In 1942 Dr. Francisco Armando Arias opened the doors of his legal office under the name Bufete F. A. Arias. Nowadays, Arias is the firm of reference in the Central American region with the endorsement of 77 years of practice, providing legal services focused on the needs of its clients, with strict ethical standards, efficiency and professionalism.
We are present as an integrated firm in the 6 countries of Central America through our 7 offices and in the world with our strategic allies.
The firm’s award-wining client service has been recognized in several opportunities by Chambers & Partners and IFLR, among others.
Arias offers legal advice in the structuring and restructuring of businesses, including, among others, the following:
Drafting and filing of charter documents and bylaws for legal entities.
Fiscal and tax planning
Also, since its establishment, and throughout the region, Arias has assisted its clients in franchising matters. By participating in giving legal advice to multinational corporations in business sectors - such as hotels and resorts, and food and clothing - our law firm has acquired considerable expertise in areas that are continually expanding throughout the globalized business world. Our attorneys are constantly increasing and practicing their knowledge on the technical aspects of franchise law through attending specialized seminars and conferences. Arias has participated in and provided legal counseling for the following franchising transactions:
Structuring franchising commercial relationships
Drafting, reviewing, revising and modifying franchising license agreements for both franchisors and franchisees
Providing assistance when facing legal issues or disputes with counterparts
Providing legal advice on the taxation aspects of franchising
Awards & Recognitions:
Top ranked – Chambers Latin America 2021.
Recommended law firm – Latin Lawyer National 2020.
Central America Tax Firm of the year - Americas Tax Awards 2020. ITR (International Tax Review).
Tier 1: Banking & Finance, Tax, Projects and Infrastructure, Compliance – The Legal 500, 2021.