Mikhail Arguelles & Associates
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about us

About us

Mikhail Arguelles, the firm's founding member, was the legal counsel and prosecutor for the Financial Intelligence Unit of Belize, an autonomous Government-funded agency, where he prosecuted white-collar crime, particularly money laundering and related offences. During that time he was certified as a legal examiner/assessor of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) in Trinidad & Tobago and has had extensive experience with the new Money Laundering and Terrorism (Prevention) Act recently enacted in Belize.



  • York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2003)

  • University of Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, U.K. (Bachelor of Laws [LL.B], 2007)

  • University of the West of England, Bristol, U.K. (Postgraduate Diploma, Bar Vocational Studies, 2008)

  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales by The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, London, 2008

  • Norman Manley School of Law, Kingston, Jamaica (Legal Education Certificate, 2009)

Supplemental Info

  • Honorary Consul of the Philippines in Belize
  • Barrister of the Middle Temple
  • Former prosecutor for the Financial Intelligence Unit of Belize (FIU)
  • Certified Legal Examiner/Assessor of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF)
  • Member of Belize International Financial Services Association (BIFSA)
  • Member of the Belize Bar Association
  • Local Agent for Belize Intellectual Property Office (BELIPO)
  • Former member of the Executive Committee and Vice President of the Law Society at the University of Buckingham.
  • Former member of the Belize City Trade Licensing Board (2012)
  • TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner)
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Belize Airports Authority
  • Member of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham)