Nassar Abogados

San José Office

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Chairman: Tomás Nassar P
Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 38
International Offices: San Salvador. Guatemala, Tegucigalpa, Managua
Languages: English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Nassar Abogados is a full-service and result-oriented law firm, with internationally recognised strategic experience in a large variety of areas of law. With almost 40 years of experience, the firm holds a longstanding tradition of legal consulting and services designed according to first-class quality standards. More than a decade ago, Nassar Abogados expanded its Costa Rican operation to Central America, providing clients with a regionally standardised service that has become an ally to their business in the area. Clients recognise its professionals’ knowledge, experience, sophistication and understanding of their business, as well as the attorneys’ proactive and creative skills in addressing clients’ matters. Nassar Abogados has consolidated its position as a key player in the market of legal services in the region, being frequently nominated within the top Central American firms.

Main Areas of Practice:

■ Representation of Phoenix Tower International (PTI) (a Blackstone company) in the acquisition of various assets
■ Performed legal services to Sun Capital Partners
■ Representation of PTI in the closing of a US $120,000,000 long term Latin American credit facility with some lenders led by Scotiabank to provide financing on PTI’s existing wireless infrastructure and new tower development and acquisitions in six jurisdictions. Nassar Abogados represented PTI in Costa Rica and El Salvador
■  Advised clients such as Pernod Ricard, The Hershey Company, P&G, Novartis, Abbott, General Motors, American Airlines, among others, in Central America
■ Advised clients such as Pernod Ricard, The Hershey Company, P&G, Novartis, Abbott, American Airlines, among others, on distribution and agency matters in Central America
■ Advised Texel Finance on its investment and operations in Costa Rica
Key Clients: AON, Procter & Gamble, PTI, Pernod Ricard, Texel Finance, Novartis, Eaton Electrical,United Airlines, General Motors, Avianca
Contact: Tomás Nassar P.
Tel: +506 2257 2929
Email: [email protected]

■ Representation of a major air carrier in a dispute connected with the termination of its local agency
■ Representation of Eaton Electrical in a commercial dispute in Costa Rica
■ Representation of a medical supply company in a dispute with one of its vendors related with a contractual termination
■ Representation of a major shipping company in a dispute related to cargo damages
Contact: María Lupita Quintero
Tel: +506 2257 2929
Email: [email protected]

Aviation & Transportation:
■ Conducted filings and negotiations with authorities for the concession of traffic rights to air carriers doing business in Central America
■ Advised creditors, lessors and borrowers in the structuring of transactions and drafting of documents for aircraft financing and application of Cape Town Convention on International Interests on Mobile Equipment and its Protocol on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment
■ Advised manufacturers on the applicability and scope of local laws in connection with litigation conducted in the United States and other jurisdictions, in cases of aviation accidents and events occurred in different jurisdictions in Central America. Nassar Abogados has worked closely with US and other foreign firms in the preparation of the defence strategy and the discovery required for submission before the foreign courts where the cases are litigated
■ Counsels to international organisations on aviation law issues in Central America
Key Clients: Iberia, LAN Cargo, United Airlines, DHL, Avianca.
Contact: Alina Nassar
Tel: +506 2257 2929
Email: [email protected]

■ Representation of the Chilean company SAAM on its acquisition of a majority shareholding on the concession holders of the main ports of the Costa Rican Pacific coast. Nassar Abogados handled the respective filing with the Costa Rican Competition Authority, representing the buyer
■ Represented Grupo Nación and ADITI Multimedia in a case conducted ex-oficio by the Costa Rican Competition Authority connected with the merger control regulations
■ Represented Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores and Hapag Lloyd in their joint filing before the Competition Commission of Costa Rica, pursuant to the merger of the companies’ container shipping global business. Nassar Abogados obtained the approval for the transaction, with no restrictions or limitations imposed by the Authority
■ Represented 17 vehicle dealers in Costa Rica in a process before the Competition Commission of Costa Rica, related to an investigation for an alleged vertical boycott in the market of spare parts of insured vehicles
■ Advised several international companies on applicability of competition laws in different jurisdictions of Central America, including the assessment of their policies’ compliance with such legislations
Key Clients: SAAM, United Airlines, Procter & Gamble, General Motors, Novartis.
Contact: Henry Rodríguez
Tel: +506 2257 2929
Email: [email protected]