Firm Profile > LatinAlliance El Salvador > San Salvador, El Salvador

LatinAlliance El Salvador
9A. CALLE PONIENTE NO. 4335
ENTRE 83 Y 85 AV. NORTE,COLONIA ESCALÓN
SAN SALVADOR
El Salvador

El Salvador > Banking and finance Tier 3

The banking and finance team at LatinAlliance El Salvador maintains a strong regional presence, advising banks and financial institutions on a diverse range of matters, including the constitution of trusts, compliance issues, securitisations, the structuring of syndication of credits, investment funds and representation before regulatory bodies. The group is led by founder and managing partner José Adolfo Torres and backed by regional director Michelle Sutter and associates Mario Costa and Norma Villalobos, who has expertise in high-value credit line transactions. The team’s portfolio contains local and regional banks and financial institutions, including Banco de Fomento Agropecuario, Banco G&T Continental and Grupo Prival.

Practice head(s):

José Adolfo Torres

Key clients

Grupo Prival

Grupo Yobel SCM

Banco G&T Continental

Rodio Swissboring

Grupo Coinpro

El Salvador > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

The corporate practice at LatinAlliance El Salvador combines a multi-disciplinary approach with advanced CRM productivity-measuring tech to optimise performance and advise regional and multinational clients on a diverse span of issues. These include corporate governance, shareholders' agreements, M&A, compliance, the negotiation and review of agreements, and due diligence. The team is led by founding partner José Adolfo Torres and corporate regional head and compliance expert Michelle Sutter, and backed by associates Mario Costa and Norma Villalobos. The group’s client roster covers the banking, construction, automotive, logistics, pharmaceuticals and energy sectors.

Practice head(s):

José Adolfo Torres; Michelle Sutter

Testimonials

‘Advice focused on the needs of the company. The attorneys strive to understand the situation in detail and offer the best solution, in terms of cost, efficiency, time and results.’

‘We would definitely hire the firm again.’

Key clients

Grupo Prival

Grupo Yobel SCM

La Casa De Las Baterías

Glaxosmithkline El Salvador

Banco G&T Continental

Rodio Swissboring

Grupo Coinpro

El Salvador > Intellectual property Tier 3

The intellectual property practice at LatinAlliance El Salvador provides 'excellent advice and a personalised service' to its national and multinational clients. The group advises on a diverse range of issues, from trade mark oppositions, portfolio management and patent prosecutions to the IP aspects of contracts and licensing agreements. The team is spearheaded by regional head of IP Fabiola Torres and supported by founding partner Botho Steinvorth Koberg. The group’s client roster includes companies from the pharmaceuticals, tech, food, textiles, consumer goods, beauty products, life sciences and retail sectors.

Practice head(s):

Fabiola Torres

Testimonials

‘The firm’s attorneys work together as a team, providing an excellent client service.’

‘Fabiola Torres is my go-to when working in El Salvador. She has extensive knowledge of the law in the region, allowing her to centralise clients’ IP portfolios with the rest of the LatinAlliance offices. Her client service, attention to detail and knowledge distinguish her from other lawyers in the region.’

‘Excellent advice and a personalised service.’

‘It is a youthful but knowledgeable team that provides a high-quality service and competitive prices.’

‘Fabiola Torres is an excellent lawyer, who is always available to clear up clients’ concerns, no matter the day or time.’

‘Great subject matter knowledge and dynamic, to-the-point advice.’

Key clients

Altian Pharma (part of InsudPharma Group)

Chemo Group

Creativa Consultores

Grupo Carval

Laboratorios Medikem

Alimentos Ideal

Profil

Yobel Supply Chain Management

Industria La Popular

Grupo HMM

Caribbean Probiotics

El Salvador > Dispute resolution Tier 4

The experienced team at LatinAlliance El Salvador handles a wide range of litigation and arbitration matters, assisting with commercial, corporate, labour, intellectual property, contractual and real estate disputes, including international arbitration. Practice head Herbert Guerrero is the key contact.

Central America > Corporate and finance

With offices in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala, LatinAlliance is well positioned to advise multinationals in the region, and has a particular emphasis on acting for international clients in the life sciences sector. Areas of strength include cross-border syndicated loans, foreign investment, M&A and regulatory compliance. In El Salvador, José Adolfo Torres leads the banking and finance practice; Torres and Michelle Sutter are also active in the corporate department. Ana Carolina Barquero is the key name in Nicaragua and Ruth Olivares, who has additional expertise in IP and labour law, is the key contact in Guatemala.

Guatemala > Intellectual property

LatinAlliance Guatemala is particularly experienced in advising clients from the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, as well as food and beverages and retail companies, ranging from large multinationals to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The team advises on the management of trade mark and patent portfolios, as well as licensing agreements and transfer contracts, and offers a software system, Latin Files, to assist clients with the management of their trade mark portfolios in Central America, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Colombia. El Salvador-based Fabiola Torres leads the team with Ruth Olivares, who is experienced in both contentious and non-contentious IP matters.

Practice head(s):

Fabiola Torres

Key clients

Altian Pharma (InsudPharma Group)

Chemo Group

Creativa Consultores

Grupo Carval (Laboratorios La Santé, Vallecilla, Galeno Química, Bionutect)

Laboratorios Medikem

Alimentos Ideal

Profil

Yobel Supply Chain Management

Industria La Popular

Grupo HMM

Caribbean Probiotics

Nicaragua > Corporate and finance

The 'attentive' corporate practice at LatinAlliance Nicaragua advises local and international companies and financial institutions on foreign investments, shareholders’ agreements, M&A, securitisations, syndicated loans, due diligence and regulatory compliance. The team is headed by founding partner José Adolfo Torres and regional corporate director Michelle Sutter, both of whom are based in El Salvador, and head of legal in Nicaragua Ana Carolina Barquero. The group’s client portfolio covers industries including food, hospitality, investment, banking, agriculture, dairy, textiles and construction.

Practice head(s):

José Adolfo Torres; Michelle Sutter; Ana Carolina Barquero

Testimonials

‘They inform us immediately about any change that may affect us. In addition, they are attentive to our requirements, giving us an answer in the shortest possible time. We work hand in hand with Ana Barquero, who advises us efficiently.’

Key clients

Grupo Prival

La Casa de las Baterías

Banco G&T Continental

Grupo Coinpro

Cargill

Selina Hotels Corporation

With more than 28 years of experience. LatinAlliance is a main full-service ally of the leading international corporations in the region; the right hand-man in every step of the way until every client achieve success.

Capable professionals are waiting in strategically located offices across the region of Central America. Thanks to this privileged ubication, LatinAlliance is prepared to assist every client in any of the five offices.

Leader corporations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Astrazeneca, Janssen Cilag, Merck & Co. Inc and Sanofi Aventis trust in the quality of LatinAlliance service.

Banking & Finance:

LatinAlliance manages all regulations concerning structure and functioning of banking entities, both public and private, as well as financial operations.

The firm has ample experience in processes involving purchases, mergers, and acquisitions for important banking institutions in Central America. Furthermore, LatinAlliance provides consultancy regarding insurance and primary/ secondary financial market operations.

Corporate Law:

LatinAlliance provides customers with end-to-end consultancy for the drafting, follow-up, and negotiation of any type of business contract.

The firm also gives support for interpreting and implementing the application of international agreements. The client’s company will also receive support for setting up and operating under the governing laws of each country.

Litigation, Arbritation & Alternative Dispute Resolution:

The firm provides preventive solutions to help people avoid going to court through negotiation, conciliation, settlement, and arbitration, while giving consultancy for legal processes in court.

Intellectual Property:

The Intellectual Property department has specialised throughout the years in different industry sectors, but its strengths concentrate on healthcare and Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverages and Retail industries. During the last few years, the team has focused on providing IP advice to entrepreneurs and small companies, especially since it is quite common for these companies to overlook the importance of protecting their assets and suffer the consequences of lack of knowledge.

Some of the Intellectual Property clients are leaders on their industry sector, the firm has worked alongside Altian Pharma (part of InsudPharma a pharmaceutical conglomerate), Alimentos Ideal, Industria La Popular, Laboratorios Medikem, etc.

The team is member of INTA (International Trademark Association) and ASIPI (The Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property).

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate, Banking & Finance José Adolfo Torres jatorres@latinalliance.co +503 2263 6366
Intellectual Property Fabiola Torres ftorres@latinalliance.co +503 2263 6366
Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Botho Steinvorth botho@latinalliancecr.com +506 4052 6070
Photo Name Position Profile
 Fabiola Torres Corletto photo Fabiola Torres Corletto Partner & Regional Director of Intellectual Property
Mr Mario Costa photo Mr Mario Costa Head of Corporate Department in El Salvador
Mr Herberth Guerrero  photo Mr Herberth Guerrero Head of Litigation Department El Salvador
Mr Ricardo Quijano  photo Mr Ricardo Quijano Associate Attorney
Mrs Michelle Sutter photo Mrs Michelle Sutter Partner & Regional Director of Corporate
Mr José Adolfo Torres  photo Mr José Adolfo Torres Founding Partner & Director of Banking
Mrs Norma Villalobos photo Mrs Norma Villalobos Associate attorney and Notary Public
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ASIPI
International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
AMCHAM
ABA (American Bar Association)
IBA (International Bar Association)
IIDM (Instituto Iberoamericano de derecho maritimo