Firm Profile > ECIJA SBGB > San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Corporate and commercial Tier 2

Since June 2019 Sanabria Bauermeister Garcia & Berio has operated under the name ECIJA SBGB; the merger between the local practice and international firm ECIJA created a law firm with substantial expertise in the infrastructure sector and a broad global reach. Coordinated by Fernando Berio and Jorge Fernandez-Reboredo, the corporate team is multi-disciplinary, covering financial law, real estate (especially pre-development activities), tax and, increasingly, corporate governance. Typical clients range from multinationals to start-ups and include private equity firms, commercial banks and government entities. In August 2020, the team expanded at the partnership level with the promotion of Alberto Añeses Negrón, who focuses on corporate governance and structuring.

Key clients

New Fortress Energy LLC

Luis A. Ayala Colón & Sucres., Inc.

McCormack Baron Salazar

Ad Practitioners LLC

Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC

Santa Juanita Preservation, Inc.

Pontifical Catholic University Services Association, Inc.

Dorado Tech Park LLC

Banco Popular Puerto Rico –

Labour and employment Tier 2

ECIJA SBGB‘s labour and employment practice distinguishes itself for its 'excellent knowledge, experience, capacity and availability' and for the attention it devotes to new technologies and innovative solutions. This is particularly appreciated by businesses, employers and employees which instruct the firm in complex termination, discrimination and retaliation cases. The team also handles disability, wage and hour matters and internal investigations. Founding member and co-head Antonio García Ramírez takes the lead role on many matters. Chicago-based co-head Jaime Sanabria Montañez is highlighted for his 'connections and local knowledge of Puerto Rico'. The team expanded in 2019 with the additions of Charles Dale, who is in charge of cases in the healthcare, insurance and professional services sectors, while Anfranz Vázquez Bragan was promoted to partner in August 2020.


‘The lawyers are highly responsive, knowledgeable of the legal matters and offer advice with consideration to costs and benefits. They are professionals of the first order, respected in the community, and they understand the organizational culture of the company they work for. They really are like partners in your business.’

‘Excellent knowledge, experience, capacity and availability.’

‘The team offers innovative solutions to unique Puerto Rico specific problems. Collectively, the team is very knowledgeable in PR law and is very well connected with the key players at the local agencies. The team is available around the clock and their collaboration feels like they are in-house.’

‘Jaime Sanabria is one of the hardest working attorneys one can have the privilege of working with. Jaime does not rest until your concerns are answered. Jaime’s connections and local knowledge of Puerto Rico make him a truly valuable asset.’

Key clients

Pep Boys

Google, Inc. 2020

Coca-Cola (Caribbean Refrescos, Inc.)

Abarca Health

Ogletree Deakins

Kelly Services, Inc.


Triple-S Management Corporation

Triple-S Salud, Inc.

Triple-S Advantage Solutions, Inc.

Triple-S Vida, Inc.

Structural Steel Works, Inc.

Structural Steel Manufacturing

Gerdau Metaldom

SNC Technical Services, Inc.

PharmPix, LLC


NFEnergía LLC (New Fortress Energy)

TLS Marketing Services, Inc.

Consumers Advocates (Ad Practitioners LLC)

Putnam Bridge Funding

Syvos Puerto Rico, Inc.

Aireko Construction LLC

Aireko Energy Solution LLC

Corporación de Servicios Médicos

Ikebana Bar & Grill Restaurants

Centro para la Nueva Economía (CNE)

Asociación de Garantías de Seguros Misceláneos

Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust

Paralell 18

Plaza Provisions

Reinhold Jewelries

Combe, Inc.

Drugs Unlimited, Inc.

Marina Puerto del Rey, Inc.

Weisbrod Matteis & Copley

Vigilantes, Inc.


Aspen Surgical

Amerijet International, Inc.

Pearle Vision

Vieques Air Link


King Uniforms and Industrial Laundry, Inc.

Wurth Timberline Fasteners, Inc.