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Joaquín Alvarado P.

Phone: 502-2421-5733
Fax: 502-2421-5724
Email: joaquin.alvarado@carrillolaw.com



Mr. Alvarado is senior Legal Advisor in our Firm’s litigation practice group, having ample experience in commercial and criminal litigation.

His experience includes multi-jurisdictional cases, several local and foreign arbitration and conciliation proceedings, distribution agreement cases, insolvencies, banking fraud, white collar crimes and securities cases.

He has appeared before international courts to render affidavits as an expert in Guatemalan law.

Mr. Alvarado participated in a case before the International Chamber of Commerce, he has executed arbitration decisions from international arbitration courts in Guatemala, and has handled several arbitration proceedings in the country.

He lead one of the biggest conciliation proceedings in Guatemala, in which he was responsible for the defense of a British re-insurer against hundreds of individual claims derived from an aviation accident.

He has overseen the dispute resolution and litigation team in commercial disputes defending foreign and local companies in actions involving principals, distributors, and agents.

Mr. Alvarado directed the team that sought the recovery of assets in a bankruptcy case in connection with one of the biggest bank fraud that has occurred in our country’s history.

He has been team leader in the highest-profile local white collar crimes, money laundering and fraud cases, successfully obtaining imprisonment and recuperation of assets.

He participated in the investigation and analysis of real estate fraud.

Mr. Alvarado has represented local and international entities before the Guatemalan ordinary and constitutional Courts in several litigation proceedings throughout the years.


Francisco Marroquín University, Attorney at Law and Notary Public, 1990.

Professional Activities:

Legal Advisor of the Central Bank of Guatemala and of the Monetary Board from 1992 through 1994, period during which he was in charge of forensic tracing of a fraud involving coupons of Guatemalan bonds.

Legal Advisor to the Banking Superintendence from 1994 to 1997.  He was part of a commission to analyze the situation of a local bank in risk of insolvency.

Registrar of the Security Market from 1997 to 1999.  The resolution defining public offer of securities to protect investors against fraud was issued during his time in office.  He supervised the first intervention of an unlawful security issuing company in Guatemala.


Thesis: “Repurchase Agreement as a Banking Contract”, 1990.


Guatemalan Bar Association.

Law Practice:

Agency and Distribution, Arbitration, Conciliation, and Alternate Dispute Resolution, Damages, Commercial and Criminal Litigation, Money Laundering and White Collar Crime.


Foreign Languages: English

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