Mayora & Mayora, S.C. is a leading law firm in Central America that has existed for more than five decades with offices in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. The firm has a team of over 35 lawyers to assist clients in a wide-spectrum of legal matters. The Firm believes in a client-centric approach, assigning specialists to each matter so that the client receives the best possible solution. Most recently, the Firm was chosen by IFLR 1000, a leading ranking agency for the legal industry, as “Most Innovative Law Firm in Guatemala” and Dr. Eduardo A. Mayora was recognized as a “Thought Leader” for Guatemala in the Banking and Finance and Corporate and M&A practice areas, where only 20% of lawyers are ranked in Latin America.
Areas of Practice
Banking and Finance The Firm boasts Claudia Pereira and Maria Fernanda Morales Pellecer on its roster, who have both been recognized as some of the area’s most sought-after lawyers in 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. It represents some of the largest financial institutions such as, Banco Industrial, Citibank, and JP Morgan Chase. For years, the Firm and its lawyers have been recognized by LACCA, Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal for this practice area.
Civil Law The Firm handles all types of cases dealing with contract law, torts, estates & trusts and real estate.
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, and has been outside counsel for the national securities exchange in Guatemala since its creation.
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. For years, the Firm and its lawyers have been ranked highly by LACCA, Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal for this practice area.
Energy and Telecommunications The Firm has one of the most renowned lawyers in this area of practice on our team—Rafael Briz. He has been ranked as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, the latter of which the Firm stands alone in the highest tier for this practice area. The Firm takes care of all the legal aspects in this area, including representing some of the region’s largest energy and telecommunications providers and servicers. For example, our Firm was integral in the privatization of the national telecommunications providers and electricity distributors in Guatemala.
Government Contracts and Administrative Law The Firm is constantly handling national and international clients’ bids for government contracts, including some of the largest government jobs solicited. The Firm also deals with many administrative cases in front of different ministries and their counterparts, such as permits for fuel storage, navigation of the importer and exporter codes, health licenses, and food and pharmaceutical product registrations. The Firm has also handled many crucial cases for the infrastructure and transport industries including opening airline routes and the building of infrastructure.