José Miguel Álvarez

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José Miguel is a Partner at BLP Honduras. He specializes in the practice areas of Corporate and M&A, Energy & Infrastructure and coordinates the areas of: Business Law and Banking & Finance, Competition & Antitrust, Advertising, Marketing & Consumer Protection, Real Estate & Hospitality,

He has led large-scale financing for the development of multiple infrastructure projects in Honduras, as well as capital injections for banking institutions in Honduras. He is a legal advisor to large transnational companies in Honduras, assisting them in the development of all their commercial activities in the country. He has managed to finalize investments of millions of dollars in national areas of energy, maquila, and regulated sectors, and has participated in mergers and acquisitions of national companies by foreign investors, including the corresponding notifications before the competition authorities in Honduras.

In the area of Energy & Infrastructure, he has experience advising the installation of a portfolio of more than 300mw of renewable energy in Honduras, from its creation to completing the necessary financing for the construction and operation thereof. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers for several consecutive years as one of the best lawyers in Honduras on energy issues. In addition, he has experience in legal consultations in the regulated sector, international and national bidding process, energy contracts and legal consulting.

In Advertising, Marketing & Consumer Protection he advises on matters related to the review of advertising materials, image rights, promotions, unfair competition, and other issues.

As an Arbitrator certified by the Chamber of Commerce of Tegucigalpa, he has served in that capacity in several arbitration proceedings.

He joined the BLP team as a Founding Partner of our Honduras office in 2015. Previously, he served as a partner of the Central American firms, Lexincorp and Consortium Legal for more than 10 years.

  • Banking & Finance
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Business Law
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Advertising, Marketing & Consumer Protection
  • Recognized in Corporate/Commercial by Chambers and Partners
  • Recognized in Corporate/ M&A and Banking & Finance by The Legal 500
  • Recognized in Energy by Best Lawyer
  • Recognized as Leading Lawyer by Who´s Who Legal
  • Recognized as Highly Regarded by IFLR 1000

Education

  • Master’s degree in Corporate Law from Centro Universitario Villanueva de la Universidad Complutense, Spain, 2004.
  • Degree in Law, Universidad de Navarra, Spain, 2001.
  • Postgraduate in Commercial Law, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, 2006.

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Honduras Bar Association
  • Conciliation and Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tegucigalpa: Certified Arbitrator and Conciliator