Firm Profile > EY Law Central America > San Salvador, El Salvador
EY Law Central America Offices
Edificio Futura World Trade Center
11-05 San Salvador
EY Law Central America > The Legal 500 Rankings
Tax Tier 1
As the legal branch of the global assurance and tax advice heavyweight, EY Law Central America is in pole position to provide legal tax assistance. The 'experienced' department led by 'professional' senior manager Carlos Gaitán and Héctor Mancía focuses particularly on all stages of tax controversy processes before the tax administration, appeal forums and courts, including constitutional process litigation. Gaitán brings hands-on experience working for El Salvador's tax authority to the table and is well equipped to handle issues such as double taxation, tax information exchange and tax benefits. In addition to its vast judicial experience, the team is also active in tax advisory services and assists with the fiscal aspects of transactions.
‘It is an experienced team which has handled various cases in administrative and judicial settings. In addition to their legal knowledge, the lawyers have a good understanding of financial and accounting procedures.’
‘The team has experience in various areas of the law, including working within the tax administration and the Supreme Court of Justice.’
‘It is a very professional firm. They are experts in their field.’
‘Carlos Gaitán is a professional in every sense. He is an excellent person and lawyer.’
Corporate and M&A Tier 4
EY Law Central America collaborates closely with the firm's regional branches to offer corporate and M&A assistance as well as advice on regulatory matters, licenses, labour and antitrust law. Mónica Machuca, who 'instils confidence and certainty in clients', leads the team in El Salvador, providing particular assistance to energy projects and conducting local due diligences. In August 2019, the firm lost notable practitioner Irene Arrieta, who consequently founded her own firm, Arrieta Bustamante Legal Services.
‘Professional and quick responses to any query, including updates.’
‘Proper and straightforward communication in a timely manner.’
‘The EY team in El Salvador stands out for its promptness and efficiency. It is a team that always tries to go beyond expectations; they don’t just rely on the obvious and, as the client, we realise that we receive added-value services.’
‘Monica Machuca is very efficient, with broad knowledge of various areas of the law. She instils confidence and certainty in clients.’
‘Always available to attend to any query or customer need, immediate attention, impactful and very professional solutions.’
‘Immediate attention and excellent preparation.’
TSK Electronica y Electricidad
Capella Solar TSK Gensun
Brambles Finance – Chep
Pprosegur Servicios de Efectivo de España
Innogen Capital Ventures
Wärtsilä Finland Oy
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Kuehne + Nagel
Anheuser-Busch In Bev
Intellectual property Tier 4
Regional firm EY Law Central America's intellectual property team in El Salvador focuses on trade mark portfolio registrations and related transactions and litigation. The team is led by Mónica Machuca, who is also knowledgeable about the protection of geographical signs and denominations of origin, and also includes Gabriela Lemus, who is more focused on trade mark, patent and copyright matters.
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16th November 2020
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16th November 2020
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