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Aguilar Castillo Love
Costa Rica

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

The seven-partner corporate department, headed by John Aguilar-OsborneJohn Aguilar-Quesada and Marco Solano, is the core practice of Aguilar Castillo Love. Its extensive experience in assisting with start-ups and foreign investment and greenfield projects was demonstrated when the team assisted Stryker Corporation with all legal work relating to the setting-up of a new hub in Costa Rica. Furthermore, Quesada and Andrea Sáenz assisted TUI and Hotelbeds Group with the restructuring of their Costa Rican operations. Ingénico, BASF and American Tower Corporation are also part of the client roster. Álvaro Quesada Loría recently joined the team from his position as general counsel at Florida Ice and Farm Company.

Banking and finance Tier 2

Aguilar Castillo Love's client roster in banking and finance includes international heavyweights such as Bank of America, Barclays, HSBC and Goldman Sachs, as well as leading regional financial institutions. Marco Solano and John Aguilar-Quesada are joint leaders of the department, which frequently handles cross-border matters and also advises on syndicated loan facilities, acquisition financings, structured financings and portfolio acquisitions. Associate Stephanie Howard Peña re-joined the firm in autumn 2018 after completing a foreign associate programme at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

The four-partner dispute resolution team at Aguilar Castillo Love often assists companies from the healthcare industry and takes on cases involving international trade issues, including anti-dumping cases and internal fraud and compliance cases. In a notable example, John Aguilar-Quesada and practice head Esteban Agüero Guier, with support from associate Laura Rodríguez Amador, are currently acting for a multinational agrochemical company in case relating to an alleged multimillion-dollar fraud which is being litigated in the civil and criminal courts simultaneously. Founding partner John Aguilar-Osborne is also a key figure in the department.

Labour and employment Tier 2

Aguilar Castillo Love is known for handling labour and employment matters for institutional clients, among them the second largest private employer in Costa Rica. Regional labour and employment head Alvaro Aguilar-Saborío and associate Melissa Miranda assisted DHL Costa Rica, a regular client of the eight-strong team, with the modification of its employment benefits as well as with the move of an entire business unit to another location. Cargill, Hewlett-Packard and Carlson Wagonlit Travel are also part of the firm's client base. Andrea Sáenz-Mederas is another key figure in the practice.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partners Juan Carlos Castillo Chacón E:
Managing partners John Aguilar Quesada E:
Local partner John Aguilar Quesada E:
General business law Juan Carlos Castillo Chacón E:
General business law John Aguilar Quesada E:
Mergers and acquisitions Juan Carlos Castillo Chacón E:
Mergers and acquisitions John Aguilar Quesada E:
Litigation and dispute resolution Juan Carlos Castillo Chacón E:
Litigation and dispute resolution John Aguilar Quesada E:
Energy Juan Carlos Castillo Chacón E:
Energy Enrique Rodríguez Burchard E:
Photo Name Position Profile
 Esteban Agüero Guier  photo Esteban Agüero Guier
 Alvaro Aguilar  photo Alvaro Aguilar
 John Aguilar Osborne  photo John Aguilar Osborne
 John Aquilar Quesada  photo John Aquilar Quesada
Ms Mary Ann Drake photo Ms Mary Ann Drake
 Stephanie Howard Peña  photo Stephanie Howard Peña
 Marcela Méndez Castro  photo Marcela Méndez Castro
 Melissa Miranda  photo Melissa Miranda
 Olga Quesada Alvarado  photo Olga Quesada Alvarado
 Tatiana Rojas Hernández  photo Tatiana Rojas Hernández
 Andrea Sáenz  photo Andrea Sáenz
 Marco Solano  photo Marco Solano
 Rubén Zamora Castro  photo Rubén Zamora Castro
Total staff : 60
Partners : 20