Andrea Sittenfeld

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Andrea is a BLP Senior Associate in San Jose, Costa Rica. With more than a decade of legal experience, she specializes in the practice areas of Public Law, Public Procurement & Regulation, and Privacy & Data Protection.

In the practice of Public Law, Public Procurement & Regulation, she has advised clients in government matters, public tenders, and public contracts and policies. She is especially involved in current issues that entail making important changes in the regulations governing certain sectors, such as the operation of Uber within the country.

Also, she is part of the “Cámara de Bancos de Costa Rica”, as a legal adviser of the Interinstitutional Commission in charge of the revision of all regulations related with money laundering, drug trafficking and other illegal activities, as well as its implementation in the financial institutions. She has also collaborated with the update of this regulations so that they are changed in accordance with the realty of those in charge of executing them. In Privacy & Data Protection, she has extensive experience in the development and review of company data protection policies in compliance with the relevant regulations and advises on the registration of databases with the Agency for the Protection of Inhabitants’ Data. Likewise, she has represented a variety of clients in complaint procedures before the data protection agencies of Costa Rica and sought remedies (amparos) before the Constitutional Chamber on the subject of informational self-determination.

She joined the BLP team as an associate in 2011 after being a legal assistant and associate at Lex Counsel for 7 years, and a legal assistant at Costa Rica’s Ministry of Environment and Energy.

  • Public Law, Public Procurement & Regulation 

  • Privacy & Data Protection

Education

  • Master of Laws with recognition in Business Administration, Northwestern University, United States, 2011.

  • Law degree, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica, 2007.

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Costa Rica Bar Association