Dentons > Tegucigalpa, Honduras > Firm Profile

Avenida República de Chile
Edificio Palmira
4to Piso , Colonia Palmira

Honduras > Intellectual property Tier 1

Commended by clients for its ‘knowledge of the specificities of the law not just in Honduras, but in Latin America as a whole‘, Dentons combines the legacy firm’s historic strength in IP with a global platform to assist an array of multinational companies with the management of their local and regional IP portfolios. Demonstrating expertise across the automotive, food and beverages, retail and technology sectors, among others, the team advises on trade mark registrations and renewals and copyright issues, and is also active in IP disputes. Honduras managing partner Arturo Zacapa, who maintains a broad IP practice, heads the department. Gustavo Zacapa brings almost 40 years’ experience in the field, and director Milena Picado garners praise for her ‘extensive knowledge of IP issues‘. Since publication, Picado has left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Arturo Zacapa; Milena Picado; Gustavo Zacapa


The team is efficient and effective. Their response times are fast, and they provide very good advice which has allowed us to obtain favourable results. Their willingness to work together whenever necessary to fulfil our requirements and to go that extra mile to achieve the results expected by our clients always stands out.

Milena Picado provides quick and efficient responses, and is organised, responsible and committed to her clients.’

We feel honoured to be able to work with the firm in Central America. The costs are attractive and the responses are timely. The use of technology is a plus, since they have all our clients’ information at hand.

Arturo Zacapa and Milena Picado are the people we recommend. We would like to highlight their communication skills – it is essential in this job and their response times stand out. We, and especially our clients, feel protected.

This firm has good knowledge of the specificities of the law not just in Honduras, but in Latin America as a whole, which is why we choose it for many client projects. We have great pleasure and confidence in working with Dentons Muñoz to handle our clients’ work efficiently.

We want to highlight their ethical approach, which is a fundamental quality in any company, as well as their real commitment to their clients. They are always willing to provide an answer to our queries. I would particularly like to acknowledge Milena Picado, a professional with extensive knowledge of IP issues and the legislation of her country.

Confidence and mastery of the subject make Dentons Muñoz Zacapa our first choice for work when we have a matter that needs to be resolved not only in Honduras.

Dentons Muñoz Zacapa has an exceptional and high-level team that understands and connects very well with the needs of our clients. It makes them unique as they have adopted the highest standards of the Dentons group, while maintaining the warmth and personalised service of a Latin American firm.

Honduras > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Dentons‘s corporate practice takes advantage of the firm’s extensive regional and global footprint to advise a host of multinationals on their operations in Honduras. In addition to assisting with day-to-day corporate and compliance issues, the team has a strong recent record in multi-jurisdictional M&A and the incorporation of businesses in the country. Office managing partner Arturo Zacapa is widely recognised for his IP expertise, but also has considerable strength in foreign direct investment matters. The practice also benefits from the wealth of experience of Gustavo Zacapa and the support of senior counsel Humberto Salgado, a specialist in corporate and labour law.

Central America > Corporate and finance

As the Central American branch of global firm Dentons, Dentons is one of the few firms in the region to have an international presence, making it well equipped to handle multi-jurisdictional transactions. In Costa Rica (where the firm has two offices), real estate and hospitality specialist Eduardo Zúñiga leads the corporate team with Tatiana Reuben. Luis Abundio Maldonado, who also co-chairs the infrastructure practice for Latin America and the Caribbean, is the name to note in Guatemala, while in Honduras Arturo Zacapa heads the team. In Nicaragua, Edgard Torres handles corporate and finance matters, and Daniel Martinez, who has a strong track record in international deals, leads the El Salvador practice. The highly experienced Gisela Álvarez de Porras is the key contact in Panama.

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