Consortium Legal is recognized as a Leading Firm 2019 by Latin Lawyer 250

March, 2019 - Antiguo Cuscatlán, El Salvador

As is the case across Central America, Consortium’s San Salvador office is one of the leading firms in the market. Few competitors can boast such a strong banking and finance practice, and the same holds for its corporate and M&A division, which rakes in large amounts of work. While 2018 was not as strong as the previous year, mainly because of the country’s elections in early 2019, the firm was still involved in most of the largest transaction the market could offer. Several non-transactional areas stand out as well. This is especially true of its labour offering, which has one of the best teams in the country. A premier service is also guaranteed from its litigation practice, which clients praise for its professionalism, high reporting standards and investigative approach. Unsurprisingly, banking and finance work also gets good customer reviews. Here, the team’s knowledge and reliability is often noted. Another practice becoming increasingly busy is IP, and the firm highlights its specialisation efforts in energy law.

Consortium, one of the original, leading Central American firms, has been making efforts to further integrate its offices. A new managing director has been working hard in the last year to improve corporate governance and strengthen the commercial and cultural links of its various offices. Everything is to be standardised and the firm wants to improve coordination of deals across the region allowing specialists to give their expert advice in all matters. The firm’s regional heavyweight and commitment to improve its management and quality of services is also why it is a 2018 Latin Lawyer Elite Firm.

Meanwhile, deeper specialisation continues apace. The firm sends a growing number of lawyers to work in-house for clients and associates’ further education is supported and encouraged. It also has a career plan for all associates. These are prudent measures to take as competition heats up in the Central American market. As of 2019, distinctive internal committees will be in place to analyse how the office can be improved in different areas, such as technology, marketing and HR.