Corporate Law

Karla Abea

Associate - Nicaragua

Karla is an associate at Consortium Legal – Nicaragua, bringing over 11 years of legal experience advising private companies in corporate settings, as well as legal advice to the Banking sector to rule on assets subject to bank guarantees. She is an expert in registration procedures and company updating processes, currently, she is responsible for the Final Beneficiary Registration procedures of commercial companies.

During her career she has worked in different areas of law, in 2013 she performed pro bono services in the Public Ministry of Nicaragua in the Specialized Unit for Gender Violence, receiving national and international training on addressing cycles of violence, managing victims and the public management of the prosecution body. Subsequently, for two years she provided tax advice to national and foreign companies in administrative and contentious-administrative procedures. Likewise, she has been part of corporate updates with the new regulations that have come into force in the area of the Public Mercantile Registry, including the new Registry of Final Beneficiary in which she currently works.

  • Karla has led the registration procedures and updating processes of companies in terms of the Final Beneficiary Registry, which is a new registry that began in 2021. It is a completely online registry system, whose main objective is to guarantee compliance of international regulations for the prevention and money laundering, as well as establishing and informing the registration authorities, the share chain that exists at each level of Nicaraguan companies, including those shareholders who are foreigners up to the natural person who is the Final Beneficiary.
  • She has participated in meetings with the authorities of the National Directorate of Registries to improve the Final Beneficiary registry system and adapt it to the national reality to guarantee a Registry that adheres to both the laws and the corporate practice of each company.
  • Master's in Corporate Business Law, Universidad Americana (UAM), Nicaragua (2023).
  • Diploma “New Code of Civil Procedure of Nicaragua”, Universidad Centroamericana UCA, Nicaragua (2017).
  • Postgraduate in Procedural Law, Universidad Centroamericana UCA, Nicaragua (2016).
  • Seminar “Tax Law and Social Security”, Universidad Centroamericana UCA, Nicaragua (2015).
  • Law Degree, Universidad Centroamericana UCA, Nicaragua (2014).

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