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Claudia Maria Murga Arroyave (Claudia Murga)

Date of Birth:  May 6, 1971

Place of Birth:  Guatemala City

Year of License or Admission to Practice Law: 1998

  • Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala- B.A. Legal and Social Sciences,
    Attorney at Law and Notary Public, 1998;
  • Tulane School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA-  LL.M in International
    and Comparative Law, 1999;
  • University Institute of European Studies, Turin, Italy, International Trade Law
    Post-Graduate Course, 2004

Professional Experience
  • Admitted in the National Trade Specialists Registry, Ministery of Economy (
    since July 2007)
  • Appointed by the Chamber of Industry of Guatemala before the special group
    directed by the Ministery of Econonmy to discuss and propose legislation for
    the implementation of United States and Central America Free Trade
    Agreement, CAFTA (November and December, 2005).
  • Consultant, Ministery of Economy in Economic and Trade issues (2000-2004)
  • Consultant, Central America Economic Integration Secretariat (SIECA)
    Intellectual Property Project for the elaboration of brochures about Intellectual
    Property rights in Central American countries
  • Member, Palacios & Asociados- SERCOMI Law Firm and Trade Consultants
  • Represented clients in International Trade Conflicts, including origin
    verifications, safeguards, labelling requirements, dumping and in general, in
    cases related with trade restrictions (2000-2004)
  • Represented specific interests before Guatemalan officials and supported
    positions for the negotiation of CAFTA and active participation in all CAFTA
    rounds and other trade negotiations (2000-2004)
  • Lobby for specific industries before Governmental Officials in Guatemala in
    trade related issues, specially in the process of trade agreements negotiations
  • Assistant Professor in International Trade, Francisco Marroquín University
  • Assistant to Director, Private Sector Commission for Trade Negotiations -
    CENCIT- (1999-2000)
  • Participated as part of Asensio, Andrade y Asociados Law Firm in the due
    diligence of the Electricity Company of Guatemala in the privatization process.
  • Assistant to Senior Partner, contracts and corporate law in Viteri & Viteri Law
    Firm (1995-1997)

  • Community Property, Law School Thesis 1998;
  • Agriculture Negotiation Prospects in WTO, published in ANACAFE Review,
  • General Principles governing the Law of International Contracts, International
    Trade Law Post Graduate Course Review, Turin, Italy 2004

Legal Memberships: Guatemalan Bar Association

Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, German

Practice Areas:
  • International Trade Law
  • Trade Remedies
  • Customs Law
  • Arbitration
  • International Contracts
  • Tax Law, specially import related taxes

by phone: 502 23683000
Muadi & Murga
Attorneys at Law