BLP is a regional law firm built on the conviction that legal advisers must become true business law partners of their clients. Since the establishment of the firm in 2003, we have earned the trust of clients by using our expertise and capabilities to provide legal advice with sound business judgment.
In doing so, the firm adheres to the highest international standards of quality, reliability, and efficiency. The firm and its attorneys have consolidated leadership positions in the local and international legal and business marketplaces.
BLP has a total of 11 law offices located in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, solidifying our presence in the Central America Region, providing services to our clients through a single contact network.
Seeking a broader presence in the international market, BLP has expanded its frontiers by opening a representative office in Madrid, Spain, creating a portal to European economies and generating business opportunities between Central America and Europe. With the aim of managing business opportunities between Mexico, Central America and Spain, since 2019 BLP has representation in Mexico through a Special Counsel. Our international capabilities allow us to bring our global clients closer to new investment opportunities in Latin America.
BLP’s roster of more than 170 lawyers in Central America and Spain includes honours graduates from the most prestigious universities in the world. Our combined expertise has allowed us to advise on the most complex transactions seen in Central America, contributing our business ideas and sustainability deals to the economic and social development of the region.
BLP has been recognised as one of the best law firms in Central America, as demonstrated by the loyalty of our clients and the numerous citations of quality by the most prestigious international legal directories.
Business law: With the largest legal team in Central America, BLP has guided major investments in Latin America, advising on countless national and cross-border deals. Our business law practice is noted for its impressive business understanding, great professionalism, and ethical conduct. We advise both buyers and sellers in major commercial transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, multinational joint ventures, corporate restructurings, complex compliance cases and free trade zone mandates, among others.
Banking and finance: BLP represents a wide variety of regional clients in cutting-edge financings. We provide our clients with sophisticated advice through a combination of experience, an in-depth understanding of the financial markets, and an unsurpassed ability to navigate the complexities of local and international law that can have a significant impact on the financial aspects of crucial transactions.
Dispute resolution: BLP has the largest litigation practice in Central America, in terms of both the volume and scope of cases. Our courtroom and arbitration activities include not only commercial disputes but also a broad range of legal sectors such as criminal, environmental, IP, tax, labour, real estate, antitrust, trade remedies, customs, financial, retail collections, agrarian, human rights, etc.
Competition and antitrust: BLP is most often called upon to argue the most complicated, high-stakes cases filed before the various regional competition regulators (such as in Costa Rica the General Competition Agency and Telecom Sector Regulator).
Intellectual property: BLP provides assistance with the full spread of contentious and non-contentious IP issues including prosecution and enforcement of IP rights, regulatory advice on sanitary registrations and cross-border trademark portfolio management. We also assist clients in the intricate relationship between IP issues and related areas, such as advertising, data protection and unfair competition.
Other practice areas
* Advertising, marketing and consumer protection
* anti-money laundering compliance
* aviation and maritime
* compliance and anti-corruption
* energy and infrastructure
* environment, health and safety
* free trade zones
* global mobility and relocation
* immigration and nationality
* insurance and reinsurance
* international trade
* labour and employment
* privacy and data protection
* private equity and venture capital
* public law, public procurement and regulation
* real estate and hospitality
* sanitary registry of products
* telecommunications, media and technology.
COSTA RICASan José Office
BLP Building, Vía Lindora Business Centre
Santa Ana, San José
Tel: +506 2205 3939
Fax: +506 2205 3940
Los Sueños Office
Marina Village, Los Sueños Resort
Bahía Herradura, Puntarenas
Tel: +506 2637 7215&
Fax: +506 2205 3940Tamarindo Office
suite #18, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Tel: +506 2205 3988Brasilito Office
100 metres north of the Catholic Church
Tel: +506 2572 0707
EL SALVADORSan Salvador Office
Avante Building Urbanización Madre Selva
Antiguo Cuscatlán La Libertad
Tel: +503 2505 9700
GUATEMALAGuatemala City Office
Diagonal 6 10-50
Interamericas Building North Tower
Tel: +502 2225 7000
Paseo los Próceres
Torre Nova 5th Floor
Suite 95-A Tegucigalpa
Tel: +504 2269 1217San Pedro Sula Office
Building Tower 101, 8th Floor, Office 802
Beltway, Second and Third Streets
Northwest Sector, San Pedro Sula
Tel: +504 2580 4040
Jean Paul Genie Avenue
Bank Avanz building, first floor
Tel: +505 2298 1830San Juan Del Sur Office
Half a block North from Barrio Café
San Juan del Sur
Tel: +505 2298 1830
Calle de Antonio Maura, 13
1st floor Madrid
Tel: +34 917 372 717