“Never give up on a dream. Just try to see the signs that take you to him” – Paulo Coelho

Melanie Avea


Spanish and English

Melanie Avea

Born in 1985. Admitted to the Guatemalan Bar Association, 2011. Notary Public, 2011.

Universidad Francisco Marroquin. Graduated in Law, (2011)

Guatemalan Bar Association (2011). AMCHAM . INTA

Associate -Intellectual Property Regional Director at Sfera (2018-today). Associate at Asensio Andrade Flores (2012- 2018). Substitute Compliance Officer – TIGO Guatemala- (2010).

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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.