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Monica_P_Machuca

Monica P. Machuca

Partner

Email: monica.machuca@pachecocoto.com
Phone: +503 2528 3500
Languages: Spanish and English
San Salvador, El Salvador

Miss Machuca is a specialist in Corporate Law focused on Foreign Investment, and has acted as team leader in mergers & acquisitions, due diligences, preparation and review of contracts. She has served as Director of Intellectual Property of the Salvadoran office, and has ample experience in regional handling of trademark, patent and copyright registrations, as well as the protection of trademarks and other distinctive signs and IP administrative and judicial disputes. She is member of the task force in charge of drafting the bill on “Natural Gas Law” and “Port Concessions in El Salvador Law”. In the area of Labor Law, she is proficient in the negotiation of collective labor agreements, legal and economic collective disputes, and is an active representative of companies in Labor Relations Committees (Employer/Employee).

Head of the:

International Corporate Division and Intellectual Property Division

Member:

  • Member of the Salvadoran Intellectual Property Association (ASPI)
  • Member of the Inter-American Intellectual Property Association (ASIPI)

Courses:

  • Universidad Dr. Jose Matías Delgado, El Salvador (Diploma in Civil and Mercantile Procedures Code, 2010)
  • Instituto Centroamericano de Administración de Empresas (INCAE), Costa Rica (Business Law Program, 2006)

Specialist:

RELEVANT DEALS

  • Acquisition of real estate, assets and operation of LA DESPENSA, S.A. DE C.V. in El Salvador by DESARROLLOS INMOBILIARIOS CASCADAS, S.A. DE C.V. and LA FRAGUA DE CENTRO AMERICA and preparation of Trust with FINANCIERA G&T CONTINENTAL, SOCIEDAD ANÓNIMA – 2003
  • Acquisition of assets and operation of AMERICATEL EL SALVADOR, S.A. DE C.V. (telecommunications company) in El Salvador by ISELO HOLDING, INC. - 2006
  • Frequency Band Concession granted by SIGET (General Superintendence of Energy and Telecommunications) to IRIDIUM DE EL SALVADOR, S.A. DE C.V (subsidiary of MOTOROLA, INC.) – 2008
  • Due diligence and legal advice for acquisition of real estate and operation by PETROLEOS DE HONDURAS SOCIEDAD ANONIMA DE CAPITAL VARIABLE of gas stations administrated by SHELL INTERNATIONAL and advice on possible concentration due to the acquisition before the Competence Superintendence - 2007
  • Legal advice for the project finance for the construction of a Natural Gas Power Plant in La Unión’s Port in El Salvador (obtention of legal and environmental permits) – CUTUCO ENERGY CENTRAL AMERICA, S.A. DE C.V. – 2006 - 2010
  • Energy Generator Concession granted by SIGET (General Superintendence of Energy and Telecommunications) – CUTUCO ENERGY CENTRAL AMERICA, S.A. DE C.V. (subsidiary of SmallVentures, LLC) – 2008
  • Energy Trader Concession granted by SIGET (General Superintendence of Energy and Telecommunications - Regulator) – CUTUCO ENERGY CENTRAL AMERICA, S.A. DE C.V. (subsidiary of SmallVentures, LLC) - 2008
  • Negotiation and execution of acquisition of assets and operation of CARVAJAL, S.A. in El Salvador by OFFICE DEPOT DE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V. (subsidiary of Office Depot, Inc.) – 2010
  • Acquisition of shares and operation of TOTAL GAS EL SALVADOR, S.A. (subsidiary of Total Raffinage Marketing S.A.) in El Salvador by CONTINENTAL GAS CORPORACION, S.A. and PAN AMERICAN GAS TANKERS, INC. – 2012
  • Acquisition of the operation of McAfee El Salvador, S.A. DE C.V. in El Salvador by INTEL CORPORATION and transition legal support for the implementation of the new procedures and international standards in El Salvador – 2015 - 2016
  • Legal advice on the EPC contract to TSK ELECTRONICA Y ELECTRICIDAD EL SALVADOR, S.A. DE C.V. (subsidiary of GRUPO TSK of Spain) for the construction of a Photovoltaic power plant in El Salvador (100 MV); permits and licenses to construct and operate the power plant – 2016 to this date (in process)
  • Legal advice and negotiation the participation of CARTOGRAFICA DE CANARIAS, S.A. (as part of a temporary partnership) in an ongoing international agreement with the public administration in El Salvador – 2016 -2017

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property
Corporate Law / M&A
Energy
  • Business Law
  • Oil & Gas
  • Labor Law
  • Notary Public Law

Admission

  • Admitted to the Bar by the Supreme Court of the Republic of El Salvador, 2004

Education

  • Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Toledo, España (Intellectual Property Law Post Graduate Diploma Program, 2005)
  • Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado, El Salvador (Licentiate in Law (JD Equivalent), 2001)

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