Jorge Luis Arenales de la Roca

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Jorge Luis Arenales has been a Partner of Arias for more than 20 years. He is the founding partner of the Guatemalan Office, and currently manages the Mergers & Acquisitions Department.

Jorge Luis is currently ranked in the highest positions, number one in all international legal directories, such as Chambers Partners, Legal500 y IFLR, in the areas in which he works. In tax matters, he has participated and advised regarding structuring in the transactions where he has participated, for both Buyers and Sellers, for the last 20 years, in almost all types of businesses, such as retail, pharmaceutical, energy, petroleum, construction and agroforestry investments.

Practice Areas

-Mergers and Acquisitions

-Corporate and Commercial law

-Banking, Finance and Insurance

-Project and Infrastructure Finance

-Energy Law

-Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration

-Technology, Media and Telecommunications


Law Degree from Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala.

Authorized as Attorney and Notary Public.

LL.M with honors from Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago).

Certificate in Business Administration from Instituto de Empresa (Madrid).

Program of Negotiation for Lawyers (PIL) at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

LL.M in Finance

Professional Memberships

International Bar Association

Member of the Bar Association of Guatemala

Board of Directors, Institute of Mercantile Law of Guatemala.