Boutique Law Firm

Providing Highly Specialized Legal and Strategic Advice

About Us

We are a boutique law firm based in San José, Costa Rica. Our client services are grounded in academic and professional excellence, close monitoring of changes in the laws and regulations, individualized attention and the highest ethical standards.
Our partners are leading lawyers with extensive experience in their practice areas, both in the public and private sectors in Costa Rica and at an international level. We work with domestic and foreign clients, including multinational corporations. In addition, we offer legal support to in-house counsel and other national and international law firms.

Practice areas

Banking & Finance

We offer legal guidance and advice on regulatory and transactional issues in the banking and financial sector. Our advice is based on extensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework of the Costa Rican financial sector and its evolution over the last 30 years.

Construction & Real Estate Law

We advise clients on the design, interpretation and execution of construction contracts, including public infrastructure projects. We have developed a strong expertise in FIDIC international construction contracts, which are increasingly relevant in Costa Rica and our region.

Corporate Law

In addition to advising on general corporate law matters, our combined experience in the private and public sectors allows us to offer high-level advice on corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues.

Antitrust & Competition

Whether it's designing a voluntary compliance program, assessing whether and how a merger or acquisition should be notified to the competition authority, or triggering or responding to an investigation into monopolistic practices, our expert advice can make all the difference.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

We have extensive experience in civil and commercial mediation and arbitration proceedings at the national and international level. We offer specialized advice on Disputes Boards, a modern and efficient dispute resolution mechanism in construction and other projects.

News

The Costa Rican competition authority (Coprocom) is presenting the new guidelines for analysis of relative monopolistic practices. Under Costa Rican law, these practices include agreements and unilateral conduct involving companies

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Our partner Alberto Fernandez Lopez was invited to participate as a panelist at the regional meeting of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation in Panama City on March 4-6. Alberto participated

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Our partner Alan Thompson participated as a guest speaker in the inaugural class of a Competition Law course organized by the International Chamber of Commerce ICC Costa Rica, which is

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Chambers Latin America Guide 2023
Alan Thompson is active within the Costa Rican competition and antitrust arena, and is well regarded by market commentators. A pleased client states: "Alan Thompson is a professional with vast experience and commitment, with recognised and comprehensive expertise. We have always been very satisfied with his work."
Chambers Latin America Guide 2023
Alberto Fernández Lopez is highly recognised for his activity as an arbitrator in relevant Costa Rican and international proceedings. He is endorsed by an onlooker who affirms: "Alberto Fernández Lopez is a leader in the arbitration field, and he is one of the most outstanding practitioners."
Affiliations

For more information about our clients and references, please e-mail us at info@btalegal.com