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COLBS Legal Studio

COLBS Legal Studio is a corporate law firm, specialized in the areas of commercial, customs and tax law. We have ample experience in providing domestic and cross-border legal solutions to corporations and industries, by becoming a key ally in the implementation of their business strategy in our country. 

As a young and dynamic firm, we break the pattern of large law firms, by understanding the relevance of today´s interconnected world and by providing a top tier and personalized service. We have become a successful translator of Costa Rica´s legal framework to find ingenious and bespoke solutions that match our clients’ needs. 


Founded in January 2018, by Costa Rican lawyers, Javier Escalante a
Following this ideal, COLBS has grown exponentially since its founding, retaining an ever-growing client base, and helping new businesses establish their operations in Costa Rica, by supporting them in the design and implementation of their business strategy. 

Javier Escalante y Sebastián Jiménez, Socios

Main practice areas
At COLBS, we are prepared to provide expert legal advice to a wide array of industries and economic sectors. Our core practice areas are: 

  • Corporate and Commercial law
  • Customs and Tax Law
  • Free Trade Zone and Foreign Investment Advisory
  • Real Estate Law
  • Dispute Resolution, including both litigation and arbitration.
Additionally, our multidisciplinary team is prepared to complement our core services with their extensive experience in the following areas:

  • "Soft-landing” services for Foreign Companies
  • Immigration Law
  • Data Privacy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor Law
  • Aviation Law
  • Hospitality and Leisure
  • International Trade Law
  • Environmental and Energy Law
  • Public Law, with a focus on
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Regulatory Law