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Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Led by the experienced Roberto Rodríguez, the litigation and arbitration practice at regional firm Lexincorp has a wealth of expertise in trade mark infringement and debt collection actions and complex mediation proceedings, acting for local and international clients in the chemicals, financial services, construction and banking sectors.

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, cross-border disputes. With a client base spanning the food and beverages, mining, telecoms, real estate, manufacturing, financial services and NGO sectors, the team assists with alternative dispute resolution, out-of-court settlements and complex litigation across the key pillars of constitutional, commercial, corporate, criminal, labour, real estate and tax law. The team is led by experienced trial lawyer Róger Pérez. Other key figures include associates Octavio Alarcón, who has represented local investors in national arbitration and foreign companies in mediation with construction unions, and Leonardo Maldonado.

Practice head(s):

Róger Pérez


I believe that what is most important and the greatest strength of Arias is the team’s adaptability to different work environments and its diversity of experience. Compared to other law firms, Arias has good professionals in different branches of law, which allows the firm to cover a greater need in the business market.

Availability, attention, commitment, responsibility, professionalism, respect. The team’s best quality is the trust that it generates in its clients through the honesty and transparency of the process. Among the outstanding lawyers I can mention are Octavio Alarcón, Leonardo Maldonado and Róger Pérez.

Key clients

Grupo Alimenticio

Tetra Pak

La India Inversiones

Cukra Industrial.

Inmobiliaria La Unión (subsidiary of Walmart)

Archer Daniels Midland Nicaragua

Corporación Interamericana de Inversiones (CII)


Work highlights

  • Assisting La India Inversiones with handling multiple domain claims issued by third parties who allege that they hold the domain rights to some properties in the client’s possession as part of a mining project.
  • Assisted Tetra Pak with preparing and filling a breach of contract law suit and in a collection action against a debtor.
  • Acted for Cukra Industrial in an appeal against the tax office of Chinandega’s increase in the municipal tax owed by the client and imposition of a fine.

Consortium Legal

Consortium Legal remains a leader in the dispute resolution field, leveraging the deep bench strength of its offices in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua and the expertise of its dispute resolution team to represent major multinationals and financial institutions in high-value, multi-jurisdictional disputes, across such sectors as food, retail, building materials and banking. The firm’s full-service offering covers constitutional disputes, commercial and investment arbitration, and civil, commercial, contentious-administrative and labour litigation. The team is led by veteran litigator and arbitrator Gerardo Hernández, who brings over 25 years of experience to the table. Bertha Xiomara Ortega, a specialist in labour litigation and collective bargaining negotiations, is also a name to note at top level. Senior associate Sergio Escobar, who handles complex environmental and tax disputes, provides strong support.

Practice head(s):

Gerardo Hernández

Key clients

Industrial Comercial San Martin

BTD Group





Banco de la Producción (Banpro)

Pacifica Petroleum

Caterpillar Crédito



The litigation and dispute resolution practice at Dentons stands out for its strength in representing regional and multinational corporations and financial institutions across such sectors as food, energy, building materials, banking and telecoms in high-value contentious-administrative claims, debt collection actions and contractual disputes. Seasoned litigator and office managing partner Edgard Torres leads the team. Former labour and litigation department co-head Roberto Montes Doña departed the firm in September 2022, but the practice was bolstered significantly by the hire of Elvis Martínez, the former managing partner of Munguia Vidaurre Law, in June 2023, along with associate María José Mendoza, who is skilled in commercial and administrative tax litigation.

Practice head(s):

Edgard Torres


The Dentons dispute resolution team is 100% focused on our case. At all times, they keep us informed about the circumstances and possible changes in the direction of the trial. We have a successful relationship with them and they give us extensive information on possible avenues or legal alternatives to follow. The team is dynamic, led by lawyers who know the dynamics of the public and private sector.

García & Bodán

García & Bodán combines the bench strength of eight offices throughout the region with the experience of its Nicaraguan team to assist local and multinational corporates from a broad spread of sectors (including construction, telecoms, retail, chemicals, and food and beverages) in multi-jurisdictional disputes. The group’s comprehensive service covers matters ranging from the development of mediation and commercial arbitration strategies to representation in administrative processes before government entities and civil, commercial and labour litigation. Managing partner Federico Gurdián oversees the team, with assistance at the associate level from experienced litigators Lowell Hodgson, who handles civil and commercial proceedings, and Gerardo Escorcia, a specialist in administrative procedures.

Practice head(s):

Federico Gurdián


The litigation team at García & Bodán Nicaragua is exceptional. It is made up of professionals with the highest level of experience in practice.

The lawyers in the dispute resolution area stand out for their experience and agility. Lowell Hodgson is outstanding.