Mayora & Mayora, SC is a leading law firm in Central America for international business transactions and finance. The firm has existed for more than 50 years, with offices in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. The firm believes in a client-centric approach and assigns specialists to each case so that the client receives the best possible solution. The firm covers many different practice areas, including the following.
Banking and finance: The firm handles all areas of bank and finance law including loan financing (secured and syndicated), insurance and reinsurance, financial transactions and guaranties, structured finance, project finance and financial regulation.
Corporate: The firm is renowned as one of the best corporate firms in the region. It provides legal services for a variety of corporate matters, including but not limited to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance and corporate restructurings.
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.
Commercial and securities law: The firm deals with commercial contracts, unfair competition, and other commercial matters. Further, Mayora & Mayora advises clients on law pertaining to investment funds, securities and derivatives. It also assists investment firms to structure and license their operations.
Labour and immigration: The firm practices frequently in labour-related matters including but not limited to, drafting and reviewing labor contracts, applying for labour permits, filing documents with the labour authorities, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and preparing internal procedure manuals. The firm also provides immigration legal services such as filing temporary and permanent resident applications and applying for work permits for foreigners.
Intellectual property: This practice area is exclusively handled by our sister firm, Mayora IP, SA. They specialise in the registration and protection of marks, patents and other intellectual property rights. Additionally, it is complemented by Mayora Domains, which has focused its services on domain name registration, management and recovery of the client’s domain name.
Litigation and arbitration: The firm is responsible for some of the most important commercial suits and arbitrations in the region in this practice area led by partner Paola Galich. The team has had experience in both litigating in national courts, as well as arbitrating locally and abroad.
Taxation and trade: The firm is renowned for its tax work in planning, negotiating with the authorities, and representing clients in front of the tax authorities and courts. Many of our lawyers have had specialist training in tax or have worked for the national tax authority in the past.
Representative clients: Banco Industrial; Citibank; JP Morgan; International Finance Corporation; First Cash Financial; Bolsa de Valores Nacional; Energuate; Gas Natural Fenosa; Chevron Guatemala, Inc; Texaco; UFINET; GBM (an IBM alliance company); Santander Sugar; Hoffmann-La Roche; Dos Pinos; Monsanto Company; Cementos Progreso; Marriott International, Inc; CLARO; Cofiño Stahl; DIAGEO; the Kellogg Company; Kraft; Marriot International Inc; Payless Shoe Source; Philip Morris, Inc; Avianca; Interjet.
15 Calle 1-04 Zone 10
Céntrica Plaza, 3rd floor, Office 301
Guatemala City, Guatemala, CA 01010
Tel: +502 2223 6868
Fax: +502 2366 2540 / 41
Tower 2, 14th floor, Local 14
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, CA
Tel: +504 2221 2095
Fax: +502 2366 2540 / 41
13 Calle Poniente #4338
entre 83 Avenida Norte and Pasaje Sagrado Corazón
San Salvador, El Salvador, CA
Tel: +503 2212 0100
Fax: +503 2212 0120