The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

BLP

LA LIBERTAD, AVANTE BUILDING, URBANICAZION MADRE SELVA, ANTIGUO CUSCATLAN, EL SALVADOR
Tel:
Work +503 2505 9700
Email:
Web:
www.blplegal.com

El Salvador

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

BLP

The ‘very good’ two-partner banking and finance practice at BLP acts ‘promptly’ and ‘provides good advice and legal services’ for a lender-heavy client base that includes names such as Banco Agricola, FMO Nederland, Wells Fargo and Banco Promerica. The group demonstrates strength across loan structuring, credit facilities and debt restructurings as well as commercial banking and private equity. Recent work saw ‘experienced’ department head Ricardo Cevallos, assisted by ‘knowledgeable’ associate Marcella Romero, advise World Business Capital on a $15m loan to Fedecrédito. Project finance is another mainstay of the practice; headline mandates saw the team counsel the Bank of Nova Scotia on a $120m loan for the Phoenix Towers project.

Leading lawyers

[back to top]

Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

BLP

Lauded for its ‘great response times’, ‘industry knowledge’ and ability ‘to think outside the box’, BLP covers the full array of corporate and transactional matters, with a particular focus on the energy, telecoms, transportation, pharmaceutical and technology sectors. Key client Uber instructed the team on its incorporation into the Salvadoran market, including advice on regulatory issues. Another recent highlight was advising Urbano Express on a $4m shares purchase by one of its shareholders. The team also acts for Bosch, Pfizer and PepsiCo. Practice head Ricardo Cevallos is the main contact, with key support coming from associates Marcella Romero and Luis Vega.

[back to top]

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

BLP

Clients ‘appreciate the business acumen’ at ‘very responsive’ firm, BLP. A broad client portfolio, comprising domestic as well as multinational companies including Coca Cola, IBM, HSBC and Omnisport, regularly instructs the two-partner team with a wide range of contentious matters, including arbitration, and commercial and IP disputes, as well as contentious administrative proceedings and white-collar crime cases. Recent work highlights include defending US-based Champion Laboratories against a $3.6m compensation claim brought by a local distributor; representing PepsiCo, as defendant, in various labour disputes; and acting on behalf of Colgate Palmolive in an administrative tax collection proceeding. The group is led by experienced arbitrator and litigator Harold Lantan and includes ‘highly appreciatedRicardo Cevallos.

Leading lawyers

[back to top]


Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to