Consortium Legal is the largest provider of high-quality legal services in the Central American region, with more than 160 attorneys and offices strategically located in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
The firm is consistently top ranked among the best law firms in the Central American region by prestigious international legal directories such as International Financial Law Review, Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer, Martindale and The Legal 500.
For three consecutive years Consortium Legal has been awarded “Central America Law Firm of the year” by IFLR, and “Best Central America Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers and Partners for the fifth consecutive year.
Its office in Guatemala has been awarded “Best Guatemala Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers and Partners four times. Consortium was given these awards for its high-quality service and innovation in new projects, its pioneering role in the region, as well as proof of market development and excellence in client representation.
Main international areas of practice
Banking, finance law and capital markets: Consortium offices have extensive and solid experience in this practice area. The firm provides advice to prestigious banks and financial institutions on financial laws and regulations in the five countries; in aspects related to structuring of complex local or international financial transactions; project finance; advice on all types of corporate and structured transactions, such as asset securitisation, factoring, and leasing and derivatives. Consortium Legal Guatemala provided several legal services to HSBC Securities in the acquisition of bonds issued by the Republic of Guatemala.
Corporate, commercial and M&A: Consortium has been appointed to coordinate the legal matters of incorporations of companies, board resolutions, general shareholders’ meetings, drafting and execution of contracts, international trade, mergers and acquisitions, distribution, licensing and agency agreements, commercial transactions and contracts, as well as general corporate matters.
Consortium Legal Guatemala advised the prestigious Guatemalan group Corporación Multi-Inversiones (CMI) in its acquisition of the 40 per cent of the operation of the Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica in Central America.
Intellectual property: Consortium advises on trademark, patent and copyright law, IP litigation, enforcement actions and registrations of IP rights, cancellation proceedings and licensing, etc. Consortium offices handled the registration of 224 geographical indications of the European Union.
Litigation and arbitration: Consortium advises on administrative, civil, commercial, criminal and labour litigation, including requests for appeals and Supreme Court litigation. Partner Alvaro Castellanos is a member of the International Court of Arbitration, Paris, France.
Tax law: Consortium specialises in the tax aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, including business planning, corporate transactions and tax litigation.
Regulated sector: Consortium has extensive experience in matters related to telecoms, eolic energy, mining, environment, etc.
Real estate: Consortium has ample experience with contracts related to real estate, horizontal property, construction, financing, parcelling, securities, sales and leases in real estate, including the respective authorisations and registrations.
Labour law: Consortium oversees the interpretation of labour laws and international treaties in effect in Central America, the drafting and enforcement of internal labour regulations and the calculation of labour liabilities and actuarial studies.
Criminal law: Consortium criminal law is concentrated on subjects related to economic, financial and tax crimes, and in the prevention or defence in wokplace crimes, such as the result of industrial accidents.
Migratory law: Consortium advises foreigners in obtaining and renewing their temporary or permanent residence under any of the categories recognised by our immigration legislation.www.consortiumlegal.com