IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Full service Central American firm Consortium Legal has offices in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Its Costa Rican branch is in San José.  In 2018 Randall Barquero began leading the firm’s brand-new Fintech practice. 


Focusses / specialisms 

The firm’s industry strengths include banking, construction and materials, food and beverage and tourism. 

In banking and finance, the firm largely advises lenders in loan facilities and credit facilities regarding refinancing and project financing. 

In M&A, the firm advises strategic buyers and sellers in asset acquisition and merger transactions. 


Key clients 

Key clients for the firm include Bofa Securities, HSBC Securities (USA), Citigroup Global Markets, CEMEXScotiabank de Costa Ricaand Grupo El Colono. 


Research period review: 32nd edition (2021/2022) 

During the research period the firm was notably active in retail banking as well as corporate and commercial banking; The corporate and commercial banking work included secured and unsecured credit transactions 

The M&A team was active in the construction and materials, food and beverage and tourism industries, advising buyers and sellers alike in several acquisitions.  


Deal highlights: 32nd edition (2021/2022) 

Banco BAC San José/Credomatic de Costa Rica/Immobiliaria Credomatic/Medio de Pago $335 million merger  

Bofa Securities Inc. and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. $300 million joint arrangement bond issue  

CEMEX $335 million divestment to Cementos Progreso Holdings S.L. 

DD Pen Dragon $20 million acquisition of S.T.T Group