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Mr. Alcántara has a vast and solid experience in the areas of Civil Law, and Commercial Law, having being involved in multiple processes, including voluntary jurisdiction, civil and commercial plenary and summary proceedings, constitutional proceedings and appeals. He worked for more that seven years (1999 a 2007) in the First Instance Court, Number Two of Civil and Commercial Matters, where he acted as a Summons Server for two years (being responsible for the undertaking of all servings from the court), then occupied the position of Court Official for two years (during which, he drafted the judgments issued by the court) and was appointed Court Secretary, for a period of three years, during which he was the Administrative Chief of the Court, and elaborated the first judgment in each case, granting motions for constitutional actions. He was also in charge of personally attending Litigators’ requests at the Court.
The Court where Mr. Alcántara obtained his experience, was recognized as “Model Court”, and has been acknowledged by users, Judiciary Branch authorities and external assessment officers from Spain and Uruguay, as the best court in the system, due to its efficiency, owed, in part, to the implementation of an automatic system that allowed for any court resolution and legal notification to be executed in an exemplary manner.
During the course of his career, he has obtained favorable judgments, which have been confirmed and held by the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Justice and Constitutional Court in several complex cases in which all means of evidence have been practiced, including those by qualified experts and scientific nature.
Some examples of cases in which Mr. Alcántara has been involved in are: the first case of a compulsory wind-up of a local bank; oral proceedings regarding unfair competition regulations from multiple industries, including the automotive industry, and the food and candy industry. He was in charge of the dealings involved in Constitutional Action proceedings in which public and private offices, and officials were involved, being the communication intermediary on behalf of the Court.
As a member of the litigation team of Carrillo y Asociados, he has participated in the defense of minority rights, in one of the most complex cases in the history of this country. Moreover, he has participated in cases involving bankruptcy of banking institutions, and litigation regarding family estates, and collection proceedings promoted by the government, among others.
San Carlos University of Guatemala, Attorney at Law and Notary Public, 2008.
Mr. Alcántara joined the firm in 2007.
He was involved in the education program for the new members of the Judiciary Branch. He imparted a course on legal notifications at the Center of Auxiliary Services of the Administration of Justice, in 2005.
Thesis: “The inclusion of moral damages and moral offenses in Guatemalan Law,” 2008
Guatemalan Bar Association
Civil, Commercial and Criminal Litigation