Abril Villegas

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Abril is a BLP Associate in the San José office. She specializes in the practice of Dispute Resolution.

Provides advice to national and international clients on negotiation and conciliation processes to settle disputes before going to the arbitration or judicial headquarters. Her experience is concentrated in the resolution of disputes in commercial, civil and criminal law regarding civil liability matters. She also has experience in advising on the drafting of contracts and liability risk analysis.

Abril joined the BLP team as a paralegal in 2017 and was named an Associate in 2020. She is currently a member of the LGBTI+ Commission. Prior to joining the firm, she was a Paralegal at Oller Abogados.

  • Dispute Resolution


  • Specialization in International Commercial Arbitration, American University, Washington College of Law, 2021.
  • Law Degree, Universidad La Salle, Costa Rica, 2020.
  • Contract Elaboration and Legal Writing Program, British Legal Centre, 2017.
  • Participant in the Eduardo Jiménez de Aréchaga Competition, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, 2017.
  • Program on Private International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law, The Netherlands, 2019.


  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Costa Rican Bar Association as the sub secretary.
  • Nominated as the Director of the Magazine of the Costa Rican Bar Association, named “El Foro”.
  • Latin American Association for Construction Law (ALDEC).