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Costa Rica

Costa Rica > Intellectual property Tier 3

Led by founding partner and former President of the Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica Arnoldo André and 'excellent' IP director Gabriela Miranda, the team at Lexincorp advises on administrative, criminal, civil and precautionary measures to protect the intellectual property of clients. The group represents multinationals including Kimberly Clark, Europharma and Millicom, across such industries as pharmaceuticals, telecoms and consumer products. The group’s full service includes registrations and renewals, cancellations, oppositions and nullity actions.

Practice head(s):

Arnoldo André; Gabriela Miranda


‘Lexincorp stood out for the excellent quality of the legal services provided. Furthermore, the team members were always available to help, showing their engagement in clients’ matters. All the team members we dealt with were helpful and respectful, while maintaining a very professional attitude.’

‘Gabriela Miranda should be highlighted for the accuracy of her work, her commitment to clients’ requests and needs, the clarity of her explanations, and her availability and prompt responses to our requests – all of which are essential qualities in a good lawyer.’

‘The firm handles the registration of commercial trade marks in almost every country in Central America and they have good contacts with the other offices. The work of the Costa Rica team is excellent.’

‘Gabriela Miranda is excellent and her communication is quick and direct.’

Key clients

Tilleke & Gibbins

Kimberly Clark



Work highlights

  • Managing all of Kimberly Clark’s intellectual property requirements.
  • Managing all of Europharma’s intellectual property requirements.
  • Advising on all of Millicom’s intellectual property requirements.

Costa Rica > Real estate Tier 4

The real estate department at Lexincorp assists local and international companies with a broad range of matters, including advising on land use, finance, joint ventures, restructuring and litigation, development, leasing, finance, title searches, and sales and acquisitions. Led by founding partner Arnoldo André, and backed by senior associate Eugenio Vargas, the team represents a client roster which spans such sectors as forestry, fintech, real estate, hospitality, tourism and construction.

Practice head(s):

Arnoldo André


‘ They have a big team with specialised members, which is reassuring for clients.’

‘Multilingual. Easy to reach. Fast responses. Eugenio Vargas is sympathetic to clients and simplifies explanations.’

Key clients

Novelteak Costa Rica

Hotel Tamarindo Diria

Denis Paquette

Masterzon Costa Rica

Michael Favreau

Ed Edge

GIP Grupo Inmobiliario del Parque

Work highlights

  • Advised Novelteak Costa Rica in a real estate negotiation involving six different forest plantations.
  • Advised Josh Stanley on the acquisition of seven properties for a hotel complex.

A leading Central American law firm with five offices located in the major cities throughout the region, Lexincorp specializes in providing legal advice to its domestic and international clientele. The firm’s regional practice has evolved to integrate processes, services, knowledge, business, values and solutions to provide the highest quality results, operating as a single, fully integrated Central American firm, rather than separate firms with international networking.

Although each of the firm’s five offices serves its jurisdiction, Lexincorp’s integration offers all of its clients, in any country, the ability to access all the resources of the regional offices and lawyers to the extent their matters require. The firm’s clients include domestic and multinational corporations and international financial institutions.

With over 50 lawyers spread across the Central American region, Lexincorp offers high levels of excellence and expertise in all of its practices and specialties, which has awarded the firm with rankings as a leading and recommended firm by Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000 and Latin Lawyer.

Main areas of practice

Corporate, mergers and acquisitions: due diligence of all towers located in El Salvador purchased by Peppertree Capital Management Inc. Led the merger of Matallana SA and Laboramos SA, consolidating the operation in Guatemala of these subsidiaries of Colombia’s leading company in the paper industry, and was involved in Dispapeles SA’s assistance to SunEdison in the acquisition of two solar energy projects in Honduras – these projects were the first renewable solar energy plants in the country.

Financial and banking: counseled Balboa Bank and Trust on securing a loan for US$1.5m as working capital of the Entre Rios energy company in Guatemala. Legal counsel for Banco Industrial and Westrust Bank (International) Limited on the structuring of a loan for the construction of a mall in Costa Rica. Assistance for Banco General in Costa Rica on the structuring of a loan for the opening of a new department store of the Central American trademark SIMAN.

Intellectual property: negotiations between Millicom International Cellular SA and Telemovil El Salvador, for the registration of well-known trademark TIGO and its different variations in El Salvador. Legal managers of the trademark portfolio of Samsung Gear Blink and its official advisors in El Salvador. Samsung, according to Forbes, is in the top ten most famous trademarks in the world.

Real estate and property: legal counsel for Grupo Apolo on a real estate project of apartments in Guatemala. Assistance of a local client in Costa Rica on the purchase of 104 properties of plantations (teak trees) from another Costa Rican corporation. Lexincorp served as the firm in charge of performing the corresponding public deed to be submitted before the National Registry for the registration of the properties under the name of the client.

Tax: Lexincorp Honduras obtained a first instance court ruling in which the closure of duty free stores by the executive director of revenue was declared illegal. This statement allowed the client to claim damages in the order. It was the only contributor to get a favorable judgment.

Arbitration: Lexincorp El Salvador represented a client in an executive judgment derived from an assignment of receivables, in which the judge resolved in favor of the counterparty. This decision was appealed and the judge resolved in favor of the client. Representation of Intermoda El Salvador in an administrative litigation lawsuit against the National Registration Center for refusing the registration of the trademark Pepe Jeans P. Representation of L’oreal Guatemala in El Salvador, in an administrative litigation lawsuit against the General Directorate of Customs, which did not recognize certificates of origin in importing goods from the client and imposed fines of 300%.

Senior partners Arnoldo André-Tinoco (Costa Rica)
Senior partners Enrique Rodolfo Escobar López (El Salvador)
Senior partners Gonzalo Menéndez Park (Guatemala)
Senior partners Fernando Midence-Mantilla (Nicaragua)
Senior partners Benito Zelaya (Honduras)
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Enrique Escobar López
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Arnoldo André-Tinoco
Tax Enrique Escobar López
Tax Gonzalo Menéndez Park
Real estate Arnoldo André-Tinoco
Real estate José Andrés Fuxet
Intellectual property Gonzalo Menéndez Gonzalez
Intellectual property Camila Escobar
Environmental Engels Zelaya
Litigation, arbitration and ADR Alonso Vargas
Litigation, arbitration and ADR Benito Zelaya
Administrative Claudia Vivas
Energy Leslie Henry
Transport and maritime Sylvia Nadesda Zelaya
Other fee-earners : 55
Partners : 11