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Vicente Lines

Vicente Lines

AriasAvenida EscazúTorre LexusSan JoséCosta Rica

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Vicente Lines enjoys a strong profile in the domestic market where he is held in high esteem for his expertise in banking and project financing matters. 

Biography

Vicente has earned recognition as one of the stronger transactional practitioners in Costa Rica. Vicente continues to be active in M&A, cross-border finance and regulated industries. 

His legal experience includes counselling development finance institutions and foreign commerical banks lending into Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras, with a special focus on development and project finance. Vicente has cultivated a unique regional experience as regulatory counsel to competitive telecom carriers, value-added service and infrastructure developers. His M&A résumé includes assistance to US and European investors in the private sector, in industries as diverse as education, auto retail, packaged foods, energy, beverages, telecommunications and real estate development.

Vicente is a member of the Board of Directors for companies in the medical device and retail areas. He led AmCham Costa Rica’s legal affairs committee for two years; he now continues to mentor young attorneys in different areas of their professional development.

He holds an LLM in common law studies from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, completed under a Fulbright scholarship in 1999; and he obtained his Juris Doctor (equivalent law degree) from Costa Rica University Law School (1997). He was admitted to New York State Bar in 2000, and is a practising attorney and notary public in Costa Rica (1997).

Central America - Corporate

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Vicente Lines has extensive experience supporting clients through complex transactions, including M&A, hostile bids and corporate financing. One peer says: "Vicente is a stand-up guy and a great lawyer."

Biography

Vicente has earned recognition as one of the stronger transactional practitioners in Costa Rica. After leading the M&A, project financing and telecom practices at Arias’ Costa Rica office for over 15 years, Vicente has helped lead the office’s relaunch in 2016 and its subsequent expansion.  He continues to be an active partner in local and regional work.

His legal experience spans as counsel for major international banks acting in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras, with a special focus on project finance. Vicente has cultivated a unique regional experience as regulatory counsel to competitive telecom carriers, value-added service and infrastructure developers. His M&A résumé includes assistance to US and European investors in the private sector, in industries as diverse as education, auto retail, packaged foods, energy, beverages, telecommunications and real estate development.

Vicente is a member of the Board of Directors for companies in the medical device and retail areas. He led AmCham Costa Rica’s legal affairs committee for two years; he now continues to mentor young attorneys in different areas of their professional development.

He holds an LLM in common law studies from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, completed under a Fulbright scholarship in 1999; and he obtained his Juris Doctor (equivalent law degree) from Costa Rica University Law School (1997). He was admitted to New York State Bar in 2000, and is a practising attorney and notary public in Costa Rica (1997).

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