García & Bodán is a law firm in Central America, with offices located in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. The law firm ensures homogeneity and excellence in its legal services.
Confirming the expansion policy in the region and seeking a strengthening of the firm at the regional level, in 2019 García & Bodán, opens its eighth office, now we are also in Costa Rica.
With the opening of García & Bodán Costa Rica, the law firm now has a bigger and stronger team to give a better response at regional level, at the same time, increases its expertise within the law firm, which leads to greater quality of the service.
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García & Bodán began in Managua in the year 2000, being the only Nicaraguan law firm that has transcended frontiers and opened offices in countries of the Central American region with the purpose of providing legal services to international clients; mainly in areas related to corporate services and foreign investment.
In 2007, with the vision and purpose of strengthening its presence in Nicaragua, García & Bodán opens a second office in San Juan del Sur, turning into the number one option for purchase and sale of property, in the main point of tourism development and investment due to the natural beauty of its beaches. Given the increase of the real estate development in the South Pacific zone in Nicaragua, in 2017 the law firm opens its third office in Tola.
We are the largest law firm in Nicaragua. This office is recognized by different international legal publications and directories as one of the main practicing law firms. The main recognized areas are Corporate-Commercial, Real Estate, Energy and Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Arbitration.
Nicaragua offers important incentives to companies interested in incorporating under the free zone regime. You can learn more about these incentives by downloading Law No. 917 “Export Free Zone Law”.
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Due to the increasing demand from its clients in the region, in 2004 García & Bodán opens an office in Tegucigalpa, with the purpose of extending its services in Honduras. In 2007, to complement the legal service offered from Tegucigalpa, García & Bodán started operations in the second largest city of the country; San Pedro Sula, known as the industrial capital.
This office has been recognized by various international legal magazines and directories within the main practicing law firms. The main recognized areas are Corporate-Commercial, Intellectual Property and Tax. García & Bodán received the award “Law Firm of the Year in Honduras 2018”, granted by the market-leading financial law publication, IFLR1000, in a gala that took place in New York.
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As part of the regional expansion, García & Bodán opens an office in El Salvador in the year 2005.
This office has been recognized by various international legal magazines and directories as one of the main practicing law firms. The main recognized areas are Intellectual Property and Corporate-Commercial.
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With the aim of strengthening its presence in the region, and as a country ranked as the fifth most open economy to foreign direct investment in Latin America and the largest economy in Central America, the law firm opens its sixth office in Guatemala in 2012.
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Corporate and Transactional
We participate in the most recent and important mergers and acquisitions in the Central American market.
We help our clients develop tax structures that maximize the profitability of their businesses.
Our Capital Markets practice focuses on advising public and private companies seeking to raise capital.
Litigation and Arbitration
We have the ability to settle disputes through the use of dispute settlement mechanisms or, if necessary, through lawsuits before courts.