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

Eric Scharf

Partner

Languages

Spanish, English & Hebrew

Eric Scharf

Born 1970. Admitted to bar, 1994, Costa Rica. Public Notary, 1994.

Education
Columbia University School of Law, New York (LL.M., 1999). College of Insurance, New York. (Insurance Courses, 1999). Practicing Law Institute, New York. (Insurance Courses, 1999-2000). Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica. (Juris Doctor, Academic Honors, 1994). Honors: honor student, 1990, 1991, 1992 y 1993. Best average of the law school certificate, 1993. Honor graduation certificate.

Memberships
Costa Rican Bar Association, International Insurance Society, Costa Rican Association of International Law, Association for the Study of the Central America Free Trade Agreement with the USA., Costa Rican Association of Insurance Law. Member of Entrepreneurs Organization Costa Rica (Membership Chair 2012-2104, Chapter President 2014-2015, Area Director for Central America and the Caribbean 2015-2017) Regional Director for Latin America 2017-2019.

Experience
COALICION COSTARRICENSE DE INICIATIVAS DE DESARROLLO (CINDE), San José, Costa Rica. Comptroller of the Board of Directors, 2015-2019 and President of the Board of Directors (2019-present). PROMOTORA DE COMERCIO EXTERIOR (PROCOMER), San José, Costa Rica. Member of the Board of Directors, 2010-2014.Sfera Legal, San José, Costa Rica. Founding Partner, 2012-today. Registro Privado de la Propiedad, San José, Costa Rica. President de the Board of Directors, 2007-2008. Feinzaig, Scharf & van der Putten (FSV), San José, Costa Rica. Founding Partner, 2000-2012. Brown & Wood LLP, New York. Foreign Associate, 1999-2000. Bufete Facio & Cañas, San José, Costa Rica. Associate Attorney, 1994-2000. Legal Assistant, 1989-1994. Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica. Professor of Civil Law (1997-1998, 2001-2002); Professor of Roman Law, (1995-1997).

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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-.

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.

José Pablo Arce

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"The future is unwritten” -Joe Strummer-.

José A. Schroeder

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

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-

Abraham Stern

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"There are men who "battle" for a day and they are good. There are men who "battle" for a year and they are better. There are men who "battle" many years, and they are better still. But there are those who "battle" all their lives, these are the indispensable ones.” -Bertolt Brecht-

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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.