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Jose E. Quinones

Jose E. Quinones



  • Arbitration
  • Commercial
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Law

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

WSG Regional Council
Past Member
DealMaker Group
Banking & Finance Group
IBA Group
IFA Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Private Equity Group
Tax Group
Trade and Investment Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Compliance Group
Group Leader
Jose Quinones is a Founding Partner at QIL+4 Abogados. He has extensive local and international experience in Compliance, Tax, M&A and Banking matters. He is frequently engaged in providing strategic advice on business transactions and compliance matters and advises foreign financial institutions in structured finance deals, sovereign bond offerings in international capital markets, cross-border transactions and its tax implications, as well as mergers and acquisitions and complex project finance deals involving local and foreign banks and financial institutions and/or borrowers.


He obtained a law degree at Universidad Rafael Landívar in Guatemala in 1992 , and a Master degree in Business Administration and Corporate Finance at the Simon School of Business of the University of Rochester, USA in 1995 .
Areas of Practice

Arbitration | Commercial | Corporate Governance | Corporate Law | Corporate Restructuring | Insurance Law | Litigation | Mergers & Acquisitions | Securities | Tax Law | Tax Planning

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Co-founder at Quiñones, Ibargüen, Luján & Mata, S.C. (QIL) Extensive experience in M&A, Tax Structures, Securities, Distribution law. Frequently involved in litigation strategy & crisis management. He is a Designee Arbitrator for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). He has also served as director for several financial and industrial institutions, the Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, the Guatemalan Branch of the Association Internationale De Droit Des Assurances (AIDA). He has taught financial and commercial contracts, and is frequently invited as speaker on various international forums.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Fiscal Association

Guatemalan Judge Issues Pace Setting Historical Ruling
QIL+4 ABOGADOS, April 2018

Guatemalan respected Judge Erika Aifan issues a historical ruling in a criminal case brought against construction companies. A plea bargain was reached under an abreviated process allowed under Guatemala´s Criminal Law where senior executives for the companies accepted making facilitation payments to the ex-Minister of Construction in order to accelerate backed payments owed for previous construction deals...

Corporate Consilience
QIL+4 ABOGADOS, October 2017

Central America is at an inflection point regarding acceptable compliance and conformity. Among all the anxiety and instability that change will bring, it is welcoming to see that separate disciplines are pushing towards similar objectives in Corporate Governance. A quick discussion on Director´s Responsibility provides a glimpse on how new Governance issues will reshape slanted interpretations of the law...

Additional Articles

Latest: Corporate Consilience: http://www.qil4abogados.com/insights/corporate-consilience

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