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Latin-America Guide

Corporate/M&A — Costa Rica


BLP - Corporate/M&A 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: David Gutiérrez
- 9 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Corporate powerhouse highly sought after for its multi-jurisdictional capabilities and celebrated client portfolio. Sizeable department drawing on a wealth of experience in the corporate sphere acting for both buyers and lenders in complex M&A matters, as well as in corporate governance, restructurings, joint ventures and compliance issues. Also well equipped to handle private equity, venture capital and free trade zone matters. Works in conjunction with its litigation, labour, insurance and regulatory departments to provide comprehensive support to its foreign and domestic clientele.

Strengths Clients are very happy with the firm's service, stating: "The lawyers understand our business and provide excellent technical advice in a timely and simple manner. They don't overcomplicate things and rather look to get us to where we need to be."

One source enthuses: "BLP is an extraordinary firm composed of very professional and intelligent lawyers."

Another source adds: "I am very happy with the lawyers. They are responsive, accommodate themselves to our needs, and provide detailed responses."

Work highlights Assisted Edwards Lifesciences with the establishment of its operations under the Free Trade Zone Regime, and provided additional support in related labour, customs and regulatory issues.

Local counsel to Wyndham Hotel Group in its acquisition of the Argentine hotel chain Fën Hotels.

Significant clients Uber, UniGroup, Netafim, Ati Capital Solutions, Amazon.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Eduardo Calderón receives solid praise from commentators, who deem him "a very practical lawyer and an absolute statesman." They add: "He is a very knowledgeable practitioner who knows how to manage his clients and understands the need for the homogenisation of regional services." In addition to his corporate practice, he is also well recognised for his expertise in real estate and TMT.

Luis Manuel Castro is praised by interviewees, who label him "a seasoned and experienced transactional lawyer and an outstanding negotiator with a deep understanding of business issues." Sources say: "Luis makes it his priority to understand where the company is going and builds a strategy to help us get there." He is also considered a leading name in the real estate space.

Eminent practitioner and founding partner David Gutiérrez is highly recommended by market commentators, who say: "He is an outstanding lawyer. He provides practical solutions to complex legal issues and boasts deep knowledge of legal matters. He is a strategic counsellor for our Costa Rican operations."

Mauricio Salas frequently represents the firm's notable corporate clientele in high-profile litigation. His recent work has included forming part of the team advising Wyndham Hotel Group on its acquisition of Fën Hotels.

Partner Ronald Lachner is endorsed by interviewees for his focus on corporate law. He benefits from over 20 years of experience advising clients on M&A transactions and free trade zone matters, with particular expertise in the aviation sector.

Carolina Trejos routinely advises multinational companies on an array of matters, including complex due diligence processes, compliance, restructurings and corporate governance. Sources hold her in high esteem and consider her "easy to work with, responsive and very knowledgeable."

"Flawless" star associate Adriana Castro is held in the highest regard by sources, who say: "She is intelligent, capable and reachable, and her responsiveness and knowledge are both top-notch. She works around the clock and is available seven days a week." They go on to describe her as "clear, comprehensive and on-point in spotting issues," with another source commending her capacity to "put herself in her clients' shoes."

Clients are very impressed with associate Marianna Fonseca's service, stating: "She is a client-oriented lawyer who works with a sense of urgency." She specialises in corporate law, private equity and labour matters.

Associate-to-watch Adelina Villalobos advises foreign and domestic clients on multiple corporate issues, such as due diligence processes, restructurings and M&A. She also offers particular expertise in free trade zone mandates.

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Consortium Legal - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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

What the team is known for Regional heavyweight with an outstanding reputation in the corporate arena. Well equipped to handle a range of high-end work including major M&A transactions, commercial agreements, and franchising and distribution issues. Impressive client roster consists of domestic and international companies, particularly from the banking sphere. Also active representing clients in the pharmaceutical, technology, retail, and energy and natural resources sectors. Stands out for its cross-border capabilities in finance matters.

Strengths One client comments: "I consider Consortium Legal to be one of the best law firms in Central America. Its lawyers have sound knowledge of the law and are very available."

Another client says: "I have an excellent impression of the lawyers due to their knowledge, commitment to the client and the quality of their replies."

Work highlights Advised Unopetrol Costa Rica on its acquisition of nine fuel stations from Total.

Advised ICU Medical on its acquisition of shares in Pfizer's subsidiaries, for approximately USD250 million.

Significant clients Florida Chemical Supply, Utitec, Teletica, Conducen, Akamai.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Rolando Laclé Zúñiga is recognised by interviewees as a leading lawyer in the corporate and M&A sphere. Sources express praise for him and describe him as "an extraordinary corporate lawyer." He advises a varied client roster of local and international companies from a range of sectors, including construction, technology, pharmaceuticals and financial services. His recent work includes advising Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy on the sale of its business to Multi Inversiones Eólicas de América, in a transaction valued at approximately USD250 million.

Partner Juan Manuel Godoy Pérez offers vast expertise in the corporate and M&A arena. Sources say: "He is a superb and knowledgeable lawyer who endeavours to support the client in any way he can."

Up-and-coming partner David Reuben remains a well-regarded practitioner in this space. He is recommended by his peers in the market, who characterise him as "a very efficient lawyer."

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EY Law - Corporate/M&A 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: Hernán Pacheco Orfila
- 7 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Revered practice with a dominant position in the market. Assists prestigious companies with high-value mandates across a variety of sectors such as energy and natural resources, technology, consumer goods and real estate. Fields a dedicated team with strength spanning joint ventures, M&A deals, franchise work and corporate restructurings. Also handles competition issues, project finance and litigation. Client roster comprises companies from Latin American, European and US markets, supported by the firm's network of offices across the globe.

Strengths Clients describe the lawyers as "very professional, very flexible, diligent and highly specialised," and go on to say: "They are very accommodating, adapt if we need work done by a certain date, and don't look to delay processes."

Clients praise the team's "turnaround times, availability and practical advice," adding: "They are open to discussion and their work product is very good. They also listen to our approach and frame their response in accordance with our needs."

Sources appreciate the firm's "international standing, reputation and extensive knowledge of foreign and domestic corporate law."

Work highlights Advised Grupo Multi Inversiones on its acquisition of eight power generation projects in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras from Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy for approximately USD400 million.

Assisted a group of US and Brazilian investors with their capital investment in Martec.

Significant clients Avon, Dole Food, Grupo Comeca, General Mills, Grupo Bimbo.

Notable practitioners

Star individual Hernán Pacheco Orfila commands immense respect from clients and peers alike for his outstanding reputation and expertise in the corporate arena. They say: "Hernán is fantastic; he's experienced and knowledgeable, and able to provide practical solutions that juggle all factors, including legal, political and economic aspects. He offers comprehensive knowledge of the law and is able to apply it in the best way possible." One source attests: "He is technically sound, gets very involved and inspires confidence in the client. He is also very supportive and conscious of time constraints, and endeavours to meet our deadlines and work to our time frames." Another client describes him as "highly capable, organised, punctual, available and professional," adding: "He is a very intelligent person and an impeccable lawyer."

Sources consider Fernando Vargas "a highly professional adviser." They add: "He is very client-focused and really cares about client satisfaction. He adapts his service to the clients' needs and objectives and tries to provide the best service he can for every individual client. He has successfully guided us through some very complex matters over the years and has always provided sound advice."

Clients are happy with Alejandro Antillón's counsel, affirming: "He has provided us with a good service." He is also a distinguished name in the real estate field, and regularly advises notable construction and real estate companies on complex M&A deals.

Admired lawyer Arturo Apéstegui is highly regarded by clients and peers for his expertise in this space. They commend his "commitment and dedication," adding: "He never ceases to amaze us."

Freddy Fachler routinely advises start-up companies on the spectrum of corporate matters. He also specialises in finance and real estate.

Associate Alvaro Leiva Escalante offers ample expertise in the corporate arena. Clients describe him as "knowledgeable and efficient," and go on to say: "He has always addressed all of my needs and questions promptly and accurately."

Jürgen Gustav Nanne-Koberg earns praise from the market for his prominence in the corporate and M&A arena. Clients describe him as "highly experienced" and "a very talented negotiator."

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Aguilar Castillo Love - Corporate/M&A 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: John Aguilar Quesada, John Aguilar Osborne and Marco Solano Gómez
- 7 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Admired practice group advising a notable portfolio of local and multinational clients on complex cross-border work. Main areas of focus span a variety of corporate matters, such as M&A deals, joint ventures, restructurings, due diligence processes and spin-offs. Clients hail from the technology, financial services, energy, utilities and food and beverage sectors.

Strengths One client enthuses: "I am honestly so pleased with the lawyers at this firm; everything has been perfect. They are supportive, professional and proactive, and their response times are fantastic."

Another source attests: "They provide immediate response times and comprehensive replies," adding: "The lawyers make you feel welcome and comfortable."

Work highlights Advised Cooperativa de Productores de Leche Dos Pinos on its 100% acquisition of a prestigious local chocolate factory from Mondelēz.

Significant clients Hewlett-Packard, GE, Dow Chemical, American Express, Johnson Controls.

Notable practitioners

John Aguilar Quesada is lauded by clients for his "commitment to the philosophy of providing high-quality advice." One source says: "We value his ability to understand the commercial environment and translate it into a legal context. He also exhibits a business vision and delivers concrete and practical advice." Another adds: "He is a very proactive and charismatic lawyer, and behind that charisma is a great deal of knowledge and professionalism." Clients further report: "He has the capacity to manage tense situations while carrying the transaction forward. He also generates trust not only in his clients but in those sat on the other side of the table."

Key partner Marco Solano Gómez offers clients expertise in corporate law and M&A. His additional areas of strength include competition, energy, and banking and finance.

Esteban Agüero Guier is complimented by clients for his "hands-on approach, attention to detail and ability to find solutions." They also assert: "His work product is of an unbeatable quality."

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Arias - Corporate/M&A 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: Andrey Dorado, Carolina Flores and Melania Dittel
- 5 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected firm boasting multi-jurisdictional capabilities across the region. Covers an array of matters within the corporate sphere including M&A deals, due diligence and compliance. Also offers particular strength advising clients on merger control issues. Client roster comprises companies from the pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and energy and natural resources sectors.

Strengths Market observers describe the team as "very helpful, reachable and responsive." They go on to commend the lawyers' "excellent service and understanding of the subject matter, particularly concerning international and US law."

Work highlights Advised SAAM on all corporate and regulatory matters relating to its acquisition of a majority participation in Sociedad Portuaria de Caldera for USD48.5 million.

Significant clients GlaxoSmithKline, Mondelēz, InterEnergy, Unilever, CMA CGM.

Notable practitioners

Vicente Lines is described as "a great corporate lawyer" by interviewees, who endorse him for his strong focus on corporate and M&A matters. He recently advised GlaxoSmithKline on its multibillion-dollar acquisition of Novartis's healthcare business. He also offers expertise in telecommunications, media and technology law.

Clients deem key partner Andrey Dorado "an experienced and strategic lawyer with very good instincts." They also characterise him as "proactive, committed and responsive" and commend his "professionalism, assertiveness and timely responses."

Associate Tracy Varela Calderón receives ample praise from clients, who say: "She is incredibly hard-working and has a great sense of humour. She is also very client-oriented and always goes the extra mile." Another client considers her "responsive, knowledgeable and available."

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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Batalla - Corporate/M&A 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: Rodrigo Zelaya
- 5 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Dynamic practice with niche expertise providing counsel to private equity funds. Additionally supports local and international companies from the energy, construction and financial services sectors on mandates such as due diligence processes, M&A transactions and venture capital. Offers expertise in commercial disputes emanating from various regulated industries, as well as providing market-leading prowess in the tax sphere.

Strengths One source says: "The quality of the service is excellent and doesn't vary depending on the case. The team is very thorough, covers all grounds and ensures that the work is very comprehensive."

Market commentators describe the service as "diligent, timely and punctual," and commend the team's ability to co-ordinate matters.

Work highlights Assisted Sustainable Energy Central America with a capital-raising process through the creation of a fund designed to invest in renewable energy projects across the region.

Significant clients The Abraaj Group, MGM Innova Capital, UST Global, Urbanizadora La Laguna, IGT.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed practitioner Rodrigo Zelaya's expertise lies in advising private equity funds and investors on the full spectrum of sector issues, including corporate finance and M&A. He is lauded by clients, with one source commenting: "I admire his analytical skills; he takes his time to think things through when making a decision." Another adds: "He is very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. He is also very thorough and fast at completing the task at hand," while another deems him "very down to earth, pragmatic and pro-business," noting: "I like his direct manner and his ability to protect his clients' interests."

Alejandro Batalla is experienced in advising local and international companies on issues relating to tax, corporate and administrative law. Clients describe him as "responsive, supportive, experienced and always available." Another source says: "He has knowledge of many areas of the law and can therefore deliver advice from many perspectives. He is also very analytical and knows how to put his clients at ease."

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Dentons Muñoz - Corporate/M&A 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: José Antonio Muñoz, Pedro Muñoz and Daniel Araya
- 3 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Admired team offering long-standing experience in the corporate arena. Regularly retained by multinational companies to handle cross-border mandates. Particular areas of focus include M&A deals, due diligence processes and corporate restructurings. Acts for a host of key names from the consumer goods, energy and pharmaceutical sectors.

Strengths Market onlookers say: "The client service is very fast and the lawyers are efficient, accommodating and client-focused."

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner José Antonio Muñoz elicits praise from clients, who consider him "a true gentleman and a visionary." They continue: "He is highly experienced, respects his clients, and always tries to add value to cases."

Department co-head Pedro Muñoz remains a well-known lawyer in this space. Sources deem him "an innovative lawyer," as well as "a pioneer in many areas of the law."

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Lang & Asociados - Corporate/M&A 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: Henry Lang
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Compact practice with vast expertise in the corporate arena. Demonstrates particular prowess in a range of matters including M&A, due diligence, joint ventures, restructurings and regulatory matters. Client portfolio comprises noteworthy domestic and international companies from the technology, real estate, financial services and pharmaceutical areas.

Strengths Clients say: "The lawyers' commitment to their clients is their best asset. They are also knowledgeable, loyal, responsive and always available." They add: "They keep us updated on all changes in regulations and advancements in the field, provide comprehensive legal opinions, and have knowledge that spans from the past to the present."

Sources commend the firm's "responsiveness, time management skills and understanding of corporate structures."

Work highlights Advised Builder Homesite and EX² Solutions on all matters relating to its acquisition of aPlicativa.

Significant clients Product Automation Corporation, Cincotek, Thrive Natural Care, VGL, Altanova Corporation.

Notable practitioners

"Talented" partner Henry Lang elicits high praise from impressed interviewees, who consider him a top-tier lawyer in the corporate and M&A sphere. One source describes him as "a professional and courteous lawyer who provides well-rounded advice." Another adds: "He is not only a responsive, knowledgeable and technical lawyer, but also a very good person." They continue: "He is loyal, always available and very committed to his clients." His practice spans a variety of areas, such as corporate law, real estate, and labour and employment.

Juan Carlos Cersósimo enjoys widespread praise from clients, who say: "He is very good at summarising complex matters in a very simple manner, and his legal opinions are always clear, concise and accurate."

Peers and clients alike are impressed by associate Milena Jaikel Gazel's expertise in this space. They describe her as "very professional and extremely knowledgeable."

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Nassar Abogados - Corporate/M&A 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: Tomás Nassar Pérez and Tomás Nassar Jorge
- 4 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prominent firm acting for a range of major airlines and other key corporate clients. Offers significant strength in a wide array of matters, such as M&A, corporate governance and securities. Represents a number of large multinational companies from the pharmaceutical, retail, transport and telecommunications sectors. Experienced in advising clients as buyers and sellers on cross-border transactions.

Strengths Sources consider the team to be "efficient and professional," adding: "The replies are quick and comprehensive and the lawyers always protect our interests."

Commentators describe the team as "responsive, knowledgeable and experienced."

Work highlights Advised Sun Capital Partners on a due diligence process regarding the acquisition of a Costa Rican conglomerate.

Significant clients Phoenix Tower International, Texel Finance, American Airlines, BioClinica, IBM.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Tomás Nassar Pérez is regularly called upon by multinational companies and prominent airlines to assist them with their day-to-day operations in the country. He is recommended by clients, who single him out for his "excellent service." He is also well known among his peers, who recognise him as "a reference in aviation." His additional areas of expertise encompass a range of practice areas, such as dispute resolution, maritime and aviation law, as well as project finance.

Clients are impressed by Henry Rodríguez, whom they deem "a very professional and complete lawyer." They go on to commend his ability to provide "business-oriented advice from both a technical and legal perspective." He offers particular skill in handling competition issues.

Partner Alina Nassar is commended for her skill in handling M&A transactions and their antitrust implications. Sources deem her "very sharp and knowledgeable," and go on to endorse her English language skills.

Clients are enthusiastic in their praise for Tomas Nassar Jorge, whom they deem "professional, available and passionate about his job." They add: "He goes the extra mile with his advice and provides very detailed and quick replies."

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Sfera Legal - Corporate/M&A 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: Eric Scharf
- 4 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acclaimed department fielding a team of experienced corporate lawyers. Practice encompasses an array of sector-specific issues such as M&A deals, due diligence and restructurings, as well as the drafting and negotiation of contracts. Expertise also extends to compliance and antitrust filings. Acts for clients from the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and real estate sectors.

Strengths A market commentator notes: "I have never been so happy with a law firm in my life," while another describes the lawyers as "superb negotiators and very careful planners," noting that "their depth of expertise allows them to deal effectively with any legal issue."

Another client states: "They are always available, very responsive and provide punctual replies. They endeavour to find creative solutions and follow up with their clients."

Work highlights Advised Marevalley on the sale of its majority stake in the loan business Instacredit to Crédito Real for an estimated USD70 million.

Significant clients Kellogg, Sony, BioMar Group, Pan-American Life, Banco G&T Continental.

Notable practitioners

Department head Eric Scharf is lauded for his prowess in the corporate arena by clients who attest: "Everyone loves him," and go on to praise his "strategic mind and problem-solving skills." One source describes him as "dedicated, creative, persuasive and effective," adding: "He is super-smart, detail-oriented, a consummate negotiator and a calm voice of reason who always keeps his composure." Another source says: "He adds value to every transaction and has a fantastic command of corporate matters and the English language. He is also very analytical, hard-working and attentive."

Sources identify associate Raquel Moya as "an incredibly intelligent and very service-oriented lawyer with great follow-up skills." They go on to say: "She has a perfect command of English, offers a very high quality of service, and is deeply committed to her clients."

José María Pacheco debuts in the rankings based on exceptional feedback from interviewees, who affirm: "He is an excellent and detail-oriented lawyer who knows M&A like the back of his hand. He is a great negotiator who works countless hours regardless of the complexity of a case and always goes the extra mile." Sources also note his "incredible work ethic and uncanny ability to process information."

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CENTRAL LAW - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Rafael Quirós Bustamante and Tomas Quirós
- 3 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-established firm frequently called upon to handle M&A transactions, restructurings, shareholder disputes and due diligence processes. Further areas of focus span the tax, offshore and competition arenas. Clients include foreign and domestic companies from the healthcare and telecommunications sectors.

Strengths Clients say: "The team is very efficient, provides good response times and replies to us very quickly."

Work highlights Provides ongoing corporate advice to Hoffmann-La Roche regarding the drafting of contracts, regulatory issues and corporate governance matters.

Significant clients BT LatAm Costa Rica, Cargoland, Corporación de Viajes TAM, TLC Trade Group, Caja de ANDE.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Rafael Quirós Bustamante has significant experience in corporate law and M&A matters. He regularly provides counsel to major multinational corporations in relation to regulatory and corporate governance issues, and is also recognised for his practice in insurance law.

Sources have a high opinion of associate Tomas Quirós, whom they deem "efficient and willing to help."

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Type of work handled: 

Restructurings and due diligences; analysis of corporate and tax structure and law; review of sale and purchase agreements; corporate, litigation,tax and intellectual  property due diligences; compliance; advice in banking, and AML regulatory framework; advice in arbitration and litigation processes derived from conflicts of commercial agreements and /or international agreements involving a foreign company and a State; advice in the International legal framework regarding FTAs and other commercial treaties; review of corporate structures for joint ventures regarding local corporate and tax laws in each country of the Central American region. 

Categories of clients:

Small, medium and large sized domestic and multinational companies; domestic and global law firms. 

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Facio & Cañas - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Carlos Valverde and Sergio Solera
- 7 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Long-standing corporate practice acting for foreign and domestic clients from the manufacturing, transportation, retail and telecommunication sectors. Handles a range of relevant mandates including M&A deals, restructurings, due diligence and spin-off processes.

Strengths Sources deem the team "very professional," adding: "The lawyers' knowledge of the area is extensive."

Work highlights Represented Arcos Dorados in a corporate restructuring process across Central America.

Significant clients Document Management Solutions, Smurfit Kappa, Emerson, Vertiv, St. Jude Medical.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Carlos Oreamuno offers expertise in the corporate arena and is labelled "a very good corporate lawyer" by peers. He also advises clients on competition law.

Commentators describe Víctor Garita as "a very thorough and careful lawyer." They go on to add: "He doesn't let us cut corners and ensures that we are managing our business correctly." He is also highly recognised as a stellar practitioner in the dispute resolution arena.

Sources appreciate partner Sergio Solera and say: "He is very professional and makes the client feel comfortable." They add: "He always ensures that we are provided with the best possible answer."

Sources are full of praise for partner Carlos Valverde and note his prominence in the corporate field. They say: "Carlos is great. He is responsive, thorough and a very good communicator."

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Corporate and Merger & Acquisitions have been, and still are, a fundamental part of our practice throughout our history.  Our advice has had an impact in a wide variety of economic areas of the greatest importance for Costa Rica and the Central American region for the past 75 years, during which we have assisted local and foreign clients in structuring their corporate structure to facilitate their business and/or investment activities in Costa Rica.  

In M&A we have assisted local and foreign clients in their merger and acquisitions activities with an effect in Costa Rica.  With a vast experience in cross–border transactions, the firm is an active participant in some of the largest capital transactions taking place in the country.

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Lexincorp - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Arnoldo Ricardo André Tinoco and Alonso Vargas
- 2 partners

What the team is known for Regional firm with particular expertise advising European companies on cross-border matters. Boasts capabilities in M&A mandates, due diligence processes, corporate governance and regulatory issues. Works across a variety of sectors such as financial services and real estate.

Strengths Sources say: "The team at Lexincorp is very organised, and can offer expertise across various areas due to its experts in multiple fields."

Work highlights Counsel to the majority shareholders of Pandi Costa Rica in a series of complex negotiations in order to acquire 30% of the company's share capital from a minority shareholder.

Significant clients Maderas y Ferreteria Buen Precio, Hotel Tamarindo Diriá, Novelteak Costa Rica, Fructa Costa Rica, Convergys.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Arnoldo Ricardo André Tinoco earns commendations from clients, who consider him "a very efficient lawyer and an able negotiator." They go on to describe him as "highly knowledgeable."

About the Team (content provided by Lexincorp)

It is our responsibility to use and apply Business law and its different branches as a tool to protect and enhance opportunities for our clients. We know the importance and the processes of the establishment and accompaniment of companies of all kinds, starting from the analysis of its statutes and its functioning in general, mergers and acquisitions, franchise agreements, due diligence, asset purchases, joint ventures, to all varieties of civil and commercial contracts. We are here to improve the management and performance of any operation in order to make it more efficient in terms of functioning, tax and related matters to improve profitability of our clients operations.

For such a endeavor we constantly work with law firms from all over the world that trust their clients operations to Lexincorp to accompany them in the Central American Region.

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Pragma Legal - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Federico Rucavado
- 4 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established practice rendering advice to a range of multinational companies operating across Latin America and the Caribbean. Offers considerable strength in M&A matters, reorganisations and due diligence. Department is complemented by its strong capabilities in the antitrust sphere.

Strengths One client asserts: "I am very happy with them and intend to use them for future transactions across the region. The lawyers are easy to reach, very responsive and never miss deadlines."

Work highlights Advised Sachs Chemical on the establishment of its operations in the country, in accordance with Costa Rica's Free Trade Zone Regime.

Significant clients Matra, Aluma Systems, Procter & Gamble, Diageo, Eli Lilly.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Federico Rucavado receives endorsements from clients, who say: "He is incredibly professional, proactive and knowledgeable, and instils confidence in the client." They add: "He is very bright, thinks ahead and protects the clients' interests."

Edgar Odio combines his knowledge of corporate law and competition to assist clients with their operations in Costa Rica. He also advises clients on free trade zone matters and consumer protection.

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Soley, Saborío & Asociados - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Elías Soley Gutiérrez and Emilia Saborio Pozuelo
- 2 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Solid boutique firm retained by a number of local and international clients from the manufacturing, healthcare, telecommunications and real estate areas. Advises on due diligence processes, restructurings, compliance, corporate governance and tax-related mandates, and maintains a leading position in the TMT sphere.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's "helpful support, direct manner and ability to communicate matters in very simple terms." They add: "The lawyers provide quick replies and are highly proficient in all free trade zone matters."

Work highlights Advised Hologic on a range of corporate matters, such as the drafting and negotiation of contracts with the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Corporation.

Significant clients Precision Coating, Resonetics, Loh Medical, BBG Global, One-O-One First.

Notable practitioners

Clients commend Elías Soley Gutiérrez's "direct manner, availability and fast replies." They also characterise him as "a very creative lawyer and an excellent listener," adding: "He knows the market well and is a good communicator in both English and Spanish."

Sources value the client service provided by Emilia Saborio Pozuelo and say: "She possesses superhuman attention to detail and catches things that other people would miss." They further add: "She is very sharp and explains matters in a very clear manner."

Clients hold associate Silvia Chacon Bolaños in high esteem, asserting: "She is organised, reliable and a good communicator."

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

Trade & Corporate Law: The firm offers its customers an all-encompassing service and expert legal consultancy in mercantile transactions, regardless of their characteristics and level of complexity.


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Vector Legal - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Jessica Salas
- 4 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Key corporate player representing a diverse portfolio of local and international companies. Main areas of practice span corporate governance, M&A deals, asset planning and due diligence processes as well as corporate restructurings. Clients hail from the retail, insurance and construction industries.

Strengths One client enthuses: "The team's approach is very personalised and client-oriented, and the response times are very good. The legal advice the lawyers provide is also of a very high quality."

Work highlights Provides day-to-day advice to Grupo Monge on a range of mandates, including corporate restructurings and asset planning.

Significant clients Constructora Meco, Grupo Britt, Grupo Edificar, Unilever de Centroamérica, Florida Ice and Farm.

Notable practitioners

Sources commend Roberto León for his skill in handling corporate matters, describing him as "highly professional, knowledgeable and experienced." He also exhibits considerable strength in banking and finance matters, as well as offering capabilities in insurance issues.

Department head Jessica Salas has extensive experience acting on a range of sector issues, including due diligence processes, M&A and corporate governance. Her clients include major retail and construction companies.

Since publication, Pablo Sancho has joined Zürcher, Odio & Raven

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Zürcher, Odio & Raven - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyer

What the team is known for Long-standing department with a strong corporate offering. Has a solid track record providing counsel on M&A, restructurings and due diligence processes. Department often draws on its expertise in the competition and regulatory arenas.

Notable practitioners

Sources deem key partner Alberto Raven Odio "a very well-known lawyer." He also demonstrates particular strength in the real estate arena.

Partner Pablo Sancho continues to be recognised for his corporate practice. Market onlookers say: "He is highly professional and has great attention to detail. He is also very holistic in his approach and provides comprehensive advice."

Associate Rosa María Jiménez is recommended by sources, who depict her as "a highly experienced practitioner," and add: "We have a very positive opinion of her."

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Senior Statesperson

LLM Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Arnoldo López of LLM Abogados offers decades of experience working in the corporate and M&A field. He also provides long-standing expertise in foreign investment and banking law.

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Eminent Practitioner

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eminent practitioner and founding partner David Gutiérrez is highly recommended by market commentators, who say: "He is an outstanding lawyer. He provides practical solutions to complex legal issues and boasts deep knowledge of legal matters. He is a strategic counsellor for our Costa Rican operations."

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Eminent Practitioner

José Antonio Muñoz

Dentons Muñoz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eminent practitioner José Antonio Muñoz elicits praise from clients, who consider him "a true gentleman and a visionary." They continue: "He is highly experienced, respects his clients, and always tries to add value to cases."

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Star Individuals

Hernán Pacheco Orfila

EY Law

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Star individual Hernán Pacheco Orfila commands immense respect from clients and peers alike for his outstanding reputation and expertise in the corporate arena. They say: "Hernán is fantastic; he's experienced and knowledgeable, and able to provide practical solutions that juggle all factors, including legal, political and economic aspects. He offers comprehensive knowledge of the law and is able to apply it in the best way possible." One source attests: "He is technically sound, gets very involved and inspires confidence in the client. He is also very supportive and conscious of time constraints, and endeavours to meet our deadlines and work to our time frames." Another client describes him as "highly capable, organised, punctual, available and professional," adding: "He is a very intelligent person and an impeccable lawyer." 

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Band 1

John Aguilar Quesada

Aguilar Castillo Love

From the Chambers Latin America guide

John Aguilar Quesada is lauded by clients for his "commitment to the philosophy of providing high-quality advice." One source says: "We value his ability to understand the commercial environment and translate it into a legal context. He also exhibits a business vision and delivers concrete and practical advice." Another adds: "He is a very proactive and charismatic lawyer, and behind that charisma is a great deal of knowledge and professionalism." Clients further report: "He has the capacity to manage tense situations while carrying the transaction forward. He also generates trust not only in his clients but in those sat on the other side of the table."

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Band 1

Rolando Laclé Zúñiga

Consortium Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Rolando Laclé Zúñiga is recognised by interviewees as a leading lawyer in the corporate and M&A sphere. Sources express praise for him and describe him as "an extraordinary corporate lawyer." He advises a varied client roster of local and international companies from a range of sectors, including construction, technology, pharmaceuticals and financial services. His recent work includes advising Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy on the sale of its business to Multi Inversiones Eólicas de América, in a transaction valued at approximately USD250 million.

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Band 1

Lang & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Talented" partner Henry Lang elicits high praise from impressed interviewees, who consider him a top-tier lawyer in the corporate and M&A sphere. One source describes him as "a professional and courteous lawyer who provides well-rounded advice." Another adds: "He is not only a responsive, knowledgeable and technical lawyer, but also a very good person." They continue: "He is loyal, always available and very committed to his clients." His practice spans a variety of areas, such as corporate law, real estate, and labour and employment.

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Band 1

Tomás F Nassar Pérez

Nassar Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Tomás Nassar Pérez is regularly called upon by multinational companies and prominent airlines to assist them with their day-to-day operations in the country. He is recommended by clients, who single him out for his "excellent service." He is also well known among his peers, who recognise him as "a reference in aviation." His additional areas of expertise encompass a range of practice areas, such as dispute resolution, maritime and aviation law, as well as project finance.

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Band 1

Sfera Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Eric Scharf is lauded for his prowess in the corporate arena by clients who attest: "Everyone loves him," and go on to praise his "strategic mind and problem-solving skills." One source describes him as "dedicated, creative, persuasive and effective," adding: "He is super-smart, detail-oriented, a consummate negotiator and a calm voice of reason who always keeps his composure." Another source says: "He adds value to every transaction and has a fantastic command of corporate matters and the English language. He is also very analytical, hard-working and attentive."

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Band 1

Batalla

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed practitioner Rodrigo Zelaya's expertise lies in advising private equity funds and investors on the full spectrum of sector issues, including corporate finance and M&A. He is lauded by clients, with one source commenting: "I admire his analytical skills; he takes his time to think things through when making a decision." Another adds: "He is very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. He is also very thorough and fast at completing the task at hand," while another deems him "very down to earth, pragmatic and pro-business," noting: "I like his direct manner and his ability to protect his clients' interests."

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Band 2

Alejandro Batalla

Batalla

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alejandro Batalla is experienced in advising local and international companies on issues relating to tax, corporate and administrative law. Clients describe him as "responsive, supportive, experienced and always available." Another source says: "He has knowledge of many areas of the law and can therefore deliver advice from many perspectives. He is also very analytical and knows how to put his clients at ease."

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Band 2

Eduardo Calderón

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Eduardo Calderón receives solid praise from commentators, who deem him "a very practical lawyer and an absolute statesman." They add: "He is a very knowledgeable practitioner who knows how to manage his clients and understands the need for the homogenisation of regional services." In addition to his corporate practice, he is also well recognised for his expertise in real estate and TMT.

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Band 2

EY Law

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Freddy Fachler routinely advises start-up companies on the spectrum of corporate matters. He also specialises in finance and real estate.

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Band 2

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Vicente Lines is described as "a great corporate lawyer" by interviewees, who endorse him for his strong focus on corporate and M&A matters. He recently advised GlaxoSmithKline on its multibillion-dollar acquisition of Novartis's healthcare business. He also offers expertise in telecommunications, media and technology law.

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Band 2

Rafael A Quirós Bustamante

CENTRAL LAW

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Rafael Quirós Bustamante has significant experience in corporate law and M&A matters. He regularly provides counsel to major multinational corporations in relation to regulatory and corporate governance issues, and is also recognised for his practice in insurance law.

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Band 2

Alberto Raven Odio

Zürcher, Odio & Raven

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources deem key partner Alberto Raven Odio "a very well-known lawyer." He also demonstrates particular strength in the real estate arena.

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Band 2

EY Law

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources consider Fernando Vargas "a highly professional adviser." They add: "He is very client-focused and really cares about client satisfaction. He adapts his service to the clients' needs and objectives and tries to provide the best service he can for every individual client. He has successfully guided us through some very complex matters over the years and has always provided sound advice."

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Band 3

Alejandro Antillón

EY Law

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are happy with Alejandro Antillón's counsel, affirming: "He has provided us with a good service." He is also a distinguished name in the real estate field, and regularly advises notable construction and real estate companies on complex M&A deals. 

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Band 3

Luis Manuel Castro

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Manuel Castro is praised by interviewees, who label him "a seasoned and experienced transactional lawyer and an outstanding negotiator with a deep understanding of business issues." Sources say: "Luis makes it his priority to understand where the company is going and builds a strategy to help us get there." He is also considered a leading name in the real estate space.

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Band 3

Facio & Cañas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Commentators describe Víctor Garita as "a very thorough and careful lawyer." They go on to add: "He doesn't let us cut corners and ensures that we are managing our business correctly." He is also highly recognised as a stellar practitioner in the dispute resolution arena.

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Band 3

Juan Manuel Godoy Pérez

Consortium Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juan Manuel Godoy Pérez offers vast expertise in the corporate and M&A arena. Sources say: "He is a superb and knowledgeable lawyer who endeavours to support the client in any way he can."

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Band 3

Vector Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources commend Roberto León for his skill in handling corporate matters, describing him as "highly professional, knowledgeable and experienced." He also exhibits considerable strength in banking and finance matters, as well as offering capabilities in insurance issues.

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Band 3

Dentons Muñoz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Pedro Muñoz remains a well-known lawyer in this space. Sources deem him "an innovative lawyer," as well as "a pioneer in many areas of the law."

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Band 3

Facio & Cañas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Carlos Oreamuno offers expertise in the corporate arena and is labelled "a very good corporate lawyer" by peers. He also advises clients on competition law.

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Band 3

Nassar Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are impressed by Henry Rodríguez, whom they deem "a very professional and complete lawyer." They go on to commend his ability to provide "business-oriented advice from both a technical and legal perspective." He offers particular skill in handling competition issues.

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Band 3

Federico Rucavado

Pragma Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Federico Rucavado receives endorsements from clients, who say: "He is incredibly professional, proactive and knowledgeable, and instils confidence in the client." They add: "He is very bright, thinks ahead and protects the clients' interests."

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Band 4

Arnoldo Ricardo André Tinoco

Lexincorp

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Arnoldo Ricardo André Tinoco earns commendations from clients, who consider him "a very efficient lawyer and an able negotiator." They go on to describe him as "highly knowledgeable."

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Band 4

Arturo Apéstegui

EY Law

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Admired lawyer Arturo Apéstegui is highly regarded by clients and peers for his expertise in this space. They commend his "commitment and dedication," adding: "He never ceases to amaze us."

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Band 4

Juan Carlos Cersósimo

Lang & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Carlos Cersósimo enjoys widespread praise from clients, who say: "He is very good at summarising complex matters in a very simple manner, and his legal opinions are always clear, concise and accurate."  

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Band 4

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients deem key partner Andrey Dorado "an experienced and strategic lawyer with very good instincts." They also characterise him as "proactive, committed and responsive" and commend his "professionalism, assertiveness and timely responses."  

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Band 4

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ronald Lachner is endorsed by interviewees for his focus on corporate law. He benefits from over 20 years of experience advising clients on M&A transactions and free trade zone matters, with particular expertise in the aviation sector.

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Band 4

Nassar Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Alina Nassar is commended for her skill in handling M&A transactions and their antitrust implications. Sources deem her "very sharp and knowledgeable," and go on to endorse her English language skills.

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Band 4

Pragma Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Edgar Odio combines his knowledge of corporate law and competition to assist clients with their operations in Costa Rica. He also advises clients on free trade zone matters and consumer protection.

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Band 4

Oller Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients have a high opinion of Pedro Oller of Oller Abogados, who focuses his practice on corporate law. He offers additional support in dispute resolution matters.

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Band 4

Emilia Saborio-Pozuelo

Soley, Saborío & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources value the client service provided by Emilia Saborio Pozuelo and say: "She possesses superhuman attention to detail and catches things that other people would miss." They further add: "She is very sharp and explains matters in a very clear manner."

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Band 4

Vector Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Jessica Salas has extensive experience acting on a range of sector issues, including due diligence processes, M&A and corporate governance. Her clients include major retail and construction companies.

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Band 4

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Mauricio Salas frequently represents the firm's notable corporate clientele in high-profile litigation. His recent work has included forming part of the team advising Wyndham Hotel Group on its acquisition of Fën Hotels.

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Band 4

Marco Solano Gómez

Aguilar Castillo Love

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Marco Solano Gómez offers clients expertise in corporate law and M&A. His additional areas of strength include competition, energy, and banking and finance.

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Band 4

Facio & Cañas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources appreciate partner Sergio Solera and say: "He is very professional and makes the client feel comfortable." They add: "He always ensures that we are provided with the best possible answer."

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Band 4

Elías Soley Gutiérrez

Soley, Saborío & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients commend Elías Soley Gutiérrez's "direct manner, availability and fast replies." They also characterise him as "a very creative lawyer and an excellent listener," adding: "He knows the market well and is a good communicator in both English and Spanish."

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Band 4

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carolina Trejos routinely advises multinational companies on an array of matters, including complex due diligence processes, compliance, restructurings and corporate governance. Sources hold her in high esteem and consider her "easy to work with, responsive and very knowledgeable."

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Band 4

Carlos M Valverde

Facio & Cañas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources are full of praise for partner Carlos Valverde and note his prominence in the corporate field. They say: "Carlos is great. He is responsive, thorough and a very good communicator."

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Up and Coming

Esteban Agüero Guier

Aguilar Castillo Love

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteban Agüero Guier is complimented by clients for his "hands-on approach, attention to detail and ability to find solutions." They also assert: "His work product is of an unbeatable quality."

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Up and Coming

Tomás Nassar Jorge Jr.

Nassar Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are enthusiastic in their praise for Tomas Nassar Jorge, whom they deem "professional, available and passionate about his job." They add: "He goes the extra mile with his advice and provides very detailed and quick replies." 

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Up and Coming

Consortium Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner David Reuben remains a well-regarded practitioner in this space. He is recommended by his peers in the market, who characterise him as "a very efficient lawyer."

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Up and Coming

Zürcher, Odio & Raven

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Pablo Sancho continues to be recognised for his corporate practice. Market onlookers say: "He is highly professional and has great attention to detail. He is also very holistic in his approach and provides comprehensive advice."

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Star Associate

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Flawless" star associate Adriana Castro is held in the highest regard by sources, who say: "She is intelligent, capable and reachable, and her responsiveness and knowledge are both top-notch. She works around the clock and is available seven days a week." They go on to describe her as "clear, comprehensive and on-point in spotting issues," with another source commending her capacity to "put herself in her clients' shoes."

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Associates to watch

Silvia Chacon Bolaños

Soley, Saborío & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients hold associate Silvia Chacon Bolaños in high esteem, asserting: "She is organised, reliable and a good communicator."

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Associates to watch

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are very impressed with associate Marianna Fonseca's service, stating: "She is a client-oriented lawyer who works with a sense of urgency." She specialises in corporate law, private equity and labour matters.

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Associates to watch

Milena Jaikel Gazel

Lang & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers and clients alike are impressed by associate Milena Jaikel Gazel's expertise in this space. They describe her as "very professional and extremely knowledgeable."

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Associates to watch

Rosa María Jiménez

Zürcher, Odio & Raven

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate Rosa María Jiménez is recommended by sources, who depict her as "a highly experienced practitioner," and add: "We have a very positive opinion of her."

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Associates to watch

Alvaro Leiva Escalante

EY Law

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate Alvaro Leiva Escalante offers ample expertise in the corporate arena. Clients describe him as "knowledgeable and efficient," and go on to say: "He has always addressed all of my needs and questions promptly and accurately."

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Associates to watch

Sfera Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources identify associate Raquel Moya as "an incredibly intelligent and very service-oriented lawyer with great follow-up skills." They go on to say: "She has a perfect command of English, offers a very high quality of service, and is deeply committed to her clients."  

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Associates to watch

Jürgen Gustav Nanne-Koberg

EY Law

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jürgen Gustav Nanne-Koberg earns praise from the market for his prominence in the corporate and M&A arena. Clients describe him as "highly experienced" and "a very talented negotiator."

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Associates to watch

José María Pacheco

Sfera Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José María Pacheco debuts in the rankings based on exceptional feedback from interviewees, who affirm: "He is an excellent and detail-oriented lawyer who knows M&A like the back of his hand. He is a great negotiator who works countless hours regardless of the complexity of a case and always goes the extra mile." Sources also note his "incredible work ethic and uncanny ability to process information."

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Associates to watch

CENTRAL LAW

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources have a high opinion of associate Tomas Quirós, whom they deem "efficient and willing to help."

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Associates to watch

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate Tracy Varela Calderón receives ample praise from clients, who say: "She is incredibly hard-working and has a great sense of humour. She is also very client-oriented and always goes the extra mile." Another client considers her "responsive, knowledgeable and available."

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Associates to watch

Adelina Villalobos

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Adelina Villalobos advises foreign and domestic clients on multiple corporate issues, such as due diligence processes, restructurings and M&A. She also offers particular expertise in free trade zone mandates.

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