Mr Mario Costa > LatinAlliance El Salvador > San Salvador, El Salvador > Lawyer Profile

LatinAlliance El Salvador
World Trade Center, Torre Quattro, suite nueve, oficinas corporativas
9-07 y 9-08, Calle El Mirador, 87 Av. Norte, Colonia Escalón
El Salvador

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Head of Corporate Department in El Salvador


Mr. Costa is the Head of the Corporate Department of LatinAlliance El Salvador. He has participated in several projects such as due diligences, mergers and acquisitions, dissolutions and liquidations of Companies, and corporate consulting for local and international Corporations. Furthermore, he has advised the creation of Corporations and the incorporation of branch offices and has provided consultancy on patrimonial structures and corporate governance.

He has a Law Degree from Universidad “Dr. José Matías Delgado” (El Salvador). Also, he is authorized by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic of El Salvador as a Lawyer and a Notary Public. Mario has diplomas and courses from private and public institutions such as a Diploma in Foreign Trade from the Instituto de Comercio Exterior y Logística (ITCEL); Courses on the New Civil and Trade Procedure Codes; and Training for the Government Ethics Law and its Regulations.

Mario Costa joined LatinAlliance in 2015 and as part of the Corporate Department, and he has been involved in several projects and transactions.

Among his projects and transactions are:

– Advice to Latam Hotel Corporation in the negotiation process of purchase of the “Telus Office Building” located in Soho Cascadas. – Advice to Latam Hotel Corporation in the submission process to the condominium regime of “Condominio Desarrollos Hoteleros (Soho Cascadas)”, which included: The construction of the Hyatt Centric Hotel, an Office Building, and the commercial plaza “Soho Cascadas”.

– Advice on the modification process of condominium regime of “Cascadas Mall”. – Advice on the negotiation process of a property purchase of the company Servicios y Telecomunicaciones, S.A. de C.V. (Servitel).

– Recently, he advised EZ CORP, along with ReedSmith LLP, regarding the prevention of money laundering in accordance to Salvadoran regulations.


Spanish and English


Legal Sciences from the Dr. José Matías Delgado University

Lawyer Rankings

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.