Mario Archila

Mario Archila
Diagonal 6, 10-01 zona 10
Centro Gerencial Las Margaritas, Torre II,
oficina 402-B.
Guatemala City
+502 2382 7700


Who's Who Legal Central America - Dispute Resolution

Mario Archila has been a partner at Arias since August 2014, and has practised law for 30 years. His practice is devoted to dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration. He is recognised for his mediation and negotiation skills. He is also an expert and has vast experience on intellectual property, health approval and real estate.

Mr Archila leads the litigation department and he specialises in resolving conflicts through creative and cost-efficient solutions including out-of-court settlements, alternate dispute resolution mechanisms and, if necessary, skilful litigation. His dispute resolution practice covers the following areas of law: corporate, commercial, real estate, taxes, constitutional, administrative, labour, transportation, intellectual property, criminal law and international arbitration. 

Mario’s previous roles include treasurer of the Bar Association of Guatemala (1996-1999); substitute magistrate of the Court of Appeals (1999-2004); and member of the academic council of the Faculty of Law and Justice at San Pablo University in Guatemala (also dean). He was appointed as arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport based in Lausanne, Switzerland (2009).

He holds a master's degree in commercial and economic law from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala (2007) and earned his postgraduate degree in civil appeals from San Pablo University Guatemala (2009). Mr Archila holds a diploma in fiscal and tax aspects from the Chamber of Commerce in Guatemala (2002) and legal aspects of international legal acts from INCAE Business School (Nicaragua, 2000).

WWL says: Mario Archila is an exceptional practitioner who is one of the most highly rated in the region on disputes involving real estate and intellectual property.

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