Raquel Santos

Leaders in Law endorses Raquel Santos as our exclusively recommended Foreign Direct Investment Law expert in El Salvador. If you wish to get in touch with Raquel, please use the contact information provided above.

Education

Attorney and Public Notary authorized by the Republic of El Salvador to practice law. She has a Degree in Legal Sciences from the Central American University “José Simeon Cañas, UCA”.

Additionally, she participated in various seminars and specialized courses on Competition Law, Consumer Protection Law and Electoral Law.

Also, she has participated on international conferences of Arbitration and Labor Law issues in Ibero-American level.

Experience

Associate specialized in Corporate, Immigration and Labor Law.

She is in charge of the Labor Law Department of the firm, in which she advices on individual and collective contracts, internal labor manuals, occupational health and safety manuals, work permits for foreigners, labor audits, administrative and labor judicial processes, among others.

Prior to joining the firm, she held judicial functions in the Civil and Mercantile 1st Court of San Salvador, as well as in the Antitrust Superintendence.

Raquel joined the firm in 2014.

Firm Decription

We are a group of lawyers and notaries with business and financial training with field of action in El Salvador and abroad. We combine the practice of a traditional office with current innovation and technology needs.

Our firm was founded in 2009 by lawyers with more than 35 years in the practice of law and young lawyers highly trained in legal, financial and business matters both in El Salvador and abroad, which makes us a solid firm to be your best legal allies.

In that sense, more than lawyers, we are business legal advisors that attend to the immediate needs of your business from the perspective of your interests.

Torres is a firm with an international vocation, with lawyers trained in the most prestigious law and business universities worldwide, with international experience on issues related to the structuring of foreign investments.

Some of our most outstanding services are:

Legal Tech Services

  • Fintech advisory
  • Electronic signature
  • Insurtech
  • Smartcontracts
  • Electronic commerce advisory
  • Data Protection
  • Blockchain
  • Reg tech

Taxes

  • Tax Audit
  • Customs processes
  • Direct Taxation (Income, Capital Gain)
  • Indirect Taxation

Corporate and Commercial Law

  • Foreign investment
  • Legal Agreements
  • Management of Electricity Generation Projects
  • Due Diligence
  • Tender and Public Procurement
  • Notarial Law

AML

  • Advice related to anti-money laundering policies.
  • Creation of a money laundering prevention manual.
  • Preparation of ethics manuals.
  • Registration of companies with the Financial Investigation Unit of the Attorney General’s Office.
  • Registration and accreditation before supervisory entities in the matter of anti-money laundering.
  • Monitoring, audit, and periodic compliance evaluations programs.
  • Preparation and drafting of legal and regulatory compliance policies.

Labour and Immigration Law

  • Work Permits for Foreigners
  • Labor audits
  • Administrative and Judicial Labor Processes
  • Individual and Collective Contracting
  • Internal Work Regulations
  • Occupational Health and Safety

 

José Mario Valdivieso Berdugo

Leaders in Law endorses José Mario as our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in El Salvador. If you wish to get in touch with José, please use the contact information provided above.

Jose Mario has been a partner of Valdivieso & Associates (LEGIC El Salvador) since 1992. He currently directs the firm’s corporate and investment departments; assisting clients to identify and pursue business opportunities in Central America, the United States and Europe, as well as the coordination of international transactions in Central and South America, Mexico, the United States and Europe. He has been an advisor to several multinational companies such as Toni & Guy U.S.A. in California and Texas.

Jose Mario served as Dean of the Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences of the New San Salvador University (UNSSA); He has been a Professor of Business Law at American College of El Salvador and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the German / Salvadoran Chamber of Commerce and an active member in the main bi-national chambers of commerce.

Firm Description

LEGIC El Salvador (Valdivieso & Asociados) was founded in 1974 and provides consulting services to both public and private entities, specializing in corporate legal services to private sector companies. The firm’s principal focus is on advising international businesses and it is currently an active member of the binational chambers of commerce of Germany, Mexico, the UK, and the USA.

Our practice areas are multidisciplinary, with an emphasis on Corporate Law, including Conflict Resolution and the support of investment in Central and South America, Mexico, the US and Europe.

LEGIC, an alliance of Central American Law Firms, was formed as a result of our customers’ growing desire to be able to access integrated legal solutions at a regional level while being able to retain local-level attention. Legic is made up of 5 Central America-based law firms each committed to the same guiding principles and client-centric approach.

With over 50 years of joint experience, we have helped drive growth for our clients, from multinational companies to small and medium-sized enterprises.

With Legic, our clients can access integrated legal services across Central America. Through the alliance, we have offices in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, on the back of rising investor interest in the region from Asian clients we have established operations in Hong Kong. LEGIC’s geographical reach also extends to Mexico and the US, including the State of New York where we are licensed to practice.

Meet our partners in Central America: Legic Partners in Central America / Brochure

 

Luis Domínguez

Leaders in Law endorses Luis Domínguez as our exclusively recommended Foreign Direct Investment Law expert in El Salvador. If you wish to get in touch with Luis, please use the contact information provided above.

Attorney and Public Notary authorized by the Republic of El Salvador, he obtained a degree in Legal Sciences and a Master’s degree in Business Law from the Central American University “José Simeon Cañas, UCA”.

He also has several trainings in managerial skills and managerial development from the Aden Business School, a diploma in Insurance technics from the School of Insurance of Central America and has participated in The Banking Strategy and Bank Organization, given by the Financial Technology Transfer Agency in Luxembourg.

Experience

Experienced Senior Business Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Privacy Law, Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate Law.

With over 21 years of experience as a lawyer, with experience in the insurance industry, Regulatory Law, Consumer Law, Corporate Governance, Financial Law, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property and Criminal Law.

He has acted as advisor in legal and regulatory compliance related to operations of insurance companies, banks, reinsurers, sanctioning administrative processes against supervised entities of the Financial System and compliance with legal requirements of financial entities.

Firm Description

We are a group of lawyers and notaries with business and financial training with field of action in El Salvador and abroad. We combine the practice of a traditional office with current innovation and technology needs.

Our firm was founded in 2009 by lawyers with more than 35 years in the practice of law and young lawyers highly trained in legal, financial and business matters both in El Salvador and abroad, which makes us a solid firm to be your best legal allies.

In that sense, more than lawyers, we are business legal advisors that attend to the immediate needs of your business from the perspective of your interests.

Torres is a firm with an international vocation, with lawyers trained in the most prestigious law and business universities worldwide, with international experience on issues related to the structuring of foreign investments.

Some of our most outstanding services are:

Legal Tech Services

  • Fintech advisory
  • Electronic signature
  • Insurtech
  • Smartcontracts
  • Electronic commerce advisory
  • Data Protection
  • Blockchain
  • Reg tech

Taxes

  • Tax Audit
  • Customs processes
  • Direct Taxation (Income, Capital Gain)
  • Indirect Taxation

Corporate and Commercial Law

  • Foreign investment
  • Legal Agreements
  • Management of Electricity Generation Projects
  • Due Diligence
  • Tender and Public Procurement
  • Notarial Law

AML

  • Advice related to anti-money laundering policies.
  • Creation of a money laundering prevention manual.
  • Preparation of ethics manuals.
  • Registration of companies with the Financial Investigation Unit of the Attorney General’s Office.
  • Registration and accreditation before supervisory entities in the matter of anti-money laundering.
  • Monitoring, audit, and periodic compliance evaluations programs.
  • Preparation and drafting of legal and regulatory compliance policies.

Labour and Immigration Law

  • Work Permits for Foreigners
  • Labor audits
  • Administrative and Judicial Labor Processes
  • Individual and Collective Contracting
  • Internal Work Regulations
  • Occupational Health and Safety

 

Enrique Rodolfo Escobar López

Leaders in Law endorses Enrique Escobar as our exclusively recommended Tax Law expert in El Salvador. If you wish to get in touch with Enrique please use the contact information provided above.

Enrique Escobar has extensive experience in the banking field, in which he has served as manager of legal departments and legal advisor of several local banks, including Banco Agricola, S. A., which is one of the largest banks in the region. He has also advised KPMG regarding taxes, has been a member of several boards of state entities such as ANDA (National Water Supply and Sewerage) and SIGET (Superintendence of Telecommunications and Electricity) as well as private enterprises such as CASALCO (Salvadoran Chamber of the Construction Industry).

Within his practice, he has also advised several corporate and individual clients, with particular emphasis on heritage structures and corporate governance, both locally and internationally.

Education

Degree in Law, Lawyer and Notary, Nueva San Salvador University; Authorized by the Supreme Court of Justice of El Salvador to exercise as a Lawyer and Notary (1985); Diploma in International Business Legal Aspects, Georgetown University – INCAE (2004). Enrique Escobar has also participated in several conferences, courses and seminars offered by various national and international institutions, obtaining diplomas in the areas of negotiation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, management, policies on foreign trade, technology transfer contracts, Export credit insurance, securitization and secularization, banking and finance.

Tax Law Practice

At LEXINCORP we are committed to providing advice to our clients across the region. That’s why we pay special emphasis to creating corporate structures that are tax-efficient, minimizing the impact that taxation might have on a business.

Our team is highly trained in providing legal advice regarding both local and regional tax issues, which apply to exports, imports, and all sorts of tax-generating activities. In addition, we represent our clients in legal claims that the States of the region initiate against them. Some of our partners have served as judges in tax matters, even as Court of Appeals judges.

Lexincorp

In LEXINCORP we specialize in providing legal advisory services to large and medium sized corporations operating in Central America.

For more than 40 years we have been learning from the market to reach the final objective of INTEGRATION…

At LEXINCORP, we evolved to integrate processes, services, knowledge, businesses, values and solutions to provide quality results to our customers, in each of the services offered and in all of our offices in the region.

With over 80 lawyers with the expertise to care and respond to the needs of our customers, as well as a network of 6 offices across 5 countries in Central America; LEXINCORP, is an enterprising and innovative Firm that has a robust and unique structure, which has enabled it to reach a leading position among all Firms in Central America, recognized by many of the most successful companies around the world.