Partner Profile

María Fernanda Morales Pellecer

Mayora & Mayora (Guatemala)


LL 250


María Fernanda is a law doctoral candidate at the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona and obtained her law degree (cum laude) from Universidad Francisco Marroquín. She is also a certified evaluator in the FATF Methodology in assessing a country regarding anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism structures.

María Fernanda joined the ­firm in 2008 and is an expert in banking and finance law. She made partner in October 2019. Beforehand, she acted as head of the Special Veri­fication Department in the Guatemalan Banking Superintendency and was in-house counsel in distinguished financial institutions such as Lloyds TSB Bank, Citibank and Multibanco. She has been a university professor for over 20 years, teaching courses such a commercial law, civil law and financial institutions. Throughout her career she has worked on complex cases, standing out for her indisputable knowledge and experience. She has been recognised by ranking agencies for her accomplishments, namely Chambers and Partners, IFLR 1000 and The Legal 500.

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