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Emanuel Callejas

He joined the firm in 2006. Currently a member of the Bankruptcies, Insolvencies and Asset Recovery Practice Group.


Emanuel joined the Law Firm in 2006. He is an Attorney-At-Law and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), focused on the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud, risk management and compliance matters. He is currently a member of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Asset Recovery Practice Group.

His experience includes the general aspects of asset recovery, the collection of evidence and the coordination of strategies supporting local and international dispute resolutions, including cooperating with local and international forensic experts, and preserving electronic information.

Throughout his career at the Law Firm, Emanuel has contributed with the different practice areas in the analysis of corporate structures and transactions, due diligence processes, and commercial contracts for the incorporation and reorganization of corporate entities in Central America.


  • Attorney-At-Law and Notary, Francisco Marroquin University, 2009.
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Fraud Examiner, 2016.
  • LL.M in Finance, Business School, Francisco Marroquín University, 2017.
  • Minor in Entrepreneurship Program, Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, 2018.

Publications and Contributions

  • The Central America Approach to Cybersecurity and Data Protection, Terralex, 2015.
  • Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings. The Devil is in the Details: Legal Requirements for Incorporating Documents in Latin America. INSOL International, 2015.
  • Insolvency Reform in Guatemala: An incentive for Domestic and Foreign Investors, Chase Cambria, 2015.
  • Guatemala: The Corruption Risk. Latinvex, 2016.
  • Anti-Corruption Guide. – Latin Lawyer, 2014-2016.
  • 27th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2016.
  • Doing Business, World Bank, 2015-2016.
  • The Rule of Law Index. The World Justice Project, 2013-2016.
  • What does the COVID-19 crisis mean for victims of fraud? FraudNet, 2020.
  • In view of the crisis generated by COVID-19, it is fundamental to implement value preservation measures for Guatemalan businesses. Vox Iuris, 2020.
  • Guatemala: Economic impact derived from the COVID-19 pandemic. Lexology/ Terralex, 2020.
  • Global Guide (Guatemala): Measures adopted to support distressed businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. INSOL International / World Bank Group. 2020.


  • Guatemalan Bar Association
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
  • International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International).
  • ICC-Fraudnet.

Practice Areas

Fraud, Asset Recovery, Insolvency

Other members of our team

Gabriel Cabrera

He joined the Firm in 2017. He is a current member of the Tax and Customs, Arbitration and Fraud and Insolvency Practice Groups.

Ana Lucía Chávez

She joined the Firm in 2020. Her practice focuses on corporate transactions, restructurings...