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LEGALSA

Corporate/M&A

2 ranked lawyersBand 3GuatemalaLatin America 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Remarkable corporate department routinely sought out by clients to advise on a wide variety of transactional and day-to-day corporate matters. Experienced acting for buying and sellers in M&A deals. Also possesses considerable know-how in drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements. Acts for clients in telecommunications, technology and construction industries.

Strengths

One pleased client lauds the service, saying: "They have been very good, I am completely satisfied," adding: "As a client I feel very protected."

Work highlights

Assisted América Móvil with the acquisition of Telefónica Móviles Guatemala. The matter was valued at USD333 million.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner David Font boasts a longstanding experience in corporate affairs. Described by market commentators as a "professional, honest, practical and hard-working" practitioner, he is commended by a client for "his very strong professional personality," and being "fearless in what he does." The source goes on to add: "He is a really strong decision maker."

Up-and-coming department co-head Johann Hartleben is esteemed by market sources, who enthuse: "He is dynamic and very responsible," whilst another values that "the little details do not escape him."

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Overview

LEGALSA advises  and assists clients on corporate, commercial, regulatory, tax, contractual  and governance issues for new and established companies, both domestic and international, particularly in the sectors of banking and finance, food and beverage, call centers, maritime services, technology, telecommunications, energy and agroindustry. We counsel, assist and represent clients in negotiations, due diligence, procurement of regulatory permits and clearances, drafting of contracts and tax and corporate structuring related to mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other major transactions.

Recently, we acted as counsel to the buyer in the largest telecommunications acquisition in Guatemalan history.




Members

Font, David (Head of Department)

Hartleben, Johann (Head of Department)

Bassila, Jose

Beltranena, Maria Eugenia

Dubón, Andrés

Linares, Mónica

Corporate/M&A Department

LEGALSA

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Department location

5ª. Avenida 5-55 zona 14

Europlaza, Torre II, oficina 1503

Guatemala

Guatemala

Guatemala

01014

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Guatemala

Corporate/M&A


Johann Hartleben
Up and Coming