“The future is unwritten” -Joe Strummer-.

José Pablo Arce


English & Spanish.

José Pablo Arce

Born in 1983. Admitted to the Costa Rican Bar Association. Notary Public.

Universidad de Costa Rica (Juris Doctor, Honor Thesis).

Costa Rican Bar Association.

Partner at Sfera Legal (2016-present); Associate at Sfera Legal (2012-2016); Paralegal/Associate at Facio Abogados (2002-2012).

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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-.

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 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.