Evangelina Lardizabal

Leaders in Law endorses Evangelina Lardizabal as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Honduras. If you wish to get in touch with Evangelina please use the contact information provided above.

Evangelina joined the firm in 2002 and has led the Honduras team since Arias opened its office in the country. She plays a holistic role in the firm, and is a full-time leader and lawyer with extensive knowledge in legal matters. She has been in the private practice of law for over 38 years, ensuring accurate and adequate advice for her clients.

Evangelina has led teams in various practice areas and has participated in significant, multi-jurisdictional mergers, acquisitions and project financings in Honduras and Central America, involving diverse sectors. She has advised several national and international companies including those working in banking, insurance, energy, services, food, telecoms and free zones. She has also successfully provided tax advice on complex local and international operations.

She is a well-known and highly regarded attorney in Honduras. Clients appreciate her professionalism and commitment to their cases.

She is a member of the Colegio de Abogados de Honduras and has a law degree from the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH).

Practice Areas

  • Banking, Finance and Insurance
  • International Trade, Foreign Investments and Free Trade Zones
  • Corporate and Commercial law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Taxes and Fiscal Planning

Firm Description:

Arias is the most recommended firm in Central America, with over 77 years of experience in providing accurate and timely solutions based on our clients’ goals and backed by a great team of professionals, highly focused on client service. It was established in 1942 by Francisco Armando Arias (1915–2013), and continues to be a point of legal reference in the region.
We provide creative and innovative legal solutions that add value to our clients’ business. We take the time to know and understand our clients’ goals, while always focusing on providing reliable and accurate legal services with their best interests in mind. We operate in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

Our Team

We make things happen. We offer our clients the  best legal talent in the  region. Our team of long-experienced attorneys in several practice areas, as well as young lawyers, makes us a firm that is constantly renewed and adapted to current world needs. The Arias team comprises 35 partners and over 150 specialised attorneys in more than 33 practice areas. Clients highly value our team’s ability to handle local and cross-border transactions and our unparalleled experience, which includes participating in many of the region’s most important deals and advising the world’s leading companies.

Equal Opportunities

We promote diversity within the firm, so professional growth is based on each individual’s merit – regardless of gender or ethnic background. At Arias:

  • 49 per cent of our partners are women;
  • 54 per cent of our associates are women; and
  • 65 per cent of management positions are held by women

Pro Bono

Corporate social responsibility and pro-bono work have always been an important part of our DNA; we work over 2,000 pro bono hours per year. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to inspire and generate positive changes in our environment in order to achieve a better and certain future for coming generations.


Jose Dolores Tijerino

Leaders in Law endorses Jose Dolores Tijerino as our exclusively recommended Advertising Law expert in Honduras. If you wish to get in touch with Jose please use the contact information provided above.

Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Honduras. Graduate Legal Aspects of International Business, awarded by the INCAE in conjunction with Georgetown University, United States of America.


  • Member of the Bar Association of Honduras.
  • Member of the American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI).
  • American Bar Association (FIA).


  • Spanish
  • English
  • Italian

Firm Description:

Tijerina & Associates, was founded in 1996 by Doctor in Business Law and Notary José Dolores Tijerina, in order to deliver a comprehensive and specialist advice in different areas of law.

Aware of the needs and requirements of its customers Tijerina & Associates, has a large team distributed between Honduras and Nicaragua, with its partners enrolled in the College of Lawyers of both countries to practice law and have a presence in other countries of Central America through cooperation agreements concluded with renowned law firms in each country.


Naviky A. Tugwell

Leaders in Law endorses Naviky A. Tugwell as our exclusively recommended Energy Law expert in Honduras. If you wish to get in touch with Naviky please use the contact information provided above.

Naviky A. Tugwell is a specialist in:

  • Registry Matters of the Purchase-sale and commercialization of oil and all its derivatives
  • Special Regimes: registries and tax exemptions, as well as waivers
  • Maritime affairs, Seafarers’ qualifications and Ship Registry
  • Real estate and registry law
  • Administrative Law
  • Trademark and Patent Registrations
  • Banking and corporate law
  • PPA
  • Biddings

She is also a law speaker in different organizations and Universities.

Working groups where she has participated:

  • Socialization of the Hydrocarbons Law celebrated in the National Congress of Honduras
  • Socialization of the reform to the Fisheries Law celebrated in the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine
  • Socialization of the formulation of the National Youth Policy 2018-2030 held at the National Youth Institute
  • Collaboration in the construction of the National Energy Policy 2050 held via virtual through MS-Teams of Maritime Law (IIDM)

Past Memberships:

Member of the Youth Council of the Honduras Open Government Partnertship (Jóvenes-AGAH)

With the purpose of giving young people greater participation in the initiative of the Open Government Partnership, the Youth Council was created, allowing its young members to be active actors in the process of formulation, follow-up and monitoring of the commitments of the Plan of Action of Open Government-Honduras.

The Open Government Partnership is a broad partnership based on the idea that an open government is more accessible, more responsive, and more accountable to citizens, and that improving the relationship between people and their government has long-term, exponential benefits for everyone.

78 countries and a growing number of local governments—representing more than 2 billion people—along with thousands of civil society organizations are members.

Junior Chamber International: formation of the Académica chapter as legal advisor (JCI Académica)

Junior Chamber International, commonly referred to as JCI, is a non-profit international non-governmental organization of young people. The first local Junior Chamber chapter was founded in 1915 and operate in 5,000 cities located in 110 nations and territories. It has around 200,000 members.

It has consultative status with the Council of Europe, with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and with UNESCO. It encourages young people to become active citizens and to participate in efforts towards social and economic development, and international cooperation, good-will and understanding

In Académica Chapter members take initiative to solve local challenges in Tegucigalpa. More than a one-time donation or service opportunity, it focusses on sustainable impact. It only takes one active citizen to change the world. Be that active citizen today.

Firm Description:

Tugwell’s Law Firm members serve as “trusted advisors” to their clients. Their comprehensive knowledge gives their clients security and confidence that they will receive an accurate and honest legal advice. They invest time and effort understanding the priorities and needs of the client’s transaction and, as a result, obtain their clients’ loyalty.

They have built a reputation of providing the highest quality of legal advice as well as the highest level of personalized service. Their experience and knowledge characterize them. Clients expect the best from them.

In addition, they reputation for transparency and business integrity through the law sets them apart from competitors and continues to attract top talent to the firm.

They are practical and efficient attorneys, notaries and advisors, with great ability to critical analysis, an above-average analytical capacity, and have the necessary tools to convey knowledge to the client. They are characterized by their intuition, attention to detail, accuracy, and their ability to anticipate the needs and risks of the client.


Jorge Omar Casco

Since 1994 this is a specialized division of the Intellectual Property area at Law Firm Casco & Asociados founded by Dr. Andres Casco Rivera in 1943, who designed a law office dedicated to law services in general and notary litigation. At the moment Bufete Casco & Asociados renders services to the local and international community in the areas of commercial law, contracts, civil responsibility, arbitration and conciliation.

The division of trademarks, patents, creates the denomination Casco & Casco S.A. which expanded rapidly representing important North American, European, Asian and Latin American companies exclusively dedicated to the protection of industrial property.

The Firm is at the moment being  handled by Lesbia R.Casco, partner and co-founder, and by the attorneys Tania Casco and Andrea Casco.

Casco & Casco, with many years of experience specializing in Intellectual Property, provides full service representation in every aspect of domestic Intellectual Property. We represent a broad range of clients from the most prestigious companies in the world. We have earned a national reputation for successful resolutions in expedite litigation, for complex disputes.

We offer a wealth experience in a variety of  areas including preliminary studies and opinions with a special emphasis in the areas of patent, trademark, and copyright, counseling, and protection, sanitary registration, pharmaceutical protection, unfair competition, arbitration conciliation, licensing agreements and litigation.

By defending and maintaining our client’s matters we preserve the value of their property and trademarks.

Our goal is to continue offering our clients the best services  by  delivering positive results building long lasting relations in order for our firm -family tradition- continue from generation to generation.