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LEGALSA

Dispute Resolution

2 ranked lawyersBand 1GuatemalaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Top-tier firm with a dispute resolution department offering an excellent track record in Guatemala. Experience advising on international arbitration cases stands out. Also known to represent clients in commercial and civil conflicts concerning breach of contract, shareholder agreements and outstanding debt payments. Often retained by clients active in the energy and natural resources arena, with further skill handling administrative proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Alejandro Penados maintains a solid reputation in dispute resolution, joining the main rankings for the first time. He is described by a client as "very creative," while a peer endorses that "he is an excellent criminal and procedural lawyer."

Partner Marisol Fión regularly handles civil and commercial disputes, including those arising from shareholder agreements. One client is quick to enthuse: "She is a big help. She is well prepared for meetings and I am very happy with her work."

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Overview

LEGALSA has one of Guatemala’s larger and more experienced teams of highly – qualified  specialists in dispute resolution. We are particularly effective in the management of highly complex, “bet the house” disputes, including civil, commercial and administrative litigation, arbitration, credit recovery, writs of amparo, extra – judicial negotiations and criminal proceedings. We have developed very successful and highly specialized practices in the management and prevention of shareholder disputes, intellectual property litigation, unfair competition claims and white-collar business crime defense and investigations.

Our firm successfully defended our clients’ interests in shareholder disputes within two of Guatemala’s largest corporate groups; the disputes involved a total of over 1,300 judicial actions. We also were successful in defending a client’s   rights against more than 25 judicial challenges to their adjudication of one of the largest Guatemalan government concessions in several decades.




Members

Comte, Henry (Head of Department)

Fión, Marisol (Head of Department)

Penados, Alejandro (Head of Department)

Alvizurez, Juan Carlos

Argueta, Marcela

Barrientos, Oscar

Comparini, Jose

González, Julia

Dispute Resolution 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

Dispute Resolution


Alejandro Penados
Band 3
Marisol Fión
Band 3