As part of the regional growth strategy, BLP announced the promotion of Adelina Villalobos, Andrea González and Juan Carlos Tristán to partners, bolstering the free zone, real estate and compliance & anti-corruption practices. These moves take the number of partners to 33 throughout its Central America offices.
Mrs. Villalobos joined the firm in 2003 as a legal assistant, rising to associate two years later. She has focused her expertise on corporate law and free zones. She holds a master's degree in legal counseling from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She advises a variety of companies in the establishment of their operations in Costa Rica under the free zones regime. In addition, she coordinates the Committee of free zones of the Chamber of Exporters (CADEXCO).
Mrs. González specializes in corporate law and real estate law. She advises on the development, structuring and purchase-sale, mainly in the residential, tourist and commercial and hotel centers. She has a master’s degree in international law from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and is a member of the International Bar Association.
Mr. Tristán has extensive experience in corporate law, real estate and compliance & anticorruption. He is widely experienced in the implementation of anti-corruption control policies related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and its application in Central America and Mexico.
He holds a master’s degree in American Law- International Business from the Boston University School of Law. In addition, he has experience abroad, having become an international associate at Greenberg Traurig for two years, where he worked in multijurisdictional transactions in LatAm and in the implementation of anti-corruption programs in the region.
"Promoting three new partners in BLP Costa Rica allows us to advise our clients in a greater variety of practice areas given the growing demand and economic expansion that the country is experiencing. We are really proud of having such a skilled and capable team." said David Gutiérrez, firm partner.