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One region, one firm

CENTRAL LAW is the leading regional firm which under the premise "One region, one firm" provides comprehensive and innovative legal advice in all areas of law to its clients.

Both the firm´s values -ethics, professionalism, innovation, responsibility and leadership- and the human talent of an experienced team of lawyers place CENTRAL LAW as the main strategic partner of its clients in the region.

CENTRAL LAW advises individuals, regional and foreign companies as well as organizations that require their legal services.

Since 2003 the firm provides legal services regionally with the backup and expertise of the lawyers that conform its 11 offices located in Central America and the Caribbean specifically in Guatemala (Guatemala city), El Salvador (San Salvador), Honduras (Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula), Nicaragua (Managua), Costa Rica (San José), Panama (Panama city), and the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Samaná).

CENTRAL LAW has a unique organizational identity in its offices with a culture focused in international business.

Prominent international directories such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer and IFLR 1000 recognize CENTRAL LAW and its team of lawyer´s specialization in different areas of law, placing it among the top tiers of the ranking.

Our mission Our vision Our values Our added value

To offer our local and regional clients comprehensive and innovative solutions in different specialty areas of law, with human talent that is committed to the values of the firm.

To be the main strategic ally for our clients in the region.

At CENTRAL LAW we believe in our values and live by them daily, in order to provide distinguished service to our clients.

  • - Ethics
  • - Professionalism
  • - Innovation
  • - Responsibility
  • - Leadership

The regional coordination of the comprehensive legal needs of our clients.

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International recognitions

Prestigious international directories such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer and IFLR 1000 recognize CENTRAL LAW's specialization and its human resources in different fundamental areas of Law, such as corporate commercial, corporate and finance, Energy and Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources, Mergers and Acquisitions, Labour, maritime, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, Insurance and Reinsurance Tax, Tourism, Construction and Real Estate Development, which places at the top of the ranking.

Comments from international directories

CENTRAL LAW is best known for its corporate, commercial and litigation work. Experienced in working within the private sector and also in dealings with the government, including with clients involved in PPP projects.

Chambers & Partners

Chambers & Partners

Regional co-ordination is done by Guadalupe Martínez Casas, she is based in Honduras, and is the key client contact. In Guatemala, corporate and energy specialist Juan Pablo Carrasco is the key partner, while Álvaro Molina leads the firm in Nicaragua and brings real estate and IP expertise to the table. Founding partner Piero Rusconi Gutiérrez heads the El Salvador office and is highly regarded for his knowledge of banking and litigation processes. Alida Benedetti is the key contact for clients in Panama. Enrique De Marchena Kaluche is a well-regarded corporate and real estate lawyer, and the lead partner at the Santo Domingo office.

Chambers & Partners

Chambers & Partners

The service is professional and customer-oriented, and communication is always prompt.

Chambers & Partners

Chambers & Partners

Central Law’s excellent practice is commended for its practical solutions, prompt responses and reasonable fees.

Legal 500

Legal 500

Leading unit of broad regional offering

Latin Lawyer

Latin Lawyer

Central Law focuses on the environmental aspects of licensing for energy projects.

IFLR

IFLR