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EY Law

Corporate/M&A

4 ranked lawyersBand 2Costa RicaLatin America 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded international outfit with a strong corporate offering. EY Law's experienced team advises on direct foreign investment, dealing with M&A transactions and joint ventures, as well as the incorporation of local subsidiaries. Boasts a noteworthy footprint in venture capital and private equity. AR Retail is a recent addition to the firm's impressive client roster.

Strengths

One interviewee affirms: "EY Law is a responsive firm that offers a friendly approach that we don't normally get from legal counsel," adding: "They are also very thorough in their approach."

Work highlights

EY Law assisted AR Retail with the acquisition of Forever 21 in nine countries within the region, including Costa Rica.

Notable practitioners

A market observer highlights Alejandro Antillón 's expertise working on corporate proceedings for clients. Alejandro Antillón is also endorsed by interviewees for his strong real estate practice.

Key partner Arturo Apéstegui is well regarded by market onlookers and known to be active within the EY team working in mergers and acquisitions. One interviewee describes Arturo Apéstegui "an excellent lawyer."

Well-reputed co-head of department Fernando Vargas Winiker remains a relevant name within the Costa Rica market. He is visible advising clients on notable mandates, with one impressed interviewee stating: "Fernando Vargas Winiker is straightforward and quick with his advice. He always thinks outside of the box and pays close attention to his client's needs."

Department co-head and notable partner Hernán Pacheco Orfila is well versed acting for clients in important mergers and acquisitions. One interviewee reports that "he is a very good lawyer who leads the practice." Another market onlooker highly praises Hernán Pacheco Orfila, noting: "He is excellent. He is a first-rate professional with ample knowledge of the legal issues in the region. He provides answers that are always in the best interest of clients."

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Costa Rica

Corporate/M&A


Alejandro Antillón
Band 4
Arturo Apéstegui
Band 4
Fernando Vargas Winiker
Band 2
Hernán Pacheco Orfila
Band 1