Corporate & Business, Labor & Employment & Intellectual Property Law Firm in Guatemala
Bufete Lopez CorderoMain Office
Avenida Reforma, 6-64 Zona 9
Plaza Corporativa Reforma, Torre III, Nivel 8
Guatemala City 01009
Contact Mr. Guillermo Lopez Cordero
Law Firm OverviewBufete Lopez Cordero (BUFELCO), established in 1969, is a highly recognized and respected law firm in Guatemala, which has undergone considerable growth in recent years in order to meet with the ever growing needs of its clients and the global economy. It is organized as an integrated law firm with three main departments: Corporate & Business Law, Labor & Employment & Intellectual Property.
It has been consistently ranked by Chambers & Partners as a leading firm in respect of its Corporate, Intellectual Property and Labour & Employment practices. As part of our Corporate and Business Law practice, we have been serving as general corporate counsel to both domestic and foreign companies for various decades, representing them in a highly professional and ethical manner.
Another important firm qualification is its expertise and know-how in the employment and labor field (exclusively employer oriented), which is an invaluable asset for the Guatemalan business environment. As part of this area of practice, we have ample experience in litigation, collective bargaining, expatriate issues and in general with all aspects relating to labor, immigration and social security issues in Guatemala.
Year this Office was Established: 1969
Languages: Spanish, English.
Areas of Law
- Administrative Law
- Agency & Distributorship
- Antitrust & Trade Regulation
- Business & Industry
- Business Formation
- Business Law
- Civil Rights
- Commercial Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Competition Law
- Consumer Law
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Law
- Corporate Litigation
Additional Areas of Law: Civil Contracts; Non-commercial Financing; Commercial Financing; Technology Transfer; Consumer Protection; Share and Asset Purchases; Due Diligence Procedures; Labor Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Collection.
Areas of Law Description
Bufete Lopez Cordero provides legal representation and services in the following areas of law:
- Corporate Law
We have ample experience and expertise in the corporate law area, in which we serve as legal counsel to a number of multinationals, regional and domestic companies, advising and guiding them in all of their corporate activities. Our corporate practice is among the leading practices in Guatemala, and has been included in the Chambers guide for Latin America.
- Commercial Law
Bufete Lopez Cordero serves clients in Commercial Law including contracts in general, Distribution, Agency and Representation, Agreements, Franchising, Commercial financing, Preparation of credit documentation, E-Commerce and Technology Transfer.
- Civil Law
Bufete Lopez Cordero serves clients in Civil Law including in Real Estate: Real Estate owned by foreign persons and companies; Wills, probates and succession proceedings; Civil contracts in general; and Civil associations, foundations and other Not for Profit organizations.
- Intellectual Property
Through our specialized IP Department (Bufelco Propiedad Industrial), with its own personnel devoted to such specific area of practice, we have served for many years as IP agents for prestigious companies, both international and domestic. Also relevant to mention is that we serve as Guatemalan correspondents to a large number of US, European and Asian firms, which rely on us for the protection of their clients interests in Guatemala.
- Labor & Employment
We are considered the leading law firm in Guatemala for Labor & Employment matters, under the leadership and expertise of senior partner and founder Guillermo López Cordero, whom has over 40 years of experience in the field. Our advice in this field is, exclusively, employer and private sector oriented, so all of our services are rendered from the perspective of businesses and corporations.
- Immigration and Expatriate Law
Advice and guidance in all aspects of immigration issues for expatriate personnel of foreign and domestic companies, including prosecution and obtainment of immigration visas (temporary and permanent), which will allow foreign personnel, their families and other economic dependents, to have legal residence in Guatemala and carry out work related / business activities.
- Consumer Protection and Advertising Law
Bufete Lopez Cordero serves clients in Immigration Law including: General guidance and advice concerning applicable consumer protection laws and regulations; Advice and defense in cases of claims brought before Consumer Protection authorities; Advice in cases of product recalls and similar events; Deceptive advertising; and Review and clearance of advertising claims.
- Administrative Law & Taxation
We have the required experience and expertise to advise and represent our clients in all public events and contests involving the acquisition of goods and/or services by the Government and Official Agencies. Our taxation practice is fully capable of providing fiscal planning advice and guidance, as well as defense services in the events of audits and claims, both before tax authorities and before the courts.
We offer specialized litigation services in the following areas: Commercial and Corporate, Labor & Employment, Intellectual Property, Administrative disputes, through the judiciary review of administrative decisions before the Administrative Courts, Fiscal Defense and Litigation before the Tax Courts and Arbitration.
- International Trademark Association
- Amcham (Guatemalan Chapter)
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
- Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual-ASIPI.
Mr. Guillermo L. Cordero
Administrative Law, Agency and Distributorship, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Law, Civil Litigation
Mr. Guillermo L. Davis
Advertising, Agency and Distributorship, Business Formation, Business Law, Business Litigation
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