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Consortium Legal

Corporate/M&A

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

Outstanding firm Consortium Legal fields an experienced team of practitioners offering services on a broad range of corporate matters. Frequently retained by notable regional and international clients in the entertainment, telecommunications and financial services industries. Highly regarded for its expertise in corporate organisations and in drafting share purchase agreements for company acquisitions. Clients benefit from firm's complementary expertise in financing. Recent additions to the client roster include Inchcape and AT&T.

Strengths

One market onlooker asserts: "The team makes an effort to understand the client's necessities, which allows them to take into account the different elements of the business in their analysis," adding: "It is an excellent service."

A client praises: "They knew exactly how the transaction worked, have a good understanding and advised us in an assertive manner."

Work highlights

Consortium Legal assisted Enel Green Power with the potential merger process with Enel Americas.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Alfredo Rodríguez "is a very good and seasoned lawyer," according to an interviewee. Another observer highlights "his vast knowledge and experience in the area," as well as "his good diplomacy," when handling complex matters. Alfredo Rodríguez is also endorsed by a third commentator who describes him as "a leading lawyer in the market who is very experienced and highly practical."

Department co-head and founding partner Álvaro Castellanos is a longstanding player within the Guatemalan market. He is particularly active representing energy clients in relevant mandates. Castellanos's expertise encompasses due diligence processes and corporate restructurings.

Head of department Rafael Alvarado Riedel is recognised for his relevance in the Guatemala market. He is experienced representing energy clients, as well as financial entities and technology companies.

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Overview

Spanning five countries in Central America, we advise on the most important and complex corporate transactions in the region, covering all your legal needs with one of the largest teams of over 40 corporate lawyers. Our corporate specialists can quickly develop optimal structures for your investment projects, with flexibility, efficiency and transparency to meet your needs in the region.

We combine our reach, with team members having previous in-house industry experience, allowing us to practically overcome your business challenges. We offer the coordination of our regional services through a single office, which allows our clients to obtain unified services, with the highest quality standards, creating synergies with our practice groups guaranteeing integrated seamless service for your business.

In Guatemala, the department focuses on mergers and acquisitions and has been recently very active in these types of deals. The team combines its experience in tax and M&A to provide a comprehensive approach for its clients, identifying key issues and proposing structures for the purchase and sale that work for both parties.  Consortium expertise is highly regarded by its clients and recently we have acted as counsel for both parties at their request.  When working on M&A deals, the team works on both the due diligence process and in the drafting and executing of the SPA’s and other related documentation. 


Members

Alvarado Riedel, Rafael (Head of Department)

Castellanos, Álvaro (Head of Department)

Rodríguez, Alfredo (Head of Department)

Escriba, Ana Sofía

Morales, Maria Fernanda

Clients

AT&T

Citigroup

Enel Green Power Guatemala

Grupo PDC

Inchcape Plc.

Millicom

Telxius Cable Guatemala

Whirlpool

Industries

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Insurance

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals

Real Estate

Technology

Corporate/M&A

Consortium Legal

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Location

Diagonal 6-10-01

Zona 10

Centro Gerencial Las Margaritas Torre II

Oficina 1101

Guatemala

Guatemala

Guatemala

01010

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Guatemala

Corporate/M&A


Alfredo Rodríguez
Band 1
Álvaro Castellanos
Band 2
Rafael Alvarado Riedel
Band 4