Arias Continues its Regional Growth - Diego Gallegos Promoted to Partner

The banking and finance lawyer, Diego Gallegos, was promoted to partner in the regional firm Arias this Monday, January 4th.

Diego rejoined Arias in 2017 after pursuing his LL.M degree at Columbia University and holding positions in the Washington D.C. offices of Chadbourne & Parke LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). There, Diego specialized in project finance transactions, infrastructure projects and advisory work on political risk mitigation and FDI attraction.

Currently, Diego leads major international transactions with prominent clients such as IDB Invest, FMO, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, USDFC, Proparco, First Citizens Bank and HSBC.

"I feel very proud and grateful to Arias for allowing me to achieve this career milestone. Arias is the firm where I have developed professionally for more than ten years and returning to the firm after my experience in the United States was one of the best decisions I have made, since the firm has been improving its performance and positioning in the market. We have been fortunate to work with the main financial institutions worldwide, in large scale projects for Costa Rica and the region. I hope as a partner to continue contributing to this great track record and to provide our clients with the first-class service they know they can rely on", said Gallegos.

This decision also reinforces Arias' commitment to increase its expertise in the practice areas with greater opportunities for growth and diversification. "Diego is a key figure within the firm due to his relationship skills, communication style, his vision, business projection and broad experience both at the academic and work levels. This recognition strengthens the commitment to our clients to have the highest quality technical and legal knowledge in the region, prominent features in Diego during all these years" added Vicente Lines, partner of the firm.

Arias is a legal firm with offices in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, which operates as a single regional entity. In Costa Rica, they have 27 lawyers specialized in areas such as intellectual property, litigation and arbitration, banking and finance, taxes, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law.