Lionel is a partner at Consortium Legal – Guatemala. With over 34 years of experience in the electric, sugar, banana, industrial and commercial sectors; he has experience in labour litigation and counselling. During his professional practice, he has been given the task of creating and directing new areas of work such as: criminal tax law, migration advisory to expatriates of multinational corporations, obtaining permits and licenses so that they can perform work in these territories. He has also been a promoter and director of the compliance area focused primarily on the criminal area, thus avoiding the linking of legal representatives to the criminal proceedings in question.
During his career, he has elaborated the manual of labour inspectors sponsored by AID. In addition, he has negotiated collective agreements with unions, he has been a participant in labor justice commissions, representative of work organizations in national and international congresses.
He has participated as an adviser in matters of work and social welfare to national and multinational groups, banks and local companies; and as a member of the examining panels of students in labour matters at the Law School of the Francisco Marroquín University and the Rafael Landívar University in Guatemala.
He has a master’s in criminal law (closed curriculum) from the Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences, University of San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala (2006), and is an authorised lawyer and notary (1985).
He speaks Spanish.