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Jose E. Quinones

Jose E. Quinones



  • Arbitration
  • Commercial
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Law

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WSG Regional Council
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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

Corporate Compliance Guide - Chapter on Certifications
Alta QIL+4 ABOGADOS, June 2020

"As demonstrated within this context, actual enforcement can serve as a powerful motivator of intensified corporate compliance efforts. Companies and individuals often want to do the right thing, but an effective compliance programme entails more than just a pristine ethical mindset. Among other elements discussed in this book, a compliance programme requires the commitment of management at all levels and sufficient resourcing to do the job well...

Tax Update: Payment Plans - New Procedure Established by the Guatemalan Superintendency of Tax Administration
Alta QIL+4 ABOGADOS, April 2020

The SAT, Superintendecy of Tax Administration, has recently published the new procedure to request payment plans (agreements), via email. The procedure goes as follow: 1. Taxpayer should send an email to the email address correspondent to his fiscal address and region:  Central Region: [email protected] Occidental Region: [email protected] Northeast Region: [email protected] South Region: [email protected]...

Guatemalan Judge Issues Pace Setting Historical Ruling
Alta 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...

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