Rubén Zamora joined Aguilar Castillo Love in 2007 and brings close to 20 years’ experience to clients.
He leads the firm’s public law team and is sought after by international and national companies advising clients on all areas of public law including constitutional and administrative matters, planning and implementation of public projects, tenders, environmental issues, litigation, regulatory aspects of M&As, due diligence investigations and project finance. While based in Costa Rica, Rubén coordinates projects at a regional level.
Rubén’s former role working for the Regulatory Authority of Public Services (ARESEP; 2003-2006) allows him to bring unique knowledge in utilities and regulated sectors (electricity, public transport, water) especially when helping clients to navigate the intricacies that can be interactions between private companies and government bodies and regulators.
Rubén maintains an active projects practice – focusing on energy and infrastructure. The development of wind and solar energy projects has seen particular growth in Costa Rica in the past decade. Of the 420 MW installed in the country, Rubén has assisted in the obtaining of permits and licensing for 211. He has also been instrumental in setting the applicable tariff (since 2011) for private hydroelectric plants, and has advised on the renewal of concessions (generation and hydraulic power) of several of those plants. Since 2013 Rubén has worked as a consultant for international cooperation agencies (GIZ, USAID) in renewable energy and electric mobility.
Rubén is recognised as a LACCA Approved lawyer for administrative law.
He is a member of the Costa Rica Bar Association. He speaks English and Spanish. Rubén graduated in law from the Universidad de Costa Rica.