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Corporate/M&A - ranked: tier 3

Palomo & Porras Abogados

Palomo & Porras Abogados is particularly known for advising clients in the insurance and maritime sectors on corporate matters. The team recently advised on insurance issues that arose during the construction of two major hydroelectric plants, as well as assisting domestic and international insurance companies with three collision cases involving Guatemala’s main ports. Other key clients include US food and beverage company Rudolph Foods, insurance company Aseguradora General, and food processing company Grupo Nutresa. Federico Palomo, Héctor Palomo and Mónica Rodríguez are all noted members of the team.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Palomo & Porras Abogados

Palomo & Porras Abogados represents local and international clients in a wide range of civil, commercial, employment, administrative and constitutional litigation, and has a particular specialisation in insurance, maritime and IP-sector disputes. The team is led by Mario Guadrón, who is recognised for his expertise in contentious commercial matters and tax dispute resolution; Federico Palomo, who specialises in disputes in the insurance and maritime sectors; and the IP-focused Héctor Palomo. The team advises Apple on local IP matters; other key clients include pharmaceutical company Grupo Farma, advertising company JC Decaux and Royal Canadian Mint.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Palomo & Porras Abogados

Palomo & Porras Abogados has been advising on IP matters – including IP prosecution and civil and criminal IP litigation – for almost two decades; the firm’s lawyers reportedly ‘love what they do’. The practice, which covers not only trade marks but also patents, copyright and anti-piracy, anti-counterfeiting and customs matters, is led by the ‘passionate’ Sandra Iriarte; ‘very active’ in the field, she is currently serving as president on the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). The team also has expertise in technology transfer and licensing matters and handles referral work, managing Apple’s IP matters in Guatemala under the instruction of Mexico’s Arochi & Lindner, SC and managing several patent applications for Gilead Sciences on behalf of Colombia’s Lloreda Camacho & Co.. It furthermore represents global NGO, React (which fights against piracy and counterfeiting) in Guatemala; and manages the trade mark portfolio of Revlon. Firm founding partner Héctor Palomo is also a key contact. Other clients include Starbucks, Luxottica, The Body Shop and Heineken Mexico.

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