Carolina Lazo Interiano

Partner, El Salvador


  • Carolina initially focused her practice in the field of Real Estate Law as legal advisor and assistant in the Real Estate Registry.
  • Simultaneously, she was involved in the academic field, where she was an assistant and then professor at Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado for Roman Law, Civil Law and Introduction to Law.
  • Afterwards, and before joining Arias, Carolina worked as a legal analyst in the field of research at the Department of Legal Studies of the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUSADES- for its acronym in Spanish), which is a Salvadoran think tank.
  • Since her incorporation at the law firm in 2007, Carolina has been active in the following areas:
  • - New investment projects in the textile and manufacturing sector, services and others, by representing multinational companies in the most relevant investment of such sectors in the country, in matters related to free zone regime, environmental law, energy, corporate, registry, regulatory compliance and other legal subjects related to the operation of said companies.
  • - In the energy area, Carolina has advised various industries on issues related to contracts for the sale and supply of energy, maintenance of electrical installations, the energy market, among others, and also advised from a regulatory perspective on the establishment and operation of electrical installations associated with the generation and distribution of energy.
  • - In the corporate area, Carolina advises different industries and companies, as well as in respect to regulatory, environmental and other legal matters related with the operation of such companies. She has also participated in the development and establishment of facilities, due diligence for acquisition of companies and their regulatory compliance, assisting in the development of contractual models for the execution of these projects and in obtaining governmental approvals and licenses.
  • - Carolina has advised various clients in different aircraft financing transactions from a local regulatory point of view, which has involved leases, subleases, and guarantees, involving local air operators. In that area, Carolina provides opinions and other advice related to issues arising from such transactions such as the registration of documents in the competent registry.
  • - In the environmental area Carolina assists businesses and industries for the setting of facilities or activities as well as for the operation, analysis of environmental laws or regulations, and has also assisted in specific procedures before environmental authorities.


  • Law Degree from Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado.
  • Authorized by the Supreme Court to act as an attorney.
  • In 2005 she was granted a Fulbright Scholarship by the United States Government to carry out her Master´s Degree.
  • LLM in International Legal Studies with a specialization in International Environmental Law from the Washington College of Law of American University in Washington, D.C.
  • Awarded with the Edward Bou Award, which is an academic recognition given by the American University for her outstanding performance in the ILSP program.
  • Participated in the seminar Introduction to the U.S. Legal System at Tulane Law School in New Orleans in 2005.
  • Participated and attended seminars and conferences, both in El Salvador and abroad, related to environmental law, energy, real estate, aviation, and financing among others.

  • Listed as Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500.
  • Eward Bou Award by American University.


  • International Bar Association (IBA)


  • Chambers Women in Law Awards as "Future Leader - Gender Diversity" (2016)
Her role in the community

  • Member of Fundación Lidera.
  • Speaker in conferences and webinars organized by AMCHAM, BRITCHAM and CEDES for different topics such as update of environmental laws, renewable energy and others.
Client's feedback

  • ‘Carolina Lazo and Luisa Rivas de Miguel meet our highest expectations.’ – The Legal 500

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