Profile

Javier Chacón is Senior Associate at BLP in Ciudad de Guatemala, specializes in Dispute Resolution. He has extensive experience developing legal defense strategies, extrajudicially and judicially, in different areas such as civil, commercial, administrative, contentious-administrative, constitutional, tax, and labor law. He joined BLP as an Associate in 2021.

  • Dispute Resolution 
  • BLP provided high-level advice to Grupo Unicomer in administrative and judicial actions. BLP designed and implemented an adequate and successful defense by demonstrating the use of the trademark and, therefore, maintaining it as the client’s property.   
  • BLP advises Ocean Network Express Holdings, Ltd. (ONE) – Japan. BLP advises ONE on all aspects of the deal related to Guatemalan law (corporate, labor, immigration, regulatory, tax), utilizing BLP’s capacities in all legal disciplines.
  • Management of Labor Contingencies for Pepsico. BLP acted as external lawyers for the client on the management of labor contingencies that arise in the companies of the Frito Lay group, Fabrica de Productos Alimenticios Rene, and PepsiCola Interamericana. Our advice lies in the early detection of labor contingencies, participation in conciliation and mediation processes of labor relations, and management of employee contract terminations.  
  • BLP advised QUALA INC. in different contentious-administrative procedures. Negocios Maravilla, S.A. opposes the registration of the different VIVE 100% brands in the Intellectual Property Registry of Guatemala. The opposing entity alleges a similarity with its REVIVE brand.
  • BLP advised SBI INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS AG (Solel Boneh) on terminating work contracts with the Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing of Guatemala, determining each of the causes of termination and the claims that justify the client’s decision. Each of the breaches by the State of Guatemala was studied in detail, as well as the claims for damages, losses, additional costs, and interest in favor of the client that can be used for future arbitration.   
  • BLP advised Servicios Portuarios SA in a lawsuit filed by The Quetzal Port Company over an alleged debt derived from the arbitrary and illegal increase of the lease value of the port areas.    
  • Recognized as a Rising Star by The Legal 500. 

Education 

  • Master of Constitutional Law, Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala, 2021. 
  • Degree in Legal and Social Sciences, Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala, 2016. 

Languages 

  • Spanish 
  • English 
  • Guatemalan Bar Association (CANG): Member 
  • International Bar Association: Member