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LatinAlliance El Salvador
El Salvador

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Partner & Regional Director of Corporate


Michelle Sutter joined the firm on March 2019 as the Regional Director of the Corporate practice area. Taking over this role was a challenge we knew she would take and overcome with great results. The corporate department is the largest at the firm in terms of team members, and the second with mayor revenues, so managing it requires a great level of expertise, not only in the technical law matters, but also on the commercial management, and Michelle has managed to handle both of them.

Michelle Sutter has over 22 years of professional experience in corporate, compliance, telecommunications and banking matters in a regional level, having developed her career at multinational companies. Her previous professional experience appointed her as Chief of Compliance Officer CAM for Telefónica Móviles.

Since her incorporation in the firm, Michelle has led several transactions with international companies and organizations, such as Grupo Terra, Telefónica Movil, etc. Providing legal advice in compliance, mergers.


English and Spanish


Law degree at Universidad Dr. José Matias Delgado

Lawyer Rankings

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.

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.

El Salvador > Corporate and M&A

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.

El Salvador > Banking and finance

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.