Carrillo & Asociados is a national and regional leader in a wide range of international commercial transactions and cross-border litigation, managed directly from its office in Guatemala. Since its founding in 1947, Carrillo & Asociados has innovated its services, and expanded its capacities, to specialised legal solutions to a sophisticated portfolio of clients in industry sectors. In the offer last trimester of 2009, the law firm merged with Beltranena, De la Cerda y Chávez, one of the most prestigious and traditional law firms in Guatemala. With this merger, Carrillo & Asociados offers a complete array of services in several areas, such as in energy and natural resources, foreign investments, including project finance and in international trade transactions, widening its practices to advise clients in matters of insolvency and restructuring and fraud and asset recovery.
The team´s 360-degree perspective is made possible by seamless teamwork across diverse practice groups and deep technical expertise and insight into the industry sectors in which clients operate. These unique capabilities derive from the firm’s long term presence in the region, and its landmark work in Guatemala. Carrillo & Asociados is recognised for assembling and managing specialised result-oriented teams to handle complex and multi-jurisdictional matters, and for its scalability in managing transactions and litigation of varying size and complexity. The firm heavily invests in the specialisation of its talented professionals as well as in technology and security. The firm often involves the work of its strategic law firm partners in specialised international networks, such as ICC's FraudNet, the world’s leading network of asset tracing and recovery lawyers operating under the aegis of the International Chamber of Commerce, as well as its contribution in other recognised networks such as Insol, Terralex, State Capital Group, ASIPI, among others.
The profile of their clients is very varied, but they all require assistance in the solution of high-complexity cases. The law firm currently collaborates with several family offices; with operators of fast food international franchises; with international financial entities; with multinational companies such as metallurgy, food products, mass consumption products, financial services, among many others.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate and commercial: It has a large and successful corporate practice that includes sophisticated services in M&A and corporate structures, finance and taxes. The law firm specialises in the incorporation, organisation, and reorganisation of entities, joint ventures and shareholder agreements.
Fraud and asset recovery: It has become the chosen legal partner in Guatemala and more broadly, Latin America, for international trustees and liquidators in some of the world’s highest-profile, highest-value insolvencies involving fraud and corruption.
Dispute resolution: It specialises in complex multi-jurisdictional actions involving major corporations, financial institutions and government. It offers a leading practice in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques, including arbitration, mediation and negotiation.
Taxation and customs: It is a leader in expert and innovative tax advice and advises clients on a full spectrum of estate planning, asset protection, financing and investment matters, as well as non-compete, compensation and benefit issues within the context of the most challenging M&A and other corporate deals.
Intellectual property: It covers the gamut of intellectual property law, including trademarks, patents, design patents, industrial designs, service trademarks and franchising and licensing agreements, both locally and internationally.www.carrillolaw.com