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BLP BUILDING, VÍA LINDORA BUSINESS CENTER, SANTA ANA, SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA
Tel:
Work +506 2205 3939
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Web:
www.blplegal.com

Luis Hernández

Tel:
Work +506 2205 3939
Email:
BLP

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial and Project Finance

Position

Associate - Banking & Finance Department Manager

Career

He joined BLP as an associate in 2008, after being an associate at the law firm Gómez & Galindo for two years, serving as Legal Counsel of the Costa Rican Banking Association during part of said period. He also worked for two periods as Chief of Staff at the office of congresswoman Aida Faingezicht Waisleder, and served as Director of the Postgraduate Studies Center of Universidad Latina of Costa Rica, congress advisor for congressman Luis Fishman Zonzinksi, and deputy lawyer for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Languages

Spanish, English & German

Member

Luis has been involved in a number of seminars organized by prestigious financial institutions such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Latin American Banking Federation, the Chamber of International Commerce, and the Costa Rican Chamber of Banks and Financial Institutions. He has also been a member of the Banking Committee of the Chamber of Internacional Commerce, Costa Rica Chapter, since 2012 and a member of the Banking Law Committee of the Costa Rican Bar Association since 2014.

Education

Luis graduated with honors from the School of Law of Universidad de Costa Rica in 1997, has a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from TEC of Costa Rica since 2002, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Finance from TEC of Costa Rica since 2002.


Costa Rica

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

BLP represents a wide variety of clients in cutting-edge financing transactions. The practice headed by Vivian Liberman and Andrés López has extensive expertise in credit restructuring and bankruptcy as well as complex litigation, and has recently added anti-money laundering advice to its range of services. The team regularly handles complex transactions for Credit Suisse, for instance acting as local counsel to the client and Citigroup Global Markets, as initial purchasers, in an offering under Rule 144A/Regulation S by Investment Energy Resources. Liberman and associate Julio Castellanos also represented Fondo Latinoamericano de Reservas in a $1bn loan agreement under New York law with the Costa Rican Central Bank. The department also assists Scotiabank, DEG-Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft and Millicom, among other international entities. Other key figures in the team are David Gutiérrez and Luis Hernández.

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