Ana Mercedes López

Partner, El Salvador


  • Ana Mercedes has participated in financing projects for the aviation, energy, business solutions providers, fast-food chain restaurants, among others. She advices them in the incorporation and acquisition of companies dedicated to different sectors within the energy industry. She has advised internationally renowned companies on the execution of local and international investments with special emphasis on the development of investments in the energy industry through the drafting and revision of Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), EPC agreements, O&M agreements and on obtaining all regulatory approvals in El Salvador.
  • She has also participated in cross-border financings and provides advice to local and international banks.
  • Her experience includes advising multinational companies on mergers and acquisitions, regulatory analysis related to concentrations, finance participation and legal corporate matters.
  • Also, Ana Mercedes is very active in pro-bono work.


  • Degree in Law from Universidad Dr. Jose Matí­as Delgado in El Salvador.
  • Authorized as a Practicing Attorney and Notary Public by the Supreme Court of El Salvador. 
  • Masters Degree in Entrepreneurial Law from Universidad Navarra, Spain.
  • Certified in Family Education from the European Institute of Education.
  • Masters degree in Bioethics, by the Universidad del Istmo, Guatemala.

  • Best Finance Lawyer in Latin America by Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards.
  • Award winner for Central America Lawyer of the Year by Chambers Women in Law Awards 2018.
  • Ranked in Chambers and Partners for her Corporate and Commercial practice, as well as for her active role and expertise in Banking and Finance matters. 
  • Listed as Recommended layer by The Legal 500
  • Recognized as one of the Women Leaders by IFLR1000


  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Salvador
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Salvador
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Her role in the community

  • Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Sirama Foundation
  • Vice-president of the board of directors of APCE (Association for the Promotion of Educational Centers)
Client's feedback

  • "Versatile partner Ana Mercedes López benefits from remarkable multi-practice capabilities assisting clients in a range of areas. One interviewee particularly appreciates that she is an "excellent lawyer who handles corporate and financial cases," adding that "she provides sage advice." – Chambers and Partners Latin America 2021
  • "Dynamic partner Ana Mercedes López is esteemed for her multi-practice capabilities, with a source noting: "She is excellent, both in financial and corporate matters. She handles transactions throughout the region and coordinates her team very well." A fellow peer attests: "Ana Mercedes is a very good corporate lawyer." – Chambers and Partners Global 2021
  • Roberta Gallardo and Ana Mercedes Lopez get involved, with a deep understanding of each transaction, which enables them to give practical solutions in complex matters.’ – The Legal 500
  • ‘Lilian Arias and Ana Mercedes López are lawyers who always understand the needs of their clients and provide added value, efficiency and practicality to all that is assigned to them.’ – The Legal 500
  • "Ana Mercedes López is a very good lawyer, and we work with her closely in many transactions." - Chambers and Partners Latin America and Global 2023.

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