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Banking & Finance Department

Costa Rica
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What the team is known for Renowned banking and finance practice regularly retained to advise both borrowers and lenders, counselling a number of key local and international financial institutions acting as bilateral lenders or forming part of banking syndicates. Handles a notable volume of deals, mainly involving the granting of credit facilities and interbank lending. Other areas of strength include debt restructuring.

Notable practitioners

Joint department head Adriana Ramos Chavez attracts praise from clients, who say: "She is extremely professional and effective and is always well prepared for meetings. She assimilates new information easily and meets all of our expectations in terms of deadlines and quality of work." She routinely advises noteworthy financial clients on credit facilities.

Department co-head José Antonio Hidalgo Marín is held in high regard by clients and peers, with the latter deeming him "an intelligent lawyer." Clients particularly value his "responsiveness, commitment to clients and technical knowledge." His recent work features loan agreements and debt restructuring matters.

Department co-head Mario Rafael Gómez Pacheco is endorsed by clients and peers in the banking arena, with one source lauding him as "a great lawyer whom I can call at any time and talk about any issue I may have." Sources also underline his knowledge of regulatory banking matters, as well as his expertise in contentious matters involving banks such as bankruptcy proceedings and subsequent litigation. His financial practice focuses on advising banks on their lending activities.