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García & Bodán

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Ciudad de Guatemala, Managua, San Juan del Sur, San Pedro Sula, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa


Corporate and finance
Corporate and finance - ranked: tier 1

García & Bodán

ExcellentGarcía & Bodán has carved out a strong position in the Nicaraguan M&A market, having a hand in major transactions in recent years and maintaining a strong client portfolio featuring names such as Cargill, United Airlines, Universal, Grupo Lala and McDonald’s Mesoamérica. The ‘highly competent’ team counsels clients on cross-border transactions, project finance and trust structuring, among other matters, and has a particular focus on the telecommunications, energy, infrastructure and financial services sectors. Recent work saw the team assist Hilton Princess Managua with all aspects of the sale of its assets, including the share sales agreement, tax and competition matters, as well as represent Mondelez Nicaragua in relation to the sale of a manufacturing plant. Another highlight was advising Tienda Universal on its incorporation in Nicaragua, including the procurement of operation permits and customs and labour matters. Leveraging off its leading position in the real estate market, a team led by regional managing partner Terencio García counselled British American Tobacco Centroamerica (BATCA) on $4.5m-worth of real estate transactions involving property located in national capital Managua for the construction of office and storage buildings. ‘Efficient’ Carlos Téllez, who is highly experienced in financing matters, is a name to note.

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Terencio García - García & Bodán

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

García & Bodán

Fast’, ‘responsive’ and ‘attentiveGarcía & Bodán leverages off its regional reach to assists notable clients such as PepsiCo, Novo Nordisk, Laboratorios La Santé and Grupo Televisa with a variety of contentious and non-contentious IP matters, often with a cross-border element. The group also manages the trade mark portfolios of a wide range of international clients, including Northern & Shell Media Group/Express Newspapers, Puma Energy and Bago Group throughout the Central American region. ‘Very committed’ senior associate Mayra Navarrete leads the practice; her ongoing work includes handling health registrations for fertilizer manufacturer Yara Costa Rica.

Next generation lawyers

Mayra Navarrete - García & Bodán

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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 1

García & Bodán

Excellent’ regional powerhouse García & Bodán fields a ‘strong’, ‘hard working’ two-partner group that provides ‘good value for money’ and excels in high-value real estate transactions as evidenced in its work for Global Real Estate Development: highly-regarded Eduardo Cabrales (managing partner of the San Juan del Sur and Tola offices), assisted the Nicaraguan investor with a $5.7m property purchase in San Juan del Sur for a condominium development. Another standout piece of work for Cabrales, who led the advice alongside Federico Gurdián, was advising Tola Development Group on all matters related to the development of a 2,700-acre resort and residential community on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast, including sales and purchases of lots and houses, cancellation of mortgages and procurement of secured loans for the construction. The team’s recent caseload also included representing the likes of Mondelez Nicaragua and British American Tobacco Centroamérica in property transactions. A broad client portfolio includes developers, homeowner associations, private clients and foreign investors, as well as names such as Lionheart Capital, Pacific Coast Realty, Hush Properties Nica and Full Moon Development.

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Eduardo Cabrales - García & Bodán

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