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Latin America Guide 2023

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Provided by Randall Barquero

Latin America

Education

Universidad de Costa Rica

Specialization in Commercial Law

2001

Universidad de Costa Rica

Law Degree and Notary Public

1998

New York University

Fintech

2019

Practice Areas

Banking & Finance

Career

With 26 years of experience in the banking, finance and fintech sectors; he specializes in representing national and international banks and multilateral entities in local and cross border lending and project finance transactions. Also, he has participated in several mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry, in Costa Rica and the region. He regularly provides advice to local and international banks in corporate matters, contracts, credit structuring, financial regulation and compliance.

During his career, he has served as member of the Board of the Directors of the Costa Rica Chamber of Commerce, and as Comptroller of the Board of Directors of Citibank Costa Rica. He joined Consortium in 2006 after working for several years as in-house counsel for the BCT Financial Group in Costa Rica.

Professional Memberships

Costa Rica Bar Association

American Bar Association

Work Highlights

• Advised BofA Securities, Inc. and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. as to Costa Rican Law, on a US$300 million Rule 144A issuance and purchase of sustainability-linked international notes by Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad

• Advised BAC Credomatic in the regulatory and corporate matters of a merger among several corporate entities in the Costa Rica financial group, prevailing Banco BAC San José S.A., the largest private bank in Costa Rica

• Advised Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. as to Costa Rican Law, on a US$1,5 billion Rule 144A issuance and purchase of international notes by the Government of Costa Rica

• Advised a group of lenders from Costa Rica, Panama and the United States on a syndicated credit facility for US$125,000,000.00 granted to a local cable and telecommunications company, part of a global company.

• Advised the Interamerican Investment Corporation (BID Invest), part of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) group, as to Costa Rican Law, on a financing for the building and development of a hotel in Alajuela, Costa Rica, licensed by the Marriott hotel group.

Chambers Review

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Latin America

Banking & Finance - Costa Rica
2
Band 2

Respected partner Randall Barquero benefits from solid expertise advising banking clientele and is frequently involved in cross-border mandates. He is endorsed by clients, with one stating: "Randall Barquero has vast experience and knowledge of the regulatory banking sphere in Costa Rica." Another impressed respondent adds: "He is a very intelligent lawyer who has a very good technical understanding of the sector."

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