David Font > Legalsa > Guatemala, Guatemala > Lawyer Profile

Legalsa
EUROPLAZA, TORRE II, 5o. NIVEL
5ª. AV. 5-55 ZONA 14
GUATEMALA CITY
Guatemala

Work Department

Corporate/M&A, Administrative Law, Banking and Finance, Foreign Investment, Estate Planning, Real Estate

Position

Partner

Career

David Font is a Founding Partner and Director of Legalsa. His practice focuses on Corporate and Commercial Law; Administrative and Public Law specialized in government procurement and contracts and public bids and concessions;  infrastructure projects; commercial transactions and contracts; Fintech; banking and international financing; design, incorporation, maintenance and modification of corporate vehicles and governance, particularly in cases involving  disputes among shareholders or with third parties; mergers and acquisitions; direct foreign investment; real estate development and transactions; and estate and tax planning.

David’s recent experiences include: comprehensive legal support for the telecommunications sector and for the start-up of operations of multinational companies entering the Guatemalan market; acting as local expert advisor in an international arbitration concerning foreign investment in infrastructure and mining projects; design of legal and tax strategies for real estate developments worth over US$100 million in the last year alone; and structuring of credit facilities of over US$25 million granted by Guatemalan banks for international investments, and guaranteed by assets and revenue in different countries.

Languages

Spanish, English

Memberships

  • Guatemalan Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Education

  • JD, Universidad Rafael Landívar
  • MBA, INCAE Business School, Costa Rica
  • Postgraduate certifications in Maritime Law from Universidad Rafael Landívar and in Tax Law from the Guatemalan College of CPAs

Lawyer Rankings

Guatemala > Corporate/M&A

(Leading individuals)

David FontLegalsa

Legalsa is noted for its expertise in corporate matters in the telecoms, agribusiness, financial and technology sectors, and for its experience advising national and foreign investors on cross-border transactions. The team handles M&A, joint ventures, the organisation and operation of new businesses in Guatemala, and corporate governance, and has growing practices in energy and infrastructure, estate planning and advising start-ups. Managing partner David Font, whose strengths include M&A, foreign direct investment and corporate structuring, heads the team with Johann Hartleben, who has a focus on international transactions, with a focus on the real estate and aviation sectors.