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Latin America Guide 2023

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Corporate/M&A
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Provided by Juan Manuel Godoy

Latin America

Education

Universidad de Costa Rica

Master en International Business

2006

Universidad Externado de Colombia

Law Degree

1999

Practice Areas

Corporate

Career

With 23 years of experience in business law and energy; he has especially developed his career in corporate, commercial, foreign trade, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions and the law of the markets, providing counsel to both Multinational companies and small start-ups. He has also devoted much of his time to the energy sector advising important developers of green projects. In terms of mergers and acquisitions Juan Manuel has led interdisciplinary groups that have carried out important multi-jurisdictional transactions in recent years.

Professional Memberships

Costa Rica Bar Association

Superior Council of the Judiciary in Colombia

Work Highlights

• Advised Cemex in the sale of its operation in Costa Rica and El Salvador to Cementos Progreso Holdings, S.L., the sale was valued at US$335 million.

• Advised the buyer in the process of acquiring S.T.T Group CR SA and its subsidiaries (5 Companies under CR jurisdiction). The Seller is a Company dedicated to Outsourced Specialized Services (HRO), Recruiting Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Payroll Process Outsourcing (PPO).

• Sale of Televisora de Costa Rica to Liberty of Cable Tica

• Sale of Aceros Abonos Agro to Metalco

Chambers Review

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Corporate/M&A - Costa Rica
3
Band 3

Co-head of department Juan Manuel Godoy is known for his work in the Costa Rican corporate sector. He is endorsed by market onlookers, with one respondent affirming: "He always delivers the best solutions." Another client reports: "Juan Manuel Godoy is knowledgeable, skilful and experienced."

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