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General aspects of the Moveable State Guarantees Law

From January 1st, of 2008, the small and medium companies or entrepeneurs will be able to ask for loans or credits, for their own needs and projects and whose guarantees can be personal moveable state property. This is due to the new law passed by the Congress of the Republic to have access on credits where the guarantees can be machinery, vehicles, and harvests, among others.

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Setting up a company in Guatemala

To set up a company and start a business in Guatemala, we recommend to get advice about the project facts, before starting to develop it. As an legal advisors, we will guide and advice to the right path according to the plan or projects seeked.

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Guatemala has the infrastructure and human resources to establish any kind of industry focused on technology. We trust the Guatemalan labor and we have the ability and attitude to learn quickly the tasks of assembling and manufacturing of electronic equipment ... Barreondo Manuel, General Manager, SAT Corporation

... Guatemalan labor force has natural abilities that allow easily be quickly trained in assembly tasks ... Jacob G. Teffel, Fogel Group CFO

Strategic Location

Guatemala has a comparative advantage with other countries in the region, due to its strategic location, making it a natural bridge between the Americas. Complemented by access to the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, as well as access to primary markets in the world.

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Along with the well-known will made or advice by an attorney, under which we manage the succession of our assets and rights in several legal jurisdictions, it has recognized in several legal jurisdictions the autonomy of the patient and the rights and obligations of clinical documentation and information.

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The voluntary immobilization of registered goods or rights

The voluntary immobilization of registered goods or rights, that are registered at the General Property Registration, is guaranteed and safeguarded by law in our legal environment for the benefit and legal certainty of the owner and / or their representatives (in special cases).

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Aspects to take care in a Buying and Selling real estate business.

To our clients and visitors, we share this publication, that contains general aspects of the real estate market and transactions, is subedited to a series of social, legal, and procedural factors and normatives, that in many cases, the lack of attention to one of them causes obstruction, delay and interrupt the real estate transactions or Negotiations. (Esq. Pedro Aragon Muñoz.)

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Until the law separate us

"Transparency, clear information and foment the dialogue between all the members of the team", are the keys to survive...

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Corporate Law
As a trustful law firm, we offer the advice to national and multinational companies, in business and corporate matters related to law area; we provide and commit to the client with our assistance and support, of our staff or attorneys, in all the corporate issues and activities, as well as the advice and participation in the taking decisions process. Furthermore, as services that relate to this matter, we provide the setting up and incorporating of local companies, Associations, NGOs, Foundations as well as other forms of incorporation. As a benefit to our clients we have cooperation pacts with foreign firms for the establishment of foreign companies, offshore companies or associations in other jurisdictions, if required. Also we provide our assistance and advice on acquisitions and mergers with other companies; such as permanent legal advice. In addition we perform statutory reforms to the foundation deed, corporate restructurings, obligations and liability of shareholders and directors and shareholders agreements, among others.
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Commercial Law
As a firm, we offer to advice on matters relating to commercial law and business in general or on specific subjects (companies, credit, contracts, litigation, etc.) and advise the development of a claim, representation contracts, purchase, distribution, agency, trust, outsourcing contracts and licenses, labor and industry contracts, collateral and personal associations Contracts, General Conditions of Employment franchises, corporations, and other typical and atypical contracts, domestic and international, as your inter. .
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Criminal contingencies
We advise preventive and / or take in the concrete cases, that are directed against or that they must be promoted by any individual and / or collective entities with regard to situations that are framed in the criminal law (financial crimes, property crimes and / or attempt against the life and safety of people). We constantly advise interested parties, in order to prevent the commission of criminal acts.
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Civil Law
We offer advice on civil, relating to the right of the individual, family (marriage, divorce, separation, and issues related to child custody, property and obligations, among others) on matters related to property and real state (such as real estate issues, property registration, ownership and horizontal condominium, disposition of property, real property, mortgages, pledges, etc.) on issues relating to the right of succession and wills (bequests, wills, intestacy, donations, etc.) and development of advisory contracts, such sales, pledges, proxies, Power of attorneys, leases, donations, and among other branches and other matters related to civil life of the individual.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
We assist negotiating processes in relation to the development of contracts in any branch or negotiated solutions to disputes arising from contracts can also be part if it applies to the mediation, conciliation and / or arbitration as agreed upon, as appropriate, are nationals (Guatemala) or international (foreign). We have lawyers qualified, trained and dressed in various themes for the advice, advocacy and / or representation of these procedures, as the case or to be nominated as arbitrators, mediators, negotiators and conciliators.
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Family business advice
We advise family businesses and family members, in respect to its set up, legal protocols; business performance; assistance and advice on making decision and operational development process, straight to the success of family businesses; the success possible forms of participation occur and / or heritage to future generations, or merging with other entities of similar importance.
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Legal Services Abroad
Aragón & Aragón as law firm who benefits clients interests, offer the foreign or cross aboard clients, that in case they need personal and professional legal aid or actions, our lawyers are able to perform legal proceedings, legal advice and notarial documents, anywhere in the world.
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Intellectual property
We advice in matters related to Intellectual Property (patents, Pct, trademarks, and others). We provide the registration service and representation in the registration process, modification or cancellation of trademarks, patents, Pct, industrial designs, trade names, among others, and actions and / or defend cases of opposition, nullity, disloyal competence and / or other related processes, in regard to intellectual property. We design and elaborate assignment and licensing contracts, franchises, contracts delimitation of use. We also offer anteriority search and the deliverance of the search report of intellectual property issues. As a regional service, if the client needs to centralize the intellectual property of his business in our firm, we have strategic alliances with law firms who can take charge of their case in their countries, with our constant monitoring and legal auditing. As a related service, provides advice on issues relating to domain names and their conflicts, so we can represent the same (taking action or defense) in conflicts over domain names.
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Franchises
Advice on the negotiation process, preparation of contracts in franchising issues.
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Immigration and Naturalization
Advice and representation in the process of obtaining, renewing and loss of immigration status, and advisory and representation for process in relation to the obtaining of Guatemalan nationality.
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Service to Foreign Investment
In Aragon & Aragon aware that foreign investment is needed in our country, we have acquired the knowledge and experience necessary to provide the investor (domestic or foreign) with qualifying aspects, the services that project is needed and a portfolio investment opportunities, such as real estate, tourism, business, among others.
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Labor Law
We provide constant advice to employers with issues related to labor law and its effects, and also advise of collective contracting and resolution of legal disputes, such as advice on social security. In the area of labor recruitment, we offer the following services: Labor contracts in general; Recruiting senior managers; non-competition contracts; confidentiality contracts. We also offer advice on Human Resources related topics such as: system of pay and stock option plans, pension plans and complementary social security, policy manuals and protocols of conduct and others. We managed collective negotiations and industrial relations, corporate reorganization and decentralization of production, layoffs and restructuring, Layoffs individual Arbitration and Litigation in the court order, administrative procedures and administrative litigation.
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Notarial Services
We advice on contracting and legal relations; we write and create deeds, such as notarial affidavits, Power of attorneys, contracts, and public documents. In addition, we advice and review contracts or other public documents, providing to the client our comments and effects, warning about the legal consequences of the transaction to take place.
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Real Estate Law, Construction and Planning
Advisory on issues related to real estate law, in their different legal implications. Our real estate area offer the following services: Real estate audit; Property promotion; buildings and property swaps; contracts for the exploitation of the asset (rent, transfer of use, etc.). Investment Operations property, such as: Buy income guarantees, declarations and guarantees, defects, real estate financing operations, such as: Project finance, mortgage financing, structured finance, mortgage Rights Building, real estate contracts, such as drafting and negotiating all kinds of contracts in real estate, and Condominium Horizontal Property, Real Estate Purchase, Barter, Option to purchase; prelitigation Affairs and contentious. At the construction site, we offer the following services: technical consultancy contracts, architectural contracts, engineering contracts, Project Management, Construction Management and Accountability agent construction. And in the Area of Urban Development, provides the following services: Licensing Contracts and urbanity, negotiating with the Administration; Conventions planning, preparation and processing of planning tools; Management Board compensation. >
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Disputes and Trial Procedures in Labor, Civil, Commercial and Constitutional Law
Advice and representation on trial procedures to be carried out before the Courts of Justice of Guatemala, according to the respective matters. We also represent processes relating to shares of liability (contractual, extra-contractual, professional); societal conflicts, processes of knowledge, implementation processes, processes with regard to fundamental rights and inheritance rights; Processes International (Allegation and evidence of law abroad, international jurisdiction, Determination of applicable law, Lis pendens and related international measures, notification and examination of evidence abroad, recognition and enforcement of judgments and other foreign securities, among other processes).
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Constitutional Law
Advice on constitutional interpretation of laws and representation of unconstitutional actions and habeas corpus, and other actions related.
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Tax Law
Advice of tax planning; defense of administrative adjustments, measurements; as well as representation in court proceedings related to taxes issues.
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Telecommunications Law
We advice and representation of telecommunications companies, inducting them about the in law regulations; drafting of contracts; and obtaining permits and government concessions, and other matters related.
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Administrative Law
We advice in law administration regulations, such as public bidding, concessions, public contracts and privatization processes, as well as issues related to environment and migration. Besides the issues related, we also represent and obtain work permits, business licenses and various governmental and counties permits, health and sanitary records of food and medicinal products; and national and international bidding.

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Banking and Finance Law
We advice on banking and finance law, concerning to investment or loans, for business or acquisitions of heritage. We are able to represent national and international finance and banking institutions, such as advice this institutions on banking and finance law regulations. We are able to review and draft banking contracts and deeds, such as trusts, funds, among others contracts related.
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Energy, Mining and Petroleum Law
We advice on mining, energy and petroleum law regulations. We represent and perform with due diligence the process to obtain the license of exploration and exploitation, according to the client needs. We research projects, and perform a due diligence of the properties in which it is intended to develop the projects.

For other services not listed or if you have an specific matter you need to attend, please contact us.

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 September 2017 )
 
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