Natalia Callejas Aquino > Aguilar Castillo Love > Guatemala, Guatemala > Lawyer Profile

Aguilar Castillo Love
7A. AVENIDA 5-10, ZONA 4

Lawyer Rankings

Guatemala > Banking and finance

Aguilar Castillo Love has extensive experience advising on complex banking transactions; securities, derivatives and other financial products; and a range of capital markets matters such as bond issuances. The team is led by senior partner Juan Carlos Castillo, who is highly regarded for his expertise in project finance for the energy (particularly electricity) sector. Among other highlights, Castillo and associate Iván David Quintana Hernández advised Inkia Energy, Credit Suisse, Scotiabank and Santander on a $450m bond issuance and the $150m re-tap of the same issuance under Rule 144A/Regulation S. Recently promoted partner Natalia Callejas Aquino specialises in fintech matters, with clients including digital currency company G-Coin.

Guatemala > Corporate/M&A

Aguilar Castillo Love‘s ‘client-focused‘ team is noted for its strength in major M&A transactions, particularly those involving foreign corporations and the energy sector. The practice also stands out for its advice to international companies and local, family-owned businesses on corporate governance matters. Juan Carlos Castillo, who leads the practice, is ‘very business oriented, always responsive and a great go-to person for work in Guatemala‘. Recently promoted partner Natalia Callejas Aquino is also a key contact; she has been advising healthcare technology company Iqvia on day-to-day corporate matters, as well as its recent worldwide rebranding. Other major clients include American Tower, Dow Chemical, Whirlpool and AstraZeneca. Associate Iván David Quintana Hernández has particular expertise in cross-border M&A transactions in the telecoms sector.

Guatemala > Energy and natural resources

Aguilar Castillo Love‘s ‘prestigious‘ energy practice is ‘recognised in the electricity sector for delivering positive results for clients‘, advising not only on electricity generation issues, but also on distribution. The firm’s high-profile client base includes market operators, power distribution companies and power generation companies, such as Administrador del Mercado Mayorista (AMM), Guatemala’s wholesale power market administration, Energuate and Jaguar Energy Guatemala. The practice is led by Juan Carlos Castillo-Chacón, who is praised for his ‘professionalism, attitude and service‘. He recently advised Empresa Eléctrica de Guatemala and Energía del Caribe on a power purchase agreement, as well as providing an expert opinion to AMM in proceedings brought by the regional energy integration commission, Comisión Regional de Integración Eléctrica. New partner Natalia Callejas Aquino specialises in regulatory advice.