Jorge Luis Arenales de la Roca

Jorge Luis Arenales de la Roca
Diagonal 6, 10-01 zona 10
Centro Gerencial Las Margaritas, Torre II,
oficina 402-B.
Guatemala City
+502 23 82 77 00
+502 23 82 77 43


Who's Who Legal Central America - Corporate

Jorge Luis has been a partner at Arias since 1998. He is the head of the corporate, mergers and acquisitions, energy and oil and gas department in the Guatemalan office. He specialises in advising corporations on mergers and acquisitions and corporate and commercial matters. He has ample experience in regulated industries such as energy, oil and gas, telecommunications, and project finance. His experience also includes corporate and civil litigation as well as commercial arbitration.

Jorge Luis has a juris doctor degree from Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala (1998) and is authorised as a practising attorney and notary public by the Supreme Court of Justice of Guatemala. He attended the Program of Negotiation for Lawyers (PIL) at Harvard Law School, Cambridge. He obtained his LLM with honours from the Northwestern University School of Law and also obtained a certificate in business administration from IE Business School.

He taught mergers and acquisitions at the Francisco Marroquín University Business School, as part of the LLM in finance where he was also the director of the Continuous Education Seminars (2010-2012). He is an associate professor in the faculty of the School of Law at Francisco Marroquín University; a member of the advisory committee of the Faculty of Law at Universidad del Istmo; and a guest speaker on the graduate studies programme of contemporary mercantile law at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, the Institute of Mercantile Law and the Colegio de Abogados y Notarios de Guatemala. He was named Global Ambassador in Guatemala for Northwestern University in April 2015.

WWL says: Jorge Luis Arenales de la Roca is "certainly a standout name for corporate work” and is praised by peers for his expertise in the regulated sectors.

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