Aguilar Castillo Love (Guatemala) has hired a disputes lawyer from Carrillo & Asociados to head its litigation practice and land more bet-the-company cases.
This is the second largest Central American chapter of the Latin Lawyer 250, with eight firms. It is home to the largest number of single market firms in the region, although that number is dwindling as more local players embrace regionalisation. The latest venture of Mayora & Mayora (Guatemala) is now listed in the Salvadorian chapter of the guide. However, the two largest Guatemalan firms - QIL+4 Abogados and Carrillo & Asociados – do not have offices outside of the country and that is unlikely to change soon.
Latin Lawyer continues with its run-through of the region’s leading business law firms. Today’s focus is Guatemala, as analysed in the 19th edition of Latin Lawyer 250.
A civil and economic rights group established by The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice has launched an anti-corruption initiative that will organise private practice lawyers across the Americas to support government efforts to crack down on corruption.
Mexican brewery Grupo Modelo has won an ICC arbitration with Guatemalan partners who sold imitation Corona beers in the US and Australia – but failed to secure moral damages for alleged harm caused to the brand.