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Profile submitted by Hernán Pacheco Orfila

Practice Areas

Hernan Pacheco heads PACHECO COTO’s Corporate/Business Law Division, leading its team of attorneys on all matters related to local and international M&As, Joint Ventures, Corporate Restructuring, Project Finance, Distribution, Agency and Franchise Agreements, International Trade, Foreign Investment and Civil and Commercial Contracts. He is also head of the Intellectual Property Division.

Professional Memberships

Costa Rican Bar Association, International Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (Chairman of Costa Rican Chapter (2005-).


Senior Partner of PACHECO COTO, listed in Chambers Latin America 2008 - 2016 in Band #1 and “Leader in the Field”; Corporate/M&A category; IFLR1000 “Leading Lawyer” (2011 - 2016). Board Member: Past President, Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce; Union of Chambers of Costa Rica (UCCAEP); Vice-president Board of Governors and member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA).


Education: Harvard Law School (PIL, 1992), University of Hull (LLM, 1988); U.A.C.A. (Licentiate in Law, Cumm Laude Probatus and Notary Public, 1986). Languages: Spanish, English.