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PLANES DE ALTAMIRA III ETAPA, SEMAFOROS ENITEL VILLA FONTANA, 2 C AL ESTE, 2 1/2 AL NORTE, MANAGUA, PO BOX 5983, NICARAGUA
Tel:
Work +505 2278 7708
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Fax +505 2278 7491
Web:
alvaradoyasociadoslegal.com

Alvarado y Asociados was founded in 1990 by Dr Jose Antonio Alvarado, Nicaraguan attorney and public notary, and Gloria Maria Alvarado, Venezuelan and Nicaraguan attorney, both with qualifications from Harvard Law School (the first obtained an LLM and SJD and the latter an LLM). It has national and international prestige and is characterised by its professionalism and integrity. The firm's goal is to provide its clients with highly professional integral legal advice, adequate to the business needs and goals of each of its clients. The firm is the only Nicaraguan member of Lex Mundi - the world's leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide, and allowing the firm to provide clients with regional and global professional assistance.

Areas of practice

General corporate/business/foreign investments: the firm's lawyers have broad experience in cross-border transactions, and are highly specialized in commercial and corporate law and in assisting its clients to determine the best corporate strategy to achieve their goals. Some of the services provided in this area are incorporation of local legal entities and managing of their entire legal portfolio, complex corporate transactions, corporate and financing restructuring processes, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, negotiation and drafting of commercial and corporate agreements, including agency, franchises, concessions international transactions of goods and services.

Real estate: the firm has rendered services to foreign and national clients in this area, including due diligence and title search, the issuance of legal opinions, closing documents and further registration procedures.

Telecommunications: the firm has provided its legal services for important transactions in this area, including privatization deals, due diligence, acquisition of local telecommunication companies and issuance of licenses and permits for telecommunication services.

Intellectual property: the firm has ample experience in this sector, including registration of trademarks, trade names, logos, copyrights, patents, representation in administrative procedures and litigation relating to intellectual property rights.

Banking and financing: the firm renders high-level legal services in all banking and financial matters; from incorporating a national bank and opening a branch of an international bank in Nicaragua, to rendering assistance in structuring and restructuring complex financing deals.

Labor: the firm has an extensive practice in labor-related matters, compliance with applicable labor, hygiene and social security regulations, including contracts, draft and approval of company internal regulations, resignation and dismissal cases, administrative procedures, claims and litigation.

Environmental/mining/energy: the firm has attorneys, specialized in environmental, mining, energy and related areas, that correctly apply laws, regulations, and technical and administrative provisions governing different environmental topics.

Commercial and civil litigation/arbitration: clients entrust the firm with their civil, commercial and labor litigation, as well as arbitration cases.

Antitrust/mergers and acquisitions: the firm provides advice in antitrust cases, as well as complex mergers and acquisitions transactions, and has ample experience in obtaining antitrust clearances for domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Tax: the firm's tax practice provides thoroughly considered and legally sound transactional advice to local and international institutions, corporations and individuals.

  • Partners
  • 4
  • Other fee-earners: 11
  • Total staff: 26

Above material supplied by Alvarado y Asociados.

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