Liz is a Partner at Arias Guatemala and throughout the years has had the opportunity to practice in various areas of law. Currently she devotes most of her time counseling in labor, immigration and regulatory matters, serving clients in specific issues, day to day work, as well as providing them with updates on local regulations and in more extensive and complex processes.
In labor terms, she assists international and local companies in compliance with local regulations, contracts, labor disputes, internal labor regulations and occupational safety, among others. She has extensive experience advising companies on migration issues; facilitating the recruitment of foreign personnel and expatriation of local workers.
Moreover, her passion to keep herself updated in terms of the economic and legal environment, has allowed her to provide regulatory advice on various issues, serving diverse industries such as cosmetics, medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, agriculture, technology, telecommunications, advertising and consumer protection. She has also provided consulting on anti-corruption for several companies.
Liz also has experience in corporate work, intellectual property and health registrations. Thus giving her the ability to deal with client’s cases from a comprehensive perspective, where she can anticipate, address, and prevent timely situations that could affect their business.
Her role in the firm goes beyond the service she provides to her clients. Liz spends part of her time mentoring and coaching new generations of lawyers in Arias, instilling in them integrity, ethics, and responsibility, values that characterize the firm.
She has been a member and advisor to institutions and commissions that have contributed significantly to the country and the region’s institutions:
Her experience of over 30 years of practicing in different fields and above all, her specialization in Labor matters are recognized in some of the most important legal ranking guides:
Liz has served in providing advice to non-governmental organizations for labor issues including labor litigation. She has also provided advice in consultations on gathering evidence for applications of refugee status or political asylum abroad.