“Be impeccable with your word. Don’t take anything personally. Don’t make assumptions. Always do your best.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

Andrés Montejo

Languages

Spanish and English

Andrés Montejo

Born in 1966. Admitted to the Costa Rican Bar Association, 1989. Notary Public, 1989.

EDUCATION
Universidad Estatal a Distancia (Master in Economic Law with Emphasis in International Trade, 2006); University of Costa Rica (Law Degree, Honor Graduation, 1989); UNED(Notary Public, 1989); Tulane University, New Orleans, USA (Legal Studies, 1987).


MEMBERSHIPS
Costa Rican Bar Association (1989); Property Law Chair, Law School, University of Costa Rica (1994 – present).


CAREER
Partner at Sfera Legal (2018-present); Member of the Evaluating Court for the position of 4th Civil Judge, Council of the Judiciary, Judicial Power, (2009-2018); President of the National Consumer Commission, MEIC (2000-2002); Member of the National Consumer Commission, MEIC (1999-2003); Executive President of the National Institute of Housing and Urban Planning (2001-2002); Property Law professor, Law School, University of Costa Rica (1994 – present); Commercial Law Professor, Master in Economic Law, Universidad Estatal a Distancia, Costa Rica (2006-2014) ; Advisor National Institute of Municipal Development IFAM (1999-2000); Honorary Professor. Central American University of Business Science, Managua, Nicaragua (2003). Founding Partner at Montejo Law (1989-2017).

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Rafael E. Cañas

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"El buen liderazgo es el que inspira a hacerse seguir, sin necesidad de hacerse sentir..." Rafael E. Cañas.

Robert C. van der Putten

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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new” -Socrates-.

Eric Scharf

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“The Devil is in the details” -Gustave Flaubert-

José A. Schroeder

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"Whatever you are, be a good one" -Abraham Lincoln-

José Pablo Arce

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"The future is unwritten” -Joe Strummer-.

Ismene Arroyo

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"Las Grandes Mentes discuten las ideas; las mentes promedio discuten los acontecimientos; las mentes pequeñas discuten con las personas." -Eleanor Roosevelt-

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Regulatory Compliance

Specialized counseling in compliance and corporate governance: compliance verification, due diligence processes, anticorruption evaluation, corporate compliance planning and supervision, corporate risk prevention. We have vast experience in risk management and provide a specialized advisory focused on legal and regulatory compliance for regulated sectors, according to each applicable legislation.
Ethical investigations and installation of a proper system for Claim’s Management.
Counseling on the application and interpretation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Law.
Audits in compliance of administrative policies and Human Resources.
Preparation of ethical codes periodical revisions and support in the correct application by employees.
International norm counseling related to the FCPA Law and money laundering: constant updates and proper application.

• Registry of natural persons and/or corporations in compliance with Law 8204 and its bylaws.
• Elaboration of guidelines for legal compliance and manuals on compliance procedures for anti-money laundering.
• Due diligence preparation and elaboration of reports in order to comply with the resolution regarding the Registry of Transparency and Final Beneficiaries, to be made before the Central Bank.
• Corporate amendments to comply with the Corporate Governance Voluntary Code and other mandatory corporate governance guidelines; according to each specific entity and its business activity.
• Drafting of corporate governance codes.
• Elaboration of family protocols and all related matters to Family Planning and Family Offices.

Immigration

Processing and renewal of temporary residences in all categories, including family reunification.
Processing and renewal of permanent residences.
Processing of citizenship application.
Processing and renewal of work permits in all categories.
Updating of immigration status.

• Company registrations before the Immigration Department.
• Processing of immigration status certifications.
• Cancellation of immigration status.
• General consulting in immigration and relocation matters.

Project finance

Shareholder/sponsor agreements.
Engineering, procurement and construction contracts.
Operation and maintenance contracts.
Take-off, long-term sales, supply, hedging and throughput agreements.
Non-recourse and limited recourse guarantee structures.

• Inter-creditor agreements and syndicated loan structures.
• Project asset and cashflow based loan and investment vehicles.
• Securitization, options, derivatives and insurance structures for risk mitigation.

Intellectual Property

TRADEMARKS, TRADE NAMES & APPELLATIONS OF ORIGIN:
• Counseling.
• Prosecution of new trademarks or renewal of existing trademarks.
• Licensing.
• Opposition actions.
• Searches and investigations.
• Cancellation and nullification actions.
PATENTS & INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS:
• Prosecution.
• PCT filings.
• Technology transfer agreements and licenses.
• Opposition and cancellation actions.
COPYRIGHTS AND NEIGHBORING RIGHTS
• Counseling.

• Licensing.
• Copyright Office proceedings.
LITIGATION:
• Civil and criminal actions.
• Anti‐ counterfeit actions.
• Customs measures and proceedings.
Investigations.
• Anti‐trust and Competition Board proceedings.
• Consumer board proceedings.
PRODUCT REGISTRATION:
• Health registrations (pharmaceuticals, food products, medical equipment, cosmetics,
etc.).
• Agrochemical and additives.
• Food for animals.