Oscar Torres, Mauricio Orellana and Rosemarie Luna

G&B advises Salud Digna on starting operations in Guatemala and El Salvador

García & Bodán has advised Salud Digna, a Mexican health support organisation, in its start-up operations in the Republics of Guatemala and El Salvador, through its first clinical laboratory and imaging units in the capitals of the aforementioned countries.

The consultancy involved accompaniment in the negotiation and signing of the respective lease contract, sanitary registrations of products to be imported for the operation, registration of brands to be used, financial aspects derived from the operation and funding of the company, obtaining bank accounts, among others.

Salud Digna currently has more than 180 clinics in Mexico, operating in approximately 80 different cities. In Central America, it has established a clinic in Nicaragua; it has also opened its first clinic in El Salvador and will soon open a clinic in Guatemala.

The company was founded in 2003 with the aim of bringing prevention and timely diagnosis services to the Mexican population. Its mission is to help more people, in more places, to have access to quality health care, becoming an international benchmark of quality with its intervention model, studied by institutions such as Harvard Business School, which has the ability to reduce out-of-pocket health care costs for the families and communities it serves.

G&B’s team included partners Oscar Torres (pictured left) and Mauricio Orellana (pictured centre) in El Salvador, as well as Rosemarie Luna (pictured right) in Guatemala, senior associates Andrés Cofiño and Paúl Rodríguez, and associate Gabriela Arias. Support was also provided by senior associate Fermina Bolaños and associate Ma. Fernanda Villagrán on intellectual property and sanitary registration matters.

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