Comte & Font - Legalsa

Dispute Resolution Department

Guatemala
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What the team is known for

Market-leading team boasting an extensive track record in the dispute resolution sphere. Routinely instructed by notable clients to represent them in administrative, constitutional, civil and criminal matters. Particular strengths include shareholder disputes, antitrust litigation and significant white-collar criminal cases, as well as litigation emanating from the granting of concessions. New client wins include Unisuper.

Strengths

Clients praise the practice, stating: "The firm provides a good service, demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of disputes. We have complete confidence in them as they really immerse themselves in our matters right from the start."

Another source adds: "The firm has shown good availability for its clients when reviewing legal queries, as well as the ability to work diligently as a team."

Work highlight

Represented a consumer products company in bringing a civil dispute against a bank for USD60 million.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Alejandro Penados is involved in an array of matters spanning shareholder disputes, criminal cases, and antitrust litigation. An appreciative client describes him as "a well-versed lawyer in disputes."

Key partner Henry Comte maintains an important presence in the dispute resolution field. His areas of focus include civil claims such as shareholder disputes, as well as white-collar criminal matters. One client singles out "his technical knowledge and availability" for praise, while others deem him "one of the pillars of the firm, who has done an excellent job for us."

Key partner Marisol Fión is described as "an excellent litigator" by market sources. She leads some of the firm's most complex litigation cases, with particular involvement in shareholder disputes. She has additional expertise in arbitration.