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BLP displays its continued strength in the region with a team of sought-after legal minds and engagements with a number of prominent multinational clients, including Bekaert, PepsiCo, Amazon, American Airlines and Baxter. It has also developed a strong reputation across a number of the region’s most important markets, with offices in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras.

Banking and corporate law are areas in which BLP enjoys an eminent reputation, having become deeply involved in the Central American financial market since the firm’s founding in 2003. The firm has advised top international investment and commercial banks including Norfund, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and Deutsche Bank. It recently advised Bank of America-Merrill Lynch on a $1 billon note issuance by the Costa Rican government.

David Gutiérrez, head of the corporate department in Costa Rica, is “one of the very best big-ticket transactional lawyers in the country”. He is also considered a “go-to” lawyer by a number of large financial institutions and is also a noted arbitrator. In Nicaragua, Ernesto Rizo is “outstanding” particularly in relation to cross-border transactions and advising local and foreign clients on M&A transactions. He is also listed in the finance practice, where his expertise in capital markets transactions is highlighted in particular. Andrés López in Costa Rica co-chairs the finance department and has represented both lenders and borrowers in some of the biggest finance transactions over the last few years. He is described as “excellent” and “meticulous” by clients.

In Costa Rica, Luis Castro is also recognised for his corporate law practice, where he has “vast experience” in complex cross-border transactions. As head of the firm’s real estate law practice, he leads the firm on some of its largest mandates in this space. In El Salvador, Ricardo Cevallos is “a formidable disputes lawyer” and clients commend his “superb command of corporate and commercial law”.

In Costa Rica, Uri Weinstok is a “big name” in competition law, having represented global and national corporations in pre-merger approval processes. Giselle Reuben heads the firm’s IP practice and is highly regarded as counsel for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights for domestic and international clients.

With a strong and experienced set of lawyers working with some of the most prestigious clients, BLP continues to be recognised as one of the best law firms in Central America. 

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