Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Led by experienced partner Roberto Rodríguez, the litigation and arbitration practice at regional firm Lexincorp brings expertise to trade mark infringement and debt collection actions and complex mediation proceedings.

Dispute resolution in Nicaragua


The powerhouse dispute resolution group at regional firm Arias remains a market leader, providing a comprehensive service to national and multinational corporations and financial institutions involved in high-value, multi jurisdictional disputes. Led by experienced trial lawyer Roger Pérez, the team assists with alternative dispute resolution, out-of-court settlements and litigation across the constitutional, commercial, corporate, criminal, labour, real estate and tax areas. Associate Octavio Alarcón, a specialist in contentious credit recovery and bankruptcy proceedings, provides support. The team’s client roster spans the mining, chemicals, financial services, retail, telecoms, food service and transport industries.

Practice head(s):

Róger Pérez

Consortium Legal

With offices across Central America, the dispute resolution group at Consortium Legal leverages its regional bench strength and the skill of its team to represent major multinational corporations in high-value, cross-border disputes, with expertise in the retail, tobacco, construction, food and beverages, oil and financial services sectors. The wide-ranging practice covers constitutional disputes, commercial and investment arbitration, and civil, commercial, contentious-administrative and labour litigation. Gerardo Hernandez, a veteran litigator with over 25 years of experience, leads the practice, and is supported by associate Sergio Escobar, a specialist in environmental disputes and tax supervision processes.

Practice head(s):

Gerardo Hernandez


‘Consortium’s litigation and arbitration team is highly efficient and has the ability to react quickly to cases that are highly complex and require the management of multidisciplinary teams. In our experience in Nicaragua, we have not dealt with other firms with solid teams in the area of ​​litigation and arbitration that have the expertise that we appreciate in the Consortium team.’

‘The lawyers in the Consortium litigation and arbitration team are distinguished by their solid knowledge of the client’s matter and the particularities of the market. The team enjoy general recognition for their experience and qualifications.’

‘Gerardo Hernandez is an expert in conflict resolution with a great ability to approach cases with a strategic vision and to anticipate the actions of the counterparty.’

‘Sergio Escobar impressed us favourably with his ability to quickly organise the team’s work in order to respond to the demands of the case.’

Dentons Muñoz

The litigation and dispute resolution practice at Dentons Muñoz is experienced in acting for regional and multinational corporations and financial institutions in contentious-administrative claims, debt collection actions and contractual disputes. The team is led by seasoned litigator Edgard Torres, who acts as office managing partner, and new litigation department director Roberto Montes Doña, who joined the team from an in-house role in July 2021, following the departure of Gabriel Alvarado. Key support is provided at the associate level by Sara Mayorga, who manages civil and commercial mediation processes, and labour law specialist Tania Padilla, who joined the firm in June 2021 from the civil court of the judicial branch. The team maintains an active client base in the telecoms, tourism and food industries, and displays particular strength in the energy sector.

García & Bodán

García & Bodán leverages the experience of its team and the combined bench strength of its regional offices to assist local and multinational corporations involved in high-value, cross-border disputes. Headed by managing partner Federico Gurdián, the full-service practice covers the development of mediation and commercial arbitration strategies, representation in administrative processes before government entities, and civil, commercial and labour litigation. Sectors of strength include construction, manufacturing and energy. Associates Lowell Hodgson, who handles labour litigation, and Gerardo Escorcia, a specialist in administrative procedures, are also notable contacts. Former litigation practice head and senior associate María Ofelia Medina left the firm in December 2021.

Practice head(s):

Federico Gurdián


‘We appreciate their experience and their attention to detail.’

‘The team stand out for their strategic vision of the issues they must advise on, and their ability to do so in the best possible way.’