Firm Profile > Romero Pineda > San Salvador, El Salvador

Romero Pineda
EDIFICIO AVANTE, SUITE 5-01
BLVD LUIS POMA, SANTA ELENA
ANTIGUO CUSCATLÁN
El Salvador

El Salvador > Intellectual property Tier 1

Highlighted for its 'IP knowledge and skills', the powerhouse intellectual property team at Romero Pineda remains a leader in the market, maintaining and protecting the IP of its high-profile local and international clients. The group’s full service extends to trade mark and copyright registrations and renewals, IP litigation and regional expansion strategies. The team is led by managing partner, firm vice president and respected IP authority José Roberto Romero, brand management expert Roxana Romero and associate Elsy Duran, a specialist in IP registrations. It is backed by Carlos Castillo, who is well regarded for his strength in IP disputes and associates Nadya León and Susana Navarro, who handles patent matters. The group’s client portfolio spans the food, hospitality, automotive, consumer goods, banking, energy, telecoms and pharmaceuticals sectors, and includes multinational companies such as Avon Products, Specsavers and Grupo Bimbo.

Practice head(s):

Jose Roberto Romero; Roxana Romero; Elsy Duran

Testimonials

‘Their lawyers have all the IP knowledge and skills necessary to carry out the proper management of the matters that we entrust to them.’

‘Roxana Romero, Elsy Durán and Nadya León are always up to date on each of the matters that we entrust to them, and are always punctual and knowledgeable when providing us with their opinions and advice.’

‘Romero Pineda has maintained a strong reputation in IP matters in El Salvador.’

Key clients

Productos Alimenticios Bocadeli

Avon Products

Gevers Legal

Specsavers Optical Group

Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Salinas

HealthCo Products

Joint Stock Company “Biocad”

L’Air Liquide Societe Anonyme pour l’Etude et l’Exploitation des Procedes George Claude

Yildiz Holding

El Salvador > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The litigation division at Romero Pineda acts for global and regional clients involved in high-value disputes in a wide range of fields, including administration litigation, labour disputes and debt collection actions. In addition, the team assists with alternative dispute resolution. The team is led by founding partner and firm chairman Roberto Romero, litigation practice director and intellectual property authority Carlos Castillo, and associates Feridee Alabi, who has particular expertise in administrative law, and IP coordinator Nadya León. The group’s client roster covers such industries as aviation, real estate, food, entertainment, construction and tech.

Practice head(s):

Roberto Romero; Carlos Castillo; Feridee Alabi; Nadya Leon

Key clients

Copa Airlines

Condominio Portofino

Bimbo El Salvador

ISP El Salvador

Nipro El Salvador

Gaspro El Salvador

Refractarios Nacionales

Dada & Dada Compañía

Belcorp El Salvador

Tecnocreto

ABC Aerolíneas

El Salvador > Banking and finance Tier 3

The multi-disciplinary team at Romero Pineda combines the strength of its corporate, commercial and banking and finance departments to advise national and regional insurance companies and financial institutions. The group handles such matters as project finance, securities, tax issues, regulatory compliance, microfinance, due diligence processes, share transfers and loan agreements. The team is headed by foreign investment expert Francisco Martínez, and supported by senior associate Camila Villafuerte. The group's client roster includes multinational clients such as Microsoft and UPS, and spans such sectors as aviation, energy, banking, real estate and tourism.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Martinez

Key clients

Evergreen Packaging

Compassion International

Microsoft

Amway

Electropura

UPS

Copa Airlines

DFC (US International Development Finance Corporation)

Ufinet

Inkoa

Grupo Bimbo

El Salvador > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

The corporate team at Romero Pineda advises local and international clients on multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions. The group’s full service also extends to due diligence, regional expansion, corporate maintenance, regulatory compliance and the diversification of operations. The team is led by contractual expert Francisco Martínez and supported by firm managing partner and vice president José Roberto RomeroCamila Villafuerte, who heads the banking, finance and insurance division, and associate Roberto Pocasangre. The group’s portfolio includes regional and international clients such as Microsoft, UPS and Copa Airlines, and covers sectors including aviation, energy, health, software and real estate.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Martinez

Key clients

Evergreen Packaging

Compassion International

Microsoft

Amway

Electropura

UPS

Copa Airlines

DFC (US International Development Finance Corporation)

Ufinet

Inkoa

Grupo Bimbo

Romero Pineda provides a full range of legal services to international, regional and local businesses. Founded in 1978 by Dr Roberto Romero Pineda, the firm is organized into four primary departments – banking, corporate, intellectual property and litigation – which work collaboratively to ensure a comprehensive perspective and specialized expertise. Superior legal knowledge, excellent skills and responsive client service have always been absolute priorities of the firm. Romero Pineda is the exclusive Salvadoran member in world’s leading legal and business networks: Lex Mundi. It has stringent performance standards and provides the firm with access to legal experts around the world.

Main areas of practice
Intellectual property: the firm’s lP department helps clients identify, secure, assert and defend all aspects of their intellectual property rights in trademarks, copyright, patents, domain names and trade secrets. In addition, Romero Pineda’s lawyers have been recognized for their transactional experience involving IP, such as acquisitions, sales, technology transfers, e-commerce, and licenses and franchising. The group also prosecutes the health/sanitary registrations required for health, personal care and food products. With the litigation department, the firm has unequalled capability in IP conflicts, disputes and enforcement.

Corporate: the firm advises domestic, regional and multinational entities on the establishment, diversification and expansion of commercial operations, including business structure, M&A, contracts, free trade zone projects, due diligence, labor relations, immigration and foreign investment registration.

Banking and finance: Romero Pineda’s banking department provides highly specialized legal services to domestic and international banking and financial institutions regarding the establishment and development of operations in El Salvador and Central America. The firm is experienced in handling matters such as incorporation of new banks; secured and unsecured transactions and collateral; syndicated loans; acquisition of local banks; cross-border loan transactions; and due diligence investigations.

Litigation: the firm is experienced in all types of commercial disputes and equipped to handle complex cases involving multinational parties. It has a demonstrated record of success at the trial and appellate levels and is experienced in negotiating settlements. Several of its lawyers are certified mediators and arbitrators.

Antipiracy: the firm’s specialized team works with clients to manage and implement their strategies and enforcement programs, including monitoring procedures, border enforcement measures and litigation.

Labor law: the firm’s expertise in labor law is key to helping clients to comply with their labor obligations and receive appropriate support for the management of their workforces.

Tax law: the firm advises on general and industry-specific issues, including the creation of structures to minimize tax liability; tax effects of financing by international lenders; taxes on mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures involving local and international companies; and tax implications of insurance policy sales.

Aviation: the firm has specific industry experience assisting both passenger and cargo airlines with the business and regulatory aspects of operations, ranging from the acquisition of operating permits to authorization for changes in schedules and new routes.

IT, data protection and privacy division: the firm has an interdisciplinary team with extensive litigation, regulatory, technology and compliance experience. Our lawyers develop and implement regulatory strategies and provide valuable advice across multiple practice areas: Data Protection compliance and enforcement issues, Cibercrime/Cibersecurity, Disputes resolution, Related intellectual property issues, E-commerce infringement issues.

International work: Romero Pineda has a wide range of international and multinational clients. It represents clients from industries and sectors including fashion, retail and consumer markets, technology and telecommunications, natural resources, financial institutions, transportation, life, science and health, infrastructure, advertising and marketing.

Department Name Email Telephone
President Dr, Roberto Romero roberto@romeropineda.com
Managing partner José Roberto Romero jose@romeropineda.com
Partners Roxana Romero de Gamero roxana@romeropineda.com
Partners Carlos Castillo ccastillo@romeropineda.com
Photo Name Position Profile
 KARLA ALAS  photo KARLA ALAS Manager of the Dispute Resolution Department
 CARLOS CASTILLO  photo CARLOS CASTILLO PARTNER
 ELSY DURÁN photo ELSY DURÁN Manager of the Intellectual Property Department.
 FRANCISCO MARTINEZ  photo FRANCISCO MARTINEZ ASSOCIATE- Manager of the Corporate Department and Head of the Labor Law…
 ROBERTO POCASANGRE  photo ROBERTO POCASANGRE ASSOCIATE
 JOSE ROBERTO ROMERO  photo JOSE ROBERTO ROMERO MANAGING PARTNER / VICE PRESIDENT
 ROXANA ROMERO  photo ROXANA ROMERO PARTNER / INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
 ROBERTO ROMERO PINEDA  photo ROBERTO ROMERO PINEDA PRESIDENT / FOUNDING PARTNER
 CAMILA VILLAFUERTE  photo CAMILA VILLAFUERTE
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