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Name: Humberto Medina
Firm Name: Central Law
Country: Honduras
Expertise: Data Protection Law

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Professional Biography:

Humberto Medina is a Managing Partner of CENTRAL LAW in Honduras and is in charge of the Banking, Corporate, and Foreign Investment Departments of the firm. He is based at the firm’s San Pedro Sula office. His practice is dedicated mainly to complex transactions in the realm of commerce, finance, and corporations.

After graduating as an attorney from the Universidad Autónoma de Honduras, Medina continued his studies abroad at Yale University Business School (Management Program for Lawyers) and later at Stanford University Business School (Executive Negotiation and Influence Strategy Program) with a Law Degree. He has recently completed a Master’s degree in Civil Procedural Law at the UTH / Honduras, in collaboration with Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain.

Attorney Medina was Vice-President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Honduras (AMCHAM) from 2011 to 2013, and of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Honduras (CAMACOES). He was Vice-President of the Treasury of the Bar Association (2003) from 2004 to 2006. He is currently the Director of the Board of Directors of AMCHAM and has been the Director of the Board of Directors of the Banco de Occidente since 1999.

He is ranked as a leading attorney in his practice area by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global, and is the author of publications about incentives to investment, such as “Open for Business” (Latin Lawyer Newsletter , August 2011); “Honduras is eager to preserve its environment” (Guide to Energy & Natural Resources, June 2012); “Honduras eyes outsourcing with new law” (Latin Lawyer, October 2012); and “Infrastructure Investment in the main port of Honduras” (Latin Lawyer, April 2013).

Additionally, he is a speaker at seminars about local and foreign investment in Latin America, and a member of the Bar Association of Honduras, the IBA, and INTA. He speaks Spanish and English.

Firm Overview:

The legal firm CENTRAL LAW in Honduras has consolidated into one of Honduras’s best law firms in corporate and business legal counselling, thanks to its excellent team of lawyers and attorneys, according to Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 international rankings.

The firm has grown both locally and internationally, conforming CENTRAL LAW along with other prominent law firms from Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Dominican Republic. The firm has expanded its geographic influence and jurisdictional reach, through its 11 offices within the region.

This structure provides CENTRAL LAW Honduras with a significant competitive advantage over other firms in the area, transcending such advantage into added value for its clients.

CENTRAL LAW Honduras has offices in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa and is formed by a team of 20 bilingual members including partners, senior and junior associates and administrative staff.

With the ability to offer the highest quality legal services and backed by an experience of more than 20 years the firm covers, among others, the following areas: Arbitration and Litigation, Antitrust and International Trade, Banking and Finance, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Commercial law, Consumer Law, Contracts, Corporate law, Environmental law, Foreign Investment, Free Zones, Immigration law, Intellectual Property, Insurances, Labour and Social Security Law, Mining and Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Tourism, Tax Law and Telecommunications.

CENTRAL LAW Honduras clients comprise of domestic and multinational companies as well as business conglomerates, some of which have been clients since the firm´s beginnings.

Some lawyers at CENTRAL LAW Honduras have been recognized by Chambers and Partners among the most prominent professionals in Latin America for their excellent job in Corporate/Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property.

Lawyers of CENTRAL LAW Honduras speak Spanish, French, Italian and English.