LEGALSA has one of Guatemala’s larger and more experienced teams of highly – qualified specialists in dispute resolution. We are particularly effective in the management of highly complex, “bet the house” disputes, including civil, commercial and administrative litigation, arbitration, credit recovery, writs of amparo, extra – judicial negotiations and criminal proceedings.
Corporate / M&A
LEGALSA advises and assists clients on corporate, commercial, regulatory, tax, contractual and governance issues for new and established companies, both domestic and international, particularly in the sectors of banking and finance, food and beverage, call centers, maritime services, technology, telecommunications, energy and agroindustry.
Intellectual Property and Technology
LEGALSA manages all types of intellectual property issues, whether contentious or non-contentious. Our team is amply experienced in strategic management of international IP portfolios; procurement, maintenance, enforcement, purchase, sale, licensing and franchising of trademarks, patents, copyrights, designs and domains; IP litigation against unfair competition, counterfeiting, piracy and other infringements on IP rights, including unregistered IP.
LEGALSA advises and represents clients in strategic filing of writs of amparo and claims of constitutional violations, in relation to ongoing disputes.
LEGALSA counsels developers and promoters, buyers and sellers, landlords and renters of commercial, residential and tourism real estate projects, and provides comprehensive legal services, including procurement of permits, drafting of contracts, registration of titles, negotiation of transactions and corporate and tax structuring.
Banking and Finance
LEGALSA provides comprehensive legal counsel and services to domestic and international banks and financial institutions. We represent borrowers, lenders and facilitators in all types of credit facilities, including syndicated loans, lease contracts, secured and unsecured loans and lines of credit.
LEGALSA offers clients services and assistance of their migration status including that of their employees and collaborators, both nationally and internationally, thus facilitating visa services in the country, whether for work, business or any other type of regulated residence.
LEGALSA provides comprehensive legal advice and assistance to foreign individuals and companies interested in investing in new business ventures in Guatemala, whether through affiliates, branches, acquisitions, joint ventures or new legal vehicles.
LEGALSA advises clients on issues of privacy and confidentiality, including best practices, design and implementation of privacy policies, procedures and notices, drafting of non-disclosure agreements and clauses, consent forms for the use of personal data, and consent management for the processing, use and domestic or international transfer of personal data bases.
LEGALSA advises clients on the design and execution of tax planning for all types of businesses and corporate transactions. We have developed a specialized estate planning practice which helps our clients to prepare for a smooth succession and transmission of family wealth through the design, structuring and execution of tax-efficient and enforceable legal structures, vehicles and protocols.
LEGALSA advises, assists and represents clients in government procurement and concessions, including preparation of bids and technical proposals for government tenders, review and negotiation of contractual terms, legal management of contracts and defense in related contentious administrative, civil and criminal proceedings.
At LEGALSA we have a division specialized in legal advice (mainly pro bono) for emerging ventures and new technology projects.
Legalsa has a team of experts in arbitration with diverse backgrounds: arbitrators, litigators with ample experience representing claimants and respondents, expert advisors in international disputes, and academic coaches to winning teams at prestigious international moot court competitions.
LEGALSA advises, assists and represents clients in government procurement and concessions, including preparation of bids and technical proposals for government tenders, review and negotiation of contractual terms, legal management of contracts and defense in related contentious administrative, civil and criminal proceedings
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