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Novales Abogados

Energy & Natural Resources

1 ranked lawyersBand 2GuatemalaLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Solid Guatemalan firm particularly active in the transmission segment of the Guatemalan power market, advising on both regulatory issues and the construction of new infrastructure for the transportation of electricity through the national grid. Additionally active advising clients on contracts governing the export of electricity and sector-related disputes. Client roster drawn mainly from the Guatemalan subsidiaries of foreign energy companies.

Strengths

One source notes: "Their performance has been outstanding. They have an excellent knowledge of the sector and the legislation in this area."

Work highlights

Advised Transportadora de Energía de Centroamérica on its participation in the construction of an 800 km extension to the national power grid.

Notable practitioners

Partner Javier Novales Schlesinger heads the firm's energy practice and is well thought of in the Guatemalan energy and natural resources ambit. He is noted for his work in transmission matters, with sources lauding him as "a specialist in energy issues." He leads the firm's most significant mandates in this space, such as the extension of the Guatemalan national power grid.

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Guatemala

Energy & Natural Resources


Javier Novales Schlesinger
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