Jorge Barrientos Schoenfeld

Associate, Guatemala


  • Jorge has been part of the Arias Corporate Law Department since 2020 and has experience in corporate, civil and notarial law.
  • He has been part of Universidad Rafael Landívar, Quetzaltenango Campus’ Moot Court programs, where he was a participant and coach, achieving prominent results in national and international level. Before joining the firm, he worked as a legal assistant in the corporate, civil and notarial area.


  • Studies in Master’s degree on International Arbitration by Universidad Internacional de la Rioja
  • Postgraduate in Commercial Tax Law by Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
  • Bachelor of Legal and Social Sciences by Universidad Rafael Landívar – Cum Laude
  • Attorney and Public Notary from Universidad Rafael Landívar – Cum Laude
  • Specialization in Commercial and Corporate Law by the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana
  • Studies in Contracts and digital market by Univeristat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Diploma course in Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry by Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala


  • Arbitraje Alumni Member
  • Young ICSID
  • Latin American Construction Law Association Member-ALDEC-
  • Member of International Bar Association (IBA)


  • Postgrad dissertation: “Viability of arbitration as an alternative to the contentious administrative tax process in Guatemala”
  • Thesis: “Feasibility of reducing the minimum paid-in capital requirement of the public limited company pursuant to the reform contained in article six of Decree 18-2017 of the Congress of the Republic”

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