J. Vanessa Oquelí de Riera > García & Bodán > Tegucigalpa, Honduras > Lawyer Profile

García & Bodán

Work Department

  • Corporate-Commercial
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Banking and Finance
  • Aeronautic
  • Renewable Energy
  • Tax
  • Capital Markets


Managing Partner


Jazna Vanessa Oquelí de Riera is Managing Partner of García & Bodán Honduras and member of the Corporate and Transactional and Energy and Natural Resources and Banking an Finance practices.

Her practice specializes in corporate-commercial, finance, aeronautics, energy and tax. Throughout the years, she has participated in several unprecedented transactions in the country, such as sovereign bonds issues, credit guarantees for the Republic of Honduras. Vanessa also has participated in structuring the purchase of various companies and solar energy projects that will be implemented in Honduras.

Vanessa has been highlighted as the principal legal adviser to major companies such as United Airlines and Aerovías de México; likewise she has highlighted in a number of major transactions such as participation in various syndicated loans with multinational banks and as primary legal advisor to major international companies have become major suppliers of the State of Honduras as well as transactions in the aeronautic industry and finance.

She has experience in advising both national and multinational clients in complex corporate transactions that include supervising and conducting due diligences, creating business and tax structures that satisfy clients’ needs, among other services related to mergers and acquisitions and corporate work.


  • Spanish
  • English


  • International Bar Association (IBA).
  • Member of the Latin American Council of the New York State Bar Association.
  • Member of the Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM-Honduras).
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM-Honduras).


  • Master in Business Administration and Finance (Magna Cum Laude) – Universidad Católica de Honduras, 2002.
  • Graduated in Law with honors in Legal and Social Sciences with specialization in Business Law – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, June 1998.
  • Admitted to practice as Attorney since 1998.