Firm Profile > Consortium Legal > La Libertad, El Salvador

Consortium Legal
EDIFICIO AVANTE LOCAL 313, URB. MADRE SELVA III.
CALLE LLAMA DEL BOSQUE PONIENTE
ANTIGUO CUSCATLAN, LA LIBERTAD
El Salvador

Banking and finance Tier 1

The banking and finance practice at regional player Consortium Legal had a particularly strong run in 2019, advising regional and international banking institutions on transactions and loan agreements. Services further include due diligence processes. The department is led by Oscar Samour, who specialises in transactions in the financial sector and has repeatedly also advised the Republic of El Salvador on issuances in the international markets. Associate Felipe Aragón is a key figure in the team, bringing significant experience in transactions, competition law and financing structures to the table.

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Key clients

Imperia

United

Bladex

Banco Promerica

Corporación Grupo Terra

Credit Suisse

AB InBev International (La Constancia)

Digicel

Textufil

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Regional heavyweight Consortium Legal is highly regarded for corporate and M&A services in El Salvador. The department advises on the incorporation of companies, board resolutions, contract drafting, distribution licensing and international trade, among other areas. A particular focus lies on due diligence processes and business operation advice. The group is led by a trio of partners: Oscar Samour, Diego Martín and Maria Alejandra Tulipano. Samour has key experience in large transactions on a domestic and regional level, while Martín is skilled in insurance law, international trade and foreign investment, and Tulipano focuses on regulated sectors such as new technologies, energy and natural resources. Associate Gustavo Vega supports all aforementioned practitioners, particularly in M&A transactions and solar projects.

Key clients

Credit Suisse, Cayman Islands Branch

Walmart

Volaris

Banco Agromercantil

AB InBev International (La Constancia)

Grupo Terra (Imperia Intercontinental)

Grupo CMI (Pollo Campero, Avícola)

Grupo Barceló

Amcor Rigid Plastics

Uber

Tax Tier 2

General tax consultancy, international tax planning, customs law and transfer pricing are the focus of the tax practice at Consortium Legal. Well equipped to handle municipal as well as governmental tax litigation, practice head Diego Martín-Menjívar and key associate William Escobar further assist the firm's corporate practice with tax advice on transactions. Martín-Menjívar is also familiar with tax and customs litigation at the administrative and judicial level, and Escobar defends clients in procedures related to internal, customs and municipal tax sanctions. Furthermore, the group advises domestic and multinational clients on tax management, audits and tax inspections.

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Testimonials

‘A trained and efficient team, with in-depth knowledge of the legislation.’

‘Timely attention and keep on top of tax changes in the region.’

‘Very good communication with clients.’

‘Good knowledge of the subject in both practical and technical terms.’

Dispute resolution Tier 3

The 'trustworthy and professional' litigation and arbitration team at Consortium Legal covers contentious matters of a civil, commercial, administrative and constitutional nature. A core area of focus is the resolution of disputes in the construction sector. César Ramos, who leads the team, is also knowledgeable about alternative dispute resolution and economic crime matters. Associates Cristina Campos and Carlos Sibrián provide key support: Campos displays ample experience in litigation drafting and Sibrián specialises in consumer law and anti-money laundering issues.

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Testimonials

‘Trustworthy and professional.’

Key clients

Mexichem El Salvador

Sociedad de Ahorro y Crédito Apoyo Integral

Nestlé El Salvador

Corporación de Compañías Agroindustriales

La Central de Seguros y Finanzas

Banco Promerica

Urbanisa

ADM El Salvador

Aluma Systems El Salvador

Banco General

Intellectual property Tier 3

Patent, trade mark and copyright matters, as well as sanitary and pharmaceutical registrations, make up the portfolio of services of Consortium Legal's IP group. Department head Suzanne Berrios De Tablas also acts on contentious matters both in and out of court. Trade mark expert and associate Francisco Medrano completes the team in El Salvador, bringing additional expertise in the field of unfair competition and trade mark protection, for instance through the filing of border measures or cancellation and nullity procedures.

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Testimonials

‘We really appreciate their fast responses. We are a very agile business and value this quality in our colleagues.’

‘We are very satisfied with Consortium, which is on a par with the other firms we work with around the world.’

‘Suzanne de Tablas and Francisco Medrano are problem solvers.’

Key clients

Mercantil de Comercio de El Salvador

Vuelos Baratos

Toyopower Global

Dollar City

Rappi

Laboratorios Liomont

Banco Bilbao Viscaya y Argentaria (Banco BBVA)

Arabela

Zodiac International Corporation

Unipharm

Consortium Legal. Your Law Firm for Business.

We are the largest law firm in Central America with more than 200 attorneys and seven offices strategically located in the five countries of the region and a multi-generational team that knows your needs. We provide regional coordination from a single point of contact for all your transactions.

Consortium is a full-service firm that has focused in the care of all types of companies that wants to do business in the region. We have specialised departments led by our partners in different areas of practice. Recognised as Central America Law Firm of the Year by the most valuable international legal directories, we are your strategic legal advisers.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Oscar Samour osamour@consortiumlegal.com
Tax Diego Martín dmartin@consortiumlegal.com
Corporate Maria Alejandra Tulipano mtulipano@consortiumlegal.com
Photo Name Position Profile
 Felipe Aragón  photo Felipe Aragón Associate
Ms Suzane Berrios De Tablas  photo Ms Suzane Berrios De Tablas Partner
Mr Diego Martin-Menjivar  photo Mr Diego Martin-Menjivar Partner
 César Ramos photo César Ramos Partner
Mr Oscar Samour  photo Mr Oscar Samour Partner
Ms Maria Alejandra Tulipano  photo Ms Maria Alejandra Tulipano Partner 
 Gustavo Vega photo Gustavo Vega Associate
Other fee-earners : 18
Total staff : 23
Partners : 5