EY Law is an international law firm, affiliated to the EY global firm with offices in 150 countries around the world and more than 200,000 professionals. In the Central America region the firm has more than 1,300 professionals, with 168 lawyers, around offices in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panamá, Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.
The firm is acknowledged for its pre-eminent trajectory, forward thinking and innovation, based on the highest ethical and professional standard and represents important multinational and transnational clients, including numerous Fortune 500 companies.
With the recent integration of the former Pacheco Coto’s leading partners and their teams, EY Law has strength its corporate offer to provide even more value-added solutions.
EY Law offers companies a different approach by delivering legal services in a way that helps minimise the gap between business advisers and legal counsel. To do this, lawyers work alongside with professionals from various areas of business, such as assurance, tax, transactions and advisory; and through the firm’s global reach can also provide assistance wherever the business off clients requires it.
Languages: Spanish, English, Italian, French, Hebrew, German and Portuguese.
Business and corporate law: Renowned experts provide in-depth solutions in local and cross-border transactions (mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, project finance, civil and commercial contracts, foreign direct investment, free-trade zone, antitrust and consumer law and insurance).
Energy and project financing: Our specialists combine expertise in complex corporate, administrative and energy law and large-scale project finance.
Environmental: Our environmental law experts – foremost in Central America – counsel local and international corporate clients and public institutions throughout Latin America on environmental regulatory frameworks, technological services and preventive advice on environmental compliance, law enforcement and sustainable use of natural resources.
Government procurement: EY Law is renowned for its government procurement practice, primarily representing suppliers or contractors before state entities. Areas of expertise comprise regulated industries, public utilities and works, concessions, government procurement, urban development, municipal regulations, energy, telecommunications, administrative and judicial proceedings.
Intellectual property: The division handles industrial property filings, sanitary permits for food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and agrochemicals, unfair competition cases, franchise and licence agreements.
International trade and customs: Our specialists handle trade compliance, trade regulation, WTO law, export and import requirements, international investment law, FTAs and IIAs.
Litigation and arbitration: Dispute resolution and litigation, including complex civil, commercial, constitutional, administrative, labour and criminal proceedings. Member, Centre for International Conciliation and Arbitration.
Real estate: EY Law is acknowledged for handling the most complex and innovative real estate projects in Costa Rica, advising on sophisticated condominium structures including tax planning and solid development and exit strategies. Their in-depth understanding of real estate laws and markets enables spearheading changes in legislation and market trends.
Tax advisory: Regional specialists advice on local and international tax matters, including tax compliance and regulatory advice, tax consulting, tax litigation (administrative and judicial), corporate restructuring, preventive tax audits and guidance during tax audits.