BLP Legal adds partner in Guatemala

Central America law firm BLP Legal has announced the incorporation of Jorge Arenales as a new partner in the firm’s offices in Guatemala City.

Posted mardi, juin 6 2023
BLP Legal adds partner in Guatemala

With a remarkable background in corporate and finance matters, Jorge brings a wealth of experience and an outstanding reputation to the firm, BLP Legal said in a statement.

“Jorge has demonstrated his exceptional legal skills throughout his career,” the firm added.

Prior to joining BLP, Jorge served as a founding partner at Arias in Guatemala for over two decades and during his tenure he led the corporate and finance department and specialized in advising international companies on mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate and commercial affairs.

Jorge’s expertise extends to regulated industries, including energy, oil and gas, and telecommunications, where he has provided le guidance to clients in navigating complex transactions.

“His proficiency in project finance and guarantees restructuring, coupled with his experience in public procurement, corporate and civil litigation, and commercial arbitration, make him an invaluable asset to our team,” the firm said.

“His exceptional legal skills have earned him consistent recognition by respected legal rankings worldwide. Arenales has been consistently ranked in Tier 1 for his outstanding performance in Latin America, a testament to his dedication and expertise in providing top-tier legal counsel,” the firm added.

In addition to his work as a lawyer, Jorge is currently the representative for Europe for Invest Guatemala, the country’s private-public investment promotion agency and part of the plan ‘Guatemala Advances’, which aims to attract investments in the country. This experience further showcases Jorge’s versatility and ability to offer comprehensive advice across various sectors, the firm said.

“Jorge’s decision to join BLP demonstrates his confidence in our firm’s progressive regional platform and commitment to excellence,” the firm said.

“I am just very happy and thrilled to open the new chapter in my professional career by joining BLP and contributing to its current success,” Jorge said regarding his incorporation into the firm.

For his part, BLP’s partner David Gutiérrez, at the firm’s Madrid office, emphasized the significance of this addition to the firm’s Central American strategy. 

“Jorge brings a wealth of experience and a strong track record of success. His expertise in corporate and finance matters will greatly enhance our capabilities in serving our clients in the region “ he said.

With the addition of Jorge Arenales to the team, BLP solidifies its position as a leading legal advisor in Central America.

“His extensive experience and exceptional skills in corporate and finance matters will undoubtedly contribute to our firm’s continued growth and success in the region,” the firm said.

In addition to its offices in Guatemala City and Madrid, BLP Legal also has offices in Las Guanacaste, Puntarenas and San José, in Costa Rica; Managua, San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, in Honduras, and in San Salvador.