Alvaro Rodrigo Castellanos Howell

Consortium Legal - Guatemala



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Founding partner of Consortium Legal – Guatemala.  Chairman of the Board of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the Industrial Chamber of Guatemala (to date); Member of the ICC – Court of International Arbitration (2006-2018); and as Dean of the Law School of Rafael Landívar University (2002-2006).

  • Participated in the acquisition by Promerica Financial Corporation of Banco Citibank de Guatemala, S.A., Cititarjetas, Limitada and other related companies; in an operation that will reach US$ 1,474 billion in assets and nearly 100 bank branches;
  • Consortium - Legal (Guatemala) acted as Local Counsel for the Sole Lead Manager and Bookrunner of the Notes issued by the Republic of Guatemala in the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The issuance was made for US$500,000,000.00 but the Sole Lead Manager and Bookrunner received purchase orders in aggregate of US$1.69BN;
  • Acted as counsel to Citibank, N.A. (Sucursal Guatemala) to grant a loan of approximately US$3,600,000.00 to Pegamorteros de Guatemala, S.A.;
  • Acted as special counsel to Banco de America Central, S.A. (BAC Guatemala) to obtain a US$50,000,000.00 loan from a bank syndicate led by Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Insurance
  • Tech and telecoms

Guatemalan Bar Association

  • American Chambers of Commerce in Guatemala – Chambers;
  • International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce;
  • IBA;
  • Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB).

  • Master of Laws with specialization in International and Comparative Law. (Fulbright-LASPAU). (LL.M.)  Columbia University, Law School.  (October 1990);
  • Degree in Law and Social Sciences and Lawyer and Notary, Rafael Landívar University, School of Law (November 1986).