Julio López

Junior Associates

+502  2421-5725



Julio is currently a member of the tax team. His professional practice is focused on the counseling in tax and custom matters for local and international companies, oriented to the analysis and preventions of risks and to the analysis of the tax impact of commercial projects and operations, in accordance with the legislation of Guatemala and with global tendencies, as well as the implementation of compliance policies.

His experience in tax and customs matters also comprises the analysis of cases, the defense of taxpayers and the formulation of strategies in administrative procedures, and in administrative contentious and criminal proceedings.

Before joining the Law Firm, he worked in the criminal litigation field, where he gained experience in the analysis and formulation of strategies to address criminal proceedings related to white-collar, property, corporate and tax crimes. He also worked in the civil and corporate litigation field, and worked in the counseling and solution of complex civil, commercial and arbitration cases, which encompassed disputes between corporations, shareholders’ rights, fulfillment and enforcement of contracts, debt collection and constitutional relief proceedings.

He worked at the Judiciary of Guatemala for six years. First, he worked at a First Instance Court, Civil and Enforcement of Publicly Imposed Liabilities Division, and later at a Court of Appeals, Civil and Commercial Division. He was in charge of handling and processing multiple civil, commercial and enforcement of publicly imposed liabilities controversies and proceedings, and voluntary jurisdiction matters.


Update on Tax Commercial Law Postgraduate Course, universidad de San Carlos and Tax Commercial Law Institute, 2018.

Corporate and Tax Law Postgraduate Course, universidad del Istmo, 2016.

Attorney-At-Law and Notary, universidad Rafael Landívar, 2015.

Publications and Contributions

  • Thesis: “Thesis: “Legal Regulation of Rights In Rem in Mexico, Argentina, Spain, and Central America”, 2015.


Guatemalan Bar Association

Practice Areas

Tax and Customs Substantive and Procedural


Spanish - English

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