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BLP BUILDING, VÍA LINDORA BUSINESS CENTER, SANTA ANA, SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA
Tel:
Work +506 2205 3939
Email:
Web:
www.blplegal.com

Luis Hernández

Tel:
Work +506 2205 3939
Email:
BLP

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial and Project Finance

Position

Associate - Banking & Finance Department Manager

Career

He joined BLP as an associate in 2008, after being an associate at the law firm Gómez & Galindo for two years, serving as Legal Counsel of the Costa Rican Banking Association during part of said period. He also worked for two periods as Chief of Staff at the office of congresswoman Aida Faingezicht Waisleder, and served as Director of the Postgraduate Studies Center of Universidad Latina of Costa Rica, congress advisor for congressman Luis Fishman Zonzinksi, and deputy lawyer for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Languages

Spanish, English & German

Member

Luis has been involved in a number of seminars organized by prestigious financial institutions such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Latin American Banking Federation, the Chamber of International Commerce, and the Costa Rican Chamber of Banks and Financial Institutions. He has also been a member of the Banking Committee of the Chamber of Internacional Commerce, Costa Rica Chapter, since 2012 and a member of the Banking Law Committee of the Costa Rican Bar Association since 2014.

Education

Luis graduated with honors from the School of Law of Universidad de Costa Rica in 1997, has a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from TEC of Costa Rica since 2002, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Finance from TEC of Costa Rica since 2002.


Costa Rica

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Recommended for its ‘depth and responsiveness, excellent’ firm BLP’s sizeable banking and finance practice covers the full array of banking-related work, including advice on loan agreements, securities and the authorisation and structuring of bond and debt offerings. The team is equally adept in sector-related contentious matters and has also been particularly active in the energy and agricultural industries. In one recent highlight, Luis Ortiz and the highly-regarded Luís M Castro advised Globalvia subsidiary Autopistas del Sol on the issue of $300m senior secured notes on the international markets (and a further $50.75m locally). Other work includes representing BNP Paribas Securities on the $250m securitization of the diversified payment rights of Banco Davivienda Costa Rica. The department is co-led by Andrés López and Vivian Liberman; David Gutiérrez and Luis Hernández are other key figures. The firm’s client base includes high-profile financial institutions, such as Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Scotiabank.

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