Jorge Jesús Kawas Mejía


S.J.D. (Science Juris Doctor/Doctor of Laws) with orientation in Tax & Commercial Law
University of Saint Charles (Guatemala)

Laws Master (LL.M.)
Harvard Law School ’09 (U.S.A.)

Master in Banking & Finance
Centro de Estudios Garrigues (Spain)

Juris Doctor (Law Degree) with a special degree in Economic Law
University of Navarra (Spain)

Arbitration Specialist
Madrid, Valencia, Malaga and Bilbao Bar of Attorneys

International Commercial Arbitration Certificate
American University (USA)




Professional Experience:

  • Notary Public
    Approved by unanimity of votes of the Supreme Court of Honduras
  •  Professor of Commercial Contracts
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras Graduate Program
  • Professor of Business Law and Corporate Governance
    Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC)
  • Professor of Banking and Finance Law
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (2012-2014)
  • Arbitration Judge with specialization in the International Chamber of Commerce Rules
    Tegucigalpa Chamber of Commerce (Honduras) – CCA-CCIT
  • Over 10 years of professional experience as a litigation and transactional attorney in the areas of tax & business law
  • Advisor to multinational corporations, development & commercial banks
  • Harvard Law School Visiting Researcher

Public Service:

  • Former advisor to Coalianza (Government of Honduras)
  • Former member of the Intervention Committee of the Office of the Attorney General


  • The 2008 Financial Crisis (Harvard Law Thesis)
  • Economic Rights of Shareholders (2016)
  • Commentaries to the Family Code and related norms (co-author)
  • Commentaries to the Law of Conciliation and Arbitration (Dir.).
  • Concorded Civil Code of the Republic of Honduras (co-author).

Bar Memberships:

  • New York Bar of Attorneys
  • Madrid Bar of Attorneys
  • Honduran Bar of Attorneys
  • Member of the Honduran Notary Public’s Association
  • Member of the Tegucigalpa Chamber of Commerce