Daniel Leiva

Associate - El Salvador

Daniel is an associate at Consortium Legal - El Salvador. He has more than 6 years of experience in the banking and finance sectors; his main practice areas are Fintech, Banking and Insurance and reinsurance.

He previously served as in-house lawyer of the largest commercial bank in El Salvador, actively participating in the redesign of processes, services and financial products focused on the digital transformation of the institution. He also has experience in processes with the financial market supervisory body in contract deposit processes, service models, customer service channels and financial products. Recently, he has advised complex financial transactions, start-ups, Fintechs as well as project finance. 

Passionate about new technologies and their implementation in the legal field, he has been involved in Legal Design initiatives for the redesign and creation of financial products from a vision focused on and for clients and their needs. She has participated in technical roundtables on new financial sector regulations and data protection legislation, providing input in its drafting. In this line, she has focused her professional development by receiving training in consumer law, LegalTech (Regtech and Fintech) and Intellectual Property.

  • Advised the Government of the Republic of El Salvador through the Ministry of Finance in a bond issuance process for US$1,097,000,000,000.00.
  • Advised Grupo Digicel in the restructuring of its corporate debt for more than US$2.2 billion.
  • Master's Degree in Digital Law and New Technologies, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (In progress)
  • Attorney at Law and Notary Public authorized by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic of El Salvador (2019)
  • Bachelor of Laws (summa cum laude), Universidad Doctor José Matías Delgado, El Salvador (2017)