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

Ismene Arroyo

Languages

Spanish, English and French.

Ismene Arroyo

Admitted to the Costa Rican Bar Association, 2003.

EDUCATION
Master in Commercial Law, Laureate International Universities/Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, (2013); Law Degree and Notary Public, University of San José, (2003).

MEMBERSHIPS
Member of the Board of Directors of CATURGUA, (2016-2017); Honorary member of the current Tamarindo Development Association; Honorary member of La Asada de La Garita, Tamarindo, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste; Costa Rican Bar Association (2003).

CAREER
Partner at Sfera Legal Tamarindo (2018-present); Founding Partner at Arroyo & Asociados, (2003-2017).

meet the rest of us

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-

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-

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.