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Latin-America Guide

TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) — Costa Rica


Soley, Saborío & Asociados - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Standout practice in this industry renowned for its outstanding capabilities in telecommunications matters. Vastly experienced in advising on a wide variety of important regulatory mandates encompassing areas such as spectrum concessions, reference interconnection offers, licensing and compliance. Boasts further prowess assisting with sector-specific transactions such as M&A deals. Counsels a distinguished client roster featuring mobile carriers, internet service providers and wire-based telecommunications companies.

Strengths Clients value the firm's TMT focus, with one interviewee noting: "It is one of the few firms in the country with really specialised lawyers; they don't limit themselves to ordinary advice as they really know the law and its most recent reforms; you can really sense that knowledge. I would also highlight the partners' accessibility and response times.''

Clients go on to add: ''The service is excellent. They have a lot of knowledge of the local market and they are absolutely willing to help with both legal and commercial issues. We value the promptness of their answers, their availability for calls and meetings and their profound knowledge of the market. We haven't found another firm with this level of service.''

Work highlight Advised Claro on its successful bid for additional frequencies for the provision of mobile services in Costa Rica.

Notable practitioners

Front-running practitioner Elías Soley Gutiérrez commands respect for his long-standing experience and impressive expertise in the telecommunications area. Clients consider him "an excellent lawyer and a first-rate professional. He won't sugarcoat things for you; he is very focused, direct and clear," going on to appreciate that "he answers in good time, is very detail-oriented and offers great support." Other sources further highlight "his experience and knowledge of telecommunications issues" and describe him as "flexible, fast and effective."

Star associate Erick Jimenez Gonzalez is singled out for praise by both peers and clients for his extensive involvement in and knowledge of the TMT space. He is described by clients as "excellent; his negotiation skills are his main strength as he is able to negotiate the points that interest us." Sources also value that "he constantly monitors the TMT environment to detect matters of potential interest to us," going on to highlight his previous experience at the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad.

About the Team (content provided by Soley, Saborío & Asociados)

Telecommunications Law & Regulatory Practice: More than 20 years’ experience in serving and representing leading companies in this industry allows us to offer all-encompassing advice in the development of their business in the telecommunications market. This includes preventive consultancy, administration of internal matters and relating to the authorities and agents in this market.

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Arias - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Robust practice recognised for its leading data privacy expertise. Involvement spans all aspects of cybersecurity, including data risk mitigation measures, review of company data policies and training staff on compliance, as well as the data privacy aspects of marketing campaigns. Client list is composed of major healthcare, technology and transport companies. Team is also adept at assisting TMT companies with M&A and regulatory compliance.

Strengths Clients effusively praise the firm's service, noting: "They have a great team, they're responsive and they meet deadlines. Even when they receive requests in the evening, they are conscious of answering quickly. They are business-oriented and really add value; the work they do is extraordinary."

Work highlight Provided 3M with a comprehensive data privacy training session for its staff and performed an in-depth review of the company's data management policies.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Vicente Lines is commended by clients for his service in this sphere, and they regard him as an "extraordinary leading partner for his team; he's always concerned with assisting the client in a timely manner." Sources go on to describe him as "an excellent lawyer who is very reliable, extremely responsive and very good in terms of advice and the results he achieves."

Carlos Camacho co-heads the practice and is well regarded by clients for his activity in the TMT area. An interviewee notes: "I really value his availability, his sense of urgency, and how he easily accommodates my company's needs. He monitors cases very well and his communication is also very good. He is willing to learn how we do things and provide us with a personalised service."

Associate-to-watch Vivian Gazel possesses significant expertise in data privacy and compliance matters. Market onlookers deem her "an extraordinary and responsive lawyer," emphasising "her technical knowledge of this sector."

About the Team (content provided by Arias)

One of the largest and most respected law firms in Central America, Arias has 75 years of experience providing accurate and timely solutions based on clients’ goals, a great team of professionals, award-winning client service and unparalleled innovation to the region’s legal market.

Arias is a full-service law firm able to provide advice in over 30 practice areas; with a legal team of 32 Partners and more than 130 lawyers through their 7 offices across all Central American countries, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, Arias reaffirms its commitment to continue serving clients with a strategic vision, generating value that allows clients to reach and surpass their objectives. Helping them in a unique approach, by having all their regional legal matters tendered by a single contact. They are truly, integral partners who clients can trust.

The Firm has coordinated some of the largest multijurisdictional transactions crossing Latin America; it is the go-to firm for international corporations doing business in the region. The Firm has grown and achieved innovation over the years in order to offer personalized, preventive, and strategic legal services to the business and the needs of its clients, with reliable and accurate legal solutions.

Arias heritage, passion for law, and commitment to quality allows them to grow along with the region and overcome new challenges in each country where they operate.

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BLP - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Admired practice regularly sought out by an array of TMT clients for counsel. Possesses solid experience advising on M&A transactions arising in this sector, as well as on concession agreements for TMT infrastructure projects and regulatory compliance. Represents a wide range of key players including fibre optic and wireless operators, as well as broadband providers.

Strengths Clients point to the firm's telecommunications knowledge and its "very able experts in this field."

Work highlight Advised UFINET on its acquisition of the remaining 33 per cent stake in the company held by Transdatelecom for USD8 million.

Notable practitioners

Department head Eduardo Calderón is recognised by both clients and peers for his substantial abilities and experience in the TMT arena. He frequently counsels a variety of noteworthy telecommunications clients on regulatory compliance and M&A transactions in this sector. His recent work includes leading the team advising UFINET on the purchase of its remaining capital stock.

Luis Ortiz possesses notable capabilities advising top telecommunications clients on regulatory issues. He attracts praise from market sources within this sphere, who also highlight his public law expertise. His recent work includes providing comprehensive counsel to Teléfonica on regulatory and corporate matters.

About the Team (content provided by BLP)

The TMT practice at BLP handles a broad range of relevant issues and AAA clients, from demanding day to day work to complex litigation with a remarkable success rate. 

The department has handled disputes for access and interconnectivity issues as well as regulatory issues. The expertise of the specialists in this matter conforms a solid group that includes regulatory and litigation experts with renowned experience in this growing market. 

The practice works regularly with a number of local, foreign and multinational clients within the industry and has a strong expertise in regulatory matters, compliance, competition claims and concessions.

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Ciber Regulación - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded boutique TMT firm frequently instructed by significant telecommunications clients, including key satellite operators and internet service providers. Renders comprehensive coverage of sector-related mandates, ranging from permits and concessions to contractual negotiations for transactions.

Strengths The firm comes recommended by clients, who observe: "We've had a very good experience with them; they have given us substantial support. As a compact firm, they're able to provide a more personalised service. They have profound knowledge of the subject, covering all telecoms issues."

Notable practitioners

Esteemed partner Juan Manuel Campos maintains a stellar reputation among clients in the sector, who value his "experience and availability for his clients." Peers also label him "a pioneer in the telecommunications area; he has great knowledge of this sector." He has a wealth of experience in telecommunications matters, and routinely counsels a variety of local and foreign clients on transactions.

About the Team (content provided by Ciber Regulación)

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Zurcher, Odio & Raven - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active full-service firm with a solid foothold in the TMT field. Regularly retained by prominent domestic and international clients for advice on a range of concerns such as permits and public bidding processes for spectrum frequencies. Team is also consulted for its expertise in compliance and M&A transactions in this sector, often working in conjunction with the firm's impressive competition department.

Strengths Clients endorse the practice, with one interviewee stating: "They possess substantial experience and I feel assured of the fact that their work is good. We feel supported by them and trust them; we don't sign any documents without their approval."

Notable practitioners

Practice head Claudio Donato Monge remains active advising major local and foreign telecommunications companies on an array of regulatory matters. He boasts further expertise in public procurement and competition matters, eliciting praise from interviewees for his "telecommunications focus and ample technical knowledge."

About the Team (content provided by Zurcher, Odio & Raven)

Since the opening of the telecommunications market our firm has maintained its status as one of the most active participants in the field of telecommunications. The trust that some of the largest players in this market, as well as other upcoming and smaller companies, have placed in our services, provide us a well renowned track record in the field. Our experience over the past years encompasses: negotiation and drafting of complex telecom agreements, assistance in compliance audits and trainings, participation in public bidding processes, procedures to obtain or renew permits and licenses required to operate.

We also have extensive experience in the direction of legal procedures before the Telecommunications Superintendence: sectorial competition regime procedures, access and interconnection conflicts, alleged violations to user´s rights, among others.

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Band 1

Eduardo Calderón

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Eduardo Calderón is recognised by both clients and peers for his substantial abilities and experience in the TMT arena. He frequently counsels a variety of noteworthy telecommunications clients on regulatory compliance and M&A transactions in this sector. His recent work includes leading the team advising UFINET on the purchase of its remaining capital stock.

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Band 1

Juan Manuel Campos

Ciber Regulación

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed partner Juan Manuel Campos maintains a stellar reputation among clients in the sector, who value his "experience and availability for his clients." Peers also label him "a pioneer in the telecommunications area; he has great knowledge of this sector." He has a wealth of experience in telecommunications matters, and routinely counsels a variety of local and foreign clients on transactions.

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Band 1

Elías Soley Gutiérrez

Soley, Saborío & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Front-running practitioner Elías Soley Gutiérrez commands respect for his long-standing experience and impressive expertise in the telecommunications area. Clients consider him "an excellent lawyer and a first-rate professional. He won't sugarcoat things for you; he is very focused, direct and clear," going on to appreciate that "he answers in good time, is very detail-oriented and offers great support." Other sources further highlight "his experience and knowledge of telecommunications issues" and describe him as "flexible, fast and effective."

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Band 2

Claudio Donato Monge

Zurcher, Odio & Raven

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice head Claudio Donato Monge remains active advising major local and foreign telecommunications companies on an array of regulatory matters. He boasts further expertise in public procurement and competition matters, eliciting praise from interviewees for his "telecommunications focus and ample technical knowledge."

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Band 2

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Vicente Lines is commended by clients for his service in this sphere, and they regard him as an "extraordinary leading partner for his team; he's always concerned with assisting the client in a timely manner." Sources go on to describe him as "an excellent lawyer who is very reliable, extremely responsive and very good in terms of advice and the results he achieves."

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Band 3

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carlos Camacho co-heads the practice and is well regarded by clients for his activity in the TMT area. An interviewee notes: "I really value his availability, his sense of urgency, and how he easily accommodates my company's needs. He monitors cases very well and his communication is also very good. He is willing to learn how we do things and provide us with a personalised service."

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Band 3

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Ortiz possesses notable capabilities advising top telecommunications clients on regulatory issues. He attracts praise from market sources within this sphere, who also highlight his public law expertise. His recent work includes providing comprehensive counsel to Teléfonica on regulatory and corporate matters.

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Star Associate

Erick Jimenez Gonzalez

Soley, Saborío & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Star associate Erick Jimenez Gonzalez is singled out for praise by both peers and clients for his extensive involvement in and knowledge of the TMT space. He is described by clients as "excellent; his negotiation skills are his main strength as he is able to negotiate the points that interest us." Sources also value that "he constantly monitors the TMT environment to detect matters of potential interest to us," going on to highlight his previous experience at the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad.

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Associates to watch

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Vivian Gazel possesses significant expertise in data privacy and compliance matters. Market onlookers deem her "an extraordinary and responsive lawyer," emphasising "her technical knowledge of this sector."

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