García & Bodán launches capital markets practice
As part of the firm’s growth strategy and to continue providing quality services, García & Bodán launches the Capital Markets practice. A practice focused on advising public and private companies that seek to obtain capital in order to guide them in the structuring of alternative forms of financing, so that they can meet their commercial objectives.
“With the inclusion of this new practice to the firm’s portfolio of services, we seek to open the scope of options to groups that are being awarded large infrastructure projects in the region, so that they can consider different forms of financing beyond the usual ones,” says Godofredo Siercke, Partner of García & Bodán Honduras and Regional Director of the Banking and Finance practice.
The experience that the lawyers bring locally to their clients in financing matters in international markets broadens the range of corporate legal services that the firm offers and, therefore, strengthens García & Bodán’s position at regional level where the firm works as an ally in its clients’ businesses.
“Our expertise in this area allows us to differentiate and distinguish ourselves from a number of players in the legal industry in Central America since we are able to guarantee specialized knowledge on capital markets,” says Terencio García, Regional Managing Partner of the firm.
García & Bodán’s experience includes participation in sovereign bond issuances, international private bond issuances, legal advice on derivative transactions and structuring of debt and preferred stock issues, asset finance, acquisition finance and debt portfolio sales and purchases, among others.
“We are making a difference in a market that has become much more active. Currently there are more international investors interested in public or private placements in the region. Central America has become a more attractive market and that opens up investment opportunities for both regional companies and international investors”, says Vanessa Oquelí, Managing Partner of García & Bodán Honduras and Regional Director of the Capital Markets practice.
To this day, García & Bodán is recognized for the legal services provided in the capital markets practice area, in addition to the recognition that precedes them for its participation in corporate and transactional projects, tax, banking and finance, intellectual property, litigation and arbitration, real estate, labor, energy and natural resources, legal services that are provided from its 8 offices in Central America located in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.