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Lexincorp

9 AVENIDA 14-78 ZONA 10, GUATEMALA CITY, 01010, GUATEMALA
Tel:
Work +502 2246 3000
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Web:
www.lexincorp.com

Guatemala

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Carrillo y Asociados

Lexincorp continues to advise on syndicated loans and credit operations, and has expertise in debt restructuring and the establishment of international warranties and trusts. The firm advised Eolico San Antonio El Sitio, as debtor, on the refinancing of a loan with CABEI and CIFI; and also assisted the client in securing a syndicated loan with Banco GYT Continental, Banco Agromercantil, Mercom Bank and Banistmo for a wind-power project. Other matters include advising Repimex on the negotiation and execution of a syndicated credit agreement from Banco Agromercantil, Mercom Bank and Banco Reformador for the expansion of terminal facilities at Puerto Quetzal. Julio Aparicio and Edvin Montoya co-lead the practice, which also includes Luis Pedro Fuxet, who is known for his longstanding advice to the board of Banco Industrial subsidiary, Westrust Bank.

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Corporate/M&A
Corporate/M&A - ranked: tier 3

Lexincorp

MultiLaw member firm Lexincorp advises international corporations, local entities, family groups and medium-sized businesses on operations such as leasing, insurance, and factoring and franchise agreements; it also has a growing workload in wealth management matters. Another focus lies in assisting real estate development companies with their corporate structures and the structuring of their projects; José Andres Fuxet is the expert for such work and clients include developers Grupo Terrum, Grupo Cívica and Grupo Apolo. In other work, Edvin Montoya continues to act for Palmas Del Ixcán after its transformation from LLC to corporation, most recently regarding complex capital-increase and trust matters. Julio Aparicio assisted HR Overseas with the sale of the Hard Rock Café Guatemala franchise to a group of private investors, as well as advising IUSA Mexico with its entry into Guatemala as a first step toward expanding throughout Central America. Another client is Sony Interamerican, which the team advises regarding its corporate needs in Guatemala and the region.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

Lexincorp

The team at Lexincorp advises energy companies on matters ranging from permits to corporate structures, but also -in conjunction with the firm’s strong banking and finance practice- on credit and finance operations. It has handled several administrative litigation cases to defend private party rights against illegal and unfair administrative decisions from the Ministry of Energy and Mining; a recent client was Solaris. The team is currently advising Mexican energy conglomerate Grupo Kin’s subsidiary Tuncaj, regarding a 6MW solar park project in Guatemala. Other recent work includes advising hydroelectric plant Xolhuitz on various matters, including reviewing the equipment purchase contracts, operational permits and the structuring of the loans-and-warranties scheme for the project. Practice head and associate Leslie Henry has ten years’ experience and was a member of the legal department of the energy commission in Guatemala for several years; in addition she has particular country expertise in El Salvador.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Lexincorp

Lexincorp’s ‘excellent’ IP practice focuses mainly on trade mark prosecution, where it boasts high volumes of registrations and a long track record, but it also has a growing profile in patents work. Recent mandates include handling a trade mark opposition for new client Romanos Pizzeria; advising Jose Pablo Formal Rincon regarding the registration of the brand Oktoberfest Guatemala; and assisting Saver Glass concerning the design of a bottle. The team also acted for Laboratorios Pisa in connection with the cancellation of Pharmacorp’s trade mark Electrolit, successfully countering the owner’s appeal at the Supreme Court of Justice. Other matters include advising Laboratorio Productos Industriales (Laprin) and Turner (which manages brands such as CNN, HBO and Cartoon Network) on various trade mark matters including registration and protection. The practice is led by Gonzalo Menéndez González, with key support from Ovidio Parra who has some 35 years’ experience. The team can also draw on senior partner Gonzalo Menéndez Park’s considerable knowledge.

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Guatemala

Offices in Guatemala

Honduras

Offices in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa

Costa Rica

Offices in San Jose

Nicaragua

Offices in Managua

El Salvador

Offices in San Salvador

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