Carlos Ubico is a distinguished individual who possesses in-depth knowledge of public procurement regulations, with additional expertise in litigation.
Carlos leads the public and administrative law practice, and the labour and employment law practice. He has extensive experience in administrative contracting; administrative dispute processes; constitutional law; environmental law; municipal law; project and infrastructure; finance; public infrastructure; public private partnerships; public work concessions; water law; and labour law.
He joined the firm in 2007 as senior associate. He was named junior partner in November 2012 and led the growth of the public law and government procurement practice. He set several matters of precedence in Costa Rica. Later in November 2016 he was named partner and now leads the public law group as well as the labour and employment practice.
Carlos has actively participated in working groups in trade associations such as AmCham, and is now an active member of the energy committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Costa Rica. He is a founding member of the Association of Public Procurement Professionals (ASOPROCA).
Carlos received both his JD (honours) and his notary public degree from the University of Costa Rica Law School. He also has a master’s degree in administrative law from the Charles III University of Madrid and is a PhD candidate in public law.