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Mayora & Mayora, S.C.

Honduras > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The dispute resolution team at Mayora & Mayora, S.C. has recently built a strong track record in representing clients based in the industrial hub of San Pedro Sula, leveraging its growing presence in the city. The practice handles a wide range of litigation, spanning civil, commercial, labour, tax, IP and public international law, and can also turn to the firm’s branches in Guatemala and El Salvador for support in cross-border cases. The ‘outstandingOdín Guillén Leiva, whose broad experience also covers arbitration, leads the team from Tegucigalpa, where senior associate Iván Flores is another name to note for civil and labour litigation; Guillén is also managing partner of both Honduras offices. Senior associate Andrea Tercero is the key contact in northern Honduras.

Practice head(s):

Odín Guillén Leiva


‘I believe that their sincere concern for the client and their search for multiple solutions makes them a great team to work with. I would like to congratulate Odín Guillén and Iván Flores and encourage them to continue giving their best.’

‘I think it is important to point out the evolution of the dispute resolution team in Honduras. It is a young team with a positive dynamic and a lot of energy. It has good back office support and a presence in both Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. I also think it’s important to stress the honesty and transparency with which they have dealt with our cases, as well as their immediate responses to our different requests – these are the elements that differentiate them from other competitors.’

‘I think the serious and ethical way in which they act sets them apart. In addition, their strategic focus in their cases is important. Odín Guillén is an outstanding lawyer in terms of his strategic intelligence when handling the process and his advocacy skills in court, in addition to the technical ability that he possesses.’

‘I think the billing system is innovative and can be very useful for both companies and individuals. The technology they use and their knowledge on a wide variety of topics transmits confidence to their clients.’

Key clients

Chiquita Banana

Chiquita Brands

Chiquita Logistics

Coats Honduras

Grupo Tradeco

Applus Norcontrol

Asheboro Elastics

Latam Hotel Corporation (Hyatt Hotels)

Grupo Terra (Uno Petrol Honduras and Uno Petrol Nicaragua)

Golán Protégé (Grupo Golán)

Elevadores Otis


Work highlights

  • Representing Latam Hotel Corporation (Hyatt Hotels) in litigation with several remaining creditors following its restructuring.
  • Defending Elevadores Otis against a lawsuit brought by a former distributor.
  • Representing Applus Norcontrol in a breach of contract claim against Empresa Energía Honduras (EEH), the main energy provider in the country.

Honduras > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Singled out by clients as ‘not only knowledgeable but honest and forthcoming’, the Honduran team at Mayora & Mayora, S.C. taps into the wider regional firm’s strength in the corporate and M&A field to handle a growing range of transactional, commercial and compliance-related mandates. Odín Guillén Leiva oversees the firm’s offices in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula (where it recently expanded into new premises) and frequently takes the lead on domestic M&A and day-to-day advisory matters, in addition to joining up with the firm’s Guatemalan and Salvadoran practices on cross-border transactions. He is supported by senior associates Iván Flores and San Pedro Sula-based Andrea Tercero, and associates Daniel Fléfil and Andrea Pereira. Moreover, in March 2023 the firm hired counsel Roy Millares from Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica (BCIE), both broadening its service offering and allowing the opening of its third local office, in Roatan, in September 2023.

Practice head(s):

Odín Guillén Leiva


The firm is incredibly helpful with whatever is necessary and quick to respond to every question.

The individuals I have worked with at Mayora & Mayora are ethical, loyal, explain in detail, knowledgable and, above all, patient. The billing department is up to date, timely, patient and accurate. Their presentations are commendable, well thought out and valuable. I have found people to be not only knowledgable but honest and forthcoming. I have great trust in this firm.

Key clients

Volta Energy

Ecologica – Glasstek

Latam Hotel Corporation (Hyatt)

ICOMS (Escolaria)

Asheboro Elastics Corporation

Liceo Franco Hondureño

Coats Honduras

CG Products

Grupo SML (SML El Salvador)

Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Work highlights

  • Advising Volta Energy on the commercialisation of the energy sector and compliance with the modified Honduran energy law.
  • Advising Ecologica – Glasstek on the local aspects of the merger process.
  • Advising ICOMS (Escolaria) on its corporate restructuring and transformation.

Central America > Corporate and finance

Mayora & Mayora, S.C. has had a presence in the Guatemalan market for over 50 years, and since then has established itself as a strong choice to advise international companies and financial institutions on cross-border transactions in the ‘Northern Triangle’ region of Central America, with offices in El Salvador and Honduras (located in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula). Clients in all three countries can also take advantage of the IP and domain name services provided by its sister firms, Mayora IP and Mayora Domains, S.A. In Guatemala, where the firm has significant expertise in the capital markets space, counting the national stock exchange among its clients, Claudia Pereira, a specialist in financial transactions, Sandra Castillo, who handles M&A and restructurings, and highly regarded regional managing partner Eduardo Mayora are the primary contacts. Manuel Telles, whose experience spans M&A, company incorporations, project finance and international bond issuances, leads the corporate and finance practices in El Salvador. Odín Guillén Leiva, who is well versed in corporate and commercial matters as well as handling litigation, is the name to note in Honduras.

Work highlights

Mayora & Mayora, S.C. is a leading law firm in Central America that has existed for more than five decades with offices in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.  Most recently, in 2019, the firm opened an office in San Pedro Sula, its second in Honduras and fourth overall. With a team of over 35 lawyers to assist clients in a wide-spectrum of legal matters, the firm uses a client-centric approach, assigning specialists to each matter so that the client receives the best possible solution. Mayora & Mayora was founded in the 1960s in Guatemala by Eduardo Mayora Dawe as one of the first institutionalized law firms in the country. It is the exclusive member for Guatemala of Lex Mundi, the world’s largest network of private law firms.

Main areas of practice
Banking and finance: the firm boasts Claudia Pereira, Manuel Telles, María Fernanda Morales Pellecer and Jennifer Rodríguez on its roster, who have all been recognized as some of the area’s most sought-after lawyers in banking and finance. The firm handles all areas of banking and finance law including loan financing, insurance and reinsurance, financial transactions and guaranties, structured finance, project finance, and financial regulation.

Civil: the firm handles all types of cases dealing with contract law, torts, estates and trusts and real estate.

Commercial and securities: the firm handles commercial contracts, unfair competition, and other commercial matters. It also advises clients on the law regarding investment funds, securities and derivatives. It assists investment firms to structure and license their operations, and has been outside counsel for the national securities exchange since its creation.

Corporate and M&A: the firm is renowned as one of the best corporate firms in the region. It provides legal services for a variety of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, and corporate restructurings.

Energy and telecommunications: the firm has one of the most celebrated lawyers in this practice area: Rafael Briz. The firm represents some of the region’s largest energy and telecommunications companies. For example, the firm was integral in the privatization of the national telecommunications providers and electricity distributors in Guatemala.

Administrative: the firm is constantly handling bids for government contracts and also deals with many administrative cases in front of different ministries and their counterparts.

Intellectual property: this practice area is exclusively handled by its sister firm, Mayora IP, S.A. It specializes in the registration and protection of marks, patents, and other intellectual property rights. It is complemented by Mayora Domains, which has focused its services on domain name registration, management, and recovery of the client’s domain name.

Labor and immigration: the firm practices frequently in labor-related matters including but not limited to, labor contracts, labor permits, filing documents with the labor authorities, collective bargaining agreements, and preparing internal procedure manuals. The firm also provides immigration legal services such as filing temporary and permanent residency applications and applying for work permits. The firm also has Jenniffer Mejía, one of the few experts in the region for occupational safety.

Litigation and arbitration: the firm is responsible for some of the most important commercial suits and arbitrations in the region in this practice area led by partner Paola Galich. The team has experience litigating in national courts and arbitrating both locally and abroad.

Taxation and trade: the firm is renowned for its tax work in planning, negotiating with the authorities, and representing clients in front of the tax authorities and courts. Many of its lawyers have specialized training in tax or have worked for the national tax authority.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and Finance Odín Guillén Leiva +504 2221-2095
Corporate and M&A Odín Guillén Leiva +504 2221-2095
Litigation and Arbitration Odín Guillén Leiva +504 2221-2095
Labor and Immigration Odín Guillén Leiva +504 2221-2095
Taxation and Trade Odín Guillén Leiva +504 2221-2095
Administrative Odín Guillén Leiva +504 2221-2095
Photo Name Position Profile
Iván Flores photo Iván Flores Senior Associate
Odín Guillén Leiva photo Odín Guillén Leiva Partner
Andrea Pereira photo Andrea Pereira Junior Associate
Partners : 1
Associates : 4
Staff : 6
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