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Mr Juan Manuel Godoy
Juan Manuel is a partner of Consortium Legal – Costa Rica. With 21 years of experience in business law and environment; he has especially developed his career in corporate, commercial, foreign trade, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions and the law of the markets, providing counsel to both Multinational companies and small start-ups. He has also devoted much of his time to the energy sector advising important developers of green projects. In terms of mergers and acquisitions Juan Manuel has led interdisciplinary groups that have carried out important multi-jurisdictional transactions in recent years.
- Sale of Televisora de Costa Rica to Liberty of Cable Tica
- Sale of Aceros Abonos Agro to Metalco
- Máster en International Business, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica (2006)
- Attorney and Notary, Universidad Internacional de las Américas, Costa Rica (2002)
- Law Degree, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Colombia (1999)
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.
‘Able, knowledgeable in their field, responsible and dedicated‘, the corporate and M&A lawyers at leading Central American firm Consortium Legal regularly advise multinationals involved in high-value transactions, including M&A, asset purchases and bulk sale processes. The group’s other services range from addressing regulatory, environmental and permitting matters to advising on concessions, capital restructuring, investment funds and free trade zones. Assisting a portfolio of high-profile clients including Google, Coca-Cola, Maersk and Walmart, the team’s work spans the pharmaceuticals, real estate, financial services, fintech and manufacturing sectors. The group is headed by M&A expert Rolando Laclé Zuñiga, free trade zone specialist David Reuben, restructuring authority Juan Manuel Cordero, and Juan Manuel Godoy, who brings 21 years of experience to the corporate arena.