Jorge Luis Arenales > Arias > Guatemala, Guatemala > Lawyer Profile
DIAGONAL 6 10-01 ZONA 10
CENTRO GERENCIAL LAS MARGARITAS TORRE II, OFICINA 402 B
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA C A
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Jorge Luis Arenales
Jorge Luis Arenales leads the team at Arias, which advises local and international clients on secured and unsecured lending, structured financing, project finance, and private equity financing, among other matters. The practice is particularly noted for its expertise in multi-jurisdictional transactions. Highlights included acting for longstanding clients Bladex, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank as lenders on the completion of a $223m syndicated credit facility granted to Proamerica Financial Corporation to finance its acquisition of Banco Citibank de Guatemala. Luis Pedro Del Valle, who specialises in investment grade and acquisition finance, and senior associate Ligia Salazar, who has expertise in advising on financial transactions in the aviation sector, are also key contacts.(Leading individuals)
The ‘extremely friendly and diligent‘ team at Arias makes clients feel ‘confident that they are in good hands‘. The firm recently added major companies including Coca-Cola Femsa and McDonald’s Guatemala to its impressive client base; it acts for a range of local and international businesses, including a number of leading pharmaceutical companies. Alongside the firm’s El Salvador office, Luis Pedro Del Valle (who is ‘highly skilled and motivated‘ and ‘a fine lawyer‘) acted as local counsel to Telefónica Centroamérica Inversiones on the sale of its businesses in Central America and Panama. In another recent highlight, practice head Jorge Luis Arenales advised Brazilian multinational Eurofarma on the acquisition of products from Laboratorios Stein. The team also includes senior associates Vivian Morales, who specialises in corporate governance matters, and Jorge Luis Molina, who is ‘great in negotiations and business orientated‘.