Mayora & Mayora, SC is a leading law firm in Guatemala for international business transactions and a member of Lex Mundi. In 2016, the firm celebrated its 50th anniversary by opening its first branch in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Through the course of its existence, it has been a pioneer in: representing foreign international banks, organising oil companies, incorporating international air carriers upon the opening of the market, establishing the securities exchange, privatising the telecommunications and other sectors of the economy; and issuing the first securities by Guatemalan banks or companies in international capital markets.
The firm covers many different practice areas, including:
Banking and finance: The firm covers different areas of banking and finance, including secured and syndicated loan transactions and guarantees, project finance, leasing and tax-based finance.
Competition and trade: The firm has extensive experience in matters of unfair competition, trade regulations and international competition issues involving the Guatemalan jurisdiction.
Corporate and mergers & acquisitions: The firm deals with all aspects of general corporate law, including corporate contracts, transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Its lawyers coordinate and advise global companies on acquisitions and the due diligence process.
Energy and telecommunications: The firm represents national and international companies in the area of transportation, commercialisation, distribution and generation of energy and deals with significant players in the energy and telecommunications industries, having one of the area’s foremost experts in the topic as partner, Rafael Briz.
Labour and immigration: The firm handles routinely for its clients their matters in these two fields of practice.
Securities and financial markets: The firm advises clients on Guatemalan law pertaining to investment funds, securities and derivatives. It also assists investment firms in structuring and licensing their operations.
Intellectual property: the firm’s sister firm, Mayora IP, SA, has a broad base of intellectual property clients from all over the world. Since 2010, a joint effort by another sister entity, Mayora Domains, has focused on domain name registration and management, in addition to recovering and monitoring the clients’ domain names.
Litigation and arbitration: The firm’s lawyers deal continuously with commercial litigation and national and international arbitration. They are frequently involved in cases before the Guatemalan courts, including the Supreme Court and in matters under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
Public procurement: Mayora & Mayora is constantly involved in various cases of both regional and international corporations interested in public sector contracts.
Taxation: In addition to the firm’s general experience in tax planning and tax litigation, the firm’s lawyers have not only been on the board of the Tax Administration, but also have postgraduate studies in this specific area of law.
Representative clients: Banco Industrial; Beiersdorf de Centroamérica, S.A.; Bolsa de Valores Nacional; Citibank; Energuate; Cofiño Stahl; The Monsanto Group; Chevron Guatemala, Inc.; Claro; Diageo; GBM (An IBM Alliance Company); The Kellogg Company; Kraft; OHL; Otis; Payless ShoeSource; Philip Morris, Inc; Schering Plough, Inc.; UFINET; Hoffmann-La Roche; Avianca; IFC; IC Power; Grupo Cobra; Cementos Progreso; Ingenio Palo Gordo; Santander Sugar.
15 Calle 1-04 Zona 10. Céntrica Plaza, 3er Nivel, Of. 301.
Guatemala, Guatemala, CA 01010
Tel: +502 2223 6868
Fax: +502 2366 2540 / 41 HONDURAS
Torre 2, Piso 14, Local 14
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, CA
Tel: +504 2221 2095
Fax: +502 2366 2540 / 41 EL SALVADOR13 Calle Poniente #4338entre 83 Avienida Norte y Pasaje Sagrado CorazónColonia EscalónSan SalvadorEl Savador