Consortium Legal

Tax Department

Costa Rica
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What the team is known for

Market-leading tax department routinely sought out by major international and local names for assistance handling all tax issues. Team is vastly experienced in advising on tax structuring for significant transactions and and tax planning, boasting additional capabilities in related litigation, free trade zones and transfer pricing matters. Advises an enviable client list featuring a number of notable players from the food and beverages, construction, and energy spaces.

Notable practitioners

Adolfo Sanabria is a tax law specialist, focusing on tax planning and advisory work. Sanabria is qualified to practise law in Costa Rica and Peru and has experience advising notable clients in both jurisdictions.

Market sources regard up-and-coming partner Anayansi Mora as "a solid practitioner with a great future," and emphasise her particular strength in tax-related disputes. She heads the firm's tax litigation practice and is highlighted by peers for her specialisation in this area.

Key partner Cristina Sansonetti is regarded as "an excellent lawyer" by clients. They also comment that "she works in a very methodical manner and is extremely capable; we consider her a business partner." She regularly co-ordinates tax matters throughout Central America, acting as counsel to notable names from the food and beverage and retail sectors.

Respected department co-head Diego Salto is viewed by sources as a highly acclaimed figure in the fiscal arena due to his prowess in handling tax issues for a variety of distinguished multinationals. An impressed client says: "I have a magnificent opinion of him. Few people have the knowledge of tax law that he does, and he also takes the business side into account. He has very good ideas and he listens to others in order to improve those ideas." Others emphasise that "his knowledge of the subject and customer service are both excellent."

"Extraordinary" department co-head Rafael Luna Rodríguez is one of the leading figures in the tax field, earning praise from peers and clients alike. One source states that "he has great knowledge of the Costa Rican tax system and gives clients many potential courses of action when handling matters. Tax issues change constantly and he always keeps up to date." Others go on to highlight "his extremely strong knowledge of transfer pricing and analytical approach, as well as his friendly manner."