Evangelina Lardizábal

Partner, Honduras
evangelina.lardizabal@ariaslaw.com

Experience

  • Evangelina joined the firm since 2002; she plays a holistic role, is a full-time leader and lawyer with extensive knowledge in legal matters, who has been in the private practice of law for over 38 years, ensuring accurate and adequate advice for her clients.
  • Evangelina has led teams in the different practice areas and has participated in multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, and project financings of significance in Honduras and Central America, involving diverse sectors. She has advised several national and international companies, banks and insurance companies, energy, services, food, telecommunications, free zones, and integrates several boards of directors for Arias clients.
  • Other relevant experiences include her participation as legal advisor in the structuring, financing and sale of renewable energy projects with funding from international banks. She has also provided tax advice on complex operations successfully, both local and international operations.

Career


  • Law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH).
Recognitions

  • Ranked in Band 1 in Chambers and Partners Latin America and Chambers and Partners Global for her Corporate/Commercial practice.
  • Ranked in Band 2 in Chambers and Partners Latin America and Chambers and Partners Global for her Tax practice.
  • LACCA approved for her Corporate and M&A practice.
  • Listed in Whos Who Legal: Banking, Finance and Projects, Corporate.
  • Ranked as Market Leader by IFLR1000.
  • Part of the team awarded with Central America Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review (ITR), 2021.
  • Recognized as one of the Women Leaders by IFLR1000.
  • Listed as Leading Individual by The Legal 500.
  • Listed as Highly regarded lawyer in the General corporate tax practice area by ITR in 2022.

Memberships


  • Colegio de Abogados de Honduras.
  • International Bar Association (IBA).

Client Feedback

  • “Evangelina Lardizábal is recognised for her four decades of experience advising multinational corporates and financial institutions on structuring and financing projects in Honduras.” – Who’s Who Legal
  • “Evangelina Lardizabal is a top-tier lawyer who draws from a wealth of experience when handling cross-border transactions in the region.” – Who’s Who Legal
  • “Outstanding corporate department co-head Evangelina Lardizábal comes highly recommended by sources, one of whom lauds her "very high-quality work," while another interviewee praises her M&A and competition practice, adding that "she is very fast, and puts in a lot of work and effort which results in successful deals." In addition to acquisitions and merger filings, she provides advice on loan agreements to noted international and domestic entities, boasting a strong lender-side practice. She is also renowned for her tax work, assisting clients with M&A-related tax considerations and customs matters among others.” – Chambers and Partners Global
  • “Head of department Evangelina Lardizábal remains a significant name within the Honduran tax sphere. She is regularly found advising on various tax matters including customs mandates and M&A-related tax proceedings.” – Chambers and Partners Latin America
  • “Market-leading head of department Evangelina Lardizábal continues to gain recognition from the market for her activity within the Honduran corporate and commercial arena. She is frequently found assisting clients with high-profile mergers and acquisitions, as well as competition mandates. Evangelina Lardizábal is frequently found representing notable clients hailing from the banking and finance, textiles, and natural resources sectors.” – Chambers and Partners Latin America
  • "Evangelina Lardizábal is a great professional who is also very friendly. She is open to clear any doubts and concerns." - Chambers and Partners Latin America 2023.

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