ALVARADO y ASOCIADOS, Alvarado y Asociados is a law firm with ample national and international prestige characterized by its professionalism and integrity. Since the law firm was founded in 1990, our goal and main commitment as a law firm has been to build a long term relationship with our clients, and within this context, focusing in their success, their need for top ranked expertise, and prompt legal advice in a cost effective, complete and competitive manner.
Through our professional experience, we have learned to understand how our clients do business, the nature of their business, taking into consideration the different cultures, as well as our client's business needs and expectations, offering the different approaches that can be taken while analyzing our client's legal strategy. We are aware of our clients' business needs and goals, and firmly believe in team work within our Firm, with our clients, with others lawyers, co-counsels of other major law firms, always under the principles of professional ethics, honesty, and accountability.
The lawyers at Alvarado y Asociados are all professionals with ample knowledge and practical experience with the overall vision of law, as needed in the modern world to be able to meet the needs of our clients. Since its foundation Alvarado y Asociados has been the Member country and only representative, forming strategic alliances with international groups such as Lex Mundi which is an alliance of independent law firms around the world, and Bomchil, an alliance of Latin American firms. Both allow us to provide our clients with local and international professional assistance, guaranteeing through their sponsored seminars and courses the constant updating of our lawyers in all the aspects of international law. Likewise, Alvarado y Asociados, belongs to LATAXNET, the International Trademark Association, ASIPI and others.
The practice areas of the Firm are among others, the following: Business and Corporate Law, Telecommunications Law, Agency Law, Intellectual Property, Franchise and Distribution, Banking and Financing Law, Foreign Investments, Labor Law, Privatization, Government Contracts, Environmental Law, Commercial Litigation, Law of Property and Mining / Energy Law Contracts, Joint ventures, Merger and Acquisitions, Competition Law, Tax Law and Law Planning.
Our clientele is continuously growing, it includes some of the largest public companies in the world, financial institutions, banks, technology companies, pharmaceutical companies, food producers and processors, insurance companies, mining companies, call centers, construction companies and producers of constructions materials, real estate developers, contractors, consulting professionals, professional sports teams, utility companies, telecommunications companies, retailers, forestry and energy investors, private investors and many others.
Main Practice Areas: Business and Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Antitrust, Telecommunications Law, Agency Law, Intellectual Property, Franchise and Distribution, Banking and Financing Law, Foreign Investments, Labor Law, Privatization, Government Contracts, Environmental Law, Commercial Litigation, Law of Property, Mining / Energy Law.
General Corporate / Business Law / Mergers and Acquisitions / Competition Law.
Alvarado y Asociados' lawyers have broad experience in cross borders transactions, and are highly specialized in commercial and corporate law and in assisting its clients to determine the best corporate strategy to achieve their goals. Some of the services provided in this area, are incorporation, dissolution, liquidation, complex corporate transactions, corporate and financing re-structuring processes, mergers and acquisitions of existing business in Nicaragua, joint ventures, negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements, including, agency, franchises, concessions, international transactions of goods and services and joint ventures.
The Firm has rendered services to foreign and national clients in this area, including the issuance of legal opinions on the legal status of the properties involved, due diligence on the Title of Ownership, Land Registries, Cadastre Offices, Municipal and Tax Authorities, as well as prepare all closing, and further registration procedures.
The firm advises foreign investors in all related areas, participating in the starting up of many multinational clients in Nicaragua, and further continues managing its legal portfolio, in different sectors, such as aviation, finance, free trade zones, services and goods providers.
The firm has provided its legal services for important transactions concerning the telecommunications field, including privatization deals and acquisition of local companies.
The firm has ample experience in advising in Intellectual Property and related matters, including registration of trademarks, trade names, logos, copyrights, patents, representation in administrative procedures and litigation relating to intellectual property rights. The firm currently manages entire IP portfolios for some of the most well known multinational corporations in food, manufacturing, technology and pharmaceutical industries.
Banking & Financing Law:
The Firm renders high-level legal services in all banking and financial matters; from incorporating a national bank and opening a branch of an international bank in Nicaragua, to rendering assistance in structuring and restructuring complex financing deals, including both national and international parties.
The firm gives our clients the best legal advice on labor related matters aimed to comply with all applicable labor, and social security regulations, including contracts, draft and approval of company's internal regulations, fulfillment of hygiene and security requirements, resignation and dismissal cases, administrative procedures, claims and litigation.
Our firm, through its attorneys specialized in Environmental Law and constant updated knowledge of laws, regulations, technical and administrative provisions governing different environmental topics render sound advice on contracts, permits, due diligences aimed to measure the level of compliance with national and international standards on environmental issues to obtain international accreditation.
Commercial and Civil Litigation
Clients entrust our firm with their civil, commercial and labor litigation cases, relying on our expert litigation team, which always puts into practice the knowledge and skills gained through their large experience in the Nicaraguan forum. Furthermore, our team is well versed in arbitration and other alternative methods to solve commercial disputes, having expertise as well in Administrative Litigation.
Mining / Energy Law
Specialized attorneys in the firm provide clients with the required expertise to render services that meet the clients' legal needs to develop their important projects on energy and mining areas, including the legal and corporate platform of operations, obtaining concessions and required permits, compliance with environmental regulations and so forth, allowing investors to carry out their mining and energy related activities in Nicaragua.
Our tax practice provides thoroughly considered and legally sound transactional tax advice to local and international financial institutions, corporations and individuals. The tax practice aims to combine its commercial and tax law expertise to provide efficient tax solutions in transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, restructures and capital raisings, cross-border financing, and project and structured financing.
REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL WORK:
The Firm has participated in major cross border transactions, involving financial institutions, and multinational corporations. It has also participated in privatizations processes in the telecommunication, and energy sector, as well as in international environmental certification processes. It has advised major Multinational Corporation and leading international law firms on corporate and tax planning, as well as participated in major corporate mergers and acquisition of foreign based corporations, and corporate restructuring and complex due diligences of local corporations.
The firm represents a wide variety of national and international law firms and clients, including major national and international corporations, financial and banking institutions, aviation companies, nonprofit associations, start-up businesses, partnerships, service providers, and private investors from various jurisdictions, such as the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Germany, England, Japan, India and China. Based on confidentiality and discretion, the firm has a policy of not disclosing its clients' names and/or their transactions.
Specific Areas of Practice for our Managua office: