Market: Costa Rica

US software developer enters Costa Rica

BLP (Costa Rica) has helped US software development company 3Pillar Global buy Costa Rican counterpart Isthmus Software and obtain a loan to fund the deal.

18 September 2020

Firms advise on refinancing for Central America’s largest hydro dam

Clifford Chance LLP in Washington, DC and BLP (Costa Rica) have advised lenders backing Central America’s largest hydroelectric river dam on a US$800 million refinancing of their credit

04 September 2020

Latin Lawyer and LACCA's covid-19 information hub

In response to the unprecedented impact of covid-19, Latin Lawyer and LACCA launched a free-to-view and regularly updated information hub. Read about legislation and official communications issued by governments across Latin America in response to the evolving crisis here.

03 September 2020

Costa Rica covid-19 information hub

As governments respond to the pandemic by enacting emergency legislation that will affect all areas of society and doing business, we are providing a central information hub that contains the enacted legislation and other relevant official communication issued in relation to the crisis.

02 September 2020

Telecoms investor files arbitration claim against Costa Rica

A Venezuelan investor has brought an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) additional facility claim against Costa Rica seeking at least US$25 million for the alleged expropriation of his mobile phone distribution business.

21 August 2020

Sáenz & Asociados disputes partner joins ECIJA in Costa Rica

A disputes partner of Sáenz & Asociados in Costa Rica has left for Spanish firm ECIJA’s local office in San José as a special counsel.

20 August 2020

Consortium appoints new president in Central America

Central American law firm Consortium Legal has elected Guatemalan partner Álvaro Castellanos to head the regional firm as its new president, after José Evenor Taboada’s 15 years at the helm.

05 August 2020

Liberty buys Telefónica’s Costa Rica assets after failed Millicom deal

Several Baker Botts LLP offices and EY Law (Costa Rica) have helped telecoms company Liberty Latin America agree to buy all Telefónica’s operations in Costa Rica for some US$500 million, only three months after the Spanish telecoms giant’s sale of the same assets to counterpart Millicom fell through.

03 August 2020

Mitsui-Toyota JV launches mobility services app in Brazil

TozziniFreire Advogados in São Paulo has helped the Brazilian subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co and car manufacturer Toyota enter a joint venture to develop mobility services in Brazil, as the companies plan further expansion in Latin America.

29 July 2020

Microsoft and IDB join forces for digital covid-19 solution

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

Tech giant Microsoft and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have teamed up once again to provide a digital cloud solution to Latin American governments that will help companies and legal teams continue carrying out administrative tasks during the covid-19 pandemic despite lockdown measures.

27 July 2020

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