Ernesto joined Arias in 2011 as part of the Corporate Department of the firm. He has experience as a legal advisor for national, international and multinational companies, both as external counsel and in-house counsel. Since his incorporation at the law firm, he has been active in providing legal assistance and advice in corporate matters related with civil, commercial, labor and tax law, as well as in matters regarding legal compliance in due diligence processes of merger and acquisitions of companies of different investment sectors of the country.
Ernesto also has experience as legal advisor in the textile manufacturing sector, in corporate matters both in El Salvador and in the Latin American region, involving negotiation, drafting and execution of contracts, matters related to the free zone regime, international services law, regulatory compliance, management of litigation matters, and other legal subjects related to the operation of companies of such sector. Moreover, Ernesto has developed experience in corporate governance matters, procedures of obtaining license and public authorizations, public registries and drafting, negotiation and execution of contracts of banking sector and construction industry, among other regulated industries.
- Degree in Law from Universidad Doctor José Matías Delgado, where he received an academic acknowledgement for his performance during his law studies.
- Authorized by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic of El Salvador to act as an attorney and as a Notary Public.
- He has a Double Degree in Business Administration: a MBA from Escuela de Administración de Empresas Business School and an Official Master in Business Organization and Management from Universidad Camilo José Cela, both in Madrid, Spain in 2011.