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Arias

AVENIDA ESCAZÚ, TORRE LEXUS, ESCAZÚ, SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA
Tel:
Work +506 4036 2800
Fax:
Fax +506 4036 1268
Email:
Web:
www.ariaslaw.com

Carlos Ubico

Tel:
Work +5096 4036 2800
Email:
Arias

Work Department

  • Administrative and Constitutional Law
  • Labour Law and Business Immigration
  • Project and Infrastructure Finance
  • Public Infrastructure and Private Partnership
  • Environmental
  • Maritime-Land Zone

Position

Partner

Career

Carlos is a Partner and Practice Group Leader of the Administrative Law and Administrative Contracting Group.

He has extensive experience advising on administrative procedures, administrative litigation proceedings, public bids, the creation of Public-Private Partnerships, public works concessions, project financing, and constitutional challenges before the Constitutional Court.

Languages

  • Spanish 
  • English

Member

  • International Bar Association.

Education

  • Juris Doctor  equivalent, with Honors, from the University of Costa Rica, and specialized as a Public Notary at the same University. 
  • Masters in Administrative Law from the Carlos III de Madrid University
  •  Ph.D. candidate in Public Law  Carlos III de Madrid University.


Costa Rica

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Led by senior counsel German Rojas, Arias’ dispute resolution department advises on labour and tax disputes, administrative and civil litigation, as well as arbitration. Carolina Flores handles corporate, commercial and tax-related contentious matters and recently represented a food and drink manufacturer in criminal procedures related to tax evasion. Administrative litigation is handled by Carlos Ubico, who recently advised Soresco (a private-public company created through an agreement between Costa Rica and China), in connection with a preliminary injunction filed by the Costa Rican party. Vicente Lines is another key figure in the department. The firm’s client roster also includes Pfizer, Unicomer and SCA.

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Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

In November 2017, the labour and employment practice at Arias was strengthened with the rehire of senior counsel Graciela Soto from Batalla Abogados. Together with Carlos Ubico, Soto leads a practice that advises on the full spectrum of matters, including employment contracts, regulations, and labour due diligence and disputes. Notable recent work includes successfully settling a harassment and mobbing dispute for Unicomer; assisting Nature Sunshine with termination proceedings and the corporate and administrative aspects of the company closure; as well as day-to-day advice to 3M and Mondelez. The firm’s client base also includes BASF, Amvac and Sika.

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