Firm Profile > BLP > Managua, Nicaragua

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Corporate and finance Tier 2

The corporate practice at BLP is headed by Ernesto Rizo, who has acted as adviser to the Nicaraguan Stock Exchange for more than ten years. He is currently handling the first defaulted public offering in the history of the Nicaraguan capital markets for Invernic. In another highlight, Claudia Prado and associate Favio Josué Batres advised Credit Suisse's Cayman Islands Branch on the $4m financing of a wind energy project. Highly regarded associate Juan Castillo has left the firm.

Real estate Tier 2

'Business-minded' associate Federico Barrios leads BLP's growing real estate department, which advises companies as well as private investors on local real estate transactions and developments. The practice handled all licensing and permitting related to two sites in San Juan del Sur for international hostel chain Selina and assisted new client Mercon Coffee Group with a number of complex property transactions on Nicaragua's Atlantic coast. Ernesto Rizo is also a key contact.

Intellectual property Tier 3

The IP team at BLP has experience in administrative procedures as well as civil and criminal litigation involving intellectual property. Department head Orlando Cardoza assisted PriceSmart with the registration and renewal of a number of sanitary permits and advised Cacao Oro on preventing infringing content on a competitor's website.