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Profile submitted by Alvaro Leiva Escalante

Practice Areas

Business and corporate law; real estate law, specializing in the areas of hospitality, touristic incentives, concessions, condo-hotels, timeshare, marinas.

Professional Memberships

Costa Rican Bar Association; Costa Rican Association of Tourism Professionals.


Senior Associate of PACHECO COTO, listed in Chambers Latin America 2012 - 2016 as “Leader in the Field” Real Estate. Before joining the firm, Mr Leiva was, for 15 years, Director of the Legal Department of the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism.


Education: Universidad de Cooperación Internacional (Masters in Environmental Legislation, 2011); Universidad de Costa Rica (Licentiate in Law, 1990). Languages: Spanish, English.