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Andrey Dorado

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Work Department

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Antitrust
  • Project and Infrastructure Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property and Lifesciences Law
  • Technology, Media and Telecommnunications




Andrey is a Partner at the firm and focuses his practice in corporate and financial law. He is head of the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Department at the Costa Rica Office. Dorado has participated in a significant number of mergers and acquisitions for national and international clients. He is an expert in due diligence, negation of contracts, joint ventures, and in financing and refinancing companies.


  • Spanish 
  • English


  • Member of the Costa Rican Bar Association.
  • International Bar Association.


  • Juris Doctor-equivalent law degree from the Universidad of Costa Rica Law School.
  • Authorized as a Practicing Attorney and Notary Public in Costa Rica
  • LL.M. degree in International Business Law and Globalization with Honors n-Utrecht University, Netherlands.

Costa Rica

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Arias’ ‘thorough and creative’ banking and finance practice is co-led by Andrey Dorado and project-finance expert Vicente Lines and is particularly recommended for its expertise in representing lenders in cross-border structured finance transactions. In one recent highlight, Lines acted as local counsel to Bladex as lender and lead arranger of a $100m syndicated loan to Dos Pinos subsidiaries Transnieve and Productos Nevada. Other work saw the team assist Proparco with a $20m loan facility extended to Promerica Bank. The firm’s client base also includes BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and Cargill Finance.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Next generation lawyers

Andrey Dorado - Arias

Within: Corporate and M&A

Benefitting from its strong regional network, Arias’ ‘excellent’ corporate and M&A team regularly advises on cross-border transactions, corporate restructuring, tax and antitrust matters. In 2017, the firm was particularly active on the purchase-side, as evidenced by various recent highlights, including advising Amvac on its $50m acquisition of Agricenter (and the associated merger-control process before the Costa Rican antitrust authority); acting as local counsel to Applus on its $89m acquisition of an 80% holding in Inversiones Finisterre; and assisting Cardinal Health with the local aspects of its $6.1bn global acquisition of Medtronic and Costa Rican subsidiary Covidien Manufacturing Solutions. Seller-side work includes advising Yara on the $6m sale of Cafesa to Duwest and assisting Sealed Air with the sale of its Diversey unit to Bain Capital. The practice is co-led by Andrey Dorado, who is highly recommended by clients, and Carolina Flores, who stands out for her ‘great knowledge in international transactions’. Vicente Lines and senior counsel Melania Dittel are also part of the core team.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Jointly led by Mariana Vargas and Andrey Dorado, the department at Arias has vast experience in both contentious and non-contentious IP-related matters, including patent and trade mark applications, enforcement, oppositions and prosecution. Practice co-head Vargas is particularly adept in cross-border IP matters, PCT applications, and patent drafting-and-filing in the technology, agrochemical and biotechnology sectors. The team also regularly advises domestic and international companies, such as Mondelez, on general IP strategy and portfolio management. The team’s client base also includes Sanofi, Lactalis and Walmart. The practice was notable strengthened in February 2019 with the firm’s absorption of specialist IP boutique, Castro & Pal Abogados.

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