Luis Hernández

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Luis is a BLP Partner in the San José office. His practice areas are Private Equity & Venture Capital, Banking & Finance and Energy & Infrastructure.

In his more than 15 years of experience as a lawyer, he has advised on the granting of credit and financing by recognized banks, financial institutions and DFI´s in the region. He has advised creditors and other organizations in financing for renewable energy projects and real estate developments in Costa Rica.

He has been an active participant in seminars given by renowned financial institutions such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Latin American Federation of Banks, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Banks and Financial Institutions of Costa Rica. He has been a member of the Banking Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (currently its President), Costa Rica Chapter since 2012, and member of the Banking Law Committee of the Bar Association since 2014.

He joined the BLP team as an associate in 2008, after having been an associate at Gómez & Galindo for two years, serving during part of that period as Legal Advisor of the Costa Rican Banking Association. He also worked two terms as Head of Office of Deputy Aida Faingezicht Waisleder, was a director of the Center for Graduate Studies of the Latin University of Costa Rica, a parliamentary adviser to Deputy Luis Fishman Zonzinksi and assistant lawyer of the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP). Luis became a BLP Partner in 2016.

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Banking & Finance
  • Energy & Infrastructure

Education

  • Master in Business Administration with a major in Finance and in Marketing, The Technological Institute of Costa Rica (TEC), 2002.
  • Law degree with honors, University of Costa Rica, 1997.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) –Costa Rica Chapter: Member of the Banking Committee
  • Costa Rica Bar Association: Member of the Banking Law Committee