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Legal Services | Guatemala

tel: +502 2327 4646 | fax: +502 2327 4613
Diagonal 6, 10-01 Zona 10 | Guatemala | 01010 | Guatemala


Guatemala, Guatemala

QIL+4 ABOGADOS's Overview

The Firm has integrated the capacities, knowledge and teams of Quiñones, Ibargüen, Luján & Mata, S.C. and 4 Abogados, S.A. to continue consolidating and strengthening our presence in the legal market, and to complement our practice areas under a common vision with our clients – We do more together. We are now QIL+4 ABOGADOS a fully integrated firm composed by an experienced team providing legal services and advise in a wide range of practice areas working under coordinated efforts to provide our clients one and the same service standard.

Our integration responds to market changes and needs of globalized clients that seek specialized, sensible, efficient and experienced answers and solutions. At QIL+4 ABOGADOS we are devoted to the service and work culture that motivate OUR TEAM to stand out, adding value in the deals, cases and activities in which we participate. Before the consolidation, Quinones, Ibarguen, Lujan & Mata, S.C., a full service law firm founded in 1999 has steadily grown to become one of the leading law firms in Guatemala.

We are committed to continue being the top choice for comprehensive legal services in the Guatemalan market for all of our PRACTICE AREAS. Its broad areas of practice range from Corporate, M&A, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Tax Advice, Employment and Public Utilities to Intellectual Property and Governmental Procurement. The firm is also committed to personal and professional growth of its members through constant training and development and is actively involved pro bono services, participating in boards of important NGO's and Corporate Social Responsibility organizations.
The firm has a strong international practice as a result of its many multinational clients. In this context, it has been involved in multinational acquisition transactions as well as has been part of cross boarder litigation teams. Oftentimes, the firm also acts as coordinating firm dealing directly with other regional firms on regional cross border aspects. Moreover, the firm regularly acts as local counsel in M&A and Financing transactions, working as a team with many of the leading international law firms in New York and other jurisdictions.


We do more together.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1999
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 25

Languages: English, French, Spanish


Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agency & Distribution Contracts
  • Arbitration
  • Capital Markets
  • Civil Law
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Criminal Law
  • Electricity Law
  • Employment
  • Financial Advisory
  • Financing
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Financing
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor Audits
  • Labor Law
  • Litigation
  • Local Financing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Reinsurance
  • Restructuring
  • Securities
  • Social Security
  • Tax Law
  • Tax Planning
  • Telecommunications
Representative Clients
  • Abbott Laboratories, Abbvie, AIG, AmBev, Bancolombia, Baxalta Incorporated, BCIE, Bicsa, British American Tobacco, Caterpillar Credito, Campbell Soup, Chiquita Brands, Chrysler, Chubb, CIENA, Cinépolis –MEX-, Citibank, Cisco Systems, Comex, Compañía Panameña de Aviación, Copa Airlines, Credit Suisse, Freight Liner, Daimler, DEG (FFW banking group)Ebay, ED&F Man, ENEL Green Power, Glencore, G&T Bank, Henkel , Hill & Knowlton, Jaguar Land Rover, J.P. Morgan, Macquarie Bank, Michelin, Morgan Stanley, Nestlé, Norfund, Pay Pal, Pencils of Promise, PPG Industries, Public Enterprises of Medellín ,Rijk Zwaan Guatemala, Tahoe Resources, TECO Energy, Telus International, Vitol, Inc., Wartsïlä, WPP Group, Young & Rubicam

Reflections About Neutrality: How The Government Taxes Productivity
QIL+4 ABOGADOS, February 2018

Neutrality is a basic concept in tax policy which establishes that a tax system should not interfere in the decision-making process, so that the decision should be taken based on its economic merits and not in its tax implications. Of course, this is not an absolute principle because it is understood that absolute neutrality is impossible to achieve. Nonetheless, there are some scenarios where it is clear that the Guatemalan tax system lacks neutrality and therefore affects companies when making business decisions...

Corporate Consilience
QIL+4 ABOGADOS, October 2017

Central America is at an inflection point regarding acceptable compliance and conformity. Among all the anxiety and instability that change will bring, it is welcoming to see that separate disciplines are pushing towards similar objectives in Corporate Governance. A quick discussion on Director´s Responsibility provides a glimpse on how new Governance issues will reshape slanted interpretations of the law. We´ll try to make a point for “Consilience” in Corporate Culture by using a short hypothetical case. We will make a looser use of the concept ofConsiliencethan what has been recently used by Edward O...

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QIL + 4 Abogados Appoints Two New Partners: Eva Cacacho and Andrés Lowenthal
QIL+4 ABOGADOS, March 2017

QIL + 4 Abogados has appointed two new partners: Eva Cacacho and Andrés Lowenthal. 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 as land purchases, leases, real estate developments, title searches and due diligences...

QIL+4 Abogados in Guatemala Acts as Local Counsel to Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
QIL+4 ABOGADOS, February 2017

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. Other financial institutions involved included Scotiabank and The Bank of New York Mellon. The notes, due in 2027, were sold in the international capital markets. The proceeds will be used by CBC as issuer to repurchase all of the outstanding US$300,000,000...

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