Costa Rica’s Alta Batalla appoints new partner

Costa Rican law firm Alta Batalla has announced the appointment of Mariela Martinez as a partner and co-leader of the firm’s dispute resolution practice. This move brings the partner count at the San José-based firm to 10.

Posted Tuesday, June 7th 2022
Costa Rica’s Alta Batalla appoints new partner

Mariela was promoted from the position of senior associate, having joined the firm in 2007.

Mariela has extensive experience in handling arbitration and complex civil and commercial litigation, especially on breach of contract, tort, damages, real estate development, consumer law, class actions representing domestic and foreign companies and is the leader in collection proceedings.

She has been involved in important domestic arbitration cases, representing national and foreign companies, and has led the drafting of lawsuits and responses to lawsuits, appeals, requests, and oppositions to precautionary measures, as well as the identification and interview of witnesses and experts, including the preparation and participation in oral hearings and the drafting of other complex motions.

She is the leading attorney in judicial collection procedures in the firm, due to her high degree of specialization in this type of procedures. This has allowed her to collaborate and provide advisory to international recovery firms for debt recovery, creditors’ rights, and legal services related to Costa Rica. 

She is a member of the Costa Rican Bar Association since 2011.

She has an LLM in international and comparative law from Tulane University, and holds a law degree from Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho, and has a specialization in notary and registration law from the same law school, and studied a specialization in contracts and damages at the Universidad de Salamanca.