The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
Work +506 2105 3600
Fax +506 2105 3610


FACIO & CAÑAS was founded in 1942 and since then has provided services with the highest level of excellence to the local and international community. As of today, FACIO & CAÑAS is one of the largest and most reputable law firms in Costa Rica.

The firm is the exclusive representative in Costa Rica of:

  • Lex Mundi, the largest and most prestigious association of independent law firms (over 21,000 attorneys in 160 law firms and over 100 countries around the world).
    • Club de Abogados, the most traditional association of law firms of Europe and Latin America.

Areas of practice

Arbitration and mediation: the firm's attorneys follow the latest trends in negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other mechanisms for alternative dispute resolution. Close links are kept with ICSID and AAA.

General corporate representation: the firm represents a large roster of international companies in the process of establishing and keeping a local operation.

Insurance: FACIO & CAÑAS' expertise in regulatory and insurance matters is a valuable asset for those companies with an interest in participating in this industry.

Litigation: the firm's litigators are renowned for handling the most complex cases in civil and commercial litigation for local and international companies.

Mergers and acquisitions, international business and financial transactions: with a vast experience in cross-border transactions, the firm is an active participant in some of the largest capital transactions taking place in Costa Rica.

Real estate: FACIO & CAÑAS has assisted in the development of new business opportunities and solutions for foreign and national clients in residential, tourism, industrial and commercial projects and transactions.

Specialized practice groups: the firm has set up specialized practices in strategic areas of business law: FAYCA MARK (intellectual property); FAYCA TAX (tax planning and litigation); FAYCA LABORAL (employment issues with a business-oriented focus); FAYCA MIGRACION (immigration law and expat relocation); FAYCA GOBIERNO (administrative law and government affairs (constitutional and regulatory matters, government litigation, government procurement and contracts, and public concessions) ; and FAYCA TMT (telecom, media and technology regulatory matters, personal information protection, technology-related contracts and compliance with national and international regulation).

Clients: Some of FACIO & CAÑAS' most representative clients are: AT&T, Access Corp., Alcatel-Lucent, Abbott, Amway Corporation, America Movil, American Standard, Bank of America, BAT, BNDES, Bridgestone, Critical Mass Holding, Caterpillar, CISCO, Coca-Cola, Corporacion Multiinversiones, Dell, Dole, Fujitsu, Femsa, General Electric, Intertec, JP Morgan Chase, Kellogg, KfW, Lanco Paints, Marriott International, McDonald's, Microsoft, Monte Freshfruit, Oracle, Pfizer, Samsung, Southwest Airlines, St. Jude Medical, UBS, Nomura Bank, Walt Disney, Western Union.

  • Partners
  • 10
  • Partners: 10
  • Total staff: 70
  • Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Above material supplied by Facio & Cañas.

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to