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Ruby M. Asturias C.

Ruby M. Asturias C.

Partner and Director

Pacheco Coto
Costa Rica

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With more than 17 years experience, Ms. Ruby Asturias ’ expertise is in the areas of Corporate and Commercial, Labor and Fiscal Law, with emphasis on mergers & acquisitions, foreign investment, franchising licensing and Joint Ventures. Prior to joining Pacheco Coto, Ms. Asturias was co-founder, partner and president of the Board of Directors of Aczalaw Abogados Centroamericanos Asociados, a firm with presence throughout Central America.

Ms. Asturias has for several years been Chair of the Guatemalan Chapter of the New York State Bar Association and since 2012, is Chair of the Leadership Committee of NYSBA’s Latin American Council, of which she is co-founder. In 2012, Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center granted her the “Leading Light” award. Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global guides have listed her as “leading Lawyer” during 5 consecutive years (2010-2015), and In 2013, the IFLR 1000 Legal Media Group granted her the “Americas Women in Business Law” award.

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Education

  • Universidad Católica de Chile (LLM., Master of Law, 2012)
  • Universidad Francisco Marroquín (LLM., Finance and Tax, 2006)
  • Universidad Francisco Marroquín (LLM., Business Law, 2003)
  • Universidad de Georgetown/INCAE (Executive Program on Legal Aspects of International Business, 1999)
  • Universidad Francisco Marroquín Law School, (Licentiate in Law and Notary Public (Cum Laude), 1999)
 
Areas of Practice
Articles

  • “DISTRIBUTION LAW 2013”, Latin Lawyer, April 2013
  • "CRITERIOS QUE UTILIZA EL REGISTRO DE LA PROPIEDAD INTELECTUAL DE GUATEMALA PARA CALIFICAR LA SEMEJANZA DE LAS MARCAS”, Marcasur Magazine, October 2012
  • "KEY QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE SOLVED BY AN INVESTOR WHO WISHES TO INTRODUCE A FRANCHISE IN CENTRAL AMERICA”, June 2011
  • “TRANSFER PRICING GUATEMALA”, Lawyer Monthly, May 2012
  • “IMMIGRATION LAW CLIENT STRATEGIES IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA”, Co-Author, 2010.


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