QIL + 4 Abogados appoints two new partners

 Andrés Lowenthal

Andrés Lowenthal

 
 Eva Cacacho

Eva Cacacho

Andrés´ practice focuses in financing, banking and commercial agreements, with special emphasis in corporate finance of different types, project finance, mergers and acquisitions in the commercial, industrial, pharmaceutical, mining and energy sectors. Andrés has significant experience structuring, coordinating and closing commercial and financial transactions involving the US and several countries of Latin America. Additionally, being admitted to practice in Guatemala and New York, Andrés is well acquainted with the common law system, as well as the agreements related to cross-border transactions governed by foreign laws that involve foreign clients and international law firms.

 

Eva heads the real estate practice of the firm, and has extensive experience in providing legal advice to residential and commercial developments, condominiums, industrial units, and golf courses, as well asland purchases, leases, real estate developments, title searches and due diligences.  Additionally, she has structured and negotiated several complex real estate deals requiring a high degree of specialization in tax, administrative and corporate law, and other legal issues that generally arise in the real estate markets, implementing efficient solutions for clients

Debt international notes offering by The Central America Bottling Corporation (CBC)

QIL+4 Abogados in Guatemala acted as local counsel to Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as underwriters and initial purchasers on the US$500,000,000.00 5.75% debt international notes offering by The Central America Bottling Corporation (CBC), a beverage producer and distributor with operations in Central America, the Caribbean and South America headquartered in Guatemala.

UNIS Law School held a high level seminar about Corporate Governance issues

UNIS Law School held a high level seminar to discuss new corporate governance issues with a packed attendance and participation of many personalities including the Head of the asset recovery court, the Tax Superintendent and the chief  Corruption Crimes Prosecutor.   The discussion involved best practices and recent developments including risks arising from corporate responsibilities and tax and corruption effects.  Our Partners Jose Quiñones had the chance to discuss corporate governance issues arising from the upcoming ISO37001 anti-bribery standard and Marcos Ibarguen  offered closing remarks to a very successful event.

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Commission on Arbitration and ADR constituted the task force on “Maximizing the Probative Value of Witness Evidence”.

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)  and theCommission on Arbitration and ADR constituted the task force on “Maximizing the Probative Value of Witness Evidence.   Estuardo Mata Palmieri, Partner of  QIL + 4 Abogados, in charge of the Dispute Resolution pratice, has been selected to participate and contribute on the discussion.

QIL+4 Abogados partnered with Miller & Chevalier for the 13th Latin American 2016 Latin America Corruption Survey

QIL+4 Abogados partnered with Miller & Chevalier and 13 Latin American partner firms in a survey to corporate executives based in 19 countries working in a broad cross-section of industries. 637 individuals completed the survey, which was made available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.   77 percent of respondents say anti-corruption laws are ineffective in their country. 

 

Scholarship program of Guatefuturo

Two highly talented Associates Attorneys from QIL+4 Abogados are among the chosen few recognized by Guatefuturo through its scholarship program which promotes, orientates and finances professionals with academic excellence to pursue a master’s or Ph.D studies in the best universities abroad.

TELUS announces Baring Private Equity Asia to acquire 35 percent stake in TELUS International

QIL+4 Abogados is pleased to have assisted TELUS International with their recent acquisition of a 35% stake by Baring Private Equity Asia, an Asian asset management firm, which values TELUS International at US$1 billion.  TELUS International has become a leading global provider of customer service, IT, and business process services to industry leaders across the telecommunications, utilities, high tech, gaming, finance, retail, e-commerce, travel and logistics, and health care sectors.  A statement issued by TELUS says this agreement, “… leverages TELUS’ world class customer service and employee engagement with Baring Private Equity Asia’s global relationships to expand TELUS International’s business process, IT and customer service operations.”