Ms Olga Barreto > Consortium Legal > Managua, Nicaragua > Lawyer Profile
Consortium Legal Offices
DEL ANTIGUO HOSPITAL MILITAR, 1C AL NORTE
10VRS ABAJO, EDIFICIO CONSORTIUM LEGAL
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Ms Olga Barreto
Olga is a partner in Consortium Legal – Nicaragua. With more than 20 years of experience in the corporate, banking and finance and aviation sectors, she has extensive experience in providing comprehensive corporate advice to companies in different industries, including multi-level reorganization processes, structuring and documenting syndicated financing and credit and managing their guarantee packages, as well as advising and representing aviation companies throughout the regulatory and compliance process. Among its most important clients are Suzlon Energy, PBS, FMO and Mexichem.
- Legal assistance for the establishment of operations of the Costa Rican company VUELA AVIACION, S.A. a subsidiary of the Mexican low-cost airline VOLARIS.
- Legal advice in the preparation of local documentation for the partial release of guarantees granted on mortgage loans by an international bank in favor of a Private Foreign Investment Corporation (OPIC), as well as monitoring compliance with the mortgage loan portfolio granted as collateral for a syndicated credit agreement.
World Services Group (WSG) and Who’s Who Legal.
- Master of Law, Georgetown University, United States (2001)
- Law Degree, Universidad Centroamericana UCA, Nicaragua (1998)
The largest firm in Central America, Consortium Legal has offices in Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, and frequently advises on complex, region-wide corporate and financial transactions, including M&A, corporate restructurings and bond issuances, acting for an impressive roster of regional and international banks and financial institutions and multinational companies. It also has expertise in project finance, particularly in the energy and mining sectors, foreign investment and fintech. Among the key contacts in the Costa Rican office are Mario Quesada-Bianchini, an expert in cross-border finance; and Randall Barquero, who leads the fintech practice, along with the experienced Juan Manuel Godoy and M&A expert Rolando Laclé Zuñiga. In Guatemala, Alfredo Rodríguez and Rafael Alvarado Riedel are the standouts for corporate work, while firm president Álvaro Castellanos specialises in banking and finance matters. Rodrigo Taboada and Olga Barreto, an expert in financial and corporate restructurings, are the key contacts in Nicaragua, while the experienced trio of Gustavo León-Gómez, José Ramón Paz Padilla and José Rafael Rivera are names to note in Honduras. In El Salvador, Óscar Samour leads the banking and finance practice, as well as heading the corporate team alongside Diego Martín and Maria Alejandra Tulipano.
The team at Consortium Legal remains a leader in the corporate and finance practice areas, offering ‘efficiency, immediate responses and a personalised service‘ to its national and multinational clients. The group provides advice on due diligence, the negotiation and preparation of commercial contracts, franchising, the incorporation of companies, M&A, global asset transfers and the structuring of corporate agreements. The team is headed by securities markets authority Rodrigo Taboada and financial and corporate restructuring expert Olga Barreto, and backed by microfinance specialist Carlos Taboada, former General Secretary of the Ministry of Justice of Nicaragua Martha Lorena Icaza and senior associate Meyling Sampson. The group’s client roster features Suzlon Wind Energy, Nestlé de Nicaragua and Canadian Bank Note Company Limited, and covers the building materials, energy, food, beverages, mining, financial services, tech and infrastructure sectors.