Rodrigo Callejas leads the Insolvency and asset recovery practice at the Guatemalan law firm Carrillo y Asociados. He joined the firm in 2000 and earned his law degrees and notary public certifications from Francisco Marroquín University in 2002. He holds additional qualifications from the Central America Business Institute (INCAE) and Georgetown University Law Center, and is a fellow of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International).
Through Mr Callejas' expertise and leadership, Carrillo y Asociados is spearheading the development of insolvency/asset recovery law practice in Central America.
Mr Callejas leads the firm's team, working for the Custodian of Bancafe International Bank, incorporated in Barbados, with operations in Guatemala, in performing groundbreaking computer forensics and physical data recovery, to unravel a complex web of offshore non-regulated entities allegedly used to capture and launder money.
Mr Callejas is also lead multi-jurisdictional Latin American counsel for one of the largest international asset recovery/bank liquidations in history: the $4.2 billion Stanford International Bank (Antigua) Ponzi scheme.
Mr Callejas' experience includes coordinating and obtaining recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, and recognition of cross-border insolvency processes before local, US, and European authorities.
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Alfonso Carrillo M has served as managing partner of the firm Carrillo y Asociados since 1989, and plays a key role in its international fraud, insolvency and asset recovery practice.
‘He is considered one of the most accomplished all-round lawyers in the country’ said a source in Chambers Global. Mr Carrillo recently contributed his decades of cross-border financial industry and litigation experience to the Carrillo y Asociados team that served as Latin American counsel to the liquidators of the $4.2 billion Stanford International Bank (Antigua) Ponzi scheme. In addition to assisting with the team’s successful legal actions in South America, he also played a key role in developing the legal strategy for recovery of tens of millions of dollars in outstanding loans from former SIB clients throughout Latin America.
Mr Carrillo and Carrillo y Asociados are the Guatemalan representatives of ICC FraudNet, the world’s leading asset recovery legal network, according to Chambers & Partners.
Integral to the firm’s growth and its lead counsel role in the region’s top cross-border transactions and litigation, Mr Carrillo advises some of Latin America’s largest multinationals on operational, regulatory and litigation matters.
With vast qualifications and experience from many international bodies, including the United Nations and the World Bank, Mr Carrillo is widely published and has lectured at Guatemala’s top universities. Mr. Carrillo is currently a Fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative of the Harvard University. He speaks Spanish and English.