Jorge is a partner of BLP with 25 years of experience. His areas of expertise are Business and Commercial Law, Banking & Finance, and Energy & Infrastructure. He is a legal advisor to local and international companies with extensive experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial matters. He has led teams on multi-jurisdictional transactions in regulated industries such as Oil, Gas, Energy, and Telecommunications. Similarly, vast experience in Project Finance.

Extensive experience in the Public Procurement Area, such as Local and International Public Tenders, resulting in flagship infrastructure and energy projects in Guatemala.

He also acts as the Regional Representative for Europe for Invest Guatemala, Guatemala Moving Forward Plan.

He is currently a professor in the Business School of the Universidad Francisco Marroquin, in the MBA Program, Specialization in Finance, where he teaches the course of Legal and Economic Impact of Business Decisions.

Former professor in the M&A Course in the LLM Program, Universidad Francisco Marroquin.

Former Co-Chair of the Latin American Council of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association, from 2020 to 2023.

Before joining BLP, he was the founding partner of the law firm Arias in Guatemala.

  • Business Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers & Partners – Global, 2012 – To date.
  • Recognized in Hall of Fame by The Legal 500 – 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
  • LL.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