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Elias Arriaza

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Practice Areas

Dispute Resolution


Elias is a partner at Consortium Legal – Guatemala. With more than 12 years of experience in food and beverages, financial services, insurance, real estate, retail and mining; he has extensive experience in civil, commercial, arbitration, administrative, intellectual property and tax litigation. In recent years, he has been in charge of defending the opposition against a mining concession (the value of the mining project is US$400 million), the nullity of contracts related to a seaport (the investment exceeds US$30 million), adjustments to income tax (US$40 million), infringement of bank bonds (US$3 million); infringement of an administrative contract with the State (US$2 million).

He has been a professor of company law in the master’s degree in the Faculty of Economic Sciences at Universidad Rafael Landívar (2011-2014). Since 2015 he is a professor of civil and commercial procedural law at Universidad del Istmo. He has collaborated with the Association of Lawyers and Notaries of Guatemala as a professor of the cassation appeal (2015 to the date).

Professional Memberships

Member of the College of Lawyers and Notaries of Guatemala

Founding member of the Guatemalan Institute of Procedural Law. President of the Board of Directors (2017-2018)