Market: Costa Rica

Pro Bono Project of the Year Award: Aguilar Castillo Love

Featured in 16th Annual Awards

Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica) received Latin Lawyer’s Pro Bono Project of the Year Award earlier this year. We spoke to the firm about its work on the winning initiative, the Talamanca project, which has helped integrate local indigenous communities into Costa Rica’s formal economy.

24 August 2022

BLP hires Sfera partner as special counsel in Costa Rica

Elite firm BLP (Costa Rica) has bolstered its business law and real estate practices by recruiting a partner from Highly Recommended local firm Sfera Legal.

19 August 2022

BLP hires former central bank head in Costa Rica

Elite firm BLP (Costa Rica) has hired the former president of the country’s Central Bank as senior counsel, adding strength to its banking and finance practice.

07 July 2022

Emergent Cold continues LatAm expansion with Guatemala

Latin American refrigerated storage provider Emergent Cold has hired BLP (Guatemala) and EY Law in San José and Guatemala City to buy counterpart Bodegas Frías.

06 June 2022

Oaktree lends US$225 million to Costa Rican lab

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, Brazilian firm Mattos Filho and BLP (Costa Rica) have helped US investor Oaktree Capital Management lend US$225 million to Costa Rican medical technology company Establishment Labs.

20 May 2022

Alta (Costa Rica) bolsters disputes offering

Alta (Costa Rica) has strengthened its dispute resolution team by promoting a senior associate to its partnership.

13 May 2022

Ex-head of Costa Rica’s competition agency joins Alta Batalla

Costa Rican firm Alta Batalla has hired the former president of the local competition authority – COPROCOM – as senior counsel and co-head of its antitrust practice.

20 April 2022

Banco Nacional de Costa Rica issues first social bonds

BLP (Costa Rica) has advised a group of investors led by IDB Invest in a US$75 million social bond issuance by Banco Nacional de Costa Rica (BNCR) – the first transaction of its kind in the country.

05 April 2022

Grupo Aval sets up securitisation programme for Taca Airlines

Colombian financial services company Grupo Aval has turned to Latham & Watkins LLP in New York, Chicago and Boston to structure a future flow securitisation of credit card receivables of Taca Airlines, the Salvadorean division of Avianca.

04 April 2022

EY Law opens second Costa Rican office

EY Law (Costa Rica) is betting on investment in the tourism industry with a new office in the Guanacaste province on the Pacific Coast.

29 March 2022

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