Jorge is a Partner of BLP based in the Guatemala City offices. His areas of expertise are Business Law, Banking & Finance, and Energy & Infrastructure.

He is a legal advisor to international companies with extensive experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, corporate and commercial matters. He has led work teams on multi-jurisdictional transactions in regulated industries such as Oil, Gas, Energy, and Telecommunications. Similarly, he has advised on regional project financing and restructuring guarantees.

He is a lawyer with extensive experience in international public bidding procedures, resulting in flagship infrastructure and energy projects in Guatemala. Moreover, he has vast experience in corporate and civil litigation and investment arbitration.

Before joining BLP, he was the Regional Representative for Europe of Invest in Guatemala and founding partner of Arias in Guatemala, where he served professionally for 25 years.

  • Business Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers & Partners – Global, 2012 – To date.
  • Recognized in Hall of Fame by Legal500 – Latin America, 2012 – To date.
  • Recognized by Latin Lawyer Magazine in the “40 under 40” list in 2003.
  • Recognized as Market Leader by the financial publication IFLR, 2010 – To date.
  • Selected as a prominent lawyer in the Who’s Who Legal directory, 2013 – To date.


  • Law degree and Notary Public, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala, 1998
  • M with Honors, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, United States, 2009
  • Business Administration Certificate, Instituto de Empresa (IE), Spain
  • Program of Instruction for Lawyers Negotiation Workshops, Harvard Law School, 2003


  • Spanish
  • English
  • New York State Bar Association: Co-Chair of the Latin American Council, 2022 – 2023
  • Bar Association of Guatemala