ECIJA adds partner in El Salvador

ECIJA El Salvador has strengthened its financial practice with the addition of Esmeralda Torres as a partner, and Nathania García Prieto as chief growth officer.

Posted lundi, mars 13 2023
ECIJA adds partner in El Salvador

With this move, ECIJA El Salvador strengthens a key department for the firm, bringing the law firm’s El Salvador office partner count to six, with 13 attorneys, in addition to a team of paralegals and administrative staff.

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The provision of services that provide real solutions and efficiency, with better response times and higher quality, the firm said in a statement.

New partner Esmeralda Torres, has more than 16 years of professional experience in the field of financial law and currently provides legal services to banks and financial institutions. She has been involved in the management of bank deeds and registration and taxation at El Salvador’s Centro Nacional de Registros.

Prior to joining ECIJA, Esmeralda was partner director at law firm Torres López y Asociados, a post she had held since 2018. She holds a degree in juridical science from the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas.

"Being part of an office such as ECIJA El Salvador, is a unique opportunity that provides a professional with a wide range of opportunities, because it is truly the only Ibero-American firm in our country, in addition to its expertise in matters of technology applied to law, which gives us the possibility of offering and providing truly innovative services to our clients,” Esmeralda said, according to an ECIJA statement.

Regarding Esmeralda’s appointment, Alfredo Navas Duarte, managing partner of ECIJA's office in El Salvador, said: "It is a source of great satisfaction to integrate to our firm a professional of Esther's profile, who, through hard work has made a place for herself in our legal market during recent years, and definitely our office in El Salvador is strengthened".

For her part, Nathania Garcia Prieto has more than 15 years of experience as legal advisor in the areas of Corporate/M&A, risk and compliance, corporate and financial, and has advised local and international clients in the electric power, telecommunications and health sectors.

ECIJA’s presence in Latin America extends to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rica and Dominican Republic, in addition to the firm’s offices in Spain and Portugal.