Mr Rafael Alvarado Riedel > Consortium Legal > Ciudad Guatemala, Guatemala > Lawyer Profile
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Mr Rafael Alvarado Riedel
Rafael is a partner in Consortium Legal – Guatemala. He has more than 20 years of experience in Foreign Investment, Project Finance, International Commercial Contracts, Telecommunications, Tax Law and International Trade. He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA); American Bar Association (ABA) and the Guatemalan Bar Association.
- Advised AIG Seguros in the acquisition of Assa Seguros.
- Advised Rentokil Initial Americas, LTD in the asset acquisition of the pest control division of the Guatemalan company Dimegsa, S.A. for $1.4mll.
- Advised OPIC and Banco de América Central in the cancellation process of more than 200 sub-mortgages that were granted on behalf of a loan agreement signed on April 28, 2009 by and in between BAC, OPIC and Citibank, N.A. for the amount of US$38,300,000
- Helped Southern Cross Group in the Merger and Acquisition process of a software company called Intellego Caricam for the Guatemalan companies involved in the process.
Spanish, English and German
College of Lawyers and Notaries of Guatemala
American Bar Association (ABA)
International Bar Association (IBA)
- Master in Commercial Law and Business Administration (Cum Laude), Faculty of Law, Francisco Marroquín University; Guatemala, (2003).
- Lawyer and Notary, Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences, Rafael Landívar University; Guatemala, (2000).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
M&A transactions are the cornerstone of the corporate practice at regional powerhouse Consortium Legal, which is sought after for its advice to major domestic and multinational clients. The team has a strong track record in cross-border transactions – including deals involving multiple jurisdictions in Central America, thanks to its extensive regional network – and also assists with corporate restructurings and M&A-related tax, labour, IP, real estate, regulatory and litigation matters. The highly experienced duo of Alfredo Rodríguez (who has complementary tax expertise) and Rafael Alvarado Riedel (whose practice spans foreign investment and international commercial contracts) heads the team. Sofia Escribá is a go-to name for M&A, with a specialism in highly regulated sectors such as mining, and the practice also benefits from the expertise of firm president Álvaro Castellanos. Senior associate Maria Fernanda Morales leads a department focused on company incorporations, and associate Roxana Sandoval provides key support. The firm also demonstrates its sustainability credentials through its membership of the Central American Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (INTEGRARSE) and has established a regional equality policy.
Consortium Legal maintains a formidable offering across Central America, with a presence in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras (in both Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula), Nicaragua and Costa Rica (where it has branches in San José and Escazú, as well as two offices in Guanacaste, taking advantage of the province’s thriving tourism sector). The firm plays a prominent role in both domestic and cross-border financial transactions, and routinely advises foreign investors on projects in the region. In Costa Rica, Mario Quesada-Bianchini, who has three decades of experience in financial transactions and banking M&A (and also coordinates the firm’s regional finance practice), and fintech lead Randall Barquero are among the key contacts for financial matters, while Rolando Laclé Zúñiga, an expert in M&A and foreign investment, and Juan Manuel Godoy are names to note in the corporate team. Oscar Samour, a go-to specialist in multi-jurisdictional transactions, heads the banking practice in El Salvador, and steers the corporate team alongside Maria Alejandra Tulipano, who has a focus on international commerce, and Diego Martín. Olga Barreto, whose expertise spans the corporate, finance and aviation spheres, leads the team in Nicaragua. In Guatemala, the highly regarded Álvaro Castellanos heads the finance practice, while Alfredo Rodríguez, who has complementary tax expertise, and Rafael Alvarado Riedel lead the corporate team. An experienced quartet of partners – José Ramón Paz Morales, José Ramón Paz Padilla, Gustavo León-Gómez and José Rafael Rivera – handles corporate and finance matters in Honduras.