Central America 2018 – GC Powerlist

Central America 2018

Adviel Centeno Mayta

General counsel and secretary | The AES Corporation

Energy and utilities

Adviel Centeno Mayta has been general counsel and secretary at The AES Corporation since 2010 having previously served in executive in-house legal positions and private practice at Bufete MF&Co, SAB...

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Alejandra Bogantes

Legal country manager | Walmart (Corporación de Supermercados Unidos)

Consumer Products

Alejandra Bogantes joined the Costa Rican arm of American multinational retail corporation Walmart in September 2009, as a regional lawyer of agro-industrial development, and assumed her current position as legal...

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Alejandra Castro

Head of legal, patents and compliance | Bayer


Alejandra Castro is the head of legal, patents and compliance at Bayer Central America and the Caribbean. During her time at Bayer she has encouraged a business partner model for...

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Alejandra Escobar Aguilar

Head of legal unit | Multi Inversiones Mi Banco


Multi Inversiones Mi Banco was founded in April 1992 as an entity that is a part of the financial system of El Salvador, consisting of 129 members and 2,347 shares....

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Alejandro Royo

Senior legal counsel | Tetra Pak

Materials and mining

Alejandro Royo is a strategic legal counsel with more than 15 years of experience working in global and multinational companies across different industries, with broad knowledge and expertise in handling...

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Editor Message

The Central American countries have continued their economic evolution in the last few years, becoming more stable and open, with better integrated markets and improved conditions for business, investment and trade. Vigorous growth in the US, the region’s largest trading partner, continues to support economic development in the area and although regional inflation has been increasing due to higher international oil prices, many of the countries in Central America have enjoyed a fast-paced growth and the social and economic benefits it brings.

The legal landscape has also seen major improvements, with many in-house lawyers becoming more sophisticated and specialised in the way they practice the law. As the scope of corporate counsel duties has also developed beyond legal matters, in-house lawyers have been required to increasingly factor in the assessment of business risk and governmental relations which requires a deeper understanding of and further integration in their respective organisations.

In this year’s GC Powerlist: Central America we are pleased to highlight some of the country’s leading in-house lawyers. To compile this list, we canvassed opinions from both law firm partners and in-house counsel in the country. We identified the most impressive counsel who have utilised their legal knowledge strategically alongside business insight to make a positive impact towards their organisation’s success.

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Sponsor Message


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Celebrate! We want to take this opportunity to congratulate you and your teams – the most influential in-house lawyers in business. We celebrate your outstanding work and fierce commitment to advancing the legal profession and we also want to honour your achievements. It is a pleasure for Arias to be able to sponsor this initiative that recognizes an outstanding group of people.

Greater good. We want to recognize you and your teams because with your hard work you create welfare for your stakeholders, contribute to achieving better countries and support the development of the region. We know that this is not an easy task and that the growth we all seek will only be achieved with innovation, experience, passion and cooperation. The people on this list reflect the greatness that comes from people working together for a greater good, we admire you all and hope we can continue working with you for years to come.

The GC Powerlist and Arias, Across Borders. Arias and The Legal 500 GC Powerlist members have had a long relationship. As the first Central American law firm with presence in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, Arias has been adding value to clients with a regional operation since 1998. Arias has grown and excelled just like your companies in the region, our success goes hand in hand; we thank you for your trust.

We are your strategic partners. We relate and feel close to the vision and aspirations of your companies and your teams. We also relate with your teams because we know how hard you work every day, as we are usually your companions in the journey, for seeking better and more efficient and innovative solutions for your legal matters, but also giving you advice every step of the road.

Congratulations! We have said this many times but cannot miss this opportunity to convey it again: we feel privileged to work with you, and we hope that you continue to exceed in your work and life, and that we continue this path of growth as partners.

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