Zygmunt Brett

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Zygmunt is a BLP Partner based in El Salvador office. He specializes in the practice areas of Business Law, with emphasis on M&A, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition & Antitrust and Energy & Infrastructure.

Zygmunt acts as primary external legal counsel for major local and international companies. He has been responsible for the ongoing management and coordination of domestic and multi-jurisdictional legal projects, including the structuring, negotiation and execution of complex acquisitions, divestitures and mergers, financial arrangements, corporate and tax planning, and conflict management and resolution. Zygmunt is roundly recognized as a top-tier practitioner by market onlookers, with considerable experience in handling financing and capital markets’ projects, as well as complex multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions for clients acting in a diverse array of industries, including retail, automotive, banking and finance, hospitality and healthcare, in coordination with international law firms and legal teams around the world. These projects involve advice and legal coordination in more than 20 jurisdictions throughout Central and North America, and the Caribbean region.

He is recognized as a prominent lawyer by renowned publications such as Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal and IFLR 1000. He is highly qualified by Chambers and Partners in Banking & Finance and M&A, . He was also selected as one of the 40 best corporate lawyers under 40 in Central America by Latin Lawyer in 2003.

He joined BLP as Partner in 2020.

  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Law
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Recognized in Corporate/M&A practice by Chambers & Partners
  • Listed as Leading Lawyer by The Legal 500
  • Recognized as Market Leader by IFLR1000

Education

  • Juris Doctor Degree from the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.
  • Master in Laws (LLM), International Business, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada.
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA) with honors, INCAE Business School.
    Executive Program on Management (MPL), Yale University.
  • Program of Negotiation for Lawyers (PIL) at Harvard Law School.

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
  • International Bar Association (IBA): Member
  • Chamber of Commerce, El Salvador: Arbitrator
  • International Section in the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA): Chapter Chair (El Salvador).
  • Inter-American Bar Association (IABA): Senior Member
  • Salvadoran Association of Banking Law (ASDEBAN): Founding Member