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3M Central America

3M’s highly significant global operations account for around $30bn in revenue and provide employment for over 90,000 people globally on the back of a highly diversified operation. The company’s revenue streams are no less diverse in Central America, with the healthcare, automotive and energy strands of the business all contributing to the company’s success. Individually, …

adidas Latin America

The Panama based legal function of the world-leading sportswear manufacturer Adidas provides commercial legal advice across Panama, the rest of Central America, the Caribbean, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Working in synergy with key “front-office” functions such as marketing, e-commerce, sales, retail and accounting, the team led by senior legal and compliance director Kadine Hurtado is …

AES Dominicana

US headquartered AES Corporation is a Fortune 200 company that generates and distributes electrical power, and supporting its AES Dominicana subsidiary is a high quality legal team led by general counsel Giselle Marie Leger. Framing the overall objectives of the legal team, Leger claims that it ‘supports every area of the company, so our objectives …

AES Panamá

The AES Corporation is a US Fortune 200 company that generates and distributes electrical power operates in Panama through AES Panamá, which operates and manages the hydroelectric plants in the country as well as other subsidiaries. The legal department handling matters in Panama is comprised of gifted in-house lawyers and is led by general counsel …

Air Panama

The second-largest airline in Panama, Air Panama serves a number of primarily regional destinations with a total fleet around 20 aircraft at any one time. Alongside routes within Panama, the airline operates daily flights to Costa Rica, and thus serves an important role in connecting Central America. Legal support for air operations are complex by …

Amzak Capital Management

General counsel Beatriz Beltranena oversees a team of three at the multifaceted Salvadorian capital and commercial investment firm Amzak Capital Management. The team supports Amzak’s abundance of private equity investments and provides advice to its portfolio of companies. In 2017, the function provided invaluable advice to Amzak’s significant investment in Trace Staffing Solutions, a leading …

ARS PALIC

Dominican health insurance company ARS Palic offers a range of different health insurance plans for all of its customers across the country, and has a company mission of providing its services based on the ‘integrity, trust and the correct application of the knowledge of administration and sale of health plans and services’. Consistently admired for …

ASSA Compañía de Seguros

The Panamian insurance company ASSA Compañía de Seguros was founded in 1982 and offers a wide range of life insurance and general insurance products in the Central American region. Important members within the legal department include legal manager Hector Amaya, legal claims attorney Darisbeth López and in-house lawyers Miguel Atencio and Ludmila De Gracia. Combined, …

Atlantic Bank

After 45 years of service in Belize, Atlantic Bank remains the leader in providing innovative financial services within the country. Established in 1971, the bank has expanded nationwide with a network spanning 15 locations. Atlantic Bank offers financial solutions to individuals, small businesses and corporations that operate in diverse sectors such as tourism, commerce, agriculture …

Avianca Central America

When Colombian airline Avianca merged with Transportes Aereos del Continente Americano (TACA) in 2009, the resultant company AviancaTaca Holdings instantly became one of the region’s largest airlines. In 2013 the company rebranded its corporate name to Avianca. The legal team responsible for handling matters in Central America are split between the regional headquarters in El …

Avon

The regional legal department at US beauty and personal care company Avon is headed by Jose Miguel Arellano, the company’s Mexico and Central America legal and government affairs executive director. In covering the whole of the Mexican and Central American region, he works with the company’s reputable in-house lawyers throughout the region to ensure the …

BAC Credomatic

Currently made up of 90 employees, the regional legal team of BAC Credomatic is managed by legal director Daniel Pérez Umaña with the assistance of a highly qualified regional team and country-expert legal general counsel that manage each local sub-team. The team currently ensures full compliance with laws and regulations across 11 jurisdictions in Central …

Banco Agrícola

Operating out of San Salvador, Banco Agrícola provide banking and finance services to its customers in the personal and business spheres and is a proud Salvadorian business. The legal team at the Bank is led by general counsel for the North and Central America area and Colombia Dionisio Machuca. Machuca, who was recognised in the …

Banco Atlántida

Founded over 100 years ago in 1913, Banco Atlántida offers corporate and retail financial services throughout Honduras with 270 locations. The company’s legal function is comprised of expert legal advisers such as tri-lingual Verónica Bertrand. The function’s members have been busy in 2017 working on a number of developments. In what has become a significant …

Banco Central de Costa Rica

In addition to its main objective of controlling inflation in Costa Rica, BCCR is also responsible for the issuance and administration of banknotes and coins and therefore plays a major role in maintaining the stability of the currency, foreign currency conversion and economic growth promotion in Costa Rica. Heading the legal department of this prestigious …

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