What we do

Legal Areas

Civil and Commercial Law

The law firm keeps up with the constant changes in international trade, and has professionals specialized in commercial subjects, international commercial contracts, distribution and agency, supply contracts, leasing, franchising and trade in general.

One of the fields of major experience is distribution and agency, because we have counseled multi-national companies, both in the engagement of distributors as well as in the updating or termination of existing contracts. Alongside the litigation team, we have successfully represented the principals in the securing of the distribution of their products in the country when changes have occurred in the distribution schemes; and we have also helped distributors to enforce their right to a fair compensation when distribution contracts have been unilaterally terminated.

We frequently counsel international companies which start operations in Guatemala, with aspects encompassing the setting up of the corporation until the determination of its operational structure, including tax, labor and compliance aspects. We also have ample experience counseling international companies which make sales towards Guatemala, without the need of a local operation, ensuring that they fulfill the local laws and guaranteeing the payment of the goods.

We have counseled importation and exportation operations, which include aspects related to the application of free trade and investment protection treaties, compliance of rules of origin, application of tariff items; and we have counseled clients in technical barriers to trade and in ensuring the compliance of free trade treaties.

White Collar Crime, Fraud and Swindles

he criminal practice group serves cases of white-collar crimes related to the embezzlement and fraud of economic funds, committed by private persons, such as

Restructurings

The work of our team includes legal counseling and the drafting of the documents necessary to carry out successful merger and acquisition processes,

Registration of trademarks and patents

The intellectual property practice group carries out the registration of trademarks and patents of local and multi-national companies. We have a highly specialized team of attorneys which has enabled us to serve with great success a great array of high-profile cases.
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