Víctor is partner at Arias, and he is the director of its litigation department in Costa Rica. He has a law degree from the University of Costa Rica with a master’s degree from the University of Tulane, New Orleans. In Tulane, Víctor deepened and wrote about commercial arbitration, an exercise that culminated in him being the editor of the domestic arbitration chapter of the Law of Alternate Conflict Resolution and Promotion of Social Peace, by designation of the Supreme Court of Justice. He is an arbitrator of the Conciliation and Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce and of the International Conciliation and Arbitration Center of the Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce, from which he has received designations as an expert and arbitrator in concession disputes, construction, distribution contracts, acquisitions and others. He has received multiple invitations from the American Bar Association litigation committee as a speaker on transnational litigation in the Americas.
He has been an expert witness in arbitration proceedings and courts in the United States on matters of damages, distribution contracts, litigation and others. He represents multiple national and multinational companies in trials before the Costa Rican courts regarding damages, distribution contracts, breaches of contract and others. He is usually invited as a speaker to conferences and seminars on arbitration, transnational litigation and corporate and financial matters. He is regularly recognised as an expert leader in arbitration, litigation, corporate law and finance and is a corporate adviser to important national and foreign companies.
His main areas of practice at the firm are:
- banking, finance and insurance;
- civil and notarial law;
- corporate and commercial law;
- mergers and acquisitions; and
- dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration.