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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)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Elías Soley Gutiérrez
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for First-class telecoms boutique with a leading reputation in the market. Offers particular expertise in an array of high-level regulatory matters, spanning compliance, spectrum concessions and licensing work. Additionally provides counsel to a number of noteworthy local and international companies on significant M&A transactions within the sector, as well as offering substantial capabilities in handling related disputes. Clients hail from the construction, pharmaceutical, retail and real estate arenas.

Strengths Sources highlight the firm's vast experience and leading position in the market.

Work highlights Represented CoopeGuanacaste in the negotiation, approval and registration of a telecommunications agreement to enable infrastructure sharing.

Advised Claro on the review and modification of an interconnection agreement with the operator.

Significant clients América Móvil, Level 3 Communications, Global Crossing, CoopeAlfaroRuiz.

Notable practitioners

Respected telecoms expert Elías Soley Gutiérrez is widely commended by interviewees for his involvement in the field. He offers ample expertise and comprehensive knowledge of the area, having specialised in telecommunications and technology law for over 20 years. He regularly acts for notable TMT companies on the full range of regulatory matters, including spectrum concessions. He recently advised Claro with regard to the modification of its concession of frequencies, in order for the company to expand its presence into the television market.

Esteemed associate Erick Jimenez Gonzalez is lauded by interviewees for his strength in the TMT arena. Sources deem him "a very knowledgeable lawyer" and go on to note his "technical capabilities." Another source deems him "approachable, people-oriented and supportive."

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)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Vicente Lines and Carlos Camacho
- 2 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Regional player with a solid presence in the market. Advises on a variety of regulatory and antitrust matters, including compliance, permits and licences and litigation. Diverse client roster comprises local and international clients emanating from the financial services, energy and natural resources, real estate and transportation sectors.

Work highlights Assisted FedEx with its procurement of a licence for non-commercial use of spectrum.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Vicente Lines frequently advises market-leading TMT clients on an array of corporate matters. He is described by his peers as "a very knowledgeable lawyer."

Carlos Camacho has ample experience advising telecoms clients on an array of regulatory matters. He recently led on the aforementioned work highlight and also focuses his practice on aviation law and international trade.

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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)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Eduardo Calderón
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected corporate practice with considerable expertise representing clients in TMT. Capabilities span a variety of areas including compliance, concessions, litigation and competition claims. Clients include television providers and satellite operators, as well as companies from the energy, utilities and retail arenas.

Strengths Clients commend the team, stating: "The service provided is excellent, and everyone we work with is highly responsive."

Work highlights Provides ongoing counsel to Telefónica concerning regulatory disputes and concessions, as well as commercial and financial matters relating to the sector.

Significant clients Syniverse, Continental Towers, Level 3 Communications, UFINET, Empresa de Servicios Públicos de Heredia.

Notable practitioners

Leading practitioner and department head Eduardo Calderón receives endorsements from the market for his strong focus on TMT-related litigation. Clients are full of praise for him, describing him as "a professional and responsive lawyer who delivers a high quality of service." He recently provided counsel to UFINET with regard to its request for a concession before the regulatory authorities. His additional areas of strength include corporate law and real estate.

Peers praise Luis Ortiz for his strong focus on TMT-related disputes. He recently represented Empresa de Servicios Públicos de Heredia in a dispute regarding the alleged violation of certain antitrust regulations.

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

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 3 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prominent boutique firm representing major industry names. Wide-ranging expertise encompasses the full spectrum of TMT-related matters, including contract negotiations, regulatory work, permits, concessions and litigation. Notable client roster is made up of satellite operators and service providers.

Strengths Interviewees describe the team as "very knowledgeable" and "highly technical," and go on to underline its high level of specialisation in the area.

Notable practitioners

Sources hold leading lawyer Juan Manuel Campos in high regard for his outstanding contribution to the market, deeming him "highly specialised, active and very well known," and noting his "long-standing presence" in the area. He offers deep experience in all matters relating to TMT, and regularly advises an array of local and international clients on complex cross-border transactions.

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EY Law - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established corporate firm providing comprehensive counsel to foreign and domestic clients. Well equipped to handle an array of mandates in TMT, including regulatory matters, licences, permits and communication agreements. Noted for its work with prominent telecommunications companies.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Fernando Vargas is experienced acting as counsel to foreign and domestic companies on regulatory and commercial transactions. He also specialises in energy and project finance.

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

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Claudio Donato Monge
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Notable practice with a solid reputation in the market. Advises local and international clients on spectrum concessions, tender processes, compliance and litigation. Regularly co-ordinates with other departments to provide comprehensive advice to clients, drawing on the firm's antitrust expertise in particular.

Strengths Peers hold the firm in high esteem and acknowledge its activity in the market.

Work highlights Advised Televisora de Costa Rica on content regulations relating to retransmission rights.

Significant clients Teletica, Telefónica, Bluesat.

Notable practitioners

Department head Claudio Donato Monge comes highly recommended by interviewees, who characterise him as "a very experienced practitioner." He is regularly sought out by well-known telecoms companies for his expertise concerning a variety of regulatory work, including public procurement and antitrust issues.

About the Team (content provided by Zürcher, 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

Leading practitioner and department head Eduardo Calderón receives endorsements from the market for his strong focus on TMT-related litigation. Clients are full of praise for him, describing him as "a professional and responsive lawyer who delivers a high quality of service." He recently provided counsel to UFINET with regard to its request for a concession before the regulatory authorities. His additional areas of strength include corporate law and real estate.

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Band 1

Juan Manuel Campos

Ciber Regulación

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources hold leading lawyer Juan Manuel Campos in high regard for his outstanding contribution to the market, deeming him "highly specialised, active and very well known," and noting his "long-standing presence" in the area. He offers deep experience in all matters relating to TMT, and regularly advises an array of local and international clients on complex cross-border transactions.

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Band 1

Elías Soley Gutiérrez

Soley, Saborío & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected telecoms expert Elías Soley Gutiérrez is widely commended by interviewees for his involvement in the field. He offers ample expertise and comprehensive knowledge of the area, having specialised in telecommunications and technology law for over 20 years. He regularly acts for notable TMT companies on the full range of regulatory matters, including spectrum concessions. He recently advised Claro with regard to the modification of its concession of frequencies, in order for the company to expand its presence into the television market.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Claudio Donato Monge

Zürcher, Odio & Raven

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Claudio Donato Monge comes highly recommended by interviewees, who characterise him as "a very experienced practitioner." He is regularly sought out by well-known telecoms companies for his expertise concerning a variety of regulatory work, including public procurement and antitrust issues.

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Band 2

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Vicente Lines frequently advises market-leading TMT clients on an array of corporate matters. He is described by his peers as "a very knowledgeable lawyer." 

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Band 3

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carlos Camacho has ample experience advising telecoms clients on an array of regulatory matters. He recently led on the aforementioned work highlight and also focuses his practice on aviation law and international trade.

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Band 3

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers praise Luis Ortiz for his strong focus on TMT-related disputes. He recently represented Empresa de Servicios Públicos de Heredia in a dispute regarding the alleged violation of certain antitrust regulations.

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Band 3

EY Law

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Fernando Vargas is experienced acting as counsel to foreign and domestic companies on regulatory and commercial transactions. He also specialises in energy and project finance.

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Associates to watch

Erick Jimenez Gonzalez

Soley, Saborío & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed associate Erick Jimenez Gonzalez is lauded by interviewees for his strength in the TMT arena. Sources deem him "a very knowledgeable lawyer" and go on to note his "technical capabilities." Another source deems him "approachable, people-oriented and supportive."

^ See whole ranking table