Managing Partner: Emilia Saborío
Number of partners: 3
Number of other lawyers: 9
Telecommunications, Media & Technology: Elías Soley, Erick Jiménez, Daniel Arias
Free Zones, Foreign Trade & Corporate: Emilia Saborio, Elías Soley G, Andrea Castro
Health Regulations & Bioethical-Clinical Research: Emilia Saborío, Gabriela Arroyo
Intellectual Property: Gabriela Arroyo, Laura Castro
Government Procurement & Concessions: Erick Jiménez
Immigration: Iara Lancaster
Energy Sector: Erick Jiménez, Daniel Arias
Labour: Paola Rojas
Competition Law: Rolando Chacón
Constitutional & Administrative: Fernando Zamora
Soley Saborío & Associates (SS&A) is a Central American law firm, based in Costa Rica with various affiliates across Central America. The attorneys provide expert legal advice in all kinds of areas of law, offering their services to start-up businesses, prestigious institutions, Fortune 500 companies, governmental and municipal entities and non-profit organisations.
The firm’s mission is to provide a high quality, creative and result-oriented legal team to individuals and businesses, and serve as a primary resource and partner in all aspects of clients’ business development. Frequent participation in all kinds of domestic and international transactions and providing innovative solutions to complex issues, has earned the firm the recognition of the legal community and the private sector.
Practice areas include: telecommunications, technology, free trade zones, clinical research and bioethics, health, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate and commercial, e-commerce, competition, constitutional, tax, real estate, intellectual property, government procurement, immigration, employment and labour, sports and entertainment.
Main Areas of Practice:
Free Trade Zones & Investment:
The team is efficient, committed and highly recognised as one of the top leaders in the country in this sector. Lawyers have worked in this area since the free zone regime was enacted, so their extensive knowledge of the applicable regulation and public agencies gives them a unique added value in the market.
Telecommunications, Media & Technology:
The team is highly recognised in the telecoms, media and IT sectors. Its members are lawyers who understand the legal and regulatory issues surrounding these businesses. With more than 25 years of experience practicing in the area, this team is recognised as a major leader and is always ready to help with your operation, be more efficient in your business and to take on any legal or regulatory issue to represent its clients.
Corporate & Trade:
SS&A lawyers provide clients with all-encompassing corporate/commercial advice. The firm advises companies on all areas of corporate/commercial law, offering a comprehensive solution to their legal needs, regardless of their components and complexity. The quality of services and the firm’s ability to respond has earned it the trust and loyalty of local and international clients alike.
Government Procurement & Concessions:
The firm’s team of professionals, highly experienced in contracting public services and in overseeing contracts and bids, has a solid basis for advising in strategic and preventive planning, aimed at minimising mistakes and maximising the firm’s client’s opportunities for successful competition in tender processes.
One of the firm’s strengths is the administrative and judicial defense of the clients’ intellectual property vis-à-vis acts of counterfeiting, dumping, smuggling or other actions that break such rights.
Administrative & Regulatory:
Attorneys in this area may have general experience with government rules or specialise in a specific field. It is more likely that an attorney will have specialised expertise in highly regulated industries such as Free Trade Zones, health, bioethics, land use, manufacturing operation licenses, trade, municipal, immigration, and others.
Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Allergan Medical Costa Rica, ROCHE, Marriott, Apollo Endosurgery Inc, Smith & Nephew, Procter & Gamble, Drexel Chemical, Century Link, Smith & Nephew, Boston Scientific, Hologic Inc., Facebook Inc., The Medtech Group, América Móvil (CLARO), Lucent Technologies, AT&T, Motorola, Huber+Suhner ASTROLAB, Berwind Inc., B-Ticino, GEA Engineering.