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Juan Manuel Cordero

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Consortium Legal

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Real Estate




Juan Manuel has extensive experience in real estate law, urban law, corporate law, private contracting, mergers & acquisitions, notary public law and regulated sector.

Mr. Cordero has leaded the planning and structuring of multiple real estate developments, the due diligence and acquisitions of land & concessions, complex leases, the constitution & modification of condominium regimes, sale and purchase of hotels, commercial and touristic developments, the processing of permits, as well as the planning and execution of corporate restructurings of national and multinational companies.


Spanish, English


Costa Rican Bar Association

Notary Public National Office


  • Master of Laws (LL.M), Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, (2009).
  • Law Degree and Notary Public. Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho, (2003).

Costa Rica

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Consortium Legal’s corporate and M&A team handles the full spectrum of corporate and transactional work, including cross-border acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures, as well as due diligence, day-to-day corporate work and antitrust matters. The 11-strong team is jointly led by Juan Manuel Godoy and the highly regarded Rolando Laclé Zúñiga and recently assisted Corporación Multi-Inversiones (CMI) with the acquisition of local companies Pollos Pura Vida and Avícola Paine. Other recent highlights include advising ICU Medical on its $250m acquisition of Pfizer subsidiary Hospira Infusion Systems and advising Cuestamoras on its $80m sale of the Marriott Hotels in Herradura and Belén to an investment fund and Grupo Enjoy. Juan Manuel Cordero, who is noted for his ‘quick response times and good analysis’, continues to lead advice to Walmart on its corporate restructuring project and David Reuben, who also co-heads the firm’s real estate practice alongside Cordero and Laclé Zúñiga, led advice to Cuestamoras Salud Costa Rica on the acquisition of 14 Farmacias La Bomba pharmacies. The firm’s client roster includes local and multinational companies from a variety of industries, such as Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy, Avianca Holdings and Grupo el Colono.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

The ‘excellentConsortium Legal advises land owners, developers and multinational companies on the sale and purchase of land and properties, lease agreements, permits and licenses, as well as matters related to the country’s free zone regime. Recommended for its ‘excellent knowledge and experience’ and ‘amazing sense of responsibility and service’, the team is jointly led by David Reuben, Rolando Laclé Zúñiga and Juan Manuel Cordero, who is noted for his ‘quick response times and good analysis’. In notable recent work, the team advised Country Day School on the $4.5m sale of two pieces of land in Guanacaste; assisted Cuestamoras Urbanismo with the registration of a mixed-use condominium; and advised Walmart de México y Centroamérica on the acquisition of 13 properties (totalling $25.76m), for the development of supermarkets. SHI Hospitality Holdings, Fyffes International and LIC Holdings are other representative clients.

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