Firm Profile > Alvarado y Asociados > Managua, Nicaragua

Alvarado y Asociados

Corporate and finance Tier 2

Transactions, restructuring processes, contract drafting and joint ventures are all part of the portfolio of services at Lex Mundi member firm Alvarado y Asociados. Additional areas of expertise include competition and antitrust law and the telecoms industry. Due diligence expert Gloria María de Alvarado and Luz Marina Espinoza, who specialises in environmental matters, jointly lead the team. They draw on support from three associates: Fabiola Urbina is knowledgeable about bidding processes and customs law, Jazmin Garcia focuses on the infrastructure and transportation sectors, and Yuri Cerrato covers a wide range of related areas, such as aviation and immigration law.


‘When you raise a problem, you are given a solution that follows the law, and anything that can resolve the issue is done without delay.’

‘Gloria Alvarado and Fabiola Urbina are professional and provide good advice, and are also very sincere and honest people.’

Key clients

Grupo Almo


Grupo Bimbo



Delta Airlines


Pro Harina

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

LexMundi member Alvarado y Asociados advises natural resources enterprises on a wide range of matters, from the mining to the forestry sectors. Areas of strength range from advising on compliance with national and international regulations to representing clients in administrative procedures. Department heads Gloria María de Alvarado and Luz Marina Espinoza both provide due diligence, financing and regulatory advice. Associate Yuri Cerrato adds hydrocarbons, gold mining and energy expertise to the team's service offering.

Intellectual property Tier 2

Lex Mundi member Alvarado y Asociados provides clients with the full range of intellectual property services, including filing, renewing and opposing trade marks, patents and copyright. Furthermore, the department jointly headed by Gloria María de Alvarado and Zayda Cubas has a strong suit in trade mark monitoring and related litigation. Cubas puts a strong emphasis on managing large portfolios and developing intellectual property strategies for her longstanding clients. Associates Francisco José Alvarado and Aura Torrez provide key support to national as well as international clients from a wide array of industry sectors, such as food and beverages and healthcare.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Alvarado y Asociados handles a wide range of contentious matters for its existing client base, from unfulfilled payment proceedings to the defence of actions brought by government authorities. Gloria María de Alvarado and Luz Marina Espinoza jointly lead the group. Associate Fabiola Urbina is highly active in this practice; she is a certified arbitrator and brings a wealth of work experience with various government ministries to the table.

Real estate Tier 3

Alvarado y Asociados is often involved in real estate transactions and therefore demonstrates extensive experience in property due diligence, negotiations, registrations and the drafting of all necessary documents. Co-chairs Gloria María de Alvarado and Luz Marina Espinoza and their group are particularly active in matters at the nexus of corporate and real estate law. Fabiola Urbina is a key figure in the team; she is experienced in advising on tourism and environmental projects as well as their financing.

Alvarado y Asociados was founded in 1990 by Dr Jose Antonio Alvarado, Nicaraguan attorney and public notary, and Gloria Maria Alvarado, Venezuelan and Nicaraguan attorney, both with qualifications from Harvard Law School (the first obtained an LLM and SJD and the latter an LLM). It has national and international prestige and is characterised by its professionalism and integrity. The firm’s goal is to provide its clients with highly professional integral legal advice, adequate to the business needs and goals of each of its clients. The firm is the only Nicaraguan member of Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide, and allowing the firm to provide clients with regional and global professional assistance.

Areas of practice

General corporate/business/foreign investments: the firm’s lawyers have broad experience in cross-border transactions, and are highly specialized in commercial and corporate law and in assisting its clients to determine the best corporate strategy to achieve their goals. Some of the services provided in this area are incorporation of local legal entities and managing of their entire legal portfolio, complex corporate transactions, corporate and financing restructuring processes, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, negotiation and drafting of commercial and corporate agreements, including agency, franchises, concessions international transactions of goods and services.

Real estate: the firm has rendered services to foreign and national clients in this area, including due diligence and title search, the issuance of legal opinions, closing documents and further registration procedures.

Telecommunications: the firm has provided its legal services for important transactions in this area, including privatization deals, due diligence, acquisition of local telecommunication companies and issuance of licenses and permits for telecommunication services.

Intellectual property: the firm has ample experience in this sector, including registration of trademarks, trade names, logos, copyrights, patents, representation in administrative procedures and litigation relating to intellectual property rights.

Banking and financing: the firm renders high-level legal services in all banking and financial matters; from incorporating a national bank and opening a branch of an international bank in Nicaragua, to rendering assistance in structuring and restructuring complex financing deals.

Labor: the firm has an extensive practice in labor-related matters, compliance with applicable labor, hygiene and social security regulations, including contracts, draft and approval of company internal regulations, resignation and dismissal cases, administrative procedures, claims and litigation.

Environmental/mining/energy: the firm has attorneys, specialized in environmental, mining, energy and related areas, that correctly apply laws, regulations, and technical and administrative provisions governing different environmental topics.

Commercial and civil litigation/arbitration: clients entrust the firm with their civil, commercial and labor litigation, as well as arbitration cases.

Antitrust/mergers and acquisitions: the firm provides advice in antitrust cases, as well as complex mergers and acquisitions transactions, and has ample experience in obtaining antitrust clearances for domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Tax: the firm’s tax practice provides thoroughly considered and legally sound transactional advice to local and international institutions, corporations and individuals.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/commercial José Antonio Alvarado
Corporate/commercial Gloria M Alvarado
Corporate/commercial Luz M Espinoza
Corporate/commercial Jazmin Garcia
Corporate/commercial Claraliz Oviedo
Corporate/commercial Fabio Urbina
Corporate/commercial Carlos Navarro
Energy and natural resources Luz Marina Espinoza
Environmental law Luz Marina Espinoza
Labor and related issues Luz Marina Espinoza
Labor and related issues Yuri Cerrato
Litigation Luz Marina Espinoza
Litigation Cristhoper Garcia
Intellectual property Zayda E Cubas
Intellectual property Francisco Alvarado
Competition Aura Torrez
Competition Yuri Cerrato
Banking and finance José A Alvarado
Banking and finance Carlos Navarro
Real estate Jazmin Garcia
Real estate Fabiola Urbina S
Customs Fabiola Urbina S
Fiscal law Carlos Navarro
Fiscal law Claraliz Oviedo
Aviation Yuri Cerrato
Aviation Gloria M Alvarado
Other fee-earners : 11
Total staff : 26
Partners : 4