Market: Costa Rica

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

US life sciences company expands in Costa Rica

US life sciences company MicroVention has hired Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica) to buy land and prepare a construction contract for a medical device production plant outside San José.

14 December 2020

Visa snaps up Latin American fintech assets

Four Morrison & Foerster LLP offices, Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima, Costa Rican firm Nassar Abogados and Guevara & Gutiérrez - Servicios Legales in La Paz have helped US finance giant Visa acquire Miami-headquartered fintech YellowPepper, which operates in eight Latin American countries.

11 December 2020

Costa Rica’s Batalla appoints new partner

Batalla has promoted a former legal counsel to Costa Rica’s Presidency to partner, less than two years after he joined the firm as senior counsel.

20 November 2020

Costa Rican retailer to expand Forever 21 in Latin America

EY Law (Costa Rica) and Ferrere (Ecuador) have helped Costa Rica’s AR Retail enter a partnership with US company Authentic Brands Group (ABG) to expand the latter’s Forever 21 clothing brand in Latin America.

10 November 2020

ECIJA expands in Brazil, Costa Rica and Guatemala

Spanish firm ECIJA has added to its existing footprint in Latin America by recruiting five partners in Brazil, including hires from Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira, Agel Advogados and Veirano Advogados, and one partner from Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica), while also absorbing a firm in Guatemala.

06 November 2020

Sweden’s Assa Abloy snaps up assets in Costa Rica

Swedish lock manufacturer Assa Abloy has hired Linklaters in New York and Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica) to acquire Costa Rican accessories producer Olimpia Hardware.

26 October 2020

Germany’s Delivery Hero expands in Latin America

Cuatrecasas in Madrid and Lima, three Arias offices and Ferrere (Ecuador) have helped German on-demand food services business Delivery Hero buy Spanish counterpart Glovo’s entire Latin American operation for 230 million euros (US$273 million), adding several new markets to its existing regional portfolio.

21 September 2020

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