An International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) tribunal has reportedly granted a Costa Rican state entity’s request to dissolve its joint venture with a Chinese counterpart in a politically sensitive dispute over a cancelled US$1.5 billion project to upgrade an oil refinery – while related criminal proceedings continue.
Deloitte Legal has added significant experience to its corporate practice in Costa Rica by hiring two partners from Facio & Cañas.
Costa Rican law firm Batalla has strengthened its public law and corporate practices by promoting two lawyers to partner.
BLP has hired Costa Rica’s former ambassador to Mexico as special counsel.
A former Pacheco Coto partner has reunited with his old colleagues at EY Law (Costa Rica) after leaving Sfera Legal.
In the space of a week, Arias (Costa Rica) has lured veteran litigator Víctor Garita away from Facio & Cañas, while both firms have recruited counsel from Batalla.
Hogan Lovells LLP in Washington, DC, and Dentons Muñoz in San José have helped IFC lend US$35 million to Banco Davivienda in Costa Rica.
Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica) has hired its third partner in less than two months, recruiting a tax manager from Walmart as partner.
Dentons Muñoz has strengthened its hand in San José by hiring one in-house lawyer and two consultants as directors.
Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica) has boosted its corporate practice, hiring a second independent practitioner as partner in less than a month.