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.


Chambers Latin America 2024 recognizes our partner, Alan Thompson, as one of the top lawyers in the field of Competition/Antitrust in Costa Rica. According to the publication: “Head of department


Chambers Latin America 2024 recognizes our partner, Alberto Fernández López, as one of the “Most in Demand Arbitrators” in Costa Rica. According to the publication: “BTA Legal’s head of department


We share an article published in last week’s edition of the weekly journal “El Financiero”, in which our partner Alan Thompson examines the legal treatment of agreements and exchanges of


Practice Areas

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Banking & Finance
  • Construction & Real Estate Law
  • Corporate Law
  • 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."

    Chambers Latin America Guide 2023
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    For more information about our clients and references, please e-mail us at info@btalegal.com