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Fernando Vargas Winiker

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Practice Areas

Corporate / M&A




Fernando has acted as a general corporate strategic counsel for transnational, regional and local companies doing business in Costa Rica and the rest of Central America, focusing on corporate matters that have ranged cross-border business transactions covering Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, corporate reorganizations, foreign investment and market entry issues, compliance and corporate governance. He also participates in structuring projects for energy generation, telecommunications and infrastructure, and in the set-up of manufacturing and shared services operations for global companies in Costa Rica under the Free Trade Zone Regime.

Fernando is also spearheading the Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) practice area, leading attorneys specialized in New Technologies, Data Protection, etc., to serve the needs of clients.

Several publications, including Chambers and Partners, have rated him as an “excellent lawyer” with a “wealth of experience and a wide spectrum of knowledge”.

Professional Memberships

Costa Rican Bar Association

International Institute of Communications

International Bar Association

New York State Bar Association


“Costa Rica” 2001-2015

Butterworths Offshore Services

“Costa Rica Anti-Corruption Legislation and Enforcement”

NY State Bar Association International Chapter News, 2013

“The Costa Rican Free Trade Zone Regime”

NY State Bar Association Practicuum, 2010 & 2013