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Carlos M. Valverde

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Facio & Cañas

Work Department

Corporate Law

Mergers & Acquisitions

Investment Structuring

Banking and Finance





Professor of Private Law: Escuela Libre de Derecho, Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica.

Professor of Commercial Law: University of Costa Rica Law School.

Professor International Trade: University of Costa Rica Law School; University of Costa Rica Business Administration School.

Professional Projects:

Country Coordinator (1988-1994) and Director (1990-1994), Inter-American Bar Foundation

Country Coordinator (1997-2007), Co-Chair (2001-2007) Latin American Sub-Committee, Business Law Section, American Bar Association


Young Presidents Organization “YPO”, Costa Rica (member, 2002-2009)

World Presidents Organization “WPO”, Costa Rica (member, 2009 to date).

Board Activity:

Cámara de Constructores de Carreteras y Puentes.

Bufete Facio & Cañas.

Costa Rican Museum of Art.

Grupo Corporativo Tres Erres S.A.

Costa Rican-American Bi-National Institute.

Los Reyes, S.A. Urban Project.

Asociación Empresarios en el Arte.

Asociación de Amigos del Museo de Arte Costarricense.

Asociación Ticos y Nicas: Somos Hermanos.

Ronald McDonald Foundation.

Costa Rican National Children’s Hospital.

Lincoln School.


Spanish - English


Member of the Costa Rican Bar Association since 1984.

Member of New York Bar Association 1988.


Universidad Interamericana, Master in Humanities, (2007-2008).

Harvard University, Program on Privatization and Regulatory Reform, (1999).

Instituto Centroamericano de Administración de Empresas (INCAE) and Georgetown University Law Center, Program on “Legal Aspects of International Business”. Francisco de Sola Campus, Managua, Nicaragua (1998-1999).

American Bar Association, “The Law of International Trade and Economic Relations” (course given by Prof. John H. Jackson), Arlie, Virginia, U.S.A. (1998).

Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., Master Common Law Studies 1986-1987)

University of Costa Rica Law School (Licenciado en Derecho, 1977-1982)

Costa Rica

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Co-led by Carlos Valverde and Victor Garita, the corporate and M&A practice at domestic full-service firm Facio & Cañas advises on market entry, free trade zone regulations, joint ventures, M&A deals and corporate restructuring. Notable recent work saw the very active Carlos Oreamuno assist Cinemark with the expansion of its business in Costa Rica; and advise AT&T on its establishment of a corporate vehicle and the contractual structure for its entry into the Costa Rican telecoms sector. In other work, Valverde led advice to Veoo Holdings on its acquisition of InternetQ; and assisted Santa Rita with the termination of a local distributorship for its brand Viña Carmen, as well as the transition to a new distributor. Another key feature of the practice is day-to-day corporate advice to local and multinational companies, such as Fujitsu, Conair and Cisco Systems Costa Rica. Managing partner Sergio Solera is also active in the department.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

The real estate practice at domestic full-service firm Facio & Cañas assists both developers and buyers with matters such as land acquisition and sales, due diligence and the obtaining of permits and licenses. In recent work, managing partner Sergio Solera led advice to various private investors on the acquisition of various hotel properties and assisted Aldesa Desarrollos Zona Franca Coyol with the incorporation of a condominium in Alajuela. Also active in the sector, Carlos Valverde recently led advice to Ciudad Hacienda los Reyes on a $25m commercial and residential development, and assisted Urbanización La Laguna with legal aspects of a real estate development in Santo Tomás. Victor Garita is also part of the core team.

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