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Cuestas.PPQ Abogados

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Managing Partners: José Antonio Presa and Rodrigo Quevedo
Senior Partners: Estuardo Cuestas Morales, Rodrigo Quevedo, Diego Polanco, Estuardo Cuestas Rolz, José Antonio Presa and Víctor Hugo Orantes
Number of partners: 6
Number of associates: 4
Number of professionals: 11

Firm Overview:

Today, Cuestas.PPQ represents the synergy of two law firms, Cuestas & Associates and Presa, Polanco, Quevedo, Orantes S.C. The firm’s extensive general practice includes all areas of the law with long standing tradition which offers comprehensive services for individuals, corporate groups, and institutions. The firm is committed to client service, ethical values and solid business knowledge. The firm has built durable working relationships with its prestigious and representative clients, delivering through the years positive results based on service and quality, due to a personalised attention from the partners of Cuestas. PPQ. The firm is always challenging its team to exceed its clients’ expectations in everything it does. Its goals are based on, high quality professional services, founded on proficient legal expertise and efficient procedures.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance, Business Law, Insurance, International Trade, Mergers & Acquisition, Antitrust, Competition:
Cuestas.PPQ has a long-established reputation for its active and prominent participation in these diverse areas; the firm designs and implements complex financial structures for its local and international clients. In matters pertaining to contracts the firm offers counseling regarding to assets, off-shores in various jurisdictions, financial instruments, loans, collection, financial and banking counseling, shareholders agreements, mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures and the transfer of intellectual property rights. For many years, Cuestas.PPQ has represented clients in each stage of insurancerelated projects. The firm’s insurance lawyers have worked as in-house advisors in insurance companies, making them amongst the few specialised lawyers in this complex field of expertise. The firm understands the legal framework for capital markets and has handled transactions involving complex and novel financial structures designed to suit their client’s interests. The firm specialises in attending clients interested in participating in a public bidding process to obtain a concession or permit in a regulated sector.

Intellectual Property, Internet & E-Commerce, Immigration:
Cuestas. PPQ’s IP area handles matters involving the protection and defense of its client’s intangible property, including patents, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, slogans, trade names, copyrights, and other related rights. The firm also provides counselling in software counseling and technologyrelated contracts, including source code and object code purchases. If a client requires assistance in an IP dispute, the firm can handle the preparation and prosecution of an infringement action or file a petition to have the court declare an injunction against the infringing products.

Constitutional, Administrative Litigation, Taxation, Licensing, Distribution & Franchising:
The firm’s lawyers have broad professional experience in subject matters such as mining, federal waters, foreign trade, environmental protection, telecommunications, tax, patents and trademarks, or that fall within a discrete procedural context, such as a public bidding process, a government concession.

Telecommunications, Energy, Environmental, Aviation:
Cuestas. PPQ offers legal assistance in specific aspects of telecommunications law, such as outlining for its client initial mechanisms for foreign capital investment in telecommunication services in Guatemala. The firm’s clients benefit not only from Cuestas.PPQ’s experience in energy law but also its expertise in other practice areas. The firm’s services include Market Entry Proceedings and Power Purchase Agreements. It is one of the leading law firms in the market on aviation.

International Work:
In the banking and finance area the firm has one of the main clients that it represents, the third biggest Financial Group in Guatemala; they prepare, coordinate and revise all the legal work through the region.

Languages:
English, Spanish.

Clients:
PepsiCo., & Café; Sonepar; Aeroméxico; Alimentos y Conservas Ana Belly S.A.; Banco G&T Continental; Cafcom S.A.; Corporación G&T Continental; Ecoener S.L.; F. Hoffmann La-Roche AG; Futeca; Genentech Inc.; Givaudan S.A.; Grupo Buena; Banco de Crédito; Grupo TractoPartes; Hidro En-ergia, S.A.; Industrias Lácteas Trébol, S.A.; Interport; Lactosa, S.A. de C.V.; No-vacom; Polichem; Royal Haskoning; Seguros El Roble; Seguros GyT; Techint; Tecnología Acceso y Seguridad TAS; Telepizza; PubliNews Guatemala (Metro International), Inmobiliaria Los Volcanes del Sur, S.A., Prourbano, Pintuco, Representación de Productos Industriales S.A. (REPINSA) and Unitrade, Serca, S.A.