The Guide to Corporate Compliance - First Edition
Part 3: compliance as a Business Advantage
Joséhas extensive experience in financial, tax planning compliance matters banking, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation and arbitration.
He has advised foreign financial institutions in structured finance deals, sovereign bond offerings in international capital markets, cross-border transactions and their tax implications, mergers and acquisitions and complex project finance deals, involving local and foreign banks and financial institutions and/or borrowers.
He is often retained on business and corporate strategy matters, serves as adviser to boards of financial institutions and is frequently appointed as arbitrator regarding these matters.
Among José’s advisory work, he has acted as director to insurance and surety companies, and has been retained by insurance companies and reinsurance syndicates to advise on complex claims and reinsurance disputes, involving agreements or dealings governed by Guatemalan or foreign laws.
José is a designee arbitrator for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and member of the ISO Technical Committee on Governance (compliance and anti-bribery).
He has also served as director for several financial and industrial institutions, such as the Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility and actively participates in pro-bono activities that work for the transparency and advancement of the Guatemalan justice system.
José actively advises corporations in implementing effective compliance and governance programmes and leads a team of compliance experts that provide consulting and training to corporations and their officers. He has also been a professor of finance and commercial contracts.