Ana Mercedes López

Partner, El Salvador
anamercedes.lopez@ariaslaw.com

Experience

  • Ana Mercedes has participated in financing projects for the aviation, energy, business solutions providers, fast-food chain restaurantes, among others. She has advised internationally renowned companies on the execution 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 and legal corporate matters.
  • Also, Ana Mercedes is very active in pro bono work.

Career


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

  • Recognized as one of the Women Leaders by IFLR1000
  • Listed as Recommended layer by The Legal 500
  • 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. 
  • Award winner for Central America Lawyer of the Year by Chambers Women in Law Awards 2018.
  • Best Finance Lawyer in Latin America by Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards.

Memberships


  • 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

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