EY Law

Costa Rica

Address:
Business Park Forum 2
Building A, 4th floor
Santa Ana, San Jose, 10903
Costa Rica

+ 506 2208 9800

+ 506 2208 9999


Quick facts:

Lawyers: 168
Network memberships: IBA, ABA, ITPA, IFA, INTA, ASIPI, NYSBA, GAHA, AECT, AMCHAM, UCCAEP
Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Hebrew


EY Law is an international law firm, affiliated to the EY global firm with offices in 150 countries around the world and more than 200.000 professionals. In the Central America region the firm has more than 1.300 employees, with 168 lawyers and  offices in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panamá, Dominican Republic and Nicaragua,

The firm is acknowledged for its pre-eminent trajectory, forward thinking and innovation, based on the highest ethical and professional standard and represents important multinational and transnational clients – including numerous Fortune 500 companies – which grant the firm the gold standard for high-end transactional work.

With the recent integration of the former Pacheco Coto’s leading Partners and their teams, EY Law has strength its corporate offer to provide even more comprehensive value-added solutions, through multidisciplinary teams with holistic knowledge of the client, its industry and environment.

EY Law offers companies a different approach by delivering legal services in a way that helps minimize the gap between business advisors and legal counsel. Our lawyers work in an integrated manner with professionals from other parts of EY’s business, including Assurance, Tax, Transactions and Advisory, to deliver the informed and professional services our client’s business needs.

Our lawyers understand the increasingly complex tax, regulatory and commercial laws of this global economy. With the experience and expertise of our Law teams, we can help clients assess and minimize the cost of their business decisions. We provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities. Through our global reach, our multidisciplinary teams can provide assistance wherever the business off our clients requires it.

Banking & Finance
Jorge A González Roesch: jorge.gonzalez.r@cr.ey.com

Arturo Apéstegui: Arturo.Apestegui@cr.ey.com

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advising the asset management department of a regional bank in the process of selling certain assets. US$15 MM transaction.
  • Advising an energy company on the credit for $ 475,000,000 granted by several banks.

Competition & Antitrust
Juvenal R Sánchez Zúñiga: Juvenal.Sanchez@cr.ey.com

Alexander Salazar Solórzano: Alexander.Salazar.Solorzano@cr.ey.com

Recent transactional highlights:

  • EY Law served as legal advisor for the Buyer in the acquisition of a large pharmacy chain which included drafting of closing contracts, corporate and employment due diligence of target, legal negotiation of terms and conditions, and the design and implementation of the corporate restructuring;
  • The firm assisted in the purchase of the production operation of a major poultry operation, including properties, and premises.

Corporate M&A
Hernán Pacheco: hernan.pacheco@cr.ey.com

Fernando Vargas Winiker: Fernando.Vargas.Winiker@cr.ey.com

Juvenal R Sánchez Zúñiga: Juvenal.Sanchez@cr.ey.com

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Legal advisors for the Sellers of a certain participation in a Pharmaceutical company;
  • Assisted in the purchase of the production operation of a Food Company, including properties, and premises;
  • Advised client on the Acquisition of a relevant national banana plantation;
  • Advised on the Acquisition of a Canadian private equity fund.

Real Estate
Alejandro Antillón Appel: Alejandro.Antillon.Appel@cr.ey.com

Alberto J Sáenz Roesch: Alberto.J.Saenz.Roesch1@cr.ey.com

Jorge A González Roesch: jorge.gonzalez.r@cr.ey.com

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Currently advising an European Development Group in all matters pertaining to the development and construction of a high end five star resort in the Costa Rican North Pacific. Over US$250 million;
  • Advising a local client in a hospitality project in the Joint Venture Development of a high-end tenant hotel adjacent to the Rincon de La Vieja Reserve and Volcano. Over US$25 million;
  • Advising the client on structuring and executing a JV for the development and construction of a upper middle class residential project -under a Master development structure- in the east side of San José. Over US$50 million.

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Guatemala
Europlaza World Business Center, 5th avenue- 5-55 zone 14,
01014, Building I, Floor 7, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Office: (502) 2386-2400
Fax: (502) 2385-5951

El Salvador
Futura World Trade Center Building, 11-05 San Salvador, El Salvador
Office: (503) 2248-7000
Fax (503) 2248-7070

Honduras
Los Próceres Business Center, Building 1, Level 1, Office 1, La Paz avenue, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Office: (504) 2232 9100
Fax: (504) 2235-7488

Nicaragua
Corporate Center Invercasa, Tower 3, 5th floor ,module C, 1695 Managua, Nicaragua
Office: (505) 2253 8430
Fax: (505) 2253-8430 ext.1808

Panamá
Office One Building - Penthouse 50th St. and 58th St. - Obarrio P.O. Box 0832-1575 W.T.C. Panama, R. of Panama
Office: (507) 208-0100
Fax: (507) 214-4301

República Dominicana
Reyna Business Tower, II Suite 900, 9th floor, Pedro Henríquez Ureña No.138 Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
Office: (809) 472-3973
Fax: (809) 381-4047