Javier Escalante

Javier Escalante
Torre La Sabana, piso 3
Avenida Las Américas, calle 60
Sabana Norte
San José
Costa Rica
+506 4700 6400


Who's Who Legal Central America - Aviation

Javier is an experienced lawyer, with more than 15 years’ experience working at major law firms in Costa Rica and for the Costa Rican government. He formerly had an active role in the Costa Rica ministries of foreign trade and foreign affairs; he was a trade negotiator, and was appointed consul general of Costa Rica in Singapore and ambassador for Costa Rica in Qatar. With a master’s degree in law and economics from in Utrecht University (Netherlands) and a master’s degree in international business law from Complutense University (Madrid, Spain), Javier is considered one of the top-rated lawyers in Costa Rica. His practice areas are aviation, corporate, real estate, foreign investment advisory and dispute resolution.

Javier heads the aviation law department at COLBS Estudio Legal and advises companies from the aviation sector (among others) seeking to establish themselves in Costa Rica. He helps his clients to comply with local and international regulations, and advises on their daily operational needs.

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.

Mr Escalante is an active member of the Costa Rican Bar Association; an arbitrator in the main Costa Rican dispute resolution centres; and a board member of several very significant Costa Rican corporations and NGOs.

WWL says: Javier Escalante is held in high regard among sources who consider him a top name for sophisticated aviation regulatory issues.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Central America which can be purchased from our Shop.

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