Adriana Castro

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Adriana is a BLP Partner in the San José office. She specializes in the practice areas of Business Law and Telecommunications, Media & Technology. In addition, she has experience in Dispute Resolution and family-owned business issues.

For over 17 years, she has advised national and transnational companies on setting up in Costa Rica as well as in day-to-day matters. Adriana also leads complex cross-border transactions across Latin America and the Caribbean. She is highly regarded by local and multinational clients and has become a trusted advisor in the largest transactions in the region. Her expertise also includes the design and execution of corporate structures, restructuring, shareholder conflicts, and organizational aspects of family businesses.

She is described as a lawyer focused on developing and understanding her client’s business, with a comprehensive vision, great attention to detail, and clarity to her answers and suggestions.

Adriana was a Private Law professor at the University of Costa Rica for three years. She is currently the Co-Vice Chair of the Young Lawyers’ Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) as well as the Young Lawyer initiatives officer at the Latin American Regional Forum of the IBA.

Locally, she is also a board member of Fundación Jóvenes por Costa Rica, an organization that seeks to promote better economic conditions for younger Costa Ricans by promoting projects that will have an impact in generating jobs, entrepreneurship qualities, and better education. Moreover, she is one of the founders and the executive director of the Catalina Vega Foundation, an organization that helps hospitals provide better facilities for hospitalized babies.

Adriana also participates as an active member of the board of directors of several family-owned businesses.

She joined the BLP team as a legal assistant in 2003 before becoming an associate in 2007. In 2017 she was named Partner of the firm. Previously, she was an assistant to the presidency of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica.

  • Business Law
  • Telecommunications, Media & Technology
  • Recognized in Corporate/M&A practice by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Who’s Who and IFLR

Education

  • Master in Business Law, summa cum laude, Northwestern University, 2011.
  • Law degree, summa cum laude, Universidad de Costa Rica, 2007.
  • Executive Program “Family Business Administration”, Central American Institute of Business Administration (INCAE), Costa Rica, 2006.
  • Certificate in Business Management, summa cum laude, IE, Madrid, 2011.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Bar Association of Costa Rica
  • Fundación Banco de Leche Humana Catalina Vega: Founder and board member
  • Asociación Jóvenes por Costa Rica: Founder and member of the board