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Mayora & Mayora, S.C.
15 CALLE, 1-04 ZONA 10, 3RD FLOOR
OFFICE 301
GUATEMALA CITY, CA 01010
Guatemala

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Guatemala > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Eduardo A MayoraMayora & Mayora, S.C.

Mayora & Mayora, S.C.‘s blue-chip client base includes a range of international financial institutions – among them Citibank, the International Finance Corporation and JPMorgan Chase – and local and regional banks such as Banco Industrial and Banco Azteca. The team advises on loan financing, financial transactions, structured finance, project finance and foreign investment, regularly advising companies seeking to invest in Guatemala, and is also noted for its capital markets expertise. Claudia Pereira and Sandra Castillo, who has expertise in security trusts, lead the team; Pereira and senior associate María Fernanda Morales Pellecer advised Sucden Americas on the grant of a $25m promissory note to various Guatemalan sugar mills. The team also includes senior partner Eduardo A Mayora, who continues to serve as legal counsel to the Guatemalan national stock exchange, Bolsa de Valores Nacional.

Guatemala > Corporate/M&A

(Leading individuals)

Eduardo A MayoraMayora & Mayora, S.C.

Mayora & Mayora, S.C. counts a large number of international companies among its clients, advising GBM, Productos Roche, Chevron and Obrascón Huarte Lain, among others, on day-to-day corporate matters and governance. The team also advises on incorporations, corporate contracts, M&A, due diligence, restructurings and joint ventures. Areas of expertise include the automotive, chemical, energy, financial and healthcare sectors. The practice is led by Claudia Pereira, who specialises in domestic and cross-border M&A and corporate restructurings, and acts for numerous major Guatemalan and multinational companies. Sandra Castillo has expertise in business entity formation, M&A and corporate regulation, and senior associate María de la Concepción Villeda regularly advises on corporate governance. Eduardo A Mayora is also a highly regarded member of the team.

Guatemala > Intellectual property

The team at Mayora & Mayora, S.C. handles the full range of IP services: patent (and industrial design), trade mark and copyright filings; the protection of IP rights, particularly in the Northern Triangle region; and IP portfolio management. The team is also active in IP litigation and has specialist knowledge of the transfer of technology licences. Highlights included practice head Santiago Mayora and senior associate Hugo Rivas filing a series of criminal complaints relating to copyright issues for a luxury fashion brand, and Eduardo A Mayora acting for Grupo Eco in a nullity action on the grounds of bad faith.

Guatemala > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Eduardo A MayoraMayora & Mayora, S.C.

Mayora & Mayora, S.C. has ‘unparalleled knowledge‘ of tax law, advising on import and export taxation, foreign tax planning, corporate taxation and tax regulation. Its client base includes a number of large local and international companies, such as Cofiño Stahl (the distributor of Toyota vehicles in Guatemala), GBM, Energuate and Cementos Progreso. The firm has also been increasingly active in transfer pricing matters, in which Juan Carlos Casellas has particular expertise, and represents clients in tax litigation.  Eduardo A Mayora, who has ‘an outstanding reputation‘ in the area, leads the team, which also includes senior associate Juan Carlos Foncea. At the time of writing, the firm is in the process of forming a cross-border tax practice across its offices in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.