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BLP (Business Law Partners) was founded with the vision of become true business allies of their clients by combining High-quality legal services with sound business advice.



BLP es recognized as one of the most prominent law firms in Central and Latin America, as demonstrated by the loyalty of our clients and numerous distinctions from the most prestigious international legal directories.

Our group of companies


In an effort to provide comprehensive service and added value for our clients, BLP has developed subsidiaries that allow us to broaden our scope ensuring quality and excellence in Central America.

Juan Carlos Tristán

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Juan Carlos Tristán

Costa Rica

(506) 2205 3952



Juan Carlos is a Partner of BLP in the San José office. His practice areas include Business Law, Real Estate & Hospitality, and Compliance & Anti-corruption.

In Business Law, Juan Carlos advises local and transnational companies on day-to-day issues, as well as in mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring. In Real Estate & Hospitality, he has been involved in the development, structuring, financing, acquisition, and sale of the most important real estate projects in coastal and urban areas of Costa Rica.

His extensive experience in Compliance & Anti-corruption includes the drafting and implementation of ethics and anti-corruption programs in Central America and Mexico, according to international standards, domestic laws and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

He currently holds the position of president of the Anticorruption Commission ofthe Costa Rica Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he is member of the Ibero-American Group of Compliance Lawyers, founding member of the Costa Rica Chapter of the World Compliance Association, and is the country representative in the Anti-Corruption Commission of the International Bar Association (IBA). He has published articles on compliance and anticorruption issues, and has participated as a speaker in national and international forums.

In addition to being part of the BLP team for 15 years, Juan Carlos was Foreign Associate at Greenberg Traurig in Miami.




-Master (LLM) in American Law and International Business, Boston University Scholar, Boston University, 2012
-Specialization in Notary and Registry Law, Universidad Latina, Costa Rica, 2014
-Law degree (JD equivalent), Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica, 2010


- Spanish
- English


- International Chamber of Commerce (ICC): President of the Anticorruption Commission, Costa Rica Chapter
- Ibero-American Group of Compliance Lawyers: Member
- International Bar Association (IBA): Costa Rica Representative, Anticorruption Commission
World Compliance Association: Founding member – Costa Rica Chapter.














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