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John Aguilar & Associados Ltda

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Guatemala, Managua, Panama City, Quito, San Jose, San Salvador and 1 more

Costa Rica

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Aguilar Castillo Love

Aguilar Castillo Love’s three-partner department handles structured finance, credit facilities, loan portfolios and project finance. Jointly led by the ‘savvy and proactive’ John Aguilar-Quesada alongside Marco Solano, who is particularly experienced in matters concerning derivatives, credit default swaps and structured finance, the team is primarily active on the lender side. The firm’s client base includes several high-profile international and regional financial institutions.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Aguilar Castillo Love

Regional powerhouse Aguilar Castillo Love stands out for its ‘profound expertise’ in the corporate and M&A sphere and for covering ‘all aspects of legal matters in depth’. Key features of the seven-partner practice include advising multinational companies on market entry and the implementation of global mergers, as evidenced by its recent advice to Hewlett Packard on the implementation of the Costa Rican aspects of the global spin-off and subsequent merger of its software business with Micro Fokus. New additions to the client base include Seiko Epson, for which the team is acting as lead counsel regarding all corporate and general commercial matters in Costa Rica and Central America. In other work, Marco Solano and ‘experienced’ practice co-head John Aguilar-Quesada continue to assist Boeing with the establishment of its first subsidiary in Central America. The client roster also includes DowDupont, Johnson Controls and Ingenico Group. Mary Ann Drake is noted for her ‘profound knowledge’; founding partner and department co-head John Aguilar-Osborne and the recommended Esteban Agüero are other names to note.

Leading lawyers

John Aguilar-Quesada - Aguilar Castillo Love

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Aguilar Castillo Love

Aguilar Castillo Love’s six-strong department has a strong track record representing international clients in cross-border disputes related to M&A deals, antitrust matters, and civil, commercial, criminal and environmental disputes. The team has been particularly active in the technology and consumer products sectors, and it is also adept in investor-state arbitration. In one ongoing highlight, senior partner and practice co-head John Aguilar-Quesada (who has ‘very profound knowledge’), continues to lead advice to a multinational company concerning internal fraud investigations and the filing of criminal complaints. John Aguilar-Osborne, who leads the department alongside Quesada, recently assisted longstanding client Whirlpool with civil litigation. The team’s client roster also includes Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett Packard and Dos Pinos.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Aguilar Castillo Love

The employment-law practice at Aguilar Castillo Love advises employers on contentious and non-contentious matters, such as compensation, benefits and day-to-day labour matters. The team is equally adept in preventative measures and labour litigation. Andrea Sáenz-Mederas and Alvaro Aguilar-Saborío are the key contacts in the department.

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