“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential” -Winston Churchill-

Jorge Asensio

Languages

English and Spanish.

Jorge Asensio

Born in 1947. Admitted to the Guatemalan Bar Association, 1973. Notary Public, 1973.

EDUCATION
Instituto Latinoamericano de Administración de Empresas (INCAE). MBA, (1974). Universidad Rafael Landívar. Graduated in Law, (1973)


MEMBERSHIPS
International Bar Association (IBA). Guatemalan Bar Association. 1973. Puerto Barrios Administrative Board. Member of the National Port Commission. Hydrowest International.


CAREER
Partner, Sfera (2018 – today); Partner, Asensio Andrade Flores (1975-2018); Member of the National Port Commission (2007 -2015); Member of the Administrative Board of Puerto Barrios (1990 – 2015); Manager of Fabrigas Belice (2002 – 2008); Manager of Compañía Nacional Productora de Cemento, S.A. (CANAL) Nicaragua (2002 to date); Director and Founder of Insurance Company La Ceiba; Manager of Compañía Bananera Guatemalteca Independiente, S.A. (COBIGUA – Chiquita Brands), (1987-2015); Member of the Tax Commissions of 1980, 1982, 1988 CACIF; Foreign Associate, of the Law Firm Arnold & Porter de Washington DC, (1974-1976).

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Gabriel Pallarés

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“If you're afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside.” -Ronald Reagan-

Estuardo Gamalero

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" Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm". Abraham Lincoln

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Regulatory Compliance

Specialized counseling in compliance and corporate governance: compliance verification, due diligence processes, anticorruption evaluation, corporate compliance planning and supervision, corporate risk prevention. We have vast experience in risk management and provide a specialized advisory focused on legal and regulatory compliance for regulated sectors, according to each applicable legislation.
Ethical investigations and installation of a proper system for Claim’s Management.
Counseling on the application and interpretation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Law.
Audits in compliance of administrative policies and Human Resources.
Preparation of ethical codes periodical revisions and support in the correct application by employees.
International norm counseling related to the FCPA Law and money laundering: constant updates and proper application.

• Registry of natural persons and/or corporations in compliance with Law 8204 and its bylaws.
• Elaboration of guidelines for legal compliance and manuals on compliance procedures for anti-money laundering.
• Due diligence preparation and elaboration of reports in order to comply with the resolution regarding the Registry of Transparency and Final Beneficiaries, to be made before the Central Bank.
• Corporate amendments to comply with the Corporate Governance Voluntary Code and other mandatory corporate governance guidelines; according to each specific entity and its business activity.
• Drafting of corporate governance codes.
• Elaboration of family protocols and all related matters to Family Planning and Family Offices.