Name: Dr. Eduardo Mayora
Firm Name: Mayora & Mayora
Jurisdiction: Guatemala
Practice Area: Administrative Law


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Professional Biography:

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Dr. Eduardo Mayora is the regional managing partner of the Firm and son of Eduardo Mayora Dawe, founder of Mayora & Mayora, S.C. He is a lawyer and notary since 1980, pursuing various postgraduate studies, including doctorates, both in legal and economic matters. A national reference as a renowned Guatemalan jurist, his professional practice includes banking, financial, commercial, securities, arbitration, administrative and fiscal matters. He has also excelled in academia and opinion journalism, as a teacher and lecturer at a national and international level, and was the university Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Francisco Marroquín University.

He has been a board member of banking institutions, trade associations, NGOs’ and international associations, which has kept him abreast of legal changes. He also attends multiple international congresses, professional and academic activities.

Representative Cases

Dr. Eduardo Mayora has been the lawyer in charge of advising the Guatemalan National Stock Exchange since its incorporation in the 1980´s. He was also the key lawyer in the most emblematic case of the privatization of the telecommunications industry in Guatemala. He has handled successful cases for global companies in the airline and tobacco industries in complex tax and tax planning matters. Finally, he has participated in local and international arbitration proceedings for clients in the mining and energy industries.

Areas of Expertise

  • Administrative Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Tax Law

Education

  • 2004 – Doctorate & Master’s Degree in Pluralist, Public and Private Law – Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • 1997 – Doctorate in Law & Diploma in Fundamentals of Economics – Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala
  • 1992 – Diploma in Economic Analysis – Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala
  • 1982 – Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) – Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1980 – Bachelor of Law – Rafael Landivar University, Guatemala

Firm Description:

Mayora & Mayora is a leading law firm in Central America that has existed for more than fifty-five years with four offices in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras (Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula). Eduardo Mayora Dawe founded the firm in Guatemala City in 1966, with a vision to create the first institutionalized firm in the country, a legacy carried on to this day.

At Mayora & Mayora, there is a team of over 35 legal specialists ready to assist clients in a wide-spectrum of legal matters. Renowned for its excellence and ethical approach, the firm offers legal assistance in administrative, banking, civil, corporate, finance, immigration, labor, litigation and tax matters, among others.

Mayora & Mayora is the exclusive member for Guatemala of the largest network of private law firms in the world, Lex Mundi, since its inception in the early eighties. As part of the Lex Mundi global network, the firm has privileged access for its clients to more than 22,000 lawyers worldwide, through one single point of contact. Individually, each Lex Mundi member firm is a leader in its local market. Together, the Lex Mundi member firms provide legal resources at a global level with unmatched depth and breadth.

The firm and its attorneys have been recommended by the most reputable and renowned legal ranking agencies such as The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000 and Latin Lawyer, just to name a few. Mayora & Mayora won IFLR1000’s award for Most Innovative Firm in Guatemala for 2018, showcasing its ability to stand out amongst its competitors. In 2020, the firm was recognized as the firm of the year for Guatemala by Who’s Who Legal.

In 2022, the firm was recognized as the Best Firm in Corporate Law in El Salvador by the magazine, Derecho y Negocios.

The firm works alongside sister firms, Mayora IP, S.A. and Mayora Domains, S.A., which provide legal services in intellectual property matters and domain name registration and management. Led by the son and grandson of Mayora & Mayora’s founding partner, they are in an expansion phase, now with offices in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Mayora & Mayora offers its clients what many regional firms do not: a fully integrated firm that provides seamless, efficient and robust legal services. Regional integration is at the core of Mayora & Mayora’s mission and a direct response to clients wanting exceptional legal support across multiple jurisdictions. The firm’s goal is to be the first choice of clients for their most challenging and significant transactions and disputes.

 

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