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Andrea  Castro
Practice Areas:
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • M&A
  • Corporate
  • Real Estate
  • Project Finance
  • Maritime
  • Banking
  • Agribusiness
  • Environmental
  • Infrastructure Projects
  • Energy

Costa Rica Attorney
Andrea Castro

Phone: +506 2280 1718

Email: gm@guardiamontes.com

Languages: English, French, Spanish

Andrea focuses her practice on complex Corporate, M&A, Real Estate, and Project Finance transactions by advising national and multinational companies- as well as individual investors and developers in Costa Rica and in the region.

Related Areas & Abilities:

Environmental/ Banking/Agribusiness/Energy and Infrastructure Projects/Corporate Governance and Compliance/Corporate Restructuring/Free Trade Zone/Maritime Zone.

Biography:

-Corporate and M&A: Andrea has advised on complex corporate transactions by planning and structuring deals. She has co-led diverse M&A transactions for national and multinational companies and has advised these companies on corporate law, entity formation, corporate governance and compliance, and on their day to day matters and operations. Andrea has also assisted companies in the expansion of their operations to other Latin American countries.

-Real Estate and Project Finance: Andrea has advised on Real Estate acquisitions and has provided advice for the development of high-end real estate, hospitality, and agribusiness projects all around the country and region. She has conducted due diligence to determine the suitability of the projects and has prepared complex agreements to execute such projects by including mechanisms to minimize the risks associated to their development or construction. Andrea has advised in the development of all types of condominiums and its bylaws. She has handled both inbound and outbound investments, private equity and debt offerings. She has also assisted developers in obtaining financing for the development of their projects, and has drafted and presented novel loan proposals to bank committees to individualize collaterals. Andrea has advised developers and clean energy companies in the environmental regulations and restrictions applicable to their projects. Finally, Andrea has advised forestry companies on the application of environmental bonds before the Costa Rican National Financing Fund for Forests (FONAFIFO).

Education:

  • LL.M., University of Columbia in the city of New York, 2018
  • Specialty in Notary and Registry Law, Universidad de La Salle, 2014
  • Law Degree, Universidad de Costa Rica, 2012 (Honors with Distinction)

Experience:

  • Senior Associate, Dentons Muñoz, Nov. 2014-Jul. 2017
  • Associate, BLP Legal, Feb. 2012-Set. 2017
  • Paralegal, Pacheco Coto, Set. 2010-Jan. 2012

Admissions:

  • Costa Rican Bar Association, 2013

Languages:

  • Spanish: Native
  • English: Fully proficient
  • French: Proficient

Recognition and Honors:

Honors Thesis with Distinction at Universidad de Costa Rica on “The Civil Responsibility of the officers in Costa Rican corporations”, 2012

Activities:

  • Member of the International Section of the American Bar Association
  • Editor of the newsletter of the Cross-Border Real Estate Committee of the International Section of the American Bar Association

Contact This Firm

Guardia Montes & Asociados

Ofiplaza del este, edificio C, 2nd floor
P.O. 7-3410-1000
San José,
Costa Rica

Law Firm Contact: Luis A. Montes

Tel: +506 2280 1718

Fax: +506 2253 6685

Email: lmontes@guardiamontes.com

Website: www.guardiamontes.com

Member Since: 2014

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