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Firm Profile

EY Law

Firm Profile

Guatemala

  • Profile
  • Diagonal 6, 12-42
  • Zona 10 Design Center Oficina 1001
  • Torre II
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • 01010

Firm profile submitted by EY Law

           
EY Law is a regional firm with 168 lawyers, affiliated to the EY global firm with offices in 150 countries around the world and more than 200,000 professionals. EY Law offers companies a different approach by delivering legal services in a way that helps minimize the gap between business advisors and legal counsel. Lawyers work in an integrated manner with professionals from other parts of EY’s business, including assurance, tax, transactions and advisory, to deliver the informed and professional services our client’s business needs. The firm's lawyers understand the increasingly complex tax, regulatory and commercial laws of this global economy. With the experience and expertise of the firm's law teams, EY Law can help clients assess and minimise the cost of their business decisions. Lawyers provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities. Through the firm's global reach, its multidisciplinary teams can provide assistance wherever the business of clients requires it.    



International Asset Planning: This area of practice specialises in settling proprietary international trusts and other structures that reduce tax impact on global holdings, provide asset protection and ensure optimal transfer of succession wealth.

Tax Advisory: Comprehensive advice on local and international tax matters, including tax compliance and regulatory advice, tax consulting, tax litigation (administrative and judicial), corporate restructuring, preventive tax audits and guidance during tax audits.  

Business & Corporate Law: In-depth solutions in local and cross-border transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, project finance, civil and commercial contracts, foreign direct investment, free-trade zone, antitrust and consumer law, international trade and insurance.

Real Estate: Handles the most complex and innovative real estate projects in Costa Rica, advising on sophisticated con- dominium structures including tax planning and solid development and exit strategies. In-depth understanding of real estate laws and markets enables spearheading changes in legislation and market trends.

Banking & Finance: All aspects of banking and finance, including complex structures, investment vehicles and private capital funds, regulatory framework, commercial loans, project and equipment financing, mortgage banking and entitlement.

International Trade & Customs: International trade and customs, including trade compliance, trade regulation, WTO law, export and import requirements, international investment law, FTAs and IIAs.

Intellectual Property: Industrial property filings, sanitary permits for food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and agrochemicals, unfair competition cases, franchise and license agreements.

Litigation & Arbitration: Dispute resolution and litigation, including complex civil, commercial, constitutional, administrative, labour and criminal proceedings. Members of the Centre for International Conciliation and Arbitration.

Government Procurement: Government procurement practice, primarily representing suppliers or contractors before state entities. Areas of expertise comprise regulated industries, public utilities and works, concessions, government procurement, urban development, municipal regulations, energy, telecommunications, administrative and judicial proceedings.

Environmental: Foremost environmental law experts in Central America, who counsel local and international corporate clients and public institutions in Latin America on environmental and regulatory frameworks, technological services and preventive advice on environmental compliance, law enforcement and sustainable use of natural resources.

Admiralty & Aviation: Representing ship owners, charterers, P&I Clubs and insurance companies. The division also handles claims for accidents, damages and loss of cargo, with extensive expertise in arresting procedures and personal injury cases.

Energy, Communications & Project Finance: This division’s specialists combine expertise in complex corporate, administrative and energy law and large-scale project finance.

Antitrust/Consumer Protection: Statutory merger notification, prevention of prohibited practices (horizontal, vertical, abuse of dominance), compliance training and audits in competition, consumer and advertising regulations. Advice and assistance in competition and consumer-related litigation.

International Work: Chambers Global acknowledges EY Law's “impressive and highly coveted global imprint”. Its network of international offices provides comprehensive legal solutions to multinational clients worldwide.

Languages: Spanish, English, Italian, French, Hebrew, Portuguese

Clients: EY Law represents important multinational and transnational clients – including numerous Fortune 500 companies – who grant the firm ‘the gold standard for high-end transactional work’.

Branches

  • Futura World Trade Center Building,
  • 11-05 San Salvador,
  • San Salvador,
  • Area Metropolitana de San Salvador
  • El Salvador
  • Tel +503 2248 7000
  • Fax +503 2248 7070
  • Europlaza World Business Center,
  • 5th avenue- 5-55,
  • Building I, Floor 7,
  • Guatemala City,
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • 01014
  • Tel +502 2386 2400
  • Fax +502 2385 5951
  • Los Próceres Business Center,
  • Building 1, Level 1, Office 1,
  • La Paz avenue,
  • Tegucigalpa,
  • Francisco Morazán
  • Honduras
  • Tel +504 2232 9100
  • Fax +504 2235 7488
  • Business Park Forum 2,
  • Building A, 4th floor,
  • Santa Ana,
  • San José,
  • Costa Rica
  • 10903
  • Tel +506 2208 9800
  • Fax +506 2208 9999
  • Office One Building,
  • Penthouse 50th St and 58th St - Obarrio,
  • P.O. Box 0832-1575 ,
  • Panama,
  • Panama
  • Tel +507 208 0100
  • Fax +507 214 4301
  • Reyna Business Tower II,
  • Suite 900, 9th floor,
  • Pedro Henríquez Ureña No.138,
  • San Antonio de Guerra,
  • Santo Domingo
  • Dominican Republic
  • Tel 809 472 3973
  • Fax 809 381 4047
  • Corporate Center Invercasa, Tower 3,
  • 5th floor, module C,
  • 1695 Managua,
  • Managua,
  • Nicaragua
  • Tel (505) 2253 8430
  • Fax (505) 2253-8430 ext.1808