Market: Costa Rica

After one year of covid-19, what have we learnt?

A year after everything changed, Jaime Fernández Madero of Fernández Madero Consulting says now is the time to set aside old beliefs to fully embrace the new world.

13 April 2021

Costa Rican court enforces ICC award against construction group

The Supreme Court of Costa Rica has confirmed a US$23 million International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) award against one of the country’s largest construction groups – despite the fact it had not signed the underlying arbitration agreement.

26 March 2021

Ecotourism investors threaten Costa Rica with arbitration

A German family of ecotourism investors have threatened Costa Rica with an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim after their land was expropriated to build a hydropower plant.

25 March 2021

IDB Invest backs first sustainable bond programme in Central America

Allen & Overy LLP in New York and BLP (Costa Rica) have helped IDB Invest issue a credit guarantee facility to back Banco Promerica’s US$50 million sustainable bond programme, the first of its kind in Central America.

05 March 2021

BDS Asesores opens new Costa Rica office with hire

Costa Rica’s BDS Asesores – a member firm of global labour boutique Littler Mendelson PC – has hired a partner to lead a new office in the northern province of Alajuela, where it intends to cater to a growing number of technology companies.

26 February 2021

BLP adds partners in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Central American law firm BLP has boosted its regional partnership and strengthened its project finance practice in Costa Rica and IP department in Nicaragua by promoting two lawyers.

25 February 2021

Banco BAC gets loan to back women-led SMEs in Costa Rica

Greenberg Traurig LLP in Dallas and New York and Costa Rica’s LatamLex have helped the local branch of Central American bank BAC obtain a US$150 million credit facility from the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to fund women-led and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

04 February 2021

Aguilar Castillo Love hires from Arias, which promotes three to partner

Aguilar Castillo Love (El Salvador) has doubled its partnership by hiring a senior associate from Arias (El Salvador), which has made three new partners across its San Salvador and San José offices through promotions.

19 January 2021

Rising Star of the Year: aiming high

Playing a pivotal role in some of global software group Intel’s cross-border transactions in the region, legal director Carlos Rivas has a flair for tech M&A and an eye for detail that helps him stand out from his peers. He is the deserving winner of LACCA’s Rising Star of the Year award.  

13 January 2021

Coca-Cola launches its first alcoholic drink in Costa Rica

Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica) has helped drinks giant Coca-Cola release its first ever alcoholic beverage in the country, as part of a global launch.

16 December 2020

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