Guatemala - Beger, Pemueller & Asociados

Berger, Pemueller
& Asociados




Berger, Pemueller & Associates is a law firm characterized by its experience of more than two generations of legal practice and the dynamism and continuous preparation of its well-qualified professionals and efficient staff.

The firm is focused on providing its clients a professional service in all areas of law to satisfy efficiently and competitively the needs of their customers. This is how they have become a facilitating instrument to perform all kinds of business.

Their main objective is to provide their clients the best legal and public notary service within each specific area of practice. Their highly-trained professionals are concentrated in their respective service areas which include: corporate law, estate planning, litigation, intellectual property, banking and finance, real estate and tax.

For their professionals, every client is a priority, for this reason, they take the time to understand their clients’ business and their unique situation so the firm can efficiently obtain the best results and provide a responsible and effective service. 




Tax Services

  • Employee Compensation and Benefits
  • Corporate Tax
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Real Estate Taxes

Tax Accounting Services

  • Due Diligence

Tax Advisory Services

  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Personal Tax and Wealth Management
  • Business and Investment Structures


Firm partners

Juan Esteban Berger


Mr. Berger is the main partner of Berger, Pemueller & Associates. He is a lawyer and public notary specialized in corporate, banking, administrative and commercial law, offshore corporations, corporate legal advice and wealth management.

He served as the counselor in the privatization program of the Guatemalan Rail Network, as well as Director of Westports Holdings, Director of Telectro and Legal Advisor for Skinner-Klee & Ruiz. He was also a member of the Corporate Division of Shutts & Bowen Law Firm in Miami, Florida.

Mr. Berger earned a Degree as Attorney at Law and Public Notary from the University Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala. He completed a Master’s Degree in International Banking and Financial Management from Boston University and a Doctorate Degree in Law from the University of Francisco Marroquin.

Cristian Pemueller Berger


Mr. Pemueller is a Lawyer and Public Notary, founding partner of Berger, Pemueller & Associates. He specializes in Real Estate, Commercial, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Immigration and Estate Planning as well as Business Advisory and Mergers & Acquisitions.

He served as the Legal Advisor for the National Institute of Tourism – INGUAT and the National Institute for Municipal Development – INFOM. He also was the legal advisor for the City Hall of Guatemala and for the Board of Directors of Expogranel. He has been a member of the Guatemala Sugar Companies Association since 1995 and counsel for the Guatemalan sugar industry.

Mr. Pemueller is an active member of the Guatemala Bar Association, the Inter-American Bar Federation, the American-Guatemala Chamber of Commerce, and CENAC (National Center for Arbitration and Conciliation). He is also an Honorary Member of CARPIN (Aid Committee for the Intellectual and Industrial Property).

Mr. Pemueller has a Law and Public Notary Degree from the University of Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala as well as a Certificate in International Business from the INCAE Georgetown University located in Montefresco, Nicaragua.  He also completed a Post-Graduate Degree in Mercantile Law from Salamanca University in Spain.


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