Going beyond the expected. The unprecedented global events of the past few years have not left the legal industry untouched. Like our close collaborators and clients – we have been challenged professionally and personally, as a business and as individuals. However, from these challenges, we focus on opportunities.
We have seen the importance – more than ever – of being a trusted adviser, confidante, and leader – to go beyond the expected to help our clients achieve their long-term objectives. No two clients, no two transactions are completely alike – our legal teams are made-to-measure – to both client and circumstance. We work collaboratively with our clients, setting the foundation for trust, long-term relationships and further-reaching advice.
Prioritising agility through collaboration has seen us grow to meet client demand. We now have a presence across nine Latin American jurisdictions: Bolivia (entered in January 2022), Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Paraguay. We are the first Latin American law firm to take a fully ‘pan-Latin American outlook,’ positioning us as the first, homegrown, regional, Latin American law firm.
We grow with ambition and with care – paying careful attention to preserve the spirit and principles of the firm.
Aguilar Castillo Love has always been at the forefront of legal change and landmark cases. We have consistently redefined what it means to be a leading law firm and continue to provide the highest level of customer service and quality legal advice to a prestigious client base. Our multidisciplinary approach allows us to provide the top-level advice required on market-leading, cross-border transactions and cases – across risk, regulatory and transactional matters. We represent Latin American clients expanding in the region or globally – and international clients already operating or looking to invest in Latin America.
Our people. We look for bright, diverse minds to solve a broad range of problems and believe that understanding, empathy, drive, thoroughness, curiosity and imagination have a fundamental role alongside pure law. We are honoured that our reputation, quality of our work, nature of the deals we work on and the calibre of our clients means that we continue to attract exceptional legal minds.
Costa Rica. In our Costa Rica office, we are proud to house the president and vice president of the Costa Rica chapter of the World Compliance Association – Tatiana Rojas and Sergio Herra respectively. Our corporate crime team includes one of the country’s most highly respected corporate criminal litigators – Rodolfo Brenes Vargas – who continues to act on some of the country’s most high-profile corporate criminal cases.
Diversity and inclusion. We are a fully equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, faith, age or sexuality. Even in a traditionally male-dominated profession women have been instrumental in the conception and development of our firm. A third of our partners are women. Our Nicaragua office was opened and is run by a female partner, who has also practised in Europe, earned a degree from Harvard and is a mother. To us, diversity is a strength.
- Latin Lawyer Pro Bono Project of the Year, 2021: Talamanca project
- Deal of the Year 2021, Restructuring: ‘Avianca emerges from Chapter 11 restructuring’
Areas of practice
- Antitrust and competition
- Corporate M&A
- Dispute resolution (arbitration and litigation)
- Infrastructure, energy and natural resources
- Intellectual property and media
- International trade and investment
- Investigations, corporate criminal law and defence
- Public law
- Real estate
- Regulatory and compliance
- Technology law
Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Paraguay
San José, Escazú, Centro Corporativo Plaza Roble
Edificio El Pórtico III Nivel, Escazú
San José, Costa Rica
Tel: +506 2222 3838
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