Managing Partner: Guillermo López Davis
Number of partners: 3
Number of other lawyers: 3
Intellectual Property: Guillermo López Davis ([email protected])
Labour& Employment: Juan José Jiménez Soto ([email protected])
Corporate: Guillermo López Davis ( [email protected])
Bufete Lopez Cordero (BUFELCO) was established in 1969 and is a highly recognised and respected law firm in Guatemala. Founded by the late Mr Guillermo López Cordero, BUFELCO exclusively represents employers in all types of labour disputes and matters. The firm is regarded as one of the top labour and employment practices in the country. BUFELCO has considerably outgrown its origins. Currently, the firm engages in Corporate, Intellectual property, and Labour and Employment areas of practice. The firm’s IP practice is one of the fastest-growing in the Guatemalan marketplace.
Main Areas of Practice:
Intellectual Property: 40%
Labor and Employment: 40%
Corporate & Commercial: 20%
The IP practice of the firm has grown significantly and is now one of the major players in the market. It engages in all areas of IP law, but is particularly active in trademark prosecution, licensing and transactional work. The firm is heavily engaged in litigation matters (TM infringement, unfair competition, cancellations and other disputes). BUFELCO also conducts anticounterfeiting work for major brands.
Labour & Employment:
The firm has ample experience and credentials in litigation, collective bargaining, acquisitions and disposals, expatriate issues, dismissals and plant closures, administrative issues before authorities, and in the general handling of all sorts of employment and social security matters.
The firm actively engages in all areas of corporate and commercial law, providing solutions for all aspects of conducting business in Guatemala.
■ Banco Industrial, S.A.
■ Cementos Progreso
■ Banco de Guatemala (Central Bank)
■ Grupo Monge (Gallo más Gallo)