BLP strengthens its Central American Energy and Infrastructure practice
BLP is pleased to announce that Pablo Umaña has joined its Energy & Infrastructure and Banking & Finance practice areas as Director to oversee Infrastructure and Energy projects in Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. He will be based in the San José office. Pablo comes to BLP from Allen & Overy LLP, where he spent the past years working in the Global Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure group based in Washington, D.C., focused on the LatAm practice.
“At BLP we are always looking to find new business opportunities for our clients, and recently we have seen a substantial growth in projects and investments coming to our region in the areas of Banking & Finance and Energy & Infrastructure,“ said BLP co-founder Luis Castro. “I am thrilled to welcome Pablo to the team. His expertise in managing complex transactions in Energy and Infrastructure that have resulted in billions of dollars in investments and financings for the Latin American region will offer a wealth of opportunities for our clients in Central America, as well as for our expanding representation in Mexico and Spain.”
Pablo brings more than 16 years of experience leading in cross-border transactions in Latin America and the Caribbean. His practice focuses on corporate, infrastructure, energy and multilateral-related financing in emerging markets, including infrastructure projects in energy (both conventional and renewable, in addition to energy efficiency), hospitality, transportation, agribusiness and manufacturing. In addition to his regional experience, Pablo has been involved in and advised on transactions in the United States, Asia, and Europe, and in almost every country in Latin America, including Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Suriname, Bahamas, Bolivia, and more.
Previously, Pablo was a Counsel in the Legal Infrastructure, Energy and Corporate division of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IDB Invest) based in Washington, D.C., and previously was a Senior Associate of a law firm in Costa Rica.
It is with immense pride that BLP welcomes Pablo to our growing team of unrivaled talent.
Recognized by the world's foremost legal directories for its regional leadership, BLP is the law firm for conducting business in Central America, with over 180 lawyers providing service in 27 practice areas at 11 offices strategically distributed in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and a representation office in Spain.