Johann Hartleben

Lawyer and Notary with extensive knowledge and experience in corporate law and in the design of corporate structures, in local and international jurisdictions. He has experience in the design of corporate governments and shareholder agreements. He has advised local and foreign clients on local and international business transactions, as well as on the process of structuring them.

Legal advice on M&A and due diligence processes. He has experience in the drafting and negotiation of commercial, typical and atypical agreements, in Spanish and in English.

Legal advice to real estate companies and real estate housing and business projects. He has advised companies on intra-corporate conflicts. Additionally, he has provided advice for the acquisition and registration of aircrafts.

He has recently provided legal advice to entrepreneurs and startups through Startups Legalsa, which provides legal advice to entrepreneurs.

Master Degree in American Law (LLM) with a specialization in International Business from the Boston University (2015)
Degree in Legal and Social Sciences, Lawyer and Notary Public from Francisco MarroquĂ­n University (2012).
Legal English course from University of Southern California (2012)

Highly recommended and qualified by the Chambers and Partners Latin America and Chambers and Partners Global in the Corporate/M&A area.
Recognition in Legal 500 Guatemala Corporate/M&A

Corporate Law
Foreign Investment
Real Estate


Guatemalan Bar Association
International Bar Association
American Bar Association

He provided legal advice on the structuring and acquisition of a logistics and storage service provider company in one of the most important industrial zones of Guatemala, for the amount of US$25 million.

He provided legal advice to a business group of Mexican origin on the sale of the largest operation of Guatemala of remittances and money transfer, for the amount of US$ 35 million.

He provided legal advice on the due diligence process and negotiation of the corresponding agreements for the acquisition of a telephone company in Guatemala for the amount of US$333 million.

He has provided advice to Guatemalan businessmen, on their expansion and opening of commercial operations within the United States and in other Latin American countries, leading and coordinating with law firms in different jurisdictions.

Legal advice on different real estate transactions, especially on the acquisition of shopping malls and real estate for commercial purposes, for the amount of US$ 10 million.