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Pacheco Coto

An international law firm with five offices in Central America and a further five locations internationally, Pacheco Coto is particularly well regarded for its “top-tier” corporate and tax law practices. It is headquartered in Costa Rica, where the majority of its listed lawyers are located; however it also boasts leading lawyers in Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador.

The firm performs strongly in corporate and tax law. Hernán Pacheco heads the corporate and business practice, and is considered “a truly standout lawyer”. He has counselled both regional and international clients on large cross-border and M&A deals, having previously advised KFC on the sale of several of its Costa Rican branches to Mexico’s Grupo Inversor Intelectiva. Humberto Pacheco has 30 years of experience in corporate tax matters. He is “one of the country’s foremost practitioners”, advising multinational clients on tax-efficient structures and asset protection.

Ruby Asturias is lauded for her “diligence” and “creativity” on M&A transactions. She is also highly regarded for her knowledge of corporate tax law. Minerva Bellorin is another top lawyer recognised for her “excellent tax structuring practice”.

Alejandro Antillón, the firm’s managing partner, is a “famed practitioner” in the area of international tax planning and structuring. He is also listed for his prominent real estate practice and heads the firm’s real estate and hospitality department. Marvin Céspedes M is one of the country’s top public law practitioners and is extensively experienced in civil procedure and government procurement. He is also listed in the dispute resolution practice, and is considered “one of Costa Rica’s top litigators”.

With a raft of strong practitioners, Pacheco Coto shows its prowess in multiple fields, and demonstrates that it is a leading firm in Costa Rica with a strong regional and international outlook.

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