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BLP BUILDING, VÍA LINDORA BUSINESS CENTER, SANTA ANA, SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA
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BLP, Ronald Lachner, San Jose, COSTA RICA

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Ronald Lachner

Tel:
Work +506 2205 3939
Email:
BLP

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial, Aviation, Financial Advisory, and Free Trade Zone Regime

Position

Partner - Head of Free Trade Regime and Aviation Practices

Career

In 2003, Ronald left Vargas, Jiménez & Peralta after 6 years as an associate to found BLP as one of its partners and serving as head of the Free Zones Regime, Labor and Aviation practices.

Languages

Spanish & English

Member

Ronald is secretary of the Costa Rican Chamber of Exporters (CADEXCO). He is also a member of the Free Zone Committee of CADEXCO, the Legal Committee of the Costa Rican Free Zone Companies Association (AZOFRAS) and the Free Trade Zone Sub-Committee at AMCHAM. He has also served as Director of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, participated in the negotiation process in connection with intellectual property issues for the Free Trade Agreement with the U.S., and is a member of the American Bar Association and of a number of prestigious Airline Associations.

Education

Ronald obtained his Law degree from Universidad de Costa Rica in 1994, and has a diploma on American Law Foundations from Georgetown University since 1996. Further, he obtained a Master’s degree in Commercial and Financial Law from Duke University in 1997, in addition to the completion of the Stock Market Executive Program from Universidad de Costa Rica in 1999.


Costa Rica

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

BLP’s 10-partner corporate and M&A practice has a superlative reputation in the market and covers the full array of corporate and M&A-related work, including advice on matters related to private equity, venture capital, corporate restructuring and cross-border M&A deals. In one recent headline mandate, Luís M Castro and Eduardo Calderón led advice to Accenture on the acquisition of Virginia-based technology services company, Search Technologies. Vivian Liberman, who is also active in the banking and finance sphere, assisted One Equity Partners with the acquisition of leading BPO company One Link. Seller-side work saw Ronald Lachner advise Medtronic on the multimillion-dollar sale of its patient care, deep vein thrombosis and nutritional insufficiency business lines. Lachner also led advice to Swarovski regarding its operational start up in Costa Rica and the obtaining of free zone regime status. Another key strength of the practice is day-to-day advice, where its multinational client roster includes the likes of Cargill, KFC, Pfizer and American Airlines. David Gutiérrez, who now splits his time between San José and Madrid, and Uri Weinstok are other key figures in the department.

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