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 in a panel discussion on administrative law as an obstacle or accelerator in the use of dispute boards in Latin America.

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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 taking place from February 15 to March 14. Alan gave a presentation on fines and other sanctions and the leniency program in Costa Rica’s competition

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We recognize our partner Alberto Fernández López for his incorporation last December to the list of arbitrators of the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (CIAC) for the period 2023-2026 and to the list of arbitrators of the Ankawa International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Center based in Peru for the period 2023-2025. Alberto continues to stand out

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Draft guidelines on the analysis of relative monopolistic practices (which include vertical restraints and abuse of dominance) were recently submitted for public consultation by the Costa Rican competition authority (Coprocom). The objective of these guidelines is to provide transparency and predictability on how Coprocom will define relevant markets and market power in abuse of dominance

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Our partner Alberto Fernández López will participate as a panelist in the III Meeting of Experts in Construction organized by Ankawa International in Cusco, Perú, on November 24-25. Alberto will speak about the advantages of DAB (dispute adjudication boards) in public procurement from the perspective of procurement entities.

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In Costa Rica, competition authorities (Sutel in the telecom market and Coprocom in all other markets) may conduct unannounced inspections (dawn raids) on companies’ premises to gather evidence of possible monopolistic practices. These inspection powers were recently strengthened with the passing of law # 9736, one of the requirements for the country’s accession to the

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We would like to extend an invitation to attend the National Construction Conference, which is being held on November 8th, 2023, at the auditorium hall of the Costa Rica Bar Association in San José. BTA Legal is one of the sponsors. The focus of the conference will be on dispute boards and the recently enacted

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Our partner Alberto Fernández López will participate as a panelist at the III International Congress “Arbitration, Public Procurement and Dispute Resolution Board” organized by the International Center for Arbitration, Dispute Resolution & Dispute Board (CIARD). The event will take place on October 12-13 in Trujillo, Perú.

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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 at BTA Legal, Alan Thompson is active within the Costa Rica competition and antitrust arena, and is well regarded by market commentators.” A client notes:

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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 Alberto Fernández Lopez is highly recognised for his activity as an arbitrator in relevant Costa Rican and international proceedings under CICA and ICC rules for

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