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Alta QIL+4 ABOGADOS

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 1GuatemalaLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent Guatemalan firm with an outstanding banking and finance practice. Alta QIL+4 ABOGADOS is highly regarded for its prowess advising both lenders and borrowers on syndicated and bilateral loans, regularly acting as counsel on the financing of infrastructure and energy projects. Additional expertise in capital markets, handling public issuance of equity and debt, including sovereign bonds.

Strengths

A client appreciates the firm, declaring: "They were able to easily understand what we wanted to do and they helped us structuring the work correctly."

Another interviewee enthuses: "Alta QIL+4 ABOGADOS are top-notch. We work  really well with them. It is a pleasure to work with them because transactions flow in the right way."

Work highlights

Alta QIL+4 ABOGADOS assisted Caterpillar Crédito with the financing of heavy machinery.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head and founding partner Alejandro Cofiño continues to be a prominent name within the Guatemalan market. Alejandro Cofiño boasts a solid knowledge of equity and debt securities and possesses great abilities assisting lenders with corporate finance transactions.

Andrés Lowenthal ascends in the rankings due to great endorsement from market onlookers. One client is particularly impressed and says: "He is a good lawyer who quickly understands transactions and the clients needs."

Co-head of department Marcos Ibargüen maintains a solid recognition from market commentators, with one impressed interviewee saying: "His work is impeccable." Another client further highlights his capabilities in banking and finance, stating: "His client service and experience are excellent."

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Overview

A leading national firm in the Financial industry

QIL+4 Abogados is a leading firm with a broad repertoire of national and international clients. The legal team has participated in diverse financial projects, corporate financial transactions  as well as capital markets issuances and insurance matters, representing both local, regional and foreign banks. The team has advised banks, financial institutions, multilaterals, development banks, agencies and investment funds.

Our team of experts have managed venture capital funds, corporate borrowers, cross-border corporate lending, banking M&A, international capital markets private offerings (144A / Regulation S) and issuance of foreign sovereign bonds by the Republic of Guatemala, trustees and trust companies, underwriters, arrangers as well as government financial aid organizations. 

The firm has implemented innovative legal structures to be flexible enough to mix Guatemalan laws with foreign laws, in order to protect our client’s needs and benefit from a secure, agile and efficient financing engineering.

One of our strengths is to combine knowledge base and expertise with a highly qualified team to provide tailor made and cost efficient solutions.

Recently, QIL+4 Abogados acted as local counsel in the latest sovereign bond issuance in Guatemala for the amount of US$ 1,200,000,000.

Clients

Alorica

Baker & Mckenzie LLP

BAM

Banco G&T Continental

Banco General

Banco Industrial

Bancolombia

Banistmo

Caterpillar

CBC

CIFI

CIFI LATAM

Citibank N.A.

CMI Energía-Renace

Daimler-Chrysler

Grupo Terra

IFC

Isuzu Motors

Jaguar Energy LLC

Jaguar Energy LLC

Jaguar Motors

JP Morgan Chase

LAP (Latin American Partners)

Norfund

Pay-Pal

Tata Motors

Transcontinental/CMA-CGM Guatemala

Urban Taxi

Industries

Automobile

Banking and finance

Energy

Food and beverage

Machinery and industrial

Retail and consumer goods

Utilities

Wholesale and distribution

Banking & Finance

Alta QIL+4 ABOGADOS

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Location

Diagonal 6 10-01, Zona 10

Centro Gerencial Las Margaritas

Torre II, Oficina 302A

Guatemala City

Guatemala

Guatemala

01010

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 1 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

QIL+ 4 Abogados advised on Rule 144 A and Regulation S International Capital Markets Debt Issuance

Authors: Alejandro Cofiño, Andres Lowenthal, Melissa Echeverría, Santiago Granados

Ranked Lawyers

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Guatemala

Banking & Finance


Alejandro Cofiño
Band 1
Andrés Lowenthal
Band 3
Marcos Ibargüen
Band 1