Mario Lozano

Partner, El Salvador
mario.lozano@ariaslaw.com

Experience

  • Mario is part of the Banking and Finance as well as the M&A and Corporate Departments, he is head of the FINTECH and Cryptocurrencies practice. He joined the firm in 2010 and was named partner in 2021. Prior joining the firm, he worked at the banking sector for more than 7 years where he had the opportunity to assist in corporate issues, registration, regulatory, administrative.
  • He has provided advice to the most important financial institutions operating in El Salvador, including complex sales and acquisition of assets. He has also participated in corporate restructuring of a high degree of complexity for several multinational companies in regulated and non-regulated sectors, and in the implementation of economic and corporate structures of prestigious business groups. He has been involved in the pensions sector through sales processes as well as in the insurance sector through the incorporation of broker and reinsurance companies, advising in the process of obtaining regulatory authorizations and at the beginning of their operations.
  • Mario is active in mergers and acquisitions, analyzing regulatory aspects, due diligence and closing of transactions within different sectors such as: telecommunications, banking, pensions, real estate, and franchise, among others. He advices on matters of international financing and syndicated loans, issuance of guarantees by means of securitizations, sale of credit portfolios, dissolution, and liquidation of companies, advise in financial derivatives, among other issues.

Career


  • Degree in Law from Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado
  • Authorized as a practicing attorney and Notary Public by the Supreme Court of El Salvador. 
  • He obtained his Masters Degree in Business Law from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, ranked as one of the best law faculties in the world.
Recognitions

  • Listed as Rising Star by the legal directory The Legal 500
  • Listed as Recommended Lawyer by Who's Who Legal for his practice in Banking, Finance and Projects.

Memberships


  • International Bar Association (IBA)

His role in the community

  • Board member of the Salvadoran German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • L.LM Ambassador for the Universidad Católica de Chile in El Salvador
Client's feedback

  • Mario Lozano is highly regarded for “handling customer-attorney business and personal relations exceptionally well”.  His “deep knowledge of all applicable laws” is received with further aplomb. - Who's Who Legal 2022.

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