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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 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Javier Escalante is highlighted for his top-tier aviation practice, which sees him regularly advising clients on compliance issues.

Biography

Javier is a highly skilled lawyer with more than 17 years of experience working both in prominent Costa Rica law firms and for the Costa Rican government. In the latter capacity, he started as a trade negotiator at the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Trade; he later served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as consul general of Costa Rica in Singapore, before becoming the Costa Rican ambassador in Qatar.

With a master's degree in law and economics from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and a master's degree in international business law from Complutense University of Madrid in Spain, Javier has ample 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 centres in Costa Rica and serves as a board member at the Costa Rican Chamber of Industry, among other organisations.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Javier Escalante is a highly distinguished practitioner who is very well regarded for his exceptional commercial awareness on real estate matters.

Biography

Javier is a highly skilled lawyer with more than 17 years of experience working both in prominent Costa Rica law firms and for the Costa Rican government. In the latter capacity, he started as a trade negotiator at the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Trade; he later served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as consul general of Costa Rica in Singapore, before becoming the Costa Rican ambassador in Qatar.

With a master's degree in law and economics from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and a master's degree in international business law from Complutense University of Madrid in Spain, Javier has ample 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. He is widely known among clients for his problem-solving skills and impeccable service. He has been recognised for his ability to bring an interdisciplinary approach to every project, helping clients to raise capital and design complex corporate structures to accommodate the needs of the different projects, as well as supporting clients in the various government-related matters arising in project development. He also has ample experience dealing with environmental matters and negotiating public-private partnerships, and can advise when these issues arise in the execution of a real estate development.

As well as real estate, Javier's practice areas include aviation, trade, civil and contractual law, and dispute resolution. Javier is currently an eligible arbitrator at multiple arbitration and conciliation centres in Costa Rica, and serves as a board member at the Costa Rican Chamber of Industry, among other organisations.

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