Arias & MuÃ±oz is unique in Central America, for it operates as a single firm rather than as an alliance of firms and currently has eight, fully-integrated offices in six countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. It has become, today, not only a solid, but also an innovative legal firm that continues to spread its influence throughout the region.
For clients, choosing the right legal partner is the key. Arias & MuÃ±oz and its dedicated lawyers, with their core experience over a broad range of practice areas and industries, unlock the regionâ€™s intricacies and subtle differences in laws for them. The firm is truly a one-step, one-stop law firm offering clients the benefits and demonstrated advantages that come from having all their regional businesses served from one, fully integrated base.
Name: F.Armando Arias, Founding Partner
He has a Doctorate degree from the Universidad of El Salvador (1978), and he studied Economics at the Universidad JosÃ© SimeÃ³n CaÃ±as (UCA) El Salvador. He attended the Program of Instruction for Lawyers (PIL) at University of Harvard, 2001
Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, International Commerce, International Contracts, Banking Law and Fiscal Planning
A Partner at Arias & MuÃ±oz
He heads the Corporate Department of the firm
In the past two years, he has participated in mergers, acquisitions, transactions in an amount totaling more than US $6 billion. In 2004/2005, he acted as advisor to several business groups for the negotiations of the free trade agreement (CAFTA) between the United States and the Central American countries
In the academic field, Armando was a Professor of Commercial Law at the Law School of Universidad Dr. JosÃ© MatÃas Delgado, El Salvador (1982-1993). He has actively participated in many local and international conferences and seminars, as an invited speaker or commentator. In 1995, he was admitted as Higher Member to the Interamerican Bar Association
He is an active member of several associations, local and international bar associations He is Chairman of the Salvadorean Association of Banking Law and also of the Amcham
He is fluent in Spanish and English