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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

Andrés López

Tel:
Work +506 2205 3939
Email:
BLP

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial, Banking & Finance and Real Estate

Position

Partner - Co-Director of Banking & Finance Practice

Career

In 2005, he retired from the law offices of Gómez and Galindo after eleven years of experence where he practiced law as an associate to join BLP, where he currently holds the position of co-director partner for the Banking & Finance practice.

Languages

Spanish & English

Member

Andrés has served as the sub-treasurer, secretary, and now vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica. Today he also is the vice-president of the Board of Directors of the Costa Rican Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Education

Andrés is law alumni from the Universidad de Costa Rica, where he graduated in 1996 and he has held a post-graduate degree in Commercial Law since 2000.


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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Real estate

Within: Real estate

BLP’s sizeable real estate practice is one of the first ports-of-call for domestic and international developers, construction companies, investors and landlords and advises on the full array of related matters, including land and property acquisition and sale, project development, real estate investment and financing, mixed-use and residential projects, condominiums and related due diligence. The five-partner practice is led by the highly-regarded Luís M Castro, who can also count on the involvement of Eduardo Calderón and Andrés López. Moreover, the firm further deepened its capabilities in the sector in June 2018 with the incorporation of four-strong boutique ANS Legal (which had niche specialization in the real estate and hospitality sector), most notably with new ‘special counsel’ Andrés Waisleder who has over 18 years’ experience in the sector. Recent highlights saw the team assist Edward Lifesciences with the establishment of a heart valve manufacturing facility in Costa Rica under the free trade zone regime. Other recent notable matters include advising Los Sueños Resort and Marina on the completion of its new Del Bosque, The Estates and Montecielo projects; and assisting longstanding client Desarrolladores 506 with the development of a $100m beach community, as well as related environmental issues. The client roster also includes Desarrollos Inmobiliaros Habitasul, Guanacaste Development and Amazon.

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