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ECIJA

AVENIDA ESCAZU, TORRE LEXUS, PISO 3. ESCAZU, SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA
Tel:
Work +50640002333
Web:
www.ecija.com

Costa Rica

Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

ECIJA

Providing ‘high-level legal services with a personal touch’, ECIJA’ four-partner corporate and M&A practice advises on transactional matters, joint ventures, corporate management and free trade zones, as well as handling the incorporation of subsidiaries, shareholders’ agreements and matters related to the company operation and management. Due to its strong regional network (including offices in Honduras, Panama, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic), the team was recently retained by Pfizer to handle and coordinate all its corporate matters in Central America and the Caribbean. In other work, highly recommended practice head Guillermo E Zúñiga led advice to CMA CGM on the termination of its agency agreements in Honduras and El Salvador. The ‘brilliant’ Mauricio Paris is another key figure in the department and is noted for his ‘intelligence, friendly nature and top-notch consistency’, as well as his ‘leadership abilities and phenomenal technological proficiency’. While it remains too early to evaluate the impact of the merger, as of June 2018 the firm announced a tie-up with Spanish firm ECIJA. Other clients include Maersk, DHL and Herbalife.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

ECIJA

ECIJA fields a two-partner dispute resolution practice that has considerable experience in commercial and civil litigation, as well as arbitrative matters. ‘Dedicated, proactive and experienced’ arbitrator Mauricio Paris heads the practice and is noted for his ‘great capacity to handle work with responsiveness and a business-oriented approach’; Paris recently led advice to Inversiones y Procesadora Tropical (Inprotsa) as plaintiff in a case filed against Del Monte Foods in relation to commercial intimidation. Other work includes representing the local branch of Herbalife in a consumer misinformation dispute before both the Consumer Protection Authorities and the Supreme Court’s Administrative Tribunal; and assisting Findasense with a commercial dispute arising from alleged breach of contract. Maersk and Coca Cola Femsa are also part of the team’s client portfolio. Mariela Hernández is also a key departmental figure, but Alberto Pauly left in April 2017 as part of the spin-off of GHP Abogados. As we go to press –June 2018– the firm has announced a tie-up with Spanish firm ECIJA.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

ECIJA

The two-partner real estate practice at ECIJA is led by Guillermo E Zúñiga and distinguishes itself through its prowess in environmental and renewable energy matters. The team advises both local and international companies on the structuring and development of residential, mixed-use and commercial projects, including transactions, concessions and due diligence. Recent mandates saw Zúñiga lead advice to G-24 on land acquisition for the development of a second petrol station; and assist Pitzer College with the elaboration of a possessory action in order to correct the measurements of a property. Mariela Hernández is also active in the sector. In April 2017, Alberto Pauly and José Gutiérrez left the firm as part of the spin-off of GHP Abogados. More recently, in June 2018, the firm has announced a tie-up with Spanish firm ECIJA.

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Dominican Republic

Offices in Santo Domingo

Spain

Offices in Madrid and Barcelona

Costa Rica

Offices in San Jose

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