About Us

Our Firm

Although the firm dates back to the 1950’s, on 1988 the firm was reorganized by Mr. Gustavo Adolfo Zacapa under the name Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados. Our firm has provided the highest quality corporate legal advice and services to prestigious multinational companies for more than forty years. Currently, we constantly provide services to an array of the largest world companies who do business in Honduras. The firm provides all kinds of legal services and advisory, mainly in the practice areas of Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Sanitary Registrations and Regulatory Affairs, Tax Law, Employment Law, Administrative Law, and Notarial Services.

Our Mission

Maintain a reputation as an ethically responsible legal firm, offer high quality services and generate punctual benefits to our clients, by providing legal advice on how to conduct their business and prevent conflicts and regulatory violations.

Our Vision

To gain the recognition of our clients as a firm that provides high quality legal services to a growing number of corporations renowned in their fields.

Our Team

  • Gustavo Adolfo Zacapa

    Gustavo Adolfo Zacapa

    Founding Partner | Notary Public
    gustavo.zacapa@gz.hn

    Gustavo is the Founding Partner and Manager of the firm; he has vast experience in Corporate Affairs and is permanent General Counsel in Honduras to various multinational companies in multiple industries, to whom he provides legal advice in all areas of Corporate Law and guides though complex operations. He is a recognized expert in Commercial Law, Tax Law and Labor Law. With more than 40 years of experience in the field, Mr. Zacapa is highly renowned for his work and successful career.

    Gustavo is also known for his capacities in Intellectual Property and Regulatory Affairs; he constantly advises the Intellectual Property Team and aids in providing creative solutions to complex cases. Particularly, Chambers and Partners state ‘He has strong experience in IP matters’ and ‘One of the best things about Gustavo is that he's very well known and respected’ .

    Memberships:

    Colegio de Abogados de Honduras (Honduras Bar Association)

    International Trademark Association (INTA)

    Rankings:

    Recognized by both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for his Corporate and Intellectual Property expertise.

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  • Arturo Zacapa

    Arturo Zacapa

    Partner
    arturo.zacapa@gz.hn

     

    Arturo focuses on Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property. He constantly provides Corporate Legal Advice to multinationals and is Director of the firm´s Intellectual Property and Regulatory Department.

    Mr. Zacapa coordinates a broad range of issues in the areas of Trademark, Patents, Copyrights, Sanitary Registrations and Corporate Affairs. Arturo has worked for the firm for over ten years, demonstrating that he is detail oriented, organized and has great capabilities.

    The Legal 500 recognizes Arturo as 1 of only 3 Leading Lawyers in Intellectual Property in Honduras, who confirm he ‘provides outstanding service, which is hard to find in Honduras’ (2017), and refer to him as ‘top-flight’ Arturo Zacapa; ‘dynamic, nimble and sharp’ he is ‘brilliant at helping clients devise creative solutions for multinational clients’ (2016). Also described as ‘very responsive’ (2015), and a ‘very capable young lawyer’ who provides ‘excellent’ services and gives clients ‘security’ (2014), certainly an expert in this field.

    Chambers and Partners state "He garners praise from clients, who note that "he likes to work hard and get involved," with peers adding: "He does an excellent job."

     

    Publications and Contributions:

    Contributor to the Honduras Chapter of INTA Country Guides, Intellectual Property.

     

    Memberships:

    Colegio de Abogados de Honduras (Honduras Bar Association)

    International Bar Association (IBA)

    International Trademark Association (INTA)

    Asociación Panamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual (ASIPI)

    Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)

    IR Global Exclusive Intellectual Property Member for Honduras

     

    Rankings:

    Recognized by The Legal 500, as a Leading Individual in Intellectual Property, and a Recommended Lawyer for Corporate and Finance.

    Recognized by Chambers and Partners as a Leading Individual in Intellectual Property.

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  • Carlos Eduardo Fernandez

    Carlos Eduardo Fernandez

    Attorney
    carlos.fernandez@gz.hn

    Carlos focuses in providing corporate legal advice and services to our clients pertaining to their day-to-day operations and assists in obtaining all kinds of permits and licenses in their name before different government offices.

    At the same time, he constantly provides regulatory services pertaining mainly to the registry of products for veterinary use, as well as the registration of crop protection products such as pesticides, fertilizers and others in connection to the aforesaid.

    Additionally, Carlos also manages diverse immigration procedures for individuals and for companies who hire foreign personnel in Honduras.

    Mr. Fernández also has significant experience in the area of Intellectual Property, specifically in the registration of distinctive signs and patents.

     

    Memberships:

    Colegio de Abogados de Honduras (Honduras Bar Association)

  • Dreyvin Izaguirre

    Dreyvin Izaguirre

    Legal Assistant
    dreyvin.izaguirre@gz.hn

    Dreyvin works as a legal assistant at our firm, focused on collaborating with all departments.

    Mr. Izaguirre focuses on investigating and evaluating certain facts on special cases, he assists in preparing all kinds of applications and coordinates the filing of the same, mainly for our Intellectual Property Department. Generally, he performs multiple tasks, which serve as support for our lawyers in the delivery of legal services to our clients.

  • Hadizabel Izaguirre

    Hadizabel Izaguirre

    Attorney
    hadizabel.izaguirre@gz.hn

    Hadizabel attends Intellectual Property matters for our local and multinational clients.

    Ms. Izaguirre assists in procedures pertaining to the Registration and Protection of Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and Related Rights before the General Directorate of Intellectual Property of Honduras, with the purpose of providing efficient legal protection for our clients’ Intellectual Property Rights.

    She constantly collaborates with the IP Department in the watch service of published marks, alerting clients of possible trademark infringement, and the initiation of opposition processes.

     

    Memberships:

    Colegio de Abogados de Honduras (Honduras Bar Association)

  • Julio Rendón

    Julio Rendón

    Attorney and Notary Public
    julio.rendon@gz.hn
  • Kristhel Rivera

    Kristhel Rivera

    Attorney
    kristhel.rivera@gz.hn

    Kristhel is a key contact in our Regularoty Affairs department.

    Along with Monica Rivera Triminio, he constantly realizes all kinds of legal procedures before the government offices and regulatory authorities of the Republic of Honduras, such authorization of registrations of foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, hygienic products, natural products, medical supplies and diverse licenses.

    Ms. Rivera, also handles the organization and update of data of all the above mentioned processes, and helps her department in creating and maintaining business relationships with other Regulatory Affairs professionals and associations.

    Memberships:

    Colegio de Abogados de Honduras (Honduras Bar Association)

  • Marcela Romero

    Marcela Romero

    Administrative and Financial Assitant
    marcela.romero@gz.hn

    Ms. Romero is our Administrative and Financial Assistant, a key contact for our clients and foreign partners. She is in charge of the firm’s schedule and diverse internal tasks.

    Marcela has extensive knowledge in computing, accounting and management. As part of our team, she is of great assistance in the delegation of tasks, as well as in keeping track of matters handled by the diferent teams in our firm.

  • Mónica Rivera Triminio

    Mónica Rivera Triminio

    Attorney
    monica.triminio@gz.hn

    Mónica mainly focuses on providing legal advice and services to our clients regarding Regulatory Affairs.

    She constantly realizes all kinds of legal procedures before the government offices and regulatory authorities of the Republic of Honduras, such authorization of registrations of foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, hygienic products, natural products, medical supplies and diverse licenses.

    Ms. Triminio also has notable experience in providing legal services to Non-Governmental Organizations that operate in our country, which involves all kinds for specialized services and advisory regarding compliance and procedures to obtain tax exemptions.

     

    Memberships:

    Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)

    Colegio de Abogados de Honduras (Honduras Bar Association)

  • Nicolle Barahona

    Nicolle Barahona

    Attorney
    nicolle.barahona@gz.hn

    Attorney Nicolle Barahona develops her work in the areas of trademark protection, Intellectual Property, Patents, Copyrights and Related Rights, as part of the dynamic Department of Intellectual Property, offering immediate, comprehensive, flexible and effective management, advising our national and international clients for the protection and defense of their rights.

     

    Memberships:

    Colegio de Abogados de Honduras (Honduras Bar Association)