Eduardo Ramírez

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Eduardo is a Special Counsel affiliated with BLP’s San José office in Costa Rica. He specializes in the practice areas of Banking & Finance, Anti-money Laundering Compliance, and Public Law, Public Procurement & Regulation.

In his 30 years as a lawyer, he has gained invaluable experience serving public institutions such as the Land Registry, the General Comptroller of the Republic, and the Bank of Costa Rica.

At the beginning of his professional career, he worked in the Public Registry of Property (1983-1987), as a technician in records of public documents, interim registrar and member of the Office of Legal Qualification of the Public Registry. Later he worked as a lawyer for the Comptroller General of the Republic (1987-1991), where his main functions in the area of ​​administrative contracting were to study, resolve and draft resolutions on appeals, objections to the cartel, and requests for direct contracting.

From 1991 to 1998 he was responsible for the legal processes related to the Administrative Contracting of the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR), an institution he served for 27 years. From 1998 to 2018, he was the Corporate Legal Manager of the bank’s holding company, Financial Conglomerate BCR. In this position, he assumed additional work titles, namely, Head of the Legal Section, Legal Manager, and Legal Director. Also, during the last months of his tenure, he assumed the enormous challenge of being BCR’s General Manager (November 2017 – February 2018).

  • Banking & Finance
  • Antimoney Laundering Compliance
  • Public Law, Public Procurement & Regulation

Education

  • Executive Program “Banking Contracts”, IE Business School, Madrid, 2004
  • Administration for Lawyers, Yale University, 2008
  • Legal Issues of International Business, Georgetown UniversityINCAE Business School, United StatesCosta Rica, 2007
  • Law degree, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica, 1985

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Latin American Federation of Banks (FELABAN): Member and titular representative of Costa Rica on the Legal Committee
  • Costa Rica Bar Association: Member of the Banking Commission
  • Formerly represented BCR at the Chamber of Banks and Financial Institutions of Costa Rica
  • Formerly represented BCR at the Costa Rican Banking Association