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Corporate Law Firm (more than 15 lawyers)
About EY Law, a complete service:
EY Law is an international law firm, affiliated to the EY global firm with offices in 150 countries around the world and more than 200.000 professionals. In the Central America region the firm has more than 1.300 employees, with 168 lawyers and offices in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panamá, Dominican Republic and Nicaragua,
EY Law offers companies a different approach by delivering legal services in a way that helps minimize the gap between business advisors and legal counsel. Our lawyers work in an integrated manner with professionals from other parts of EY’s business, including Assurance, Tax, Transactions and Advisory, to deliver the informed and professional services our client’s business needs.
Our lawyers understand the increasingly complex tax, regulatory and commercial laws of this global economy. With the experience and expertise of our Law teams, we can help clients assess and minimize the cost of their business decisions. We provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities.
Our clients and experience:
Represents important multinational and regional clients – including numerous Fortune 500 companies, and diverse industries: Automotive & Transportation, Banking, Capital Markets & Insurance, Consumer Products & Retail, Government & Public Sector, Health and Life Sciences,Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities, Private Equity, Real State & Hospitality, Technology, Media & Entertainment & Telecom.
Specialized advice on the Free Trade Zone Regime:
EY Law has advised many foreign and national companies, both in the manufacturing and shared services sectors, in everything related to the Free Trade Zone Regime, its benefits, regulations and compliance, as well as the entire operational aspect (application to the Regime, Tax and Accounting Support, advice on Transfer Pricing, compliance with obligations arising from the Regime, Customs and International trade matters, etc.).
Its experts not only provide the legal and fiscal advice to establish operations under this Regime in Costa Rica, but also, the clients receive a complete and integrated accompaniment throughout the process of establishing the operation, including areas that are necessary and complementary to such establishment, such as: corporate, commercial, labor, real estate, environmental and digital law.
The clients comprise companies of high international renown, which recognize the added value and experience of EY LAW, and mainly, the integration of services offered under its sole service platform.
Areas of expertise:
Digital: EY Law Digital team can help identifying digital risk areas and meet the legal challenges in: Digital e-Commerce Law, Digital Data Privacy and Cybersecurity and Digital Regulatory Law.
M&A and Corporate: In-depth solutions in local and cross-border transactions (M&A, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, project finance, civil and commercial contracts, foreign direct investment, free-trade zone, antitrust and consumer law and insurance).
Energy: Advice on generation projects, especially clean energy, as well as energy transmission and distribution, including due diligence processes, negotiation of typical contracts for this sector (EPA, BOO, BTO, PPA, etc.) , regulatory aspects, obtaining permits and licenses, etc.
Telecommunications: Advice on everything related to the procedure and obtaining of permits and licenses, use of frequencies, negotiation and drafting of contracts of this area, content services, regulatory aspects, etc. Extensive experience in the development of infrastructure for mobile telecommunications and in mergers and acquisitions of companies in this industry.
Environmental: Counsel local and international corporate clients and public institutions on environmental regulatory frameworks and preventive advice on compliance, law enforcement and sustainable use of natural resources.
Government Procurement: Regulated industries, public utilities and works, concessions, government procurement, urban development, municipal regulations, energy, telecommunications, administrative and judicial proceedings.
Intellectual Property: Industrial property filings, sanitary permits for food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and agrochemicals, unfair competition cases, franchise and licence agreements.
Tax Advisory: Advice on local and international tax matters for different companies and Free Trade Zones, including tax compliance and regulatory advice, tax consulting, tax litigation, corporate restructuring, Tax Accounting, preventive tax audits and guidance.
International Trade and Customs: Trade compliance, trade regulation, WTO law, export and import requirements, international investment law, FTAs and IIAs.
Litigation and Arbitration: Dispute resolution and litigation, including complex civil, commercial, constitutional, administrative, labour and criminal proceedings.
Real Estate & Hospitality: Acknowledged for handling the most complex and innovative real estate projects, advising on sophisticated condominium structures including tax planning and solid development and exit strategies.
Labour: Advisory for operations of big companies and also real estate ventures, regarding schedules, minimum wages, social security registration, and salary nature analysis for employee benefits, preparation of labor contracts and termination agreements.
Competition and Consumer Protection: Advising on antitrust proceedings before regulatory authorities, examining commercial agreements in terms of their compliance with competition law, advising in matters involving acts of unfair competition.
Banking and Finance: Counsel and assistance to banks, financial institutions and local and transnational corporate clients concerning all aspects of banking and finance activities, including credit facilities and complex structures at a local and international level, investment vehicles and private capital funds, regulatory framework, project and equipment financing, mortgage banking and entitlement in local and international markets.
Through the global reach, EY Law multidisciplinary teams can provide assistance wherever the business off clients requires it around the world.
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