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Banking & Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 1GuatemalaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Distinguished regional firm with an excellent reputation in the Guatemalan banking and finance field. Noted for its expertise assisting international banks and multilateral groups granting senior secured and subordinated loans to local and regional banking institutions. Key team boasts significant know-how in the securities arena, including advising on sovereign debt issuances. Routinely retained to provide additional regulatory counsel, with expertise in microfinance matters.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner and department co-lead Álvaro Castellanos possesses significant expertise across a range of relevant banking matters. He is frequently seen acting for foreign lenders in the granting of loans to local financial institutions. A client says: "Álvaro is very knowledgeable and anticipates clients' needs well." One market commentator praises his "technical knowledge and extensive experience in this area."

Department co-head Diego Alejos enters the main ranking for the first time. A client enthuses: "Diego is very responsive, direct, clear and on top of things." A further source adds: "He is a very good finance lawyer and a pleasure to work with."

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Guatemala

Banking & Finance


Álvaro Castellanos
Band 1
Diego Alejos
Band 3