Juan Carlos Castillo > Aguilar Castillo Love > Guatemala, Guatemala > Lawyer Profile

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

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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

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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 > Dispute resolution

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Aguilar Castillo Love recently expanded its dispute resolution practice with the hiring of new team head René Vicente Rodriguez from Carrillo & Asociados in December 2018. In addition to handling complex litigation, the team is noted for its strength in national and international arbitration, particularly in the energy sector; its clients include Comercializadora Eléctrica de Guatemala, Empresa Eléctrica de Guatemala and Jaguar Energy Guatemala. Another key client is the local subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions; the highly experienced Juan Carlos Castillo is defending the client against two criminal complaints brought by subcontractors of the company relating to a construction dispute.

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration > Local practitioners of note (by country)

QIL+4 ABOGADOS, S.A. ‘s José Quiñones is an ICSID designee arbitrator. Alfredo Skinner-Klée at LatamLex | Skinner-Klée & Asociados recently acted as an arbitrator in a number of multi-party construction arbitration cases. The ‘highly experienced‘ Juan Carlos Castillo at Aguilar Castillo Love acts as both arbitrator and counsel in international investment treaty and commercial arbitrations.