Consortium Legal

Nicaragua

Address:
1 Antiguo Hospital Militar, 1 cuadra al Norte
2 Edificio Consortium Legal
Managua
Nicaragua

+505 2254 5454

+505 2254 5295


Key contacts:

President: José Evenor Taboada
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Partner/ Executive Director: Martha Lorena Icaza
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Partner: Rodrigo Taboada
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Partner: Olga Barreto
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 21
Network memberships: IBA, ABA, INTA, ASIPI, AMCHAM, WSG
Languages: Spanish, English


Consortium Legal, your law firm for doing business in the region. 

We are the leading and most recognized law firm in the Central American region. We are the bridge for all your legal needs in the region and we work from a single point of contact through our +200 lawyers located in 7 offices in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

  • Banking and finance
  • Investment funds
  • Restructuring 
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Securitisation

Banking and Finance

Rodrigo Taboada
rtaboada@consortiumlegal.com

Recent transactional highlights:

Transaction name: DPR Financing II / Amount: US$ 90,000,000.00 

Credit Suisse (“CS”) together with other lenders provided 2 syndicated loans to Banco de la Producción S.A. (“Banpro”). Other lenders that participated were Multibank, responsAbility Management Company, Apollo TR Structured Credit, Aspen Bermuda Limited, Athen Annuity & Life Insurance Company, Interamerican Investment Corporation and Interamerican Development Bank (“IDB”). Each lender had its own documentation and legal requirements. The Bank of New York Mellon acted as Program Agent. 

Consortium Legal provided legal advice to CS as the Administrative Agent and Lead Arranger of thes credit facilities and to IDB as one of the Lender of one of the facilities. We assisted the banks with the preparation of documents subject to local law and we also had to review several documents subject to NY law and issue the respective legal opinions. 

The structure of this transaction was very complex and challenging because it entails the securitization of future flows derived from international payments owed to the borrower. There were several parties involved in the deal including legal entities from the US, Cayman Islands and Nicaragua. It was also needed to execute documents and coordinate the flow of funds with the correspondent banks of the Borrower and arrange a complex structure with a program agent. We had to review regulatory aspects of the transaction, corporate documents, contracts, etc.

Recent transactional highlights:

Transaction name: Rio Tinto and Calibre enter into an Option Joint Venture Agreement for exploration in Nicaragua / Amount: Up to US$45 Million of investments in up to 8 years

Rio Tinto Exploration has entered into an option agreement with Calibre Mining (TSX: CXB), pursuant to which Rio Tinto can earn up to a 75% interest in Calibre’s Borosi project in northeast Nicaragua.  The Borosi project hosts both gold-silver and copper-gold resources in two areas, as well as multiple lesser explored copper-gold skarns, low-sulphidation epithermal gold-silver vein systems and bulk tonnage copper-gold porphyry targets.  The companies have entered into a strategic exploration alliance agreement, under which they will work together to identify and acquire exploration concessions in Nicaragua, with a focus on copper-gold porphyry, skarn and epithermal precious metal systems.   

Consortium Legal provided legal assistance to Rio Tinto first investments into the country. We provided legal advice on a variety of local law issues including corporate law, commercial regulations, mining, environmental, etc. We assisted with the negotiation of an Option Joint Venture Agreement with Calibre to perform exploration activities in the country. We had to coordinate with Canadian lawyers and explain the similarities and differences of the two different jurisdictions: Canada and Nicaragua. We also performed due diligence on the 2 operating companies that Calibre has in Nicaragua, including corporate matters, mining regulations, environmental law, tax matters, etc. 

Corporate

Olga Barreto
obarreto@consortiumlegal.com

Recent transactional highlights:

Transaction name: Financing for sale of rice to AGRICORP / Amount: US$4,999,208.35 

Legal advice in structuring, negotiating and preparing the local documentation for the financing transactions granted by AMERRA Capital Management, LLC (“AMERRA”) and other funds administered by AMERRA, to Corporación Agrícola, S.A. (AGRICORP), the main producer and distributor of imported rice in Nicaragua, for the purchase of rice from its supplier in the United States.

The sale transaction is documented in a Sales Contract governed by NY laws; locally we have to structure the operation in a way to provide the creditor with documents that would enhance their position in case of an enforcement proceeding in Nicaraguan courts, thru the execution of recognition of debt agreements signed in public deeds and creation of local guarantees.

  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Mining
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism

Diagonal 6 10-01 zona 10. 
Centro Gerencial Las Margaritas Torre II, Oficina 1101
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
T: +502 2279 3939
E: guatemala@consortiumlegal.com 
W: www.consortiumlegal.com 

Edificio Avante Local 313, Urb. Madre Selva III. 
Calle Llama del Bosque Poniente. 
La Libertad. El Salvador
T: +503 2209 1600
E: elsalvador@consortiumlegal.com 
W: www.consortiumlegal.com

Del antiguo Hospital Militar, 1 cuadra al Norte. 
Edificio Consortium Legal. 
Managua, Nicaragua 
T: +505 2254 5454
E: nicaragua@consortiumlegal.com 
W: www.consortiumlegal.com

150mts oeste de la entrada principal de Oficentro El Cedral, Escazú.
Edificio Banco General 6º piso 
Escazú, Costa Rica
T: +506 2289 0750
E: costarica@consortiumlegal.com 
W: www.consortiumlegal.com