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Tel.: +506 2205-3939 Fax: +506 2205-3940 email:info@blplegal.com

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Full Service, one-stop, world-class legal services:


As the largest law firm in Costa Rica, we provide the timeliest, most thorough, and most cost-efficient results.  BLP is a one-stop-shop for all legal services providing a wide range of practice areas led by experts in the field, regardless of the industry. Our broad spectrum of specialized professionals allows us to provide fully multidisciplinary integrated services, creating synergies among our different practice groups for the benefit of our clients


Specialized advice for Free Trade Zone companies:


Our Free Trade Zone (FTZ) practice is the most reputable and influential in Costa Rica. Comprised of highly specialized attorneys our FTZ team is exclusively dedicated to advising FTZ companies. This working group provides expert advice to international companies investing in sectors such as Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Shared Services, Information Technology, and Automotive and Aerospace, among others.   In conjunction with the firm’s many areas of expertise, we provide comprehensive legal services for our FTZ clients in all areas of law.    


Legal Advice for FTZ Projects (Turn-Key Basis):


BLP provides legal advice in all areas of law required to establish and operate a Free Trade Zone project in Costa Rica. We advise companies since the moment they decide to invest in our country until the date on which they start operations, guiding them through all related legal matters: i) incorporation, permitting, registrations, and business licensing processes, ii) advice and strategy to apply for the FTZ grant and preparation of application filings, iii) real estate matters, such as purchases, construction and leases, iv) environmental, v) labor and employment advice, vi) immigration, vii) other requirements such as health product registration, precursor use permits, authorizations for dangerous goods. BLP also provides legal advice on day to day business operations pertaining to compliance with the FTZ regime.


Supplemental areas of legal expertise:


Our list of practice areas: Advertising, Marketing & Consumer Protection, Agribusiness, Aviation & Maritime, Banking & Finance, Business Law, Competition & Antitrust, Compliance & Anti-corruption, Dispute Resolution, Energy & Infrastructure, Environment, Health & Safety, Free Trade Zones, Human Rights, Business & Development, Immigration & Nationality, Insurance & Reinsurance, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Labor & Employment, Notarial Services, Predictabill, Privacy, Data Security & Information, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Law, Public Procurement & Regulation, Real Estate & Hospitality, Sanitary Registration of Products, Tax and Telecommunications, Media & Technology.


Extensive knowledge and experience in the FTZ sector:


We are active members of the relevant FTZ chambers, such as the Costa Rican Chamber of Exporters (CADEXCO), the Costa Rican Free Trade Zone Association (AZOFRAS), the Free Trade Zone Association for the Americas (AZFA), and the North American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), that provide us with a vast knowledge on the FTZ sector. BLP has a constant working relationship with PROCOMER and the Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX), and is a partner of The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE). Members of the FTZ team contributed to the creation of the current FTZ legal framework and regularly write articles on issues and developments in the Free Trade Zone sector.


International Awards:


BLP has earned numerous regional awards including Law Firm of the Year in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Chambers and Partners, and Law Firm of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by International Financial Law Review. We have also been cited as an Elite Firm by Latin Lawyer and are highly ranked by the Legal 500.