Pasaje Senda Florida Norte
No. 124, Colonia Escalón. San Salvador.
Guandique Segovia Quintanilla, (“GSQ”) is a Salvadoran Law Firm, founded on December 29th, 1972. It was the first law firm established as an integral collective law firm, whose members did not have any family relationship, but a shared vision to provide legal services under the structure of a company and not independently as was traditionally carried until then, in El Salvador.
Its founding members, Luis Ernesto Guandique Mejía and Luis Nelson Segovia, decided to partner under such concept and became pioneers, having constituted the first legal firm in El Salvador, giving rise to the establishment of other law firms under the same structure for the provision of legal services.
In the year of 1987, after the incorporation of Carlos Quintanilla Schmidt as partner, the firm acquires its current name “Guandique Segovia Quintanilla”. On January 2008, four of the associates were incorporated as partners, Ana Patricia Portillo Reyes, Luis Ernesto Guandique Chávez, Oscar Mauricio Hurtado Saldaña and Carlos Mauricio Guzmán Segovia, all of them with over fifteen years of being part of the firm.
GSQ provides legal services, corporate and integral to national, regional and international clients, having been consolidated throughout the years, as one of the best known law firms in Central America. Its main expertise is to provide permanent corporate integral legal advice to Companies and Business Groups dedicated to the financial, retail, energy, oil and gas, airlines, amongst others business sectors.
Along the years, GSQ has been recognized by prestigious international specialized directories, as one of the recommended law firms for several practice areas by Chambers & Partners and Leading Firm by IFLR in the Banking and Financial areas.
GSQ has participated in different mergers and acquisitions in El Salvador, such as the one carried by Citibank of Banco Cuscatlán and Banco Uno, the ones carried by the multinational enterprise Unilever, Grupo Gutierrez, Supermercados Selectos amongst others. GSQ has also participated in different issuances of bonds by the Republic of El Salvador, issuances of bonds by Salvadoran companies through special purpose vehicles in the international markets, structure of syndicated loans, and securitization of diversified payments rights, amongst others.
During the last years GSQ´s participation in the alternative resolution of conflicts area has increased, through commercial arbitrations as well as in the area of constitutional process before the Supreme Court.