Mr Rodrigo Taboada > Consortium Legal > Managua, Nicaragua > Lawyer Profile
Consortium Legal Offices
DEL ANTIGUO HOSPITAL MILITAR, 1C AL NORTE
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Mr Rodrigo Taboada
Rodrigo is a partner at Consortium Legal – Nicaragua, with more than 20 years of experience in the banking and financial sectors. He has experience in foreign investment, mergers & acquisitions, banking and securities, and advising in relevant international and local transactions that generate major impacts in the region. He provides ongoing advice to financial institutions in the execution of guaranteed and unsecured credit lines, subordinated agreements, regulatory matters, among other financial issues. He has participated in syndicated loans of more than US$200 million, with the formalization of documentation subject to local laws, including local guarantees. He has also advised on the transfer of financial institutions’ capital holdings to new investors.
He has been a professor of securities markets in Master Programs in Business Administration. Author of several articles and publications related to foreign investments, transparency in financial services and compliance issues for international publications, including the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and Law Business Research of England.
- Advised the Lenders an incremental revolving facility commitment for B2Gold for US$75 million
- Advice on the increase in credit line granted by The Bank of Nova Scotia to Excell Business Limited originally for US $ 98,400,000 and increased to US $ 114,000,000.
- Financing of acquisition by Lowell Acquisition LLC of a series of companies of New Holland in Central America for US$90,000,000.00.
- Rodrigo Taboada provided legal advice to Credit Suisse (“CS”) as Administrative Agent and Principal Arranger of credit facilities and the IDB.
Spanish and English
Member of American Bar Association (ABA)
Member International Bar Association (IBA)
- Mergers and Acquisitions Course, Georgetown Law Center, United States (2009)
- Master of Laws with emphasis in Corporate Law, New York University (NYU), United States (2000)
- Postgraduate in Financial Management (cum laude), Universidad Centroamericana de Ciencias Empresariales (UCC), Nicaragua (1998)
- Law Degree, (graduate with distinction) Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile (1996)
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.