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BLP BUILDING, V√ćA LINDORA BUSINESS CENTER, SANTA ANA, SAN JOS√Č, COSTA RICA
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Adelina Villalobos

Tel:
Work +506 2205 3939
Email:
BLP

Work Department

Business Law and Free Trade Zone Regime

Position

Partner

Career

She joined the BLP team as a Legal Assistant in 2003, became an Associate in 2005, and was appointed Partner in 2018.

Languages

Spanish and English

Member

Adelina coordinates the Free Trade Zone Committee of the Chamber of Exporters (CADEXCO), is actively involved in conferences and seminaries in this sector, and is the author of several academic papers in her specialty area. She is also a member of Free Zones Committee of the Association of Free Trade Zone Companies of Costa Rica (AZOFRAS).

Education

Adelina graduated with honors from Law School of Universidad de Costa Rica in 2005, and is a Specialist in Notary and Registration Law graduated from Escuela Libre de Derecho in 2007, and has a Master’s Degree in Legal Advisory for Companies from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2012.


Costa Rica

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

BLP is one of the clear market leaders for corporate matters in the country. The firm advises both buying and selling parties on M&A deals and assists with corporate restructurings and free trade zone mandates. In an example of the latter, the department advised Roche on the spin-off of a shared service operation and IT service centre carried out within the tightly regulated free trade zone. Department head David Gutiérrez, who is based in Spain and Costa Rica, and the highly regarded Adriana Castro were the lead advisers for East West Manufacturing in its acquisition of certain assets and liabilities from General Microcircuits, which included a due diligence process and the revision of the asset and stock purchase agreement, as well as drafting all corporate resolutions. Other key figures in the 14-partner team are founding partner Luis M Castro, Ronald Lachner, Eduardo Calderón and Vivian Liberman. The team also saw the promotions of Adelina Villalobos, Andrea González and Juan Carlos Tristán to partner in 2018. The firm also hired Gabriela Jiménez as special counsel in September 2019; located in Mexico, she will augment the firm's international practice.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Regional heavyweight BLP's real estate practice distinguishes itself through its ability to advise on complex, large-scale projects. Department head Luis M Castro and key figure Anneth Jiménez recently assisted Las Catalinas Properties Holding with the financing and development of a beachfront hotel development along with several residential properties, condominiums and commercial spaces. The team also advised Edwards Lifesciences on its Costa Rican expansion, which involved the acquisition of a large high-tech medical device manufacturing facility. Eduardo Calderón and Andrea González are also key team members. In the final stretches of 2018, Adelina Villalobos and Juan Carlos Tristán were promoted to partner.

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