BLP

Banking & Finance Department

Costa Rica
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What the team is known for Highly reputed firm with an experienced team of finance specialists. Routinely counsels prominent local and international financial institutions as lenders, also demonstrating expertise in representing notable borrowers from the construction and energy industries. Additional capabilities in capital markets mandates, regularly assisting with bond issuances, also winning mandates to advise on regulatory issues.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Andrés López garners praise from clients, one of whom observes: "He's a regulatory and financial institutions specialist. I value his punctuality, knowledge and dedication to providing a good service. He always goes the extra mile." Other sources emphasise his ample experience in the field.

Partner David Gutiérrez is well regarded by market interviewees for his activity in this sphere. One source considers that "he has a strong macro-level insight into business issues and is extremely practical," while another highlights: "He has a lot of experience and is particularly skilled in international financial matters."

Associate Julio Castellanos is appreciated by clients, who describe him as "an excellent lawyer with a lot of technical knowledge." Other sources believe that "he has the experience and background to do business with clients; they feel very comfortable with him."

Up-and-coming Luis Fernando Hernández comes recommended by clients, who state that "he provides good service and is a problem solver," while peers highlight ''his substantial knowledge of financial matters" and experience in handling regulatory concerns.

Clients offer praise for department co-head Vivian Liberman , noting that "she is very conscientious, accessible and has excellent knowledge of the market. She manages to grasp our needs and satisfy them.'' Another source is equally impressed, stating: "She's highly knowledgeable, is available 24/7 and has a very good manner."