Hernán Pacheco Orfila

EY Law - Costa Rica

Managing Partner

San José

+506 2208 9800

Market leader


Bar admissions:

Costa Rica


Costa Rica

Practice areas:

Capital markets

Hernán Pacheco is the Managing Partner of EY Law for Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic, as well as leader of its M & A and Project Finance practice groups. His work is focused of local and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate structuring, project finance, distribution, franchises, foreign investment and civil and commercial contracts. 

Given his vast experience of 30  years in complex international transactions, he has advised local and international clients on the acquisition, sale, merger, completion  or post transaction  reorganization of companies in diverse sectors in Costa Rica and abroad.

  • Legal counsel for Sanford Clinics in the acquisition of a minority participation at Hospital Metropolitano in Costa Rica and advisor in further shareholders agreement and commercial contracts associated with the transaction.
  • Lead the legal due diligence for Liberty Latin America regarding a telecommunications target with presence in several countries in Latin America.
  • Legal advisor to a Central American private equity fund on a vendors due diligence of assets located in several jurisdictions in the aeronautical industry.
  • Lead the legal work for a corporate rationalization project of the subsidiaries of Inchcape PLC in Costa Rica.
  • Represented Grupo Pozuelo Pro in the sale of its manufacturing and distribution operations of Alimentos Pro in the snacks sector to a consortium formed by Icasa-Roma Prince.

  • Competition
  • M&A
  • Private equity funds
  • Company rationalization
  • Project finance

  • Agribusiness
  • Automotive
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Food and beverage
  • Tech and telecoms

  • Costa Rican Bar Association

  • Degree in Law, Cum Laude Probatus, Universidad Autónoma de Centro América 1986
  • Master's Degree, University of Hull in the UK 1988
  • PIL, Harvard University 2002
  • Notary Public in 1986.