Fernando Montano

Partner, El Salvador


  • Fernando joined the firm in 2006 as Associate and was appointed Partner in 2021. He has participated in diverse civil and commercial lawsuits and arbitration procedures in which the firm has represented the interests of major national and international companies, also participating in different settlement agreements reached and materialized among them. He also provides corporate advice to national and international companies in competition and antitrust matters, as well as in diverse commercial, labor, and other regulatory matters.
  • During 2010 he performed an internship in the areas of litigation and intellectual property in a prestigious law firm based in Madrid, Spain.


  • Master Degree in International Legal Practice from the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) in Madrid, Spain.
  • Law Degree from the Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado in El Salvador. 
  • Authorized as a Practicing Attorney by the Supreme Court of Justice of El Salvador.

  • Winner of the Client Choice Award in 2019 and 2020. Client Choice recognizes those law firms and lawyers around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service.
  • Listed as Rising Star by The Legal 500.
  • Recognized among the Leading Lights in Latin America by Latin Lawyer and Vance Center, for his Pro-bono work.
  • Listed in Whos Who Central Legal in the Competition practice.
  • Ranked in Chambers Global as Associate to Watch.
  • Ranked in Chambers Latin America as Associate to Watch.
  • Recognized as Future Star in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation.


  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Client's feedback

  • “Associate-to-watch Fernando Montano is recognised for his solid dispute resolution expertise. Speaking to his abilities, one commentator asserts: "He is very knowledgeable of administrative processes and quickly resolves any of his clients' issues." – Chambers and Partners Global 2021
  • “Up-and-coming partner Fernando Montano ascends in the rankings this year after receiving solid endorsements from market insiders. He continues to be praised for his dispute resolution abilities, with one impressed client stating: "We appreciate his persistence and excellent drafting skills." – Chambers and Partners Latin America 2021
  • “Fernando Montano is recognised for his top-notch work advising domestic and international clients on complex compliance issues”. – Who’s Who Legal 2021

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