LACCA Approved: José Elias Arriaza

Litigation Firm: Consortium Legal Guatemala

Elías José Arriaza Sáenz is a partner of the litigation department at Consortium Legal – Guatemala. He has extensive experience in civil, mercantile, tax, administrative and IP litigation.

In recent years, he has led the defence of: opposition against the concession of a mine (the value of the mining project is US$400 million); the annulment of contracts related with a sea port (the investment is more than US$30 million); adjustments to income tax (US$40 million).

He was professor of Company Commercial Law, in the Master of School of Economic & Business Sciences at Universidad Rafael Landivar (2011–2014). Since 2015 he has been professor of Civil and Mercantile Procedure Law at Universidad del Istmo. He collaborates with the Bar Association as professor of casación (special appeal before the Supreme Court). Mr Arriaza is founding and active member of the Guatemala Litigation Association; he was vice-president from 2015 to 2106.


LACCA Approved

Administrative Law

Anti-Corruption & Compliance



Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Corporate / M&A


Intellectual Property Law




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