September 2, 2021


Our partner, Alan Thompson, participated today as a speaker in the forum “Challenges for the effective application of competition law in Costa Rica”, organized by Lead University. Participants discussed regulatory reform, institutional reform, competition law exemptions, and competition in public procurement proceedings.

August 26, 2021

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Chambers Latin America 2022 recognizes our partner, Alberto Fernández López, as one of the “Most in Demand Arbitrators” in Costa Rica. According to the publication: “Alberto Fernández Lopez of BTA Legal plays an active role as an arbitrator on high-profile cases, with one interviewee asserting: ‘His work has been excellent. He is without doubt an expert arbitrator who is extremely accessible and effective in his work.’

August 26, 2021

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Chambers Latin America 2022 recognizes our partner, Alan Thompson, as one of the top lawyers in the field of Competition/Antitrust in Costa Rica. According to the publication: “Alan Thompson enters the rankings following strong market recognition for his expertise and service, with a client noting: ‘He analyses all the angles of the matters, advises on very complex topics and knows how to apply the law to our business.’

July 7, 2021


Our partner, Alan Thompson, participated as the main speaker today in a discussion on the reforms to competition/antitrust laws in Costa Rica, as part of the launch of the Competition, Trade and Investment Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce – ICC Costa Rica.

July 2, 2021


Our partner, Alan Thompson, co-authored a study on the legal and institutional framework for the promotion of competition in Costa Rica and presented it today at a forum organized by Academia de Centroamérica. Read it here:

June 25, 2021


Our partner, Alberto Fernández López, participated today as a guest speaker in a forum on the challenges for Construction Law a year after Covid, along with leading attorneys from other law firms in Central America. The activity was organized by the Latin American Association of Construction Law (ALDEC).

June 11, 2021


Our partner, Alberto Fernández López, participated today as a guest speaker in a webinar on the evaluation and challenges of virtual hearings in arbitration, along with other well-known experts. The event was organized by the ICC Costa Rica Commission on Arbitration and ADR and the Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA) Costa Rica Chapter.

June 8, 2021


In order to complete the OECD accession process, Costa Rica recently passed important reforms to banking and financial sector laws and regulations, including the creation of a deposit guarantee fund, broader powers to regulators on consolidated supervision and new bank resolution procedures. Our partner Alan Thompson writes about this in an article published in the latest edition of the International Bar Association (IBA) Banking Law Committee e-Bulletin. Read here:

May 14, 2021


Our partner, Alberto Fernández López, is recognized in the 2021 edition of Who is Who Legal Central America for his experience in dispute resolution. According to the publication, Alberto is a very experienced arbitrator in a wide range of civil and commercial disputes.

April 6, 2021


Lead University is delivering a 4-month executive program on competition law and policy to a group of young professionals from several Latin American countries. Our partner Alan Thompson was invited as a professor along with several fellow lawyers and economists, including renowned international experts such as professor Frederic Jenny, chairman of the OECD Competition Committee.

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