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Arias

Arias’s Guatemala tax practice has grown to become a distinguished department. The tax group is active in transactional tax, real estate tax and international tax. It has a focus on international trade and customs matters. It advises domestic clients on their investments abroad and foreign clients with projects in Guatemala. Partner Ximena Tercero is the key contact of the tax team.  

During the research period, the tax team advised a company on the tax implications in an international transaction involving many jurisdictions. Other mandates were related to customs matters.

Consortium Legal

Consortium Legal’s biggest strength in Guatemala is its tax controversy practice. In addition, the tax team is very strong in corporate tax and it has an emphasis on the return of VAT tax credits. Alfredo Rodríguez is the key contact.  

In the last 12 months, the team worked on different and complex litigation cases that involved domestic and international clients. All the cases were confidential. In the corporate tax practice, the group helped Hapi on its tax legal structure. 

Client feedback 

“Their strategy was great, their response time was great, the level of analysis in their deliverables was great.” 

Mayora & Mayora Abogados

Founded 50 years ago, Mayora & Mayora has grown to become a leading firm in Central America. The Guatemala office has a strong tax department focused on corporate tax, planning, income tax and value taxation across different jurisdiction. In addition, the firm is active in transfer pricing. Partners Eduardo Mayora and Juan Carlos Casellas lead the tax group that provides services to several domestic key players and international clients.  

In the last 12 months, the tax group worked on different complex tax matters involving international clients. All the matters remained confidential. 

QIL+4 Abogados

A very large firm in Guatemala, the tax group at QIL+4 Abogados provides services on tax planning, all the tax aspects in merger and acquisitions, international transactions as well as tax restructuring. In addition, the team has gained a reputation in tax controversy. Jose Quiñones is the head of the department. The law firm advises domestic and international clients across different industries. 

During the research period, the group provided tax advice for the transaction structuring of a leading agro-industrial conglomerate. Another interesting mandate saw the tax team working on the tax matters for a food service group.