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Latin-America Guide

Dispute Resolution — Costa Rica


Batalla - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Alejandro Batalla and Róger Guevara
- 4 partners
- 16 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prestigious dispute resolution practice noted for its excellent reputation in handling high-profile litigation. Offers expertise across the full spectrum of matters, spanning complex administrative disputes, white-collar crime and class actions, as well as offering substantial abilities in domestic and international arbitration. Comprehensive coverage also extends to tax, real estate, product liability and shipping-related disputes. Provides counsel to an impressive client roster from such industry sectors as real estate, financial services, telecommunications and energy.

Strengths Clients laud the firm for its first-class service, stating: "The lawyers are always available and maintain a close relationship with us, making us feel that we're a priority and important to them. They are responsive, agile and deliver advice that is time-sensitive. They also care about our wellbeing and choose to negotiate on our behalf rather than go straight to trial."

One source enthuses: "They are easy to work with, reactive and professional. They delve deep into cases and understand matters quickly. They also speak very good English and possess strong expertise in shipping and procedural law."

Another source adds: "The team provides an excellent service as well as exceptional insight on strategy. They are meticulous, detail-oriented and work well in a foreign environment."

Work highlights Acted for Banco LAFISE on a lawsuit filed against it by various real estate developers regarding the repossession of several properties due to alleged breaches of contract.

Advised Walmart on a litigation proceeding before the Administrative Court in order to challenge multiple administrative regulations relating to the construction of supermarkets.

Significant clients Philip Morris, IGT, Grupo Irex.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Alejandro Batalla is recognised as a leading practitioner in the dispute resolution sphere. Market interviewees describe him as "a well-rounded and solid lawyer," with peers particularly praising his prowess in handling administrative disputes. Clients endorse his experience and availability, while sources go on to commend "his impressive presence and level of recognition in the market." He has vast experience representing companies in disputes against the government. His additional areas of expertise include public law, M&A and corporate law.

Róger Guevara is commended by peers and clients alike, who describe him as "an excellent strategist who is very good at identifying how things will play out on various fronts and in the long term," and note his ability to "play to strategy in US courts and emphasise the strengths of a case." Sources also note his "tremendous knowledge of Costa Rican law" and consider him "an extremely resourceful, diligent and aggressive litigator." His practice centres on advising foreign and domestic clients on civil, commercial and criminal litigation, as well as international and investment arbitration.

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Dentons Muñoz - Dispute Resolution 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: Roy de Jesús Herrera and Carolina Muñoz
- 4 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Widely acclaimed dispute resolution practice at the forefront of the Costa Rican market. Offers comprehensive coverage of a variety of issues including civil and commercial litigation, white-collar crime, compliance and international arbitration. Also boasts particular expertise in anti-corruption law, energy and IP-related disputes. Strong track record representing government bodies in complex litigation across the region. Client roster comprises domestic and international companies from the technology and utilities industries.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's counsel: "The service has been of a very high quality and the firm has demonstrated that it is one of the best firms in the region. The lawyers are meticulous and have an astounding command of local laws."

Clients are impressed with the firm's "knowledge of the law and impeccable written work."

Another source adds: "This is an excellent firm with thorough, knowledgeable and professional lawyers."

Significant clients Samsung, Claro, SunEdison, FedEx, GlaxoSmithKline.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Roy de Jesús Herrera has extensive experience handling complex civil and commercial litigation, as well as domestic and international arbitration. He elicits high praise from market commentators, who deem him "a very attentive and professional lawyer" and note his "case experience and ability to determine when to push and when to back off." They add: "He is a practical lawyer and a very good communicator. He is very useful when presenting cases before the courts due to his practical vision, and he is adept at understanding the client's needs and meeting them." They also highlight his "availability, technical knowledge and strong communication skills."

Carolina Muñoz leads the firm's criminal and anti-corruption practice. She is held in high esteem by interviewees, who enthuse: "I like her direct manner. She is very business-oriented, responsive and to the point, and her work is of a very high quality." They additionally describe her as "a great lawyer who maintains a close relationship with clients and provides speedy replies," and go on to commend her "people skills and passion." She is regularly sought out by clients for her expertise in white-collar crime, copyright infringement, compliance and anti-corruption law.

Founding partner Pedro Muñoz remains a well-known practitioner in dispute resolution. Clients appreciate his counsel and deem him "a dynamic and intuitive lawyer."

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Facio & Cañas - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Víctor Garita and Federico Torrealba
- 6 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for First-rate dispute resolution department offering expert advice on complex contentious matters across a variety of sectors. Highly specialised team acting for significant domestic and international clients on civil, commercial, administrative and criminal litigation. Also maintains an impressive level of involvement in high-profile investor-state arbitration cases. Additionally well equipped to handle disputes related to the intellectual property and real estate areas.

Strengths Sources have a positive impression of the firm and note its client-oriented service and bilingual lawyers. Peers say: "This firm is comprised of excellent litigators who are well known in international markets."

Work highlights Represented Bridgestone in a litigation proceeding regarding the termination of a distribution contract. The case was valued at approximately USD4 million.

Advised Porcelanosa on a lawsuit brought against it by its local distributor in relation to the termination of their commercial relationship.

Significant clients Piaggio Group Americas, Daimler, Farmavisión, Chiquita Brands Company.

Notable practitioners

Star individual Víctor Garita is recognised for his long-standing expertise in the dispute resolution arena. Market commentators highlight his outstanding contribution to the field and say: "He has been involved in this area for many years and this is his core area of expertise." They go on to state: "He is an excellent lawyer and certainly a star here." He recently represented Chiquita Brands as co-defendant in a class action brought on by several plaintiffs seeking an indemnification for the alleged personal injury caused by its products. His main areas of expertise span a variety of areas, including arbitration and corporate and commercial law.

Seasoned practitioner Rodrigo Oreamuno is recognised for his long-standing career in the dispute resolution sphere. Interviewees commend him for his vast expertise and practice as an international arbitrator. He regularly participates in high-profile investor-state disputes.

Department co-head Federico Torrealba is highly regarded by interviewees, who attest: "He is a very good lawyer and I respect him very much." He frequently represents foreign and domestic clients in complex litigation.

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Dispute Resolution is one of our strongest practices.  The department is best known for successfully litigating in complex cases related to the recovery of damages.  It consists of a first class professional team, specialized in litigating criminal, civil, administrative, commercial and intellectual property law matters, both at a judicial and arbitration level.  

Specifically about arbitration, our team has represented clients in different types of arbitration (e.g., infrastructure companies, the operator of the San Jose International Airport, purchasers and sellers, insurers, lenders and trustees, inter alia), both under the local Arbitration Act and foreign arbitration rules.  A significant number of arbitration proceedings in our recorded history figure among the most important in terms of the amount of the dispute and the awards eventually granted to our clients.

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Artavia & Barrantes Abogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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

What the team is known for Admired boutique firm with long-standing experience in dispute resolution. Well placed to advise prestigious companies on the full spectrum of litigious matters, including civil, commercial and criminal law. Noted for its expertise representing clients in complex arbitration work.

Strengths Market interviewees highlight the firm's specialisation and long-standing expertise in the area.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees hold esteemed practitioner and founding partner Jaime Barrantes Gamboa in the highest regard for his capabilities in dispute resolution. They describe him as "a recognised and knowledgeable litigator." Sources also note his leading position in the area and deem him "very experienced and knowledgeable." His wide-ranging expertise encompasses a variety of areas, including civil and commercial litigation, as well as domestic and international arbitration. He has also made substantial academic contributions to the field, and was involved in the modification of Costa Rica's civil and commercial codes.

Sergio Artavia is praised by sources for his expertise in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration. He has a wealth of experience representing clients in an array of disputes and is widely endorsed for his high level of recognition and experience in the field.

Gino Cappella is recommended by sources, who highlight his involvement in the area and say he is "a very recognised litigator." He focuses his practice on civil, commercial, criminal and labour litigation.

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BLP - Dispute Resolution 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: Mauricio Salas
- 8 partners
- 18 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Esteemed department with a strong reputation in the dispute resolution arena. Boasts a dedicated team with expertise spanning commercial arbitration and litigation, as well as criminal law. Also offers advice on contentious cases across a variety of disciplines, including environmental law, tax, IP, labour and real estate. Retained by a client roster made up of heavyweight multinational corporations.

Strengths One client says: "The lawyers are excellent, and among the most responsive and thorough lawyers we work with." They go on to commend the team's "pragmatic approach and experience working with a wide range of clients in different areas."

Work highlights Advised Dow Chemical on multiple product liability claims, for a combined value of approximately USD800 million.

Significant clients Uber, Kimberly-Clark, Microsoft, Sony, MAPFRE.

Notable practitioners

Sources praise department head Mauricio Salas, whom they deem "an excellent and extremely intelligent litigator who provides creative solutions." They continue: "His command of Costa Rican law is amazing. His work is always well researched yet pragmatic at the same time." Another source describes him as "a seasoned lawyer with wide-ranging expertise," and goes on to compliment his "steady and easy-going manner."

Associate-to-watch Thelma Petrucci is appreciated by clients for her "excellent service." Sources commend her for "her outstanding work," as well as "her ability to manage difficult situations effectively."

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Aguilar Castillo Love - Dispute Resolution 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: John Aguilar Osborne, Esteban Agüero Guier and John Aguilar Quesada
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Key player in the dispute resolution arena providing counsel to a range of local and international companies. Offers expertise in disputes related to M&A, environmental law and antitrust, and boasts particular strength in international investment arbitration.

Strengths Clients are happy with the firm's service: "The lawyers have provided superb legal advice and were able to earn our complete trust."

Work highlights Provided counsel to Circuito in connection with a civil liability case.

Significant clients Johnson & Johnson, HydroChina, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Hewlett-Packard, ADT.

Notable practitioners

John Aguilar Osborne, Esteban Agüero Guier and John Aguilar Quesada head the department and are the key client contacts.

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Consortium Legal - Dispute Resolution 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: Rolando Laclé Zúñiga and José Pablo Valverde Marín
- 1 partner
- 1 other qualified lawyer

What the team is known for Well-known firm regularly sought out by local and international companies for its expertise in complex litigation and arbitration. Compact team maintains a strong presence in civil and commercial matters, with particular knowledge of banking and finance-related disputes.

Strengths Interviewees consider the firm "a respected player in the market with a niche in advising banks on commercial disputes."

Work highlights Acted for Banco Davivienda as respondent on a damages claim regarding the public auction of assets.

Significant clients Citi, Scotiabank, Banco LAFISE, Western Union, Coca-Cola Femsa.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators endorse Rolando Laclé Zúñiga for his activity in the dispute resolution arena, and note his "ability to anticipate problems." His wide-ranging practice includes litigation and arbitration, as well as real estate and corporate law.

About the Team (content provided by Consortium Legal)

Local Judicial Practice is the most relevant practice area, well known in commercial and civil litigation practice, extra-contractual civil liability, contractual liability, damages claims, in rem rights, among others.

In addition, arbitration is a relevant practice area in which the Litigation Department is known. In Costa Rica the Alternative Resolution of Disputes is continuously growing as the local idiosyncrasy constitutes an ideal environment to local and international arbitration.

The head of litigation and arbitration department is the key partner Rolando Lacle Zúñiga, well known in national and international level as Arbitration expert. He has over 10 years of experience in the litigation and arbitration areas.

Also, José Pablo Valverde Marín since 2014 until 2017, was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Center of Conciliation and Arbitration of Costa Rican-North American Chamber of Commerce (CICA).

Besides, the Arbitration and Litigation practice area is known in local and international level in judicial litigation related to representation of foreign companies in the Costa Rican market.

In Costa Rica, the international business is regulated by protectionist law in national’s favour. This local regulatory and the continuous practice over the years in this area made the Litigation and Arbitration Department well known in the foreign companies’ level.

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Zürcher, Odio & Raven - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Jonatán Picado
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced team acting for foreign and domestic clients operating across a range of sectors, such as real estate, financial services and energy and natural resources. Areas of focus include commercial litigation, arbitration and administrative law. Client list features key names from the international energy, finance and construction sectors.

Strengths Market commentators note the firm's capable team and expertise in the dispute resolution arena.

Work highlights Represented P.H. Chucas in an arbitration case in connection with its public tender offer for the construction and development of a hydroelectric plant.

Significant clients Banco Improsa, Shell, Enel Green Power, Caja de ANDE, Gas Tomza.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Jonatán Picado is characterised as "an excellent litigator who is intelligent, knowledgeable and has a good understanding of the market" by commentators. They also praise his significant expertise in civil law and note his "capacity to find quick solutions to problems."

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EY Law - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Marvin Céspedes
- 2 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active presence in the dispute resolution market advising local and international clients on high-profile cases. Adept at handling commercial and administrative litigation, as well as tax, antitrust and IP-related disputes. Also represents clients in complex disputes against government entities.

Strengths Sources note the firm's strong focus on handling corporate and commercial disputes.

Work highlights Advised Verizon Communications and Verizon Information Services on a dispute filed by Trejos Hermanos Sucesores regarding an alleged breach of contract.

Significant clients Sea Shephard Conservation Society, Inabensa, Hellmann Service Center, Eaton Electrical, Wells Fargo.

Notable practitioners

Associate Allan Hernández's broad expertise covers both litigation and arbitration. Sources label him "a diligent lawyer" and assert: "He has a very bright future ahead of him."

Since publication, Marvin Céspedes has left this practice.

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Hulbert Volio Abogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Andrea Hulbert, Gerardo Parajeles, Alicia Monge and Marcela Ortega
- 3 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Dynamic practice handling an array of mandates including civil and commercial litigation, collection proceedings and criminal law. Provides counsel to private clients and government authorities, as well as local and international clients working across the real estate, food and hospitality sectors.

Strengths Sources hold the firm in high esteem, with one stating: "I was impressed with the lawyers' negotiation skills throughout the process as it was clear to me that the staff has a thorough understanding of Costa Rican law. In terms of responsiveness, it was quick and concise, and I didn't have to ask them to take action."

Work highlights Represented Puerto Zero in a damages claim against Tips.

Significant clients Grupo Roble, Hotelera Playa Flamingo, Modinter M.I., Glasswing International, Anklin.

Notable practitioners

The "meticulous and professional" Andrea Hulbert is praised by clients for her "attitude, knowledge and presence." They continue: "She is very well informed and one feels protected and in good hands the whole time." They also commend her ability to "come up with many possibilities and ask the right questions."

Sources are highly impressed with Gerardo Parajeles's "analysis, interpretation and understanding of the law." They add that "the clarity with which he presents his arguments and vision is exemplary."

Clients appreciate associate Marcela Ortega's service and commend the "excellent results" that she achieved. They also note her "availability and attentiveness," and deem her "a proactive lawyer."

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Nassar Abogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Tomás Nassar Pérez and María Lupita Quintero
- 4 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established regional firm regularly retained by a range of local and international clients. Equipped to handle civil, commercial and criminal litigation, international arbitration and civil liability matters. Represents a broad array of clients from industries spanning automotive, aviation, and food and beverages.

Strengths Clients say: "I am happy with the service. The communication is easy and I can always get in touch with at least one of the partners directly. They make me feel as if I were their only client and their response times are truly impressive."

Work highlights Advised Burger King on an ICC arbitration case in relation to the termination of a joint venture agreement.

Significant clients Procter & Gamble, King Ocean Services, IBM, Fusionet, Canon.

Notable practitioners

Tomás Nassar Pérez has noteworthy experience representing clients in a variety of disputes. Clients describe him as "a very knowledgeable, professional and available lawyer who provides timely responses."

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Sfera Legal - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Robert van der Putten and José Schroeder Leiva
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established practice representing a varied client portfolio in an array of litigious matters. Offers valuable knowledge of complex litigation and arbitration matters, particularly pertaining to competition, finance and real estate-related disputes.

Strengths Clients attest to being "very impressed with the firm's service," and add: "The lawyers are problem solvers and think outside of the box."

Work highlights Provided counsel to Byker & Associates in connection with several civil actions filed against it by a neighbourhood association. The claims totalled approximately USD20 million.

Significant clients Sirenis Hotels & Resorts, MABECA, Stewart Title, Pan-American Life Insurance Group, Abonos del Pacífico.

Notable practitioners

Robert van der Putten focuses his practice on a range of matters, including complex litigation and arbitration. He is recommended by clients, who comment: "He has lots of knowledge of the local market and is highly experienced."

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Senior Statesperson

Facio & Cañas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned practitioner Rodrigo Oreamuno is recognised for his long-standing career in the dispute resolution sphere. Interviewees commend him for his vast expertise and practice as an international arbitrator. He regularly participates in high-profile investor-state disputes.

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Star Individuals

Facio & Cañas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Star individual Víctor Garita is recognised for his long-standing expertise in the dispute resolution arena. Market commentators highlight his outstanding contribution to the field and say: "He has been involved in this area for many years and this is his core area of expertise." They go on to state: "He is an excellent lawyer and certainly a star here." He recently represented Chiquita Brands as co-defendant in a class action brought on by several plaintiffs seeking an indemnification for the alleged personal injury caused by its products. His main areas of expertise span a variety of areas, including arbitration and corporate and commercial law.

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Band 1

Jaime E Barrantes Gamboa

Artavia & Barrantes Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees hold esteemed practitioner and founding partner Jaime Barrantes Gamboa in the highest regard for his capabilities in dispute resolution. They describe him as "a recognised and knowledgeable litigator." Sources also note his leading position in the area and deem him "very experienced and knowledgeable." His wide-ranging expertise encompasses a variety of areas, including civil and commercial litigation, as well as domestic and international arbitration. He has also made substantial academic contributions to the field, and was involved in the modification of Costa Rica's civil and commercial codes.

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Band 1

Alejandro Batalla

Batalla

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Alejandro Batalla is recognised as a leading practitioner in the dispute resolution sphere. Market interviewees describe him as "a well-rounded and solid lawyer," with peers particularly praising his prowess in handling administrative disputes. Clients endorse his experience and availability, while sources go on to commend "his impressive presence and level of recognition in the market." He has vast experience representing companies in disputes against the government. His additional areas of expertise include public law, M&A and corporate law.

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Band 1

Roy de Jesús Herrera

Dentons Muñoz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Roy de Jesús Herrera has extensive experience handling complex civil and commercial litigation, as well as domestic and international arbitration. He elicits high praise from market commentators, who deem him "a very attentive and professional lawyer" and note his "case experience and ability to determine when to push and when to back off." They add: "He is a practical lawyer and a very good communicator. He is very useful when presenting cases before the courts due to his practical vision, and he is adept at understanding the client's needs and meeting them." They also highlight his "availability, technical knowledge and strong communication skills."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Batalla

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Róger Guevara is commended by peers and clients alike, who describe him as "an excellent strategist who is very good at identifying how things will play out on various fronts and in the long term," and note his ability to "play to strategy in US courts and emphasise the strengths of a case." Sources also note his "tremendous knowledge of Costa Rican law" and consider him "an extremely resourceful, diligent and aggressive litigator." His practice centres on advising foreign and domestic clients on civil, commercial and criminal litigation, as well as international and investment arbitration.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Dentons Muñoz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carolina Muñoz leads the firm's criminal and anti-corruption practice. She is held in high esteem by interviewees, who enthuse: "I like her direct manner. She is very business-oriented, responsive and to the point, and her work is of a very high quality." They additionally describe her as "a great lawyer who maintains a close relationship with clients and provides speedy replies," and go on to commend her "people skills and passion." She is regularly sought out by clients for her expertise in white-collar crime, copyright infringement, compliance and anti-corruption law.

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Band 2

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources praise department head Mauricio Salas, whom they deem "an excellent and extremely intelligent litigator who provides creative solutions." They continue: "His command of Costa Rican law is amazing. His work is always well researched yet pragmatic at the same time." Another source describes him as "a seasoned lawyer with wide-ranging expertise," and goes on to compliment his "steady and easy-going manner."

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Band 3

Artavia & Barrantes Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sergio Artavia is praised by sources for his expertise in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration. He has a wealth of experience representing clients in an array of disputes and is widely endorsed for his high level of recognition and experience in the field.

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Band 3

Rolando Laclé Zúñiga

Consortium Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators endorse Rolando Laclé Zúñiga for his activity in the dispute resolution arena, and note his "ability to anticipate problems." His wide-ranging practice includes litigation and arbitration, as well as real estate and corporate law.

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Band 3

Zürcher, Odio & Raven

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Jonatán Picado is characterised as "an excellent litigator who is intelligent, knowledgeable and has a good understanding of the market" by commentators. They also praise his significant expertise in civil law and note his "capacity to find quick solutions to problems."

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Band 3

Robert C van der Putten

Sfera Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Robert van der Putten focuses his practice on a range of matters, including complex litigation and arbitration. He is recommended by clients, who comment: "He has lots of knowledge of the local market and is highly experienced."

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LLM Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "very recognised" Roberto Yglesias of LLM Abogados stands out for his exceptional reputation in the dispute resolution market. Sources note his activity in the field and label him "an important arbitrator."

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Artavia & Barrantes Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gino Cappella is recommended by sources, who highlight his involvement in the area and say he is "a very recognised litigator." He focuses his practice on civil, commercial, criminal and labour litigation.

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Hulbert Volio Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "meticulous and professional" Andrea Hulbert is praised by clients for her "attitude, knowledge and presence." They continue: "She is very well informed and one feels protected and in good hands the whole time." They also commend her ability to "come up with many possibilities and ask the right questions."

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Band 4

Dentons Muñoz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Pedro Muñoz remains a well-known practitioner in dispute resolution. Clients appreciate his counsel and deem him "a dynamic and intuitive lawyer."

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Band 4

Tomás F Nassar Pérez

Nassar Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Tomás Nassar Pérez has noteworthy experience representing clients in a variety of disputes. Clients describe him as "a very knowledgeable, professional and available lawyer who provides timely responses."

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Band 4

Mario Pacheco Flores

Pragma Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Mario Pacheco Flores of Pragma Legal is recognised for his lengthy career in the area and is deemed "an excellent arbitrator and a reference in litigation" by market sources.

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Band 4

Gerardo Parajeles

Hulbert Volio Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources are highly impressed with Gerardo Parajeles's "analysis, interpretation and understanding of the law." They add that "the clarity with which he presents his arguments and vision is exemplary."

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Band 4

Federico Torrealba

Facio & Cañas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Federico Torrealba is highly regarded by interviewees, who attest: "He is a very good lawyer and I respect him very much." He frequently represents foreign and domestic clients in complex litigation.

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Up and Coming

Expertis Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Mauricio Paris of Expertis Legal enters the rakings based on positive feedback from interviewees. He receives extensive praise from the market and is considered "a very responsive and highly business-oriented practitioner." Sources go on to add: "He is very diligent and provides strong arguments."

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Associates to watch

Allan Hernández V

EY Law

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate Allan Hernández's broad expertise covers both litigation and arbitration. Sources label him "a diligent lawyer" and assert: "He has a very bright future ahead of him."

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Associates to watch

Hulbert Volio Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients appreciate associate Marcela Ortega's service and commend the "excellent results" that she achieved. They also note her "availability and attentiveness," and deem her "a proactive lawyer."

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Associates to watch

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Thelma Petrucci is appreciated by clients for her "excellent service." Sources commend her for "her outstanding work," as well as "her ability to manage difficult situations effectively."

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Associates to watch

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate German Rojas of Arias has significant experience advising clients on civil, commercial and criminal disputes. He is described by clients as "a talented lawyer." 

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