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Javier Escalante

Javier Escalante

Colbs Estudio LegalTorre La Sabana, piso 3Avenida Las Américas, calle 60San JoséCosta Rica

National Leader

Central America - Aviation 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Peers laud the “superb” Javier Escalante as a “very well-known name” in the aviation space.

Biography

Javier is a highly skilled lawyer, with more than 17 years of experience, working both in prominent law firms in Costa Rica and for the Costa Rican Government, where he started as a Trade Negotiator at the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Trade, and eventually transitioned to serve at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as Consul General of Costa Rica in Singapore, and later as Ambassador of Costa Rica in Qatar.

With a Master's Degree in Law and Economics, from Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and a Master's Degree in International Business Law, from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), Javier has an international perspective that transcends the legal sphere.

He is the Head of the Aviation Law practice at COLBS Legal Studio and has ample experience in advising companies from the aviation sector seeking to establish themselves in Costa Rica. His experience includes the representation of air carriers with scheduled flights, as well as chartered flight operators flying to and from Costa Rica. He actively represents his clients before the local authorities and associations regulating their business activities, advises them on corporate matters, and acts on their behalf in administrative and judiciary procedures.

In addition to his Aviation Law practice, Javier's most relevant areas of practice are Trade, Civil, and Contractual Law, Real Estate and Dispute Resolution. Javier is currently an eligible arbitrator at multiple Arbitration and Conciliation centers in Costa Rica and serves as Board Member at the Costa Rican Chamber of Industry, among other organizations.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Javier Escalante is well versed at advising domestic and international real estate developers on a range of matters including project development, financing and complex contract negotiations.

Biography

Javier is a highly skilled lawyer, with more than 17 years of experience, working both in prominent law firms in Costa Rica and for the Costa Rican Government, where he started as a Trade Negotiator at the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Trade, and eventually transitioned to serve at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as Consul General of Costa Rica in Singapore, and later as Ambassador of Costa Rica in Qatar.

With a Master's Degree in Law and Economics, from Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and a Master's Degree in International Business Law, from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), Javier has an ample and international perspective that transcends the legal sphere.

As one of the heads of the Real Estate Department at COLBS Legal Studio, he has an extensive portfolio of high-end real estate developers, amongst which he is best known for his problem-solving skills and impeccable service. He has been recognized for being able to bring an interdisciplinary approach to every project, helping in the process of raising capital, designing complex corporate structures to accommodate the needs of the different projects and supporting clients in the various government-related matters needed to develop a project. He also has ample experience dealing with environmental matters and negotiating Public-Private Partnerships, when needed for the execution of a real estate development.

Apart from his Real Estate practice, Javier's practice areas include Aviation, Trade, Civil, and Contractual Law, as well as Dispute Resolution. Javier is currently an eligible arbitrator at multiple Arbitration and Conciliation centers in Costa Rica and serves as Board Member at the Costa Rican Chamber of Industry, among other organizations.

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