ECIJA > Tegucigalpa, Honduras > Firm Profile


Honduras > Dispute resolution Tier 2

One of the few international firms in Honduras, ECIJA counts a number of household-name multinationals among the clients of its dispute resolution practice, which is singled out for its ‘excellent follow-up‘ and ‘24/7 responses‘. The team has an extensive litigation practice, with its recent caseload including disputes across the banking, insurance, pharmaceutical and energy sectors; in addition, Honduras managing partner Roberto Williams and renowned IP practitioner Leonardo Casco Fortín (who is also a partner at IP boutique Bufete Casco) recently handled several high-profile trade mark-related cases. Williams co-heads the practice with up-and-coming partner Jorge Arturo Reina, who handles civil, commercial, administrative and construction disputes. Rosalinda Cruz Sequeira also lends senior expertise to the team.

Practice head(s):

Roberto Williams; Jorge Arturo Reina


We are very pleased with the service provided by the firm. One point I would really like to highlight is the excellent follow-up on our cases and 24/7 responses to any inquiry.

Excellent partners and associates, professional service and prompt attention.

The team stands out for its availability and attention to the needs of my company.

Key clients

Banco Lafise

Cámara Hondureña de Aseguradores (CAHDA)

Grupo GSQ

Guccio Gucci


Banco Ficohsa

Work highlights

  • Acting for Banco Lafise in a high volume of debt recovery actions.
  • Acting for Cámara Hondureña de Aseguradores (CAHDA) in a series of contentious-administrative cases against the National Commission of Banking and Insurance.
  • Acting for Grupo GSQ in a dispute over the benefits of a private pension fund which are being claimed by a former employee.

Honduras > Intellectual property Tier 2

Global firm ECIJA is highlighted by clients for its ability to provide ‘client service like a boutique‘, while boasting a ‘regional presence‘ which enables it to handle trade mark and patent matters in Honduras and across Central America. Led by skilled litigator Roberto Williams, the team is particularly active in IP disputes, including infringement and anti-counterfeiting actions and cases relating to the violation of IP rights in distribution contracts and software licences. Jorge Arturo Reina, who has expertise in contentious matters, and associate Gabriela Williams, who focuses on trade mark registrations, are also names to note, alongside the renowned Leonardo Casco Fortín (who is also a partner at IP boutique Bufete Casco).

Practice head(s):

Roberto Williams


The team stands out for its client service and follow-up on our issues.

It is a large office that provides client service like a boutique.

Regional presence, in-depth analysis, clear advice and alternative options.

Honduras > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Spanish firm ECIJA has established a strong platform in Latin America – and has continued in expansion mode, most recently formalising a strategic alliance with Taylor Wessing LLP in March 2023 – which makes it a strong choice for multinationals seeking advice on their operations in Honduras. The firm, which has two offices in the country, frequently assists companies with their expansion in Central America, as well as handling restructurings, capital raises (and related regulatory approvals), and distribution and licensing matters. Honduras managing partner Roberto Williams shares leadership of the team with the highly experienced Rosalinda Cruz Sequeira. Jorge Arturo Reina provides support, alongside business manager Daniel Williams and associate Guillermo Matamoros. The firm’s ECIJA Tech offering, which assists companies with digitising their legal departments, is also an asset for clients.

Practice head(s):

Roberto Williams; Rosalinda Cruz Sequeira


They have a good relationship with the relevant authorities, which is an important point to consider. They are available for calls or meetings to address our issues.

Daniel Williams and Guillermo Matamoros are friendly, they are transparent and they do not only discuss work issues, which makes the contact and relationship even more personal.

Key clients

DHL (Honduras)

Cure International

Sinohydro Corporation


Distribuidora La Florida (Fifco)


Comercializadora Mar Azul (Aliss)

GFA Consulting Group

Ahern International de Centroamerica

Work highlights

  • Advising NGO Cure International on the closure of its operations in Honduras, including on a cooperation agreement with Hope Walks to continue a programme to treat infant clubfoot.
  • Advised Distribuidora La Florida (Fifco) on a capital increase and the restructuring of its Honduran subsidiary, Florida Bebidas y Alimentos Honduras.
  • Advised Credigo on the start of its operations in Honduras, including on corporate, tax and consumer protection issues.

Honduras > Tax

Global firm ECIJA has continued to expand in Honduras with the launch of a tax practice, focused on disputes and corporate tax planning, in May 2023; manager Eduardo Reyes, who joined the firm from an in-house role at Grupo Terra, heads the new department.

The firm: ECIJA is a European law firm with headquarters in Spain and offices in Portugal, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and El Salvador. ECIJA has a multidisciplinary team of over 750 professionals, with exceptional experience in their areas of specialization, enabled to work in different jurisdictions, with extensive knowledge of the different industries and international markets. ECIJA is a client-focused law firm with the agility and personal service of a high-end boutique firm and the multidisciplinary experience of a large firm. ECIJA is a full-service firm with significant experience and specialized in the practice areas required by international clients to invest and operate globally.

ECIJA’s international capacity is outstanding, the firm offers integrated cross-border advice. Since 2019, ECIJA has merged with 16 law firms and has become the largest Spanish law firm in Latin America. Nowadays, ECIJA has 29 offices in 16 countries. Furthermore, in 2019 ECIJA signed the biggest strategic agreement between a Spanish and Chinese firm, the joint venture being with the 4th largest firm in China (Grandall Law). The agreement brought together 3,500 lawyers and 54 offices in Iberia, Latin America and Asia. “To put that in perspective, that is comparable with CMS and Norton Rose Fulbright, some of the biggest firms in the world by headcount.”

Main areas of practice
Corporate: the firm provides corporate and M&A services for both local and international clients. The practice in M&A is multi-jurisdictional, focused on transactions with a regional component in Latin American markets. The team is trained in legal project management tools in order to control the time and cost of any transaction.

Banking and finance: the team includes prestigious attorneys who have assisted important international and local banks with sophisticated transactions. The firm’s services involve many aspects of the complex regulatory financial world, including syndicated credit facilities, project finance and banking products such as leasing, factoring, confirming, mortgages, pledges and credit cards.

Dispute resolution: ECIJA has a strong practice for dispute resolution both in local courts and arbitration. The disputes include commercial, civil, investment and government. Regarding arbitration, the firm has a regional practice of several partners with strong experience and skills in international arbitration using the ICC, AAA and UNCITRAL rules, and also with local rules in each country.

Technology and data privacy: ECIJA in one of the leading firms in LatAm for technology and data privacy practices. The team is focused on the technology industry for complex transactions, M&A and software developments.

Employment and human rights: the firm has a strong practice in employment matters from the employer perspective. Services include litigation, technology issues related to the employment, company’s restructurating, immigration and compliance. ECIJA’s practice in human rights is focused on compliance with international standards in five areas: gender, age, functional diversity, social origin, and diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Administrative and infrastructure: the services provided by ECIJA range from managing regulatory aspects of the relationship, from the regulatory point of view between the client and the government, throughout the execution of agreements with public entities.

Energy: ECIJA is one of the most recognized and acknowledged law firms in the structuring and development of energy projects in the Central American region because of its vast experience in the field. The services include regulatory aspects related to obtaining licenses and authorizations, as well as the contractual aspects of negotiating agreements for electricity purchase with distribution companies. The relevant experience and knowledge of energy project developments also covers construction and financing agreements.

Trusts: the firm has advised regional and foreign clients in connection with the incorporation of trust companies, the opening of internal trust departments and the design of business transactions which employ trust structures, including philanthropic, administration, guaranty, and real estate development trusts. Likewise, ECIJA has advised local banks in connection with the implementation of trust operations that include financing structures.

Competition/merger control: ECIJA advises large US, European and Latin American corporations in antitrust and merger control investigations at national and cross-border level. Clients come from several sectors, having strong expertise in regulated industries such as telecoms and ICTs.

Foreign investment: ECIJA has a regional legal team that is prepared to advise foreign investors on how to structure their investment in any country of the region, including aspects such as obtaining the benefits of various tax incentive regimes and dealing with customs issues that come up when importing or exporting goods and services.

Real estate: ECIJA is a well-known player in the real estate market in Latin America.  The team has developed special capacities in the development of multi-purpose projects, including housing, commercial, offices and leisure spaces.  ECIJA provides its services to developers of projects up to individual investors willing to have a second home or retirement place.  ECIJA advises the developers from the acquisition of the land through the permit process until a final product is delivered to the customers, acting as a business partner of its clients with the tools of legal project management.  The practice is fulfilled with the experience of the partners in the construction industry.

Tax: ECIJA is a team of strongly committed professionals reputed to thoroughly address their clients’ needs involving taxation.  ECIJA provides insightful advice on local and international tax issues pertaining to business endeavors and personal concerns.  In addition, they are effective litigators and have obtained significant awards for tax claims and suits, on behalf of their clients.

ECIJA’s tax law practice focuses in two main areas: legal advice and litigation, for both national and municipal taxes.  ECIJA’s legal advice ​provides specialized advisory services, tax contingencies analysis and tax planning.  The litigation area ​handles tax claims in the administrative venue and judiciary processes.  International taxation queries ​are also prevalent.  The current international investment surge has triggered an array of tax advisory services in connection with international tax issues.

Energy/oil and gas: ECIJA is one of the most recognized and acknowledged law firms in the structuring and development of energy and oil and gas projects in the Central American, Caribbean and in Ecuador. ECIJA has participated in the development and execution of the main projects in the energy and oil and gas sector in the region: Coca Codo Sinclair 1500 MW of electricity generation with the company Sinohydro. The services include regulatory aspects related to obtaining licenses and authorisations, as well as the contractual aspects of negotiating agreements for electricity purchase with distribution companies.

Department Name Email Telephone
Founding Partner: Corporate, Banking and Finance, Insurance Regulation, Constitutional Practice, Dispute Resolution and Merger Control. Rosalinda Cruz Sequeira +(504) 9512 - 1782
Managing Partner: Corporate, Insurance Regulation, Dispute Resolution (Ordinary Jurisdiction, Arbitration, Mediation & DAB), Foreign Investment and Infrastructure, Commercial Contracts (Distribution, Agency and Representation, Supply, Sales of Goods). Roberto Alejandro Williams +(504) 9905 - 7846
Photo Name Position Profile
Rosalinda Cruz photo Rosalinda Cruz Managing Partner at ECIJA Honduras
Roberto Alejandro Williams photo Roberto Alejandro Williams Partner
Daniel Eduardo Williams Cruz : Marketing and Communication
Gabriela María Williams Cruz : Marketing and Communication