Félix Canizales

Associate, El Salvador
felix.canizales@ariaslaw.com

Experience

  • Felix is an Associate at Arias El Salvador. He has 4 years of experience in the corporate and financial law sector; and has specialized in Fintech.
  • Throughout his career, he has participated in important transactions at local and regional level advising companies in mergers and acquisitions, negotiation of contracts for the purchase and sale of shares and / or assets in areas such as banking, telecommunications, energy, among others. Likewise, he has advised in the processes of incorporation of start-ups in the technology and financial sectors. Likewise, it has supported in financing at a regional level through securitization processes, syndicated loans, and foreign investment rounds.
  • Likewise, by virtue of the entry into force of the Bitcoin Law in El Salvador, he has specialized in advising local and foreign companies on bitcoin related matters and the blockchain ecosystem.
  • Some of the projects in which he has been involved are: - SPA process of Scotiabank operations to Imperia Continental. - SPA process of Telefónicas operations to América Móvil.

Career


  • UNIVERSITY OF LONDON Master of Laws - LLM, Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law
  • ESCUELA SUPERIOR DE ECONOMÍA Y NEGOCIOS (ESEN) Bachelor of Laws.
  • THE HAGUE ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW Studies in Private International Law at the seat of the International Court of Justice.
  • PRINCESTON UNIVERSITY Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies.
  • HARVARD X Contracts in Common Law

Memberships


  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Publications


  • The Administrative Silence and its Protective Role of the Rights of the Administered - Published in: Arias Regional Gazette. (2019)
  • Generalities about Bitcoin Service Providers in El Salvador - Arias Regional Gazette. (2021)

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