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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Zürcher, Odio & Raven

Zürcher, Odio & Raven’s three-partner practice has vast experience handling loan facilities, structured finance and project finance, as well as contractual, regulatory and day-to-day banking and finance matters. The practice is primarily oriented towards assisting foreign and domestic banks with the structuring of term loans, frequently with a cross-border component. In one recent highlight, the team acted as Costa Rican counsel to a syndicate of banks from Canada and Panamá in relation to the structuring of a $170m syndicated loan to a telecommunication company for business growth and asset-acquisition purposes. Douglas Soto heads the practice; founding partner Edgar Zürcher is also a key member of the team.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Zürcher, Odio & Raven

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Zürcher, Odio & Raven

Zürcher, Odio & Raven’s ‘excellent’ dispute resolution practice is led by the ‘capable and experienced’ Jonatán Picado and advises on litigious and arbitral matters in a variety of industries, most notably real estate, construction and energy. Recent highlights include the successful representation of Constructora Sánchez Carvajal against the Costa Rican state, in relation to the construction of the Chilamate-Vueltas Kooper segment of Highway 4. In other work, the team advised Consorcio Facoli on a lawsuit against the state and the Costa Rican National Risk Prevention and Emergency Response Commission (CNE), regarding amendments to the construction contracts for houses in an area affected by earthquakes. Arbitral work includes the defence of Constructora Hernán Solis against compensation claims related to the construction of a property in a luxury residential complex. Gas Tomza, Portafolio Inmobiliario and Banco Improsa are also part of the team’s client base.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Zürcher, Odio & Raven

The department at Zürcher, Odio & Raven handles real estate transactions, contracts, financing, lease agreements, urban and rural developments and condominiums.

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