Firm Profile > Mayora & Mayora, S.C. > Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Mayora & Mayora, S.C.
CENTRO MORAZAN
TOWER 2, 14TH FLOOR, LOCAL 14
TEGUCIGALPA
Honduras

Dispute resolution Tier 3

The Honduras office of Guatamala-headquartered firm Mayora & Mayora, S.C. was opened in 2016. Its 'lawyers are knowledgeable, quick to respond and not afraid to deal with situations head-on'. The practice focuses on litigation and arbitration arisen from civil and commercial law, labour law-related disputes, and private and public international law; with particular sector expertise in the financial institutions, construction, energy, telecoms, real estate and utilities sectors. The 'friendly and resourceful' Odín Guillén Leíva  and senior associate Sergio Sanchez are the key advisers.

Corporate and finance Tier 4

The Honduras office of Guatamala-headquartered Mayora & Mayora, S.C. advises multinationals on M&A, corporate and commercial law and corporate governance, and it fields sector experts in construction, energy, telecoms and pharmaceuticals. Significant clients include Cementos Progreso, Credimas, Drug International, Hidroenergia and Proteger. The team also acts for Galeas Arquitectos, which it recently assisted with corporate, commercial and corporate governance matters as well as with construction and architectural design contracts and investment funding in relation to a 20-story high-rise building in Tegucigalpa. Odín Guillén Leíva and senior associate Sergio Sanchez are the key contacts.

 

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 bank 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. They specialize 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 oguillen@mayora-mayora.com +504 2221-2095
Corporate and M&A Odín Guillén Leiva oguillen@mayora-mayora.com +504 2221-2095
Litigation and Arbitration Odín Guillén Leiva oguillen@mayora-mayora.com +504 2221-2095
Labor and Immigration Odín Guillén Leiva oguillen@mayora-mayora.com +504 2221-2095
Taxation and Trade Odín Guillén Leiva oguillen@mayora-mayora.com +504 2221-2095
Administrative Odín Guillén Leiva oguillen@mayora-mayora.com +504 2221-2095
Photo Name Position Profile
 Iván Flores  photo Iván Flores
 Odín Guillén Leiva  photo Odín Guillén Leiva
 Andrea Pereira  photo Andrea Pereira
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Staff : 6
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