aguilar Castillo Love, BLP and Central Law Nicaragua, as well as key local player (and Lex Mundi alliance-member), Alvarado y Asociados. The country’s IP market, an area where boutiques often shine, includes a number of highly specialised firms like Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados, Bendaña & Bendaña and Estudio Caldera, S.A..

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Alvarado y Asociados

Leveraging off its strong position in the corporate sphere, Alvarado y Asociados excels in real estate acquisitions and related due diligence as well as registration processes. Jointly led by Gloria María de Alvarado and Luz Marina Espinoza, the team regularly acts for domestic and international developers and investors and demonstrates strength across the mining, agribusiness and tourism sectors. Representative clients include Cemex, Centor Cultura Batahola Norte, Grupo Bimbo and Hydrologica.

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Nicaragua

Offices in Managua

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Alvarado y Asociados

  • Policies for Water Resources in Nicaragua

    Every day, we become more aware of the importance of protect- ing our environment, climate changes occurring on an almost daily basis have made that need clear. It is for this reason, that even though it is of upmost importance that we protect all of our natural resources, water as a finite life source is one of the most important and one of the resources requiring the most protection and preservation.
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Legal Developments in Nicaragua

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  • Policies for Water Resources in Nicaragua

    Every day, we become more aware of the importance of protect- ing our environment, climate changes occurring on an almost daily basis have made that need clear. It is for this reason, that even though it is of upmost importance that we protect all of our natural resources, water as a finite life source is one of the most important and one of the resources requiring the most protection and preservation.
  • The Regulation of Investment Companies in Nicaragua

    Having our legislation reserved a space for forty-five years for a proper regulation of Investment Companies, since the adoption of the Special Law on Financial Companies, Investment and others, known as Decree 15-L of April 9, 1970, and various attempts along these years; today Nicaragua has a legal body that regulates such companies satisfactorily.
  • Legal Relevance of Trademark Registration and Use

    Over the years, trademark registration processes have increased in Nicaragua, as a result of different international conventions and treaties which collaborate to properly understand trademark registration process and use matter; besides, Law N° 380 “Law on Trademark and Other Distinctive Signs”, its regulation and the Intellectual Property Registry, consolidates the bases for a better legal protection for businessmen and consumers IP´ s related matters, providing them not only with legal protection, but also with the confidence to compete and offer their goods and services on the market.
  • Electronic Money in Nicaragua: Amalgamating technology, law and business

    In humanity ́s never-ending quest for improvement, technology plays a significant role as to the development of tools, production of devices and equipment, the upgrading of techniques, skills and processes which, in general, lead to the accomplishment of higher and higher goals that impact or influence our lives in different ways.
  • From the Depths of the Earth…

    …to the top of business, Nicaragua has witnessed the growth, development and progress of the mining industry in the recent years. According to information available on the Nicaraguan Mining Authority´s official website, there are more than 50 important mining-related projects representing more than 60 million dollars in investments, with worldwide investors including companies from China, Canada, United States, Peru, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Japan, United Kingdom and others.
  • Basic Labor Benefits Required by the Current Nicaraguan Law

    As a lawyer at Alvarado y Asociados in Nicaragua, I have had the opportunity to assist many investors that want to incorporate a company in this country.
  • Arbitration in Nicaragua

    Among the alternative means of dispute resolution, arbitration in commercial relations is a figure that over the years has been gaining territory over conflict resolution in the courts. Arbitration is a procedure by which the appointed arbitrators issue a binding decision on the parties in a dispute named award, which allows any differences raised in trade relations to be solved in a friendly, quick and impartial manner.
  • Arbitration in Nicaragua

    Among the alternative means of dispute resolution, arbitration in commercial relations is a figure that over the years has been gaining territory over conflict resolution in the courts. Arbitration is a procedure by which the appointed arbitrators issue a binding decision on the parties in a dispute named award, which allows any differences raised in trade relations to be solved in a friendly, quick and impartial manner.  Arbitration in Nicaragua
  • The legal difference between a consultant and an employee according to Nicaraguan Law

    Knowing the legal difference between a consultant and an employee is important for a company that needs to hire someone in Nicaragua or for a person interested in rendering services for a company or another person, due to the fact that the nature of the contractual relationship will determine many factors that both parties must be aware of before executing the contracting modality that will govern the relationship between them - the nature of the contractual relationship impacts on the employment benefits, tax implications and liabilities that the parties must comply with according to the law.  labor_law_in_nicaragua
  • Single director - shareholder Companies according to the Nicaraguan legal system

    What is a Single Shareholder and Director legal entity?