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Latin America Guide
Individual Profile

Elmer Vargas

EY Law - Guatemala City

Elmer Vargas - EY Law
  • Europlaza World Business Center
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
  • 01014

Profile submitted by Elmer Vargas

Main Areas of Law

Intellectual Property Litigation
Transactional and Commercial Litigation
Criminal Litigation that has relationship with Compliance of Multinational Entities
Administrative Procedures and General Defense of Multinational Companies in bid processes.

Work Highlights

As Director of Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division of Pacheco Coto Guatemala. He recently directed an extrajudicial transaction in a case related to industrial property rights of a well-known company that produces toilet paper worldwide.
He also led a criminal case for falsifying a major German brand of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals, and condemning those responsible.


Mr. Vargas heads the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division of Pacheco Coto Guatemala. He has more than 15 years of experience handling this area and its overall dimension of multi-disciplinary brands that are within Dispute Resolution area. Mr. Vargas has advised both local and foreign clients in the diverse areas of his expertise, and since 2005 has contributed in developing the “Reforms to improve the Doing Business indicator” project, organized by the National Competitiveness Program (PRONACOM) and the World Bank.

Professional Memberships

American Chambers of Commerce of Guatemala (AMCHAM).
Attorney´s Guatemalan Bar

Languages Spoken

Spanish and English


Contributing author to the Doing Business section of the World Bank Group, since 2005.


Rafael Landivar University Masters Degree in Corporate Law 2012 - 2014


He enjoys traveling and outdoor sports such as mountain biking. He has a special interest in History.