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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Rolando García M receives significant praise for his adept handling of domestic and international distribution and franchising contracts.


Rolando has been an Associate in Arias since 2013. He has focused his professional on the study and practice of Civil and Commercial Law, with extensive experience in Private Contracts Law, Corporate Law, Consumer Law and Customs Law.

During his professional practice, Rolando has developed skills for the negotiation and deep revision of contracts in general, with specialization in modern commercial contracts: local and foreign distribution contracts, agency contracts, franchise contracts, manufacturing contracts, among others.

He has successfully advised large local and foreign companies in the beginning of their operations in Costa Rica and has provided legal and commercial advice in complex negotiation, drafting and execution of contracts of all kinds. He has also provided legal advice in extensive negotiations to terminate contracts with local and foreign companies, with successful results for his clients. He has experience in civil and commercial litigation and has participated in complex cross-border and multidisciplinary litigation.

Therefore, he has been recognized as one of the most prominent experts in the region, highlighted by his clients for the quality of his responses and support.

Also, he has extensive experience in Consumer Law. He has advised local and foreign companies to comply with the applicable regulations in defense of consumers, and has developed preventive projects, aimed at mitigating the risks of his clients before consumers, including recall proceedings. He has also advised and represented multiple foreign national companies in administrative proceedings before the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce.

Regarding Customs Law, Rolando has developed extensive experience in import and export procedures of goods, tariff classification, management of missing and surplus goods, and in complex administrative procedures for regularization and sanctions before the National Customs Service as well.

Rolando is a Notary Public registered and authorized by the Notary Administration. He obtained a JD equivalent degree from the University of Costa Rica, and an LLM degree in Private Patrimonial Law from the University of Salamanca, Spain. Currently, his is a JSD candidate in Contracts Law, also at the University of Salamanca.

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