Central America: Franchise & Distribution 2019

In this chapter we recognise 14 lawyers for their leading expertise in the franchise space, handling a range of matters including licensing, investment and distribution. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Rolando García M Arias, San José 
2. Francisco José Castillo-Love Aguilar Castillo Love, Guatemala City

Costa Rica

Rolando García M at Arias ranks as one of the most prominent franchise and distribution experts in the region. He advises a range of clients, including franchises, agencies and distribution companies who commend “the quality of his responses and support”.

At Batalla, Ignacio Monge is a well-respected name in the Costa Rican market where he enjoys a strong reputation for his expert handling of distribution matters and commercial contracts.


At QIL+4 Abogados, Marcos Ibargüen Segovia possesses considerable experience advising companies on franchise and distribution law matters, an area in which he is considered a go-to name.
Alejandro Cofiño receives widespread plaudits from market commentators who note that when it comes to franchise-related issues, he is “the guy to want to talk to”.

Ruby Asturias at EY Law is a first-class lawyer who is well versed in advising clients on franchising, foreign investment and licensing issues.


Consortium Legal’s José Rafael Rivera Ferrari is applauded by sources for his “great advice and industry knowledge” as well as the “excellent service” he provides to clients on franchising matters.


Fabrega Molino’s José Agustín Preciado Miro is a “really good” lawyer who is well known for his work counselling companies and businesses looking to establish a presence in the country.  

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