Professional Notice

Mayora & Mayora SC (Guatemala)

Guatemala

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 and has four offices located in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. These offices work together seamlessly to provide the best possible service to the client. Mayora & Mayora believes in assigning specialists to each case so that the client is in the best hands imaginable. More than half of the attorneys and staff that are part of Mayora & Mayora’s dynamic team are women, including four partners and the CEO.

The firm assists clients in the following main practice areas

Banking and finance: The firm handles all areas of bank and finance law including loan financing, insurance and reinsurance, financial transactions and guaranties, structured finance, project finance and regulation. The firm has experts Claudia Pereira, Manuel Telles, Sandra Castillo and María Fernanda Morales Pellecer on its roster.

Civil law: The firm handles all types of cases dealing with contract law, torts, estates and trusts, as well as real estate. In this practice area, Sandra Castillo guides clients with her expertise.

Commercial and securities law: The firm deals with commercial contracts, unfair competition, and other commercial matters. Furthermore, it advises clients on law pertaining to investment funds, securities and derivatives. It also assists investment firms to structure and license their operations. Renowned experts, Eduardo A Mayora and Claudia Pereira, assist clients in this area of practice.

Corporate and M&A: 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 mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate governance and restructurings. Partners, Claudia Pereira, Sandra Castillo and Odín Guillén are all experts in this practice group.

Energy and telecommunications: The firm represents national and international companies in the transportation, commercialisation, distribution and generation of energy with some of the most significant players in the energy industry, having one of the area’s foremost experts as partner, Rafael Briz. The firm is renowned in telecommunications law and has been for decades, having both Rafael and Eduardo A Mayora at the forefront of this practice area.

Intellectual property: This practice area is exclusively handled by sister firm, Mayora IP, S.A. They specialise in the registration and protection of marks, patents and other intellectual property rights. Its counterpart, Mayora Domains, focuses on domain name registration, management and recovery of the client’s domain name.

Labour and immigration: The firm handles the drafting and reviewing of labour contracts, applying for labour permits, filing documents with the labour authorities, negotiating collective bargaining agreements and preparing internal procedure manuals. The firm also assists in filing temporary and permanent resident applications and applying for work permits for foreigners. The firm has expert, Rafael Briz, leading this practice group with star associates, Suzel Obiols and Jennifer Mejía, a certified specialist in occupational safety law.

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 and expert, Paola Galich. The team has had experience litigating in courts, as well as arbitrating locally and abroad.

Taxation and trade: The firm is renowned for its tax work in planning and negotiating with the authorities, as well as 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, including recognised experts Eduardo A Mayora and Juan Carlos Casellas.

Representative clients

Avianca; Banco Industrial; BICSA; Bolsa de Valores Nacional; Cementos Progreso; Chevron; Cofiño Stahl; Desarrollos MIR; Diageo; Energuate; Fresenius Medical Care; Gas Natural Fenosa; GBM (an IBM alliance company); Grupo Terra; Ingenio Palo Gordo; Interjet; Laboratorios Vijosa; Kimberly-Clark; Marriott International; Mega Pharma; Millicom International; Monsanto; Neon Energy; Obrascon Huarte Lain; Papa John’s Pizza, Payless ShoeSource; Philip Morris; Hoffmann-La Roche; Santander Sugar; Telus; Ufinet.

www.mayora-mayora.com

Offices

GUATEMALA CITY 15 Calle 1-04 Zone 10, Céntrica Plaza, 3rd floor, Office 301, Guatemala City, Guatemala, CA 01010  Tel: +502 2223 6868 Fax: +502 2366 2540/1

TEGUCIGALPA Centro Morazán, Tower 2, 14th floor, Local 14, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, CA  Tel: +504 2221 2095 

SAN PEDRO SULA Colonia El Pedregal, Bloque 19, 23 Calle #15, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, CA  Tel: +504 2510 0039 

SAN SALVADOR Avenida Los Espliegos #30, Colonia San Francisco, San Salvador, El Salvador, CA Tel: +503 2212 0100  Fax: +503 2212 0120

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