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Costa Rica > Banking and finance Tier 1

Employing the full bench strength of offices in San José, Puntarenas and Guanacaste, in addition to branches across Latin America and Europe, BLP remains a market leader, advising multinational and national commercial banks, investment banks, private equity sponsors and international funding organisations involved in high-value, multi-jurisdictional transactions. The firm’s full service extends to the securing and servicing of loans, credit restructuring, bankruptcy, regulatory compliance and complex litigation. The team is led by Vivian Liberman, an expert in capital markets, and Andrés López, who specialises in fintech and blockchain. Other key figures include Julio Castellanos, who advised on a recent social bond issuance of Inter-American Investment Corporation (IDB Invest) for a total of up to $75m, along with Pablo Umaña, who manages financing for major infrastructure projects in the energy, hospitality, transportation, agribusiness and manufacturing sectors. Luis Hernández brings expertise to advising on finance for real estate developments. The team was bolstered with the hire of Rodrigo Cubero as senior counsel in July 2022; he served as president of Costa Rica’s Central Bank between 2018 and 2022, and his previous experience includes over a decade spent in senior positions at the IMF.

Practice head(s):


Experience and knowledge.

Pablo Umaña is an outstanding lawyer. He understand the client’s needs but also balances the negotiation with commercial considerations.

Vivian Liberman is an outstanding professional who understands the business, cares about the client and is concerned with obtaining efficient solutions. She is very accessible.

Well-founded judgment and recommendations.

Nowadays the need to have agile and timely legal information is of vital importance. BLP is a legal firm that meets expectations both in terms of response time and in-depth analysis.

BLP has excellent customer service. There is always almost immediate availability to meet the needs of its clients.

They know the market and key sectors, and they have participated and are participating in the most relevant transactions. They know and have good relations with the relevant authorities of the sector. Willingness, transparency and availability to meet customer requirements.

The attention, disposition and service provided by Julio Castellanos and his team is first class.

Key clients

Crestline Direct Finance

Oaktree Capital Management

Banco BCT

Marina Flamingo Development Group


IDB Invest

Fondo Latinoamericano de Reservas (FLAR)

Work highlights

  • Advised Fondo Latinoamericano de Reservas (FLAR) on the approval of a loan of $1.1bn to the Central Bank of Costa Rica to support the country’s macroeconomic and financial stability.
  • Advised Banco BCT and Marina Flamingo Development Group on the granting of a syndicated loan for the construction of Marina Flamingo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
  • Advised Oaktree Capital Management, a global investment manager specialising in alternative investments, on the granting of a $225m financing facility to Establishment Labs Holdings.

Costa Rica > Compliance Tier 1

The team at BLP remains a leader in the market, creating, implementing, and monitoring compliance programmes and risk management strategies for domestic and household-name multinational corporates such as Microsoft, Colgate-Palmolive and Samsung, across the tech, electronics, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, construction and hospitality sectors. The group advises clients on matters ranging from anti-money laundering, consumer protection and antitrust to corporate human rights, data privacy, corporate regulatory frameworks and ESG. Juan Carlos Tristán, who brings strength to investigations, training and the drafting and implementation of ethics and anti-corruption programmes, leads the team, along with Uri Weinstok, a specialist in conducting audits and compliance programmes. Other key figures include Andrés López, who brings AML expertise; experienced litigator and special counsel Alejandro Rojas; and San José office director and data privacy expert León Weinstok.

Key clients







Florida Ice & Farm



Liga Agricola Industrial de la Caña (LAICA)





Work highlights

  • Performed for Globalvia internal investigations dealing with the procurement and awarding of public infrastructure construction companies.
  • Developed and now managing LAICA (the Sugarcane Industry Association)’s antitrust compliance programme.
  • Conducting Laticrete’s internal investigations and leading the drafting, implementation and enforcement of its global anticorruption and antitrust policies.

Costa Rica > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

The powerhouse team at BLP remains a market leader, employing the full bench strength of offices in San José, Puntarenas and Guanacaste (with a new fourth location in Marina Flamingo which opened in January 2023), in addition to branches across Latin America and Europe, to provide day-to-day advice and assistance with complex, high-value, cross-border M&A to national and global corporates across sectors ranging from building materials, life sciences, software and aviation to pharmaceuticals, fintech, telecoms and hospitality. The practice is headed by David Gutiérrez, who divides his time between the San José and Madrid offices, and who brings expertise to corporate structuring and infrastructure financing. Other key figures include Eduardo Calderón and Adriana Castro, both of whom are specialist in telecoms and media industry matters; Adelina Villalobos, who advises on free trade zone matters; and directors Adriana Acuña, who manages files involving corporate governance, and Elia Naranjo, who brings experience to contractual negotiations. José María Pacheco, a newly appointed special counsel experienced in cross-border M&A, joined the team from Sfera Legal in August 2022.

Practice head(s):


Excellent service. A broad team.

Adriana Castro is an excellent lawyer.

Excellent use of technology, very creative and innovative. Very good relationships and market intelligence for the benefit of their clients.

Teamwork and different specialties.

The BLP team is very efficient in all the areas in which we have worked with them. Specifically for the corporate and M&A area, they are by far the best in Costa Rica and Central America.

The M&A team stands out for Eduardo Calderón and David Gutiérrez. They are excellent lawyers. We would work with them again without hesitation.

Key clients


Agrosuper/Empresas Aquachile

Cementos Progreso

Joby Aviation


Barentz International

Laboratorios Saval


Quarzo Tecnología


Work highlights

  • Advised Paysafe on the acquisition of SafetyPay, a payments platform in Latin America that offers open banking and eCash solutions.
  • Advised Cementos Progreso Holdings on the $335m acquisition of Cemex’s assets in Costa Rica and El Salvador.
  • Advised Agrosuper and its subsidiary Empresas Aquachile on the sale of Grupo ACI, a Costa Rican company in the tilapia aquaculture industry, to Industrias Martec.

Costa Rica > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Employing the combined bench strength of offices in San José, Puntarenas and Guanacaste, in addition to branches across Latin America and Europe, BLP remains a market leader, representing such household-name multinationals as Pfizer, Kraft Heinz and Uber involved in complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes. With an active client base spanning sectors ranging from food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and telecoms to e-commerce, hospitality, medical devices and tech, the team’s full service covers international litigation and arbitration related to administrative concession rights, as well as claims involving distribution, unfair competition, fraud and real estate and construction matters. The team is led by seasoned litigator Mauricio Salas, who brings over 25 years of experience in the legal profession. Other key figures include experienced arbitrator Luis Ortiz; criminal expert Alejandro Rojas, who was promoted to partner in April 2023; and senior associate Robert Morales, who proves expertise in administrative law matters.

Practice head(s):


They cover a wide variety of areas with respect to dispute resolution. They have expert litigators in very different fields – in other firms there are strong litigators in one field or two, but this firm covers a very wide variety of practice areas in dispute resolution in particular. They are very responsible and can be entrusted with a case for years, which is what cases take to process here. Technical excellence and responsive service.

Mauricio Salas has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law (and other subjects). He is a well-known professor, but also has a very straightforward and common-sense approach to addressing the cases we have presented to him. Alejandro Rojas is an excellent choice in criminal law cases, and a great complement to Mauricio’s practice. An honest and capable trial lawyer. Robert Morales is also excellent.

I think the focus and analysis they give to the possible options to resolve disputes is important. The monitoring of cases is effective and that helps to make decisions with the best information available.

It seems to me that the lawyers in the dispute resolution team are competent, rigorous and analytical, and they also maintain control of their emotions, which is very important in this area. It seems to me that the difference with competitors lies mainly in their prior preparation of cases, hearings and arguments. Robert Morales is a well-trained, rigorous and hardworking lawyer, who has acted very competently when defending his client’s interests. Mauricio Salas is a lawyer who inspires confidence, is strategic and always looks ahead, which is important for the client.

The best practice in the country, with excellent lawyers. Mauricio Salas and Robert Morales are fantastic.

Immediate availability. Deep legal knowledge.

Key clients


Kraft Heinz

Uber Technologies

Gencom Group

Grupo Pelón



Chiquita Brands International


Millicom (DBA Tigo)

Work highlights

  • Advising Kraft Heinz in various distribution lawsuits.
  • Advised Uber in a lawsuit filed by the National Federation of Taxi Cooperatives (FENACOTAXI) and various municipal taxi cooperatives in Costa Rica.
  • Advising investment firm Gencom Group in civil and criminal proceedings to safeguard its real estate, economic, and administrative concession rights in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

With offices in Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala, the team at BLP leverages regional strength to advise multilateral banks, development finance agencies and major multinationals on high-value energy and infrastructure projects, including solar power plants, battery energy storage systems, hydro facilities and wind farms. Energy finance expert Luis M Castro; David Gutiérrez, who specialises in multi-jurisdictional purchases and credit operations; Julio Castellanos, who brings experience in the negotiation of public works concession contracts; and Pablo Umaña, who assists with project finance matters, are the key contacts.

Costa Rica > Environment Tier 1

The powerhouse environment law team at BLP remains a market leader, utilising a multidisciplinary approach to advise household-name multinationals, such as Kraft Heinz, Uber, WeWork and PepsiCo, across a diverse range of sectors. The practice’s comprehensive service covers compliance auditing and consulting, environmental dispute resolution, the proposing and drafting of new regulations, environmental planning related to tourist developments, laws and initiatives on conservation and green finance. In addition, the group acts for both public and private sector plaintiffs and defendants in environmental cases before the civil, criminal and administrative courts. The practice is headed by Mauricio Salas, who brings 25 years of experience to the team and who, in additional to environmental law, specialises in dispute resolution, and Andrea González. Key support is provided by associate Luis Palacios, who assists clients with litigation and with obtaining permits related to mining extraction and water concessions.

Practice head(s):


I think their multidisciplinary approach is great.

‘Mauricio Salas is a solid all-around lawyer, with environmental training and solid litigation skills. There is no equivalent in the market.

This group knows the subject, knows how to listen and work as a team, and their deliverables were always on time and in the right order.

BLP’s work is excellent.

Extensive knowledge and experience in the environmental field.

Key clients





Kraft Heinz






Work highlights

  • Provided legal advice to BASF, a chemical producer, to obtain the necessary permits and concessions for the establishment of its own plantations dedicated to develop new products to help farmers improve crop yields and protect their crops from pests, diseases, and other challenges.
  • Advised FUNDECOR, an NGO, on the creation of contracts for generating non-fungible tokens (NFTs) through smart contracts for the sale of ecosystem services.
  • Advising Gencom on the environmental considerations relating to the development of the Golfo de Papagayo touristic project.

Costa Rica > Insurance Tier 1

The powerhouse insurance team at BLP remains a market leader, utilising a strong regional presence and offices in San José, Playa Herradura and Las Catalinas to advise multinational insurers and reinsurers, such as AXA, Chubb and Willis Towers Watson, on a diverse range of matters, from coverage analysis, preparation bids and defence of liability policies to insurance fraud, contractual disputes, third-party claims and liquidations. The team is led by experienced litigator Neftalí Garro, who brings over 25 years of experience and insurance regulatory expertise, and who acts as legal adviser to the Association of Private Insurers (AAP) of Costa Rica. The group is supported by senior associates Juan José López and Carlos García, who assist clients with authorisations, licences, and the drafting and review of insurance contracts.

Practice head(s):


BLP is a diverse team of legal professionals with a high level of expertise in their different areas of specialisation and with a great ability to understand the client’s vision and needs. This translates into effective legal solutions that allow the client to achieve their goals.

Neftalí Garro knows insurance law and knows our business model very well. This makes him the ideal strategic partner to implement our strategies and business vision.

Key clients




Willis Towers Watson

Münich Re


ASSA Compañía de Seguros



Work highlights

  • Advised ASSA on the acquisition of the portfolio of life and health insurance policies issued by Puerto Rican international insurer Triple – S Blue.

Costa Rica > Intellectual property Tier 1

The market-leading team at BLP employs the combined bench strength of offices in San José, Puntarenas and Guanacaste, in addition to branches across Latin America and Europe, to advise global household names including Adidas, Sony and WeWork, on the management, licensing and enforcement of their international intellectual property portfolios. With an active client base spanning such sectors as apparel, food, education, entertainment and financial services, the practice brings expertise to matters involving trade marks, copyrights and sanitary registrations, in addition to complex patent prosecutions, cross-border registration reports, the seizure of counterfeit goods, third-party infringements and the assignment of rights. Giselle Reuben leads the team, bringing expertise to the anti-counterfeiting litigation practice. Other key figures include Uri Weinstok, whose utilises a multidisciplinary skill set to handle IP issues related to competition and antitrust law, advertising, and, along with senior associate León Weinstok, manages complex IP data protection matters. Key support at the associate level is provided by Anel Aguilar, a specialist in trade mark filing strategies.

Practice head(s):


Immediate responses. In-depth and well-supported analysis and responses to the queries and situations raised.

Uri Weinstock stands out for his extensive knowledge and leadership ability, accompanied by Giselle Reuben, a great professional with extensive experience in Costa Rica. León Weinstock is our contact person for trade mark protection issues, and his responsiveness and analytical skills stand out.

The intellectual property lawyers provide excellent service both technically and in terms of customer service and the speed with which they respond to our concerns and requirements. We feel well supported by having a firm like BLP looking at our IP issues. We wouldn’t use any other team. We have never had problems or disappointments with either the firm or this department, which is exceptional.

They are much better prepared than other firms.

Key clients





Doctor Music

Andrés Carne de Res

BioPlus Care



Earth University

Work highlights

  • Assisted Laboratorios Pisa (Electrolit) after a recall request was received from the Ministry of Health.
  • Assisted Adidas in the takedown of the domain name ‘’.
  • Assisted Sony in response to a suspicious import of 1700 game controllers.

Costa Rica > Projects and infrastructure Tier 1

The powerhouse team at BLP remains a market leader, leveraging the bench strength of offices in San José, Puntarenas and Guanacaste (with a new fourth location in Marina Flamingo which opened in January 2023), in addition to branches across Latin America and Europe, to advise banks, sponsors, non-bank lenders, contractors and operators involved involved in major energy and transportation projects, including hydro, wind and solar plants and toll road, airport and port concessions. The practice’s comprehensive service extends to project finance and development, as well as public-private partnerships (PPPs), public procurement, public debt and governmental budget issues. The team is led by Luis M Castro, who specialises in energy contracts and dealing with governmental entities; David Gutiérrez, who handles cross-border purchases and operations; and Luis Ortiz, who brings over 20 years of experience to public procurement processes. Other key figures include Julio Castellanos, who advises national and international and multilateral financial entities on multi-jurisdictional credit operations, and Pablo Umaña, whose practice focuses on corporate, infrastructure, energy and multilateral-related financing in emerging markets.


A highly trained team and an organisation that cares about its clients’ businesses. They stay constantly up to date and take services to a higher level for the full satisfaction of their clients.

The firm stands out for its experience, prestige and training.

Key clients

IDB Invest

Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica

Liberty Latin America

Corporación Multi Inversiones (CMI)

Globalvía Inversiones

Citigroup Global Markets



Banco Internacional de Costa Rica (BICSA)

Work highlights

  • Advised Citigroup Global Markets and J.P. Morgan Securities on the issuance of $700m in secured notes with a fixed rate of 6.250% by Investment Energy Resources in Costa Rica.
  • Advised Celsia, part of Grupo Argos, on the placement of corporate bonds issued through its Panamanian subsidiary Alterenergy, which was the second part of a deal finalised in 2014 when Celsia acquired GDF Suez’s assets in Panama.
  • Advising a group of creditors who funded the Pacífico 3 and Altos del Río Magdalena 2 Colombian 4G highway concessions during disbursement.

Costa Rica > Real estate Tier 1

The powerhouse real estate and hospitality group at BLP remains a market leader, employing the deep bench strength of offices in San José, Puntarenas and Guanacaste (with a new fourth location in Marina Flamingo which opened in January 2023), in addition to branches across Latin America and Europe, to advise national and multinational developers, construction companies, lenders, private and institutional investors, landlords, tenants, and other major corporates involved in large-scale projects and high-value, cross-border transactions. The firm’s comprehensive services range from assistance with acquisitions, development, financing, sales, leasing, contract negotiations and structuring to day-to-day operations, tax planning, free trade zone matters and due diligence. The team is led by Luis M Castro, a practice area authority. Other key figures include Eduardo Calderón, the former president of the Bar Association of Costa Rica, who brings over 20 years of experience to projects in the country’s coastal and urban areas; Anneth Jiménez, an expert in construction and operation contracts; Andrea González, who specialises in free trade zone matters; Juan Carlos Tristán, who assists with regulatory compliance and hospitality sector matters; director and development strategist Catalina Soto; and senior associate and complex transaction advisor Karla González. Newly appointed special counsel José María Pacheco, who has experience managing large-scale real estate and hotel developments, joined the team from Sfera Legal in August 2022.

Practice head(s):


The knowledge of the team and their willingness to attend to any matter is excellent. They are always my first choice for matters in their jurisdictions. Their efficiency when dealing with clients is a very important point. We collaborate very well together to serve international clients.

The team’s experience in international affairs and knowledge of the market in the Central American region is exceptional. Most have studied abroad and work experience in the United States.

Knowledge of the subject. The service is very good.

Andrea González has an excellent attitude and service.

Juan Carlos Tristán is an excellent practitioner with extremely good commercial and legal judgment. Luis Castro has excellent knowledge and extremely good judgment. These two lawyers are among the best.

Its presence in different jurisdictions in Central America is key to being able to provide a solution at the regional level.

Key clients

Gencom Group

Apple Leisure Group

Mullen Real Estate Capital

Guanacaste Development Corporation

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

Nayara Resorts

Discovery Land Company

Enjoy Group

Nekajui (a Ritz-Carlton Reserve)

Waldorf Astoria

Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Nihi Hotels

Work highlights

  • Advised Gencom Group on financing Costa Rica’s first Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a mixed-use hotel and branded residential development in Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica.
  • Advised Gencom on a $191m financing package funded by Blackstone for two luxury resorts in Costa Rica – The Four Seasons and the Andaz Resorts.
  • Advising Desarrolladores 506, a local eco developer, on the structuring of a gated beach community concept in Central Pacific Hermosa Beach called MISTICO, covering over 110 hectares of beachfront property.

Costa Rica > Labour and employment Tier 2

The experience team at BLP harnesses the combined bench strength of offices in San José, Puntarenas and Guanacaste, in addition to branches across Latin America and Europe, to assist household-name multinationals including Microsoft, Uber and Pepsi on a comprehensive range of labour and employment matters. With an active client base across areas ranging from e-commerce, hospitality, food and beverages, and education to the automotive industry, aviation and building materials, the firm’s full service extends to labour litigation, preventative advice, due diligence, immigration matters, telework implementation, start-up guidance, employment structure reviews and the handling of extrajudicial negotiations. The team is led by veteran litigator Randall González, who brings over 28 years of experience in the practice space. Other key figures include senior associate Carla Sánchez, a specialist in judicial and administrative processes, and associates Juan José Montero, who provides expertise in audits and compliance reviews, and Alexandra Aguilar, an experienced mediator who advises clients on risk prevention, benefits for executive staff and internal regulations.

Practice head(s):


The BLP team always acts in a coordinated manner, meeting the company’s requirements in a timely manner. Their treatment of clients is always characterised by professionalism, specialised professional knowledge and effective solutions.

The BLP employment practice team (including Randall Gónzalez, Alexandra Aguilar and Carla Sánchez) has in-depth knowledge and experience. Active listening, analysis and solution of complex problems, as well as respect and confidentiality, are its main characteristics.

The leadership of the labour practice, headed by Randall González, has made a huge impact. Randall allows his team members to grow, draw on his knowledge and continue to contribute for the benefit of his clients.

They are a highly capable team in their field, very professional and, above all, very transparent. Unlike other firms, they generate a high level of confidence in me. Randall González is a great leader. Fully accessible and strives to maintain a suitable vocabulary for those who are not specialists in the field.

The support received from Alexandra Aguilar and Randall González has always been timely, caring and professional.

The team that advises us at BLP stay fully up to date on labour legislation and they are always available to us, as clients.

Agile response to requests, understanding of clients’ needs based on the reality of the business or situation, comprehensive approach to solutions.

The team stands out for the personalised attention of its members and the wide availability to address our concerns.

Key clients



Discovery Land




Papa John’s Pizza



Work highlights

  • Advised Microsoft on an analysis of the returning to the office plan and implementation of the structure for the employees.
  • Assisted Aliaxis in the analysis and implementation of regional employment policies that impacted more than eight countries in Latin America and the structure of the company with hundreds of employees in the region.
  • Assisted Pepsi in processes regarding the implementation of labour structures and benefits and also in internal investigations.

Costa Rica > Tax Tier 4

The tax team at BLP employs the combined bench strength of offices in San José, Puntarenas and Guanacaste, in addition to branches across Latin America and Europe, to represent domestic and multinational corporates involved in complex, cross-border disputes. With an active client base spanning such sectors as hospitality, digital services, aviation, manufacturing, financial services and medical devices, the practice’s comprehensive service covers tax litigation, tax consultancy, due diligence, asset planning and customs matters. Tax director Vittoria Di Gioacchino heads the team, specialising in international taxes and corporate structuring. Special counsel Luis Chacón brings over 30 years of tax litigation experience to the practice. Senior associate Isis Ulloa handles administrative and judicial tax litigation processes.

Practice head(s):


Knowledge, availability, integrity, creativity.

Always up to date on the relevant tax issues for foreign investors.

Central America > Corporate and finance Tier 1

BLP has continued to expand its presence in Central America, launching its fourth Costa Rica office, which focuses on real estate transactions, in Marina Flamingo in January 2023, as well as providing environmental and immigration advisory services through two innovative companies: Zone and Moval. The firm houses comprehensive corporate and finance practices in the region, with standout expertise in infrastructure and energy-related transactions, and is widely recognised for its representation of Fortune 500 companies. Its strength in international transactions is reinforced by its representative office in Madrid, where David Gutiérrez is the key name. Gutiérrez, an expert in M&A and infrastructure financing, also heads the corporate practice in Costa Rica (where the firm has additional branches in San José, Marina Los Sueños and Las Catalinas), while Vivian Liberman and Andrés López lead the banking team. In Guatemala, the firm strengthened its practice with the hire of former Arias senior partner Jorge Luis Arenales, who has a wealth of experience in corporate and finance transactions, in June 2023; he joins the well-regarded duo of Luis Ruiz, who is also a skilled IP lawyer, and María Inés Arenales. Zygmunt Brett, an authority in financing, capital markets and M&A matters, is the name to note in El Salvador, and Ernesto Rizo, an expert in the mining and agribusiness spheres, leads the corporate and finance team in Nicaragua. In Honduras - where the firm has branches in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula - José Miguel Álvarez and energy specialist Karla Aguilar are the key contacts.

Work highlights


BLP is consistently ranked as one of the top law firms in Central America by well-known legal and business rankings. They focus on the firm’s culture of client service, as well as the quality of its work. It is also one of the law firms that is referred to by the embassies of the world’s largest economies.

The firm’s international capabilities extend worldwide. BLP has developed a network of law firms around the world, not only through years of working with some of the leading lawyers in each country, but also through exclusive legal networks in which it actively participates: Meritas (, the State Capital Law Firm Group ( and Interlaw ( among other specialized networks. Today, BLP is one of the very few law firms in Central America that works with a true business structure, where all its professionals and staff work together towards a common goal: to satisfy the demands of its clients. BLP’s professionals do not simply share costs or a logo; they also share values and principles, all for the benefit of its clients. BLP operates under a series of guiding criteria, which allow it to pursue the total satisfaction of its clients. These are: commitment to quality; commitment to service; ethics; teamwork and cost-consciousness; commitment to leadership and development; talent; and pro bono work.

BLP was founded in March 2003 by a group of lawyers who shared the same view of the practice of law. They were convinced that legal advisors should become true business partners of their clients, especially by providing top legal advice with business sense. Hence the name: Business Law Partners.

Since its opening, the firm has remained loyal to this vision and understood that clients are not only seeking the best legal advice, but also efficiency and business-orientated advice. BLP defines efficient service as one provided with world-class quality, in a timely and cost-conscious manner, while being open to alternative fee arrangements with clients. Consequently, leading multinationals have retained BLP’s services, either for one or more transactions, or for their day-to-day needs.

The main international practice of BLP is focused on coordinating legal services in Latin America for its clients. The firm has offices in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. BLP has formed a high-quality network of firms in other countries of the Latin American region and in different areas of law for the benefit of its clients.

Other offices

San Salvador – El Salvador; Managua and San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua; Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula – Honduras; Cuidad de Guatemala – Guatemala.


Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Luis M. Castro
Photo Name Position Profile
Adriana Acuña photo Mrs Adriana Acuña Director
Anel Aguilar photo Miss Anel Aguilar Director
Alexandra Aguilar photo Miss Alexandra Aguilar Director
Gloriana  Alvarado photo Mr Gloriana Alvarado Senior Associate
Giancarlo Andreoli photo Mr Giancarlo Andreoli Director
Carolina  Arango photo Ms Carolina Arango Associate
Alberto Bogantes photo Mr Alberto Bogantes Senior Associate
Eduardo Calderón photo Mr Eduardo Calderón Partner
Julio Castellanos photo Mr Julio Castellanos Partner
Adriana Castro photo Mrs Adriana Castro Partner
Luis M Castro photo Mr Luis M Castro Partner
Tatiana Chacón photo Mrs Tatiana Chacón Tax Consultant
Janelle  Christie photo Mr Janelle Christie Senior Associate
Rodrigo  Cubero photo Mr Rodrigo Cubero Special Counsel
Vittoria Di Gioacchino photo Mrs Vittoria Di Gioacchino Director
Felipe  Fernández photo Mr Felipe Fernández Associate
Carlos García photo Mr Carlos García Senior Associate
Stephanie Garnier photo Mrs Stephanie Garnier Senior Associate
Neftalí Garro photo Mr Neftalí Garro Partner
Alejandro Goicuría photo Mr Alejandro Goicuría Director
Randall González photo Mr Randall González Partner
Karla González photo Mrs Karla González Director
Andrea González photo Mrs Andrea González Partner
David Gutiérrez photo Mr David Gutiérrez Partner
Luis Hernández photo Mr Luis Hernández Partner
Anneth Jiménez photo Mrs Anneth Jiménez Partner
Ronald Lachner photo Mr Ronald Lachner Partner
Vivian Liberman photo Mrs Vivian Liberman Partner
Andrés López photo Mr Andrés López Partner
Juan José López photo Mr Juan José López Director
Monica Malcotti photo Mrs Monica Malcotti Business Development Director
Juan José Montero photo Mr Juan José Montero Director
Robert  Morales photo Mr Robert Morales Director
Elia Naranjo photo Miss Elia Naranjo Director
Luis Ortiz photo Mr Luis Ortiz Partner
Luis Palacios photo Mr Luis Palacios Director
Diego  Quiros photo Mr Diego Quiros Associate
Giselle Reuben photo Mr Giselle Reuben Partner
Alejandro Rojas photo Mr Alejandro Rojas Special Counsel
Mauricio Salas photo Mr Mauricio Salas Partner
Guillermo  Sanabria photo Mr Guillermo Sanabria Associate
Carla Sánchez photo Mrs Carla Sánchez Senior Associate
Aurora  Solís photo Mr Aurora Solís Associate
Catalina Soto photo Miss Catalina Soto Director
Juan Carlos Tristán photo Mr Juan Carlos Tristán Partner
Isis Ulloa photo Mrs Isis Ulloa Senior Associate
Pablo Umaña photo Mr Pablo Umaña Partner
León Weinstok photo Mr León Weinstok Director
Uri Weinstok photo Mr Uri Weinstok Partner
Bernardo van der Laat photo Mr Bernardo van der Laat Director
Other fee-earners : 150+
Total staff : 400+
Partners : 33