Vivian Morales is recognised for her impressive knowledge of civil law, particularly when it comes to related regulation and contractual matters.
Vivian joined the firm in 2011. She has ample experienced in corporate law; commercial; mercantile and civil contracting and regulations; local tax and labour matters; mergers and acquisitions; and preparation of guaranties and securities for national and international transactions entities.
In recent years she has taken part in major M&As and has led and collaborated in multi-jurisdictional cases, demonstrating excellent leadership and knowledge. She has advised local and international companies in the region, and provides day-to-day legal assistance to operating companies in Guatemala. She has experience in providing legal assessments for due diligence projects (both national and international), as well as the organisation and processing of data rooms.
She has ample experience on the corporate legal practice and on the incorporation of local companies and foreign entities’ branches, including general legal advice to develop their activities in Guatemala.
She has been an auxiliary lecturer at Francisco Marroquín University and Rafael Landívar University in Guatemala, where she has taught courses on private and public international law and a summer course on current international business.
She wrote an article regarding the legal framework on foreign investment in Guatemala for AmCham and has also written the Guatemala chapter of the International Bar Association’s Guide on Shareholder Agreements annually since 2012.
Her passion to keep herself updated on economic and legal environment has allowed her to provide general legal advice to international and national investors.