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Alonso Vargas

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Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, Financial and Banking Law, Labour Law




Alonso Vargas has served as Judge of the Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica, which has equipped him with a deep knowledge of handling civil, commercial and labor trails, such as Judicial Collections. He has served as external advisor for judicial collections of various state entities such as the National Vocational Institute, the Municipality of Montes de Oca and the bank Banco Popular, among others. In his long career as a litigator, he has represented both individual clients and national and international companies.

Additionally, he has performed excellent results in complicated legal proceedings and arbitrations in the different chambers of our country. His extensive knowledge of jurisprudence and doctrine acquired during his judicial career, being constantly updated and gaining experience since serving as a judge until today, have allowed him to become a talented litigator, defending clients such as for example the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, the Industrial Bank, Casa Blanca, Convergys, Pinturas Sur, Tamarindo Diria, Coocique, Ceca and Cemix, in various cases.

Part of his career as a renowned litigator, has been the experience, accumulated in proceedings concerning representation of foreign companies as well as his extensive experience in civil liability proceedings as counsel for the insurer ASSA and the Grupo Roble.

Alonso Vargas advises clients in labor matters, proper warnings, dismissals, severance payments, solidarism and syndicate matters. He has won important labor court cases, having established jurisprudence in corporate responsibility for actions of employees and payment of workers’ compensation packages for executives of transnational corporations.

He also exercises in the fields of Corporate Law and Banking and Finance, attending various national and international companies, such as the banks Bancoagrícola, Bancolombia, Towerbank and Banco Industrial, providing financial advice.

Finally, he has been a collaborator and lecturer at various academic institutions and has served as Professor at the Universidad Latina, the Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica and the Universidad Central in Costa Rica.


Spanish and English


Bar Association of Costa Rica, Multilaw, Globalaw.


Graduated in Legal Sciences and Notary Law at the Panamerican University;

Master’s degree in Business Law at the University for International Cooperation (UCI).

Costa Rica

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

The ‘very effective’ Arnoldo André and Alonso Vargas jointly lead the three-strong corporate and M&A practice at regional player Lexincorp’s Costa Rican office. Advising on transactions, market entry, due diligence and the review of contracts and agreements. The team has a strong European client base and is particularly active in the tourism and fintech sectors. Recent work includes advising fintech company Masterzon with the set-up of its operations and day-to-day corporate and financial matters; advising Grupo Sur on commercial and employment contracts, IP matters and disputes; and assisting new client Casa de Prestamos with its corporate structuring and day-to-day matters. Eppley, United Motors and Novelteak Costa Rica are also clients of the firm.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Lexincorp’s two-partner dispute resolution practice handles litigious and arbitral disputes related to employment law, civil and commercial law issues, such as breach of contract. In recent work, practice head Alonso Vargas assisted Fertilizantes Nordic with various execution and collection procedures; led Hapag Lloyd’s defence against claims brought by Laboratorios Químicos Industriales concerning the transportation of chemicals; and successfully represented Novo Gaming as claimant in arbitral lawsuits against Seguridad y Proteccion Relampago Azul and Gallo Sport, respectively, regarding breach of contract. Founding partner Arnoldo André is also active in the department.

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