Florencio A. Gramajo

Associate, Guatemala
florencio.gramajo@ariaslaw.com

Experience

  • Florencio joined the firm’s Corporate & Transactional department in 2016. He has also worked as a foreign attorney for two major U.S.-based firms, in their Miami and Washington D.C. offices, where he was part of the Latin America Practice providing counsel for commercial and corporate transactions, international finance dealings and international commerce issues.
  • Florencio is a business-oriented attorney who focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, banking and financial services, corporate governance, and foreign investment matters. He has successfully navigated complex domestic and cross-border deals across industries, ranging up to US$2 billion in value. In addition, Florencio has advised numerous multinational clients in connection with establishing, developing, and managing their presence in Guatemala and Central America.
  • Florencio has an LL.M. and Wharton Business & Law Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his first law degree, magna cum laude, from Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala and a postgraduate degree in international transactions from Universidad del Istmo, Guatemala. He also participated in the Program in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution, from University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center & University of Zagreb Faculty of Law (in cooperation with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law).

Career


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Wharton Business & Law Certificate, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Law Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala.
  • Authorized as a practicing Attorney and Notary Public, from Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala.
  • Postgraduate studies in International Transactions, from Universidad del Istmo de Guatemala.
  • Program in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and of Zagreb, in cooperation with the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Memberships


  • Guatemala Bar Association.
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Publications


  • • Mechanisms for the promotion and protection of direct foreign investment in Guatemalan legislation, thesis prepared to obtain the Law degree, and the academic degrees of Attorney and Notary Public. Winner of the Salvador Aguado-Andreut Prize that is awarded to students who have distinguished themselves by excellence and rigor in the development of the thesis work, and for the property and elegance in the writing of it (2018).

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