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Consortium Legal

Tax

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

Market-leading firm Consortium Legal boasts a top-tier practice in the Guatemalan tax market. Possesses considerable expertise assisting clients with contentious tax work, most notably representing significant financial institutions in disputes with the tax authorities regarding tax adjustments. Remains a first port of call for foreign multinationals with operations in Guatemala and across Central America. CEMEX Guatemala is a recent client win.

Strengths

Market onlookers laud the firm, with one stating: "Consortium Legal is a leading firm and they work very well, are very well known and have great knowledge," adding: "They are also regional, which is a big help for us."

A client says: "Their experience is the main strength," also states: "Their commercial awareness is perfect, no drawbacks."

Work highlights

Consortium Legal assisted Alapar with tax implications and tax structuring matters related to the fintech sector.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Alfredo Rodríguez is praised as "one of the best-known lawyers in Guatemala" by a client who further says: "He knows the fiscal domain very well  and he knows a lot about tax law in the country." Another interviewee adds: "He is very good in all aspects. Alfredo Rodríguez is a trusted lawyer, which allows clients to feel confident."

Mario Estuardo Archila Maldonado is endorsed by an interviewee who calls him an "outspoken, young and well-placed" practitioner. One market insider states: "He is a leader and a very good lawyer."Another source recommends him for complex tax litigation work.

Department co-head Olga María Meléndez is appreciated by a client who highlights "efficient work, practical knowledge and experience" as her key strengths. An interviewee enthuses: "Olga María Meléndez is meticulous and good at the intricacies of completing a filing."

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Overview

Consortium Legal specializes in local and international tax advice and has defended significant cases that have even established judicial criteria and precedents. We have unique experts specializing in tax matters (customs, municipal, litigation, auditing, and accounting) distinguishing us in Central America to provide comprehensive advice in client legal defense cases.

We have generated major client savings through tax efficiencies, and through a high success rate in tax litigation, although our advice is always within the legal framework, guaranteeing client legal security before the state. advice is always within the legal framework, guaranteeing client's legal security before the state.

The tax department provides the most reliable legal opinions on complex tax matters by the most respected and experienced lawyers in the field. The team uses its experiences in litigation to give accurate tax advice and to avoid potential conflicts with the tax administration. We provide legal opinions on matters regarding wealth planning, corporate structures, and multinational corporations. 

Members

Meléndez, Olga María (Head of Department)

Rodríguez, Alfredo (Head of Department)

Archila Maldonado, Mario Estuardo

Erales, David

Fuentes-Pieruccini, Maria Alejandra

Clients

Alapar

Alapar

Banco Industrial

Banco Industrial

Banrural

Bantrab

Cemex Guatemala

Cinepolis Guatemala

Grupo Bac-Credomatic

Grupo Farmagua

Grupo Multi Inversiones

Grupo PDC

Grupo Sur

Milésimo

United Airlines, INC

Industries

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Finance

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Tax

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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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Guatemala

Tax


Alfredo Rodríguez
Band 1
Mario Estuardo Archila Maldonado
Band 3
Olga María Meléndez
Band 3