Mayora & Mayora, S.C.
Member firm for Guatemala

Firm Overview

Mayora & Mayora S.C. is a leading law firm in Guatemala for international business transactions. Our firm has been in existence for almost 50 years and covers different areas of practice.

Areas of Practice

Banking and Financial Markets Mayora & Mayora, S.C. covers secured and syndicated loan transactions and guarantees, structured and project finance, leasing and tax-based finance. The firm also advises on investment funds, securities and derivatives, and assists investment firms in structuring and licensing their operations.

Competition and Trade Law Mayora & Mayora, S.C. has extensive experience in matters of unfair competition, trade regulations and international competition issues involving the Guatemalan jurisdiction.

Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions The firm deals with all aspects of general corporate law, including international contracts and transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. The lawyers coordinate and advise global companies on acquisitions and due diligence process.

Energy and Telecommunications The firm represents national and international companies in the area of transportation, commercialization, distribution and generation of energy, and deals with significant players in the telecommunications industry.

Insurance and Reinsurance The firm has advised both local and international insurance companies, and founding partner Eduardo Mayora Dawe has been the president of the AGIS (Guatemalan Association of Insurance Institutions).

Intellectual Property The IP Department of Mayora & Mayora, S.C. now transformed into Mayora IP, S.A., is headed by the founding partner Eduardo Mayora Dawe, who has exceptional experience with trademarks, patents and all other aspects of intellectual property law, including industrial rights and copyrights.

Labor and Immigration The firm routinely handles matters in these two fields of practice for its clients. Litigation and Arbitration The 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 has handled various cases of both regional and international corporations interested in public sector contracts.

Securities Mayora & Mayora advises clients on Guatemalan law pertaining to investment funds, securities and derivatives. It also assists investment firms structure and license their operations, and has been outside counsel for the local securities exchange since its creation.

Taxation The firm has extensive experience assisting clients in the commercial, industrial and financial sectors of the economy with their tax matters in this critical area of the law. In addition to our general experience in tax planning and tax litigation, Eduardo A. Mayora was a member of the Board of Directors of the Superintendence of the Tax Administration (1998-2000).

Representative Clients Alimentos Congelados; Beiersdorf de Centroamérica, S.A.; Monsanto Group; Chevron Guatemala Inc.; the Coca-Cola Company; Cofiño Stahl; Companhia Vale do Rio Doce; Gas Natural Unión Fenosa; Grupo Calvo; the Kellogg Company; Kraft; Otis; Payless ShoeSource Guatemala; Philip Morris, Inc.; Schering Plough Inc.; Société Générale; and Telecomunicaciones de Guatemala, S.A. (TELGUA).

Among our team, there are several lawyers capable of providing their services in more than one language including Spanish, English, French and German.