Dentons Muñoz Zacapa

Dentons Muñoz Zacapa was formed to combine the global reach of international law firm Dentons with that the local expertise of leading Hondurian law firm Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados to provide clients with the critical legal coverage necessary to compete and succeed in Central America and around the globe. As the only firm in Central America backed by a global team, and widely recognised as the region's leading law firm, we approach legal problems with a unique perspective, proactively finding business solutions and helping clients seize opportunity.

Businesses throughout the region benefit from our ability to attract critical foreign direct investment and technology for business expansion, start-ups and private-public partnerships. We help clients succeed across a wide range of business activities, including major developments and infrastructure projects, financings, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, government relations and more.

Our team consists of passionate, innovative and experienced legal strategists who can give you the edge in a competitive global marketplace. Whether you are conducting business across the region or looking to expand globally, you will benefit from our top-tier talent, superior understanding of local markets, remarkable business networks and unmatched industry knowledge.

In the heart of Central America, Honduras borders Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala. It also has the largest Caribbean coast line of all of the Central American countries.

Although the country’s economy relies heavily on a narrow range of exports, notably bananas and coffee, Honduran government policies have been friendly towards foreign private investment, including in the tourism industry, as well as in shared service centres and business process outsourcing, by streamlining procedures and eliminating a series of administrative obstacles involved in the process of establishing a company through the adoption of new legislation. Great strides are also being taken to modernise the social and economic infrastructure with public-private partnerships arrangements.

Our team at Dentons Muñoz Zacapa has more than 50 years of experience in providing the highest quality legal advice to local and international companies. You can rely on us to be your gateway to this growing economic region. By offering a global perspective with deep local experience, we are committed to finding solutions to your legal issues with a results-driven approach.

In an increasingly competitive and interconnected business environment, safeguarding the value of your intellectual property is of paramount concern. The IP and technology group at Dentons Muñoz Zacapa has extensive experience advising clients on the protection and enforcement of trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights and trade secrets.

Our team of talented lawyers works relentlessly to protect your investments, close your deals and resolve your litigations. We address complex legal questions with advice tailored to your specific business needs.

Inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, public institutions, emerging companies, venture capital groups, global corporations – Dentons Muñoz Zacapa has successfully represented all of these and more.

The firm’s IP department is highly regarded in Honduras. Over the past 10 years, the most important legal directories have consistently ranked Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados (the firm’s Hondurian team’s previous name) as a leading firm and our partners as leading professionals in the IP field. We provide the full spectrum of IP legal services to a wide variety of multinational companies and international law firms based all over the world. The combination of Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados with Dentons now enables the IP department to service not only Central America through our local offices in these jurisdictions, but also the rest of Latin America through the Dentons offices throughout the region.

Key services include:

  • IP rights;
  • data security and privacy;
  • technology licensing and sourcing strategies;
  • software licensing;
  • antipiracy and anti-counterfeiting;
  • marketing authorisations;
  • life sciences regulations;
  • IP litigation; and
  • claim of rightful ownership of IP rights.

Contact details

Dentons Muñoz Zacapa
4to Piso Edificio Palmira
Avenida Rep De Chile
Tegucigalpa 11101

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Guatemala City
  • Liberia
  • Managua
  • Panama City
  • San José
  • San Salvador

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