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BG&A Abogados
El Prado
San José Province
Curridabat
Costa Rica

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

BG&A Abogados represents multinationals, investors, shareholders and family businesses alike in corporate transactions, negotiations and other matters. Benjamín Gutiérrez heads the corporate practice, and has particular strength in due diligence processes and shareholder agreements. Furthermore, the team has a wide-ranging skill set in the international education sector and is in the process of establishing compliance services. María Gabriela Monge provides key support, particularly in connection with labour and education issues.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘I am extremely pleased with BG&A’s corporate lawyers. I personally admire the fact that they are capable of incorporating technological solutions that facilitate the user experience and maximise resources.’

‘BG&A Abogados’ team stands out compared to other law firms because they have been able to combine youth, experience and technological resources.’

‘BG&A has an overview that few law firms have. In addition they are tremendously proactive in the search for alternatives.’

Key clients

Office Depot

Universidad Internacional Sek de Ecuador

Universidad Internacional Sek de Chile

Colegio Internacional Sek – Costa Rica

Colegio Internacional Sek- Chile

Colegio Internacional Sek- Quito

Colegio Internacional Sek – Guayaquil

Colegio Internacional Sek – Los Valles

Colegio Internacional Sek – Pacífico (Viña del Mar)

Colegio Internacional Sek – Austral

Colegio Internacional Sek – Colombia

Colegio Internacional Sek – Guadalajara

Colegio Internacional Sek – Paraguay

Colegio Internacional Sek – Las Américas (República Dominicana)

Colegio Internacional Sek – Budapest

Colegio Internacional Eiris (La Coruña, España)

Colegio Internacional de Levante (Valencia)

Hotel Planas (Salou, España)

International Education Systems

Boca Ratón Preparatory School

Panamá Preparatory School

Tiempo Libre Tilisa (Ecuador)

Uniformes Designs (Ecuador)

Unión Española

Grupo Creativo Diseño y Construcción (Chile)

SEPER

Iunit

Concretera Nacional

Eulen Costa Rica

RGIS Servicios Costa Rica

BSDEV Internacional

PVI Costa Rican Optics

Corporación Siete

Productos de Concreto

Sherwin-Williams

Transacciones Ferreteras de Costa Rica

Colegio Nuestra Señora de Sion

Metalco

Mexichem

Grupo Sur

Multillantas Panamá

Datatecnología DTCR

Telefónica (Movistar)

Banco Nacional de Costa Rica

Proyectos de Acceso Proa

Constructora Volio y Trejos

Consultora, Constructora y Desarrolladora Ecoaire

Plycem

Saint Clare

AASA Automatización Avanzada

Municipalidad de San José

Junta Administrativa del Hospicio de Huérfanos de Cartago y COVAO

Paradise Medical Services

Colegio Santa María

Artelec

Autosasa

Tecnología Express

Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social

Mafisa

German – Tec

Asesores Contables Duarte Duarte

Grupo Lázaro

Inmobiliaria Madreselva (Ecuador)

Civitar

La Coruña Zaragoza de Palmares

Nexsys Centroamérica

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Interdisciplinary law firm BG&A Abogados is active in litigation in a variety of areas, such as antitrust, administrative and criminal law, and regularly represents clients in lawsuits against the government. Benjamín Gutiérrez heads the department, and has significant trial experience as well as alternative dispute resolution expertise. María Gabriela Monge is also a key figure in the litigation team, with particular strength in contentious labour and employment matters.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Office Depot

Universidad Internacional Sek de Ecuador

Universidad Internacional Sek de Chile

Colegio Internacional Sek – Costa Rica

Colegio Internacional Sek- Chile

Colegio Internacional Sek- Quito

Colegio Internacional Sek – Guayaquil

Colegio Internacional Sek – Los Valles

Colegio Internacional Sek – Pacífico (Viña del Mar)

Colegio Internacional Sek – Austral

Colegio Internacional Sek – Colombia

Colegio Internacional Sek – Guadalajara

Colegio Internacional Sek – Paraguay

Colegio Internacional Sek – Las Américas (República Dominicana)

Colegio Internacional Sek – Budapest

Colegio Internacional Eiris (La Coruña, España)

Colegio Internacional de Levante (Valencia)

Hotel Planas (Salou, España)

International Education Systems

Boca Ratón Preparatory School

Panamá Preparatory School

Tiempo Libre TILISA S.A. (Ecuador)

Uniformes Designs S.A. (Ecuador)

Unión Española

Grupo Creativo Diseño y Construcción (Chile)

SEPER

Iunit

Concretera Nacional

Eulen Costa Rica

RGIS Servicios Costa Rica

BSDEV Internacional

PVI Costa Rican Optics

Corporación Siete

Productos de Concreto

Sherwin-Williams

Transacciones Ferreteras de Costa Rica

Colegio Nuestra Señora de Sion

Metalco

Mexichem

Grupo Sur

Multillantas Panamá

Datatecnología DTCR

Telefónica (Movistar)

Banco Nacional de Costa Rica

Proyectos de Acceso Proa

Constructora Volio y Trejos

Consultora, Constructora y Desarrolladora Ecoaire

Plycem

Saint Clare

AASA Automatización Avanzada

Municipalidad de San José

Junta Administrativa del Hospicio de Huérfanos de Cartago y COVAO

Paradise Medical Services

Colegio Santa María

Artelec

Autosasa

Tecnología Express

Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social

Mafisa

German – Tec

Asesores Contables Duarte Duarte

Grupo Lázaro

Inmobiliaria Madreselva (Ecuador)

Civitar

La Coruña Zaragoza de Palmares

Nexsys Centroamérica

Labour and employment Tier 3

BG&A Abogados is an interdisciplinary law firm fielding a particularly strong labour practice with a strong emphasis on preventive measures and strategies. Founding partner Benjamín Gutiérrez and his team advise national and foreign companies on contracts, internal policies and training, showcasing deep knowledge of labour issues in the healthcare and education sectors. The firm has implemented an artificial intelligence system to provide clients with round-the-clock personalised advice and further assists with labour due diligence and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Several people know about the case so in an emergency if one team member is not there, others can solve it.’

‘They are very quick to respond.’

‘The plus of these lawyers is the professionalism with which they handle situations. They are always ready to respond, regardless of the time or day, if it is an urgent situation.’

‘Excellent service and response times.’

‘They offer a quality service.’

‘Benjamín Gutiérrez is a gentleman of excellence with extensive knowledge and experience.’

Key clients

Office Depot

Universidad Internacional Sek de Ecuador

Universidad Internacional Sek de Chile

Colegio Internacional Sek – Costa Rica

Colegio Internacional Sek- Chile

Colegio Internacional Sek – Quito

Colegio Internacional Sek – Guayaquil

Colegio Internacional Sek – Los Valles

Colegio Internacional Sek – Pacífico (Viña del Mar)

Colegio Internacional Sek – Austral

Colegio Internacional Sek – Colombia

Colegio Internacional Sek – Guadalajara

Colegio Internacional Sek – Paraguay

Colegio Internacional Sek – Las Américas (República Dominicana)

Colegio Internacional Sek – Budapest

Colegio Internacional Eiris (La Coruña, España)

Colegio Internacional de Levante (Valencia)

Hotel Planas (Salou, España)

International Education Systems

Boca Ratón Preparatory School

Panamá Preparatory School

Tiempo Libre Tilisa (Ecuador)

Uniformes Designs (Ecuador)

Unión Española

Grupo Creativo Diseño y Construcción (Chile)

SEPER

Iunit

Concretera Nacional

Eulen Costa Rica

RGIS Servicios Costa Rica

BSDEV Internacional

PVI Costa Rican Optics

Corporación Siete

Productos de Concreto

Sherwin-Williams

Transacciones Ferreteras de Costa Rica

Colegio Nuestra Señora de Sion

Metalco

Mexichem

Grupo Sur

Multillantas Panamá

Datatecnología DTCR

Telefónica (Movistar)

Banco Nacional de Costa Rica

Proyectos de Acceso Proa

Constructora Volio y Trejos

Consultora, Constructora y Desarrolladora Ecoaire

Plycem

Saint Clare

AASA Automatización Avanzada

Municipalidad de San José

Junta Administrativa del Hospicio de Huérfanos de Cartago y COVAO

Paradise Medical Services

Colegio Santa María (Saint Mary School)

Artelec

Autosasa

Tecnología Express

Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social

Mafisa

German – Tec

Asesores Contables Duarte Duarte

Grupo Lázaro

Inmobiliaria Madreselva (Ecuador)

Civitar

La Coruña Zaragoza de Palmares

Nexsys Centroamérica

BG&A CORPORATE ATTORNEYS is an interdisciplinary legal firm specialized in Corporate Law and Litigation that since 1997 advises national and foreign companies with a dynamic and technological approach that prevents legal disputes, as well as business continuity.

Focused on customer service, our expert lawyers combine law with high-tech to exceed our clients’ expectations, assuring permanent protection of their needs and interests.

Our alliances with great local and international lawyers and notaries allow us to provide high-quality legal support, to provide real and immediate solutions to every legal requirement.

Department Name Email Telephone
PARTNER DIRECTOR Benjamin Gutiérrez bengut@bgacorp.com
ATTORNEY Nicole Damha ndamha@bgacorp.com
Photo Name Position Profile
 Joselyn Chaves  photo Joselyn Chaves Junior Associate
 Nicole Damha  photo Nicole Damha Junior Associate
 Benjamín Gutiérrez  photo Benjamín Gutiérrez Partner Director
 Eslava Hernández  photo Eslava Hernández Senior Associate
 Gabriela  Monge  photo Gabriela  Monge Senior Associate
 Christopher Rojas  photo Christopher Rojas Associate Lawyer
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Costa Rica

Requirements for the entrance of tourists to Costa Rica

In accordance with the General Guidelines for the Entry of Passengers to Costa Rica N ° LS-VG-006, issued by the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica, dated September 18th 2020, in order for foreign tourists to enter the country, they must have the following requirements: a) Present a document proving that an RT-PCR test for detection of SARS-CoV-2 was performed, with a negative result. The test must be taken at least 72 hours prior to the trip to Costa Rica. This document must be submitted in Spanish or English. b) Have travel insurance that covers at least lodging and medical expenses generated by the COVID-19 disease, offered by any of the insurers authorized by the General Superintendency of Insurance in Costa Rica and duly endorsed by this Authority. c)Fill out the Health Pass form, which is generated by the Ministry of Health and which can be obtained on the official website of the Ministry of Health. If you have any doubts or requests, you can contact BG&A Abogados Corporativos at bengut@bgacorp.com and ndamha@bgacorp.com

Non-mandatory pay holidays are modified

As a result of the reform to the Article 148 of the Costa Rican Labor Code made in December 2019 by the Legislative Assembly, starting in 2020 the holiday of October 12 (Day of the Cultures) will not be celebrated and therefore will no longer be a non-binding holiday. Instead, it was declared a holiday to commemorate the Day of the Abolition of the Army on December 1 of each year. This holiday is a non-binding one.