Practice Areas: BVA Corparate and Commercial

This is the Firm’s area of major activity.  We advise all kinds of companies from different sectors of the country’s economic activity: banking and finance, carbonated and alcoholic beverages, oil and energy, electricity, technology, land transportation, engineering and construction, among others.

Our main area of service is oriented towards the development of a company’s day to day operations, from drafting contracts in their specific areas of activity, to relationships with their employees, financing, law and regulation’s compliance, operating permits and everything that involves their daily activity.

The experience acquired throughout the years, has allowed the Firm to advise national and foreign banks and financial institutions, both private and public, in the drafting and negotiation of financial contracts, investment banking operations, debt structuring and restructuring and financial institutions mergers and acquisitions.

The Firm has advised the purchase, merger and/or restructuring of banks, power distribution companies, telecommunications corporations, manufacturing companies, and so on.


The Firm has advised several industries in the sector, from electricity generators, to traders and distributors.  It has also advised organizations responsible for the administration of the regional electricity markets as well as regulators, non-governmental organizations responsible for the formulation of policies applicable to distribution, regional interconnection, taxes, transmission rights, and so on.

Benjamín Valdez & Asociados has an extensive experience advising, both national and foreign companies, on Labor Law matters. As a law firm we know the importance and relevance of complying with labor regulations, to guarantee a better relationship between employer and employee.

For this reason as firm we offer the following services:

Preparation of Individual Labor Contracts

Registration of Labor Contracts in the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

Modifications to the terms and conditions of existing Labor Contracts.

Preparation of Internal Labor Regulations

Registration of Internal Labor Regulations in the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

Legal advice on Employer Substitutions.

Legal advice on inspections carried out by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

Registry and renewal of workplace registration statement of Natural or Legal person.

Full Labor Due Diligences.

Advice on all kind of labor contract termination.

Counseling and representation in all kind of labor processes, such as administrative or judicial nature.

The Firm has advised on domestic and foreign issues, especially in the squares of New York, London, Luxembourg, Ireland, Panama and El Salvador. Debt securities and securitizations have been issued, covered by the different rules that govern the matter.

The Firm has advised entities regulated by the Anti-Money Laundering Act in their registration and accreditation process at the Financial Investigation Unit of the Attorney General’s Office, providing support in the elaboration of policy manuals, due diligence procedures to audit adequate observance and acting as external advisors to compliance officers; as well as training client’s staff in the application of the laws related to this matter and internal regulations that prevent the company from being utilized for money laundering activities.

When the Competition Law was approved in El Salvador, in the year 2006, the Firm was involved in in the first case to be carried out under this Law, rendering advice to a client in the oil and gas sector.  Such case addressed alleged collusion and pricing anticompetitive practices.

As of today, the Firm has also rendered advice in economic concentrations in the financial sector, supermarkets and beverages, compliance in ex-post conditions for the authorization of economic concentrations in the area of oil and gas and market investigations, among others.

The Firm has experience and provides support in the area of immigration, advising and processing migratory procedures of important national and international companies, guaranteeing the legal immigratory status of foreigners.

Among the services that the Firm offers, we find the following:

Temporary Residency with permit to work for Central Americans and Panamanians, Temporary Residency with permit to work for Non Central Americans, Temporary Residency for families of all nationalities, Temporary Residency with permit for investors, Definitive Residency and Tourist renewal permit.

All the aforementioned services are provided by a qualified migratory advisors and assistance from the start to the completion of the process.

BVA se complace en presentar la nueva línea de servicio Impuestos Municipales, la cual cuenta con la trayectoria, experiencia y respaldo de un equipo de profesionales especializados en nuestras diferentes áreas de práctica: Somos su opción Integral: Legal, Impuestos, Administración.

Asesoría en Inconsistencias de Impuesto Municipales.

Apoyo en solución de controversias.

Recuperación de pagos indebidos, complementos y/o saldos a favor.

Optimización de carga fiscal.

Diligencias en apertura y cierre de cuentas corrientes.

From its early start, Benjamín Valdez & Asociados advised one of the most important oil companies operating in El Salvador in all its upstream and downstream operations, that is: from oil imports and refining to the distribution of gasoline, diesel, grease, aviation fuels, lubricants and other petroleum products to final consumers.

The quality of our service made us deserve the trust of the new owners of this operation, who in 2012 acquired all the assets of our original client.  In addition, we advise the new owners and their subsidiaries regarding compliance with their legal obligations, regulatory environment, with regards to the distribution, deposit, transportation and marketing of petroleum products in the country.

Intellectual property has become a very valuable company asset; for entrepreneurs and their companies it is important to protect the identity of their products or services and inventions, with the objective of being able to position themselves in the market. By means of the protection of their brands, trade names, inventions, copyrights and any other intellectual property right related, thus adding value to the company. In Benjamin Valdez & Asociados we have a committed team to grant services specialized in the area of intellectual property.

Services the Firm renders in the area of Intellectual property:

Brand Registry and renewals

Brand search

Registry of Trade Name

Patent Registry, utility models and Industrial Designs.

Copyrights Registry